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« Reply #520 on: April 17, 2009, 10:43:40 PM »

#56 is Home
Ya'll sure take some nice pictures. Love your back yard too! What area you in?
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« Reply #521 on: April 17, 2009, 10:46:50 PM »

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With the rest of the family


Man, that is one big family.  How do you keep them all happy??  I have enough trouble keeping two mouths feed with two guitars.      What's your impression of the Forum 3 compared to the rest of the family.
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« Reply #522 on: April 17, 2009, 10:57:08 PM »

Ya'll sure take some nice pictures. Love your back yard too! What area you in?

No kidding and the lab almost looks photoshopped in,lol. I didn't know Texas could look like that. It's beautiful.

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« Reply #523 on: April 17, 2009, 11:16:01 PM »

Ya'll sure take some nice pictures. Love your back yard too! What area you in?

Thank you. I live in sunny Central Oregon. Pretty much the center of the state.
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« Reply #524 on: April 17, 2009, 11:18:21 PM »

No kidding and the lab almost looks photoshopped in,lol. I didn't know Texas could look like that. It's beautiful.

holly

The Lab is actually a Ham and I don't think Texas can.  I lived in San Antonio for about 10 years and it looks a little different than here in Oregon.

Man, that is one big family.  How do you keep them all happy??  I have enough trouble keeping two mouths feed with two guitars.      What's your impression of the Forum 3 compared to the rest of the family.


Too early to compare, going to to wait for the honeymoon period to pass first
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« Reply #525 on: April 17, 2009, 11:56:21 PM »

The Lab is actually a Ham and I don't think Texas can.  I lived in San Antonio for about 10 years and it looks a little different than here in Oregon.


Too early to compare, going to to wait for the honeymoon period to pass first

Ha! I thought it looked a little hilly,lol.

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« Reply #526 on: April 18, 2009, 12:06:34 AM »

  I lived in San Antonio for about 10 years and it looks a little different than here in Oregon.
Ok. Beautiful and you're obviously on the east side of Cascades and not in the drizzling rain everyday.
Congrats on your guitar and your home.
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« Reply #527 on: April 18, 2009, 01:09:35 AM »

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     'bout  time....

 nice guitar     Look'n great

   Iff'n we e're get together,  Yours will be the one with all the extr'ee 'bone.
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« Reply #528 on: April 18, 2009, 01:19:47 AM »


Wow - that's very cheap especially compared to the Elixirs. So, really, we're talking about two kinds of strings here - both the EXPs and EJs are PBs.

Thanks, Mike

They come in both PB and 80/20.

EXP16 and EJ16 are both PB.  Coated and uncoated respectively.
Same with EXP11 and EJ11, but 80/20 instead.
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« Reply #529 on: April 18, 2009, 01:50:20 AM »

#56 is Home

With the rest of the family


Congrats!!!  Those pictures are amazing.

BTW...thats not a family...thats an addiction.  Glad to see that there are people with far worse cases of GAS than me.  Almost makes me feel like I'm on the road to recovery with only 3 guitars...

Enjoy the whole family. 

Jordan.
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« Reply #530 on: April 18, 2009, 02:22:27 AM »

I LOVE hog tops, I really do.  The FIII hogs I`ve seen are spectacular but these IS tops are really different from any other Larrivee!!!

I love the highs on mine.  The word that comes to mind is shimmering...

And they look great!!!




even mine!!



I could have put a whole lot more pictures up on here!!! nice guitar nice guitar nice guitar nice guitar nice guitar nice guitar nice guitar nice guitar
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« Reply #531 on: April 18, 2009, 02:47:27 AM »

# 56 looks perfectly well adjusted and very content amongst the sibbling   I really believe those IS tops are something special. I can't wait for my All Hog to arrive to compare it to Megans IS/RW.

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« Reply #532 on: April 18, 2009, 03:06:37 AM »

I'm assuming because it's a satin finish. I think the last thing you'd want to do is buff away at a satin finish, but I'm totally guessing here. i just brush mine off with my shirt or something,lol


Wow...never heard that theory before.

If you want a great microfiber cleaning cloth...here is a product I really like. Microfiber cloths called "Googalies"....made in a number of sizes...and a couple different surfaces. i bought a handful of them and use them with my photo and video gear...as well as keep some in guitar cases. I also use some smaller ones to keep my eyeglasses clean. They last years...they are kind of expensive but they are very useful will last forever....

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« Reply #533 on: April 18, 2009, 12:25:03 PM »

Well, I have no idea if it's right,lol. I have no idea how much rubbing it takes to make a difference but i read these posts where there's a shiny spot here and there from an arm resting, etc. I thought maybe over time, this would contribute if you are trying to buff up the same place. In my case I have a couple rough spots on my Bubinga (a big one really in the back, bugs the hell out of me) that would catch fiber.

I'm also a pretty aggressive polisher. Out, out damn spot.

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« Reply #534 on: April 18, 2009, 01:23:51 PM »

Thanks for the info on Googalies.  I will get some.  This is my first satin finish so I guess I'll have to learn more about it.  I'm still afraid to touch it.  Want to keep it pristine so I'll probably wrap it in saran wrap.   I mentioned that to a friend who doesn't play any instrument and he thought I was serious.  Asked me if it plays better that way.  I was looking for the cloth to caress the guitar without using my greasy hands.  I play my OM-05 in my "guitar shirt",  long-sleeved T with no buttons and no watch on.  Also, anyone within 10 yards has to hold his/her breath. 
     Thanks for the responses.
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« Reply #535 on: April 18, 2009, 01:49:06 PM »

You'd love the guitar cozy that Jim included with my Classical. Imagine a velvet snood/bonnet type thing with elastic around the edges. It has a neat cutout where the heel pokes out so it's flush to the body. So the back and sides are protected which is great when you are dealing with a Classical finish.

Maybe Jim would post a link as I can't seem to find on on the site.

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« Reply #536 on: April 18, 2009, 04:28:28 PM »

   I'm a little anal about playing my guitars. Because I sweat, especially around the a-pit, I place a small cloth over the lower bout, just enough so my arm oils & sweat don't get on the finish & eat it up. Has kept my guitars looking new for years. Also increases the value because if you have to sell, you don't have a big mark from your arm on the guitar. Some would say so what, but I keep a small cloth for the bout (to lay over) & a smaller one for the neck & strings in every case. Makes sense, but some don't give a s*** about the marks, just say it adds character. A matter of preference. And try not to use the micro-fiber cloth (Larrivee) on the string or any rough spot. It will pull the threads out.
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« Reply #537 on: April 19, 2009, 01:40:26 AM »

After 24 hours, me and #59 are starting to click.  Some of the tightness is gone.  Getting better all the time...

Check out a "Three Larivee Amigos" thread in a bit.  Photos attached.
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« Reply #538 on: April 19, 2009, 02:06:54 AM »

After 24 hours, me and #59 are starting to click.  Some of the tightness is gone.  Getting better all the time...


 +1

I'm in the same boat.  I was a little underwhelmed when I first started playing it, but it's definitely growing on me quickly.  It strums well, but it's definitely a fingerstyle guitar.  It's considerably more responsive than my L-03R.  The notes come out loud and clear with very little effort, though the overall sound is still tight.  I think some of the improvement is the EXP16s calming down a little.  I think switching over to uncoated strings will make it better still, but I always feel bad "wasting" new strings.  I'm sure that will go away in about a day.   bigrin


And it sure is purty. 

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« Reply #539 on: April 19, 2009, 04:27:30 AM »

I'm in the same boat.  I was a little underwhelmed when I first started playing it, but it's definitely growing on me quickly.  It strums well, but it's definitely a fingerstyle guitar.  It's considerably more responsive than my L-03R.  The notes come out loud and clear with very little effort, though the overall sound is still tight.  I think some of the improvement is the EXP16s calming down a little.  I think switching over to uncoated strings will make it better still, but I always feel bad "wasting" new strings.  I'm sure that will go away in about a day.   bigrin  And it sure is purty.  Adam

+1  When its time, EJ16's will go on my LS-03R.  Until then, the FIII is going to get lots of playing time.
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