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Sorry, I meant tha since I started playing My left hand has grown from playing and being forced to stretch to hit certain notes in my formative years ( which consequently were also the years of my early growth spurts), and I was interested in finding out if anyone had a similar experience.

I'm also interested because I am now learning how to play URB, and in dealing with the longer scale length I was interested in whether or not my hand would "stretch out" even more.

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I know. I was just joking about what ahm, er, "athletic" endeavors will do for someone who is focusing more on one side of the body than the other. Being right-handed alone usually means more musculature and extension on that side than the other.


Really, I don't know that my hand size has changed at all since taking up the bass, and I pivot more than stretch with my fretting/stopping

hand so...

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OK, I think I got it now.

Well, I'm pretty sure that my bass playing has given me that "musculature and extension", as I am right handed. I think this probably because I did stretch my left hand very much as a youngster when my bass was my height. It makes me wonder what will happen with the urb, since, depsite shifting and pivoting, I do feel as if I have to conciouslt stretch.

As to that first comment, I made the discovery about my hands when hanging out with three girls, and one made a comment about the ...um... possibilities available with the hand length.

Talk about your all time most awkward moments. Luckily, a student (we were at school) had literally just been pulled into a cop car for excessive violence) and that awkwardness faded away.

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My left(fretting)hand is about a 1/4 of an inch longer than my right. I'm not sure if this is because I took up electric bass in 7th grade, or because I'm cock-eyed.


What does it matter? My fretting hand could be half as big, IMHO, it's not what you CAN play, but what you DON'T play.

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Originally posted by greenboy:

Years of nose picking and flicking have made my right fingers slightly longer and thicker than those on the left. Matches my right arm, which is a longer - from bowling in my formative years.

Yeah...bowling...that's what made your right arm thick and strong while your left arm is skinny and thin. Bowling indeed. ;):P

Old bass players never die, they just buy lighter rigs.

- Tom Capasso, 11/9/2006


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