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Blueridge Guitars
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I test drove a Blueridge BG160. It's a Chinese Gibson j45 clone & it plays & sounds the part. Made of all solid woods but at only $650.00 it's almost too good to be true. Tuners seem a bit…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by bruce wilson Apr 17, 2012.

 

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Richard Rambler replied to Diamond Dave's discussion I turned traitor in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Recording King is a phenomenal guitar. I've got a RAJ-27, which isa knock-off of a Gibson advanced jumbo. AA Sitka top & solid rosewood back & sides. Mine had a crappy set-up, but I fixed it to my liking in 30 minutes. I spent $700…"
Nov 21, 2013
Richard Rambler replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion Spring time and new string time for my Maritime...what to get? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Martin lifespans"
Mar 23, 2013
Richard Rambler replied to Rex Edmonds's discussion When your strings are too old..... which one string dies first? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"G always goes belly up first"
Mar 18, 2013
Richard Rambler replied to Rex Edmonds's discussion Ever try Medium Strings on your Segull? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I use medium phos/bronze on both seagulls & my gibsonj45. I tune to E-flat (due to my limited vocal range) & could never go back to light gauge. I would recommend if you have multiple guitars that are played less than 3 nights a week that…"
Jan 27, 2013
Edward Sparks left a comment for Richard Rambler
"hey, sorry for another message, but I just noticed you are in Georgia.  Although I live in Maryland, I was born in Macon and still have lots of family from my father's side in Cochran...you know Cochran? "
Jul 23, 2012
Edward Sparks left a comment for Richard Rambler
"Hey Richard, Great seeing you in the Epiphone Group I started!  Consider joining us in the Gibson Owners Group!  I started it a while back and it's been great! Here are my two Gibson acoustics:  A 2006 J160E, and a 1994 J100…"
Jul 23, 2012
Bill Wray commented on Richard Rambler's blog post Recording King
"I own a few Recording Kings - my personal favorite is the ROS-616 which is what my profile picture is.  Recording King guitars have gained popularity especially in the last few years, surprised no one has commented for you yet or responded to…"
Jun 10, 2012
Richard Rambler replied to Jud Hair's discussion MYTH BUSTER SPECIAL: Advice for left handed guitar newbies ... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I am also a drummer. When I was learning to play as a kid, I told my teacher I wanted to play jazz. He had me reverse the kit & learn to play left-handed to learn "left-stick independence" It turned me into a very formidable drummer.…"
Jun 3, 2012
Richard Rambler replied to Rex Edmonds's discussion Professional Setup question in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"If it ain"t broke, don't fix it. Proper maintenance/ playing habits = a guitar that stays "set up" Every time you re-string, use lemon oil on the finger board & bridge, clean the frets with steel wool, & string it…"
Jun 3, 2012
Richard Rambler replied to David's discussion Which guitar....
"The "ideal" seagull in my opinion is the Maritime solid wood series. You get more bang for your buck if you go semi-gloss. Mine is pictured here. Ask yourself this question; Am I going to play more unplugged or amped. Amped up, solid…"
May 18, 2012
Richard Rambler replied to David's discussion Which guitar....
"we can all be of help when it comes to brands, but types ( folk, jumbo, drednought parlor) are up to you & the sound you're after. I tend to only play drednoughts, but I only play good ones. I'm going to focus on Seagull because I own…"
May 18, 2012
Richard Rambler replied to tom blegen's discussion How many guitars do you need??
"As many as you want & can afford."
May 18, 2012
Richard Rambler replied to David's discussion Which guitar....
"You cannot "outgrow" a seagull entourage. Buy one & you'll see why all of us in the seagull/godin group are fanatics about seagull guitars. PLEASE do yourself a favor & stay away forom ANY acoustic thatsays…"
May 18, 2012
Richard Rambler posted a blog post

Recording King

Does anybody happen to own a Recording King Guitar? The one I'm interested in in particular is a very good knock off of a Gibson j45. Can"t find a dealer or anyone that owns oneSee More
May 16, 2012
Richard Rambler commented on Jim McHie's blog post Is this site done? If so, where did everyone go?
"most of us have gone to groups. the Seagull group is by far the busiest. Don't know how you feel about seagull/godin guitars, but those of us who own them are fanatical about them!"
May 9, 2012
Richard Rambler replied to Jud Hair's discussion "Vintage" vs new ... which would you prefer? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hands down, Ill take a new one. Wood is an organic material and, in spite of our best efforts, subject to decay.I have a 2 -year old j45. I've played old ones & theres always some kind of quirck with it that prevents me from playing my…"
May 7, 2012

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
2 Gibson Les Pauls, Fender USA Telecaster, Fender MIM Strat, Gretsch 5120 , Epiphone EJ160E accoustic/electric, Seagull SWS Maritime dred accoustic/electric Seagull Coastline CW s6 slim spruce, Gibson j45, Blueridge BG160
What type of music do you like to play?
Classic rock, rockabilly, country, accoustic rock
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I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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Recording King

Does anybody happen to own a Recording King Guitar? The one I'm interested in in particular is a very good knock off of a Gibson j45. Can"t find a dealer or anyone that owns one

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 7:02pm — 1 Comment

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At 10:14am on July 23, 2012, Edward Sparks said…

hey, sorry for another message, but I just noticed you are in Georgia.  Although I live in Maryland, I was born in Macon and still have lots of family from my father's side in Cochran...you know Cochran?

At 10:11am on July 23, 2012, Edward Sparks said…

Hey Richard,

Great seeing you in the Epiphone Group I started!  Consider joining us in the Gibson Owners Group!  I started it a while back and it's been great! Here are my two Gibson acoustics:  A 2006 J160E, and a 1994 J100 Extra.

My Les Paul is a 1976 Les Paul Signature:

My Epiphone is a 1948 Zenith archtop:

At 7:26pm on May 1, 2012, Phil Manuel said…

Oh, man Richard, I didn't think you were putting folks down.  You're right, you gotta put buying a guitar in perspective. Heck, I saved for 2 years to get mine. I wouldn't have bought the Martin if I didn't match one of those 'gainfully employed or gigging professionally' conditions.  There are a lot of capable guitars less expensive, and give you less worry on stage, and traveling.I've gone from cheap silvertone acoustics up to what I currently have.  Each guitar along the way had their own character, and as time went on I learned to appreciate better built instruments.

I appreciate your kind words about my posted music, though I see them as only first takes - not perfect by any means.  I know about choking up, on stage, and in the studio.  The cure - keep doing it, I try to think about just having a conversation with myself when I record.  There's no real pressure for me, not worried exactly about capturing the perfect recording as much as I want to get through the dang song.  In fact, my version of 'Spike Driver Blues' is incomplete - I fudged the next verse, so I took the engineer's way out - I faded it out before the mistake.  The guitar was already tuned to open-G, so I did the song there, but really, I play it in G standard tuning.  I just had the time, so I rushed the recording. My voice drops about an octave in the morning, so I can get that old blues guy voice, so when it happens, I like to take advantage of it. Works nice for blues.

When I get my workflow down, I hope I can get better at recording what I can really play.  That's what I'm shooting for anyway.  Post or send me some examples of your playing.

At 7:00pm on April 9, 2012, Jud Hair said…

Hi Richard ... Thanks for joining the Seagull group.  Glad to have you with us!

 
 
 

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