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  • in reply to: Reliable, small, stereo volume pedal? #3818
    Matt Hayden
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    Hmm. Good thought.  I’m kind of rethinking the whole rig just to get rid of the volume pedal now, bc it takes up that much space.

    in reply to: Reverb.com #3801
    Matt Hayden
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    Yes indeed.

    I have discovered that simply mentioning some of the things that you’re looking for on this forum can lead to unexpected and wonderful results 😉

    I’ve talked to Eric about a 14-fret 00 – he has twice pointed to Schoenbergs at $13k, and both of the ones he has had have fit that profile. If I *have* to spend that much, I’m going to think hard about it.

    in reply to: Reverb.com #3794
    Matt Hayden
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    I’m currently hunting a 14-fret 00 cutaway with OM-ish neck and Reverb pings me daily, often with 00-16C (12=fret) models, because their search algorithms and filters are, ahh, questionable.

    There aren’t many 14-fret cutaway 00s made, and the last one I saw – and let slip through my fingers – was a Schoenberg two christmases ago. Great price, should have bought it.  And they just barely exist; there’s not that much of a market, I guess.

    If SCGC made one I would be right at the front of the line.

     

    in reply to: Reverb.com #3785
    Matt Hayden
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    Heh.  I have my CC numbers etc memorized.

    It takes MAJOR willpower to not actually buy stuff on Reverb.

    And right now, I’m looking at a TS9.   And, doG help me, a real Klon Centaur, at that kind of price…..not that I need it, either.

    Soon some of my gear will be on Reverb to tempt others and gain space in the music room. 🙂

    in reply to: working on any new songs ? #3758
    Matt Hayden
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    This week, during our Thursday jam, the Sesame Street theme came up (we had a novice human in the room who really really really really really wanted to sing it).

    Fifteen minutes, several extended solos, and a very satisfied six-year-old singer-dancer-star-of-the-show later, we had a new song in the repertoire….I don’t think anyone had expected to play that in this lifetime.  🙂

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    Matt Hayden
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    Excellent podcast as always.  I liked where Richard noted that he likes smaller guitars – it absolutely shows up in the wonderful tone and feel of the smaller instruments!

    in reply to: Reliable, small, stereo volume pedal? #3756
    Matt Hayden
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    Yikes…..otoh, if it works, it’d be worth it.  The EB VPjr I have is good but it’s HUGE.  I want to be able to carry the entirety of my live kit in the case (for events where I’m not carrying and amp or PA).

    in reply to: Am I the only one here with a Santa Cruz “RS”??? #3753
    Matt Hayden
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    They have a lot of thump in the bass for alternating-bass fingerpicking.

    in reply to: Rolling speaker cabinet – offered without comment #3747
    Matt Hayden
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    Hmm,   I could make one and bring it around. I have a 15″ EV hard-frame that would do the trick…..

     

    in reply to: R.I.P. Bob Shane #3746
    Matt Hayden
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    He was a serious influence – lots of people started playing bc of him.  And IIRC one of the people on the forum has his old D28….

    in reply to: Gigging with a $19,500 guitar #3740
    Matt Hayden
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    Mine’s also sitka.  I think it’s pretty good. 🙂

    in reply to: A Reflection… #3722
    Matt Hayden
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    Last night, spent 4+ hours on the OM during the weekly work jam.  Here’s what I can remember of what we played.  People kept calling tunes and we kept going for it one after the other.  Covered a fair bit of ground and spent a lot of time laughing about “we played this after that?”

    Vengo a Ofrecer Mi Corazon – Francis Cabral, scary beautiful, and easy.

    Jardin d’Hiver – Keren Ann, amazing

    Autumn Leaves in French and English

    One Note Samba

    This Masquerade – my god, Leon Russell could write

    Stormy Monday

    Fancy C blues

    Seven Steps to Heaven – Miles

    Just once in a very blue moon – Nancy Griffith

    My baby wrote me a letter – Joe Cocker

    Your Feets Too Big – Fats Waller

    Ain’t Misbehavin’

    Scarlet Begonias

    Come Back Baby (Van Ronk’s arrangement)

    Used Cars (Chuck Berry)

    Maybelline

    Pretzel Logic

    The Last Mall (Steely Dan)

    Sweet Child ‘o Mine

    St James Infirmary

    Rocky Mountain Way

    In The City

    Locomotive Breath

    Any Major Dude

    All of Me

    Satin Doll

    Smooth Operator (or smoothish operator, anyhow)

    A Common Disaster (Cowboy Junkies)

    Speaking Confidentially (Cowboy Junkies)

    Lookin’ for the Time (Nancy Griffith)

    Mona Ray

    In Christ there is no East or West

    Hesitation Blues

    Sting’s Fragile finished the night.

     

     

     

     

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    in reply to: Sj-200 Type Guitar? #3708
    Matt Hayden
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    Oh, the best J-200 around here is owned by one of the guys at Tall Toad in Petaluma (George?).  OMG it is SO GOOD.  I think it’s a 1956.  Light as air and it has great thump (I see why Rev Gary Davis played them).  It’s good strummed, too, big smooth sound.   No, he won’t sell it.  But he sometimes lets people test drive it.

    in reply to: Sj-200 Type Guitar? #3707
    Matt Hayden
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    Aloha –

    The F-7 was a 14-fret from the get-go – all of the Martin archtops with square shoulders are 14-fret.  The most famous conversion was David Bromberg’s – was based an F-7 (0000 size, 14-fret square shoulders).  Martin didn’t do a 12-fret archtop – they were following Gibson, who had as a selling point the longer neck and greater upper fret access.

    The only 12-fret archtop I think I’ve ever seen might have been a Buscarino of some sort, made for nylon strings.

    If you want to get a feel for a 12-fret with cutaway, a good bet would be to try to test-drive a Martin Merle Haggard – it’s a 12-fret 000 with a cutaway and long scale.  It’s a large instrument and relatively deep, and the sheer air mass of the design makes a lot of sound.  The 0000 version would be enormous, and with J body depth, the air mass would be bigger still – you could land aircraft on that top and the body could be a cistern.  With a cutaway, though, upper fret access would be there.

    I really hope you find the sound you’re hearing…..it’s the best thing, when the instrument rings all your bells.

    in reply to: Sj-200 Type Guitar? #3702
    Matt Hayden
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    A lot of them are really overbuilt.  Some of the ones from the forties and fifties are great, but after the early sixties and the adjustable bridge, they were very heavy.

    I briefly had a mid-sixties one which was dead, and a repair person showed me the brace with a damping screw under the bridge that Gibson had added for some reason…loosening that helped, but it was too heavy overall.  Gibson called it a tone adjuster.  It was a 1×1 rod of maple with a screw that pressed a cork-lined metal disc about the size of a half dollar against the bottom of the bridge. Really.

     

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