"My teacher played with a match book cover one time and put me to shame.... admittedly this was a long time ago but it brings to mind the emperors new picks: the mind has as much to do with playing as anything else. In a blind test a really good…"
"Ive used Red-Bear,Blue Chip, and Wegen........I prefer the Dunlop Ultex 1.14.......Hell of a lot cheaper!!!! It's all about the tone and attack of a player....Ive seen alot of good pickers that could not draw sound out of a guitar.... A 40 pick…"
While i visited with Matthew Goins at his booth in Spartanburg he cleaned and polished my pick with something. It was noticeably more tacky feeling when he gave it back. He said polishing it periodically helped with the slickness problem. I…"
"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…"