View Full Version : Why do I have to always explain....?

07-01-2010, 03:37 AM
I am no stranger to weird looks. Being a 6'5" tall, 600 lb man, I get looks all the time, and it really doesn't bother me. Just part of being a novelty I reckon. But I get more tired of having to explain this. I will notice someone veer from gauking at my "stature", and end up with a confused stare at my right hand with a befuddled, or judging expression. "No, it's not a "coke" spoon. It's a freaking Ukulele pick...". When I pick, my pinky finger just doesn't strike the string as strong, and there is a very noticeable muted note when I picked with my pinky. I needed help, so since I do have thick, strong nails, simply grow my own pinky pick and it remedies that muted pinky note. I keep it groomed and shaped like a pick and it works great. But, I always seem to have to explain it...

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs152.snc4/36957_140505439298588_100000173975723_418222_27797 76_n.jpg

07-01-2010, 03:56 AM
Hi Todorp

The problem seems to be that your nail is too plain and visible. You should go to either extreme:

(Hide it) Paint it gray or camo colors so the nail will not be too visible (but that's boring)

(Scream) Paint it gold or purple or green fluorescent. Add a Hello Kitty sticker to emphasize (that you're crazy and nobody should be talking to you)


07-01-2010, 04:03 AM
Pain an F and a U on the nail with glow in the dark nail polish...

07-01-2010, 04:08 AM
Maybe if I paint it orange, and with this graphic..

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs072.ash2/36957_140505442631921_100000173975723_418223_73613 67_n.jpg

07-01-2010, 04:20 AM
Or you could do the Dr. Evil thing...

I do like the idea of the Dunlop logo though...you need an itty bitty paint brush.

Uncle Rod Higuchi
07-01-2010, 06:01 AM
I've grown out my thumb nail and the nails on my index finger and pinky of my strumming hand (right).

I tend to do rolls when I strum and my rolls involve my index and pinky fingers. The middle and ring fingers
tend to just tuck themselves out of the way.

When picking I generally use my thumb for the G and C strings and the index finger for the E and A strings.

Perhaps you could grow out several of your other fingernails and really throw starers off!

keep uke'in',