Monday, March 10, 2008

My fucked up fingernails


So I've been using a lot more fingernail strumming recently while I play to get that good sharp sound without a pick, but there do seem to be some minor side effects.


Will this end my two-year stint as an international ring and nail polish model? No way. It's a very open-minded industry.

7 Comments:

Julie Strietelmeier said...

Eat a lot of jello, the gelatin will help you grow stronger nails... Or by some Lee Press Ons ;o) Just kidding.

Paz said...

mmm Jello...

I also got advice to soak my left fingertips in pickle brine to make the skin tougher.

"Welcome to the wonderful world of the ukulele. I... hope you all brought your jars of pickle brine, fake nails, and your appetite. We'll be serving jello."

Mundane Turbulence said...

You'll never build up the durability of your nails if you keep biting them like that!

diez said...

I can give you few tips because I have weak nails too:
- never cut nails, but trim it
- eat beer yeast pills, it's cheap and very good
- the nails are getting stronger with time so be patient, it tooks one year for me to have descent nails...
Didier

Paz said...

beer yeast pills! that's even stranger than pickle brine and gelatin. Are those safe and/or legal?

the press-ons are looking more and more appealing....

Jon said...

Oh good. I was starting to worry that I was the only one with fucked up fingernails.

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