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.