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Comment by Ginger on November 7, 2011 at 8:23am
@ Edward - this will be two years in a row now when we'll have to miss too. We're heading to Canada from 11-18 for my hubby's family reunion. Guess where *I'd* rather be? =)
I hope you'll get lots of pix & info from the expo!!
Comment by Greg on November 7, 2011 at 8:10am
Edward Im going to miss the show this year it my Sons birthday. I was looking forward to going. Let me know how the show was..
Comment by Adriaan N Roggeveen on November 6, 2011 at 9:18pm
Added a song called "I'm Glad God Keeps Somethigs Secret" and original composition. 110911-001.mp3
Comment by Edward Sparks on November 5, 2011 at 7:07am

Hey, the wife and I are going to the Great American Philly Vintage Guitar show on November 13th...if any of you are going to be there, let me know and we will try to run into each other!  Edward

Here is the link and info...


Great American Guitar Show (Fall Philly)


Greater Philadelphia Expo Center


Saturday, November 12, 2011. Sunday, November 13, 2011.
TIME Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00pm. Sunday: 10:00am to 4:00pm.

The line can grow very long when doors first open. Don't worry, the line moves fast!


Saturday Pass: $12.00Sunday Pass: $10.00, 2-Day Pass: $15.00Children 12 and under free with an adult!


Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Rt. 422, Exit at Oaks 100 Station Ave., Oaks, PA 19456

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...

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