It has been a long time!! Good to hear from you, and glad you enjoyed the tunes -0 just trying to spread a little holiday cheer. I personally haven't been on AF in a long long time, but nothing says we couldn't…"
Long time no contact! I'm glad to hear you're still recording and picking. I very much enjoyed both of your new posts. Have a Merry Christmas, and maybe we can do some more TOW stuff, although that site…"
"Hi Mark, I'm glad you found the courage to try some nickel round wound strings. As I mentioned earlier, I have been using nickel round wounds for years BUT, I should have also mentioned that the Daddario nickel round wounds (I tried…"
"So, I decided the j-17s were dead enough that it was time to change them out. I went to my (small) local store, and while they did have some John Pearse Phosphor/Bronze strings, they didn't have the JPS-980M strings. I did end up…"
"I'm using the JPS_980M strings, Mark.
I really like the sound and feel of the heavy "E" string -- it adds depth and clarity to the bottom end.
Part of the reason that I ended up making the switch to nickel strings was because…"
Hi Mark, I am really liking the yardsale archtop I picked up. I got a Ranger Doug book on Freddie Green style big band rythym and I'm learning all those jazz chords. I'm having a blast. So much so in fact that I am now on the lookout for an old Gibby L-50 or L-48. With my D-18 for flatpicking, the big blonde Guild G-37 for rocking, if I can score an old 'burst Gibby L-50 for swinging I'll be all set :)
Mark, I play the guitar evey day. mainly cuz it is so fun to play. When I pick up the D-18, it sounds like a symphony compared to the Harmony. . The Harmony is so focused on those mids. It is a cool sounding guitar with those jazz chords. In comparison, the Martin actually sounds too full for the swing chords. I got a replacement pickguard for it. I really had a hard time choking up the money for it because the pickguard literally cost twice what I paid for the guitar :) I'm glad I got it though because it really adds to the vibe.
hey Mark, I posted some pics on my page. There are a couple just like it on ebay right now. Just search Harmony Patrician. Mine is identical to the 60's era because of the white cover on the adjustable truss rod.
I Love it up on the Summit. On a clear day it is one of the most spectacular views. I envy those weather men stationed up there. When they are snowed in, must make for some good pickin time if they are so inclined.
"Hey Craig. Thanks for the kind comment. The credit for this version should really go To Steve Kaufman who's arrangement it is. Good luck with your bluegrass studies, it's wonderful music and great fun to play. I look forward to…"
"Thanks Mike. I have to prove to myself that I can play the material as written but once I've done that I start to allow myself some leeway to have fun and drop in my own bits. There's not too much space to do that in SK's version of…"