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SoundAsEver



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:11 am    Post subject: Clarence Acoustic String Info Reply with quote

Anyone have any info on strings Clarence used on his acoustics? Brand, type or gauges?
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Murr



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Supposedly Gibson or Martin medium gauge.
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Savalas



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyone ever tried these? I love the sound of them.

http://www.juststrings.com/daq-tr-235.html
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SoundAsEver



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey thanks murr
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Brian



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Savalas wrote:
anyone ever tried these? I love the sound of them.

http://www.juststrings.com/daq-tr-235.html


I've used them...in fact I just put a set on my Martin DM...which I used at the Del Mar fair bluegrass day bandscramble event
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Don Miller



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To sidetrack this thread a bit...

Brian...how do you like the DM?...arent they the guitars with the laminate sides and back?..

Ive been getting into actually learning some fiddle tunes rather than faking and fumbling my way through and have been thinking a decent Martin or Martin style guitar might be a nice "next" aquisition...which raises the question of "do I spend alot for one of the 'D-xxVLSHGT' models or get something I can drag around without alot of worry..."..also, our local market is somewhat limited in selection, and the last time I looked at Martins, the number of lower end models was far greater than the number of high end guitars....
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Muttcaster



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don Miller wrote:
Brian...how do you like the DM?...arent they the guitars with the laminate sides and back?..


Not that Brian, but a Bryan. I've owned a DM and worked on a bunch of them. IMHEO, they're the best bang for the buck in the world. I do just a few things to them- reshape the bridge to prewar specs, bone saddle, slot the bridge, ebony pins. Done. Improves the tone considerably for just over $100. After that, a DM is all the guitar than 90% of us need.

Other good ones to watch for, esp used, are the D1 and D1R.
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Art



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used D'Addario phosphor bronze mediums forever.

My good friend David Grier uses them too, and I don't think anyone gets any better tone than he does.
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Brian



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Bryan Kimsey stated the DM is a cool guitar. I hAve my DM and D18AG both strung up with medium Tony Rice strings and they sound pretty close. I'd go for the new D1 though.
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Matt



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian wrote:
I hAve my DM and D18AG both strung up with medium Tony Rice strings and they sound pretty close.


How do you like the TR D'Aquisto strings?
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Don Miller



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bryan and Brian..

I went out at noon today to our local guitariteria and played 4 of the lower end martins..DX-1's I think...one had a gloss top, 2 had cutaways and piezo pickups...There was one..had a Wooden Rosette and a side and back that almost looked like the grain was drawn on...a neck made of laminates as well, that seemed to be the best of the bunch...I had not played the laminates before and I was impressed.
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Brian



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt wrote:
Brian wrote:
I hAve my DM and D18AG both strung up with medium Tony Rice strings and they sound pretty close.


How do you like the TR D'Aquisto strings?


I like them just fine. I've also used Elixir Nanoweb's, Martin, and d'Addario strings...they are all sort of similar.. I use medium gauge to get the most tone/power out of my guitar
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Silverface



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess nobody ever noticed when I'd bring one of my Martins to a CWF jam o a gig, but I've been using Nickel strings on acoustic for at least 20 years. Occasionally I'll use a bronze set if a particular sound is needed on a studio gig, but I never liked the sound of new Phosphor Bronze (or even 80/20 sets). I think it was around '77 or '78 that I got the idea to try nickel electric strings - at first I could only find flatwounds heavy enough, which were OK - but as more varied gages became available I had no trouble finding them. When I used to (ad am probably starting again) to buy strings in bulk (a dozen of each needed gage) it was much easier and cheaper in the long run.

Nickel strings (I use Fender mostly because they used to send me whatever I needed) give you the "broken-in" sound similar to phosphor bronze, but with no annoying "sizzle" on the top end. They are punchy, feel lower in tension (oddly I've never checked the tension!) and project really well. The kicker is they last far longer than bronze - more of the longevity of Elixir and other coated strings without the high price tag!

HIGHLY recommended!

And dangit, Tony Rice owes me money! I was using those when I played with Grisman at the banjo cafe in the 70's, and I'll bet he told Rice, who waited years to implement the idea...but it was MINE, I tell you! MINE!

Razz
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Don Miller



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and off in the distance, a marching band is warming up....
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Muttcaster



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don Miller wrote:
...and off in the distance, a marching band is warming up....


Laughing Laughing Laughing
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