"I agree. I have been using Flat tops for about a year now and really like them. EFT17's. They were designed for slide use, and are not very bright sounding. But I like them like that for flat picking and backing rhythms."
"Yes! I use the "amazing slow downer" you can select music from a CD or a file and slow it down, pan left or right, loop or use any small segment or phrase and loop. The trick that I like to use is, as soon as you have learned the tune, go…"
"Re: Granger bible
Thanks Dan, I never would have thought of that. I will do that.
Have you heard of a 2nd edition book that has a lot of the tunes re-done with a capo on the second fret for playing 'D' out of a 'C' shape? If so,…"
"I recently came across a steel string parlor guitar made by P. Benson, in Minneapolis. It's really a nice little instrument--well built, comfortable, very much like an old Martin 00-18 (mahogany, slotted headstock, pyramid bridge, ladder…"
"My gear is much better than my skill - for straight flatpickin', I play a Martin D-18 Authentic 1937. My go-to guitar for just about everything else (and it flatpicks just fine, thank you) is my Huss & Dalton D-RH with a Red Spruce top.…"
"Hey Craig. Thanks for the kind comment. The credit for this version should really go To Steve Kaufman who's arrangement it is. Good luck with your bluegrass studies, it's wonderful music and great fun to play. I look forward to…"
"Thanks Mike. I have to prove to myself that I can play the material as written but once I've done that I start to allow myself some leeway to have fun and drop in my own bits. There's not too much space to do that in SK's version of…"