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Old 11-19-2019, 01:32 PM
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I have not really played enough of the 14 series to know how it would do level wise with a bunch of dreads. And if like most of jambs I have gone to when it is your turn to pick a lead it should not be a big problem ..If however you find yourself being drowned out while strumming rhythm there is always the option to capo up and transpose for the key. Or put on a set of lights and Nashville tune.
As some have noted sometimes some few participants in Bluegrass Jams can reflect varying amounts of insecurity about anything they personally consider "outside their personal comfort zone and self imposed box". As far as crowd reaction to a Taylor, I always had a good deal fun just observing it, (when I showed up with my 810) and found the raised eyebrows , squirming, and even sometimes off hand snicker or remark, to be pretty amusing, telling, and worth the price of admission. YMMV
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Old 11-19-2019, 01:38 PM
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I usually bring a dreadnaught to a bluegrass jam however I just got a 814ce this year and I love it. Will it work in a bluegrass jam? I think it is loud enough but not sure.
Why not? Stand out from the usual suspects
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Imagine if you brought a cowbell
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Old 11-19-2019, 02:40 PM
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Imagine if you brought a cowbell
We have a gentleman that shows up every now and then with a washboard.
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As far as I'm concerned, that's when it gets fun.
There's playing loud and there's non musical thrashing. Case in point, if you're going around the circle , and I use that term loosely, when someone is taking their turn to either sing a verse or play a lead and they can't be heard, then wouldn't it be appropriate for everybody to key in on that and perhaps bring it down just a bit

That's not to say a group a thrashing guitar players trading songs and licks is not a lot of fun, it is. I just find it more musically and spiritually satisfying when a group of musicians when playing/jaming pay a bit of attention to the group dynamics
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Old 11-19-2019, 03:26 PM
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Bring and play whatever you want. The hardcore bluegrass purists need someone to rock their world anyways!
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Old 11-19-2019, 04:04 PM
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I've learned over the years to gauge a circle within a couple of minutes of approaching it. If it's full of the obnoxious, usually young whippersnappers, who think they're God's gift to bluegrass and look at you approaching with pure disgust for daring to venture into their holy presence, I just keep on walking! Life's too short to deal with those types!! I prefer the circles that have really great musicians who are down to earth and welcome anyone to join their jam and have a good time! Most of those circles don't really care what kind of guitar you're playing. I'm starting to see a move away from strictly Martin guitars at festivals and seeing more and more different brands being wielded by players. Take the 814 and have a good time!!
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We have a gentleman that shows up every now and then with a washboard.
I'm cool with that, as long as it was handmade in Nazareth, PA.
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Old 11-19-2019, 04:37 PM
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Why not? Either it works or it doesn't. No harm no foul.
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It does not matter what guitar you bring to the jam; it only matters what you bring to the guitar!
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Old 11-19-2019, 05:22 PM
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I usually bring a dreadnaught to a bluegrass jam however I just got a 814ce this year and I love it. Will it work in a bluegrass jam? I think it is loud enough but not sure.
Do It & Blow Some Minds! It should be loud enough.
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