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Greg Ballantyne
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  • Westminster, MD
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Greg Ballantyne added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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Just got back yesterday from two weeks in Taipei, and had not played any guitars for a while. I had two guitars to restring, and so set about doing that. First was the Maritime. While changing the strings, I noticed some play in the tuner posts the strings go through. By sight there appeared to be as much as 1/16" play on one or two of the posts.At the same time, I noticed while moving the posts that the worst offenders were also moving the washer and nut that the post comes through. I got the…See More
11 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Alan Edmunds's discussion Fair Dealing on Used Seagull Guitars! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Anna - I would consider that a good deal. Looks like it's in fine shape by the pictures."
12 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Robert Williamson's discussion How original is the Original Series, originally? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I always wondered what the difference between "Natural" and "Wild" Cherry was...... might both be natural and wild...."
12 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Tony K.'s discussion My new baby, the Seagull NE um huh? Is it Cedar or Spruce? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Tony - that looks like a spruce top to me. Nowhere near as dark as my Cedar top NE, and the grain looks like spruce..... I still remember almost falling completely in love with aN MJ walnut & spruce last year. I think you'll find a bit more…"
Jul 22
Greg Ballantyne replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Godin's Defective Adhesive Lawsuit in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Interesting story. I don't have any guitar from those production years though."
Jul 19
Greg Ballantyne replied to Jud Hair's discussion No more Quantum II electronics?? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I see..... does this system use batteries? The B-Band side panel has two 2032 button batteries inside. I believe the battery units provide preamp or some such thing. Never having plugged kine in I never got into those distinctions.  I would…"
Jul 19
Greg Ballantyne replied to Tony K.'s discussion Any experience with distortion/vibration from bridge area? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I had a "re-seating" of the saddle on my NE with a pickup underneath change the sound of the guitar in a positive way (noticed after string change) but that was not a vibration kind of thing.... Did you try a string change and subsequent…"
Jul 17
Greg Ballantyne replied to Jud Hair's discussion No more Quantum II electronics?? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I never used the QII, only have one guitar, a Seagull NE, with the B-Band electronics. To this point I've never plugged it in..... used to use the tuner but since downloading the Ultimate Guitar Tools I always use the chromatic tuner on my…"
Jul 17
Greg Ballantyne replied to Craig MC's discussion Seagull shopping in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'VE got one of the NE cedar top dreads - and really like the guitar. I'm a dread guy to start with, but have developed a slight bias for the NE's as a result. I've played a number of S6's, and would not disagree with those…"
Jul 13
Greg Ballantyne replied to GummoJoe's discussion Seagull 224? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I obviously did not grasp the significance of the number 224. That really sounds interesting. "
Jul 3
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"A friend of mine has an older S6 cutaway, dread of course - I'm not a cutaway guy in any case, but that S6 (I think is 10 or 12 years old) is a sweet sounding guitar. It's the guitar that made me look for and buy a cedar top, a Seagull…"
Jul 2
Greg Ballantyne replied to Denny Baer's discussion And the winning choice is......!!! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"This will be a lone opinion..... keep the strap tied off on the headstock. That's the only way I've played guitars for the last 40 years, plus or minus.....makes you feel a little like a 60'small folk singer"
Jul 2
Greg Ballantyne replied to Dave Collins's discussion First Seagull in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Congrats Dave on the S6 You'll certainly find yourself in like minded company here, with perhaps the occasional dissenting opinion.... I ran across a Maritime 5 years ago, had never heard of Seagull at the time - now I've got three of…"
Jul 2
Greg Ballantyne replied to Robert Williamson's discussion The Concert Halls in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Gotta go for the sound......if the sound is great then the rest falls into line - looks being low on the list. Sound for the price makes or breaks the deal most of the time. While I say that, I have seen good sound and price combinations I…"
Jun 28
Greg Ballantyne replied to Tony K.'s discussion My new Coastline shipped with Cleartone strings. Do you like them? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Mine did too, as did my NE from three years ago. I was happier with both guitars after getting those Clear tones OFF - although I understand some people like them  Nice looking guitar - much like my Coastline Folk, but mine has no electronics"
Jun 26
Greg Ballantyne replied to Robert Williamson's discussion The Concert Halls in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Not sure wood grain appearance/stain qualifies as a specification.... but the perpendicular grain on the outer laminate layer would be something I might not be so forgiving on - but I'D have to see one before saying for certain...."
Jun 26

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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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