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Finger Nail Poll

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Psychotic_Hell, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Pretty much just as the title says.

    VOTE your preference of nail length
  2. bassdudepat

    bassdudepat Bringer of the Brown Note Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2009
    Austin, Texas
    None at all... Bitten and chewed off down to the skin. :D
  3. chadds


    Mar 18, 2000
    Enough to get the job done. Different length on middle from index for different tone. I keep an emory bd with me. Eat good food too.
  4. I vote you add an actual poll. :)
  5. Disraeli Gears

    Disraeli Gears

    May 29, 2007
    As short as they can possibly be. I find that they get in the way, and I never actually use them to alter my tone- if I'm looking for more articulation than I can get with just my fingers, I'll go for a pick.
  6. Absentia


    Feb 25, 2009
    1+ for our compulsive habit!!!
  7. :D

    I keep mine pretty short . . .
  8. tmw

    tmw Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2006
    Delmar, NY
  9. I too.

    Nails get it the way, produce unwanted tone(s)
  10. I'm not seeing a poll.

    I keep my picking nails short enough to I can use them or not. I curl or "claw" my fingers like a guitarist for fingernail stuff.
  11. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Cut so they are out of the way.
  12. I like it when she can scratch my back pretty good, but not so long it draws blood from... oh, wait... You mean MY nails???
  13. Enuff just to get a little edge & grind.
  14. derekd


    Feb 16, 2009
    I play fingerstyle jazz guitar, and get acrylic overlays (no fake nails, just the resin to strengthen my own) for that style of playing. I keep them long enough so that they just peek out past my fingers.

    I don't particularly like them for bass playing, but am getting used to them. I prefer no nails for bass.
  15. i thought i was the only crazy one that hates nails XD
  16. (b)Assman


    Jun 22, 2008
    Champaign, IL
    As short as possible without them bleeding when I play.

    I can't stand the noise they make when I'm playing like 16th notes and you hear finger nail noise on some notes.
  17. RTL

    RTL House Chicken Enthusiast

    Jul 20, 2008
    Leander, TX
    +1 for "So short, I can't grab a quarter off linoleum floor."

    If I want all that click-click nonsense, all I have to do is look underneath the fridge and I'll find something left over from my gui**** days. :smug:
  18. paul_wolfe


    Mar 8, 2009
    None at all... Bitten and chewed off down to the skin

    And another +1 for that.
  19. On my right hand, long enough to give a good body scratchin !
    I will also use hardener to keep them from cracking.

  20. + 1

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