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  • Teesdale, Co Durham
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Phil Waites replied to Michael C Williams's discussion About to Buy a new guitar
"It must be very difficult with all the conflicting advice on brands etc. to make an informed decision. As they say internet advice is worth exactly what you pay for it. I don't know how long you have been playing or how advanced you are, but if…"
Aug 14, 2009
Phil Waites replied to Jed C's discussion Limerock
"Chris Moreton used to have a good version on UTube, should still be there- Chris is a great UK based flatpicker many times winner of the UK's Edale Bluegrass festival flatpick guitar contest - it is similar to Dan's version."
Jun 27, 2009
Phil Waites replied to tim mcknight's discussion A Little "Semi-traditional"
"I can see now how it would have real punch the way it is braced Hog/adi is my absolute favourite flatpicking combination as you say load clear and punchy without too many overtones to get in the way of fast picking. Is that your own bracing design…"
Jun 26, 2009
Phil Waites replied to Michael C Williams's discussion About to Buy a new guitar
"Listened to his you tube clips - nice playing and they certainly look really nice guitars, can't really tell how good they sound over computer monitors - but i'm sure they are excellent. What kind of price for a plain mahogany/adi D18…"
Jun 26, 2009
Phil Waites replied to tim mcknight's discussion A Little "Semi-traditional"
"That looks absolutely great, is it braced to sound dry and woody with a strong fundamental like a pre-war D18 or a more modern Collings kind of sound - or maybe your own distinctive tone. I like them all, just curious Thanks Phil"
Jun 26, 2009
Roger Knowles left a comment for Phil Waites
"Phil, I host a monthly Americana night in Harrogate at the Knox Arms, Bilton. Our next meet is 03 July. If you are interested in coming down sometime, email me at roger.knowles2@ntlworld.com cheers, Roger"
Jun 24, 2009
Phil Waites joined Dave Skowron's group
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Red Bear Pick Users

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
Jun 24, 2009
Phil Waites and Kerry Krishna are now friends
Jun 24, 2009

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Favorite Flatpickers
Chris Newman, Tony Rice, Norman Blake and all the usual suspects
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Huckleberry Hornpipe and a thousand others
Favorite Guitars
My Bourgeois DB Signature dread & Collings D1,and D1-A, a lovely Ralph Bown J185 that I should never have sold
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Played all sorts over the years from solo Folk club gigs to a nice duo for about 10 years in the 80s/90s, with a hot bluegrass banjo player (Ian Sharp).
Retired from playing full time in 95 and got a day job - started playing again a couple of years ago and have become obsessed with fiddle tunes - play every day now. Other interests - mad on motorbikes - Triumph Bonneville and BMW r80 st

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At 12:08pm on June 24, 2009, Roger Knowles said…
Phil,
I host a monthly Americana night in Harrogate at the Knox Arms, Bilton. Our next meet is 03 July. If you are interested in coming down sometime, email me at roger.knowles2@ntlworld.com
cheers,
Roger

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