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Does More $$ Always Bring Better Sound? (reply)
Not necessarily. Two of the biggest duds I've ever played, a mid 80's D-28 Marquis and a D-42. I cringe every time I hear either of them, but I don't say anything about it to their proud owners!         
General Musical Topics

bluegrassD28

02/02/16 3:11 AM
Re: Safe capo? (reply)
Mister Shakey wrote: I only use Shubb capos. I bought the first one probably when they came out or I found out about them. Before that all I could find was the rubber one with the elastic strap. ShubbI thought you were going to say a...
Technical Info

bluegrassD28

01/29/16 7:14 PM
Plain old D-28 (reply)
3fangers and kydave are right, Plain old D-35!
Technique and Players

bluegrassD28

01/28/16 6:08 PM
Re: Safe capo? (reply)
Shubb!
Technical Info

bluegrassD28

01/28/16 1:57 PM
Re: Is the d28 the go to guitar for the bluegrass sound . (reply)
MDS08 wrote:     Are the Tony Rice strings now the Bluegrass Retros? I have a older set on but I dont believe they are the Bluegrass ones. So when was the switch? Is there a difference in the org. Tony Rice and the new MTR12'sYes, they...
The D28 Lounge

bluegrassD28

01/24/16 4:32 AM
Re: Tonys Sound is Still Performing (reply)
Richard replaced Tony, when he left the New South.
The High Lonesome Sound

bluegrassD28

01/23/16 10:59 PM
what strings for a all d28 guitar (reply)
What strings do I use on my D-28? TR-235's (hoarded when they went out of business), still have a couple of sets, EJ-22's, on her right now and MTR13 (have to order more), I'm out of them.When I inherited my fathers Herringbone, he had a...
Technical Info

bluegrassD28

01/23/16 10:51 PM
Re: Is the d28 the go to guitar for the bluegrass sound . (reply)
Buck wrote: D-28 players off the top of my head.... Lester Flatt Mac Wiseman Clyde Moody Hylo Brown Jimmy Martin Del McCoury James Monroe Jimmy Martin Jim McReynolds Wayne Lewis Dan Jones Charlie Waller Carter Stanley Larry Sparks Tom...
The D28 Lounge

bluegrassD28

01/23/16 10:19 PM
Re: Is the d28 the go to guitar for the bluegrass sound . (reply)
tomf14 wrote:Buck, well . . . I'll admit if I had to pick one and only one I'd pick the D-28, but I don't want to have to make that choice when you can play both!  You listen to Kenny Smith playing his D-18 and you listen to Tony Rice...
The D28 Lounge

bluegrassD28

01/23/16 10:00 PM
Re: Is the d28 the go to guitar for the bluegrass sound . (reply)
Cleats Monahan wrote:bluegrassD28 wrote:If I told you about some of the instruments I've played, it would make your head spin!   C'mon, spin 'em I don't want to hijack bigboss's thread and I won't elaborate too much, for fear of your...
The D28 Lounge

bluegrassD28

01/23/16 3:20 PM
Re: Is the d28 the go to guitar for the bluegrass sound . (reply)
bigboss wrote:Wow , Bluegrass you got to play a guitar that Lester owned , that is to cool man . If I told you about some of the instruments I've played, it would make your head spin!   
The D28 Lounge

bluegrassD28

01/23/16 2:08 AM
Re: Is the d28 the go to guitar for the bluegrass sound . (reply)
bigboss wrote: I have one more thought , would the guitar have to be a herringbone or would one prefer the plain ol star d28 . I have played herringbone's that were awesome and some that were so so . If you were to want a guitar for...
The D28 Lounge

bluegrassD28

01/22/16 9:31 PM
Is the d28 the go to guitar for the bluegrass sound ? (reply)
kydave wrote:The D-28 is the go to guitar... Just leave it at that.   When it's time for me to play some serious Bluegrass, I always go to my D-28! It's still the best guitar I own.   
The D28 Lounge

bluegrassD28

01/22/16 5:00 AM
Re: Another Epiphone........ Upright bass (reply)
http://www.bassmonkey.net/epiphone.html 
The Vintage Corner

bluegrassD28

01/16/16 1:41 AM
Re: Storing (and Haording) Strings (reply)
Put a lite coat of G96 (http://www.g96.com/products/gun-treatment/) on the strings and replace in envelops. It even brings dull flat sounding strings back to life. I've hoarded D'Aquistio TR-235 nickel strings, (before they went out of...
Technical Info

bluegrassD28

01/15/16 9:22 PM
Re: Low Down and Lonesome Sound (reply)
About four years ago, myself and a few other musicians were ask to judge a Battle of the Bluegrass Bands contest. There were bands from the surrounding states, along with local bands. One hot shot band from California, who were touring...
The High Lonesome Sound

bluegrassD28

01/13/16 6:07 PM
Re: Low Down and Lonesome Sound (reply)
Rap, Saxophone and drums?
The High Lonesome Sound

bluegrassD28

01/13/16 6:07 AM
Re: Martin Shenandoah 000-2832 vs 1990's Martin 000-1 (reply)
I'd keep the 000-1 solid top and back, laminated sides. I'd pass on the 000-2832 laminated back and sides, if I couldn't play it first. Most Shenandoah's were over built!
The D28 Lounge

bluegrassD28

01/13/16 5:54 AM
Re: What Martins did you buy or sell in 2015 and why? (reply)
Back in November, I was able to reacquire my late father's early Nazareth built DX-1. It ain't no D-28, but every day when I play it here at the house, it's as if he and I are making music together again.  He was a fiddle player and I...
The D28 Lounge

bluegrassD28

01/05/16 9:29 PM
Re: Subjective Question, What's the right Martin? (reply)
kydave wrote:TOPDOGJIM wrote: So for years a played a D16 rgt and really loved it. I sold it as you may have read. After years away from a Martin I bought a New D35. I returned it today as it never grabbed a hold of me. I just spent...
The D28 Lounge

bluegrassD28

01/01/16 1:33 PM

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