I was just wondering if anyone here in this forum has some insight to my concern. I play bass and acoustic guitar. I play my bass with my first 2 fingers, like most bass players do. I definitely prefer the sound and feel of playing with my nails cut short. However, when I play my acoustic, mostly fingerstyle, I prefer my nails a little long to get that crisp bright sound from my strings. I want to know if anyone else has had this problem and found a solution to it. One thing I don't want to do is wear finger picks. Is there a certain length that one can keep their nails to get their preferred sound from their bass and acoustic? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.