Mike Willmouth
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At 6:44pm on November 25, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Mike for your kind comments ! Appriciated !

At 12:59pm on October 7, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks for the feedback on that Mike ! Glad you liked it Greeeeeettssszz A.D.

At 4:00pm on April 8, 2018, Janis Wilson Hughes said…

Oh, thank you Mike! That's so great to hear! You know I spent a year experimenting with all kinds of variables in the slide design to get the tone & playability I really liked. I shared them with local friends, then some mail order, & at the Georgia CBG fest. The thing that really drew me into making more and more was getting feedback from folks about how much they enjoyed playing with them. I never planned to be making slides this seriously - my primary work is making nature inspired ceramic sculptures and doing gallery shows. But the feeling of being able to create something small that other people get joy out of using on a daily basis to create music - man, that's just a really cool thing! I'm so thankful to Ben & C.B. Gitty for partnering with me for distribution. I don't sell my other artwork online, so I don't have a 'shipping department'! I don't think there are any better people out there to work with, and it's awesome to know my slides are finding their way to folks and brightening up people's days with the joy of music. (Man, I sound cheesy, but this is totally heart felt.)

The surface quality of the glazes affects the tone, so I'm very picky about what glazes I use. I mix them myself from scratch. I do have a bright white one that C.B. Gitty isn't stocking yet. 

Thank you again for your note Mike! This is exactly why I devote my time to making slides. 

At 8:35pm on August 16, 2011, Uncle John said…

Mike,

    Hey, I think I screwed up and told you something wrong on tuning.  I am a dunce.  Got it confused.  DAD is key of D.  GDG is key of G.  It's the outside keys that determine the key and open strum chord.  Sorry.

John
At 7:48pm on July 4, 2011, Uncle John said…

Thanks on the sound comparison, Mike.  The owl is my favorite.  The reso is nice and the reso somehow sounds so SMOOTH plugged in.  

 

Good to peruse your photos again.  That reddish f hole git is fine.   That bone slide is interesting.  The git with a scarfed neck is well done.  

 

Are you going to the K.C. cbg min-fest on the last day of July?  I an a 'maybe'.

At 10:32am on March 26, 2011, Tj said…
Hi,
Thank you for your listening to our music and the comment.
Best Regards,
Tj
At 12:09pm on November 8, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you Mike for your comment. Enjoy.
At 8:56pm on October 9, 2010, darren brown said…
thanks mike that tune was right off the top lol
At 1:09am on September 13, 2010, HENRY LOWMAN said…
Welcome to the Goth! :-)
At 4:05pm on August 29, 2010, darren brown said…
hey thanks mike for the comment ,your cbg,s are looking great
 
 
 

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