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Finger got cut by E string while playing

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 10:45 pm
by Looosh
Hey there folks,
Here is what hapened.

The weaether was very hot in Paris a few days ago (and now it's raining... :( ). I was training on the Paganini's part of Eugene's trick bag.
While trying to increase speed on this slidy part, my hands were kind o' sweaty (the heavy weather did not help) and I ended cutting my forefinger on the E string !
The wound is small but very stingy and it's been two days i've been looking at my Jem 7vwh without being able to train because my hand is unconfortable.

Such a shame, i was at the same time working on a Juice cover i hope to post very soon.

Has it ever happened to you to cut a finger on a string ?
12 years of playing and it's my first time.

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:53 pm
by burnt out
wow that's weird

no it's never happened to me

must just be one of those freakish things

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:02 am
by u2
Yeah did 2 months ago. I was doing the thing steve vai does u know in I Would Love To. The nice sliding part...did that and it skid through the skin. Ugh i know how u feel and sometimes , a plaster doesn't help much. :?

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:04 am
by Mitch1616
i never realy cut them...i started playing in grade a little over a year ago...and i played until i got blisters....the next day i tried to play again and they started bleeding...hahaha it sucked

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:14 am
by Ryan Layton
i used to cut my fingers quite often until i got caluses. now they are very very thick.

but dude, let me tell ya, i used to change strings and when i'd look closely at my b and e strings, they would be a redish color from my blood.

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 9:59 am
by EVO 555
it happened to me only the string got me up inside the nail and i had to carry on the song i was playing because i was in the middle of a gig i was so embarassed

ouch :oops:

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 11:11 am
by Ryan Layton
lol that reminds me of something that happened to me when i tried to play with my teeth.

i was just starting out and thought i could successfully pluck the strings with my teeth. i was doing pretty well until the high e string got stuck under my braces and then broke!

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 12:02 pm
by j.arledge
thats wierd i have never cut myself on any strings sliding bending screw ups notting. i didn't know people could be cut by strings. I have been playing for 3 years and play about 2 hours a day on average.

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 2:03 pm
by jemgirl
that`s a strange story , if you break a e-string hmmm that can happen , but cut youre finger by a string,hmm sounds weird, shit happens. :wink:


Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 3:18 pm
by Jemfever
Shit like that really happens!
Last tuesday we had a rehearsal and it was really HOT!!!!I'm starting my solo whit a nice bend and my pick slips away,due to the heat and my sweatty fingers.So I'm trying to pluck the next note really hard with my finger!What happens: i hit the string,the string slips under my nail and cuts the side of my finger!It did hurt,but the most annoying thing was that the note sounded treally shitty!!!It was really embarrassing!But thats life! :D

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:41 pm
by j.arledge
now i have had strings go under my finger nails, but they never cut me or anything, it just feels really weird and sounds like crap.

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:11 pm
by summer_sky
dumb question - are guitar strings metal or nylon?

i tried to play guitar many years ago, and i remember the strings bite into my fingertips and hurt. i can well imagine cutting my fingers on guitar strings. i'm sure, though, that developing callouses over time helps with this problem.

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 6:18 pm
by j.arledge
some acoustic guitars have nylon strings but all electrics have metal.

what gauage strings where the rest of you using when you go cut.

i have always used 10 s either standard or thin thick.

Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 3:14 am
by Mitch1616
i recently bought d'Addario 13s to try out on my shity guitar since i have never played an electric with strings any bigger then 10s

Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 4:03 am
by jemgirl
ernie ball 011 will do fine, they won`t cut my fingers. 8)