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I cut my left (fingering) hand's nail too short and have a gig this friday and two practices til then...how do I survive this? I thought of taping around my fingernail...will that work? any other solutions lemme know please ha this kinda sucks. I'm worried most about like ripping the skin from the nail and making it more painful or bloody...uhhh haha what a weird post
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#2
Should have cut them with your toe knife.
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#3
You have to concentrate really hard on growing it back more quickly than usual
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I think in beauty shops they sell acrylic stuff you can use to make a fake nail.
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I think in beauty shops they sell acrylic stuff you can use to make a fake nail.



ive tried it before, it doesnt stay on very well at all.


i recommend super glue.
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If you need nails that badly, rgrockr is right. You can get acrylic false nails that last a little while. I know a few fingerpickers use them sometimes.


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ive tried it before, it doesnt stay on very well at all.

What sort were you using? If you get them professionally done you'll only be able to get them off with an evening of filing (or careful use of a dremel...)
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#8
dont cut your nails..bite 'em..its soo BR00TZ and you'll have hard time biting them too short..

But seriously..man up, and hope it grows back..

Lesson well learned I hope..
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but really from what i've heard from interviews with proffessional musicians plasters and glue are your best bet and kirk hammet tapes his hand up with masking tape.
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What sort were you using? If you get them professionally done you'll only be able to get them off with an evening of filing (or careful use of a dremel...)



well he doesnt really have to have nails, his point was that they hurt because he cut them too short.

what i was using was this liquid that dries into a solid nail-like material


seriously, super glue is your best bet. im not sure if you can find medical glue anywhere but that would be best.

i used super glue to hold my nail together once when my thumbnail cracked in half and it worked pretty well.
#12
Superglue or one of those liquid bandages, you take this little brush thing and spread this liquid stuff over your finger and it creates like a layer of fake skin where you got cut or something. Works for me when my fingernails are too short to play
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#13
I hate to sound like an ass, but I do this all the time and I just deal with it. It isn't that bad...
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I hate to sound like an ass, but I do this all the time and I just deal with it. It isn't that bad...

You sound like the only sensible person here. Unless you're a leftie and need nails for fingerpicking just deal with it. your back gonna be what's more sore after the gig anyways
#15
I always do that since I compulsively pick at my nails. It hurts like hell for a few days, and usually by the end of day 3, it doesn't hurt anymore.
#16
Shirloads of salt, lemon and vinegar. And keep slashing it - by the time the gig comes around it will probably have got infected or something and be numb enough for you not to feel it.

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man up...

This. Besides, if you end up cutting your finger and play the entire set with blood gushing out, you'll look more badass.
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Well soooooorry those third world savages are too uncivilized to clip their nails.
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aw, boo hoo. want me to kiss it?
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Well soooooorry those third world savages are too uncivilized to clip their nails.


They probably bite their nails, or leave them. Something tells me they dont have little nail clippers, and i bet they don't get in the way of their Electric Guitar playing...
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They probably bite their nails, or leave them. Something tells me they dont have little nail clippers, and i bet they don't get in the way of their Electric Guitar playing...

Pfft, what a bunch of barbarians...
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#23
How awesome would it be if, just as he broke out into an insane solo, the skin of his hands peeled off, leaving just the bone.
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Suffer the pain like a man
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