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Comment by Adriaan N Roggeveen on December 25, 2011 at 5:32pm

Question: has anyone in the group used or familiar with the pewrformance of the "Performance G-7 Capo" used on a 12-string guitar. I have a D12-20 and was not impressed, though I liked the action. I have an old "Center pivot lock down capo" that I anve had for ?...Still can't find one even like it without a lot of 'hunting.' Your inmput is appreciated. Peace!

 

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on December 25, 2011 at 11:12am

M&K - I'm with everyone else. Missed ya'll; it's good to hear from you.

Comment by Gary Clements on December 24, 2011 at 7:49am

Hi Micheal & Cody,

Welcome back. It's been a while since we've heard from you.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well.

Comment by Ken Bellingham on December 24, 2011 at 1:25am

Hey Michael & Cody,

   It's good to hear from you.  Thank you for your generous sentiments.  We wish you the very best for this holiday season and all through the coming year.  Hope your D-35 is providing you with great pleasure and trust that your playing is improving every day.

Comment by Michael & Kody on December 23, 2011 at 10:35pm
Everyone, A Very Merry Christmas Wish! Happy Holidays & may your Tonal Attributes Ring Out with Exceptional Paza..a..a..a..xxxxxx...z! God Bless!
Comment by Ginger on December 23, 2011 at 11:16am

I've never used them but a friend of mine has. While he did switch back to his regular strings, he said the RED strings were pretty good. I guess just not good enough for him to stick with. But then he works at Sam Ash so strings etc aren't a problem for him. =}

Comment by Chris Moore on December 23, 2011 at 4:28am

Strings/Martin... on just about all tracks on my 'Renaissance' album I've used Martin MFX740's Flexible Core Light Gauge Phosphor Bronze. On some tracks I fitted a 13, and 17, and 56 to get a more solid tone. I've tried many other types of Martin string and found the Flexi core range best personally for playability, sustain and 'solidity'. I tried medium gauge but lost some sweetness and sustain. Most of the tracks on the album sort of feature sustained ringing strings underneath the melody so I found medium gauge just didn't ring long enough.

Comment by Tom Butler on December 22, 2011 at 5:49pm

Thanks Edward and Michael. Your comments showed up on my page.

Comment by Edward Sparks on December 22, 2011 at 12:24pm

I have not used the RED brand strings...right now I am pretty happy with what I use on the guitars I have in my normal rotation...but I have a few I can experiment on!  I have a New York made 1948 Epi archtop that could use new strings...there's a start! Don't know how to get the message direct back to him either!  Edward

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on December 22, 2011 at 11:30am

Howdy. I'm not sure if everyone got the note asking a question about Red strings but I've been trying to figure out how to reply. Can't do it by e-mail; also not in my in-box at my home page for this site, yet I did receive a message about it. So I'm posting this.

For those who are not familiar with these, they are copper bronze strings. I have not tried them on any of my Martins but have used them on my archtop (extra light, 11-52). The strings appear to be bright and clear. They don't have a lot of volume, but I'm trying to separate their performance on my archtop with a standard guitar so I don't know it if's just my archtop or the strings. I do know that they sound better than other strings and they have more volume than other strings I've used on my archtop so there is a good chance I'll stick with them.

I figure if they do that good of a job moving the stiff top of an archtop, they should be able to push lots of air in a soundhole guitar. They do, however, have a different sound (not as warm).

Thanks, m

 

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