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Rick Heenan
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  • Lockport, NY
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Rick Heenan replied to Mark's discussion Taylor expression vs older fishman prefix pickup... in the group Taylor Owners
"I've got both systems on a six and a twelve.  I feel that I have more tonal control on the the fishman.  I like the expression system too, but the fishman has more control.   "
Mar 20
Rick Heenan commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Michael, I'm gonna bet that they use the same motor in the Power Peg that's used in my little B & D.  They appear to be about the same size and shape."
Feb 10
Rick Heenan commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I've got a thing called a " Spin Doctor" its an attachment for a small driver.  I use mine on a small Black & Decker driver that came with a multitude of other very useful bits.  Its a single speed motor but you can…"
Feb 6
Rick Heenan commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I was in NC back in the 70's when they got 4" of snow that shut the area down.  I had a 69 mustang and being from the north, didn't have any problems getting around.  They used road graders to plow with."
Jan 30
Rick Heenan commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Heat wave today, sunny and 22F."
Jan 30
Rick Heenan replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion A/B/C on the 12's I was considering in the group 12-String Guitar
"String gage makes a big difference in tonal qualities like high ends and lows.   If the guitars have been siting around long enough for the batteries to go dead, they're long overdue for a string change.  There is a big variable in…"
Jan 29
Rick Heenan commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Looks just like one I had back in the early 70's.  Not a bad playing guitar if I remember correctly.  Needs a G string. "
Jan 27
Rick Heenan commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"You guys are breaking my heart.  There has to be a couple hundred songs in this thread.  Internet friends can be pretty cool.  anybody do Facebook? "
Dec 7, 2013

Profile Information

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?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Banjo, Resonator guitar, Bass guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Taylor CE-614
Taylor CE-355
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Fender Pawn Shop 1972
Epiphone viola bass
Takemine "lawsuit"
Guild D-25
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
Bluegrass etc.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 8:47pm on October 20, 2012, Bruce Campbell said…

Thanks Rick, I`ve also got a Maton Country Jumbo CJ-85/12, Guild F-412, Morris B-50 which is a rare Japan only Brazilian Rosewood Martin D-45 copy in 12-string and last week I picked up a new Martin Grand J12-40E Special. The Taylors have the best necks but the new Martin comes pretty close, catch ya.

At 11:45pm on February 13, 2011, Jordan Robidoux said…
Rick, thanks for the feedback.  Very interesting about your Grandfather's name being Ocean as well!  A rare name like that shared between two people with so much distance between their births is not something you hear about every day!  Beautiful guitars btw.
At 3:48pm on January 24, 2011, TL said…

Hey Rick!


Thanks for the add!


Greetings from Hungary,



At 11:56am on January 18, 2010, Lon Milo DuQuette said…
Thanks Rick.
Just had a listen to your "Peaches and Cream" good tune and fine picking! Love that 12.
At 8:27pm on April 25, 2009, Kevin Moran said…
Nice 614ce!
At 7:09pm on April 25, 2009, Jeff Lustick said…

Thanks for taking the time to listen to and comment on my song "Echoes". Much appreciated!!
I just listened to Peaches and Cream and Rosalie and thoroughly enjoyed them!!! Rosalie reminds me a bit of a Mississippi John Hurt type song actually.
I look forward to hearing more as you add them.

I also have a Taylor 614 CE (I traded in my 355 to get it) and a 410RCE which was a special rosewood edition. I love my Taylors-they are so playable. Though I live in the Albany, NY area now I am originally from Syracuse so I'm a central new yorker also!!!

At 7:08pm on March 22, 2009, ROB ENGLISH said…
Well done no umbrage taken, this digital domain stuff is beyond me however it has opened up a whole new world of opportunity and the mail here has been really slow since the mule died so keep on pickin and telling stories you are indeed a friend and what anice boat in your photos where were you is that the hudson Rob
At 6:40am on March 22, 2009, ROB ENGLISH said…
OKAY, YOU GOT ME... SO I HAVE BEEN REMISS, HERE IT IS. . , ! { } & so, forth. I often get a message from Blackberry that has a disclaimer on the bottom about punctuation, spelling and accuracy, I dont tweet, twitter, or text. I am lucky to hit the start program key on the laptop however I love the post from the coffee house gang, I recently discovered a term regarding music , 'FOLKTRONICA' kept me up at night . I look forward to hearing from you, the music is the story ! come one come all Rob English. { ironic last name}
At 5:33am on February 1, 2009, Michael Fredde said…
Rick, Thanks for the direction in finding the add music button. I knew I had seen it already. This old brain just couldn't remember where it was.


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