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  • Westminster, MD
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Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Alright time to come clean.... The S6 Folk does not have the narrow nut. Its the sitting down playing, and the resulting positioning affecting the plucking hand, throwing off the co-ordination between the plucking hand and fretting hand,…"
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Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Damn thats scary Robert - gettin old ain't for sissys........I can get through trigger fingers and arthurightis, but that other stuff is tough. I have had a few friends come out on the good side of such things, so give it a little time. It…"
Mar 20
Greg Ballantyne replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'll come down on the side of uncoated. As a result, I change strings on guitars I play regularly about once a month. When I've tried coated strings in the past (Elixirs) I always thought they started out more than a month old - in other…"
Mar 20
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Can We STAND Another String Discussion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"As a matter of fact, I think I'll go listen to them a little more this evening...."
Mar 19
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Can We STAND Another String Discussion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Marketing eventually claims a small piece of the most cynical among us........ damn, I meant never to admit that"
Mar 19
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Can We STAND Another String Discussion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I thought the distinctive tone of the EBs was the opposite of jangly last night, but perhaps a little more jangly this evening. But the projection part remains. The EBs will start to push back on the cedar top NE staking its claim as "favorite…"
Mar 19
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Can We STAND Another String Discussion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I don't think I described them very well above - and I am finding them a little more difficult to tune. I've been using the Ultimate Guitar app chromatic tuner on my phone these days, not as much trouble with the B string as I find with…"
Mar 19
Alan Cargile replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Can We STAND Another String Discussion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I am so very happy that you all liked the EB's! I'm still using them on my Maritime Creme Brulee and on an Ovation Elite with a solid Spruce top on it. I am extremely pleased with them still. You do have to play them in a little while to…"
Mar 19
Dave Fengler replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Can We STAND Another String Discussion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"My experience is similar.  I'm using the medium-lights, their gages are slightly lighter than other people, I normally use lights.  They seem a bit jangly at first but they cool off a little after a few days.  They cleaned up the…"
Mar 19
Stephen Leigh replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Can We STAND Another String Discussion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"After the last string discussion, where several people mentioned liking the EB strings, I bought a three-pack of 'em and put a set on my Performer.  I took them off after a day; there was something about the tone that bugged me, overtones…"
Mar 19
Derick Chatfield replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Can We STAND Another String Discussion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Greg Yes, i have been using the EB Aluminium Bronze strings 12 gauge, on my Seagull Maritime (all Mahogany), NE Mini Jumbo ( Spruce over lam wild cherry) and , Woodland Pro parlour (Spruce over Mahogany). I find them to be a nice new sound, that…"
Mar 19
Martin van Dooremalen replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Can We STAND Another String Discussion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I was all in for trying some EB aluminum bronze strings after that discussion but hesitated after reading a number of negative comments/reviews on that other guitar forum. I should've known better since Alan liked them so much on his Creme…"
Mar 18
Jud Hair replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Can We STAND Another String Discussion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I've never tried Ernie Ball strings ... sounds like I need give them a whirl. :-)"
Mar 18
Greg Ballantyne added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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Can We STAND Another String Discussion?

I almost resurrected Alan's string discussion from Jan., but the 5 pages made me think.... but in there somewhere was a recommendation for Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings. I had been thinking about them from time to time since. The set of d'Addario EJ16's I put on my Maritime dread in Feb. just never did sound as good as all the other monthly sets on that guitar for the last six years, so it was time. I ordered three sets of the EB Aluminum Bronze, which arrived yesterday. Last night I made…See More
Mar 18
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Robert, I been thinking that I have the other complaint - have a little trouble believing its a 1.8" nut, although the spec sheet says thats what it is. The rest of the neck profile must be slimmer. But I've been a dedicated dreadnaught…"
Mar 16
Greg Ballantyne replied to john merrick's discussion Artist Flame Maple Cutaway has to go in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"John I bet that is a beautiful guitar. Sorry to hear you have to let it go. I wish I was in the market for one just now........."
Mar 15

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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?
More than 30 years
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.
Seagull Maritime SWS HG spruce & mahogany dred
Seagull Natural Elements cedar & cherry dred
Aria six string spruce top dred - old Japanese acoustic flat top guitar from 30 years ago
Large selection of harmonicas
What type of music do you like to play?
Variety of rock, acoustic rock, folk
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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At 3:53pm on December 11, 2013, FloridaGull said…

What kind of Aria is it?  I had an LW-15 - nice, but I think it had a 1 5/8" nut!  Ouch (compared to the Seagull)

 
 
 

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