"I think you might have less issues the top of the of your Ovation because you are in a higher humidity area. Here in Minnesota I have seen some of the issues I described with laminated backs and sides. These were mostly on the cheaper end of the…"
"I will never buy a guitar I can't play first again. I am pretty lucky because the guy who owns 1 of the 2 music stores in town is a Seagull fan and a long time friend. So when he gets new 'gulls, I get a call. I have played hundreds(I…"
"Here is a neat thing I found about humidity and lamented back and side guitars with a solid top.
The back and sides don't expand and contract as much as the solid wood top due to the humidity.
High humidity doesn't cause as big an issue as…"
"This has been a reassuring post. I have tried many types of strings here is a list.
Elixir Nano and Poly WEB
Ernie Ball Aluminium
I could keep going but its pointless.
What I think of each is my opinion but…"
"I use a thumb pick when I need to. Playing acoustically with others I need to. I have tried a hundred different thembpicks and the ones I like the best are the one you bought. Slick picks are softer the others and fit snugly, I can even upstroke…"
"I haven't seen many people speak of Newtone strings. I think you might like to try the Heritage Series string. I wish they were coated as I live Minnesota and it is very humid here in the summer so they corrode just like other…"
Have you thought about a 3/4 guitar? Like a little Martin or a baby Taylor. Just an idea. They are small and easy to hold and yet have have good acoustics and playability and don't cost a mint.
How about a small electric piano. Like a…"
"I like the Seagull's sound for that piece best. Warm and full, mellow and sweet. The Martin next, full bass tones and finally the Taylor. If it was me. I would play the Seagull for those songs that ebb and flow. The Martin when I needed…"
"I strung these EB Alumniniumiums. I did like the voice of them. Hard to discribe but different. Not like cheap strings or anything but a "country" flavor. Very supple string, bends like crazy great for blues riffs. I had a slight string…"
"I over did it on Sunday. My duo partner I played for 3 and half hours with 1 break and we coulda went home after 2 hours. Oh well, the party seemed to enjoyed our mistakes as we played songs we hadn't played together before. Felt like an…"
"Elton, I did the same kind of thing. I dropped a lapel mic onto my 25th Anni while I was casing it and put a little puncture hole through the gloss finish. Almost broke my heart. Asked many people about how to fix it, they all said don't.…"
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