Pages: 1 ... 46 [47] 48 ... 96   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: F-IV special order 00-03MT by the forum & Trinity Guitars  (Read 326685 times)
Mr_LV19E
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6500




Ignore
« Reply #920 on: February 05, 2010, 08:18:33 PM »

Mediums on everything, lights are for sissys.   
Logged

Roger


"Live simply so that others may simply live"
Mikeymac
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5387




Ignore
« Reply #921 on: February 05, 2010, 08:55:33 PM »

What gauge is the Forum IV set for?  I just noticed that the spruce top 00-03 is set up for medium gauge.  I always think medium gauge strings are for jumbo-like guitars to take advantage of the larger body volume.  I expected light strings will be used for a couch guitar like 00 or a parlor. Am I correct?

00 and parlor are two different beasts - especially scale length. So the parlor should definitely have mediums (IMHO) because of the shorter scale and lower tension; the 00 - it's more about your personal preference. I'll definitely give both a try.

Sending my second payment to Jim today!  More than 2/3 paid for now!   
Logged

1979 L-19
1992 OM-05    
2010 D-03 w/Italian Spruce top
2010 RS-4 in Candy Blue
2013 C-10 Italian Spruce/Silver Oak
jpmist
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 603




Ignore
« Reply #922 on: February 05, 2010, 11:44:52 PM »

Hope I'm not polluting this thread, too much time on my hands waiting until late March - early April (?).

One solution was to give in to GAS and buy my first Larrivee (see Pics forum), another is to speculate on how the Forum -IV is gonna look like. Take your pick!

[attachment deleted by admin]
Logged

Larrivee OO-05
Larrivee OOV-03 MT SB
Taylor 322ce
Recording King ROS-16
Various Strats

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/jpmist
Frederico
Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 65




Ignore
« Reply #923 on: February 05, 2010, 11:59:29 PM »

No problem whistling I'd already done so when I placed an order with Jim for a Taylor 814ce cedar top earlier this week

My new problem is it won't come until late March crying

Couldn't wait for Easter weekend as I may end up with two new guitars together nice guitar
Logged

Larrivee Forum IV
Martin OOO-28VS
Martin D-18GE Sunburst
Denis
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5435


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #924 on: February 06, 2010, 12:48:20 AM »

Hope I'm not polluting this thread, too much time on my hands waiting until late March - early April (?).

One solution was to give in to GAS and buy my first Larrivee (see Pics forum), another is to speculate on how the Forum -IV is gonna look like. Take your pick!

the one in the middle....wow, I thought I was really excited before!!!  Nice job on those shots.
Logged

gitnoob
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 620




Ignore
« Reply #925 on: February 06, 2010, 12:53:10 AM »

Very sexy.   I can't wait to see one glossed up.   Who's gonna be the first to go glossy?   
Logged

Gits: 2004 P-01K, 2005 OM-03MT
Uke: Kala KA-ASKS with Larrivee Flamed Koa
Chops: fingerstyle noob
eded
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2038




Ignore
« Reply #926 on: February 06, 2010, 01:29:15 AM »

00 and parlor are two different beasts - especially scale length. So the parlor should definitely have mediums (IMHO) because of the shorter scale and lower tension; the 00 - it's more about your personal preference. I'll definitely give both a try.

Sending my second payment to Jim today!  More than 2/3 paid for now!   

I'm still zeroing in on strings for my (spruce top) 00-03.  On my parlor, Pearse Phosphor Bronze Bluegrass is perfection.  So far on the 00. I tried mediums which were a bit stiff, and now I have a set of lights (both Pearse Phosphor bronze).  The lights are better for feel...  (yes, I openly admit it...  I'm a sissy) but I'm torn on sound.  I'd like to try a set that is the opposite of bluegrass...  light bass strings and medium trebles.  But I think I should bash on the thing a bunch and let it settle into what it is before I get much more esoteric on strings.  So far, regardless of the strings. it's a well made, good sounding guitar.

Ed


ps: they are spec'ed for mediums
Logged
Strings4Him
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2550




Ignore
« Reply #927 on: February 06, 2010, 03:20:21 PM »

Ed, I have a OO-03 (spruce) on order with Guitar Adoptions.  Thanks for the info on the strings.  I will keep the Pearse strings in mind.
Logged
eded
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2038




Ignore
« Reply #928 on: February 06, 2010, 04:55:05 PM »

FWIW, several years ago just out of curiosity, I ran a bunch of numbers through one ofthe online string tension calculators.  The tensions for medium strings on a 24 inch scale (i.e. parlor) were nearly identical to light strings on a 25.5" scale. 

When varying from standard sets (light or medium), the other problem to deal with is availability.  Just something to keep in mind when chosing a set to get used to.  If it is one of the lesser used gagues (new mediums, bluegrass, etc.), you either need to have a local that stocks them,  convince your local to stock them, or be organized enough to mailorder a few extras so you have them on hand.

Ed
Logged
BluesMan1
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1779




Ignore
« Reply #929 on: February 06, 2010, 05:51:42 PM »

   Honestly, unless you're used to playing with mediums, they are an adjustment. Used then on my SD-50, just tore my "sissy" fingers up a bit. All of my others have or had lights, thank you. I guess I'll just have to come to the conclusion & adjust to the fact that I'm not enough of a man for those REAL strings!
   This guitar is my couch guitar, my go-to one when grabbing something small & easy to play my blues & stuff on. Denis, I agree about hiding the nice wood, as I have clear guards on my F-III & L-10. And, yes, I know they used some tortoise shell guards, but they tended to be a darker style, not the much more colorful ones as Larrivees. I have thought this over, even put a black overlay on my F-III copied from my extra t.s. p/g I never used. Am sold on the black one.
   And as far as the string tension, me letting Jim set everything up (bone saddle, bone nut, strings, etc.) will let him adjust everything for the lights, so no tweaking on my end. Let the master do his work. Oh, forgot the sweet open-geared Sta-tites. Will receive the guitar just as I want it. Then have to have neck dots put on the opposite side, another $40-$50. Play totally backwards, asking Jim if he wanted to do the dots. Said it would be easier for me to use my local luthier, who's been doing this for years for me. Buy a right handed guitar, end up with dots on both sides, Such is life!
   Now, let me get back to manning-up my fingers for those mediums. Can't go on with lightweight fingers anymore! bigrin
     Jeff
Logged

'11 Martin OM18V Engelmann Custom
'11 Martin D-18 Adirondack Custom
'12 Martin MFG OM-35 Custom
'07 Larrivee OOO-60(Trinity Guitars)
'13 Larrivee OM-03 "Exotic"RW Custom(Oxnard C.S.)
'10 L.Canteri OO1JP Custom(IS/IT.WALNUT)


So it seems I have come to doubt, all that I once held as true
TrinityGuitars
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 334


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #930 on: February 06, 2010, 08:01:54 PM »

Hi   Hi have got a few email in the last week asking how many F IV guitars were ordered  29 is the total. Also been asked about the status. i have not heard any thing. I will contact Larrivee this week and ask for an update and ask if John will PLEASE do the face book page again.
Over and out   Back to work!
Jim Holler
Logged

Jim Holler, Luthier
Trinity Guitars
www.TrinityGuitars.com
Danny
Donuts?
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13129




Ignore
« Reply #931 on: February 06, 2010, 08:29:23 PM »

Hi   Hi have got a few email in the last week asking how many F IV guitars were ordered  29 is the total. Also been asked about the status. i have not heard any thing. I will contact Larrivee this week and ask for an update and ask if John will PLEASE do the face book page again.
Over and out   Back to work!
Jim Holler
  A big THANKS for that update Jim.
Logged

Too many guitars... But I keep thinking one more may just do it.
jamesb1101
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 224




Ignore
« Reply #932 on: February 07, 2010, 03:31:27 AM »

Thanks Jim!

-James

 
Logged

Larrivee P-03
Martin 000-28
Martin OMSW-Cherry
Martin Backpacker Steel String
Takamine Classical
Early Ovation Celebrity
Roland A-60 Acoustic Amplifier
Queequeg
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3725




Ignore
« Reply #933 on: February 07, 2010, 05:28:22 PM »

I don't have a facebook acct. (don't want one.) Will these be viewable w/o signing up for one? 
anybody know?
Logged
ST
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1740


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #934 on: February 07, 2010, 05:31:38 PM »

I don't have a facebook acct. (don't want one.) Will these be viewable w/o signing up for one? 
anybody know?

Here is a link to the Forum III photos on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=photos&gid=61139122760&so=0

Can you see them?

I can without logging into FaceBook.

How about you?
Logged

Queequeg
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3725




Ignore
« Reply #935 on: February 07, 2010, 05:54:14 PM »

Yes, indeed I can, ST. Thank you very much.
Logged
BluesMan1
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1779




Ignore
« Reply #936 on: February 07, 2010, 05:57:52 PM »

   I can see them, but also saved all of the pics from the F-III build under my favorites. Don't want a Facebook acct. again. Everybody & then some pop up out of the woodwork, asking to be their friend. Don't mind some, but would prefer not to join again. I saved mine (pics) when I had an account.
   ST, did you have these saved also? When you bring up Facebook, you have to sign up again to view these (if you don't have them saved). Some like "Whackbook", many Forum members getting out of it when the build was over.
   Would be nice if a Flickr acct. could be set up? Not as intrusive to our personal info, even though you have some control over that. I esp. don't like the fact that all of your pics & all are property of the book, for use @ any time. Even after you get off.
     Jeff
Logged

'11 Martin OM18V Engelmann Custom
'11 Martin D-18 Adirondack Custom
'12 Martin MFG OM-35 Custom
'07 Larrivee OOO-60(Trinity Guitars)
'13 Larrivee OM-03 "Exotic"RW Custom(Oxnard C.S.)
'10 L.Canteri OO1JP Custom(IS/IT.WALNUT)


So it seems I have come to doubt, all that I once held as true
ST
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1740


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #937 on: February 07, 2010, 06:37:26 PM »

Hi,

No, I did not have them saved.

I followed this link
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=photos&gid=61139122760&so=0

on a machine that I do not use for FaceBook.  I did not sign in, either.

I was able to see the pictures just fine.

I have no feelings about FaceBook either way, but I'm grateful that the folks at Larrivée put the pictures online.  I'll be happy to view the pictures wherever they (Larrivée) put them.






   I can see them, but also saved all of the pics from the F-III build under my favorites. Don't want a Facebook acct. again. Everybody & then some pop up out of the woodwork, asking to be their friend. Don't mind some, but would prefer not to join again. I saved mine (pics) when I had an account.
   ST, did you have these saved also? When you bring up Facebook, you have to sign up again to view these (if you don't have them saved). Some like "Whackbook", many Forum members getting out of it when the build was over.
   Would be nice if a Flickr acct. could be set up? Not as intrusive to our personal info, even though you have some control over that. I esp. don't like the fact that all of your pics & all are property of the book, for use @ any time. Even after you get off.
     Jeff
Logged

Queequeg
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3725




Ignore
« Reply #938 on: February 07, 2010, 09:21:54 PM »

Back when it started, I couldn't get a facebook account because you had to be a college student to have one. Now every major corporation has one. They've gotten along just fine without me all these years and I guess they can manage a while longer.
Logged
Strings4Him
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2550




Ignore
« Reply #939 on: February 07, 2010, 10:37:13 PM »

Here is a link to the Forum III photos on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=photos&gid=61139122760&so=0

Can you see them?

I can without logging into FaceBook.

How about you?

WOW!!  These pictures really make you appreciate all the steps in building a guitar!  This was enlightening.
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 46 [47] 48 ... 96   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to: