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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
Re: '70s Martins: What You Need to Know (taken from Reverb's Blog) - Interesting reading (reply)
It is worth noting that the misplaced bridge issue only applies to Dreadnaughts AFAIK. Makes sense, as those templates were subjected to a lot more wear that those for any other models.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

11/11/14 10:45 PM
Re: '70s Martins: What You Need to Know (taken from Reverb's Blog) - Interesting reading (reply)
Thanks Reg, a very good summary.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

11/11/14 12:54 AM
Re: 00-21 VS 00-21NY (reply)
I think that calls for a nostalgic comparison photo, Jim. The '31 is on the left. Quite probably the biggest sound differentiator would be the Red Spruce top compared to Sitka on the '66
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

11/10/14 2:13 AM
Re: Are you shaping / building a collection? (reply)
I have tried to cover the various style, size and wood options within the limits of my financial means and available storage space. I have been happy with what I have for five years now. Mainly because I get home so rarely it is just...
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

11/09/14 2:51 AM
Re: 00-21 VS 00-21NY (reply)
My '66 00-21 definitely has 1/4" top bracing. I have not measured the top thickness and am several thousand kilometres away, but top thickness is an interesting issue. I will see what I can get done remotely, maybe measure the 0-16NY as...
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

11/09/14 2:38 AM
Re: Opinions on the new OM-28 (reply)
Yes, it can be dangerous. I think you are going to like your new guitar!
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

10/19/14 11:38 PM
Re: Opinions on the new OM-28 (reply)
Interesting perspective, given that the OM-45RR and OM-45 / OM-28GE are all identical to Marquis specs (excluding decoration) but have Brazilian rosewood back and sides. So what you are saying is that you prefer the sound of EIR / Red...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

10/16/14 2:08 AM
Re: Rodgers Tuning Machines (reply)
No set of tuners on any of my guitars has yet failed and required replacement. The oldest set of Waverley tuners turned eighty this year. So, luckily, the issue has not arisen. The Rodgers tuners posted by Brian and Jimmy certainly...
Technical Info

rrussell8

10/16/14 2:02 AM
Re: Opinions on the new OM-28 (reply)
the Marquis is top dog and nothing is in its rear view mirrorI reckon several modern OMs can see the OM-28 / OM-45 Marquis in their rear view mirrors. Out front, the OM-45RR Brazilian and OM-45 Deluxe, just on sheer chutzpah. Then there...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

10/16/14 1:22 AM
Re: On buying guitars (reply)
I bought my first Martin on hire purchase back in 1975. I did have my first full time job by then, I really wanted a top quality guitar, and I never regretted doing it. Since then, only cash.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

10/15/14 12:06 AM
Re: To Steel or not to Steel? (reply)
Of course you need a steel string. I would be looking for a 60s 00-21, no need to compromise. If you get a pre-65 00-21, you have hide glue, Brazilian rosewood and a 1 7/8 nut. You won't get the smile off your face.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

10/14/14 11:45 PM
Re: New Old Guitar Day (reply)
Nice pins!
Technical Info

rrussell8

10/14/14 5:42 AM
Re: Anyone ever had a D-style guitar that sounded choked with medium strings? (reply)
I think my HD-28 sounds just fine with lights. My philosophy is to go with the lightest gauge strings that sound good. The only one of my guitars strung with mediums is the FeLiX, all the rest are .012 lights or lighter - .011 on the...
Technical Info

rrussell8

10/14/14 5:35 AM
Re: Welcome our new moderator--- MarianC (reply)
Thanks for stepping up Marian!
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

10/14/14 5:06 AM
Re: Would anyone find this unacceptable on a new D-45GE? (reply)
Well now, that is impressive!
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

10/07/14 5:34 AM
Re: Laws (reply)
Ellison's Law: The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
Off Topic

rrussell8

10/06/14 11:15 PM
Re: Steve Kaufman's OM-28GE (reply)
Very nice indeed. Interesting, it is located in Byron Bay, NSW. I am pretty much certain the original list was $9,499 not $14,999. There were 130 made.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

09/28/14 2:53 AM

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