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Jinder last won the day on March 28

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  1. I’ve had some real joy today from my Hummingbird 12, a 2005 Custom Shop model sold to me several years ago by John Turner (aka JohnT) of this very forum. Such a lovely guy, and kept the Bird for me for close to a year whilst I got the funds together to buy it. Truth be told, I’ve played it very little in the last couple of months. After I was unwell at the end of last year I was left with ongoing joint pain, which has made anything but lightly strung six string action tough going. The 12 was more pain than the glorious tone could justify, so it sat in its case, waiting for the right time
  2. Hey Rick! Glad to hear you’re still enjoying the Early. Such great guitars!! I love Newtones too. I’ve used their Masterclass strings on my SJ200 for quite a while and find them very pleasing to both hands and ears, and long lasting too. The Spectrums are fabulous strings, I absolutely agree. Even though the windings on the G string took a beating over a long gig playing rhythm and frayed somewhat, I took the guitar out this afternoon and even now it sounds superb. I will keep them on my studio guitars for sure, and maybe go to something more affordably replaceable for gig duty.
  3. Oddly enough I’ve been recording recently and the Monels, which sound great in the room, make my J45 sound oddly thin on mic. I’ve tried allsorts, but mainly record using large diaphragm valve condenser mics through a Daking Trident style pre/EQ strip and an LA2A compressor into Logic via a Focusrite Clarett front end, so it’s decent kit...the Monels perhaps just don’t suit the J45 for recording. I still enjoy the response of them though.
  4. Jinder

    1995 DOVE

    To add my two penn’orth to a very old post...I have a ‘95 Dove, but it has no stinger. Great guitar though, one of my all time favourites!
  5. I’ve played a couple and liked them a lot. Less overtones than you might expect for a Rosewood instrument and a big, beefy tone. I tend to avoid rosewood Martins because they often seem cold and fussy sounding, with lots of splashy overtones but little warmth. The J29 isn’t like that at all...it has a breadth to the tone which is very pleasing to my ears. Versatile too. The two I played were like that, anyway. Your experiences may differ!
  6. That doesn’t look like a crack to me-it looks like an indentation in the lacquer. I’ve had them on newer guitars when friends have played them wearing rings/bracelets or having keys in their pocket. It tends to happen when the guitar is very new and the lacquer hasn’t had time enough to fully cure.
  7. Thanks all! it’s a sweet instrument and so responsive. I’ve figured out how the neck angle adjustment system works, and in my investigations found that a previous owner has clearly adjusted it but left a washer out, which meant the treble side of the neck wasn’t tightened down properly, so I put that right and now it’s giving a further 10% of volume and responsiveness. The neck profile is superb and the entire thing plays wonderfully, especially as I’ve been able to set it up to my exact preferences with a quick tweak of an Allen key. Very ingenious. In a weird twist of fat
  8. Loved this, Tom, thankyou for posting. That Hummingbird is just silky sweet for those strumming pieces. Gorgeous. Two songs that were new to me too.
  9. It’s not an adjustable saddle, but it is *drumroll* an adjustable neck. The neck is secured with a four-bolt tilt system which means the angle can be tweaked indefinitely by way of two small brass-lined holes in the back of the guitar-slide in a long 4mm Allen key, loosen the clamp bolt, adjust the tilt bolt to taste then re-tighten the clamp bolt. I’ve never seen anything like it (other than the Fender micro-tilt system on ‘70s electrics which was never fully realised as a functional thing), certainly not on an acoustic. I was on the cautious side of curious to start with, but
  10. Today was a NGD that I wasn’t planning on happening at all...I was quite settled and happy with my stable and wasn’t planning on any expansion, but I found myself browsing my dealer friend Glenn’s website and this caught my eye...as I had a few extra pennies thanks to the quarterly PRS royalties payout, I thought I’d take a chance and buy it remotely-Glenn and I have known each other for fourteen years or so now, and he knows exactly what I look for and favour in a guitar, so I knew he wouldn’t steer me wrong. The guitar is a cedar topped maple Jumbo, around the size of a J185, made by a
  11. I’ve owned a couple of L-00s and enjoyed them massively. I currently get my small bodied kicks from a Sigma copy of a CF-100, which is the same size as an LG but with a cutaway. I use DR Veritas 11s on it. The rest of my guitars wear a variety of 12s, but I find 11s bring out a sweetness in a small body that 12s can often stifle.
  12. How curious a player. I kind of admire the fact he hits the guitar so hard and acknowledges it as part of his way of doing business, it’s obviously his style and I can dig that. It makes it hard for us to really hear the character of the instrument in any other capacity though...I’m hearing a great deal of string, pick and fret but not as much wood as I would prefer. One thing’s for sure though, as a big, meaty rhythm machine that guitar has a gigantic bottom end, but deep and clear, never woofy or woolly like other bass monsters such as D35s can get when walloped with a pick. the ne
  13. Played my first gig back after close to a year’s layoff last Friday...took the SJ200 with the Spectrums on it. Sounded very nice and balanced plugged in, but by the end of the show the windings on the G string were falling apart and the whole thing sounded quite woolly. I tend to think they’re more a studio string than an all rounder, based on this...I’ll likely return to Newtones for gig duty on the SJ200 as it responds well to round core strings and they have tended to last for two or three shows before needing to be swapped out.
  14. I agree. Nothing wrong with a 150 and I’m sure the NG signature model will be very good, but personally I wouldn’t return a 200 to trade downwards in terms of appointments and spec.
  15. Don’t worry about the paper gap under the bridge curlicue. My old 2003 SJ200 had that on both sides of the bridge and stayed that way for nine years and over 2000 gigs. The main “block” of the bridge is the important part, the outer wings are for decoration’s sake. It sounds to me like you’re really into the sound and playability-this is so vital. As per anything made from organic matter, every acoustic guitar is unique and you may play a hundred other SJ200s and never find one that sounds and responds like yours. Likewise, as with anything made from bits of tree, excellence is
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