Butterfly on my fingers

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Butterfly on my fingers

Post by HNLim » Mon May 21, 2012 2:23 am

What do you think?
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Re: Butterfly on my fingers

Post by montana » Mon May 21, 2012 6:48 am

better question...What do you think?

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Re: Butterfly on my fingers

Post by Rick-in-Annapolis » Mon May 21, 2012 11:46 am

Even better question- what do they sound like?

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Re: Butterfly on my fingers

Post by HNLim » Mon May 21, 2012 11:54 am

Sorry guys, I found it on e - b a y and purchased one set to test out. The item is on its way, maybe crossing the Pacific Ocean now. I cannot comment until I have tried it.

However this is what they say in the advertisement. Hope this helps for the time being.

Butterfly Finger Picks:

--are pleasing to listen to
--allow you to play in natural position
--allow you to feel the strings on your flesh
--allow you to play the flesh of your fingers
--allow you to play as if you have long finger nails
--are nice for tapping rythms
--feel soft on your fingers
--are sizable
--are extremely light weight
--are so comfortable it's easy to forget they're on
--are very pretty on your hands
--are easy to leave on if necessary while doing other things

These Butterfly Finger Picks are made of tarnish resistant COPPER.

Each order contains three finger picks adjustable to fit most adult finger sizes, an instruction sheet for using the Butterfly Finger Picks, and a protective storage container.

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Re: Butterfly on my fingers

Post by Mercurio2688 » Mon May 21, 2012 12:16 pm

Even better question- why are you using that? you nails look short but healthy :)
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Re: Butterfly on my fingers

Post by HNLim » Mon May 21, 2012 1:45 pm

This is the best answer. It is not my fingers.

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Re: Butterfly on my fingers

Post by Vito Simplicio » Mon May 21, 2012 2:42 pm

Lim, these look like they'd work. Please keep us informed once you've tried them.

How much did they cost?
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Re: Butterfly on my fingers

Post by AlanB » Mon May 21, 2012 2:50 pm

Vito Simplicio wrote:How much did they cost?
I just had a look on e - b a y because they look interesting (I often break my nails when I do DIY). They are $12 plus postage. If you search e - b a y for "classical guitar butterfly" they come at the top of the results.

I look forward to hearing the feedback as well.

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Butterfly on my fingers

Post by ShaneSingleton » Mon May 21, 2012 3:29 pm

As a rock climber who gets to climb way less than I'd like because of my need to have nails, I am very excited to hear how your experience with this product goes.

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Re: Butterfly on my fingers

Post by robin loops » Mon May 21, 2012 3:42 pm

They look like they might work well but my guess is they will have a 'soft' mellow tone somewhere between the tone of playing with nails and playing with just skin. This is great if that's the tone you're after. If not (and they don't sound bright enough or defined enough for your tastes you could try brighter strings.

Looking forward to hearing what you think of them when they come.
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Re: Butterfly on my fingers

Post by barry haywood » Mon May 21, 2012 3:47 pm

If they can all be positioned as the one on the "a" finger, I could imagine them working very well.
I'm sure all of us have struggled after breaking a nail. I could see these solving that problem.
My first reaction was that they were agressively artificial, but since the flesh can protrude through the loop you should be able to have good touch and feel on the string, smoothly progressing to a scratch free smooth copper finish.
One problem might be a lack of attack which good nails can produce.

I'm looking forward to your report on using them.

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Re: Butterfly on my fingers

Post by Tarbaby (1953 - 2016) » Mon May 21, 2012 7:39 pm

robin loops wrote:They look like they might work well but my guess is they will have a 'soft' mellow tone somewhere between the tone of playing with nails and playing with just skin. This is great if that's the tone you're after.
It looks like that to me too.

When I play ponticello, I try to play with just the nails to get the most "metallic" tone I can. Is that possible with these?

I'll look forward to your review!

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Re: Butterfly on my fingers

Post by dbeau » Tue May 22, 2012 12:14 am

A picture of my deformed nails would horrify most :( . I compensate by trimming to below the flesh.
I just ordered a set and hope they work. I noticed that it is up to the user to shape the wire, to some extent, and that they can also be obtained in gold or silver.
Perhaps that would effect the tone BUT FIRST to see if they improve things and to what extent.

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Re: Butterfly on my fingers

Post by montana » Fri May 25, 2012 6:54 am

please let us know how they sound

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Re: Butterfly on my fingers

Post by Sean Eric Howard » Sat May 26, 2012 11:38 am

Thanks for the thread - I've not heard of these, but must go over there and have a look-see.
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