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GUEST,Gern Bass Techniques (13) RE: Bass Techniques 08 Jul 02

I had to switch to bass to get a band job on short notice, and had a lot of physical trouble with it at first. Strength was lacking, as was reach, and I stressed my hands until I pinched a nerve in the knuckles. Don't go there. I found it useful to exercise with grippers and to strech my fingers out like a runner does before a race. I simply pried a beer bottle between my knuckles (since one was in my hand most of the time anyway), slowly stretching the fingers apart. My reach and strength improved quickly. It's a demanding instrument. Take this advice with lots of caution, if at all.

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