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Vocal harmonizers Comments, advice?
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I have a question for all of you performing musicians.   I searched to forums but didn't find any threads which covered this.I am thinking about a vocal harmonizer (more as a toy to play with than…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Angelli Feb 8.

Looping stations
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Hi everyone!   Hopefully some of you performing musicians can give me a bit of guidance here.  My buddy has expressed an interest in getting a looping station . ( We've seen other guitarists using…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arvid Kaada Jan 23, 2012.

Any luthiers or experts? string peg hole question
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So....    Here's something that's been kinda niggling around my brain for a while... Ovation guitars, instead of using pegs to hold the strings on the bridge  have just a hole in the back of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Aug 4, 2011.

Seagull ... Worth it?
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Hi folks! I know that there are quite a few of you who periodically reccommend Seagull guitars whenever someone posts the ubiquitous "what kind of guitar should I buy?"  question on these…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Gundrum Oct 26, 2010.

 

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Mark commented on Derrick Miller's group Acoustic Newb
"Great to see so many people piping up and chiming in! I admit that I have not been in here participating very much in recent months.  However I think I've got a pretty good excuse.   I've been regurlarly going to two…"
Wednesday
Mark commented on Derrick Miller's group Acoustic Newb
"Hello...??? Anybody home??? Where'd everyone go?  "
Tuesday
Mark joined David Susman's group
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Alvarez Guitars

For owners and those who appreciate Alvarez instruments
Tuesday
Mark joined grant's group
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Coffee House Players

A place to talk about your gigs and your song list and what ever else you want to talk aboout
Tuesday
Mark commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
"Well that's interesting.  I posted a long reply to Michael's post about the 150E .   I wonder what happened to it...  Anyhoo.  The gist of it was that I saw that guitar in a Sam Ash ad and could not wrap my head…"
Sep 18
Mark commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
"Hee hee....  so far I've managed to postpone the experiment.  but alas, it's inevitable ."
Jul 8
Mark commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
"Well it arrived! P1011346.JPG But I do have a bit of a problem now.   Mrs. Mark  has requested that I sit down with this guitar and my Alvarez,  and demonstrate to her how the Taylor is worth ten times as much as the other…"
Jul 4
Mark commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
"Well I went and did it.... Thank you Jud Hair for the head's up...   I just bought that 714ce.... http://raleigh.craigslist.org/msd/4475011940.html It should be arriving via delivery truck next week sometime... And on a related…"
Jun 24
Mark commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
"Oh man!!!  That is the exact Taylor I have been shopping for.    "
Jun 4
Mark replied to Harris Coe's discussion I must be making progress in the group Acoustic Newb
"And THERE'S the perfect comeback!   :-P"
Apr 15
Mark replied to Harris Coe's discussion I must be making progress in the group Acoustic Newb
"Very cool!    I don't know about you, but my wife has to endure all of the practice, rehearsal and endless mistakes and "do-overs" while I try to polish up songs to be played for strangers at open mic...   Any…"
Apr 13
Paul Stoddard replied to Mark's discussion Taylor expression vs older fishman prefix pickup... in the group Taylor Owners
"I had a 410ce with the fishman and now have an 814ce with the ES.  I like the simplicity of the ES system. I rarely have to make any adjustment.  With the fishman it seemed I was always making some small adjustment.  Of course, some…"
Mar 21
William A Shields replied to Mark's discussion Taylor expression vs older fishman prefix pickup... in the group Taylor Owners
"I have the fishman pickup on a 414ce and a ES on a 315ce, and must agree with Rick's comment. The fishman does offer more control than the ES, however there's usually less need for adjustments with the ES( the controls on the ES make only…"
Mar 21
Rick Heenan replied to Mark's discussion Taylor expression vs older fishman prefix pickup... in the group Taylor Owners
"I've got both systems on a six and a twelve.  I feel that I have more tonal control on the the fishman.  I like the expression system too, but the fishman has more control.   "
Mar 20
Mark added a discussion to the group Taylor Owners
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Taylor expression vs older fishman prefix pickup...

So...   I'm looking at a few different used Taylors right now.   I've heard people argue both sides of this topic.  Some swearing by the old fishman preamp/pickup system, while others claim the new expression system is much better.  How about you folks?   Which do you prefer?   What makes "this one"  better than "that one"  ?I talked to the Taylor guy at one of the road shows and he of course gave me a bunch of technical mumbo jumbo espousing the benefits and improvements of the expression…See More
Mar 20
Mark replied to Steven Donovan's discussion Tutorial Critique in the group Acoustic Newb
"Right now I'm sitting here attempting to learn "Brighter than the sun"  by Colbie Calliet on the guitar so my wife can sing it at open mic next week....    The chords are simple enough, but the rhythm and strumming…"
Feb 15

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
2-5 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Alvarez RD20sc..
also just purchased another RD20sc as a "knockabout" guitar


Old Epiphone Les Paul style

Alvarez 5018 12-string

Plus, I have several "project" guitars that I am in the process of repairing with the intention of re-selling. Including, but not limited to:
Takamine EG 335 12 string
Takamine EG 430sc
Art & Lutherie acoustic
Lyle "hummingbird" knock-off which is old and cheap enough to drag down to the beach and not worry about what misfortune might befall it.
What type of music do you like to play?
easy, uncomplicated stuff....
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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At 1:50pm on February 14, 2012, Edward Sparks said…

Hey Mark, Now that you've braved the stage, and I am sure will again, consider joining us in the Coffeehouse Players Group!...here is the direct link:

http://www.acousticguitarcommunity.com/group/coffeehouseplayers

Thanks, Edward

http://www.edwardsparksmusic.com/

At 10:44pm on December 7, 2010, robin said…
thanks for the welcome! i'm stoked to find some folks to chat with :)
At 6:59am on April 11, 2010, Walt Pilcher said…
Mark,
Welcome to the Acoustic Newb group. There are players of all experience and skill levels in the group, and some teachers too, so we newer players can learn from the more experienced ones as well as from each other. Have fun!
Walt
 
 
 

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