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Re: I am such a hack (reply)
I guess that is what a pickguard is there for. That said, I have very little pick below my fingers when I pick and my pick never touches the guitar, on the pickguard or anywhere else. Pick hand technique is well worth considerable...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

04/21/15 3:31 AM
Re: How Old To Be Called "Vintage?" (reply)
There you go. Are fixed divide advocates saying that, in 2070, a 1970 D-28 will be antique but not vintage? Not that I will be around to worry about it.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

04/17/15 12:36 AM
Re: Went to buy a Martin (reply)
I also use .012 lights on my HD-28. The reasoning is that I use the lightest strings that sound good.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

04/16/15 5:56 AM
Re: How Old To Be Called "Vintage?" (reply)
I find it difficult to accept that there is a fixed date defining "vintage". I feel sure that a 1970 or 1971 D-18 or D-28 will be considered vintage at some point in the future.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

04/16/15 5:07 AM
Re: What different guitars do you own? (reply)
Isn't California on the rim of the Pacific?
The Guitar Critic's Corner

rrussell8

04/16/15 12:05 AM
Re: How Old To Be Called "Vintage?" (reply)
Strictly, vintage defines a particular year (vint = grape harvested, age = year) - eg 1996 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon, or 2003 vintage D-28. However, common usage has broadened the meaning.One rule of thumb I have heard is that 100 years...
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

04/15/15 10:19 PM
Re: Any downside to storing your guitar in a sealed case like Hoffee or Calton (reply)
True, that.
Technical Info

rrussell8

04/01/15 3:56 AM
Re: Any downside to storing your guitar in a sealed case like Hoffee or Calton (reply)
I have had three Martins in Caltons for years with no problems.
Technical Info

rrussell8

03/31/15 2:20 AM
Re: Best song about missing home (reply)
Gram Parsons' Hickory Wind is pretty good.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

03/31/15 2:08 AM
Re: tell me about coconut tip with ceo-7 tuners (reply)
Coconut oil is good for massage, bad for guitars. What tuners are fitted on the CEO7?
Technical Info

rrussell8

03/30/15 10:21 PM
Re: OM is the PERFECT guitar size!!! (reply)
Is the slice from Felix's melon? Or Seymour's? Or is it a third melon?
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

03/30/15 2:20 AM
Re: OM is the PERFECT guitar size!!! (reply)
Those appear to be different melons. There is something funny going on here.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

03/30/15 2:13 AM
Re: OM is the PERFECT guitar size!!! (reply)
So, you are saying that, because the Martin custom shop will start with an OM design and then modify different aspects of that design including number of frets to the body, any resulting guitar will still be an OM? That seems wrong to...
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

03/29/15 11:28 AM
Re: OM is the PERFECT guitar size!!! (reply)
What did they call the body size at the time? Auditorium perhaps? Have you found an example of a 12 fret to the body OM yet?
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

03/29/15 5:56 AM
Re: Any downside to storing your guitar in a sealed case like Hoffee or Calton (reply)
It is expensive. Other than that, all up side.
Technical Info

rrussell8

03/29/15 5:48 AM
Re: Peterson Tuner (reply)
Noting what Kurt and John report, I tuned the bass E to the ACU setting and then checked what my Korg tuner reported. It was tuned lower than 'A = 440' E by about 12 cents according to the Korg, and about what I would expect from the ACU...
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

03/27/15 3:06 AM
Re: 0-15 Makeover (reply)
I think your investment has paid off! Well done.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/26/15 10:30 PM
Re: Essential Part of Every Vintage Martin Guitar Emergency Repair Kit: (reply)
At last! Now I can fix that back crack properly, grey gaffer tape just looks bad.
Technical Info

rrussell8

03/25/15 8:43 PM
Re: guitar history/past owners (reply)
I have put a brief provenance in the accessories box in the cases of all my guitars, including what strings it is set up for, where I bought it and when, any repairs etc.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

03/25/15 12:24 AM
Re: Red spruce top question (reply)
Those strings might be recoverable? Yes, fantastic renovation.
The Log Cabin

rrussell8

03/24/15 11:53 PM

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