The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163977   Message #3918558
Posted By: GUEST,Jerry
19-Apr-18 - 05:31 PM
Thread Name: Guitar nails
Subject: RE: Guitar nails
When I started out there were no acrylics, no falsies and no nail bars, apart from in the hardware stores, and if you had weak nails you had to eat lots of raw jelly cubes. The gelatine helped strengthen your nails, and the calcium from milk stopped them getting bruised. However, you could always be sure that you wold break a nail on a car boot or door, just before any important gig, so you just had to get to grips, literally, with thumb and finger picks. If you try using them everyday for about a week, you’ll find that you get used to them sufficiently to resort to them in an emergency. They certainly help with fast playing or needing to compete volume-wise if unamplified, and they are essential for bluegrass banjo playing, and some even use them for frailing when their nails are shot.