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  • Wentworth, NH
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  • Robert Williamson
  • michael schwartz
  • steven picheta
  • tim mc nulty
  • Doc Fleetwood
  • Charlie Bolt
  • Antonio Eduardo Rosa
  • Edward Sparks
 

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Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I played a Breedlove Pursuit 12 briefly about a month ago, just to get a basic feel for it since I'd never been able to get my hands on one before.  It seemed nice enough.  Personally, I liked the Taylor 150e at another store a bit…"
May 15
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"My Martin is finally in the shop.  Replacing the bridge (again!), repairing some of the neck binding, and fixing a crack in the heel.  Will probably have to go back to silk and steel strings because of the lesser tension.  Yes, they…"
Apr 2
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Thanks for the tip, Mike.  I've occasionally used a drop of 3-in-1 oil on my tuners in the past, but will switch to graphite.  Fortunately, I haven;'t noticed any finish degradation around the gears."
Apr 1
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Clyde - yes, bone is always better. As to finger-picking, Valley Girl, I'm not very good at it, but I've always used just the thumb and index finger with Dunlop picks.  Doesn't sound mushy at all.  But I've probably…"
Mar 28
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Antonio / Alan -  I tune mine down a step too.  Had consistent problems with the bridge pulling up when kept at concert pitch when I lived in Boston (damp!).  And, being a baritone, the lowered pitch is easier for me to sing with. I…"
Mar 23
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Yes, Antonio, the intonation is the main reason I rarely use a cap of any kind.  I have to retune with it on and again after taking it off. In fact, my Martin is going back into the shop tomorrow.  Had the bridge and saddle replaced a…"
Mar 18
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Have both a Kyser and a Shubb.  Mostly use the Kyser and that's rare. "
Mar 18
Robert Williamson left a comment for Robert
"Keaggy's  As Warm As Tears is one of the tunes I use when auditioning a new guitar. and yes it was a bit difficult when i was auditioning baritones."
Mar 18
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Clyde - I've played through all the Fishman' amps - Loudbox, Artist, Performer, mini, and the SA220 - at one point or another and they're all beautiful.  I also like the Henriksen Box.  But then I happened on the Alto…"
Mar 17
Robert replied to Terry Angelli's discussion Anyone doing this? in the group PA Reinforcement
"Sounds like you need a pad to attenuate the signal from the 1402 and match it to the input of the Tone Match.  You can google instructions for building one, you just need to know the output and input signal strengths."
Sep 23, 2015
Robert commented on Downtown Freddy Brown's group PA Reinforcement
"Anyone have any experience with Alto Trouper speakers or the Alto brand in general? I've played and sung thru the Trouper a couple of times and the sound is pretty good to my ear.  Not quite on a par with the Fishman SA220 Soloamp, but…"
Sep 1, 2015
Robert joined Downtown Freddy Brown's group
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PA Reinforcement

What kind of PA set-up do you own/use for performing? Have you ever tried the Bose L1 systems?
Sep 1, 2015
Robert commented on Robert Miller's group General PA for acoustic amplification, voice, and small groups
"I got my first PA back in '71 - a Peavey 300 with a 4-channel, Hi-Z input head with 2 huge 4x12 columns. Only 2 low-end Shure mics, so there was no micing of guitars for our duo, and it was a bear to carry around, but it did the job.  And…"
Sep 1, 2015
Robert commented on Robert Miller's group General PA for acoustic amplification, voice, and small groups
"Late comment on Ed S's post - avoid Behringer like the plague.  I bought one of their mixers to use for radio production and it was defective out of the box.  Fortunately, I was able to repair some bad connection soldering and used it…"
Sep 1, 2015
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Very nice, Michael.  Enjoy.  I love Martin 12's.  And, to Dave F. - once in a while? ;)  I played mine exclusively for something like 40 years. (I did finally break down and get a 6 string [Taylor] just for variety.)"
Sep 1, 2015
Robert added a discussion to the group Gear Contests and Giveaways
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Yes, some people do win

Just found this forum, Dan, and thought you might like to know that, yes, real people do win some of the giveaways.  Several years ago, I won a Jackson Kelley K-3 (kind of an Explorer body style) customized with Duncan Detonator pickups and a camo paint job in a contest run by American Musical Supply.  Really a nice instrument, especially if you're into thrashing rock.  I, however, mostly play acoustic, with my wife and in church.Though it listed (when received) for $1,200, there's not much…See More
Sep 1, 2015

Profile Information

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, Nylon-string guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martin D-12-35; Dean classical; Yamaha (model?); Gretsch Electromatic and Peavey Studio Pro; Peavey Rage 158;
What type of music do you like to play?
CCM, worship, blues, classic rock
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 8:34am on March 18, 2016, Robert Williamson said…

Keaggy's  As Warm As Tears is one of the tunes I use when auditioning a new guitar. and yes it was a bit difficult when i was auditioning baritones.

At 12:33pm on December 21, 2014, michael schwartz said…

I'm FINALLY getting time to play it for a while...btwn work, Wife and 3 Border Collies, not too many "dull" moments around here. it must be wonderful to have a Wife who is also a musical partner. My Wife loves my playing, but doesn't do so herself. She's a saint tho!!

At 5:02pm on December 28, 2009, tim mc nulty said…
Hi Robert thanks for the comment its nice to see the love afair is still alive.
At 7:29pm on February 25, 2009, Charlie Bolt said…
Hi Robert,

Welcome to the 12-String group. I see that Phil Keaggy and Bob Bennett are a couple of your favorite artists...mine too. Keaggy is probably my all time favorite, but I can't play his stuff, so I try to play (mostly unsuccessfully!) songs by SC Chapman, Pat Terry Group, Jim Cole, Bruce Carroll, etc. I play a Guild 12 string, also have Yamaha and Guild and 6 strings.

Charlie
 
 
 

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