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  1. It depends on what you are looking for. Brass pins will make the tone brighter and increase sustain. Ebony will generally make the tone darker. Bone or Tusq are sharper sounding. Bridge pins make a big difference on some guitars and less or none on others. What not buy a bunch of different types and experiment?
  2. I had the same experience. I bought a Taylor 214 and really enjoyed it at first but its lack of a bottom end got more and more noticeable until I just didn't want to play it anymore. Traded it in on a Martin 000-15M and that one really hit the spot.
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    Learn to play a Bb chord - index finger bars the first fret and use the pad of your ring finger on the B, G and D strings on the 3rd fret. Once you learn this form you can slide up and down the neck to play Bb, C, C#, D, D#, etc. and even A and Ab by sliding down and using just the pad of your ring finger.
  4. Hey Misha, Here is a link for buying truss rod wrenches for the Larrivee: https://toonz.ca/bose/wiki/index.php?title=Larrivée_Truss_Rod_Wrenches Good luck.
  5. Very nice. I like the song - it sounds very dark, which I like. And I like your voice. I have been playing off and on through the days. I learned a few tunes and am having fun rediscovering some old ones. Keep playing and don't touch your face if you touch anything outside.
  6. Re; "Stolen" truss rods: i don't know about the OM-03 but my 1983 L-07 does not have an adjustable truss rod - so that may explain why Misha's cannot be adjusted - there may not be an access point.
  7. Just a thought - If you are using light gauge strings, try putting on a set of mediums. The extra tension on the neck should add a little bit more bow and, hopefully, solve the buzzing problem. I say this because I was experiencing buzzing on a couple of my guitars and couldn't figure out why until I remembered that I had gone from mediums to lights. Anyway, just a thought.
  8. Nice looking uke. Congratulations on your purchase. If you haven't seen/heard her before, you should checkout Danielle Ate the Sandwich - she is a terrific performer with a ukulele. Here is a link to one of her many great performances:
  9. At this time, the FG-180s go for big bucks and you have to be very careful as you will be buying a guitar that is over 40 years old and could have a variety of issues. Go to some guitar stores and try out the ones with Mahogany or Cedar tops if you are looking for warmth. If you like one, buy it. Art & Lutherie and Ibanez make some that are inexpensive. On the other hand, if you want the real deal and are willing to pay a few bucks, try the Martin 000-15M - but be careful since once you try that one you won't settle for the cheaper options.
  10. Yeah, they gave me the discount and it didn't change how I feel about it. To be fair, the friend I gave it to uses the Thalia, so it works for some folks. I prefer a capo that is minimally intrusive and the Shubb and the Planet Waves NS both fit that bill.
  11. I bought a Thalia and hated it. It was too clunky for me and it impeded my ability to fret. I gave it away to a friend. My favorite is the Shubb plus I use a Planet Waves/D'Addario NS Capo for the rare occasions when I have to capo up at the ninth fret.
  12. The old laminated Yamahas may not sound better than "high end acoustics" but they often sound much better than most mid-range acoustics. I have played several different models of those laminated Yamahas from the 70s and they were amazing. As I recall, Freeman himself was surprised when he learned that his old Yamaha was laminate given how good it sounded.
  13. That is really gorgeous. I love the grain on that wood. Congratulations!
  14. Despite initial skepticism, I bought some TUSQ picks - I got the bright and the mellow; haven't tried the dark ones yet. Gotta say, they really make a difference. The tone is brighter with the bright picks and mellower with the mellow picks and generally louder and cleaner with each. I have been using Wedgie picks for a long time because they are indented and stippled (?) so that they don't tend to slip out of my grip (and I hate dropping my pick during a performance.) But, the TUSQs sound so good that I am using them now and resorting to using Gorrilla Snot if I feel I need to. As always, YMMV
  15. I have long enjoyed stopping into guitar stores and playing whatever I had a hankering to try out. Over the years, I bought and sold so many guitars that I lose count. Each one I have had was great in its own way but nothing hit on every cylinder. Silly me; no one guitar could. Then I bought a Martin 000-15M followed not too long afterwards by a 1983 Larrivee L-07. They are both powerhouses in their own way. The Martin sound great and it's deep woody tone is perfect for fingerpicking. The Larrivee rings like a bell and I use it more for strumming. Now, I find that every song I want to play sounds just right on one or the other and my interest in trying out guitars has waned significantly.
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