A place where European, Asian, Australian, African, Central and South American Flatpickers can meet and describe activities in their area. A place where flatpickers from USA can see how their culture influenced foreigner musicians. An International meeting pointSee More
"Hey up Dave , i dont post much but only cos i,m learning to flatpick using dans Flatpicking essentials books one and two , playing is better than sitting at a computer anytime . i started flatpicking about two and a half years…"
golrush, whiskey before breakfast. redhaired boy,blackberry blossom, and quite a few more
mine a martin d-28 (1974)
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started playing irish fiddle back in the late nineties. met up with a banjo player in 2007 started to play rhythm guitar left the fiddle alone for three years. so involved trying to flatpick now, just bought dan millers flatpick essentials vol 1,started abit late though being 71 this summer
Found a solution to an often mentioned problem when having installed a piezo type bridge plate pickup transducer. The consensus of several Internet responders who have done this is that while the sound from strings 2 through 6 is good, the high e-string is way too quiet with no real ring, sustain, etc. Some have suggested moving the transducer for that string away from a brace, Adding a 4th transducer, a not so easy job, etc.I recently installed a JJB pickup (jjbelectronics) in a 40 year old…See More
I play two-thirds of a guitar. I have some wrist issues with fretting the 6th string. I enjoy finger picking but have been an avid follower of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine for about 6 years. I find Dan Huckabee's beginners arrangements great for the bari-uke. I have also found much of Adam Granger's work suits my DGBE tuning.I once took a class from Dan Miller in Palo Alto, California and he told me that his daughter was playing the baritone uke. I have e-mailed Adam about his new FGM…See More
"I have a left handed Blue Chip TAD 3R 40 pick and I find it a great pick to use, no scraping and quick on the strings. The only problem is that the tone is quite bass-y which is great for lead picking or Mandolin but not so good for rhythm…"