Alternative to Nails

Nail care, nail problems, and the use of nails in playing the classical guitar.
Seifeldin
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Alternative to Nails

Post by Seifeldin » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:47 am

Any real alternative to nails, save fingerpicks?

Adrian Allan
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Re: Alternative to Nails

Post by Adrian Allan » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:53 am

I used Kiss false nails, stuck on with superglue and shaped and polished with the device a couple of threads down from this.
I think this combination can produce a very good alternative to nails, and for me, something better than my brittle nails.

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RobMacKillop
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Re: Alternative to Nails

Post by RobMacKillop » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:32 pm

A really handy alternative: http://rmClassicalGuitar.com

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Re: Alternative to Nails

Post by Dofpic » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:39 pm

I use prescription nails which you have to get at a nail salon but most do not carry them but they come in many sizes so they fit your nail bed perfectly. I have them replaced every two weeks. Wonderful tone much better than my regular nails.
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