My name is Ted and I lived in Memphis from 1995 to 2001. Did you pick at Yarboroughs nightly jams? I recognized the gentleman playing bass in some of your pictures but could not remember his name. I also played with a mandolin picker named…"
Guitar: Kenny Smith, David Grier, Bryan Sutton, Tony Rice, Doc Watson, Mark Cosgrove, Tim Stafford, Steve Kaufman, Jim Hurst, J.P. Cormier, Mitch Corbin, Russ Barenburg to name a few.
Mandolin: John Reischman, Emory Lester, Sam Bush, Alan Bibey, Hershel Sizemore, Wayne Benson, Chris Thile, John Duffy, Shawn Lane, Adam Steffey, John Moore, Ronnie McCoury, and Carlo Aonzo.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
I like sangin' songs with flatpickin in 'em.
My Adi/Mahogany Proulx LS Dread; Favorite mandolin is my Red Spruce Daley Classic
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I'm oblivious to most of what's going on around me and tend to focus on the enjoyable stuff that happens in and around me. I smile a lot. I mean A LOT. I think the two are connected somehow. I'm still working on that. My wife hasn't divorced me yet and she's had 26 years to do it if she had gotten fed up with. So, I reckon I'll be alright. :-)
If you like "sangin songs" with flatpicking in the, you'll love the new CD that FGM Records is working on. It is all bluegrass "sangin songs" with a different flatpicker on each tune (including many of your favorites that you listed above".
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…"