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  1. In Topic:So I joined the Bob Colosi cult....

    08 July 2017 - 09:56 PM

    View Postfortyearspickn, on 08 July 2017 - 04:21 PM, said:

    Curious how many string changes you did on your J35? I'm not the most observant or hyper-pricy, but I thin if my saddle were loose I'd notice. At least loose enough to fall out while I was looking for my string winder.

    Probably changed strings six or seven times since last summer, but I change strings one at a time. I never take them all off at once.
  2. In Topic:So I joined the Bob Colosi cult....

    08 July 2017 - 09:54 PM

    View PostRainboGuy, on 08 July 2017 - 01:00 PM, said:


    Just out of curiosity, could you tell us specifically WHAT changes in tone you are hearing? I ask because I have a new J-45 Standard with a TUSQ saddle, too, and have been contemplating getting a Colosi vintage bone saddle for my J-45 and having my luthier install it for me.....IF the Colosi Bone saddle can give me a bigger, rounder, tighter bottom-end and more clarity and better harmonics, overall........

    So any specific comments you have would be most welcomed.

    Thank you in advance for your help and assistance!

    I'm never good at describing sounds. The sound now just seems more solid. Louder, certainly. Crisper. It seems easier to hear each string. This guitar was no slouch to begin with, but the sound is now even fuller. For lack of a better description, it seems more focused.
  3. In Topic:Stand or Sit?

    07 July 2017 - 07:24 AM

    I can do either and sometimes, it just depends upon the room or what kind of mood I'm in. If you're in a setting where you need to command attention, such as a noisy bar, then stand. If you're playing bluegrass, stand. You need that standing presence. If I'm in a listening room-type environment, then I'll generally sit. My wife prefers I sit because she fears my pants will fall down. Let's just say her fears are based on past events....

    I have more "energy" when I stand. When I sit, that energy seems concentrated in my fingers so I wind up playing better guitar sitting down. Or at least I think I do. Every performer has to arrive at their best self, but part of that equation is accounting for where you are playing, the audience, etc.

    I've never liked bar stools. Maybe my butt is just too big or the seat's too small, but I always feel like I will topple over or slide off. And if you feel uncomfortable, you're not going to do well.
  4. In Topic:Capos Revisited

    30 June 2017 - 04:12 AM

    Just for old time's sake, I'd like to see one of these, updated with modern materials to replace the cork:

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  5. In Topic:Sweetwater Gearfest/ Don Ruffatto

    27 June 2017 - 03:44 PM

    Last summer I broke my cardinal rule of never buying a Gibson I haven't first played and bought a J-35 from Sweetwater. I figured if I didn't like it, I could ship it back. They sent me a killer guitar that has just gotten better.

    I've bought a couple of guitars and cases from Sweetwater over the years and have never had an issue. Along with Elderly and StewMac, they're kind of the gold standard of mail-order music stuff.



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    Mik Neville 

    25 Dec 2016 - 20:36
    E-mail Thanks again might help me to make my mind up one way or the other
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    20 Dec 2016 - 14:08
    Mik-- It is a heck of a job. I didn't do it myself, but had a buddy who was in luthiery school at the time do it. Send me your email address at and I'll forward the email he sent me in which he described everything he did and how he did it. It's quite extensive. His work improved the sound.
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    Mik Neville 

    20 Dec 2016 - 13:38
    Looking at some old posts I read where you had the finish on your Texan sanded down. I'm thinking of doing this to a masterbilt did you do it yourself and how big a job was it or did you have it done for you. I can not see how thinning out the finish could not help the sound to improve. Anyhow thanks for any info in advance I enjoy reading your posts thanks Mick
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