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Musicians - trimming nails tips

Andy7 11 Nov 18 - 04:39 AM
Nick 11 Nov 18 - 04:42 AM
Will Fly 11 Nov 18 - 08:33 AM
GUEST,Jon 11 Nov 18 - 09:04 AM
Michael 11 Nov 18 - 12:13 PM
keberoxu 11 Nov 18 - 02:15 PM
punkfolkrocker 11 Nov 18 - 02:54 PM
GUEST 11 Nov 18 - 05:44 PM
Nick 11 Nov 18 - 06:02 PM
leeneia 12 Nov 18 - 01:28 AM
Mooh 12 Nov 18 - 03:14 AM
Jack Campin 12 Nov 18 - 05:26 AM
punkfolkrocker 12 Nov 18 - 09:07 AM
JHW 13 Nov 18 - 05:09 PM
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Subject: trimming nails
From: Andy7
Date: 11 Nov 18 - 04:39 AM

Here's a little tip for musicians (and others):

If you're right-handed, buy a pair of left-handed nail scissors to trim the nails of your right hand - and vice versa for left-handed players.


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Subject: RE: trimming nails
From: Nick
Date: 11 Nov 18 - 04:42 AM

Nail clippers. Have no upper or lower blade like scissors so are omnihanded.


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Subject: RE: trimming nails
From: Will Fly
Date: 11 Nov 18 - 08:33 AM

I only clip my left (fretting) hand nails (with nail scissors) -right hand ones get filed.


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Subject: RE: trimming nails
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 11 Nov 18 - 09:04 AM

My nails seem to take a bit of getting through and I use wire cutters like these. I may also use a nail file on my right hand.


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Subject: RE: Musicians - trimming nails tips
From: Michael
Date: 11 Nov 18 - 12:13 PM

Omnihanded: Now there's a word you don't often get the chance to use. Well done Nick.

Mike


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Subject: RE: Musicians - trimming nails tips
From: keberoxu
Date: 11 Nov 18 - 02:15 PM

Me, I've been playing the piano from before puberty,
and eventually I gave up on scissor-trimming.
I just used the nail clippers.

Part of this is a response to the response of
Airport Security since the 9/11 terrorist attack.
I can't carry manicure scissors on board a plane,
because they might be used to injure somebody else;
nail clippers are viewed as less dangerous.
No, I am not making this up.
TSA confiscated my last pair of manicure scissors at the security checkpoint in the airport.


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Subject: RE: Musicians - trimming nails tips
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 11 Nov 18 - 02:54 PM

After more than 45 years of blood & gore trial and error with all sorts of nail tools...

I've discovered that after a quick trim with my 4 decades old straight blade nail scissors,
the wife's expensive glass nail file is the most effective way of controlling nail regrowth..

She aint getting that back...


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Subject: RE: Musicians - trimming nails tips
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Nov 18 - 05:44 PM

I play wirestrung harp so nails are an issue. I use emory boards...no sharp edges.


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Subject: RE: Musicians - trimming nails tips
From: Nick
Date: 11 Nov 18 - 06:02 PM

Michael. I think I might have invented it but it communicates it’s intended meaning


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Subject: RE: Musicians - trimming nails tips
From: leeneia
Date: 12 Nov 18 - 01:28 AM

I use the same pair of nail scissors for both hands. I didn't know that there are right and left-handed nail scissors.

After I cut them, I file the edges with a diamond-dust nail file. It makes the edges very smooth.


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Subject: RE: Musicians - trimming nails tips
From: Mooh
Date: 12 Nov 18 - 03:14 AM

For my guitar nails, those being the first three fingernails on my right hand, large-ish clippers and emery boards, and sometimes a little buffing on carpet or jeans. Clear polish or nail hardener on occasion. Since my thumb nail just doesn't grow long enough without getting in the way when doing other work, I use a Blue Chip thumbpick. All the other nails just get cut short with the clippers. Even so, my guitar nails are still on the short side. Long nails make both my guitar life and my other life awkward.


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Subject: RE: Musicians - trimming nails tips
From: Jack Campin
Date: 12 Nov 18 - 05:26 AM

I play recorders and fretless string things that use plectrums.

For the recorder the only one that matters is the left thumbnail. Left fingernails can't be too long if I'm to stop strings accurately.

Mostly I use an ultra-cheap Chinese set of folding nail scissors that stays on my key ring.

Last time I saw a bloke carefully filing his nails, he was about to go out on the gay club scene and didn't want to snag anything painfully when fisting. So now you know what fingerstyle guitar is an excuse for.


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Subject: RE: Musicians - trimming nails tips
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 12 Nov 18 - 09:07 AM

Jack - so that's why there's a mini keychain Victorinox swiss army knife
featuring nail file, scissors, tweezers, and toothpick...???

So what kind of army do the Swiss have then...!!!?????


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Subject: RE: Musicians - trimming nails tips
From: JHW
Date: 13 Nov 18 - 05:09 PM

Good tip but I did know you could get LH scissors, my mother was LH so had kitchen and sewing ones etc.
But I use clippers and clip all nails as short as poss except my right thumb where I leave a slight protrusion to pick with.


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