Grazi for the invite! You need to be more choosy about whom you extend invitations to, though. When people see that I am your friend you will become an instant pariah. Of course, that's probably better than becoming a piranha!
It may be the perfect job, however I am an imperfect man and the resulting dissonance makes for a life fraught with gloom, despair, and agony on me; deep dark depression, excessive misery. If you want to hear more just call me at…"
"Most people would claim I don't actually do any work, anywhere, but I show up at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth on pretty much a daily basis. I sit in a teensy tiny cube right on a noisy aisle, so today I coped by listening to Bryan…"
Doc Watson, Brad Davis,Tommy Emmanuel, Gary Cook, Jack Lawrence, Sandy Rothman, Steve Pottier, Brad Paisley, Tony Rice
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Flop Eared Mule as performed by Pottier & Rothman
Birdland Breakdown as performed by Tony Rice
Tall Fiddler as performed by Tommy Emmanuel
Lady Be Good as performed by Doc Watson
Fisher's Hornpipe as performed by Doc Watson
Spaghetti Western Swing as performed by Brad Paisley
Those I will someday obtain when my kids are out of college?
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Mike, welcome to the site. I play a Merrill and live in Richmond Tx. I too love Flop Eared by Pottier and Rothman. Spent a week with pottier at Camp Bluegrass about 5 years ago. What kind of engineer are you? Jerry
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…"