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Everything posted by E-minor7

  1. Haha he, , , good one ghost_of_fl. And being a ghost I assume you like ghost-threads. I personally have nothing against them at all - if re-fueled well they can be seen as homage to the Board history. Besides the constant flow of new spectators will benefit from revived themes - even threads from the bronze age will be fresh for them. The Q in this one may be 12 years old, but the topic is timeless.
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    Glassy - Classy, , , , and Grassy (so relieving it isn't blue)
  3. Not sure the sanding was that bold when it comes down to it. You eye-measure an original square sh. bridge-plate and compare it with the new - then go by intuition. I stopped after 65 strokes and strung up for a listen, , , then decided not to take it any further. Yes, of course the surface gets uneven, but that doesn't matter - it's a question 'bout removing mass. There is divoting, , , and worn frets in the salvation-army-chord-area as well. The latter may generate some buzz, but the intonation is immaculate. The main prob has been the (often mentioned) hollow G string, , , not much left of that now. I btw. is a believer in bridges and bridge-plates need for break in time. You don't just install a couple of vital new components on a 50 years old guitar and expect everything to swing . Wooden vibe takes time, , , but is worth the waiting.
  4. Some tuner-poles rattle a bit without strings - maybe he's trying to tame them.
  5. As a matter of fact I played a fixed bridge 1963er a few weeks ago - and held a lot of Bird between my hands. It was just as shiny as the one above and had the same degree of mint burst. I prefer them more faded though - and would never go for a non-original bridge/saddle. What finally convinced me about that was the 1965 ceramic saddled faded orange-cherry Southern Jumbo met last year. It was the best sounding old square I ever heard and would have stayed here if the width hadn't been 1 5/8. Not hunting either - still investigating. My 63 ceramic saddled sunburst SJ is better than ever - especially after I sanded the unoriginal bridge-plate (which is thicker than Kalamazoo's) and evened out the hollow G-string nut groove (which had an unseen disturbing micro-bump). Look how wonderfully wide the neck is.
  6. If the Standard does that for you it's sounds like the right partner was found - perhaps even closer than the early one. Which year was that from btw. .
  7. Could be interesting to hear a bit more about these strings - are the upper ones spiraled. I like the decoration of the top - spades, , , hearts - and actually find the French piece between 7:53 ans 8:48 quite beautiful. Including the 1 lonesome bend.
  8. I actually have John Pearse Ph. B. lights on my 2010 J-45. Haven't used them for ages, but they were recommended to me about 2 weeks ago and I bought a Ph. B and a B. set. Else I like Gibson Masterbuilts and of course the old workhorse of steel : D'Addario EJ16s. But string preferences are highly subjective and I'm not the best judge. The fact that they keep fading teases my sonic memory and sense of finesse. Other members here are much more reliable - and you yourself hold the last'n'highest card.
  9. Looks like a fine'n'decent J-45 that really wants to be played. As said these are fabulous acoustics, , , some of the greatest on the planet. The sticker is a hidden message, , , the guitar's motto - or just a helo.
  10. Sounds great ^ congratulations - 45s are fantastic. The blue spot is a foreigner - did you leave it inside. People find the weirdest things in their boxes. Not me - I only found an old grape not so long ago, , , and a few strange smells here and there. . Stay around and have fun - show pics of both guitar and sticker.
  11. Reassuring to hear. It was just that story a few days ago about you leaning the Bird on a chair, , , for then to see it fall over with a drunkard upon it, which made me wonder. But maybe that was ages ago - and a whole other flier.
  12. Well, that's a thought - and maybe it's more or less being practised already by smaller builders. Would make the second hand link pretty hard to navigate in though. Difficult to judge what you see in the ad in front of you, , , and to find what you're after. But yes, the personalized custom idea is highly intriguing and (if withheld price-wise) it could be a hit.
  13. You are not alone. Then again I don't think the intention is to create order and easy overvue. Rather a sea of semi-chaos in which we can swim endlessly. Is your Hummingbird gone for good ?
  14. Yes he is and I been after the same set recently. Got the 990 250 ohm, but they are open-backs, which doesn't work when recording. Saw the new Roger Waters videos and he has these close-backs as well. Made me go for them, but had to find out their ohms first. Hard to spot with Waters, now this pair seems to be 80. Figured R.W. used that - I'm hereby certain. Thx AJames ^
  15. Yes - the J-60 was there first. I guess these are guitars you need to try 'in person'. May take you by surprise as something else, , , for NO, they are not H-Birds or Doves at all.
  16. Enjoyed that in all its traditionalism - yet didn't really sound much as a plus/minus 1950 J-45 to me.
  17. Playing in a stark key this weekend
  18. Goin' under the waterline seems like a bingo, , , (to present a little rhyme).
  19. As I understand it the tune has already been recorded by a smaller ensemble. And yes, it takes a certain style'n'repertoire to release the essence of these guitars - I personally only get one third = The looks. But sometimes hear others treat them exactly right. Regarding the 80-riddle you'll soon find out - just follow the beat, , , it's a clue in itself. .
  20. Oh, , , not talking about destroying the entire top while trying buff away a hair with some grain 12000. The 65 CW has a nitro-crack on the neck where the heel begins. Already gave it a go and it worked OK - might take second round with the new papers. It's not that hard to control.
  21. Not an expert on archtops or acoustic jazz-guitars (to put it mildly), but this oldie is in superb and sounds like it's supposed to, doesn't it. . Just thought you should see and hear it - now 80, , , like another star named Richard. .
  22. Don't forget I only 'treated' the trashed 1965 CW and the re-necked 66 ditto. Wouldn't dare to work that way on any newer or less battle-worn guitar. Then again if the plan is to take the instrument to a authorized and competent luthier, why not use the opportunity to do a little experimentation yourself - he'll fix that too.
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