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Tabs you'd like to see...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by GhostPicker Apr 22, 2010.

Favorite Haunts, Stores, and Luthiers
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Started this discussion. Last reply by L.J. Mattingly Jul 4, 2009.

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GhostPicker left a comment for Dan Miller
"Really enjoyed Adam Schlenker's work in the latest issue. Love to see him as a regular contributor."
Jul 3, 2012
GhostPicker replied to Derek's discussion New Member Saying Hello
"Mike's right Derek, I started looking for "a new guitar" 10 guitars ago. Still looking :)"
May 3, 2011
GhostPicker replied to GhostPicker's discussion Tabs you'd like to see...
"Jamey, Thanks for sharing your video. This is a perfect example of the type of tunes I've been searching for. You did a fantastic job picking this one! I enjoyed it a great deal."
Apr 22, 2010
GhostPicker posted a discussion

Tabs you'd like to see...

Every once in a while you hear a tune that just "speaks to you" and you say to yourself, man I'd love to learn to play that. The problem is, if you're like me, your desire over shadows your talent and you need a little help. While I'm beginning to understand that tabs can be a crutch that can slow down your progress, I find I still need them to get a kick start every once in a while. All that being said, the real question is... Are there tunes that members haven't been able to find or just…See More
Apr 21, 2010
GhostPicker updated their profile photo
Apr 21, 2010
GhostPicker replied to Louis Ray Young Jr.'s discussion blueridge br140/160
"Louis, I have a BR-160 and a BG-160. The BR is more of a "Martin copy" and the BG is more of a "Gibson copy". They have a little different look and feel from one another but they both have a REAL BIG sound. The BR's neck is…"
Jan 2, 2010
GhostPicker commented on Dan Miller's blog post Flatpicking Podcast with Dix Bruce
"Every year at our family Christmas gatherings, I always manage to have a guitar handy just in case someone asks "hey did you bring your guitar this year?" The family loves singing Christmas songs by candlelight and the additon of the…"
Dec 6, 2009
GhostPicker replied to Stefan Jadefjord's discussion Blue Chip pick GIVEAWAY!
"Very cool, I'm in."
Aug 3, 2009
GhostPicker posted a discussion

Favorite Haunts, Stores, and Luthiers

Everytime I go to a new city, one of the things I try to do is visit a local guitar store. After all, every guitar deserves to be seen and played :) We often talk about our favorite guitars, picks, strings, capos, etc. but I haven't seen a lot of discussion about people's favorite "haunts" for "just looking" or purchasing guitars and accessories. I'd like to hear where you all like to shop. I know there are some amazing places where the prices are good, the service is great, and the people are…See More
Jul 3, 2009
GhostPicker replied to Peter Lucas's discussion Rhythm players to hear in the group Flatpicking Essentials
"Wow! What a great link. Thanks for sharing. (The video features were really cool too)"
Jul 1, 2009
GhostPicker commented on Dan Miller's blog post Flatpicking Essentials, Volume 1: Rhythm, Bass Runs & Fill Licks
"Like most everyone else that is "self-taught", I've developed all the bad habits that you could possibly develop. The first two volumes in this series have been a great help in undoing some of the damage. I particularly appreciate…"
Jun 29, 2009
GhostPicker replied to Irving Sanders's discussion What type or brand guitar do you play?
"If the average picker is anything like me, it's very hard to stroll through a store and not pick up every guitar in the place, "just to see how it sounds". With every new guitar purchase I make, goes a promise to my wife that…"
Jun 11, 2009
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Flatpicking Essentials

This group is for members who are working with the 8-Volume Flatpicking Essentials course written by Dan Miller and Tim May. This is the place to meet others who are working with the course and share your arrangements.See More
Jun 10, 2009
GhostPicker replied to Roger Ferguson's discussion What's the weakest "link" in your flatpick technique
"Bruce, I feel your pain. I'm in exactly the same situation. I've always felt that being left-handed and playing right has kept me from being a better player. (At least that's the excuse I'm using). I tried a left-handed guitar…"
Jun 2, 2009
GhostPicker commented on Paige Anderson's group Martin Guitar Owners
"Never picked up a Martin guitar that I didn't want to own. Sadly, I only own one. It's a HDC - 28 (Herringbone with a Cedar top) built in 1993. I love the warm tone of the cedar and it smells really good..."
Mar 6, 2009
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Martin Guitar Owners

Here is a group for people who have Martin Guitars, or is looking for one, or if you just really like Martin Guitars!
Mar 6, 2009

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Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
...never met a bad tune
Favorite Guitars
Martin HDC-28 (cedar top), Blueridge BR-160, Blueridge BG-160, Larrivee D-9, Fender Lite Ash Telecaster

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"That is some very impressive songwriting! Fantastic, Gord would love it; you should send it to him."
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"Very nice, clean, rendition of this old civil war song, and the tone of your guitars is great! (You know that Elvis recorded this in the 1950's as "Love Me Tender?")  Wish I had  ason to pick with!"
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"This has been my favorite flatpicking/fiddle sine I first heard Doc Watson do it 55 years ago! Your rendition is more than excellent! Guess I'll just have to keep practicing until I get it right!"
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Dave Siler commented on Derek's video
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Danny Boy

"Neat! I have 0015M, along with D28HVR, D35, and most recently, DR Centennial. Martin is the very best!:-)"
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Derek commented on Derek's video
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Danny Boy

"Thanks Dave. Yes, a 00015m. Now supplemented by a Stonebridge DM32 :-)"
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Louis Ruoti commented on Louis Ruoti's video
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Tennessee Waltz - Flatpick Guitar - Louis Ruoti

"You're all too kind, Dave, thanks much... Funny how the threads of musician's lives intertwine, as in your reference to King and the subsequent album by Roseann. Small world!"
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Danny Boy

"Very nice!!!! Is that Martin 0015M?"
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Dave Siler left a comment for Ralph Schut
"Ralph, I learned more from your videos in two hours last night than i have learned in the past 6 months!! Thanks so much for your very excellent efforts. All fabulous stuff, especially the cross-picking.  Sie Sind Hollandisch. Sprechen Sie…"
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Dave Siler commented on Paige Anderson's group Martin Guitar Owners
"Have owned D28VR, (80's) D35, (70's )  0015 (early 2000's) and recently bought DR Centennial, marking first century of Dreadnaught production. Has Martin VTS artificially aged top and braces. Greatest sound I have ever heard! I…"
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Dave Siler commented on Louis Ruoti's video
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Tennessee Waltz - Flatpick Guitar - Louis Ruoti

"Fabulous, Louis. Pee Wee King's brother,  Gene, Used to run a rare record shop in Louisville some 40 years ago. Johnnie Cash's daughter cut an album entitled "King's Record Store" Magnificent job on a great tune for…"
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