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Re: "Vintage" versus "Used" (reply)
I think it is clear why many people think that 1969 is the last year for "vintage" Martins (although noting that a good proportion of Martins were mahogany and so largely impervious to the change to EIR). However, I suggest that1969 is...
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

06/30/16 1:24 AM
Re: Changing strings life hack (maybe) (reply)
To put it another way, what are the advantages of pre-cutting?
Technical Info

rrussell8

06/30/16 1:03 AM
Re: What strange superstitions do you have about your guitars? (reply)
Our vermin don't make nests in guitars.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

06/29/16 1:59 AM
Re: R.I.P. Ralph Stanley... (reply)
Obituary in the New Yorker: Ralph Stanley's Inimitable Voice
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

06/28/16 11:33 PM
Re: What strange superstitions do you have about your guitars? (reply)
I never play under a low ceiling fan, and am reluctant to play under a high ceiling fan.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

06/25/16 10:01 AM
Re: Static Kling-on product ruined my new $7,000 00-14 (reply)
Which shop was that, Tony? Forty years ago, I would buy Thomastik Infeld strings at a shop in Elizabeth Street.
Technical Info

rrussell8

06/14/16 10:04 PM
Re: flying with guitar (reply)
If I was transporting a guitar on a single flight, I would be prepared to take the risk with a 3 ply case, rather than buy a new flight case. Most likely the guitar will survive one trip. If I were travelling by air regularly with a nice...
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

06/07/16 6:20 AM
Re: Guitar strap direction (reply)
Exactly right, Dave. Mine have a loop at one end for attachment to the headstock, so (a) definitely designed for acoustic and (b) no way to attach the wrong ends.
Technical Info

rrussell8

06/06/16 6:10 AM
Re: Guitar strap direction (reply)
You Can't Always Get What You Want is another one. My attempts at humour usually fall flat, like my singing.Disclaimer: my own favourite straps are skinny at both ends, with a wider padded bit for the shoulder. And I attach the strap at...
Technical Info

rrussell8

06/06/16 2:38 AM
Re: flying with guitar (reply)
I think people are talking about not locking the case in relation to carry-on, so needing to get through the personal security checks. I would not rely on that 3 ply case for protection against airline baggage handlers. Even my Hiscox...
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

06/05/16 11:39 PM
Re: Help needed quickly (reply)
This is why you need several Martins. You could have one in the shop when a tuner fails on the second, you need at least three. And what if a couple of friends drop in? So that makes five.
Technical Info

rrussell8

06/05/16 11:19 PM
Re: clear film on pickguard is bubbling? (reply)
I left the plastic shrink wrap on my car. Through the bits that have torn and fallen off over the years you can see that the duco under there is as good as new.
Technical Info

rrussell8

06/04/16 3:10 AM
Re: Guitar strap direction (reply)
And, just in case someone thinks we are engaged in a frivolous to and fro, with no particular merits on either side, let me advance the following points: 1. Obviously it looks much cooler with the wide end attached to the heel and the...
Technical Info

rrussell8

06/04/16 1:29 AM
Re: Guitar strap direction (reply)
I have been playing guitar for over forty years and it never occurred to me to wear a strap any way other than the narrow end at the neck. So it goes ... Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys:
Technical Info

rrussell8

06/04/16 12:50 AM
Re: Guitar strap direction (reply)
It looks like Keith forgot to put on the bass E string as well. That seems very odd, because the traditional place to wedge your ciggie while riffing is between the E and A strings.
Technical Info

rrussell8

06/03/16 6:01 AM
Re: Guitar strap direction (reply)
I guess there is only one way to settle this.What would Keith do?
Technical Info

rrussell8

06/03/16 12:09 AM
Re: Guitar strap direction (reply)
Interesting, in each case Dave puts the narrow end of the strap on the end pin. That's just not right. Could it be because the Martin logo is on the wide end?I'm pretty sure Jerry knew the right way to do it:
Technical Info

rrussell8

06/02/16 8:02 AM
Re: Which One? (reply)
OM-18V sounds like the ticket to me. More zip than the 00-18V.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

06/01/16 12:34 AM
Re: Why 000-28EC has 1 3/4" nut? (reply)
EC has claimed that, if he were to be reincarnated, it would be as an OM-45, which has a 1 3/4 inch nut, of course.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

05/30/16 10:19 PM
Re: Any X-series love out there? (reply)
I play a 000X1 every day. It is a fine guitar. I use .012 lights, which work well for my needs. I live most of the time in Honiara, where it is either hot and humid or hot and raining every day. The 000X1 has shown no sign of bowing to...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

05/30/16 10:08 PM

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