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bubbalouie replied to topic 'I bought Oscar Schmidt Appalachian Autoharp modified for Bluegrass ! ' 40 min
Playing Since: 2007
Experience Level: Purty Good
Occupation: Translator, Musician
1910 Lyon and Healy that had half the frets missing so I had them all removed and replaced with a fretless rosewood fingerboard.
Just replaced my Saga (which was a pretty good instrument to learn on) with a Ramsey cherry Standard, and I love it! It's got the deep full sound that I've really appeals to me, and such nice action.
There are so many good players around, and I'm kind of here and there in my tastes. I do prefer more traditional sounds but more important to me is the "raw" kind of power in that old style playing, one that often gets sacrificed (imo) when music is over-arranged. As long as that's not sacrificed I enjoy a lot of things. I love the old Appalachian ballads, and have been listening to Tim Eriksen and Hunter Robertson a lot lately.
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I'm mainly a player of saz/bağlama, Turkish folk instruments. But I've loved clawhammer since I was young. I borrowed a friend's banjo for a couple months back in the 90s and learned some clawhammer but didn't have my own instrument. I've lived in Turkey for 7 years now and recently started missing banjo music, so I managed to have one brought over, and am having lots of fun learning. YouTube has been an amazing resource.
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