Thanks Joe. Sorta caught me by surprise. Never been to a hospital before and figured my recent chest pains would eventually go away, like everything else before. Thanks to a smart wife and surgeon friend, they got me to the hospital before anything bad happened. Turned out I had 98% blockage in two arteries. Simple femural catheter procedure, inserted a couple of stents, and I'm good to go. I always thought I was made of Kryptonite.... turned out to be silly putty!
Thanks for your kind note. This hasn't change my plans to be at kamp. In fact, I think it'll be just the kind of good therapy that I need! See you then.
Hi Joe, my name is Scott Stephens with Custom Shop Guitars. Hank Harrison and George Chambers have both called me and recommended that I get in touch with you.
We have not opened our “brick and mortar” yet, but will be doing so soon. We will be carrying Collings instruments EXCLUSIVELY! Essentially, it will be a “Collings Store”. I am at Collings at least once a week (sometimes twice) to choose woods, go over orders, and to pick up instruments for my customers.
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…"