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Dean Tyler
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  • Milpitas, CA
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Replace Individual Strings (broke)
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Hi raw amateur here.  So, while messing around with the guitar nut to lower the action, I over-tightened the high-E string and it broke.  Can't find a replacement for it as they only sell…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Christiansen Jul 21, 2011.

No Suitable Guitar for Older Beginners
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Being an older beginner, I can only play open chords.  Have a bit of difficulty playing open chords, so don't even try to ask me to play Barre chord with the index across the fretboard, just don't…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by JB Maddox Jul 5, 2011.

 

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Dean Tyler replied to Dean Tyler's discussion OMCX1KE in the group Martin Owners
"OK, I found out what the buzz was, it was a "sympathy buzz", it gets activate only what I play the G-string open.  Sympathy buzz is when some screw or some other item is loose on the guitar, and if by co-incident you play a note that…"
Mar 8, 2012
Dean Tyler replied to Dean Tyler's discussion OMCX1KE in the group Martin Owners
"Thanks, actually I raised the nut twice last night, still buzz.  Today I put in a new nut which is 2mm higher, still buzz, the action is so high I thought there should be any problem...  Sure will figure it out soon, always do. …"
Feb 27, 2012
Logan replied to Dean Tyler's discussion OMCX1KE in the group Martin Owners
"Martins require a special truss rod tool with an extended handle - the nut is under the end of the fretboard (in the soundhole) but can't be reached with a standard allen wrench.  At least that's what I've found on my…"
Feb 27, 2012
Dean Tyler replied to Dean Tyler's discussion OMCX1KE in the group Martin Owners
"TRUSS ROD? Well, I installed a set of 9 guage strings (actually electric strings since acoustic stops at "10") and apparently it is too loose and there is fuzzing, ordered a couple sets of "10" Martin strings which will take a…"
Feb 27, 2012
Logan replied to Dean Tyler's discussion OMCX1KE in the group Martin Owners
"I guess after trying out a few Martins and reviewing their specs I came to the conclusion that the 1 and 3/4" nut meant wider string spacing, but I think you're correct Byron - never saw the E to E spacing listed on the Martin site. …"
Feb 25, 2012
Chris Moore replied to Dean Tyler's discussion OMCX1KE in the group Martin Owners
"Hi Dean, I use a Martin OMC15E and a while ago I investigated what the numbers meant. I found that the 'OM' = 'Orchestra model' (body size) The 'C' = cutaway, '15' = series, 'E' = onboard…"
Feb 25, 2012
Ed Rhoades replied to Dean Tyler's discussion OMCX1KE in the group Martin Owners
"Martin has just redesigned their site, and I believe your guitar is no longer continued, but it was a far better guitar than expected in that price range. They do publish specs for their guitars and this one although all solid wood probably has…"
Feb 24, 2012
Logan replied to Dean Tyler's discussion OMCX1KE in the group Martin Owners
"I did a lot of research (and drooling) before managing to purchase a Martin, and what I've found is the OM designation is their signal for wide neck and grand auditorium sized body.  The 000 models have a similar body - I think the depth…"
Feb 24, 2012
Dean Tyler added a discussion to the group Martin Owners
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OMCX1KE

Well, my first Martin (definitely not the last), picked it up brand new for 35% off.  Why?  Blemish.But really, nothing unsightly, only the pickiest person can make a fuss.Love the sound, love the smaller "concert" size, everything fits like an old glove.  Happy happy joy joy for several days, until I realized it was a "WIDE" version.  Why couldn't Martin say that?  Are there 2 versions?  Looks to me like there is only one version, the WIDE version for this model, then why couldn't the online…See More
Feb 24, 2012
Dean Tyler joined James Sennett's group
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Martin Owners

For those who own one or more Martin guitars, those who want to own a Martin, or those who just like talking about Martins
Feb 24, 2012
Dean Tyler replied to FloridaGull's discussion The Search for your first Guitar... in the group Acoustic Newb
"Well, slap me silly, just found out today that sometimes you hold down TWO strings with one finger, especially if they are very tight in there against the nut on the 1st fret.  Silly me, trying to use two fingers to do that LOL.  So this…"
Aug 5, 2011
Dean Tyler replied to Kevin Coxon's discussion Proper Practice?
"I learned 199 songs in about 6 months from scratch, strumming and singing.  My secret is that I loved each song as I learn them, play them with all the feelings and intensity in my body, whichever song caught my fancy that particular day. …"
Aug 2, 2011
Dean Tyler replied to FloridaGull's discussion The Search for your first Guitar... in the group Acoustic Newb
"Well, nut width is important, because it indicates the E-to-E distance.  Regular guitar has a 35mm E-to-E distance, too small for adult beginners IMO, Seagull guitar is excellent for adult beginner with their adult-size fingers, 39mm…"
Aug 1, 2011
Dean Tyler replied to FloridaGull's discussion The Search for your first Guitar... in the group Acoustic Newb
"Started learning guitar seriously this January 2011.  The search of my first guitar took more than 12 guitars... LOL  Well, actually I had many "first" guitar, everyone of them felt like a "first" for a while... The…"
Jul 31, 2011
Dean Tyler joined Jamie Marie Andreas's group
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The Student Advocate

For the struggling guitar student. Students having trouble learning guitar, or getting better, are invited to share their problems and experiences. Insight and solutions will be given by master teacher and player Jamie Andreas.See More
Jul 30, 2011
Dean Tyler replied to Kevin Coxon's discussion Proper Practice?
"I am just a beginner, hope you don't mind me asking, are you strumming/singing, or picking?  Thanks."
Jul 30, 2011

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
Less than 1 year
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Ovation CSE24, modified to 5-string.
What type of music do you like to play?
60's to 2000's Pop and Country
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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