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Re: Martin guitar cases. (reply)
+1 for John's Golden Rule! I agree with most here, the 600 cases are fine for general use. They are light and provide good protection against incidental damage. While it is true that they fit in many aircraft overhead lockers, it does...
Technical Info

rrussell8

05/29/15 12:19 AM
Re: "Golden Era" Martins (reply)
Great acquisition, congratulations! In my view, the 00-21 is the quintessential Martin model. And do they sound good! My 1966 is very responsive, it is set up for .011 extra light strings.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

05/28/15 11:54 PM
Re: Finding the Dream Guitar (OM-42, D-42, or OM-28 A) (reply)
My .02: I never met an OM-42 I didn't like a lot I think the OM is the most versatile and best sounding Martin body The new OM-28s are probably very similar to the OM-42s if you were to conduct a blind listening test playlefty's...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

05/28/15 11:47 PM
Re: Bucket List Guitar Starts now. Speak now or forever hold your peace. (reply)
Sounds like a fantastic project! I reckon you will need deep pockets for this one. If I were doing it I wouldn't put a strap button on - it can always be added later if you need it. I would go for a pick guard, and on an OM I reckon it...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

05/28/15 11:07 PM
Re: Recommend an 0 size that's nice for flat picking under $2000 (reply)
0-18 or 0-16NY might well be had for under $2K. But soon that pricing will just be nostalgia.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

05/26/15 1:22 AM
Re: Martin Guitar Size Choice (reply)
Is a violin louder than a double bass? No doubt a double bass has more evident bass and a violin has more evident treble. Subjectively, the 0-16NY, even with .010 extra light strings, is just about the loudest of my guitars. Let's not...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

05/26/15 12:50 AM
Re: '30 shade top 00-21 at Fred Oster's (reply)
Lovely!
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

05/23/15 3:56 AM
Re: Well I brought it home Yesterday. 1936 Martin 000-18 (sound Sample added) (reply)
Oh, lovely, well done!
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

05/22/15 4:45 AM
Re: Martin Guitar Size Choice (reply)
My loudest guitars are 0-16NY, OM-28GE and HD-28.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

05/22/15 4:32 AM
Re: '30 shade top/rare duck 00-21 at Fred Oster's (reply)
That is a beauty!
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

05/22/15 12:01 AM
Re: Robert Johnson with a twist. (reply)
Really nice work!
Technique and Players

rrussell8

05/21/15 2:47 AM
Re: cheapest martin a great day (reply)
The Backpacker is fit for purpose as a guitar for foot, pedal or kayak travel, but it is far from optimal as a first guitar to learn on. The guitar is neck-heavy, the neck itself is not that great and the sound is not really guitar-like....
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

05/20/15 2:40 AM
Re: Looking for D-28 Marquis and HD-28v sound comparisons (reply)
Right, Dave, I am not sure what would make a nineties HD-28 different to a current model, except the nut and saddle materials. I am also curious about your comment, Bryan, given that the only difference I am aware of between a D-28...
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

05/19/15 11:05 PM
Re: HD-28 - Which gauge strings do you prefer? Medium 0.013 vs. Light 0.012 (reply)
Lights. My principle is to use the lightest strings that sound good.
Technical Info

rrussell8

05/18/15 6:53 AM
Re: Strings for Martin 1925 0-21? (reply)
I suggest Thomastik Infeld Plectrum .010 for a high quality, low tension steel string.
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

05/15/15 5:04 AM
Re: Tipping point? (reply)
Martin began harking back to golden era designs in 1961, with the 0-16NY and 00-21NY. The HD-28 was introduced in 1976, bringing back scalloped braces and herringbone edge trim. I think there is more of an evolution than particular...
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

05/11/15 10:09 PM
Re: 7th chord (reply)
In the C Maj scale, there are two half-steps: B to C and E to F. In the key of C Maj we use CMaj 7 and FMaj 7 - both 7 notes a half-step down from the root of the chord - while all the rest of the 7th chords are dominant 7, with the 7...
Technique and Players

rrussell8

05/11/15 4:20 AM
Re: How sensitive does a guitar tuner have to be? (reply)
Interestingly, the sweetening tuning James Taylor recommends in the video, e: -3, B: -6, G: -4, D: -8, A: -10, E: -12, are practically identical to those used on the Peterson ACU (acoustic guitar) setting that I use for all my guitars,...
Technical Info

rrussell8

05/11/15 1:09 AM
Re: English is a Funny Language (reply)
Of all the saws I ever saw saw I never saw a saw saw like the saw I saw saw today.
Off Topic

rrussell8

05/08/15 5:37 AM
Re: 1965 D18 (reply)
I think you are right, it does not look like a '65 pickguard, though the photos are not that helpful.
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

05/06/15 4:29 AM

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