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Re: Audiophile advice re: digital media for my somewhat overpriced audio sustem (reply)
Easily the worst article I've read in a long time. It's written from the perspective that anyone who doesn't agree with him isn't doing it right. I can disprove some of his pronouncements in my own studio. I guess you don't read the...
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

12/18/14 9:09 AM
Re: Audiophile advice re: digital media for my somewhat overpriced audio sustem (reply)
I have burned all our CDs at 96K to a 3 TB NAS hard drive and backed them up on two other remotely located hard drives. From the NAS drive they either go through a Sonos system that is wired into most rooms in the house, or through a...
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

12/17/14 7:38 AM
Re: Koa 000-28 Authentic (reply)
I was playing my '34 0-18K last night, fantastic sound!
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

12/16/14 4:50 AM
Re: which brand and number of strings do you perfer . this is just a poll to see what is more popular (reply)
Thomastik Infeld Spectrums sound brighter than Plectrums. I have used TI Plectrums for nearly forty years. I have tried lots of others but keep coming back. While they are expensive, they last a long time with a long tail (ie after they...
Technical Info

rrussell8

12/05/14 3:05 AM
Re: New take on Robert Johnson recordings (reply)
When I get home in a week or so I will consult my scholarly sources and report. Of course, if the lyrics in a song just meant one thing, they would not be as interesting to singer or audience.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

12/04/14 11:50 PM
Re: Martin Felix Signature Edition (price drop to $475) (reply)
This was the first of the HPL Martins, I believe.
Buy and Sell

rrussell8

12/04/14 12:45 AM
Re: New take on Robert Johnson recordings (reply)
Very satisfying. Thanks!
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

12/02/14 11:25 PM
Re: New take on Robert Johnson recordings (reply)
Indeed!
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

12/02/14 2:02 AM
Re: New take on Robert Johnson recordings (reply)
Maybe there is a valid point of reference. There is a detailed discussion of transferring from theĀ 78's athttp://lukpac.org/mp3/samples/robertjohnson/Robert%20Johnson%20masters.htmlWhen we transferred the Dallas recordings, we picked a...
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

12/01/14 11:54 PM
Re: Incoming - '65 00-21NY (reply)
Ray, I note you refer to the 30s May Bell 0 as "The Traveler". When I was but a slip of a lad, I heard 0 size Martins generically described as "Martin travellers". I bought my 0-16 in 1975. A year or so later an old guy bought us a beer...
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

12/01/14 11:13 PM
Re: 00 12-frets (reply)
You are on the right track, the sixties 00-21 is the best bang for the buck in the whole Martin world.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

12/01/14 10:49 PM
Re: New take on Robert Johnson recordings (reply)
Elijah Wald has fairly convincingly refuted these theories:http://www.elijahwald.com/johnsonspeed.html
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

11/30/14 9:50 PM
Re: Thoughts on an 0-15S? (reply)
Why would an 0 size be more difficult to play than any other size? Sound is in the ear of the listener, of course, but I think 0 size guitars sound great.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

11/26/14 10:43 PM
Re: D28 Authintics vrs. D45 (reply)
Removed after I read Page 1.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

11/25/14 5:30 AM
Re: Incoming - '65 00-21NY (reply)
Yep, good decision.
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

11/24/14 9:20 PM
Re: NGD: 00-21 Kingston Trio (reply)
Nice one, Mac! Did you notice much change in the sound after the Red Spruce top went on? From your earlier comment it seems not so much.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

11/24/14 9:16 PM
Re: NGD: 00-21 Kingston Trio (reply)
Beautiful! Love 00-21s!A 1961 would be Brazilian / Sitka wouldn't it?
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

11/23/14 9:10 PM
Re: '70s Martins: What You Need to Know (taken from Reverb's Blog) - Interesting reading (reply)
My '75 0-16NY is great without any need for intervention from a skilled repairman.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

11/13/14 5:24 AM
Re: CAGED system (reply)
Sam, I don't. If you send me an email I'm happy to send you the tabs I have. I found the exercises very challenging at first but they are certainly well worth the effort.
Technique and Players

rrussell8

11/13/14 1:46 AM
Re: CAGED system (reply)
My teacher, Bob Lansing, advocated playing the chords of the major scales on three adjacent strings, working through the circle of fifths (or circle of fourths, depending on which way you go) in the various inversions up and down the...
Technique and Players

rrussell8

11/11/14 11:09 PM

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