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Lady McMoo SemiBS: Fingernails (35) RE: SemiBS: Fingernails 06 Feb 01

I've tried various things but for the last 10 years or so I've trimmed my fretting hand nails VERY short as even a slight growth bothers me as I arch my hand considerably. On the picking hand I let my thumb and fingernails grow JUST long enough to catch the strings, slightly longer on the left hand side of the fingers and thumb looking at the back of my hand and almost no nail at all on the right side. I found with the nails any longer than that I got regular breakages. Playing as I do now I haven't had a nail breakage in years. I don't use finger or thumbpicks anymore as I don't get the necessary sensitivity or feel.

This works fine for me but I'd suggest whatever feels the best and most natural for you is the best way to go.



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