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Guys with long nails... "I'm not gay, I'm a guitarist!" XD - page 3

How could we still serious on

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

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How could we still serious on Gaymetabs.net ?

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Re: You're supposed to use a

kanshiketsu89

Anime Clef

Joined: Aug 13 2010

auriplane said

You're supposed to use a combination of skin and nail when you play the note.

I see.. But I like it better to pick with just my nails. The sound is kinda cleaner and nicer. With short nails it sounds a bit dull to me. Is that a big sin?

Really, according to vic's

TrangOul

Insomaniac

Location: Germany

Joined: Feb 24 2008

Really, according to vic's pic my nails are WAY too long as well. Do I care? No.
It's simply what works best for me...

Re: Really, according to vic's

kanshiketsu89

Anime Clef

Joined: Aug 13 2010

TrangOul said

Really, according to vic's pic my nails are WAY too long as well. Do I care? No.
It's simply what works best for me...

Yeah, same here. But I'm kinda curious what a guitar teacher, or someone like that, would say about this. For example, if I were in a guitar school, would I have to obey a certain rule of how long my nails should be or would I be allowed to keep em at any length that suits me the best?

Well, my teacher never

TrangOul

Insomaniac

Location: Germany

Joined: Feb 24 2008

Well, my teacher never complained about my (right hand's) nails being too long. And he certainly encouraged me to let them grow.

Oh, that's cool. Tnx for the

kanshiketsu89

Anime Clef

Joined: Aug 13 2010

Oh, that's cool. Tnx for the info mate. Well, there we have it then. The conclusion from this topic would be: you can grow your nails as much as you like, as long as you don't mind being teased and don't intend to finger a girl with your picking hand. XD

Yep. People think its

Choogly

Joined: Jul 01 2010

Yep. People think its unhygenic until they see how clean they are/how meticulously filed with sand paper they've been.

Re: Guys with long nails... "I'm not gay, I'm a guitarist!" XD

jhempel24

Guitarded

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Joined: Nov 26 2008

I don't have long fingernails and I play fingerstyle....I've got hard pads on my fingers though.

Re: Guys with long nails... "I'm not gay, I'm a guitarist!" XD

kanshiketsu89

Anime Clef

Joined: Aug 13 2010

I used to do it like that too, but the sound was a bit to dull for me. Fingernails give you a much brighter sound and enable you to have better control and technique. And they also make you look girlish... XD

Do you seriously get teased

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Do you seriously get teased over that shit though?
sounds like you're in middleschool or highschool at best~
Just ignore them imo

Re: Guys with long nails... "I'm not gay, I'm a guitarist!" XD

Arteriorrhexis

Bigot

Location: Georgia... America.

Joined: Oct 13 2008

kanshiketsu89 said

they also make you look girlish... XD

...
Why would you want to look girlish?

Re: Guys with long nails... "I'm not gay, I'm a guitarist!" XD

SalemJeanette

Save Your Tears.

Location: Popular Land.

Joined: Jul 03 2009

Arteriorrhexis said

kanshiketsu89 said

they also make you look girlish... XD

...
Why would you want to look girlish?

you can answer that, guy with the earrings

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Little J.

Re: Guys with long nails... "I'm not gay, I'm a guitarist!" XD

Arteriorrhexis

Bigot

Location: Georgia... America.

Joined: Oct 13 2008

SalemJeanette said

Arteriorrhexis said

kanshiketsu89 said

they also make you look girlish... XD

...
Why would you want to look girlish?

you can answer that, guy with the earrings

Gauges are different, homeslice

Re: Guys with long nails... "I'm not gay, I'm a guitarist!" XD

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

Arteriorrhexis said

Gauges are different, homeslice

are those the ones where they put gaping holes in your earlobe

Re: Guys with long nails... "I'm not gay, I'm a guitarist!" XD

Arteriorrhexis

Bigot

Location: Georgia... America.

Joined: Oct 13 2008

Jacob31593 said

Arteriorrhexis said

Gauges are different, homeslice

are those the ones where they put gaping holes in your earlobe

Sure are

It looks cool.

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

It looks cool.

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Auriplane!!

Re: Do you seriously get teased

Frogma

Joined: Jun 25 2008

Do you seriously get teased over that shit though?
sounds like you're in middleschool or highschool at best~
Just ignore them imo

I disagree with this logic. But if you do need trouble with bullies, gimme a call - I'll be waiting by my phone.

Yeah gauges are freaky deeky man.

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"Frogma is not a communist! He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is not a porn star!"

o random morning rant. IGNORE

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

o random morning rant. IGNORE IT

Re: Do you seriously get teased

kanshiketsu89

Anime Clef

Joined: Aug 13 2010

StrangeJam said

Do you seriously get teased over that shit though?
sounds like you're in middleschool or highschool at best~

Ok, maybe I've put it the wrong way. It's not "teased" as much as misunderstood". When I explain to people that I grow my nails cuz I'm a guitarist they always ask: "don't you have a pick?" And then I say that I'm a fingerstyle guitarist and that a pick doesn't work for me, but most of them don't get it. Unless they actually have a brother or a friend who's a fingerstyle guitarist as well, they just shake their heads and think that I'm weird. It's not that I care, but it's kinda stupid. Lol, and no worry about bullies. I'm over 190cm and a gymnast, so I don't really get bullied a lot. :D

Re: Do you seriously get teased

Frogma

Joined: Jun 25 2008

kanshiketsu89 said

and a gymnast, so I don't really get bullied a lot. :D

School's certainly changed in the short time since I've been there.

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"Frogma is not a communist! He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is not a porn star!"

I think vic's nail reference

surreal

Eric: tank,godlike

Location: Arizona

Joined: Jan 04 2009

I think vic's nail reference photo works much better with steel string picking. Anyhow, I got some occasional lol'ing in one of my classes in high school, though it was more of a friendly laugh then something more negative.

I was cool with everyone in that class.

Now, as for how you should shape them, I suggest you take a hard look at the angle of your attack when you play the guitar. Experiment with sloping them for the best effect. They grow back.

Re: I think vic's nail reference

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

surreal said

I think vic's nail reference photo works much better with steel string picking.

Maybe, but that's intended for classical. Classical technique = nails the right length to get a good amount of fingertip on every note, so you aren't playing with nails only.

Of course, you don't have to do that, but I don't think most people agree with the rule you've come up with here.

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Auriplane!!

i've never seen a male

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

i've never seen a male gymnast

i think nowadays when people hear gymnast they think of chinese grade school girls

Why Frogma? Did gymnasts get

kanshiketsu89

Anime Clef

Joined: Aug 13 2010

Why Frogma? Did gymnasts get bullied in your school? It's a bit funny cuz I was one of the strongest in high-school and I'm not even a real-deal-hardcore gymnast. So I really can't imagine how to bully one. Unless you're a MMA fighter, American football player or something like that ofc. :D Lol, Jacob. XD I know a lot of male gymnasts. And I'm surprised that YOU think it's for girls only, cuz you should see the bodies we get from our training. XD

Re: I think vic's nail reference

kanshiketsu89

Anime Clef

Joined: Aug 13 2010

Yeah mate, the loling I get is also positive, but still... It's something you can't really counter cuz you DO have long nails and it DOES look funny. :D Don't know about steel string thing though. I play on steel strings and the nails in that picture are way to short for me. Maybe the picture refers to the nails on the fretting hand. :P

It doesn't. Keep the nails

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

It doesn't. Keep the nails on your fretting hand short.

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Auriplane!!

Re: Why Frogma? Did gymnasts get

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

kanshiketsu89 said

Lol, Jacob. XD I know a lot of male gymnasts. And I'm surprised that YOU think it's for girls only, cuz you should see the bodies we get from our training. XD

i'd like to see an example, show me yours?

Re: Why Frogma? Did gymnasts get

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

kanshiketsu89 said

I was one of the strongest in high-school and I'm not even a real-deal-hardcore gymnast. So I really can't imagine how to bully one. Unless you're a MMA fighter, American football player or something like that ofc. :D

Yeah--when you said you didn't get picked on because you were [~6 feet] tall and a gymnast, I assumed the gymnast part meant "pretty effin stacked in the torso, and very agile."

On topic, I went to a German specialty store the other day to get some good milk chocolate, and the lady at the counter casually asked, "How's the guitar been coming along?" I was totally floored. I couldn't remember ever having spoken with her, but I'd been in there a few years before, so I said, not sure, "Are you just really observant or do you have a REALLY good memory?" She smiled, "just observant." I said it's going really well, and I should come back and play for her.

Sometimes I wonder if European culture is warmer than American culture.

Been a while since I posted a tab here. I should step on that--I'm sure everyone wants a difficult-ass tab from a game that nobody's heard of. :D

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And then I realized that the chord progression from Chrono Cross's Another World is the same progression as the chorus from Peace of Mind by Boston, and life was never quite the same.

Re: Why Frogma? Did gymnasts get

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

musenji said

kanshiketsu89 said
On topic, I went to a German specialty store the other day to get some good milk chocolate, and the lady at the counter casually asked, "How's the guitar been coming along?" I was totally floored. I couldn't remember ever having spoken with her, but I'd been in there a few years before, so I said, not sure, "Are you just really observant or do you have a REALLY good memory?" She smiled, "just observant." I said it's going really well, and I should come back and play for her.

everyone in europe is directly descended from sherlock holmes and jesus

The couple who run the corner

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

The couple who run the corner store near me play a jazz duo out at some clubs sometimes. Best corner store ever.

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Auriplane!!

Lol auri, that fretting hand

kanshiketsu89

Anime Clef

Joined: Aug 13 2010

Lol auri, that fretting hand thing was a joke. :) Musenji, the same thing happened to me once. XD I was in a store and the woman on the counter asked if I was a guitar player. I too was blown away. I mean the woman was around 50 and yet, she made an observation that even 20 year old rocker girls don't make. I was really amazed. But that's the only time something like that happened. And I do live in Europe. The less evolved part though... XD Hahaha, yes man, make a cover of that arpeggio intro from "Kabuki, quantum figter" for NES.I bet no one heard of that one. :D Loool Jacob, I'm revolted by your request. A bit tempted, but revolted. XD

Re: Lol auri, that fretting hand

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

kanshiketsu89 said

Hahaha, yes man, make a cover of that arpeggio intro from "Kabuki, quantum figter" for NES.I bet no one heard of that one. :D

You lose.

I bet you haven't heard of Delta Man.

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Auriplane!!

WHY MUST I CONSTANTLY FACE

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

WHY MUST I CONSTANTLY FACE REJECTION

You don't have to. Ask

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

You don't have to. Ask ass-first.

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Auriplane!!

Re: You don't have to. Ask

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

auriplane said

You don't have to. Ask ass-first.

mean D:

We should set up a Gay Thread

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

We should set up a Gay Thread to find a boyfriend for Jacob. Can you do the honors, kanshi?

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Auriplane!!

Loool, you win auri... XD

kanshiketsu89

Anime Clef

Joined: Aug 13 2010

Loool, you win auri... XD Although, I still have an ace up my sleeve. How about "Soleil" for Sega mega drive 2? If you know this one then I give up. Ok, ok Jacob... Here you go... Let me just make a quick note before that. I'm not actually 190cm, I'm more like 170cm. And I'm not really white, I'm more of an afro-American type and don't quite live in Europe, but more like in a ghetto. Having said that, here you go, enjoy my body. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfsTKfUT-RQ

Re: We should set up a Gay Thread

kanshiketsu89

Anime Clef

Joined: Aug 13 2010

auriplane said

We should set up a Gay Thread to find a boyfriend for Jacob. Can you do the honors, kanshi?

Hahaha... No mate. I don't post "gay" topics. I post regular ones and you guys just turn them into gay ones every time. :D

Nope, I don't know Soleil.

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Nope, I don't know Soleil.

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Auriplane!!

Would your feelings be hurt

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Would your feelings be hurt if I told you Jacob is secretly straight?

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Auriplane!!

Re: Would your feelings be hurt

kanshiketsu89

Anime Clef

Joined: Aug 13 2010

auriplane said

Would your feelings be hurt if I told you Jacob is secretly straight?

Whaa? How did I end up being called gay now? I'm not homo, I'm just the teasing type. XD XD Yeah, Soleil rulz, now it's 1:1. :D Btw, it's a "Zelda" kind of game. Like, SNES had Zelda and Sega had Soleil. It was really cool. I replayed it a year ago and it still rocks.

This is the second time you

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

This is the second time you mysteriously believe I have called you gay. I don't think I've called anyone here besides Jacob gay.

Jacob, you gay.

Okay, how about Zeliard? I love Zeliard.

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Auriplane!!

Re: This is the second time you

kanshiketsu89

Anime Clef

Joined: Aug 13 2010

Lol, sorry mate. It's just, on a site where everyone calls everyone gay on every occasion, it's not too hard to misunderstand someone in that manner. :D Nope, don't know Zeliard. Back then the games were expensive and I didn't have many. So I don't know many of the old-school classics. My true era starts with PSX and illegal copies. XD

Actually, it only happens

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Actually, it only happens with threads you're in. I'm not sure why.

It's kind of weird being called mate.

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Auriplane!!

Loool... That one really

kanshiketsu89

Anime Clef

Joined: Aug 13 2010

Loool... That one really cracked up... :D Guess I'm the fire starter for gay talk. XD And sorry man, that "mate" thing is just my British English.

British English is fine, but

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

British English is fine, but I'm a girl. Or is mate gender neutral these days?

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Auriplane!!

Oh, sorry 'bout that one. I

kanshiketsu89

Anime Clef

Joined: Aug 13 2010

Oh, sorry 'bout that one. I didn't know... You seem like guy from most of your comments. :P Hahaha, I even called you gay on one occasion. XD Why didn't you mention that earlier? :D

Because it's more amusing

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Because it's more amusing this way ;-)

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Auriplane!!

Sheesh, I go outside for 10

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Sheesh, I go outside for 10 minutes, and there's no response to my post when I get back. What is the forum coming to?

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Auriplane!!

Well, the Internet sure is a

kanshiketsu89

Anime Clef

Joined: Aug 13 2010

Well, the Internet sure is a weird place. Never thought I'd call a girl gay... XD At least now I get why you wanted me to draw Goku in a pimp suit... But you actually did arouse my suspicion once, when you said that snails are "cute". You don't hear a dude use that word, but I thought, nah, I can't be. But you know, if you're a girl than you're actually the best female bass player I've heard. Girls usually suck at anything that's not a piano or a violin, but I've seen some of your bass covers a couple of days ago and they're really good. Now all that there's left is to find a girl who's good at guitar. Still haven't seen that one. :D