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Ben Higgins
post Aug 31 2012, 10:38 AM
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I saw a fingernail painting conversation happening over in one of Azzaboi's threads between Slavenko and Grace so I thought that this post can't exactly be any weirder... tongue.gif

This might sound a bit strange but I cannot stand having rough fingernails.. or having a fingernail that has a jagged bit missing or sticking out. I used to bite my nails years ago until I managed to stop. Nowadays, I file them to keep them smooth because if I bite them then I can't stop..

How about you ?

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post Aug 31 2012, 10:54 AM
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I can't do a good string vibrato with rough or big fingernails happy.gif

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post Aug 31 2012, 11:24 AM
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Aug 31 2012, 10:54 AM) *
I can't do a good string vibrato with rough or big fingernails happy.gif


But do you bite or file them ???

Or a combination of both ? biggrin.gif


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post Aug 31 2012, 11:39 AM
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I bite them with this !!!

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post Aug 31 2012, 12:12 PM
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Aug 31 2012, 11:39 AM) *
I bite them with this !!!



That's a really macho looking nail clipper ! cool.gif


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post Aug 31 2012, 12:15 PM
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laugh.gif

I just cut them often wink.gif

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I dont think Ive ever used clippers or scissors to cut my fingernails..... Im a biter biggrin.gif


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post Aug 31 2012, 01:37 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Aug 31 2012, 12:36 PM) *
I dont think Ive ever used clippers or scissors to cut my fingernails..... Im a biter biggrin.gif


Quick ! Put a muzzle on him.. he's a biter !! biggrin.gif


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post Aug 31 2012, 02:14 PM
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One of these manly threads again...lots of testosterone in the air...

Well, I file my nails on a regular basis ( at least once a week). And I painted mine together with Grace last saturday while Todd's chat wasn't working.

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post Aug 31 2012, 03:46 PM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Aug 31 2012, 01:14 PM) *
Well, I file my nails on a regular basis ( at least once a week). And I painted mine together with Grace last saturday while Todd's chat wasn't working.

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post Aug 31 2012, 04:14 PM
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I cut them!! I have never bitten my nails and I can't play with long nails...


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post Aug 31 2012, 06:21 PM
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I used to bite them for a long time too. Nowadays i cut them often. Cant stand them being long or rough/jagged!
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post Aug 31 2012, 07:25 PM
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I used to be a biter rolleyes.gif , now I just keep them super short with clippers.
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post Aug 31 2012, 07:34 PM
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It seems the majority of us are clippers ! Never expected all us guys to be so well groomed in the nail department ! laugh.gif


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post Aug 31 2012, 08:05 PM
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I'm definately a biter. C'mon guys just think the shame if someone saw you filing your nails tongue.gif I keep the nails on my fretting hand as short as I can but leave the right hand just a little because if their too short it hurts the tips when fingerpicking with heavy gauge strings on acoustic.
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i actually have to cut my index right-finger nail in a specially way, otherwise it kind feel weird while i holding my pick...so i file it, the rest is with the good old scissor.

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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Aug 31 2012, 02:46 PM) *
Pics or it DIDN't HAPPENED!!!


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Definitely a biter. Hopefully one day I'll grow out of it but I still catch myself doing it subconsciously.


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post Sep 1 2012, 11:29 AM
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QUOTE (korblitz @ Aug 31 2012, 09:27 PM) *


I see what you did there !! wink.gif


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post Sep 1 2012, 12:55 PM
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That thread got started when video chat just died during my sat lesson. Grace said we got so crazy in spots, she just "did her nails" and Christian joined her smile.gif

In all honestly when I was taking classical guitar lessons my instructor taught me all about buffing/shaping your nails as they are used as picks in classical. So I still buff and shape now and then when I'm going to be playing classical.


QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 31 2012, 05:38 AM) *
I saw a fingernail painting conversation happening over in one of Azzaboi's threads between Slavenko and Grace so I thought that this post can't exactly be any weirder... tongue.gif

This might sound a bit strange but I cannot stand having rough fingernails.. or having a fingernail that has a jagged bit missing or sticking out. I used to bite my nails years ago until I managed to stop. Nowadays, I file them to keep them smooth because if I bite them then I can't stop..

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