"Yes, it's all I was hoping for and then some. One intense week crammed with classes, jamming, concerts, making and renewing friendships with other pickers, listening to and playing other instruments, and even some "elbow-rubbing" with…"
"Sorry, I prefer to go the other way. I like the warmth of PB to soften the somewhat drier sound of my mahogany D-18, and the depth of my EIR Santa Cruz TR is enhanced by the extra "cut' of 80/20 strings..."
Bryan Sutton, Steve Kaufman, Mark Cosgrove, Doc Watson, John Herald, Monte Dunn, Norman Blake, many others...
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Daley's Reel, Big Sciota, Black Mountain Rag, Beaumont Rag, Ragtime Annie, Cherokee Shuffle, Sweet Georgia Brown, Dixie Hoedown, My Silver Bell, many others...
1958 Martin D-28, Santa Cruz TR, Taylor 614CE, Martin DC-16RGTEAura, a "new" 1979 D-18, and a whole bunch of Telecasters...
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Retired from an Information Technology career in 2000. Married, living in SW Virginia. Played Folk, Bluegrass, Country Rock, and Country Music in performing bands since teenage years. Playing currently with a folk group, reunited from our college years, "The Rake & Ramblin' 4", and a bluegrass band, "Cambria Station".
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…"