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« on: August 30, 2010, 03:53:59 PM »

I bought my L-05 three years ago (used at a Guitar Center but "Perfect" condition) with the thought of doing something of a more traditional nature that the Rock&Roll and contempory acoustic  bands Ive played with forever...Well, I found it!  I joined a traditional "BlueGrass" band a few months ago (The Higgins and Smith BlueGrass band...see website) ) and played my first gig with them this past sunday (The Dutchess County Fair)  My L-05 was just perfect , plenty loud (no amplification for these purists) and the even tone up ,down and  the neck was just right...Never thought of this Guitar as a Flat-Picker  (I always played fingerstyle on it) but its a real winner for Blue Grass   ...Anyone else out there using one for FlatPicking?  FlatPicker Fred
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010, 04:37:23 PM »

Not that I'm ready to gig or anything, but I've been learning some bluegrass tunes on my L-03 and the guitar handles them just fine (now the player is another matter).  Maybe not quite as loud as a full-sized dread, though I've got mine strung with lights so that's got to be factored in.  My gut tells me that the guitar will be able to handle flat-picking as fast as I can build my repertoire.  Now that consists primarily of Whiskey Before Breakfast, Gold Rush, and Molly Bloom.  When I bought the guitar I thought I'd play mostly fingerstyle, but this flat-picking stuff is quickly growing on me.
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2010, 04:43:16 PM »

Use to play my L09Koa at bluegrass jams and never had a problem keeping up.Purist blue grass players seem to prefer a slghtly higher acouctic which gives you a bit more volumn,with lower action you loss some volumn but you do gain tone.
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2010, 09:10:51 PM »

Prefer playing my DO3R for flatpicking with the bluegrass band. Still get drowned out by the banjo most of the time. Anyone else have this problem?
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2010, 10:07:44 PM »

Prefer playing my DO3R for flatpicking with the bluegrass band. Still get drowned out by the banjo most of the time. Anyone else have this problem?

There's a reason why Dana Bourgeois advertises one of his guitars as the banjo-killer!
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2010, 03:42:10 AM »

I find foaming the inside of the resonator does a good enough job so guitars players have any chance of playing as loud.
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2010, 05:37:46 AM »

You should try one of Larrivee's mandolins 
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2010, 09:17:21 PM »

Good idea Uncle Rob. Banjo player would never agree. He likes the banjo being dominant...says that is what Bluegrass music is all about.
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 02:18:35 AM »

He's a banjo player so we know he's wrong its all about the harmony and the high lonesome.If you want to drive them crazy pick on the mando player,ask him were he learned to play reggea.
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2010, 09:37:31 PM »

I always hear rock'n'roll riffs when a good mandolin player plays a fast solo. I think Bill Monroe was secretly wearing blue suede shoes.
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