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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
John Bjorkman replied to Robert's discussion Persistent Problems in the group 12-String Guitar
"Hey Bob, On #1, if you're talking about staying in tune as you capo up, that could be a function of how tight the capo is, and stuff you probably already know about. If you mean that fretting the strings doesn't result in an in-tune…"
Mar 12, 2009
Robert replied to Leanne Regalla's discussion Resources in the group Songwriters
"Leanne, Very much like the idea. Anything that would help me be a better writer is always welcome. Where did you find 'Strong Songwriting'? If it's the same guy, I've always been impressed by Morgan Cryar. Bob M."
Mar 12, 2009
Robert added a discussion to the group 12-String Guitar
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Persistent Problems

In responding to John Wilson's thread about 1st 12-strings, it occurred to me that you folks might have some insight into a couple of persistent problems with my '68 Martin D12-35.1. The A pair (3&4) is never quite in tune. I have to retune them when changing keys.2. The B pair (9&10) seem to go dull faster than the others. This was especially noted when I tried a set of D'Addario EXP coated strings.3. The high E pair (11&12) do not sound clear at the 12th fret. I have one song in…See More
Mar 12, 2009
Robert replied to Max's discussion Branching Out?? in the group Songwriters
"Sounds good to me. I've got a few tunes I'm preparing to record and I'm not really satisfied with them. Constructive criticism might be a good thing."
Mar 12, 2009
Robert replied to John Wilson's discussion First 12-string in the group 12-String Guitar
"My first is the one I still use: a 1968 Martin D12-35. It was kind of beat up when I found it in a little music store in Lenox Mass. There's a gouge in the bottom of the sound hole where a pickup had been mounted. There are long gouges in the…"
Mar 12, 2009
Robert replied to John J. Cebula's discussion Christian Themes and Protest Music in the group Gospel Guitar
"John, Yes, with a few notable exceptions such as you've noted (the Byrds, Pete Seger, et.al.), the protest songs of the 60's had more effect on Christian music than the other way around. There was no contemporary Christian music of the…"
Mar 4, 2009
Marshall replied to Robert's discussion Speaking of Family in the group Songwriters
"Hell. I'd marry you if you sang that to me. Nice lyric. The moved Mountains title seems a little much. But for 1975 it was pretty good. My only comment is on structure. The chorus bounces along nicely leading up to the final line which seems…"
Feb 28, 2009
Robert added a discussion to the group Songwriters
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Speaking of Family

Ron -- great lyric; I can see it.I wrote this back in March of 1975. I sang it when I proposed to my future wife, in lieu of a ring (it came later). It turned out to be rather prophetic. We're finally going to record it this springBob MFaith Has Moved Our Mountains1. Some day we’ll build a life / just for us, aloneTo share for as long as there is time.We’ll grow old together / on love and simple faith,For the beauty of the view, we’ll make the climb.Chorus:(For) Faith has moved our mountains, /…See More
Feb 28, 2009
Robert commented on Doc Fleetwood's group Gospel Guitar
"Welcome, Donna! Just found the group myself a couple days ago. It's already been a learning experience. Just marvelous to be able to share with other Christian musicians any time. Bob M"
Feb 26, 2009

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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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