Pat Hargan wrote:I use a heated spoon to bend my nails upwards where they are prone to hooking ...
..... the hot-spoon treatment seems to work.
....... the tremolo is, at least, smooth and even in timing and volume (helped also by practising different finger combinations).
This is extremely interesting to me ... the first original thing I've read about nails for a long time. I didn't think there was remedy for 'hook nail' . Fortunately only my annular is affected but it does affect tone (in a bad way), and I have been filing shorter and shorter of late.
It also affects evenness of tremolo, and on the matter of different finger combinations, I have improved my tremolo to the point where I can give a reasonable account of myself with RDLA using only imi.
Any further details we need to know about the hot spoon treatment?