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The Sunday Thread (In Exile)

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Get shot #2 tomorrow. Waiting two weeks and then heading to the Keys for a fishing tournament. Did some salmon fishing yesterday. Still early but managed to boat a nice coho and a 5 pound brown trout yesterday. Excited to get back to something that looks like normal. Been actually picking up the guitar and working on technique and precision too. The one one good thing about this pandemic is I was able to get out of the grind of doing gigs and taking the chance to work on some playing. I'm actually looking forward to playing to a live audience again.
 

gibsonjunkie

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yesterday was a true :dumbass day. I needed to add a trim board to my new front porch to fill a gap, so I pulled out my table saw and got to work. Part one went well.

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Cut the wood and started to cut some shims for the pillars. That's when things went horribly wrong. Gut off part of my finger, got my first ride in a brand-new ambulance and spent all afternoon in the emergency room..

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I already have a friend calling me "Stumpy".
 

frazman

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yesterday was a true :dumbass day. I needed to add a trim board to my new front porch to fill a gap, so I pulled out my table saw and got to work. Part one went well.

173087670_10225796395797132_8881706819830972707_n.jpg


Cut the wood and started to cut some shims for the pillars. That's when things went horribly wrong. Gut off part of my finger, got my first ride in a brand-new ambulance and spent all afternoon in the emergency room..

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I already have a friend calling me "Stumpy".
Ouch!!!

I know the feeling. Were they able to reattach everything? Any nerve damage?
 

gibsonjunkie

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Ouch!!!

I know the feeling. Were they able to reattach everything? Any nerve damage?
No, the end looked too much like hamburger. My wife did pack the tip in a bag of ice (which the doc said is the worst thing to do, but they couldn’t save it.
 

ch willie

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The forecast was for rain today, so of course it's bright sunny and 75° (F). Went to church and then got home and spent some time weeding the back yard. Yup, the weeds have been enjoying the rain. I've been spending my guitar time learning some Eric Clapton-style acoustic riffs.
I'm so glad you're here.
 

ch willie

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Yesterday, I went with me darlin' to the Picasso exhibit in Nashville, Frist Museum. While most of it was his lesser known works, it was still phenomenal. It was nice to be with someone who enjoyed it as much as I did. It was also nice to be back in my hometown. I hate the way Nashville has changed but it's still where I come from, and I wish I could go back home.

I've got to do some fret polishing on my Blekky
 

Sérgio

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yesterday was a true :dumbass day. I needed to add a trim board to my new front porch to fill a gap, so I pulled out my table saw and got to work. Part one went well.

173087670_10225796395797132_8881706819830972707_n.jpg


Cut the wood and started to cut some shims for the pillars. That's when things went horribly wrong. Gut off part of my finger, got my first ride in a brand-new ambulance and spent all afternoon in the emergency room..

172276926_10225795476494150_150184153867848468_n.jpg


172627581_10225795543495825_8289921754081998743_n.jpg


I already have a friend calling me "Stumpy".


God damn, my friend! Talk about bad luck! Best recovery wishes to you. At least it wasn't your fretting hand.
 

CoyotesGator

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yesterday was a true :dumbass day. I needed to add a trim board to my new front porch to fill a gap, so I pulled out my table saw and got to work. Part one went well.

173087670_10225796395797132_8881706819830972707_n.jpg


Cut the wood and started to cut some shims for the pillars. That's when things went horribly wrong. Gut off part of my finger, got my first ride in a brand-new ambulance and spent all afternoon in the emergency room..

172276926_10225795476494150_150184153867848468_n.jpg


172627581_10225795543495825_8289921754081998743_n.jpg


I already have a friend calling me "Stumpy".
Holy shit man! That is your picking hand, right?
 

corpse

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Very sorry to hear this- one of my biggest fears with power tools- after an accident like that you don't have a full set any more.
 

OldStrummer

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Very sorry to hear this- one of my biggest fears with power tools- after an accident like that you don't have a full set any more.

On the other hand (no pun intended), it could be the path to fame and fortune. Django Reinhardt lost the use of two fingers of his fretting hand in a fire but continued to dazzle the world with his playing and originality. Les Paul (where have we heard that name before?) shattered his right elbow in a car accident that doctors couldn't repair, so he had them fuse it into position so he could continue to attack the strings. Jerry Garcia's brother chopped off the middle finger of Jerry's right hand when they were kids, and it didn't stop Garcia from becoming world famous.

While I feel sad for GJ's injury, I have a strong faith in him that he will rebound and be back playing in no time!
 

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No, the end looked too much like hamburger. My wife did pack the tip in a bag of ice (which the doc said is the worst thing to do, but they couldn’t save it.

Jeebus. I hope you heal quickly and that you can recover some ability in that finger. My left index finger is still somewhat unusable after an unfortunately kitchen accident years ago. More about loss of sensation than movement. but I find I don't type with that finger anymore. Or pick up small things like eggs, nuts and bolts, etc.
 

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Jeebus. I hope you heal quickly and that you can recover some ability in that finger. My left index finger is still somewhat unusable after an unfortunately kitchen accident years ago. More about loss of sensation than movement. but I find I don't type with that finger anymore. Or pick up small things like eggs, nuts and bolts, etc.

How did you get along with that condition fretboardwise?
 

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How did you get along with that condition fretboardwise?
I can't speak for anyone else, but I've developed sufficient calluses on my fretting fingers that I rarely feel anything when I play.

In my younger, wilder days, I could extinguish a cigarette on my fingers. I don't smoke any more.
:p
 

frazman

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How did you get along with that condition fretboardwise?

It was pretty dicey for a long time. I couldn’t play guitar or bass for almost a year so I bought a pedal steel, a console steel and a resonator and taught myself how to play those. Roundwound strings on my bass were too zingy for me so I put on half rounds. Made a big difference. I still don’t use my index finger a whole lot though.

For guitar, I honestly permanently lost a lot of dexterity. And for a long time the interaction with my scrambled nerves was just too much (and, no, having callouses didn’t help a bit). There’s some chord shapes I can’t make easily (C, Am, Dm7 in open positions). I wasn’t much of a shredder before, but my soloing abilities have diminished greatly. I’ve adapted to my circumstances.

I still have unresolved nerve issues (like no feeling in certain parts of the finger and hypersensitive in others) and I can only bend it in about 80% of normal.
 

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It was pretty dicey for a long time. I couldn’t play guitar or bass for almost a year so I bought a pedal steel, a console steel and a resonator and taught myself how to play those. Roundwound strings on my bass were too zingy for me so I put on half rounds. Made a big difference. I still don’t use my index finger a whole lot though.

For guitar, I honestly permanently lost a lot of dexterity. And for a long time the interaction with my scrambled nerves was just too much (and, no, having callouses didn’t help a bit). There’s some chord shapes I can’t make easily (C, Am, Dm7 in open positions). I wasn’t much of a shredder before, but my soloing abilities have diminished greatly. I’ve adapted to my circumstances.

I still have unresolved nerve issues (like no feeling in certain parts of the finger and hypersensitive in others) and I can only bend it in about 80% of normal.

I read somewhere teatrais happened to Jack White too
 

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My fretting hand:
--in the mid 1960s, when car doors weighed more than a house, my brother shut my hand up, the door locked. My screams scared him, so he ran into the house and told no one. I screamed for 10 minutes until someone heard---now I lack stretch, and it takes effort to flatten my ring finger. Speed is also an issue.
--carpal tunnel: the operation did nothing good.
--arithritis: lovely congrats present for becoming middle-aged and now an even greater gift as I close in on 60yrs old.

My other hand was damaged when a 16 oz Pepsi bottle exploded when I tried to open it. It cut to the bone in my palm. Lots of fun at a family reunion that none of us will forget.

I'm lucky to play, and I hope that luck spreads to everyone having difficulties with their paws.
 
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On the other hand (no pun intended), it could be the path to fame and fortune. Django Reinhardt lost the use of two fingers of his fretting hand in a fire but continued to dazzle the world with his playing and originality. Les Paul (where have we heard that name before?) shattered his right elbow in a car accident that doctors couldn't repair, so he had them fuse it into position so he could continue to attack the strings. Jerry Garcia's brother chopped off the middle finger of Jerry's right hand when they were kids, and it didn't stop Garcia from becoming world famous.

While I feel sad for GJ's injury, I have a strong faith in him that he will rebound and be back playing in no time!

And don't forget about this gentleman with what happed to the two middle fingers on his right fretting hand during a machine shop accident.:cry:

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