Shorter Nails = Better Tone?

Nail care, nail problems, and the use of nails in playing the classical guitar.
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keithwwk
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Re: Shorter Nails = Better Tone?

Post by keithwwk » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:51 am

I myself shorter nail better tone. I need some ramp angle on nail too to get tonality that I love to listen. With that, my cheapo guitar suond much thicker, warmer and sweeter like another guitar :) :lol:
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Re: Shorter Nails = Better Tone?

Post by Contreras » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:06 am

Doug Crosswell wrote:I am actually considering recording my practice sessions just to hear what my tone is like in general then see what improvements I can make .
An excellent idea ... but be prepared to a bit dis-spirited ... at first anyway. The recording is your toughest critic.
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Re: Shorter Nails = Better Tone?

Post by Hyrtsi » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:09 pm

I have noticed the same thing as OP. Just bit longer than the finger tip already make the clear loud sound.

I think long nails look cool but they are more troublesome. Also, too nailish sound is not worth it in my humble opinion. There has to be some fingers in the sound, too.

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