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My wife and kids for my birthday have given me money to go to a flatpicking camp. I am really considering the Colorado Roots Camp outside of Colorado Springs. I live in Denver so travel costs would be minimal. One of the instrutor is Beppe G so this is a plus. I really liked him when I was at Kaufmans Kamp in 2008. If anyone out there has been to Colorado Roots camp or knows someone whos been I would really appreciate your thoughts on it.ThanksLane RSee More
"I have a Larrivee OM3R. Compaired to my Washburn dread it is quieter ... but it has a very balanced smooth sound ... which is why I bought it ... I love it! I have no one to jam with :( so I can't comment on how it holds up in a group…"
"My wife has a custom Martin OM-42 with a red spruce top. It is a few years old now and has opened up nicely. It has good 'cut' and volume-wise is very good. Louder than some dreads, but not louder than all dreads. The main difference is…"
"I had a Martin OM21 a few years ago, and it was a great guitar for bluegrass. Bass runs sounded fine and it competed volumewise with other dreadnoughts, although I've heard a few OM guitars lose volume on the bottom two strings. I feel that the…"
"OM size guitars work just fine and hold up well. I just bought a Borges OM that will compete with most dreads. My Collings OM is plenty full-sounding. I've backed up fiddlers at fiddle contests with others and it cuts just fine. There is a…"
"I have one with a cutout that I take to jams. Frankly, it doesn't hold up all that well in that environment in terms of volume. However, at my level, I'm not sure I want folks to hear me clearly anyway, so at least for now, it suits my…"
Hey Lane, I sure see that my typing was terrible back in August. It turns out that one of my major problems at Kamp was that I was doing a lot more walking and climbing steps (it's so flat where I live that you could ride a bile for 10 miles and never get a chance to coast) Anyway, the extra exercise along with my schedule and skipping some meals, made my sugar crash and that was most of my problem, I think.
Two days after I got back, I had some lab work done and they called me w/in half an hour to tell me how low my blood sugar was and that I needed to eat something and get it up. I think that what happened was that it was just spiking up and down during Kamp.
I'm going to try to make 2009...how about you? Art
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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…"