Tony Rice, Norman Blake, Doc Watson and Bill Monroe
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Blackberry Blossom, New River Train and Flatpicker (Norman Blake)
Furch RD 32-SM, Levin model 27 Texas
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I live in sStockholm Sweden and just recently started to go deep into bluegrass and flat picking. I try to practice as much as possible. At the same time I'm learning to maneuver the mandoline. I play in a band (duo) called The Kentucky Porch Stringband. Setting is Guitar and mandolin and some harmonica.
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…"