Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Lockupyourfatdog, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    235AF797-4834-4B21-9A59-D1A6C0F69246.jpeg A looooong time ago I broke my back in 3 places. Had bad nerve damage and numbness in the limbs, most of the time I couldn’t tell if I were holding a pick or not-nor did I have a good grip to hang on to one anyway. I eventually just learned to be efficient with my fingernails. But lately my nails are getting fragile and torn up when I play. So I’m trying an experiment today. I’m thinking tape one of these on and I’m good to go. Never give up! Always find a way to play
  2. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2016
    I think you use super glue not tape:(

    I understand many, many guitar players have acrylic nails for just the reasons you're outlining.

    Let me know how it goes - I might try it.;)
  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Do like Wes Montgomery and develop a monster callous.
  4. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Admin Post
    Go for it. Sounds like a great idea.
  5. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Definitely try it . And if it works out I would even think about having them done professionally at a nail salon . May last longer / stronger
    Sorry about the nerve damage :(
  6. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    That’s smart.
    I’m not a fingerpicker myself, but if I were, i’d do the same.
    I’ve read and heard about professional nashville guitar slingers who frequent nail parlors and get their nails did for this very purpose.
    Let us know how it works out!
  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I have a bad habit of biting my nails, these would destroy what's left of my teeth! :eek:
    Very dangerous to forget you're wearing them and pick your nose..........or scratch your nuts.......:eek::eek::eek:
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2019
  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    "You'll put your eye out, kid!"
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  9. radd

    radd Synchromatic

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I admit I use a nail hardener. It is just a clear nail polish that strengthens the nail. The family enjoys teasing me about it.
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  10. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    My wife is a self-taught nail artist. She she is a able to build-up damaged fingernails with a gel that is hardened under uv-light. The result is extremely durable and natural looking. You may try this, too.
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  11. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    I’ll definitely look into that thanks. The fake nails are working pretty well. I’m still experimenting with them but so far I’m getting about the same tones with them. Its just a matter of lining them up and keeping them in place
  12. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Gretschie

    Feb 25, 2019
    Just remember your purse should always match your shoes.

    /ducks and runs
    //Just pokin some fun
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  13. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    Ha! Always accessorize
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