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Greg Ballantyne
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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)
"I like your 3 bases Robert - my decisions are usually similar. I always have trouble with the second, since I would need to put a strap on the guitar to see it completely through. I did buy one where the first base got covered via a webpage......the…"
Sunday
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"If I got to eat my words about the pins after trying the snakewoods, you all will be the first to know"
Sunday
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Changed strings on two guitars tonight - both Seagulls. Put d'Addario EJ16s on both, officially ending my excursion into EB ABs. Not that the EBs are bad strings, but they're not for me. My Maritime really appreciated the change of…"
Sunday
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That walnut mini jumbo was the one I nearly took home last year. The one I played was a very nice sounding and playing guitar. If are serious, playing one will seal the deal. Insread, I got the S6 Coastline Folk, because it was for my mom. Now…"
Sunday
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Alright, all this talk about bridge pins has got me looking at some genuine snakewood pins from Stew Mac..... If I order any I'll be sure to let you all know how wrong I was about pins ability to improve tone......."
Saturday
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I doubt pin material has any effect on sound, unless the pin material increases the ability to hold the string correctly. Can't see the pin having vibratory qualities...just anchor the string"
May 22
Greg Ballantyne replied to Derick Chatfield's discussion Decisions, decisions. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I am not going to suggest a choice, but will add to Tony's reply. I find value in multiple guitars in differences in sound, usually a result of differences in woods and body shapes. If I were faced with your decision, I would try yo make it…"
May 22
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Point of Attack Effect on String Brands/Types in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"l've been playing those EBs on my Maritime, a short scale dread. Another variable to add to the mix....."
May 22
Elton Bloye replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Point of Attack Effect on String Brands/Types in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I am also a gorilIa gripper, and have found I have the same tendency with my recently purchased ES339-like semi-hollow electric. The light gauge and the hard grip definitely produces some out of tune sounds, and I've had to lighten the touch,…"
May 21
Tony K. replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Point of Attack Effect on String Brands/Types in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm thinking your conclusion is correct.  I thought at first, if you could repeat the results "exactly", then it would have to be intonation.  But then I thought, not necessarily, exact same results could also come from…"
May 21
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I had reservations with open back tuners prior to buying an NE - thery have open back tuners. I think differently now, those tuners function as well as any closed back tu ners I've had. Visually they have grown on me as well.... of course it…"
May 21
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Point of Attack Effect on String Brands/Types in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I tuned with an electronic vibration tuner this eve. I found the EBs were more easily tuned that way, without the sharpened B and high E that caused me to abandon those types of tuners before. Points of attack not directly over the sound hole…"
May 21
Tony K. replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Point of Attack Effect on String Brands/Types in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"LOL.  You could drive yourself nuts with this.  he he.  But ya, any "reliable" tuner will work.  I'm interested in the results you get. I had another thought about a possibility.  I tried again to produce this…"
May 21
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"My old buddy Fred who I play with routinely is much like you Michael - he has other guitars, but really only plays 12 strings. Mainly just one of those - a Taylor that could make me re-think my "6 string guy" philosophy if it was…"
May 20
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Point of Attack Effect on String Brands/Types in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Good experiment. I think I'll try it, but include nearly all reasonable points of attack. I'll need to do it soon, 10 pack of EJ16s arrived in my mailbox yesterday.  One reason I've gone to the phone app tuner from Ultimate…"
May 20
Greg Ballantyne replied to Tony K.'s discussion Is Godin hurting themselves? and my new baby in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I've never seen one not nekkid - the other one I have looks exactly like the one pictured, but the medallion simply says "Tric". You can just see the handle edge of it in the top pic. That one did "come with" a guitar - my…"
May 20

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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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