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John Robinson
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  • Issaquah, WA
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John Robinson replied to Bill McCracken's discussion Factory Setup Specifications? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I don't know what the specifications are, but my Maritime-MJ had pretty high action from the factory.  As I moved up the fretboard, the notes were a bit sharp because the strings were so high.  It was also pretty hard on my…"
May 19
John Robinson replied to michael schwartz's discussion Seattle Luthier in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"A friend I work with took an old Guild to Mike Lull in Bellevue and was really happy with the outcome (neck reset, partial refret).  My guitar teacher had a Godin electric refinished there and was happy with the work. I had Dusty Strings…"
Sep 6, 2013
Greg Ballantyne replied to John Robinson's discussion String Changes and Fingerboard Conditioning in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"My Maritime can easily lose both the nut and the bridge when all strings are removed. I remove all but the high E, dust & clean, then put on the low E & ear tune from the high E (helps get it in the right neighborhood for the electronic…"
Feb 20, 2013
Craig MC replied to John Robinson's discussion String Changes and Fingerboard Conditioning in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Probably has most to do with how snug your saddle is. On two of my S&Ps, the saddle is in pretty tight. I need pliers to pull it out. But on the third, it is quite loose. If there were a transducer under that one, I can see how it might shift…"
Feb 18, 2013
Craig B replied to John Robinson's discussion String Changes and Fingerboard Conditioning in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"This discussion hasn't been touched in awhile however... My recent Seagull purchase came with a small pamphlet that states that all the strings should not be removed at the same time due to the neck tension topic. I like changing my strings…"
Feb 18, 2013
John Robinson replied to Robert Stermer's discussion Optimum Practice Time and Frequency in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Having a few lessons early on really helped me get started.  Even if you only take 3-4 lessons and go back to practicing on your own, it's probably worthwhile to have someone give you a few pointers on technique to make sure you don't…"
Nov 20, 2012
John Robinson replied to Peter Pauer's discussion Begining the fall search for a non-invasive pickup. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Yes - I used both.  I used the stepped drill bit until I got to the 1/2" diameter section.  Then I used the 1/2" reamer to get the entire hole to 1/2" diameter.  The stepped drill didn't have a long enough…"
Sep 19, 2012
John Robinson replied to Peter Pauer's discussion Begining the fall search for a non-invasive pickup. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I recently posted my install experience with another pickup that required the 1/2 inch hole.  It was paradoxically very easy and very stressful. I bought a brand new stepped drill bit and a 1/2" tapered reamer from Harbor Freight. …"
Sep 19, 2012
John Robinson replied to Charles's discussion Guitar Selection Inquiry - Entourage vs Performer in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"You're on the right track.  #1 criteria should be to buy a guitar that feels good to play.  I bought the mini-jumbo size for the same reason.  After two years of playing my Maritime-MJ, I can't imagine doing without…"
Sep 17, 2012
CaliGull replied to John Robinson's discussion Added a Pickup in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks for the tip on the Mustang settings and thanks to Mark for asking about it. I have an M2 and have struggled at times to find good old tried and true settings."
Aug 20, 2012
John Robinson replied to John Robinson's discussion Added a Pickup in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks for the advice.  If I would still need a DI box, the GE7 wouldn't accomplish what I was hoping.  Also - 'noisy' is going to bug me in the long run - so it sounds like I might want to drop the idea of the…"
Aug 20, 2012
John Robinson replied to John Robinson's discussion Added a Pickup in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The Fender Twin Reverb seems to work pretty well.  I turn the gain all the way down, put bass and treble around the middle (5), and turn the volume knob up relatively high (8/9).  I think many of the amp models sound good as long as you…"
Aug 20, 2012
tom blegen replied to John Robinson's discussion Added a Pickup in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Good job on the installation!!  The Boss GE7 may be OK, but I think in the long run you'll be better off going with a preamp designed for use with an acoustic guitar, especially one that works as a DI with an XLR output.  Another…"
Aug 16, 2012
Rex Edmonds replied to John Robinson's discussion Added a Pickup in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That took more than courage. Congrats on your confidence in yourself."
Aug 16, 2012
Mark Desmond replied to John Robinson's discussion Added a Pickup in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Sounds like it worked out for you.  Could you tell me what settings you use on your Mustang I amp. for your seagull?"
Aug 16, 2012
Jud Hair replied to John Robinson's discussion Added a Pickup in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"My hat is off to you for your courage!  I love the "measure 5 times drill once" stratagy!  Not sure I'm ready yet.  I had a Fishman Matrix active pick-up installed in my Taylor 12 string, but I paid a tech $60 buck to…"
Aug 16, 2012

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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?
1-2 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Seagull Maritime Mini-Jumbo
Enos Hernandez Q. (Paracho Mexico) classical/flamenco
Fender Stratocaster Highway One (USA) electric
What type of music do you like to play?
Classic rock, folk music, anything fun that I can manage to make sound decent
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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At 5:01pm on April 11, 2012, Jud Hair said…

Hey John!!  Thanks so much for joining "Seagull Spoken Here" ... so glad to have you with us!!

 
 
 

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