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Yiannis Gougourelas and John Samples are now friends
Jan 23, 2010
John Samples updated their profile
Jan 23, 2010
John Samples commented on John Samples's video

The Meeting

"Yes David Grier has several tunes he has written that i would like to learn .But there all hard to play . his playing is a lot differant than most but i have really taken an interest in his playing. thanks for the kind words"
Jan 23, 2010
Yiannis Gougourelas commented on John Samples's video

The Meeting

"That's a hard tune to play.I appreciated your effort to play this tune. Very nice and nice sounding guitar too!"
Jan 19, 2010
John Samples joined John Carlini's group

Taking It To The Next Level

A companion forum to my column in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. Discussion will include fingerboard harmony, practice techniques, swing and jazz styles, all with a goal of achieving constant improvement.
Jan 14, 2010
John Samples commented on John Samples's video

I am a Pilgram

"Thanks Jake , I thank its so cool that you and your father play together .and you have done a lot of playing together it really shows on whiskey before breakfast , i hope to learn that tune sometime . you guys really sound good together."
Jan 12, 2010
Jake Cohan commented on John Samples's video

I am a Pilgram

"Great pickin! You must have heard Clarence play this tune a few times. Check out Tony Rice and David Grisman doing it on Tone Poems, it should give you some inspiration. You do a great job mixing in Clarence's licks with your own. I look…"
Jan 11, 2010
John Samples replied to Paul's discussion Cheap Guitar Recomendations?
"A little more attention to the setup ,especialy the string spacing and string action would make a huge differance . cant understand why they slack off when it comes to the this"
Jan 3, 2010
John Samples replied to Paul's discussion Cheap Guitar Recomendations?
"I agree Blueridge makes some outstanding guitars sound wise .I have owned several 160A BR70 three of the 160A blueridges souded awesome , but rhe setup is pretty bad on most of them i noticed the string spacing is off really bad , but this can be…"
Jan 2, 2010
John Samples commented on John Samples's video

I am a Pilgram

"It is an Eastman AC 420B thanks Kerry"
Dec 31, 2009
John Samples replied to Paul's discussion Cheap Guitar Recomendations?
"I highly rerecomend Eastman either the AC320 or AC420B outstanding guitars in every way ,the one i am playing is the AC420B solid adirondack top,solid east indian rosewood back and sides. sounds and plays like a dream for around 850.00 or the AC320B…"
Dec 30, 2009
John Samples commented on Andy Roy's group Tony Rice Fans
"were very fortunate to have so many great flatpickers today . but plain and simple tonys playing inspired most of the outstanding pickers playing today you can read FGM pretty much every artist being interviewed talks about tony . he made all of…"
Dec 29, 2009
John Samples commented on Dan Miller's group Kaufman Kamps
"I had the pleasure of going several years ago and have only been that one time ,but it was without a doubt the experience of a lifetime,worth every dime you pay ,simply unforgetable , hope to return someday"
Dec 29, 2009
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Dec 29, 2009
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Dec 29, 2009

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Favorite Flatpickers
Tony Rice, Doc Watson, Bryan Sutton, Tim Stafford, Jim Hurst, David Grier, Steve Kaufman who is one of the finest pickers an instructors anywhere in the world
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
I have too many to name.
Favorite Guitars
Bourgeois, Huss& Dalton, Eastman, Santa Cruz, Taylor takamine tf series
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I am a mechanic -Equipment Operator for a local coal company. I am married and have two sons. I play the guitar in my spare time, which I don't have much of. I enjoy watching Kentucky Football and Basketball. I enjoy riding my four wheeler and spending time with my wife and kids.

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Arthur Knowler replied to William Gray's discussion Heavy Picks Anyone?
"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…"
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