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  • Wentworth, NH
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Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Answering my own question -- according to UberProAudio.com, it's a Takamine EF381C.  The tone was low and droning, maybe an open D tuning?"
Apr 21, 2013
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I happened to catch a broadcast of Springsteen and E Street in concert in NYC on Palladia yesterday.  The 12 that the Boss played - was that a Takamine?  And what open tuning was he using?"
Apr 21, 2013
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"ValleyGirl - there's nothing quite like a classic Rick solid body... Edward, that Falcon is an absolute beauty!"
Mar 30, 2013
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"...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."
Mar 29, 2013
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Wouldn't mind having an electric 12.  The Gretsch below would nicely complement my Electromatic."
Mar 29, 2013
Robert replied to Jud Hair's discussion Question about microphones and mic plug/jacks in the group General PA for acoustic amplification, voice, and small groups
"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)…"
Mar 22, 2013
Robert commented on Robert Miller's group General PA for acoustic amplification, voice, and small groups
"Is it just your guitar that sounded bad or does everything sound crappy thru the PA?  If the latter, no DI or preamp is going to help."
Mar 22, 2013
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"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…"
Jan 29, 2013
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"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…"
Jan 28, 2013
Antonio Cotichini replied to Robert's discussion Help- Need ebony bridge in the group 12-String Guitar
"No one. Sorry. I live in Italy."
Dec 12, 2012
Robert replied to Robert's discussion Help- Need ebony bridge in the group 12-String Guitar
"Since posting, I've found a couple places to order a bridge.  Any comments on either WD Music Products or Waldron music as to the product quality, delivery time, reputation, etc.?"
Dec 12, 2012
Antonio Cotichini replied to Robert's discussion Help- Need ebony bridge in the group 12-String Guitar
"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...…"
Dec 12, 2012
Edward Sparks replied to Robert's discussion Help- Need ebony bridge in the group 12-String Guitar
"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…"
Dec 12, 2012
Robert replied to Robert's discussion Help- Need ebony bridge in the group 12-String Guitar
"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…"
Dec 12, 2012
Antonio Cotichini replied to Robert's discussion Help- Need ebony bridge in the group 12-String Guitar
"Is there a good luthier in your town?.. or not too far? If yes.. go there and ask him/her to make a copy. But.. are you sure the old bridge can't be fixed? Send a picture, maybe it's easier than you think"
Dec 12, 2012
Robert added a discussion to the group 12-String Guitar
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Help- Need ebony bridge

Well, I made a major oops.  I decided to try some medium gauge strings on my Martin D12-35. After a bit, I decided to switch back to lights, but when I unstrung the guitar, I found that the high E and B strings had been under so much tension that they cut grooves into the bridge, between the pin holes.Went to Stewart-MacDonald - they don't sell 12-string bridges.  Even Martin will not sell my luthier a replacement ebony bridge.  Since this is a 1968, I'd rather not go to rosewood,  Anyone know…See More
Dec 12, 2012

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 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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