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Ed Ball replied to Phillip Lyall's discussion Picks in the group Martin Guitar Owners
"Hi Phil, seems to be a popular topic on the web. On one forum, it was mentioned it was not quite as thick as a dime. On Acoustic Guitar an article read: He shapes his own tortoiseshell picks from blanks and keeps two on hand at all times in case he…"
Jul 19, 2011
Ed Ball commented on Paige Anderson's group Martin Guitar Owners
"Hi Mary, I concur, Om-1's do sound nice, I've never owned one, but if it's the guitar that fits you, and you can't wait to play some more, then it's obviously going to suit you just fine. Beware of crowd mentality, there are…"
Jul 4, 2011
Ed Ball commented on Dan Miller's group Flatpicking Essentials
"Dan, just wanted to stop by and say thank you for the Flatpicking Essentials. I've worked on Vol 1 for a couple weeks now, and am just about ready to move into Vol II. At this rate I may just complete the entire set before its all over. Thanks…"
Jun 26, 2011
Ed Ball joined Dan Miller's group

Flatpicking Essentials

This group is for members who are working with the 8-Volume Flatpicking Essentials course written by Dan Miller and Tim May. This is the place to meet others who are working with the course and share your arrangements.See More
Jun 26, 2011
Ed Ball commented on Paige Anderson's group Martin Guitar Owners
"Hello everyone, I've wanted a D-28 for what seems forever. Ever since Andy Griffith accompanied the Darlings when I was knee high to a grasshopper. Well in 2003 I strummed the first one after a career in the Navy, and latched onto that D-28…"
Jun 26, 2011
Ed Ball joined Paige Anderson's group

Martin Guitar Owners

Here is a group for people who have Martin Guitars, or is looking for one, or if you just really like Martin Guitars!
Jun 26, 2011
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Jun 4, 2011

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Favorite Flatpickers
Brad Davis, Doc, Tony, Wyatt, and so many others.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Amazing Grace, and so many others. There's just something about the harmony, the bass runs, hammers and pull offs that just leaves a warm feeling inside.
Favorite Guitars
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Raised in a small farming community, bluegrass and country played at home, joined the Navy, Retired from the Navy, now a County Veterans Service Officer who enjoys pickin on my Martin D-28

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Easy Solution To a Common Acoustic/Electric String Problem

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
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"Dan -- I ran out of time to say much but I want to thank you for your beginner's articles in FGM. I work them out fingerstyle on a nylon-string baritone ukulele."
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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
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Arthur Knowler replied to William Gray's discussion Heavy Picks Anyone?
"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…"
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