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Michael B

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December 1, 2023 - 1:16 pm
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I am Michael from Northern Ca.
I began playing at 8 in a school music program. Studied classically for 10 years . This was in the late 60s early 70s.
My first aha moment came from listening to Sugar Cane Harris on "Hot Ratz" .Mind blowing... and Gerry Goodman from the Flock.
I've been a semi-pro player for 55+ years. I try to play as many styles of fiddle as I can (not necessarilly at the same time)
Currently I play in an original Americana band, a Country Western band and a original/cover rock band.
My first amp was a Twin with D120's. Currently I play a Quiltar Tone Block 200. I built a 12" combo and put a Celestion Creamback in it. The Quiltar's head room is great for fiddles, for that clean sound.
And then there are the toyz:
Shure GLXD16 wireless
Boss Volume pedal
MXR Carbon copy delux
Strymon Blue Sky
JHS Harmonic Trem.
MXR Analog Chorus
JHS Flanger series 3
EH Mel9
EH NanoPog
JHS Octave Rev.
2 Wampler EQuator EQs one for thee fiddle one for the mandolin.

My current fiddle is a Claude Boivin (1731) with a Baggs bridge transducer.
My current mandolin is a Stewart McDonald kit I built. It also has a Baggs bridge transducer.

Good on all of you for playing fiddle music... Cheeers

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December 1, 2023 - 2:02 pm
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Pleased to talk, you sound very musical with a great background. Lots of nice, like minded people on here who like a good chat about all kinds of things musical, look forward to your contributions, maybe you could help us finish of the jig we are writing, a bit of an experiment, mouse will give you details in her welcome.

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December 1, 2023 - 2:27 pm
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Welcome to the forum, @Michael B. I am so pleased you have come back and introduced yourself. I did send you a new Welcome email because it has been updated since your first one when you joined. 

Great to meet you. 

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The Bumblebee Flies!

Please ignore any typos. My typing ability on a real typewriter did not transfer to these device key pads.

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December 1, 2023 - 11:53 pm
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Michael B

Welcome to the forum 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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December 2, 2023 - 12:15 am
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Welcome to the Forum, Michael B! 

LOVE ALL YOUR TOYS! 

Sounds like you are VERY busy, but hope you will

spend time throwing your 2 cents around here! 

So glad you found us! 

- Emily

 

Btw, there is another member with your same user name.

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December 2, 2023 - 8:56 pm
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hey Michael and welcome.  Very interested in your music..do you guys have any content that can share?  Besides fiddle music Americana type stuff is about all I listen to.  I like the indie type bands.  Pandora and youtube are great for that.  

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