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Bryan Sutton's "Chiefs Medley"

What are the three tunes that comprise this arrangement??  ThanksContinue

Started May 2, 2010

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Anyone have any trouble with photo uploads. I've been trying to change my homepage photo and have tried using three different browsers with my iMac--Safari, Firefox, Opera, and none with do an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John R. Mann Jan 7, 2010.

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May 13, 2010
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May 2, 2010
John R. Mann replied to Stefan Jadefjord's discussion Doc Watson signaturemodel from Gallagher
"I had the Doc Signature model and I can tell you that the description "it rings like a bell" is absolutely true. I had a G-70 once also but liked the Doc Watson model the best. It's well made, attractive, and has a great tone to it.…"
May 2, 2010
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Bryan Sutton's "Chiefs Medley"

What are the three tunes that comprise this arrangement??  ThanksSee More
May 2, 2010
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Synthetic "feel" vs Genuine TS pick "feel"

I recently acquired a real TS pick. In comparing it with a bluechip pick, same style, same beveling, I noted that the TS seems to "drag or scrape" along the wound strings where the bluechip feels smooth on all strings. The TS is fine on the non-wound types.Since this is my first experience with TS, is this a normal feel with a TS pick. I love the tone. Just wondering about the difference I felt.Thanks for any inputSee More
Feb 25, 2010
John R. Mann replied to John R. Mann's discussion Webpage Issue
"Thanks, Bruce. I read what you wrote and it worked for me if I highlighted text in the browse line and then hit enter. ( As soon as my Mac heard the words PC, it got down to business :-) Thanks again. ) John"
Jan 6, 2010
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John R. Mann replied to John R. Mann's discussion Webpage Issue
"OK--I kind of stumbled on to this, and it may not be the best fix, but from my flatpick page, I went to Ning.com and it recognized me. From there I looked at my account and there is a tab for photos. You can change your default photo and then opt to…"
Jan 6, 2010
John R. Mann replied to John R. Mann's discussion Webpage Issue
"I know--I've done it before, too, and now I can't remember what I did. I haven't tried uploading from a website. That is my next tr. Thanks for the reply. If I figure it out, I'll let you know,."
Jan 6, 2010
John R. Mann replied to Jonathan Spencer's discussion Huss & Dalton TDM
"I'm biased because I own a TDM Custom and think it is great. I've played a number of Collings and they seemed a little more "trebly" to me. Just my old ears, perhaps. If you can get a D1A and a TDM Custom side by side and play a…"
Jan 5, 2010
John R. Mann replied to Irving Sanders's discussion What type or brand guitar do you play?
"Play a bunch of Martins, Collings, Huss & Dalton, & Bourgeois-- Play some Gibsons for a different sound.... ON the Gibsonesque side, the John Walker "Wise River" is a great guitar, an easy player, and sounds akin to and better IMHO…"
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Webpage Issue

Anyone have any trouble with photo uploads. I've been trying to change my homepage photo and have tried using three different browsers with my iMac--Safari, Firefox, Opera, and none with do an upload. I select the photo from my folder and it shows next to the 'browse' button on the webpage but nothing happens. Wondered if anyone had some suggestions. Thanks
Jan 5, 2010
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"Hi Yiannis-- Strange how we keep showing up in the same places. I've been busy with the holidays, but I haven't forgotten that I will send you some audio clips of my Braz Bourgie. Playing for you makes me a bit nervous but I'll do my…"
Dec 31, 2009
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"Glad to be part of a group of fellow travelers. And like my friend Yiannis here, I'm also a fan of the Manzanita album..."
Dec 31, 2009

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Favorite Flatpickers
Doc, Jack, Bryan, Cody
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Whiskey Before Breakfast, Red Haired Boy, Decision at Glady Fork
Favorite Guitars
Bourgeois DB Signature Brazilian, Bouargeois Country Boy Deluxe
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Retired. Living in western Montana
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Synthetic "feel" vs Genuine TS pick "feel"

I recently acquired a real TS pick. In comparing it with a bluechip pick, same style, same beveling, I noted that the TS seems to "drag or scrape" along the wound strings where the bluechip feels smooth on all strings. The TS is fine on the non-wound types.
Since this is my first experience with TS, is this a normal feel with a TS pick. I love the tone. Just wondering about the difference I felt.
Thanks for any input

Posted on February 25, 2010 at 9:08am

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At 10:17am on October 13, 2009, John R. Mann said…
Looking for any flatpickers in the Bitterroot Valley
At 4:43pm on October 28, 2009, Jim Franey said…
John I have a H&S DS 12 fret for sale or trade. Looking for a John Walker wise river
suburude@comcast.net / Spokane Wa.
At 7:05pm on October 28, 2009, Jim Franey said…
Thanks John! Jim
At 2:13pm on December 31, 2009, Jim Nunally said…
Hi John,
We were in MT not long ago. I did a Martin Guitar clinic with Larry Barnwell in Bozeman. Keep and eye on my website www.jimnunally.com. There is a schedule page there where you can find out where I will be.
I am pretty sure John Reischman and the Jaybirds will be in MT some time in 2010. Not sure just when.
All the best to you,
Jim
At 2:44pm on December 31, 2009, John R. Mann said…
Thank you, Jim, for the information. Will be on the look out for them this coming year.
BTW--loved your interpretation of the Clinch Mtn/Pike County medley. Great tunes
Happy New Year
John

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