Enemies of the CG player

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Re: Enemies of the CG player

Post by William Gregg » Mon May 29, 2017 2:08 pm

unnecessary tension

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Re: Enemies of the CG player

Post by zupfgeiger » Mon May 29, 2017 2:15 pm

buzzing strings
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Tobias Braun, Santos copy, spruce/yew, 2017
Andrea Tacchi, Enrique Garcia model, Spruce/BRAZ, 2016
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Re: Enemies of the CG player

Post by Evocacion » Mon May 29, 2017 3:46 pm

Penknives. That is, the type of pocket knife where the blade is hinged and folds into the handle. There is an indentation on the side of the blade, near the blunt edge, that is designed to fit a thumb nail so the blade can be folded out. It simultaneously damages the thumbnail.
And, of coure, the Swiss Army knife, which has a dozen useful tools any of which will also destroy your thumbnail as you attempt to deploy them.

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Re: Enemies of the CG player

Post by burtong » Tue May 30, 2017 10:45 am

Playing frisbee.

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Re: Enemies of the CG player

Post by dtoh » Tue May 30, 2017 12:14 pm

Table saws.

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Re: Enemies of the CG player

Post by larryguitar » Tue May 30, 2017 12:44 pm

dtoh wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 12:14 pm
Table saws.
Have you seen SawStop? SawStop is a system installed in table saws where a small electrical currrent is put on the blade. If the blade contacts skins, the system senses the change in current because skin is conductive, and an aluminum brake stops the blade in five milliseconds! The demo video shows how the tablesaw will only nick a hot dog.

As someone who counts himself lucky to have all his fingers after working with a tablesaw, this invention is groundbreaking. It has been around a number of years. If I ever buy another tablesaw, it will have SawStop on it.

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Re: Enemies of the CG player

Post by dtoh » Tue May 30, 2017 7:44 pm

Thumb screws

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Re: Enemies of the CG player

Post by Claughton » Wed May 31, 2017 9:34 pm

Sharon Vizcaino wrote:
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:34 pm
Rock climbing

Which sucks because I love it...
I love rock climbing also but find it good for finger strength. In my case complete lack of natural talent is my worst enemy I am sorry to say, 😕.

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Re: Enemies of the CG player

Post by dtoh » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:23 am

Physics

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Re: Enemies of the CG player

Post by burtong » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:10 pm

Trying to pull open a push door.
Zipper flies.

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Re: Enemies of the CG player

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:43 pm

Plastic packaging. Sure, you can buy an electronic tuner battery, but you can't actually use it, because, you know, if you can get into the package that it comes in, the terrorists win.

And then the battery door on the back of the D'addario humidity sensor, which is also made for breaking nails.
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Re: Enemies of the CG player

Post by burtong » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:15 pm

Trying to pull out staples from a group of papers. I should have known better. I should have known it would wreck my nail.

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Re: Enemies of the CG player

Post by AndreiKrylov » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:53 pm

according to this topic it is almost everything (enemy) :)
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Re: Enemies of the CG player

Post by ddray » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:05 pm

AndreiKrylov wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:53 pm
according to this topic it is almost everything (enemy) :)
Well certainly things that can harm the fingernails, anyway.

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Re: Enemies of the CG player

Post by Philosopherguy » Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:11 am

larryguitar wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 12:44 pm
dtoh wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 12:14 pm
Table saws.
Have you seen SawStop? SawStop is a system installed in table saws where a small electrical currrent is put on the blade. If the blade contacts skins, the system senses the change in current because skin is conductive, and an aluminum brake stops the blade in five milliseconds! The demo video shows how the tablesaw will only nick a hot dog.

As someone who counts himself lucky to have all his fingers after working with a tablesaw, this invention is groundbreaking. It has been around a number of years. If I ever buy another tablesaw, it will have SawStop on it.
I am thinking of picking one of these up myself! What a cool invention. I just learned about them maybe a year ago. Wow. Such a safety feature! Stopping the blade that quick must do quite a bit of damage to the blade! hahaha.. But, what would you rather have to buy? A new blade or some fake hands/fingers?

Another enemy of the guitar is digging a root out of your garden from a large tree! I think I screwed up all my nails/fingers!

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