attn drummers. re: blisters 18 replies, 1479 views

ericpinhat
4/2/2007 10:08:00 PM
i get them everytime i play, regardless of how long i play. weeks, months, i still get em.

any tips to stop this, its annoying. i tried taping where i get em but then i lose grips on my sticks.

ericpinhat
4/2/2007 10:13:00 PM
Originally posted by:DPancoast

fingerless gloves

i get them on my fingers. shoulda said that.
richsorr
4/2/2007 10:16:00 PM
i still get them every now and then, if i play hard. i practically took all the skin off my finger tonight. i used to put bandaids over them before I played
ericpinhat
4/2/2007 10:16:00 PM
off and on for 5 years. ill play for a while, then shit happens and i have no where to play. now were doing a band and we have a guaranteed practice space, so i need to stop these blisters. youd think theyd go away after playing for a while and turn into a calous(spelling) but they dont. they just get bigger.
ericpinhat
4/2/2007 10:17:00 PM
Originally posted by:richsorr

i still get them every now and then, if i play hard. i practically took all the skin off my finger tonight. i used to put bandaids over them before I played

i use my wrist tape from wrestling to cover the spots, but like i said, my shits get all slippery then. would gripped sticks be better ya think?
undecided youth
4/2/2007 10:19:00 PM
I get the same thing. I've been playing for 6 years and have been getting them for about three.
Strangly enough as it sounds, though, I bought pencil grips and made the hole a little bigger and put them on and it really helps a lot.
But it does alter the sound a little and takes a little while to get used to.
undecided youth
4/2/2007 10:20:00 PM
Originally posted by:ericpinhat

Originally posted by:richsorr

i still get them every now and then, if i play hard. i practically took all the skin off my finger tonight. i used to put bandaids over them before I played

i use my wrist tape from wrestling to cover the spots, but like i said, my shits get all slippery then. would gripped sticks be better ya think?


If you're gonna use tape, use black hockey tape.
Amanda OMGWTF
4/2/2007 10:21:00 PM
um. well i never got them from playing the drums, but i used to get tons of blisters on my fingers from gymnastics. i just put liquid bandaid on them.
richsorr
4/2/2007 10:24:00 PM
drum sticks would rub liqiud bandaid off. i never had a problem with shit being slippery when using band aids, just get the stretchy non plastic kind
undecided youth
4/2/2007 10:24:00 PM
Originally posted by:Amanda OMGWTF

um. well i never got them from playing the drums, but i used to get tons of blisters on my fingers from gymnastics. i just put liquid bandaid on them.

I've never used that.
There's blister bandaids now, though.
This is going to sound like the pussiest comment, but they work magic for heels.
Amanda OMGWTF
4/2/2007 10:30:00 PM
Originally posted by: richsorr

drum sticks would rub liqiud bandaid off. i never had a problem with shit being slippery when using band aids, just get the stretchy non plastic kind

not as much as you might think. every inch of your body sweats and is slippery when you're doing gymnastics and it usually held up pretty well. i also use it now as a hairstylist and it doesn't come off in water or from other chemicals that usually obliterate most things (um, like lye, haha).
CANNIBAL
4/2/2007 10:40:00 PM
I have neevr gotten blisters in the 7 yrs i have played on my fingers..
i also only let the stick hit my piinter finger and thumb and use the others to bouce it to play.. this doesn;t rub so it doesn;t peel
DennisQ
4/2/2007 10:44:00 PM
Ive played for 10 years, and i still get blisters. It all has to do with your sticks, holding technique, what kind of music you play. Theres many variables, and i still havent found a way to prevent them, even with callouses. I played with gloves for a while, but didnt like it.
jon.
4/2/2007 10:46:00 PM
the best way is stop being faggots and deal with it
DennisQ
4/2/2007 10:53:00 PM
Ive dealt with it for through 10 years of playing, im all good brotha. But i will not deny the "faggot" accusation.
ericpinhat
4/2/2007 11:00:00 PM
i can deal with it but just as much, its a pain in the ass. anyone thats experienced it would like to stop it id assume.
jon.
4/2/2007 11:04:00 PM
work = aids

aids = death

death = happiness

happiness = work

work = happiness

so it all works out in the end
jon.
4/2/2007 11:07:00 PM
i have to be happy with what i have with.
(brian)
4/2/2007 11:58:00 PM
i've been drumming for 12 years and never gotten a single blister. i've toured with a dci drum corps for 3 summers in a row, having 14 hour practice days in the heat all summer long, doing marching percussion (a MUCH more strenuous playing style than drumset) and never had a blister.

the only thing that's ever given me a blister is playing 4-mallet steven's grip on marimba. i've played that til i've bled. not fun.

it's most likely due to unnecessary tension in your fulcrum.