"For me, it goes WAY back. I was led to the Lord over a guitar back in 1966 at the age of 13. I played in church on and off over the next few years. In 1968, I was invited to become part of a southern gospel quartet and spent the…"
"Being afflicted with a mild case of GAS, I'd still have to fall back on my tried and true Martin D12-35. Especially if I were leading solo. The sound is so full and it plays so well....
Playing in a worship team, however, I might…"
"...I like the upgrade to Filter-tron pickups. A shame it doesn't have the center block of some of the newer models, tho. My 6 doesn't either and, while I love the overall tone, it has very little sustain."
"I hate to contradict anyone here, but an XLR connector has absolutely nothing to do with stereo imaging or panning. It has to do with the impedance (resistance) of the signal circuit.
Your 'el cheapo' mic is a high impedance (Hi-z)…"
"Hoosier - no, I keep it tuned down a step. When living on the Massachusetts seacoast, I had problems with the bridge lifting, separating from the top, because of the humidity. Tuning to D is also better for my voice as I'm a…"
"I tried medium gauge Curt Magnan 80/20's on my Martin. Nice tone, but the E and B strings cut right through the ebony bridge. Argh! It's being repaired now and I'm borrowing a very nice, maple body Alvarez in the…"
"I can't see how deep are those cuts. Anyway... if they're just superficial, well, it's not a bad thing, because this means that the angle of the string on the saddle is stronger and leads to a better pressure. If this is the case...…"
"I was going to suggest finding a Luthier in your town to make a replica, and then I scrolled down and saw that Antonio beat me to it! I can't imagine what the damage was from your description...so, please do send a picture. Or at least send us…"
"Anthony - thanks for the quick response,
Yes, there is a luthier nearby (20 mi.). He is well recommended, but I have not used his services before. The luther who has taken care of my 'baby' for the past 15 years died last…"
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.