Kim Perlak: “Pongs”: Making fake nails out of ping-pong balls

From the beginning of my guitar study, I’d heard about this idea of making fingernails out of the plastic from a ping-pong ball. I’ve used this method myself for about ten years now, and have found that with the right materials and technique these nails produce a consistent, clear, warm tone and do not wear down. Each set will last about a week on average, and if they are applied properly they will not “pop off” in performance.

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