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  • in reply to: Chestnut #2856

    Matt Hayden
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    It’s good material, not particularly heavy, and nicely grained.

  • in reply to: Hello, Folks #2821

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    Welcome to the Forum!


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    I heard a dog, but it could have been a coyote. IJS….

    Good podcast, guys. Can’t wait for the next one.

  • in reply to: I'm not a musician…but #2718

    Matt Hayden
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    You’re using 7th chords?  That’s fun – grab a Real Book and you’ll have more tunes than you can ever play to work with using those!

     

  • in reply to: Long weekend! #2662

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    One of these days I’m going to have to visit.   I wonder if the 00-29 will make it across national borders?

     

  • in reply to: the tittle says it all #2661

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    I think that we need to wait a while.  The decentralization of recording and releasing means that there are fewer people whose work is released in large numbers to great fanfare, and so eventually there’ll be some players who through dint of hard work and talent get recognition.  I remember when Vince Gill was just starting and everyone thought he was just another hot picker who’d be the fashion of the week…..it takes time for talent and hard work to establish itself in the zeitgeist.

  • in reply to: Tuner Swap #2659

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    As much as I like Waverly tuners – and I do – I have tried the Gotoh SXN-510V tuners on a Martin that came with the usual closed-back tuners, and I am extraordinarily impressed.  They fit together with a screw-in bushing from the front like a closed-back tuner and fit the holes for the old tuner exactly.  They’re 15:1, so fine enough tuning, and don’t bind at all.

    It’s much easier than a conversion to Waverly tuners even with the conversion bushings – there’s no probability of misplacing the tuner and having it bind.  And the Gotohs are, as with any other open-back, vastly lighter than the closed-back tuners they replace.

    http://g-gotoh.com/international/product/sxn510v.html

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  • in reply to: A beautiful pair with a unique connection – #2658

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    I’d like to meet them sometime if that’s ok…

  • in reply to: Summertime West Coast Get Together #2654

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    If camping or RVing is ok, Lake Del Valle Park in Livermore is cheap and easy to book ahead of time:

    Link: https://www.ebparks.org/parks/del_valle/

    There are cabins available, and hotels reasonably close by for those who don’t want to camp.

    They allow campfires, so we have jam-spots – and the campsites are far enough apart that as long as the playing is acoustic, we’ll be fine.

    I’ve done jams during the annual Two-Day Town music festival there, and it’s worked well.

    It’s usually hot during the day and cools down quite a lot at night, so it’s comfortable for sleeping.

    Thoughts?

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  • in reply to: Good thread on the Dead and Garcia's playing #2642

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    The Dead were pretty good at letting the music take them where it wanted to go.   Sometimes the song was shorter and arranged, and sometimes it branched out…..both work, just different ways of approaching the tune.

  • in reply to: Summertime West Coast Get Together #2641

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    I’m down for that,.

  • in reply to: A beautiful pair with a unique connection – #2640

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    I wonder if they were standardizing headstock templates then?

    175 is the maple one, right?

  • in reply to: Summertime West Coast Get Together #2624

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    Carefully….

  • in reply to: Some interesting Rosewood news #2823

    Matt Hayden
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    The answer is, as it always is with natural materials, “it depends.”

    I’ve seen sets that looked wonderful and straight grained that didn’t sound that great and wood that looked wildly unstable that did.   It’s about choosing the right material and the right builder – and, honestly, the player’s touch has a lot to do with it.  Listen to Lawrence Juber – I’ve heard him perform on a variety of his Martin OM models with different b/s woods from Braz to Indian to Madrose to whatever else, and he always sounds like himself.

     

  • in reply to: Some interesting Rosewood news #2822

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    LMK when and we can take a shot at it. 🙂

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