Tone is in the fingernails

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  1. gitfiddler99

    gitfiddler99 Member

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    I have done research.

    Its how the strings vibrate into the fingers and the nails on top that makes your sound. Finger meat is not enough. Bones don't do ****.

    If you use nail polish, it increases high end.

    I tried pulling my nails off and I lost a lot of harmonics. And I had to use a small spoon to pick my nose. Which sucked ass when I was driving.

    Its not the gear.

    Just a heads up.
     
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  2. Ferret

    Ferret Supporting Member

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    Eat your heart out, Wes Montgomery. There's no arguing with this guy. He's done his research.
     
  3. gitfiddler99

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    everyone knows about Wes' manicures.
     
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    Ferret Supporting Member

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    :rotflmao

    Strum with a manicured thumb
    Flail with a ten inch nail
     
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    OP is right.
    I had a neighbor for a few years who was a professional flamenco player, used to tour all over the world with the Mercedes Molina dance troupe. (Paul Evans AKA Pablo Navarro.)

    He spent a lot of time on his nails, carried a repair kit with some kind of epoxy for breakages. A hurried repair or mid-show nail tear would send him into panic and anger.

    I'll stick to the Dunlop grey picks, thanks.......
     
  6. Ferret

    Ferret Supporting Member

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    Well, it's true that those people who play with their fingernails need to keep them in shape for good tone. But that doesn't mean that people who use picks or thumb meat or slides can't get good tone. Different tone; but not necessarily bad tone.
     
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    i wish i could bring myself to grow a fingernail or two on my picking hand.unfortunately i think it looks awful.considering finger picks.
     
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    Tell Steve Howe that. :rotflmao
    For traditional classical techniques, I completely agree.
    But, "Mood For A Day" is played with fingertips, NOT nails.

    No nails for this one.
    YNailsMV.
     
  10. Ferg Deluxe

    Ferg Deluxe Gold Supporting Member

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    My tone is in my sphincter. That way I can carry it through airport security without having to remove it from my luggage.
     
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    sphinctone.

    Is that the Brown tone I heard about?
     
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    Sounds like you need the Friedman Brown Eye 100 amp.
     

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