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Thread: NGD 1973 D35 update, video proof

  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by F312 View Post
    Looks like a lot of honest playing time on your new guitar, is it tuned up to standard?
    Enjoy.

    Ralph
    Hey Ralph, yes standard tuning.

  2. #12
    Well this should be amusing. The dot on bridge? It’s got to be a nail. Like it had a bridge pull issue in its past and this was the way to fix it on the cheap. LOL.

    This poor old Guild dread. Sure sounds awesome. Very resonant.

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    Sounds about right.

    The pins on my F30 are like that, and super curved. They were so stuck in, I pushed em out from the inside, didn't want to break one. I already have a spare set just in case, but just plastic. Wouldn't mind some old ivory or bone pins though, if they fit right...

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    I put John Pearce .12's on it (just to be a snob ;-) this last summer when I got it, and they've sounded killer this whole time.

    Special guitars deserve special strings ;-)
    Last edited by Guildedagain; 03-18-2019 at 11:04 PM.

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Westerly Wood View Post
    Hey Ralph, yes standard tuning.
    Had a nice sound to my ear.

    Ralph

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guildedagain View Post
    I put John Pearce .12's on it (just to be a snob ;-) this summer, and they've sounded killer this whole time.

    Special guitars deserve special strings ;-)
    JP 12s the 600L string is super popular. Great string, just stiffer a bit than the D’Addario of the same. Think the JPs last longer too. Some say they are edgier too like have a nice attack and bite. I like Martin SP lights too. All PB alloy, the martins go dead fastest but their big E string is .54 and G is .25. Some prefer that. Your F30 sounds like a champ.

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    This is on my '73 D35 I put the John Pierces on.

    Now I'm actually wanting to try a set of EJ16's on it, the extra flexibility might be nice.

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Westerly Wood View Post
    ....I just got it like 90 mins ago, figure I would give you idea of this dread....
    Made to be played and you gave it that! Love the drone sound, the progression, the tempo, and the attack, lol.
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    Nice ,good to see you got another guitar added to the herd . The nail , it's not a nail at all it's a sustain rod . It was the in thing back in the day . It's placed near or at the selected area of interest. Also stops bears from pawing around the inside . 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guildedagain View Post
    Are those open back Grovers, can you post a pic?
    No, they are German made Kolb tuners. At least the 5 of them.


    Picture: Ken Nash www.theguitarmechanic.com

    Ralf

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