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They Finally Nailed Me This Time!

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GUEST,KingBrilliant 03 Nov 02 - 01:57 PM
Little Hawk 03 Nov 02 - 02:39 PM
Big Mick 03 Nov 02 - 03:32 PM
Little Hawk 03 Nov 02 - 03:35 PM
Jeri 03 Nov 02 - 03:56 PM
Rick Fielding 03 Nov 02 - 04:11 PM
JedMarum 10 Feb 03 - 09:35 AM
Charley Noble 10 Feb 03 - 03:27 PM
Joe Offer 10 Feb 03 - 03:30 PM
Jeri 10 Feb 03 - 05:42 PM
Rick Fielding 10 Feb 03 - 09:19 PM
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Subject: RE: They Finally Nailed Me This Time!
From: GUEST,KingBrilliant
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 01:57 PM

Just curious - don't they make your fingers hot? I can't even wear nail varnish, because it makes my fingers feel hot and claustrophobic and that puts me in a really vicious mood, and then I start being more than usually nasty all round.
Sounds a dangerous practice to me.... urgh.

Kris


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Subject: RE: They Finally Nailed Me This Time!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 02:39 PM

They don't make my fingers hot, but then not much does...

- LH


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Subject: RE: They Finally Nailed Me This Time!
From: Big Mick
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 03:32 PM

Yep, Rick, that clicking is a drawback. I have been trying to modify how I hold my hand. I have been trying to fold my second and third fingers in more of a fist than before. Between changing chord shapes and trying to adjust to avoid the clicking, I am really screwing up what was not a great style to begin with.............hahahahaha. But I figure that once this all takes, it will be a leap. Let me know if you come up with a solution on the clicks.

Mick


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Subject: RE: They Finally Nailed Me This Time!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 03:35 PM

I noticed those clicks, and I wondered if they were worrying Rick. I don't think I have a problem with that, but I don't flatpick normally speaking.

- LH


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Subject: RE: They Finally Nailed Me This Time!
From: Jeri
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 03:56 PM

KingBrill, if the varnish makes your fingers hot, fake nails probably will be even hotter. We don't want you to have claws AND be angry!

Rick & Mick, I suppose I have the benefit of having gotten down with the flat pick after I had the nails. I haven't clicked yet and I just tried to see just how the clicking happens. I remember some teacher I had told me to curl up my fingers when I was fingerpicking and not let 'em flap around in the breeze. I did that when I started playing with the flat pick - you can always uncurl one when you want to nail (sorry) a string with it.

Rick, you probably feel a bit like me trying to learn how to play with fingerpicks, except you already know how to play. The part of your picker that hits the strings is in a slightly different place and is at a different angle. The strings don't slide off as easily as they do with the picks. Hope it works out.


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Subject: RE: They Finally Nailed Me This Time!
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 04:11 PM

Been spendin' today alternately

Practicing

Checking in on Mudcat

Practicing

Looking up Brit program "fakin' it" on Net

Checking in on Mudcat

Practicing (banjo this time)

Listening to new Jed Maroom album while checking in on Mudcat

I'm so fucking dull!


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Subject: RE: They Finally Nailed Me This Time!
From: JedMarum
Date: 10 Feb 03 - 09:35 AM

I think those clicks are an desireable advantage not an unfortunate consequence of using acrylic nails! And Rick, if yer still listening to that album - you won't hear that click any clearer then at the start of LOST LITTLE CHILDREN - when I first heard it, I thought, "hey, I don;t remember a percussion track!"

Are still using 'em Rick, Mick? I still swear by 'em. I have gone as long as 5 weeks between 'repairs' - but I usually go every 2/3 weeks.

The only disadvantage I've seen is that when they begin to grow out, yuo can get a ridge at the point where the acrylic meets the nail, way down low on the nail - and since I often use the surface of the nail to brush, I can catch the string at that ridge. If this happens I can simply file down the ridge. It doesn't happen much.

It's funny, since I've been doing the acrylics on 3 nails (I considered NOT doing my thumb and only doing two because I almost never broke my thumb nail) I have started using my little finger quite a bit for accent on the high string. So now I use four nails to pick - but don't bother with acrylic on the fourth, since I can easily adjust if it breaks.

Anyway - today it's time to go get 'em filled so I wondered what ever happened to this thread.


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Subject: RE: They Finally Nailed Me This Time!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Feb 03 - 03:27 PM

Say, Rick, I bet you could get some depleted uranium picks from the U.S. Army, really tough little puppies able to hold up for hundreds of thousands of years under hard use.

If you have to remove your glued-on ones, you could always use a power planer.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, who gently picks banjo


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Subject: RE: They Finally Nailed Me This Time!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Feb 03 - 03:30 PM

Rick, I think it's time for a progress report. Now that you've had these extended fingernails for a few months, how do you like them? More importantly, how does your wife like them?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: They Finally Nailed Me This Time!
From: Jeri
Date: 10 Feb 03 - 05:42 PM

I'll let Rick explain how he broke all his teeth chewing them off.

Still got mine, although I've cut them down to a civilized length. The DO click when I flat pick now that I'm doing it right(er).


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Subject: RE: They Finally Nailed Me This Time!
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 10 Feb 03 - 09:19 PM

They eventually "grew" off. Ya know, I was pretty pleased with them generally. A problem developed with my ring finger fake nail, 'cuz I jammed the finger in a door when I was about thirteen and the nail grew back kind of strangely. The artificial one follows it's odd contours and I really had to trim it constantly.

But.....

The nails allowed me to play rhythm in several different styles, but made single string hot runs (thumb and index) more difficult.

I've gone back to my dunlops.

But I tried.

Thanks for askin' Joe.

Rick


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Subject: RE: They Finally Nailed Me This Time!
From: Gurney
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 05:27 AM

Years ago I saw a guy finding out that his artificial nails were flammable. I'd never seen anyone trying to stuff his whole hand in his pal's pint pot. I think they were cheap ones, but I didn't like to ask. If you smoke, it might be worth experimenting.


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Subject: RE: They Finally Nailed Me This Time!
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 05:54 AM

re: "Other than that the only person I know for sure that is artificially enhanced is Dolly Parton."

You're talking about her fingernails, right?
I sorta don't think she wears them primarily to play the guitar, since any time I've seen her play she uses an open tuning and just barres it.


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