"I remember a similar discussion on Stefan Grossman's guitar workshop, a few years ago. Some say that brass pins add mass to the bridge, increasing sustain and brightness. Bone pins increase tone on a dull instrument. Some say that ebony pins…"
"Well... they're stiffer than plastic ones, less prone to absorb string sustain. Also more brightness and balance... but we're talking of very small percentage. A lot of other things affect the tone more... as humidity. Given that in…"
"I had the same problem with the mag. I haven't had it starting with Nov 2013. After a few e-mails I've been helped by a very friendly guy, Peter Penhallow, that explained to me there's been a big problem with their computer archives…"
"How good are the Guilds built in the Tacoma Washington factory? Did anybody notice some difference in quality respect the old RI or new Connecticut production? I find a used D-50 in a shop here in Italy. Very good conditions. They ask a little less…"
"Oh my god... Ted! You know... I live not far from Recanati in Italy... and the original EKO factory was there. I think in the 60es almost half of the cheap guitars around the world were EKO. I remember a picture in the booklet of the Jethro…"
"Happy New Year to everybody.
As an old member on this forum, I've read many times about the problem of lifting bridge on 12 string guitars. Mostly on famous brands... like Martin.
I have a Yamaha FG 460S 12A made in 1992. I use D'Addario…"
"I can't see how deep are those cuts. Anyway... if they're just superficial, well, it's not a bad thing, because this means that the angle of the string on the saddle is stronger and leads to a better pressure. If this is the case...…"
"Is there a good luthier in your town?.. or not too far? If yes.. go there and ask him/her to make a copy.
But.. are you sure the old bridge can't be fixed? Send a picture, maybe it's easier than you think"
"I posted this at last a couple of times...Immag0076.jpg
About the partial capo...
I posted something about this, many months ago, with pictures. A few years before Shubb factory produce it (I mean 25 years ago m. or l.) I thought to cut a small…"
"I have a couple of SM-58's and I agree. They are a great mic. BUT...My favorite mic is the Electrovoice ND 767A. It's kinda like instruments sing through one and decide whats best for your style. For me, it's…"
"Well Rick... you should have answered your friend that you prefer the way Rickenbacker 12 acoustics strings were set! Ahahah...
I've to say that I like to change my strings very carefully... taking all the time it needs... about 30 minutes.…"
If you google "headway electronics", you'll get a link for headway's web page. By the time I purchased their pick ups, they were a very small company; now, they seem to have improved their business. I bought a "snake" model pick up to install in my solid - body Portuguese guitar in 1999, and it still works as well as in the 1st day. Then I bought a second one in 2001, for a steel string guitar, and it's equally good. "Snakes" are under saddle pick ups, but I believe Headway also makes contact pick ups (for violin family instruments). Now that you mention K&K having a system of 3 microphones, I think I heard of those, but I've never tried them. Those 3 mikes have flexible arms so that you may choose their exact location inside the soundbox, isn't it? Are they expensive?, and how do they behave about feedback problems? Best regards, Luis.
I left you a note about you Yamaha in the 12 string group with a question in it...
I also am really interested in your mandolin...I like the shape and design of the back...I am going to build an octave mandolin and I am looking for ideas. Of course it will be larger (somewhere between a mandolin and small guitar) but I like the shape of the back of yours. Oh yeah, I like the front too! Edward