"Reminder, the "early bird" discount for the Winfield Warmup flat picking workshop tickets is good for only two more weeks. Regular pricing takes effect August 1st. www.wiresandwoodproductions.comGet 'em while they're HOT!"
"If you were to attend a flat picking guitar workshop, what topics would you like to see covered by the instructors? Please provide a list of 4 or 5 topics. To get your thought process kick-started, I am providing a list of some sample topics below,…"
Greetings,Mark Fulford (Collings Forum member “Dreaded Picker”) and I (Collings Forum member "GrierRiceFan") are producing a flatpicking guitar workshop weekend to be held September 12-14, 2014 in Overland Park, KS.Instructors are Jim Hurst, two-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year; and Jeff Guernsey, multi-instrumentalist, Winfield Fiddle Champion, and guitar instructor extraordinaire.In addition to the instructional workshops, we will also have a "vintage guitar" workshop, led by Jim Baggett,…See More
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…"