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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, 2014.

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 replied to Rob Osborn's discussion d...e...a...d g...r...o...u...p in the group Alvarez Guitars
"Now.   I still have my RD20SC  that I bought new a couple of years ago.  It sits next to my desk and is the one I always grab when I' sitting in the office and feel like playing.   My "open mic" guitar is…"
Jan 27
Mark replied to Rob Osborn's discussion d...e...a...d g...r...o...u...p in the group Alvarez Guitars
"Yup....   Sometimes you just need to throw a rock in the water to stir things up a bit and get all the critters moving around again...   "
Jan 27
Mark replied to Terry Angelli's discussion Turn the table. in the group Acoustic Newb
"Ok, I had to google "harmonic tuning".   I assume you mean the method of tuning the guitar using harmonics.  i found a video from one of my favorite youtube guitar teacher guys,  Justin Sandercoe, demonstrating how to…"
Jan 6
Mark commented on Derrick Miller's group Acoustic Newb
"Meh.  I might be wrong, but it sure looked like they wanted me to pay to join. If I am wrong than I still think they need to re-structure it, because I think other people will also get that impression and walk away before they even start."
Jan 4
Mark replied to Steven Donovan's discussion Top 3 Beginner Songs. in the group Acoustic Newb
"Well, I'd certainly not put "Let her cry" anywhere near a list of beginner's songs.  I still can't figure out how to do that one.  the lyrics alone make it a difficult one to learn.  (At least for me) I feel…"
Jan 4
Mark replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion Strings in the group Taylor Owners
"That's good to hear James! This certainly is a good example of how easy it is for comments on a posting board to be misinterpreted or misconstrued.      Wanna borrow my drill or belt sander?  ;-)"
Jan 2
Mark replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion Strings in the group Taylor Owners
"Well it's too bad. what started out as one guy having a bit of fun by playing everyone a bit, at some point morphed into a troll-a-thon.   Oh well.  Nothing more to see here.  Time to move along."
Jan 1
Mark replied to Lon Milo DuQuette's discussion Can Anyone Else Relate in the group Coffee House Players
"Excellent song! "
Dec 30, 2014
Mark replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion Strings in the group Taylor Owners
"Now...  Don't get me wrong.   Regarding how the strings "sound"...    Heavier gauge strings pretty much always sound much better than lighter gauge...   When somebody ELSE is playing the guitar…"
Dec 29, 2014
Mark replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion Strings in the group Taylor Owners
"I personally don't like elixers. (But that's just personal preference.)  The first thing I did with my new 714 was to put D'addario EXP lights on it. (11-52 )   But that's only because I'm not man enough to…"
Dec 29, 2014
Mark commented on grant's group Coffee House Players
"Great looking cover art Edward ! "
Dec 11, 2014
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…"
Nov 19, 2014
Mark commented on Derrick Miller's group Acoustic Newb
"Hello...??? Anybody home??? Where'd everyone go?  "
Nov 17, 2014
Mark joined David Susman's group

Alvarez Guitars

For owners and those who appreciate Alvarez instruments
Nov 17, 2014
Mark joined grant's group

Coffee House Players

A place to talk about your gigs and your song list and what ever else you want to talk aboout
Nov 17, 2014
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, 2014

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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! is the direct link:

Thanks, Edward

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…
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!

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