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Which acoustic did you play today ?

Discussion in 'Acoustic Guitar' started by mawmow, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. gretsch4me

    gretsch4me

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    The awesome as always D-18.

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  2. Wardo

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    2012 D18, Telecaster and Gretsch Resonator.

    Trying to decide what to do about putting a pickup in the Resonator without fucking it up.
     
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  3. Mooh

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    That's a beauty. His sense of proportion, balance, design is so good.
     
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  4. mawmow

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    I cannot remember much, but there is a kind of pickup for biscuit models.

    I did put the mic I made a review of on my tricone though the company notice advised against such use.
     
  5. Wardo

    Wardo

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    There's a couple of them. Highlander is supposed to be good but it's expensive and the install needs a hole in the cone for a wire which I'm kinda agnostic about; it also has it's own biscuit that has to shaped and cut so install would probably take 3-4 hours.

    I'm thinking just mic it with an SM57.
     
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  6. Wardo

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    2012 D18, workin it up for a jam at some bar in Hamilton tomorrow and another one at some bar in TO this Thursday. Having played a resonator for the last 2 months my acoustic guitars sound too bassy and quiet; right now the D18 is the only one that will cut through my thick skull ..lol

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  7. Wine&Vinyl

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    Thanks, Mooh! Agreed about Marc and his design sensibilities. I remember chatting with you previously about your own Beneteaus and your appreciation of his work. I had a few must-have specs for this build but gave him a lot of freedom to do his thing. It wows me every time I take it out of the case. This is actually my 4th Beneteau but the first I ordered directly, and currently my only guitar. It covers so many bases that the only thing I'm starting to lust for is a guitar on the total opposite end of the spectrum like a Waterloo.
     
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  8. mawmow

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    Aria AC-80... still working on my hands postures and actions ! ;-)
     
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  9. mawmow

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    As above... :-/
     
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  10. Morkolo

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    J45
     
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  11. Mooh

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    2018 Joshua House acoustic with Martin Monel strings.
     
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  12. mawmow

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    Ah yeah ! Monel ?!
    I have them on the Loar LH-700...
    Also read about a couple of guys trying them on folk.
    Would you comment about your trial ?
     
  13. Mooh

    Mooh Gold Member

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    So far the Monels are pretty good. The new bright tone seems to be lasting and there’s a nice snappy overall tone, no more bass than phosphor bronze. They might be louder, I’m not certain. I have a tendency to return to PB strings whenever I try something different so the jury is still out.
     
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  14. gretsch4me

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    The '83 D-28 tuned down a 1/2 step. Love it!!

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  15. gretsch4me

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    To expand. I visited a friend the other day and played his '68 D-28 and was floored at how it sounded. Immediately I started thinking how it compared to the sound of my '83. So I say, "Wow! does BRW make that much of a difference in tone compared to EIRW"? I would have thought that was the case, until my friend added that his '68 was tuned down a 1/2 step. Ahh haaaahhh! Tuned down my D-28 immediately on arriving home and Bingo!! It has a rumble to it that I never would have thought existed before. Love'n it! Can't put it down.

    Goes to show, I've been playing for 45 years and tuned down my electrics all the time, but for no sane reason, never acoustics. Goes to show...old dogs and new tricks...

    Kinda like an NGD. Lol!


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