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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
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What type of music do you like to play?
Wes Montgomery to Jeff Beck
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At 11:13am on February 5, 2014, Al Petteway said…

Hi John,  I just got your last message and I'm still using the Tippin although I also like my John Slobod 000 cutaway and my new Rainsong "Shorty" 12-fret

At 8:32am on November 8, 2010, Michael S. Jackson said…
John - I guess I don't know too much about how this wall stuff works. I just (finally) read your comments. Yeah, I love classical (and blues and old rock). I found a classical teacher but soon discovered he was not what I thought. He played classical "in addition" and is not a very good teach at that. It took him 3 weeks to tell me I was holding the guitar wrong. He had me to right hand fingering for 6 months - that was all he ever taught me. I finally dropped him and went about it on my own. I've been playing banjo for 30 years and my right hand does very well. I could see working on the right hand stuff but I also wanted to learn some pieces. If you're interested in some books, etc., for those, like me, who have to go it alone, I'd be glad to point you in the right direction. I've learned 7 classical pieces so far.
At 11:54am on October 21, 2010, Jim Caudill said…
John, I'm glad your hand healed, and you were able to resume playing!
Best wishes,
At 9:45am on August 17, 2010, Al Petteway said…
Hi John, As you can see, I rarely visit my page here. The guitar I am using these days is a Tippin "Al Petteway Series" 000 size guitar.
At 4:09am on July 2, 2010, David Rigby said…
I am SO sorry to hear about that. Maybe part of our kinship, is that fact that I had a DUI 4 years ago. Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt, don't want to do it again. Jail time indicates this isn't your first? What was your BAC? Get a good lawyer and I do mean a good one. My DUI lawyer sucked, which made it drag out forever. So, even if it costs you an arm and a leg, so to speak, do it.

Not to rub anyone's nose in it, you might want to think about getting some counseling. Maybe, if you go voluntarily, the court will be lenient. Keep in touch and let me know what's happening.
At 3:37pm on May 3, 2010, Richard Dyer said…
Thanks for getting back to me and the information. You got a really nice sound on your recording. I have played a bit with going direct vs using a mic with an amp. I have not quite been able to get the recording to sound like the amp (at least like it sounds to me while playing).
At 11:02am on May 2, 2010, David Rigby said…
John...Dad's fine. He's going to out live us all. Health is up and down, depending on steroid use. Can't wait to hear your classical piece...I'm sure it's a gas. (I can't help myself, sometimes) I figured out why I got such a good deal on my recorder. It has no FXs! So I'm in the search for some...any suggestions? Hope you are well.
At 4:15am on April 9, 2010, David Rigby said…
"Ho' Down" was recorded on a Fostex 4 track, I borrowed. "Dusk" was recorded in Nashville, at a beautiful studio. I recently aquired a Tascam DP-02 8 track, which I'm hoping to put to use here, pretty soon.
At 4:07am on April 9, 2010, David Rigby said…
Thanks again, John. The bass on "Ho' Down" is just that, a bass guitar. I tuned the E string down to D, which gives it a different sound. "Dusk", is a tune and recording of my old band in Nashville. The tune was written by the bass player, who also has a love of the Bossa. I fell in love with Jobim and the whole Latin/Bossa thing, in the 60's.

Maybe we could write something through the internet. I send you parts, you send me parts, or whatever. It might be fun.

At 11:39am on March 25, 2010, David Rigby said…
Finally getting my recording "thang" together. New "studio" to arrive Monday or Tuesday and then.....boy, will I be busy! I'll let you know the results.

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