Marc Pilon wrote:I have a different approach to using sandpaper: for many years, I have used a very fine whetstone, the kind used for sharpening fine knives.
I've used a flat, tool steel, knife-sharpening bar that I use for my Sabatier chef's knife (40+ years old, now!), though not in a while. Almost forgotten about it, thanks for the reminder! Puts about as smooth a finish on your nails as is possible, I would think.
Sometimes I suspect there's a law of diminishing returns here. I mean, polish-polish-polish, start playing, a few notes on the wound strings with your fingers and you've probably dropped a few hundred grit right there. Some dents on a couple forte passages or tremolo section, maybe a quick rasgueado, and we're down to maybe 600 grit, aren't we?
Maybe I'm just being paranoid.