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Thread #32647   Message #430492
Posted By: Frug
01-Apr-01 - 09:12 AM
Thread Name: Fingernails vs. Fingerpicks
Subject: Fingernails vs. Fingerpicks
Anybody got any ideas on preserving fingernails? A year or so ago I Restarted my guitar playing after a long lay off. In the past I'd flirted with finger picks but 'cause I have chubby fingers always found them too small and also didn't feel quite in control. I've tried to concentrate on developing strong nails but occasionally I find that my nails just become too brittle and split or crack with obvious implications for my playing. Question, has anyone got any advice on care, nurturing, protection of nails or failing that maybe finger pick technology has changed enough to accomodate the chubby fingered picker???

Thoughts please :)