"Kevin if you ever haave worked with Tortoise much it can be flattened using heat. Red Bear picks react the same way. Some like to use boiling water but I use my glass stove top on a medium to medium low heat and press it with a flat pan…"
"Just found my red bear "C" agate pick in my friends car after a week and a half. Honestly I only had one in this shape which I'd came to love so I was struggling to re-adapt to a plastic mock pick of a similar shape. In…"
A group dedicated to those who use Red Bear picks. We'll share news from the Red Bear shop, talk about maintaining your pick in top shape, getting different tones from your Red Bear picks, announce new colors and anything else pertaining to your pick
Tony Rice, Clarence White, David Grier, Doc Watson, Adam Aijala, Django, Jimmy Herring, Steve Morse, Pat Flynn, Andy Falco, Pat Martino, John Mclaughlin, Al Dimeola, Norman Blake, Jeff Beck, Chuck Garvey, Jake Cinniger, Rory Gallagher, Jimmy Martin, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Dickey Betts
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Backwaters, Manzanita, Gasology, Plastic Banana, Tipper, Jerusalem Ridge, Little Sadie, My Favorite Things, EMD, Fishscale, Freewheeling(The whole album really) Blue Railroad Train, Church Street Blues, Mar West, Salt Creek, Billy In The Lowground, Gold Rush, Black Mountain Rag, Scapegoat Blues, Cherokee(Mclaughlin), Scatterbrain, The Bash, Wind It Up, Miss Tinkles Overature etc. Both these lists are endless..
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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…"