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Comment by Ken Bellingham on November 5, 2011 at 12:05am
Adriaan, I don't if you are for real or not, but your entry is hilarious. God bless you, man, you are a delightful addition to this group.  I hope you derive great joy from your amplified acoustic music.  I look forward to your future posts.
Comment by Adriaan N Roggeveen on November 4, 2011 at 8:45pm

I thought to make this a "Discussion" but at this point it is more of a confession. I jsut installed a L.R. Baggs M1 Passive Acoustic Pickup to my 00-NY-16. Now I can hear the moans, and I am right with you, however...first let me say that it took me 3 hours. It is desigend for a sound hole bigger than 3.5 inches. Yes, I did read the manual, yes I purchased it anyway. I suppose that is why I was a Marine for 30 years. I just can't handle "can't very well. It hads the best 'specs.' Anyway. finally got it in without destroying the guitar or my enthusiasm...although I did spend a lot of the 3 hours in prayer. For reasons I am greatful and still not works.


Now I am not recommending this, just confessing it to clear my conscience. There are other pickups that are easier, and for the purest, I know I violated an almost Sacred Dictum...Acoustic means "without sound assistance" or something like that. At least now I have new strings on her and a freshly oiled finger board. Anyway, I am surprised by the quality of the sound and sensitivity. Maybe that is just self-gratification. Anyway I needed to use with my Vocalist Realtime Live 3 Vocal Harmony and Pitch Control Floor gizmo. Well, no bites on my "Gear" inquiry and I am tired of singing alone at home...since none of you all are here in Camilla, GA. I will let you know how it works, if anyone will still speak to me after reading this.


I did post a song of mine on My Page that I wrote and recorded playing my Martin a while back. IT is a bit rough, and maybe even not very good. But at least it is "Me and Molly Martin Music Maker." That was the name of my One-Man Music Maker in Isolation Group Name. That is another story.

Comment by Jud Hair on November 4, 2011 at 11:19am

Since it's a relatively new model line, I haven't found a lot of youtube demos for the Martin "Performing Artist" guitars.  There are several out for the ultra-pricey PA-1 models, but so far not a lot for the much more affordable PA-4's ... here's one I saw this morning that provides a pretty good demo/comparison.


Comment by FloridaGull on October 24, 2011 at 11:25am

Happy Monday, Martin people!  I found this on the local Craigslist today and, since Christmas is coming up, maybe someone wants to buy a Martin D-28 for a lucky guy or gal:

Here's the link:

And a pic or two:

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Enjoy!  And sorry, don't mean to spread GAS... ;-)

Comment by Chris Moore on October 22, 2011 at 3:00pm

Thanks Edward - just looked up the D'addario True Mediums. They are the same, just about, as the MFX740 gauges. 13,17 and the 56. Only difference is they have a 24 instead of a 25. I did try a 56 on some of my tracks, but I'm finding the 54 has that little bit more sustain. I think the only track I've used a 56 on is 'Labyrinth'. Thanks for the advice anyways :)

Comment by Edward Sparks on October 22, 2011 at 2:46pm
Chris, I heard that D'Addairio has a set called "True Mediums" that might be good for DADGAD tuning...
Comment by Chris Moore on October 22, 2011 at 2:39pm
...just a quick post to tell you which strings I use... Martin MFX 740's (Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light 12-54) but with Martin Silvered Steel Medium's 13 and 17 (because I'm playing in DADGAD all the time, and I find the 12/16 a bit too 'bendy' at the lower tension). I've also tried normal phosphor bronze and SP's, but prefer the sound and playability of the MFX's.
Comment by Edward Sparks on October 21, 2011 at 4:33am

Chris, Welcome to the group!  We look forward to hearing more from you here. Edward

Comment by Chris Moore on October 21, 2011 at 3:52am

Helloooo! from the UK. Seeing as I've had a Martin OMC-15E for a few years, and love it, especially the sound I'm getting out of it (with a tiny bit of help from subtle effects), I thought I'd join this Martin Owners Group. I play in DADGAD all the time and fixed the associated intonation problems - well, 90% fixed. By adding some blocks at nut end to reduce length of strings. Also tried splitting saddle, which helped, but I've gone back to one piece saddle because I was getting a bit of string 'whine' with the lessened pressure. There's some pics of the modifications on my page and also drafts of tracks from the 'Renaissance' album that I'm working on. Cheers! Chris

Comment by FloridaGull on October 20, 2011 at 6:10am
No, but I hope they're pleased...
And look what happened when I posted a Craviola pic - and the 70's Martin pics from Wolfe - all interesting, and we now know what a Craviola is...

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