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  • Wentworth, NH
  • United States
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Robert's Friends

  • michael schwartz
  • steven picheta
  • tim mc nulty
  • Doc Fleetwood
  • Charlie Bolt
  • Antonio Eduardo Rosa
  • Edward Sparks
 

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Latest Activity

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…"
Tuesday
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?
Tuesday
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…"
Tuesday
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…"
Tuesday
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.)"
Tuesday
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
Tuesday
Robert joined Mike's group
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Gear Contests and Giveaways

For and about guitar related giveaways.Wins, losses and the ones that got away. See More
Tuesday
Robert commented on Doc Fleetwood's group Gospel Guitar
"Have to share a blessing with you folks... After a (VERY) long time, my wife and I are finally starting to put together a PA system so we can play in other venues than our own church again.  Found the mixer I wanted, discounted $150. …"
Tuesday
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I've got the wife, just not the $.  Recently went to a local store where SHE had a GAS attack over a Martin SWOMGT.  First steel string guitar I've gotten her to play in over 40 years!  AND they had a D-35 that would have…"
Aug 29
Jack Blackwell replied to Robert's discussion Persistent Problems in the group 12-String Guitar
"An obsessively precise setup will cure just about any of the problems that 12's are notoriously famous for. By obsessive I mean each and every string is compensated and the crown of the octave string is exactly as high on the arc as the primary…"
Mar 20, 2009
John Bjorkman replied to Robert's discussion Persistent Problems in the group 12-String Guitar
"Robert said:John, Thanks for all the input. In the case of problem 1, no, it doesn't seem to have anything to do with a capo. I rarely capo, as I like to have access to all the frets. In the case of problem 3, can't reach the 14th fret…"
Mar 12, 2009
ROB ENGLISH replied to Robert's discussion Persistent Problems in the group 12-String Guitar
"I am not he original owner of the D12/35 however Martin did tell me about the tuners and offered to look around for a set or at least an original gear I have sent many instruments over the years to original manufacturers and that is fine as long as…"
Mar 12, 2009
Edward Sparks replied to Robert's discussion Persistent Problems in the group 12-String Guitar
"I don't know from your description, which was really inclusive...but if this instrument is under martin warrenty, meaning taht you are the original owner, you should be able to send it back to them with a list of problems and they should be…"
Mar 12, 2009
Robert replied to Robert's discussion Persistent Problems in the group 12-String Guitar
"Rob, I think I might have the same set of tuning gears... scrollwork, and one D gear has to be tightened regularly. Bob M ROB ENGLISH said:Hello, I couldnt help but notice your discussion, I played a 60s D12 35 slot head Martin check out the…"
Mar 12, 2009
ROB ENGLISH replied to Robert's discussion Persistent Problems in the group 12-String Guitar
"Hello, I couldnt help but notice your discussion, I played a 60s D12 35 slot head Martin check out the photos on my AGcommunity page It had a very special set of non factory tuners made by a german who pretty much machined them by hand they were…"
Mar 12, 2009
Robert replied to Robert's discussion Persistent Problems in the group 12-String Guitar
"John, Thanks for all the input. In the case of problem 1, no, it doesn't seem to have anything to do with a capo. I rarely capo, as I like to have access to all the frets. In the case of problem 3, can't reach the 14th fret with the top…"
Mar 12, 2009

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 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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