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So... What Goes First?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael S. Jackson Feb 27, 2011.

Tech 21 Sans Amp RPM

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Gear: Wireless Monitors
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The lonliest place in the world is on the edge of a spotlight. But when that light is in your face will your singing meet expectations? For all genres. For beginners, pros, wanna-bes - all - to share advice, techniques, fears, equipment, experiences.
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The Music Link Acoustic Instruments

For those who own or are interested in these fine recreations of vintage instruments. Includes: Recording King; The Loar; Antonio Hermosa Guitars; Lucida Guitars; and Savannah & Koloaukuleles.See More
Oct 22
Michael S. Jackson replied to joey pinter's discussion dumb ass thing to do in the group Martin Owners
"Yup. Dumb ass thing to do. Life is full of them... some believe that is why we are here in the first place. In 1984, when recovering from a huge financial set back that lasted for two years (read that: I was poor as can be, living in a trailer in a…"
Oct 20
Mike Conjuay joined Michael S. Jackson's group
Oct 11
mike walls replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion Somewhere Over the Rainbow in the group Tenor Guitar
"Thanks will gove it a try, I have just joined  TG group, play tenor guitar mandolin  ukulele etc but find 6 strings  too much of a stretch Love the sound of the Tenor Guitar, at moment I am with irish tuning which is what the guitar…"
Oct 2
Michael S. Jackson commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"Don't know the answers to these questions, but these are two very cool guitars. m"
Sep 29
Michael S. Jackson commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
"Mark - I've had the same problem from time to time on this site - too bad your complete original didn't post. Agree - the price is what will draw people to this guitar. mark - Thanks for posting the video link. Love the other guitars as…"
Sep 18
Michael S. Jackson commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Thanks, all. I have not been playing guitar, or doing much of anything, for the past couple of years or so but this guitar is getting me playing again. Great deal for the money. m"
Sep 18
Michael S. Jackson commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Hi all. I am the proud owner of a new Taylor, my first, though I have owned other 12-strings. I have been looking at other Taylors much more exotic and pricey than mine when I read the article in the latest issue of AG re: Taylor 150E (12-string). I…"
Sep 17
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12-String Guitar

A meeting place to discuss playing styles, favorite players, set-ups, and anything else about this wonderful instrument.
Sep 17
Michael S. Jackson commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
"Hi all. Since I am the proud owner of a new Taylor, my first, I can now join your group. While I have been looking at other Taylors much more exotic and pricey than mine, I read the article in the latest issue of AG re: Taylor 150E (12-string). I…"
Sep 17
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Taylor Owners

Owners of the wide variety of Taylor guitars.
Sep 17
Ricky "Lone Wolf" Turner commented on Michael S. Jackson's group Veterans
"Back in 75/76 I was a U.S. Marine assigned to Fox Co. 2nd Bn. 4th Marines 3rd Marine Division. We were not fighting anyone at the time but we went on a WESTPAC Cruise/Deployment out of Okinawa. A guitar was passed down to me by a Marine that was…"
Sep 2
michael schwartz replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion Richlite vs Ebony in the group Martin Owners
"whattta Pal..."
Aug 30
Michael S. Jackson replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion Richlite vs Ebony in the group Martin Owners
"Eddie - I agree with the old vs new Martins. I've played a lot of both and if I had to state a preference I'd go with newer vs older for sound. Ditto for playability. But they are pretty close; it's just that I've heard more…"
Aug 24
Eddie Charles replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion Richlite vs Ebony in the group Martin Owners
"I own Martins with both....and I don't prefer one over the other.  In my mind Richlite and the laminated necks they use on lower priced guitars are improvements in materials.  But the Martin elite (traditionalists) won't have any…"
Aug 22

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Nylon-string guitar, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Resonator guitar, Travel guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martins: D41 Special; Eric Clapton OM-28; D-28; Backpacker
Others: Kenny Hill Hauser 37; Jose Ramirez; 1963 Gibson Classical; Martin GPCPA1; Recording King ROS-626; Yamaha 12 and 6 strings; Fender; Regal Resonator.
Banjos: 1929 Gibson Granada; Recording King RK85Soloist
Fiddle and mandolins
What type of music do you like to play?
Blues, rock & roll, classical, folk, bluegrass
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Help Needed with Community

Does anyone know how I can contact AG for some help? I can't send messages (to friends) and I'm trying to start a new group but it asks for the group URL - I don't even know what a URL is! I didn't have to enter one when I started the other groups I have done. I tried CHAT and I looked everywhere but I can see no way to contact them to ask how to do these things!


Posted on December 24, 2012 at 4:17pm — 6 Comments

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At 1:24pm on February 21, 2013, Rod Davis said…

Hi Michael

Some time ago you asked what banjo John Lennon started on. He started on a red Egmond Toledo P1 but he TUNED it like a banjo, ie open G. He and fellow guitarist Eric Griffiths went to learn the guitar but stopped after two lessons as the teacher was making them read the dots. they complained to John's mother Julia who could play the banjo and she offered to teach them the three chords to get them going, but of course banjo chords, not guitar chords. Soon afterwards I joined the Quarrymen having bought a banjo and John & Eric quickly passed on their knowledge to me. I never saw Julia with a banjo of my own, Whenever we went to practise at her house she always borrowed mine - see  photo on this website. Whenever John bust a string in mid-song, we'd swap instruments and before the next song started I would have replaced the broken string.

That's how it was ! -Rod Davis



At 6:08pm on December 31, 2012, FloridaGull said…

Do you have a particularly high level of security on your computer?  You may have to allow a few more things from the AGC website to enable full interaction...just a thought...

At 3:18pm on December 31, 2012, FloridaGull said…

The system doesn't like you... ;-)

Check your e-mail...

At 10:49am on October 15, 2012, Jud Hair said…

It is a super guitar all around!  When I was shopping with money in hand, there were only two new D-18s in the greater Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill metro area ... one was at the Raleigh GC and one was at Harry's Guitar Shop.  I believe only the larger GCs will get them because the one over in Durham said they had none coming.  I put down a deposit just to hold if for a few days and paid a bit of a premium to get mine, but I really wanted it and didn't want to have to wait months and months on ordering one from Martin.  Good luck!!

At 7:31pm on July 11, 2012, Ted James Popp said…

Michael, not intending to blow you off. Away from AGC access. Please communicate directly with me in regard to the L-00 at: I have better mobile access than thru AGC groups.

At 12:36pm on June 1, 2012, FloridaGull said…

Michael -

I just read your input on Tom's song.  Your comments/posts are always informative, interesting, and/or amusing - when I finally do put up a song or two, I'd be honored to have your feedback!

At 11:15am on August 31, 2011, FloridaGull said…

You would think "they" would have more important things to worry about - unemployment, economy, international political and economic issues, etc.

Maybe everyone should just buy a guitar, and mellow out... :-)

At 10:50am on August 30, 2011, FloridaGull said…
Hey - didn't want to join the Gibson group just to comment on what you wrote, but I agree with you 100%!  Have any of these government people ever even played an instrument, let alone a guitar?
At 11:05am on August 8, 2011, Pascal Proust said…
There's no female jazz singer corresponding to your description coming to my mind right now. But I'll tell you if I ever find out ;)
At 12:48pm on August 7, 2011, Pascal Proust said…

Hi Michael!

I don't know much about cajun guitar or music. But if I ever get info that could interest you, I'll let you know. Do you have any further information about this Jazz lady? Any song title in French for instance? I'll make some investigations for you ;)


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