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Andy Highfield
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  • Almeria, Spain
  • Spain
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Andy doran left a comment for Andy Highfield
"Hi Andy long time no see or hear,how are you and Nadine doing in Spain,ive not seen or heard form Ray Smith in a long time.so dont know what happend to him,i know at one time he was ill but Anne didnt want me to come over to see him, so left it at…"
Aug 8, 2014
Andy Highfield commented on Marcy Marxer "Iona Martin"'s group Gear
"Yes. Excellent. We actually use a pair of Fishman SA220's (SoloAmps) for 90% of our gigs these days, though. Similar circuits. Excellent dispersion, plenty of power (2 X 220w), nicely portable (back saver!) and in addition to the 4 mic/DI…"
Apr 7, 2012
Andy Highfield replied to Lane Rudiger's discussion OM guitars and flatpicking?
"My wife has a custom Martin OM-42 with a red spruce top. It is a few years old now and has opened up nicely. It has good 'cut' and volume-wise is very good. Louder than some dreads, but not louder than all dreads. The main difference is…"
Jul 16, 2010
Andy Highfield commented on Eric Lambert's video
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"Tasteful and powerful as always, Eric. Very nice. Andy (ex-Wales now in Almeria, Span)"
Jul 16, 2010
Andy Highfield replied to Vinny Baker's discussion Best Acoustic pick-up /Pre amp system
"As a matter of interest, we did quite a large outdoor gig here last night, in a city park. We used my Breedlove D/SRH prototype with a Baggs Element into a Fishman Aura Spectrum DI and our Martin OM-42 custom (Red spruce top) with a Thinline pickup…"
Jul 4, 2010
Andy Highfield replied to Vinny Baker's discussion Best Acoustic pick-up /Pre amp system
"I think one issue is that there are so many different guitar + PU + Pre + PA combinations involved, so what works for one, may be poor on another. For example, a light fingerstyle player using a guitar with a cedar top is going to get very different…"
Jul 2, 2010
Andy Highfield replied to Vinny Baker's discussion Best Acoustic pick-up /Pre amp system
"I had two separate guitars with K&K's in and was not happy with either (a D-18GE and a D16). They were both used via a Baggs Para DI (which is a nice box of itself). To date, the best results I have had have been with UST pickups via…"
Jun 29, 2010
Andy Highfield replied to Todd McFarland's discussion What brand do you play?
"1950 D28 - unusual example with Englemann top 1945 D-18 (Kenny Smith really liked this one when he tried it) 1939 D-18 (one of the last 1 3/4 neck examples) and.. my main performing guitar these days, Prototype no. 2 of the Breedlove Roots D/SHR.…"
Jun 28, 2010

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Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
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Favorite Guitars
'39 and '45 D-18, '50 D-28, Breedlove D/SRH prototype
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Recently moved to Spain...

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At 12:16am on August 2, 2008, Yiannis Gougourelas said…
Hey,Andy!
Hope you're fine fine.Thanks for that '46 000-21 i got from you.
Hope you like my '63 D-18 as well.

All the best,

Yiannis
At 2:34pm on August 2, 2008, Eric Lambert said…
Good to hear from you Andy.I had a wonderful visit to Wales and wanted to thank for your hospitality.Also,I really enjoyed your guitar pickin'.Take care.
At 6:59am on August 26, 2008, Sophia Johnson said…
Hi Andy - thanks very much for the tip off, great little network isn't it? I've been busy finding and requesting friends! I better try and spruce up my profile too! Hope to see you soon and get a jam in! soph xx
At 7:35am on August 8, 2014, Andy doran said…

Hi Andy long time no see or hear,how are you and Nadine doing in Spain,ive not seen or heard form Ray Smith in a long time.so dont know what happend to him,i know at one time he was ill but Anne didnt want me to come over to see him, so left it at that,how the music going you playing in any venues,and keeping busy,i hardly play at all now,be nice to find out how your both doing.all the best to you both Andy

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