If done correctly, the nail will not buckle, it will simply grow out with the natural nail. Again, we've been doing thisCloth Ears wrote:Since nails grow as scales, then leaving anything stuck to the surface long term can cause the growing nail to buckle underneath it. This occurs particularly with acrylic nails, where the nail bed has been filed back before application. I have seen a guitar player whose nails were permanently damaged leaving a buckled surface by the misuse of acrylic nails.
Personally just some silk and superglue do the job, and come off daily due to much practice.
Yes, a lot of people have experienced less than optimum results using various types of artificial nails. I too experienced it as well. That's why over the last twenty years or so we've been developing materials and methods of application that solve these problems. And we've done that. There are various reasons why guitarists have problems with different types of artificial nails, and they are very specific problems. But they don't have to occur, and won't occur if you know how to avoid them. It actually boils down to just a few things to to be aware of. On the other hand, the benefits that can be achieved using artificial nails correctly are very desirable. You can have perfect nails anytime you want. You don't have to worry about your natural nails, just keep them short. Go chop wood or work concrete, if you break a nail take a few minutes and put a new one on. You can experiment with good artificial nails. Experiment with angle, filing techniques, length of nail etc., and if you screw up, just put a new nail on. With a good artificial nail you can even adjust the tone after the nail is applied. These are some of the reasons why Eliot Fisk says: "This is a huge revolutionary change for guitar players". Because it is. It's like a violinist with a good bow. But just like learning to do a tremolo, or a rasqueado, or any other technique, you have to learn how to apply nails properly, and there is a learning curve. But it's not rocket science. At guitarplayernails.com we do this every day. A large part of what we do is education. Our main job is to get people over that initial learning curve, so that they can create for themselves perfect nails any time they want for the rest of their lives. We Skype with our customers, talk to them, e-mail back and forth...whatever it takes. And it's not really that difficult, you just need to know how to do it. As I mentioned, I haven't used my natural nails in almost twenty five years now. I have some videos on this site you can listen to and you can hear our nails. Click on my name and then "search users posts". I recently recorded some Bach, and some other stuff there. You can also go to You Tube and just type in Dave Kear. All the tunes I'm playing are played with guitarplayernails. Or listen to Eliot Fisk or Grisha Goryachev to name a couple. Both of them use our nails all of the time.rojarosguitar wrote:All my experiments with artificial nailes ended with desatrous state of affairs for my natural nails. I finished it altogether and slowly regained my nailes.
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