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Re: Order of importance when picking out a guitar (reply)
Here's my list to start 1 Sound, 2 Vibe, 3 Look, 4 Feel, 5 Mechanical  And here's mine.. 1 price 2 vibe 3 sound/look 4 feel 5 build  
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jdjango

05/26/16 3:48 AM
Re: Order of importance when picking out a guitar (reply)
Sound/Feel/Vibe are oneMechanical is importantLook (plain jane is good)
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bertram

05/26/16 3:01 AM
Re: Order of importance when picking out a guitar (reply)
Hmmmm... Order of importance?Some variety of D-28...Great sound (not too unusual)...Great looks (getting a little harder in the non-standard woods)...Hmmmm....That pretty well covers it.
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kydave

05/26/16 2:44 AM
Re: Order of importance when picking out a guitar (reply)
Tone, vibe, feel, look. It`s absolutely has to have "Tone" or back on the shelf it goes. Feel is subjective I guess....I like "beefy" necks. Looks? well, for me it has to be traditional but no bling tho it wouldn`t be a deal breaker if...
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rancher rick

05/26/16 2:28 AM
Re: So what's your favorite strap for your Martin? (reply)
partsman...the beaded buffalo hide strap I made was completely inspired by the beautiful Lakota work. I just didn't have the cash at the time for the Lakota. Another time I hope. Thumbs up on all the Sully stuff, too.
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feathers

05/26/16 1:37 AM
Re: String Set Mix Up? (reply)
You will call me if that happens, right Recce?
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mudpuppy55

05/26/16 1:11 AM
James King: Still Stories to Tell (topic)
My column in No Depression this week examines James King, exploring some of the passions and demons that made him great and cost him his life. At the end, you're invited to add a story of your own in the comment section, if you like. -...
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KeeneValleyGuy

05/25/16 11:09 PM
Re: So what's your favorite strap for your Martin? (reply)
Very cool!I still have a hand made strap a "fan" made for me in high school.  It's actually a really nice strap, but I rarely wear it any more.
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kego

05/25/16 11:05 PM
Re: Peterson Strobo FLIP Simple Pleasure (reply)
I have been using my Stroboflip when I am back in Melbourne after the home Stroboclip (favoured for compact size and convenience) bit the dust from a similar fall. The Flip is a very good tuner indeed, no doubt about it. However, I have...
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rrussell8

05/25/16 11:00 PM
Re: Order of importance when picking out a guitar (reply)
1.  Look - I want a guitar that looks nice or looks interesting.  Scratches don't bother me too much.  Mojo is okay.2.  Tone - If a guitar doesn't sound good then I won't play it.3.  Vibe - For me, look and tone go together to make vibe....
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gfspencer

05/25/16 10:30 PM
Re: Order of importance when picking out a guitar (reply)
Feel and sound are, by far, the top of the list. Looks a far distant third. A friend has a pre banner Gibson J-45, it is very well loved, and the sound is spectacular, I'd take it in a minute, but the thing has one of those Gibson...
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mtcross

05/25/16 10:28 PM
Re: Mangled lyrics (reply)
Rolling Stones "beast of burden" I'll never be your beast of burden. I thought it was, I'll never leave your pizza burnin'
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ratherbwalkn

05/25/16 9:42 PM
Re: Order of importance when picking out a guitar (reply)
1. Sound. If it's not what my ears like, no need to consider the other criteria. 2. Mechanics. If the neck angle is iffy, and the action is high with a low saddle..... well, I'll pass unless the instrument is priced low enough to make...
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Telstar

05/25/16 9:20 PM
Re: Peterson Strobo FLIP Simple Pleasure (reply)
I find the Peterso Strobclip tuner to be one of the best, but mine is battery only and has a gold color strobe dial. I may have a newer version, it is only a few years old. All of the Peterson tuners are very accurate and I like their...
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Twincam

05/25/16 9:12 PM
Re: Order of importance when picking out a guitar (reply)
1. Feel ........  If the neck isn't right for me none of the other categories are relevant. I've bought and sadly sold a couple of great guitars because I thought I could get use to the neck shape.2. Sound ....... Isn't that what we're...
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JTMartin

05/25/16 8:26 PM
Re: Order of importance when picking out a guitar (reply)
Good question. Look. - Otherwise I don't bother taking it off the rack. In my case it means almost no bling. EDIT - I don't mind very beat up, it could go under the heading of vibe/mojo. Mechanical - I often check neck angle before I...
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Tony Done

05/25/16 8:06 PM
Re: Order of importance when picking out a guitar (reply)
First, all categories would have to meet my personal minimum standards. For example, I wouldn't buy a great sounding guitar if it was finished in pink polka dots. Why? Because I know there are other great sounding guitars that look...
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Buck

05/25/16 8:06 PM
Re: Order of importance when picking out a guitar (reply)
Looking back over 30 years of guitar consumerism I realize that only sound and feel (your categories) matter. Anything purchased for other reasons didn't stay very long. And it's 50/50 between sound and feel for me. Though I would say...
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AKA Frosty

05/25/16 7:33 PM
Order of importance when picking out a guitar (topic)
I'm just curious in what order do these items fall on your prioriies when it comes to selecting a new guitar. Sure all are objective and each will vary with each person. That's what will hopefully make this a neat topic.  Catagories:...
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tboheir

05/25/16 7:11 PM
Re: So what's your favorite strap for your Martin? (reply)
this one. 100% homemade
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feathers

05/25/16 7:04 PM

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