The usual suspects: Josh Williams, Tyler Grant, Cody Kilby, Bryan Sutton, Tim Stafford, Tony Rice, Doc Watson, Jack Lawrence, Norman Blake, Robert Bolin, et al. (Oh, and George Shuffler, James Alan Shelton, et al.)... OK, everybody.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
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Martin Dreadnoughts (28, 41, 45, the older the better), Bourgeois, Bob Thompson, my Terry Kennedy hand-built archtop.
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I started trying to play bluegrass music about forty-five years back and I'm still at it. I also mess around with some blues and thumbpicking things. I'm now unemployed (retired) and playing a lot more music.
Sharp eye for detail! If I'd been a little more adept at photoshop, I'd have made everything but the tortex pick be grey-tone so it would have been more obvious why I took the photo in the first place.
The pick works perfectly to keep that slide in place.
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…"