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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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Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenn Demoulin Apr 8, 2010.


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For those who won't forget, whether or not you served, and who find joy and healing in the guitar.
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Michael S. Jackson commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guitar Collectors
"Ted - I'm looking forward to seeing the "after" photos. m"
Apr 10
Michael S. Jackson commented on Edward Sparks's group Acoustic Archtops
"Man, that's a purdy guitar!"
Apr 10
Michael S. Jackson commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guitar Collectors
"Guys - I have to ask: What makes this a lefty? Looks like a righty to me... Of course I'm not reading the ad, just looking at the picture. m"
Apr 8
Michael S. Jackson replied to Mike Bishop's discussion Off Topic But Martin Related in the group Martin Owners
"Some of the coated strings (so they won't squeak when moving from fret to fret) are silver. Maybe....??? Dunno. m"
Mar 15
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Michael S. Jackson commented on Michael Millham "Sidheguitarist"'s group Classical Cognoscenti
"Hmmmmm... Thanks!"
Feb 18
Michael S. Jackson replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion New Gibson in the group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"Arsenal? More than 20 years passed between when I bought my first Martin (D-28) and the next (D-41 Special). I bought the Clapton in '06. I ordered the Gibson through Guitar Center. Far less than the MSRP of $6,500.00. I could drive to Montana…"
Feb 15
Dave G replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion New Gibson in the group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"Holy crap, Michael!  Who knew you were packing such an arsenal of flattops?  And to think I was feeling sorry for you. I'll be interested in hearing your review of the L00. Who, may I ask, did you buy from?"
Feb 15
Michael S. Jackson replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion New Gibson in the group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"I checked out the CEO-7, not personally but in research. Looks pretty good and tempting but my Martin buying days are over for a variety of reasons... I won't say why (you think YOU are unpopular!). Perhaps my comment about not much depth can…"
Feb 15
Eddie Charles replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion New Gibson in the group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"Michael....surprised to hear your opinion regarding Martins...although I am also not a big fan of their D bodies.  That makes one unpopular on the UMGF since the majority there are Big fans of the D bodies. I find the entire 0000-0 series very…"
Feb 15
Dave G replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion My Last Blues Guitar in the group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"You play the ES fingerstyle????  Yea, I thought I recalled that you were a fingerpicker.  I figure you don't live nearby a large enough Gibson dealer to be able to try out L00's or other permutations of the 0's. …"
Feb 13
Michael S. Jackson replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion My Last Blues Guitar in the group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"Thanks, Dave... ISHK. I hardly ever use a pick anymore and when I do it's in conjunction with fingerpicking. Take care - m"
Feb 13
Dave G replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion My Last Blues Guitar in the group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"I was referring to the forum that Gibson oversees. I know you wouldn't buy a vintage sight unseen from prior comments. In the 'Acoustic' section of the forum, I think you'd get some good feedback on…"
Feb 13

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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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