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How often do you cut your nails ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Aug 7, 2007.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    How often do you cut your nails ?
  2. usually for fingers, when they start affecting my playing/breaking themselves. as for toes, when they start cutting up my socks.
  3. bburk


    Jul 24, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    +1 yeah, I usually notice they are too long when they start hitting the strings when I play.

    Toes... I usually go until my wife complains (not very long :rollno:).
  4. gizmobltd


    Jun 25, 2007
    i bite my finger nails bad habit o well. as for my toes umm 1 a year haha
  5. For the past year I do minor maintenance on my toes daily to try to prevent ingrown toenails, so basically they are always maintained.

    I cut my nails about every 2 weeks or so, or if I get lazy, then just when they interfere with my bass playing.
  6. dinghy


    May 27, 2007
    Saratoga, CA
    Fingernails every week (need em short for bass playing) and toenails every other week.
  7. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    I keep all of my nails short short short.
  8. Wheres Jive?

    He Has a money making scheme going with this one
  9. I practice so often, they stay worn down :ninja: I chew my toenails. :D
  10. I guess I cut my fingernails every 1.5-2 weeks. It depends on how filthy they look. Toenails range anywhere from 3-6 weeks.
  11. eedre


    Feb 26, 2007
    St. Louis,MO
    I bite my fingernails, I let my toenails grow until I can climb coconut trees.
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Never. :)
  13. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    Never? :confused:
  14. So who cuts them for you then :confused:
  15. jady


    Jul 21, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    I bite mine like a terrier on a weasel.............

    Toes...........I have a few hot young asian women to do that for me at my wifes nail salon!!!!!
  16. marcray


    Nov 28, 2006
    Englishman in Oyster Bay, NY
    Aging Former Bass Player
    once a week for both...
  17. I just check my toes for ingrown nails every couple weeks after I shower.

    I cut my fingernails every week or so. They seem to grow back faster and faster...
  18. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    When I first migrated to the US I only cut my nails ONCE every two months (they started growing slowly).

    I thought that was weird. I'm normal now though (as per my definition)
  19. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2003
    Oakland, CA
    I've gotten serious about the classical guitar again and it's hard to keep on enough nail for the guitar while taking off enough for the bass.

    I can't stand nails when I'm playing bass but I've found that I can afford a slightly longer nail length by slightly altering my technique. That way it doesn't take me as long to grow them back when I've got a two-week stint of guitar practicing/performing or whatever.

    So I guess that once my nails are at that optimum length, I end up taking off about 1mm/week.
    I'm not ashamed to admit that I've got a glass file but they're awesome.
    When it gets loaded, you just rinse it off with water and you've got a brand new file!

    Left hand gets cut normal (short) so I guess that's like once every week or two.
  20. Mr_Dave


    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    i'm a biter and picker. most days...

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