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You know when you have been practicing too much 'when'
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Ferret
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You know you have been practicing too much when the thumb pad on our FM CF bow starts to come off and you've had to put a plaster on your thumb so that it doesn't hurt. rofl

BTW....... The FM CF bow is great. It's just that I have been using it a lot. Wear and tear dose happen. Both on bows and thumbs

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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August 10, 2013 - 7:39 am
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It really does happen. It happens a lot more with me than anyone else I know too. I used to spend quite a lot of money replacing my thumb leather on my fine bows at the luthiers before I had access to FM bows :-)
I would say I had the leather changed about every 6 months cause it was worn to the stick and rehaired at least every 3 months but sometimes after 6-8 weeks.

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I am not getting any wear or tear.....perhaps I am oblivious to it, maybe I heal like wolverine? (def not my feet lately though.) Maybe I dont practice enough, even though I think I do......So far I get a sore back and my brain goes numb when Ive been at it too much.

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August 10, 2013 - 6:40 pm
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My fingers are very acidy and I've just always had that problem. It's always been a problem for me to have aluminum D and A strings for example.

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Picklefish said
I am not getting any wear or tear.....perhaps I am oblivious to it, maybe I heal like wolverine? (def not my feet lately though.) Maybe I dont practice enough, even though I think I do......So far I get a sore back and my brain goes numb when Ive been at it too much.

Fair enough mate. I 'do'  over do it at times. Just can't help myselflumpy-2134

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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A very inexpensive way to save the leather grip on your bow is to pick up some shrink tube at the auto parts store, slip a piece over the grip then heat it with a lighter to shrink the tube. Its what I did with my pernambuco bow, make's for a nice grip.

 

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You know you have been practicing too much when.... you dont have time to put up posts about practicing too much

 

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Barry said
You know you have been practicing too much when.... you dont have time to put up posts about practicing too much

 

serenaderoflol

@Barry 

Couldn't practice for a while. Had a very sore thumb. Had to do something. Couldn't go fishing because of the rain. Darn

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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August 12, 2013 - 7:42 am
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Barry said
You know you have been practicing too much when.... you dont have time to put up posts about practicing too much

 

BINGO!!!!

Wait a minute, then we wouldn't have a forum..... Bad!!!!!!!!

 

You know you've been practicing too much when you must take a break and post on the Fiddlerman.com forum.

1st-place

 

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Barry said
You know you have been practicing too much when.... you dont have time to put up posts about practicing too much

 

serenaderoflol

exactly

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