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Rick Heenan
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  • Lockport, NY
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  • Kent Gudme
  • Richard Dyer
  • Mark Lindrin
  • Ted Hechtman
  • Lon Milo DuQuette
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Rick Heenan replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Capo Collections in the group Capo Users Group
"I used to swear by the cloth elastic ones just like the double strapped on on the bottom of your photo.  I always thought that the cloth ones were less apt to put a ding in my instrument.  The last one I had was probably 94, my son was…"
Jan 16
Rick Heenan commented on Lon Milo DuQuette's video


"Lon Milo, another great tune.  Being a tad long in the tooth myself, I'm sympathetic."
Dec 30, 2014
Rick Heenan commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"I just saw this movie.  Great tune. "
Jul 10, 2014
Rick Heenan commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"Just an observation, when I write a new song, it seems that its the best thing I ever heard, at that time.  I like to give them a couple of weeks and listen again.  My experience has been those great songs usually suck.  It ends up…"
Jul 3, 2014
Rick Heenan commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"I never agree 100% with articles about songwriting.  But I'm not above gleaning whatever is appropriate to my own craft.  I read Susan's article but I thought that , if the topic is about meaning, presentation and interpretation,…"
May 19, 2014
Rick Heenan replied to Jim Yates's discussion Capos on the headstock in the group Capo Users Group
"Thats the one I use, Planet Waves/D'Addario.  Nice low profile, non-obtrusive.  I have an older version on my main acoustic and I just bought 2 more for other guitars.  I keep my capo in my pocket when playing.  I get a lot…"
Apr 26, 2014
Rick Heenan commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Phil Keaggy, damn good ain't he?  Vinyl tubing, who'd a thunk it!  Good idea.  Thanks Robert."
Apr 17, 2014
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, 2014

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Banjo, Resonator guitar, Bass guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Taylor CE-614
Taylor CE-355
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Fender Pawn Shop 1972
Epiphone viola bass
Takemine "lawsuit"
Guild D-25
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
Bluegrass etc.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 8:47pm on October 20, 2012, Bruce Campbell said…

Thanks Rick, I`ve also got a Maton Country Jumbo CJ-85/12, Guild F-412, Morris B-50 which is a rare Japan only Brazilian Rosewood Martin D-45 copy in 12-string and last week I picked up a new Martin Grand J12-40E Special. The Taylors have the best necks but the new Martin comes pretty close, catch ya.

At 11:45pm on February 13, 2011, Jordan Robidoux said…
Rick, thanks for the feedback.  Very interesting about your Grandfather's name being Ocean as well!  A rare name like that shared between two people with so much distance between their births is not something you hear about every day!  Beautiful guitars btw.
At 3:48pm on January 24, 2011, TL said…

Hey Rick!


Thanks for the add!


Greetings from Hungary,



At 11:56am on January 18, 2010, Lon Milo DuQuette said…
Thanks Rick.
Just had a listen to your "Peaches and Cream" good tune and fine picking! Love that 12.
At 8:27pm on April 25, 2009, Kevin Moran said…
Nice 614ce!
At 7:09pm on April 25, 2009, Jeff Lustick said…

Thanks for taking the time to listen to and comment on my song "Echoes". Much appreciated!!
I just listened to Peaches and Cream and Rosalie and thoroughly enjoyed them!!! Rosalie reminds me a bit of a Mississippi John Hurt type song actually.
I look forward to hearing more as you add them.

I also have a Taylor 614 CE (I traded in my 355 to get it) and a 410RCE which was a special rosewood edition. I love my Taylors-they are so playable. Though I live in the Albany, NY area now I am originally from Syracuse so I'm a central new yorker also!!!

At 7:08pm on March 22, 2009, ROB ENGLISH said…
Well done no umbrage taken, this digital domain stuff is beyond me however it has opened up a whole new world of opportunity and the mail here has been really slow since the mule died so keep on pickin and telling stories you are indeed a friend and what anice boat in your photos where were you is that the hudson Rob
At 6:40am on March 22, 2009, ROB ENGLISH said…
OKAY, YOU GOT ME... SO I HAVE BEEN REMISS, HERE IT IS. . , ! { } & so, forth. I often get a message from Blackberry that has a disclaimer on the bottom about punctuation, spelling and accuracy, I dont tweet, twitter, or text. I am lucky to hit the start program key on the laptop however I love the post from the coffee house gang, I recently discovered a term regarding music , 'FOLKTRONICA' kept me up at night . I look forward to hearing from you, the music is the story ! come one come all Rob English. { ironic last name}
At 5:33am on February 1, 2009, Michael Fredde said…
Rick, Thanks for the direction in finding the add music button. I knew I had seen it already. This old brain just couldn't remember where it was.


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