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Wearing Finger Picks



Wearing Finger Picks

How do you wear finger picks when playing acoustic guitar? I did not realize most people wear them upside down. That is they are upside down to the way I wear them. The pad of my finger tips are in contact with the string. I treat the finger pick a prosthetic finger nail, where the pick covers my fingernail. The look and feel exactly like false fingernails. I bend, shape, and mark them for each finger. This allows me complete control to rest stroke, free stroke, pluck and strum. How do you use your finger picks? Am I the only one who wears them like this?


Posted 4 months ago by Jim Lair - 21 replies

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Hello,

Jimmy, you should still check out Gel nails - especially if you do not require a lengthy nail plate. Some of my students only require 1mm above the tip - and the Gel just gives it that extra bit of durability. I would still suggest trying it for a month.


Reply posted 5 days ago by Dell Krauchi


Hello,

Jimmy, you should still check out Gel nails - especially if you do not require a lengthy nail plate. Some of my students only require 1mm above the tip - and the Gel just gives it that extra bit of durability. I would still suggest trying it for a month.


Reply posted 5 days ago by Dell Krauchi


Say hey Dell,
Great information for all of us! Oh, I thought about the Gel. The same friend that told me about layering silk, told me about gel (not Marc). This sounds great. I would do this, but I have a track record of busting off anything attached, and what it is attached to because I work with machines & tools. The constant breakage would be too costly for me. I know it would work for many other guitarists how who are much more carful than I. Yea; I would do it too, but…
Good stuff man!
Jimmy


Reply posted 5 days ago by Jim Lair


Thanks Marc,
Yup, our never ending experiment. I like the silk layering idea too. Another friend told me about it, but I haven’t done it yet. I didn’t know about rolling papers. Wow, adding baking soda? Who would have thunk?
Jimmy


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