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lissandavegreen
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« on: February 23, 2009, 11:56:06 PM »

Hey I just got a new martin d-16gt sounds good but looking to make it sound the best I can. any ideas thinking about bone nut saddle pins etc. anyone got one of these and done anything to maxmize the sound using med gauge martin sp never liked them before but they sound pretty good on this one..Going to put on some daddario med this week thanks
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009, 01:47:11 AM »

Might see what they have to say over on the UMGF.  There may be some model specific advice.  I'm sure a search would turn up an hour or so of reading.    bigrin
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2009, 11:54:20 PM »

When i had my D-16RGT, i installed a bone nut & saddle, that in itself made a huge difference...alot clearer trebles & more bite to the bass. I tried bone pins also but found them to be a bit too shinny with that combination. I ended up using buffalo horn pins that Neil Young's guitar tech Larry Cragg uses. They will add a more woodier& dry midrange punch to your D-16GT.
As far as strings, try the Martin 4250 SP Bluegrass strings, they bring some major volume out of a dread top & i also found John Pearse 700M PB's to be great strings....good luck!!!!

Johnny
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