David Grier, Django Reinhardt, Tony Rice, Wes Montgomery - it's all just great guitar playing to me and I'm happy to mix and match.
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Born during the mid-Cretaceous era at the height of the war, I fled under cover of darkness secreted away inside the scroll of an old Gibson mandocello. Biding my time, I subsisted on an ancient celluloid plectrum that had fortuitously lodged between the top and a loose brace until circumstances (my passport was about to expire) forced me to reveal myself. Though my plaid overalls raised a few eyebrows, I sauntered across the room with a bearing of intent and dignity, smiling, passing myself off successfully as simply another of the Baron's eccentric guests. Grabbing a rather watery mimosa off the waiter's passing tray for additional cover, I slipped onto a deserted balcony, stole down the rain gutter and hastened over the wall. Having seized my liberty once again, I carefully exhumed the old soldering iron I had hidden away so many years before. "Show time!"
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…"