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I am a fingerstyle guitarist and rely on my nails A LOT for tone and playability. Breaking my nails is something that has cost me hours of practice time and even gigs because I cannot play without them. I recently got a job working retail at some grocery store and I am worried that I may damage my nails due to all of the hands on work that is required. Does the pit know of any sort of nail shield ( ) that I could use to prevent this from happening? Maybe ask you mom?

And yes, I am very aware that this post may sound like a tub full of estrogen to some of you pit people but this is very serious.

Thanks.
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#2
Finger Picks. Use them.
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mesh gloves? Its like a modern day chain mail. They have them in the deli I work at.
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rubber fingerhats for turning pages
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Finger Picks. Use them.


I've tried fingerpicks in the past and found the the tone they provided was extremely 'glassy'and it felt like my fingers were drunk when I tried to play with them on.
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rubber fingerhats for turning pages
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You could use clear nail polish, nobody should notice you're wearing it and it will make your nails stronger.
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Gloves? Seems like a simple answer to me. Or you could just pay attention and watch what you're doing...


Gloves are the key, whats wrong with gloves?
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#13
Oh man don't touch my apples with those nails!

theres no getting round it i spose, obviously you can get nail varnish kinda things which will strengthen them a small amount so check that out. or try different brands of fingerpicks etc.
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I like the gloves idea. Although it may be a difficulty if your picking stuff up n stuff like that. I dont see how you would break your nails by moving stuff or whatever though.

What do you actually do at work that might make your nails break.
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Gloves? Seems like a simple answer to me. Or you could just pay attention and watch what you're doing...


I somehow completely forgot about gloves . Those just might do the trick. Thanks.
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Guitars:
Breedlove Revival Series OM
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Voyage-Air VAOM-06
Fender Stratocaster (American)
Fender Nashville Deluxe Tele