robin loops wrote:And how do they sound? And do they feel 'solid' (no movement when striking notes)?
Let's put things in perspective. For those who are blessed with nice finger tip and strong thick nails, you might just prefer the natural way. For those with weak nails or poor finger tip profile, the butterfly should in my opinion be the better option. As for me, I am comfortable with both, I like the strong and brilliant treble sound with the butterfly.
I think you need to be using them for several days to get used to it as the position of final contact with the string changes more to the center than the end of the finger tip. You don't get your nails chewed-up after a long playing session. Keeping long nails for me is very troublesome as my work requires me to handle vehicles engine. The amount of black dirt getting stuck under the nails requires me to not only brush the underside of my nails but also using a nail scraper to dig out the dirt. Short nails is definitely the better option for me.
Sean Eric Howard wrote:HNLim, It sounds like you like them so far. How long have these things been around, anyway?
I only saw them on e - b a y recently and decided to try them out. I am buying additional sets most likely with three different colours so that I do not get confused which butterfly for which finger. I am taking some time to decide because the coloured butterfly are made of aluminium as opposed to the first set I got which is copper and harder. I should be placing an order next week.