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Anyone else interested in an Acoustic Recordings group?
Started by Peter Snow
3 replies, latest 2 weeks ago
Started by J Hughes
Wearing Finger Picks
Hi Jim, Some friends of mine turned me on to getting my playing nails done professionally. Yeah, I know...but anyway, the stuff that they use on them makes for an excellent natural feeling pick and fingernail. I go with my wife and let the person know that I'm an avid guitar player. They understand and do my picking hand just the way I want and need them. This eliminates the need for odd feeling finger picks; and best of all, they go with me everywhere always ready for a jam. Heck, even Happy Traum says he has switch to this method. It feels natural and it really works! It's relatively cheap and you only need to do it once a month. Give it a try - I'm sold on them. And yes, I play steel string acoustic (a lot).
Reply posted 2 months ago by Joseph Jacobs
Say Hey Joseph,
Reply posted 2 months ago by Jim Lair
I have been struggling for the last two years to get good "nails". I did buy a lot of plastic and steel fingerpicks which I also tried to wear both sides on my fingers... But adjusting them is such a was te of time ! Well you kind of convince me to try false nails.
Reply posted 2 months ago by Marc Mony
Hi Jim, Interesting question. I too have tried just using my nails, bought and gave away all kinds of finger picks. I work as a tool maker so it's hard to keep fingernails intact. I am now using ProPik Finger-Tone picks. I wear them the "usual" way. They are steel finger picks that are open and let some of the fingertip poke through. You need to use a needle nose pliers to shape them but once you get them right, they're very comfortable. I get much better volume than with my fingernails. And by the way, I have also broken my pickin' nails pulling up my zipper.
Reply posted 2 months ago by Craig Brown
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