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« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2019, 12:05:43 PM »

Yep - gotta experiment and try new things/strings... I'm not a fan of the D'Addario NB strings, however I like the Martin Monel Retros (which are a DIFFERENT metal formulation, even though they may look the same). YMMV, IMHE, etc.

I have a set of Retro Laurence Jubers waiting in the wings! If these don’t warm up soon, those will be given a chance! Thanks Mikey!

I'm likely going to include an Ivoroid end pin with my next Larrivée order. I went for the Ivoroid/gold tuners, and a "Vintage" strap with the "Strap Tie-Off". Liked the strap (& t-o) well enough I'll be ordering another set. Tuners took ten minutes to swap, and only a week to ship to Canada. Nothing wrong with the originals, I just can't leave stuff alone.

I don't have a pickup, but I like John Pearse PB 'Slightly Light' strings on my mahogany. I finger pick, with just nail, almost exclusively.

Enjoyed your recording, thanks, Maybelle was one of the very first to play guitar so as to catch my ear--sixty years ago Wildwood Flower made quite an impression. (Blame her Mom.)

 

Edit: And can I ask, where you got that capo, please?

Thanks Blind Dog! Glad you enjoyed it! I’ve always loved John pearse strings, but they die too quickly for me. I can only get about a week of play before the tone goes far south.  I love them for that week though!

The Capo is a G7th Heritage capo. You can order it directly from the company and add engraving. My wife bought that one for me two Christmases ago. It’s not cheap, but it’s by far my favorite capo I’ve owned.
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« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2019, 07:52:41 PM »

Thanks, they're sure not priced as stocking-stuffers, but they could be a nice "Grumpy" or "Blind Dog" middle-school, grad', present. I'm glad the grandkids are spaced evenly, age-wise.

Tip of the hat, to Mrs. Treenewt. Sounds like a keeper. 

Cheers 
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« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2019, 08:58:59 PM »

Thanks, they're sure not priced as stocking-stuffers, but they could be a nice "Grumpy" or "Blind Dog" middle-school, grad', present. I'm glad the grandkids are spaced evenly, age-wise.

Tip of the hat, to Mrs. Treenewt. Sounds like a keeper. 

Cheers 

She is a keeper for sure!
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« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2019, 03:14:26 AM »

Well, sometimes you just have to be patient.

While I’m still not sold 100% on the NB for this guitar, they sound better tonight than they have so far: warmer and not tinny. They’re still not as good as the PB’s that we’re on her, but they’re getting better.
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« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2019, 05:37:08 PM »

After a brief foray into Martin Retros on the OM, I strung up a set of EXP 17 on her today, and YES!!! That’s the tone I fell in love with originally! They just work on this guitar! 
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« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2019, 09:22:44 PM »

Treenewt,

  Just listened to your sound bite with the 03 and it sounded really nice.  Had one like that and if I could play it that way might have kept it.  Still looking for lv03r to play before I buy  but no hurry.  Thanks for a pleasant 3 minutes.

john
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« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2019, 04:19:09 AM »

Treenewt,

  Just listened to your sound bite with the 03 and it sounded really nice.  Had one like that and if I could play it that way might have kept it.  Still looking for lv03r to play before I buy  but no hurry.  Thanks for a pleasant 3 minutes.

john

Thanks John! I really appreciate the kind words. I’m loving this guitar! I too would love an LV-03r, or the forthcoming Tommy E special!
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