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totally gross, right?
playing guitar is no excuse. you dont need long fingernails.
also to be added to this list - women with long fingernails.
does neil badminton still have one set of fingernails longer than the other? he used to when we were there. either a guitar player or some kind of pervert. (or both).
he used to for sure, although i never noticed that they were longer on one hand than the other. i only noticed that he had long fingernails and thought it was gross, and pretty weird conisdering how sharp dressed he always is. i don't think i've noticed this as of late though, and i went to one of his lectures only today.
it totally freaked me out. the memory of the feel/noise of them brushing over paper still makes me feel sick.
a - scissors
b - clippers
c - bite
d - other (please state)
Long nails are bad.
bad habit i know
the rest of you cunts make me sick.
So if you're right handed you have to trim the nails on your right hand with your left/cack hand.
i think i'm getting an ingrower on my big toe
Is it acceptable to admit to this?
and no it is probably not acceptable to admit this
I think I'd find it less disgusting if you admitted you rolled in poo for pleasure than biting your toe nails.
forever c :(
always file. clipping or cutting leaves sharp edges and also makes the nail bend in a way that creeps me out.
long nails on men are a horror. long nails on women are generally pretty unpleasant too. i can't bear to have mine even as long as the tip of my finger - they feel like they're going to catch on something. ughhh. short and tidy is the way forward.
even worse is the creepy single long fingernail. Either to do with drugs, class or poo.
I hate really, really short fingernails. The ones that have been bitten down so far that they bleed whenever they touch something. SICKENING.
I can't describe it very well, but a guy from my middle school used to chew his nails far too much and they looked like they were growing into his flesh because he suddenly had far too much finger tip.
GRIM GRIM GRIM.
he uses at as a screwdriver, amongst other things.
still pluggin away
he would have to keep taking it out and putting it back for every revolution and it would not be strong enough. That's it, I'm calling Jimmy Hill on this claim.
ask him about it.
and then get defensive about it the next.
"oooh my old man has got a nail he calls his tool, it's well handy and stuff. He can use it as a screwdriver and loads of other things, your dad probably doesn't have one and if he did it would be a shit tool like the ones you get in a cracker. A cracker at an old peoples home. take me dancing Mum"
what does he call his actual tool?
Surely you'd have greater chance of catching one on the strings and tearing your nail off completely?
And I have long fingernails on my guitar playing hand. This is because I play better with them longer and it sounds better. I keep them in good order, regularly trimmed and regularly scrubbed to the extent where you'd probably not initially notice them. And by that point you'd be so captivated by my rampant and listless charm that it wouldn't be an issue...
But, yes, I see where you're coming from.
what do you do with the other one then?
...I meant the right "string picking hand". The left one flies up and down the fretboard going "widdilywiddilywiddilywiddily..."
The "other" one at this point is usually making some kind of omelette.
and i've got the worlds fattest hands.
but i never understand why people grow there nails to play guitar when they can have pimpin finger jewelry.
They should be cut down until there's a tiny bit of the white, unattached bit of the nail at the end.
I personally think mine are longer than perhaps would be considered reasonable but I do keep them in very very clean and subtle condition so their potential yarg factor is minimised.
Long toe nails can fuck right off though.
long toenails!! horrible horrible HORRIBLE. especially when you see them in flipflops and they look like claws and erghhhhhhhhh. awful.
hahahah fucking gross
i'd rather be able to play the guitar more comfortably than bite my nails so thin that i recently claimed to not be able to do the washing up because my hands hurt, like some people...
i do use a pick most of the time, but i also use at least my middle and finger after that as well.
Do you gently brush the b string with your belly?
...prefer playing with longer nails on my right hand. It sounds better and it means you can pick quicker and cleaner and all that. Don't wish to make this thread too technical.
My girlfriend has never, ever minded. None of them historically have either. Ah well...
ps, thanks for ruining an excellent 69 reply thread about fingernails.
pps, i allwez likz 2 slip a finga b4 i nailz, yo!
no sex forever for you now
...it's an honest question which deserves an honest response... of sorts. But yes, yes I do and it seems to work exceptionally well. Simple rules apply:
Outer (Bean) work = right hand
Inner (Crack) work = left hand.
Long nails do not prohibit me from satisfying my girlfriend. And plus when I've crawled off her I can play her some romantic flamenco stuff while she wipes herself off afterwards.
If it had been kept on a purely cosmetic level, we'd be fine. But having started off by addressing men only, I'm calling FAIL.
No-one /needs/ long fingernails. Ladies might prefer the look of well kept longer nails. And that's fine. But the same is true for men, innit?
It's more to do with the state of 'em than the length, or the gender of the hand owner.
And on that basis, I'm out.
with your creepy, off putting long fingernails
left hand for fingering
it's all safe
enables you to go that extra inch when fingering a girls bottom.
however yes we know we wont be popping your caps with long nails and you can get picks to do classical guitar stuff.
But then I can't stand girls with long fingernails either.
It's never effected my guitar playing.
I bite. But with skill so they look good.
mine are short and always painted. No need to grow them long for the guitar although i can see how it sounds different.
bite, then file.
about designer nail extensions and wacky designs like getting the chanel logo painted on your nails.
Read more about this on my blog.
but equally bad are really bitten fingernails.
about classical guitar playing, certain fingerstyle guitar genres or flamenco then you there is no choice, apart from artificial nails. You NEED them to be able to reproduce the sound and techniques.
christ, serious flamenco players file each nail at different angles in order to produce the magic, and strengthen them with various varnishes.
obv playing powerchords does not require long nails.
i dont like women to have long fingernails, short n clean, often ruins a gd bit of internet smut i find
feels good. Like a new beginning
The lot of them.
anyone doing it, you are (see above)