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Re: 1st Martin on the way. What can I expect??? (reply)
I second what Spoon said about Red Spruce tops. They evolve dramatically over the first couple of years. You should expect to get a well balanced instrument with power and projection, that will get louder and more complex over time. Good...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

08/24/16 12:34 AM
Re: Martin Backpacker - When and why did the design change?  (reply)
Is there some other guitar you would take backpacking?
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

08/23/16 2:48 AM
Re: Martin Backpacker - When and why did the design change?  (reply)
Any thoughts on what this thing is worth today?My guess: $150.00I think those references to collectability were jokes. Mine certainly were.Backpackers have their uses, and Paul McCann and I once entertained a bus load of tourists in...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

08/20/16 2:31 AM
Re: International Payment Options (reply)
Ferganzo, can you please explain the risk with bank transfers?
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

08/19/16 1:49 AM
Re: Serious Martins (reply)
Nice work and fantastic guitars.And another not so serious Martin:
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

08/19/16 12:50 AM
Re: International Payment Options (reply)
Bank transfers are the safest option I have found.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

08/18/16 1:51 AM
Re: Strings for old Martins (reply)
I use Plectrums mainly. They are a little lower tension than Spectrum, and have a more mellow tone. The bass E is round wound, with A, D and G flat wound, while Spectrum are all round wound. For both Plectrum and Spectrum, the wound...
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

08/16/16 12:36 AM
Re: Martin 1932 R-18 pickguard now with photos (reply)
Super job, well done, great result!
Technical Info

rrussell8

08/15/16 2:56 AM
Re: VTS System (reply)
Could the essence of the Authentic be marketing (ducking)?
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

08/15/16 12:30 AM
Re: Does Merle Have Enough Bling Here? (reply)
That's entertainment.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

08/12/16 12:36 AM
Re: Strings for old Martins (reply)
+1, Cass. I have used Thomastik Infeld strings for forty years. They sound great on new guitars too.
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

08/12/16 12:35 AM
Re: Bob Weir and a Martin (reply)
Interesting, Mac, thanks.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

08/09/16 3:30 AM
Re: Bob Weir and a Martin (reply)
Interesting comments, black liquorice. I think there is a correlation between older 0 size 15s and ebony nuts, while the 00s have ivory. Does the same apply to 17s?
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

08/08/16 11:23 PM
Bob Weir and a Martin (topic)
Bob Weir launched his soon-to-be-released album of cowboy songs, Blue Mountain, this month. Is this an 0-15?
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

08/08/16 12:55 AM
Re: Library of Congress to Acquire Bromberg's Violin Collection (reply)
Wonderful! Hats off to David Bromberg and to the Smithsonian.
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

08/07/16 11:17 PM
Re: Thin strings? (reply)
I have my 00-21 set up for .011. The 0-16NY is set up for .010. NB I am happy playing bottleneck on the New Yorker, I don't see the connection between slide and heavier strings. In fact, if you want to tune to E or A ... All the rest are...
Technical Info

rrussell8

08/07/16 11:01 PM
Re: Do the updated "Snark" tuners work well with Martin guitars? (reply)
I think that it is a more than mere caution when a manufacturer is warning against a product's use in most of the circumstances in which the product is likely to be used! That, it seems to me, constitutes more than "certain...
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

08/05/16 10:41 AM
Re: Could this be the end of Paul Simon's Rhymin'? (reply)
Paul Simon's career is outstanding, studded with great albums full of great tunes. His most recent release, Stranger to Stranger, is up to the mark.
Technique and Players

rrussell8

08/05/16 2:03 AM
Re: Do the updated "Snark" tuners work well with Martin guitars? (reply)
Nothing to worry about then. Should there be any concern that Gibson appear to have required that a specific warning is included in the more recent HZ-1 manual? Probably not, I guess. Gibson nitro, after all, is not as tough as Martin...
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

08/05/16 12:39 AM
Re: Do the updated "Snark" tuners work well with Martin guitars? (reply)
I find it interesting that some see less accuracy as a virtue in a tuner. Snark market their tuners as "highly accurate" but I have been unable to find the specification for either the SN-8 or HZ-1 models. To my knowledge the Polytune...
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

08/04/16 11:15 PM

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