" That is an interesting test. I probably don't have very discerning hearing, but I didn't notice a significant difference between the picks. I did hear a difference between the guitars with the Seagull sounding…"
Now that the holidays are past I was wondering if you were able to begin your study of fiddle tunes. Did you select one or more to begin with? How are you progressing? Have you encountered any particular…"
"John Mello of Kensington, CA, (http://www.johnfmello.com/about.html) is a luthier of long experience who really knows his craft. In addition to making his own highly prized instruments, he maintains an inventory of affordable production…"
One consideration may be whether or not you are planning to participate in a jam circle. If not, you could probably start with any fairly straight-forward tune that is melodically pleasing to your ear. I think many…"
Wine and guitars go well together, don't they? We are just a short drive away from the Napa, Sonoma and Livermore valleys. When you get out here to northern California, get in touch, and we can take our…"
" If you are playing solo or in duets / trios, I expect that tone-wise you will be completely satisfied with the light-mediums. If you were playing in larger ensembles with loud instruments like banjoes and fiddles, you might…"
"Here's one worse. I was 15 (1995). My brother said he had a ticket for me to see the Grateful Dead and Chuck Berry at Portland Meadows (OR). I said they sucked and declined. How was I to know it would soon be all over for Garcia, and that I…"
" I want to add my condolences as well, Michael. At 18 years she certainly lived a full live, and I'm certain she received an abundance of love in that time. Your recent post is full of touching humanity, which is one of…"
We had a gentleman by the name of Jim Harper (he went by "Zhmmy Harper") as a member of our Martin Owners Group. He no longer shows up as a member of the Acoustic Guitar Community. Has he been dropped as…"
"Since the appearance of his appeal on this discussion board, I have been in personal contact with Zhmmy. He impresses me as a person of talent, intelligence and integrity who has been victimized by both malice and circumstance. Others…"
" I apologize if I am being a bit of a contrarian, but from time to time I go in to play one of Martin's HPL models. I have been considering purchasing one. I think they deliver a pretty good facsimilie of the Martin…"
"Hey Ken...I've been a poor friend and not much activity has made it perfectly OK to just sit by myself. Reading your bio is much like reading my own. Started in late 1950's 'cuz a piano was too big to take on a date and a clarinet was…"
You're right, of course! After I sent that I realized what I had written but I had already turned the computer off and thought no one reads my stuff anyway. I did not mean to write bpm (which would be rediculous). What I meant to write was NPM or Notes Per Minute. The time signature is no different, it's just that a fast banjo player can crowd a lot of notes into each beat! Thanks for catching it. I wasn't aware that I had made the same mistake twice... I'll correct it.