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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2013-03-15T22:56:31+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=3&t=13670 2013-03-15T22:56:31+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13670&p=116914#p116914 <![CDATA[Re: Finger picks or not when playing a Tricone?]]> Statistics: Posted by OldWailer — Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:56 pm


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2013-03-15T13:24:41+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13670&p=116893#p116893 <![CDATA[Re: Finger picks or not when playing a Tricone?]]> Statistics: Posted by Jakeblues — Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:24 pm


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2013-03-15T02:49:26+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13670&p=116871#p116871 <![CDATA[Re: Finger picks or not when playing a Tricone?]]> Peace.

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2013-03-14T15:19:04+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13670&p=116860#p116860 <![CDATA[Re: Finger picks or not when playing a Tricone?]]>
For the present time, I'm liking my UV nails. (The "UV oven" is just my name for it--it's really just a UV light bulb in a box). . .

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2013-03-14T07:15:57+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13670&p=116846#p116846 <![CDATA[Re: Finger picks or not when playing a Tricone?]]> Peace.

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2013-03-13T13:58:12+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13670&p=116807#p116807 <![CDATA[Re: Finger picks or not when playing a Tricone?]]> Statistics: Posted by Jakeblues — Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:58 pm


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2013-03-13T08:11:07+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13670&p=116800#p116800 <![CDATA[Re: Finger picks or not when playing a Tricone?]]> . Anyway, I'll check it out. You mightn't know, but I am in New Zealand, but I've no doubt these kinds of set ups are available here. Truth is, for all my flattop work, my fingernails are ok cos I don't really play hard, although as I said before, a long session will leave them a bit ragged which I smooth with a glass nail file. Usually natural growth keeps pace with the wear. As someone said "we took up guitar when we were young to get the chicks and we end up talking to a bunch of middle aged guys about our fingernails..." :D Peace

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2013-03-12T21:50:02+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13670&p=116780#p116780 <![CDATA[Re: Finger picks or not when playing a Tricone?]]>

What's this UV gel, OW? I've tried using standard clear nail varnish which is supposed to harden the nail but when I"m playing a lot for long periods the tips of my nails become ragged even with the varnish. With accessories like thumbpicks, I think less is more, but a simple paint on gel sounds good. So I'd appreciate a bit of info on it. Thanks. :D Peace


The best place to find out about this UV gel stuff is at http://www.personalsalon.com/ They have some vieos that explain the system, and they sell the stuff you need at OK prices. I ain't trying to sell anything here--but they are good to deal with.

There are some videos there that lay out the whole process--there is definitely a learning curve--but I have learned to only do the nails I use for picking--and I have developed a way to only do about half of each of those--from about half way up the nail to the tip--and out to the edges. The perfect nail for me is UV stuff that mirrors the natural crescent (the white part at the bottom of the nail).

The kit they sell has pretty much everything you need to get started. an application lasts for several weeks. The real beauty is that if you break a nail on a gig night--you just slap on a patch--cook it on in the UV oven--and go forth and play. If you need to extend the length of the nails, you'll probably have to buy a set of those molds from a beauty shop--but then you can make them as long and as thick as you want them.

Once baked on, it lasts for weeks and is so tough it doesn't wear off under heavy playing. If you start out with short nails and extend them, your natural nails will keep on growing out, protected by the stuff--then you don't need to extend them any more--which is way harder to do.

I had some trouble getting a UV oven at the Nail salon that would keep working--(they sent me three new ones for free) so I finally bought one on ebay for about 12 bucks--and there are lots of other places you can buy the stuff you need if you just search online for "UV gel nails."

You might have some bad times going through the leaning curve to get them just right--but it sure has been worth it to me. . .

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2013-03-12T08:47:48+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13670&p=116759#p116759 <![CDATA[Re: Finger picks or not when playing a Tricone?]]> Peace

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2013-03-12T03:48:51+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13670&p=116753#p116753 <![CDATA[Re: Finger picks or not when playing a Tricone?]]> Statistics: Posted by OldWailer — Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:48 am


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