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Peninsula Fingerstyle

We are a bunch of fingerstyle players south of San Francisco.We have monthly informal get togethers called "Fingig" at various member's homes. Just for fun on Sunday afternoons.

Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Members: 50
Latest Activity: 22 hours ago

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Comment by Doug Young 22 hours ago

Hey gang, just in case any one missed it, this month's Woodshed is moved to avoid the superbowl. So no show this weekend, but Feb 8 instead - with Vicki Genfan! and Teja Gerken.

Comment by jon rubin on Tuesday

That was fun, good group. Thanks for hosting Doug. Forgot to mention we're at Red Rock Feb. 7, trio with violin and vocals.

Comment by Mike Nepper on Monday

So, some good exchange about Plekking at this month's Fingig. Seems there are some folks who have good reason to not trust the procedure due to a bad experience with it. Personally, it has been all good for me and the only place I have been to is Gary Brawer's shop in SF. I am definitely not trying to sell or push this on anyone! I would recommend giving it a try though and would say that if you are not satisfied with the result, take it back like you would any service and have them make it right. 

Comment by Stu Frazier on Monday
Yep, that was a fun one. I think I might actually practice some tunes before the next one though!
Comment by Mike Nepper on Monday

Well, another jewel of a Fingig at Doug's with 7 of us this afternoon. Thanks everyone and thanks Doug for hosting and sending me pictures. A great capper to a fun and busy weekend for me.

Comment by Stu Frazier on Sunday

Hey Mike...if you bring your D28, I'll bring mine and we can compare action/playability so I can see the difference for myself.

Comment by Mike Nepper on Sunday

Sorry, went off a little there............must be the caffeine? I was up late after Supercross last night.

Comment by Mike Nepper on Sunday

So, I was just doing some research and blogging a bit on Plekking. Stu is set to have one of his guitars done and I have had 5 or 6 done over the past few years and will maybe bring up the subject this afternoon at Fingig. I love some of CR's comments on the subject, and his Yamamoto OMY was the first I remember playing after Plekking. The transformation was astounding to say the least! As some of you may know, back in the day, CR was known to play the frets plum OFF the guitar - super hard attack! Before Plekking, CR's guitar was unplayable. Now, last Fingig I brought out the "Old Lady" my D-28 with Traugott neck. I had it Plekked, I think in 2010, after a re-fret, specifically to run Medium gauge but still have the ablility to play it with a flat pick or fingerstyle. It came out sounding better than ever and plays so easily, you think you are playing light gauge strings when they are really mediums. Also, you can play it fairly aggressively with the flat pick and still not buzz. I guess my point is, the more details you give the techs doing the work what it is you need the better, because they try to customize the Plek program to your playing style.

Comment by Mike Nepper on Sunday

Feel better Tom, we'll catch you next time at your house then.

Comment by Tom Lamson on January 24, 2015 at 9:33am

The flu came and went and came back. I'm going to pass this month. See you all at my place next month.

 

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