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Yeah I should do a family shot too.

30, 50, 500, 503, an old C130 classical
You start the thread "The Group Shot - Yamaha"?

I have never had the pleasure of holding a 500 and 503 - all keen.
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jvpp wrote:
I have arthritis already (I'm only 25)
Bugger, sorry to hear that. I don't know what Mr Rock & Roller suffers from but I guess it is arthritis as well. Mind you, he's in his 60ties now.

Looks like you have the right attitude - keep positive, keep on playing.
My uncle played blues piano into his sixties, now his hands are shot, so he's still gigging, but on the harmonica. Still plays a little piano, but he can't make a lot of chords. He's still damn good considering. I'm sure the same thing will happen to me, but I intend to keep at it as long as I can.

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This is troubling me at present...finger style is a tad difficult, kinda catches on the string.

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Cheers for that ;)

Yep, that's a trouble finger alright.

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This is troubling me at present...finger style is a tad difficult, kinda catches on the string.
That's the salute finger, right?

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*UNIQUE* wrote:This is troubling me at present...finger style is a tad difficult, kinda catches on the string.

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Bump for the meat...no sympathy from you quims :x:D

Changed the dressing..not fun. Stuff had stuck to meat. Bugger. I know this pales compared to that member who showed his crushed hand....who was that.

Ouch.
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Fuck dude, that looks gross. :thumbdown:
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I get split and dry and crusty skin on my fingers, when it bothers me I get some "sensitive skin" soap substitute, I forget the brand, but it clears up after a couple of weeks of that. The main thing is to avoid soap. Worst thing I've done to my hands is put a dumbell down on my left hand third finger at the gym. Hurt like bejeebuz and took a lot of HTFU to be able to play bends for the next couple of months. Made for some good Gary Moore faces though :lol:
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*UNIQUE* wrote:
*UNIQUE* wrote:This is troubling me at present...finger style is a tad difficult, kinda catches on the string.

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Bump for the meat...no sympathy from you quims :x:D

Changed the dressing..not fun. Stuff had stuck to meat. Bugger. I know this pales compared to that member who showed his crushed hand....who was that.

Ouch.
Htfu just squirt some superglue on it and you'll be as right as rain... :yawn:
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bbrunskill wrote:
My uncle played blues piano into his sixties, now his hands are shot, so he's still gigging, but on the harmonica. Still plays a little piano, but he can't make a lot of chords. He's still damn good considering. I'm sure the same thing will happen to me, but I intend to keep at it as long as I can.
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BG wrote: Htfu just squirt some superglue on it and you'll be as right as rain... :yawn:
That's better....I shoved some lemon and salt in it last night to be sure it wasn't just a surface scratch. It isn;t
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if you're going to use a heady cocktail, you might as well get some malt vinegar in there too.
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Thanks for the tip...meths is has proven to be a winner.
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Ouch. That's not funny. Did something similar to my thumb but stuck the severed meat back on. It reattached.

Grant, you need to put a little tube over your finger to keep the dressing off the wound. It needs to be protected but untouched. And it will take a while too. :(
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Yeah, you're right on all counts. Years ago I took the end of my thumb off....but the meat back and it reattached....no I just have a little scar. This was different...the meaty piece was a mess though. And plus, we sorta panicked and left it too long....bugger, it would have been the right thing to do.
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