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« on: July 29, 2019, 04:05:32 PM »

I love the way they sound, but they drive me nuts!! Can't get them tight enough, and always coming loose.

Do you use fingerpicks? How do you keep them on??

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2019, 07:22:55 PM »

SUPERGLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I don't use finger picks for same reason,they never stay in place.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2019, 08:25:41 PM »

Hey David. I use these and like them and they stay on my fingers. A little pricey but I've had the one set I use for 3 years no problems. I did NOT care for their thumb pick but they may have made change to it. Small shop and the friendly lady there (carrying on her late fathers idea and business) will be glad to discuss. The have different kinds. I like the ones with regular curve on tip as compared to the flat ones.  https://www.perfecttouchpicks.com/
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2019, 12:46:04 AM »

Small shop and the friendly lady there (carrying on her late fathers idea and business) will be glad to discuss. The have different kinds. I like the ones with regular curve on tip as compared to the flat ones.  https://www.perfecttouchpicks.com/
Thanks Matt for the recommendation I think I will order some   
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2019, 06:58:16 AM »

I have acrylics on 3 fingers of my picking hand. Been doing this for over 6 years now.
I get them filled and trimmed about every 3 weeks.
I keep them short and no clear finish on them. Most people can’t tell there’s anything there at all.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2019, 04:25:26 PM »

I have acrylics on 3 fingers of my picking hand. Been doing this for over 6 years now.
I get them filled and trimmed about every 3 weeks.
I keep them short and no clear finish on them. Most people can’t tell there’s anything there at all.

I've been playing with my nails all along, but lately, I've been having trouble. They are not as strong or durable as they to be. They break or tear more than when I was younger. Maybe it's time to consider acrylics.

Is there a name for the kind of acrylic nails you're using?
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2019, 06:21:28 PM »

I've been playing with my nails all along, but lately, I've been having trouble. They are not as strong or durable as they to be. They break or tear more than when I was younger. Maybe it's time to consider acrylics.

Is there a name for the kind of acrylic nails you're using?
There probably is but I don't know what that would e.
It's a liquid & powder they mix and brush on. Dries fast. No UV lights.
NOT GEL.
Available at all the Vietnamese nail shops.
I've been doing this for a long time and never had any problems at all.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2019, 07:04:48 PM »

James Taylor is a DIY kinda guy when it comes to artificial nails. 
Full instructions here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BqISqpMRo8

(ya gotta admit, he plays fairly well too....)   bigrin


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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2019, 07:42:29 PM »

James Taylor is a DIY kinda guy when it comes to artificial nails. 
Full instructions here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BqISqpMRo8

(ya gotta admit, he plays fairly well too....)   bigrin

He's very under-rated.
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2019, 09:19:37 PM »

 Check out this article

http://www.ringmusic.com/tips/nailcare.html
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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2019, 03:42:17 PM »

Thanks to flatlander  for the Perfect Touch Picks reference.  I got a "Cyborg" thumb pick and brass index pick on Saturday and within half a day I ordered more!  Now the strings know who's boss!  These things fit beautifully, are customizable in numerous ways, and can be worn loosely for lengthy playing without discomfort.  I had tried and was somewhat happy with Fred Kelly thumb and index picks, but these Perfect Touch picks are on a whole 'nother level!  Super nice lady and money back guarantee.
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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2019, 12:48:52 AM »

Alaska Piks might interest you also if you are exploring diffrent options. Alaska Piks
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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2019, 09:53:55 AM »

Thanks to flatlander  for the Perfect Touch Picks reference.  I got a "Cyborg" thumb pick and brass index pick on Saturday and within half a day I ordered more!  Now the strings know who's boss!  These things fit beautifully, are customizable in numerous ways, and can be worn loosely for lengthy playing without discomfort.  I had tried and was somewhat happy with Fred Kelly thumb and index picks, but these Perfect Touch picks are on a whole 'nother level!  Super nice lady and money back guarantee.
Yea. A dobro play turned me on to them and they work great for me.  thanks
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2019, 03:45:51 PM »

Hey David. I use these and like them and they stay on my fingers. A little pricey but I've had the one set I use for 3 years no problems. I did NOT care for their thumb pick but they may have made change to it. Small shop and the friendly lady there (carrying on her late fathers idea and business) will be glad to discuss. The have different kinds. I like the ones with regular curve on tip as compared to the flat ones.  https://www.perfecttouchpicks.com/

Hey Flatlander, I just saw this. Looks VERY interesting!  I think I might try a pair. 

Thanks!
David
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2019, 04:20:44 PM »

I did consider aLaska picks, but now that I've tried perfect touch picks, I'm home.  I read the article ST posted...I'm too creeped out by long fingernails (my own), but still can't imagine a thumb nail competing with the Perfect Touch Cyborg for thumpity-thump and crunch power, if you know what I mean.  I bought the Riffster thumbpick, too...like them both a lot, not totally sure of the differences.  I also bought the brass round fingerpicks...down the road may harden up to nickel silver.  Plain fingers sound so wimpy now!!!
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