tedibear I was also at a jam thingy... made me realize I've been rather slack over the last month or two.. my fingers hurt again..
Rubbing alcohol can help callus up fingertips a bit - though, I found, they'll dry out and peel, but helps get over the bump.
I also havn't been playing much this year (that was the first time I've spent more than 2mins on elec guitar). Though my fretting hand is usually fine (I've got a few decades of playing, so the fingertips are desensitized), it's when I go fingerstyle on the bass, which I'm still fairly new at, that I get blistered up quick on the plucking fingers. And I do mean blistered - to the point where I have to stop.
tedibear It seems not everybody loves April Fools.. some people really griping on another forum... I'm guessing they fell victim to it....
I was forewarned - brother-in-law and my mate have Apr 1st b-days - funny and useful!
I think it's a bit of good fun, though tech central had a nasty one with a load-shedding article that was borderline malicious.