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Comment by Bill Wilkie on January 17, 2011 at 11:36am
To Robert- DO NOT SELL THE MARTIN!!!!!- I too have Martins and an S6 Seagull, which is lying in the corner of the attic, agree same reason very stiff and a woody dead base, lost interest in it a long time ago, only reason I got it was, I liked the square cutaway. So hang on to your Martin, that's your real friend. Cheers.
Comment by Alan Land on January 17, 2011 at 7:34am
Don't ask advice about friendship matters from complete strangers.
Comment by charles e stinnett on January 17, 2011 at 6:10am
Robert, dont't sell. Down the road a bit you will definitely regret it. When you have something good, hang on  to it tightly.
Comment by charles e stinnett on January 13, 2011 at 7:18am
edward and Jan I appreciate you getting back to me. I have a mike and amp and all the other good stuff I need. I just wanted to find out if anything this simple really would work. I'm gonna buy me a new better hearing aide. Just gotta know if this thing works. The Taylor does sound great,  not near as good as myD-35, but mighty good. Thanks a lot. Have a good one.
Comment by Edward Sparks on January 12, 2011 at 12:56pm

Hi Charles,

I have not tried the tone port, but am not surprised that it didn't work...anything that simple and easy is too good to work I guess!  I think Jan has a great solution for you though!  Try a Fishman minibox.  I have also seen small monitor amps that fix to the top of a mic stand that gets the little monitor closer to your ears without being in the way.  Edward

Comment by Jan Borgstroem on January 12, 2011 at 10:40am

Hello Charles

I´m sorry to hear of your bad hearing, a guitar friend of mine also needs digital hearing aid.

I know nothing of the O-Port but i thougth; if the thing is no good to you, why would you install it? The Tayler sounds fine, but it does not have the acoustic output like a Martin.

Maybe you would be better off with a decent mic in front of the guitar and small amp,meant for acoustic guitars turned towards you, like a monitor ?

Comment by charles e stinnett on January 12, 2011 at 7:26am
Need a bit of help. I bought an O-Port and put it in a Taylor GA-3. Problrm is, my hearing is so darned bad, even w/hearing aide, I just can't tell if it is doing what they say it will or not. It is supposed to make an acoustic louder. If any of you have tried it please let me know what you think of it. I guess us old dudes need to think a bit before we experiment. Thanks in advance.
Comment by GregsGuitars on January 11, 2011 at 2:44pm

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Comment by Jan Borgstroem on January 10, 2011 at 11:33am

Austin ;

The fretboard on your DX1 is made of micarta (not wood), and all you have to do is to clean it with a damp cloth, and rub it dry afterwards. Brilliant material,transfers sound excellent, and your nails don`t dig holes in the fretboard ;-)

Comment by steven picheta on January 9, 2011 at 4:20am

Thanks for the comments.


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