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  1. As it turns out, I agree. And I thought the effects from the Tonewood Amp were not good. The sound was very thin, and even though it says that they have several different sounds, it’s mostly reverb, with a few little tweaks for each. 

  2. I hope this is allowed here, since the To Ewoks amp is solely for acoustic guitar. 
    so I watched the hype for a good while and finally pulled the trigger. 
    I spent a lot of time trying to get the best sound I could put of it, but it was not good. I played with it for a month or so, ignored it for the next three months, and then sold it. I’m interested to hear any opinions this group may have. 

  3. I have about 900 sq ft of wall that needs soundproofing. I don’t want to spend the several hunge it would cost to put up professional sound absorption squares. The good ones are expensive and the cheap ones are useless. 
    I bought 4 thick material moving blankets that I hope will help. This is a home studio for rehearsal and some basic recording. I’m old and not looking to be discovered. So it need not be pro stuff 

    have you all used anything else that worked for you?

  4. Thanks to all for the great advice and suggestions. 
    I THINK I have it narrowed down to the Maui 11 G2, or the Bose L1 Pro 8. 
    All things being equal, I would most likely buy the Bose, but I can’t be sure that the Bose will be loud enough cover 60-100 people sitting on a restaurant patio. 
    the specs say it produces a max of 118dB to the Maui’s 124, but who knows whether that is accurate or not. 

  5. I gave up gigging a few years ago because I was burned out, but partly because set up and tear down took so much time. I’m lazy and like to get to bed before 3am. 
    The column is awfully seductive to me. Still, I don’t want to have to sell an insufficient stick and get a more traditional set up later. I’d prefer to do this once. 

  6. Thanks! I talked with salesmen at Sweetwater and MF, and both told me I needed 2 of those to reach 100 people in close setting outdoors. I realize I need more outdoors (restaurant patio or winery type venue,) but I didn’t think I needed two. 
    Riley, what sold the ip 2000 to you? I think the wattage on the ip1000 is the same, and the spl on the 2000 is just a few decibels above the 1000.

    I should add, we are two guitars and two voices.
     

  7. I am posting this here, because I will be half of an acoustic duo, playing restaurants, restaurant, bar, and winery outdoor patios. 
    Id prefer to spend under $1000 on a PA system. I have made myself dizzy looking at every column array or small traditional PA. I’ve asked two of the online stores about various array systems, with a peak wattage of 800-1400 watts. The salespeople at both stores told me I would probably need 2 (!) of them. What do you think? Why would I need two? 
    Small traditional PAs, mixer and two speakers on a stick, wattage seems to be from 400-600watts. 
    for an outdoor event with 100 people, what would you use?

  8. I was a sort of regular here a few years ago. I lurked a lot more than I posted. Glad to be back. I mostly play a Martin OME Cherry or a Breedlove Solo Nylon hybrid. Looking for a portable PA system and hopefully another player to do some gigs in or around Louisville KY. 
    Looking for any and all suggestions on which portable PA. Looking at a Turbosound iP1000 and a few others. 

  9. I’m way late in reporting back, but I bought the Martin OME and love it. No regrets and I got it for $400 less than asking. It supposedly has a blemish, but neither I, nor the Salesman, nor a guitar tech could find it. In my mind, if I don’t see it, it doesn’t exist. 
    I’m looking for a tower system. Either the low end Bose L1, the LD Maui 5, or maybe the 600 watt Turbosound. Possibly, but less likely, the boss S1 or turbosound inspire 300 as well. 
    many thoughts or opinions?

  10. I was blessed with re-admittance recently myself. I’ve been slow to post, though. I think for me, it’s mostly that I don’t participate in forums as much. IT wasn’t some big decision I made, I just noticed at one point that I don’t visit forum sites like I used to. Trying to refocus here. 

  11. On 1/23/2020 at 3:41 PM, DeepEnd said:

    Before you do anything else, take your Yamaha to the nearest music store and ask for a "setup." It will make your current guitar easier to play and it'll be much cheaper than a new guitar.

    This. Most new guitar players start on lower cost instruments and don’t know about the benefits of a good set up. 
    Having said that, all of us here completely understand that sometimes you just want a new guitar. Try the Taylor’s, but also check out the Breedlove discovery or pursuit series. Breedloves have a wider string spacing that helps those of us with ten thumbs. You may find more bang for the buck from Breedlove, because you’re not paying for the name. Much. Eastwood’s are also excellent guitars. 

  12. That’s a great story. I live in Kentucky and read an article on it a while back. They are in the middle of the Appalachian mountains, and bluegrass music is their lifeblood. Also, “Troublesome Creek” is a great name for a town (actually I think it’s unincorporated land within the county.)

  13. I survived it. She, my daughter, and 3 year old grand daughter we’re gathered in the kitchen when I told her. I had already gone through steps 1&2. I’m sure she knew what was coming, having been through this exercise before. Her response was (almost verbatim)

    ”oh really? That’s nice. By the way, we are going shopping (wife and daughter) and we need you to watch Vivian today. 
    Everybody wins. 

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  14. Some years ago I bought a guitar from a guy who lives in the area. He gave me very specific instructions on where to park, and which door to knock on when I arrived. He had me park in front of the neighbor’s house and walk through some trees to a side door that entered his garage. He opened the door and we walked through the garage into the basement. I bought the guitar at a great price. I asked him why I basically had to sneak in. He said his wife has no idea how many guitars he owns and he did not want her to find out. If she knew he was selling one, but still had the couple that she knew about, he would get in trouble. Ha. 
    Oh, and he was selling the guitar I bought so he could buy a Taylor T5.

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  15. 14 hours ago, daddymack said:

    I'd be curious how you go about convincing your better half that this was a necessary purchase...My process for the last 20 years is the guitars 'pay for themselves' out of gig money...YMMV...

    but H[Almost depending on wifey's reaction ]NGD...

    I used that excuse for years, until I gave up playing live. 
    This time, I have a three step strategy. 
    1. Tell her “in passing” that I have a slight twist in the neck of my Takamine, which is true. I’ve never had mire than three guitars at a time, and I was always careful to make sure she knew the differences. 
    2. Tell her I need to buy a new one. She’s been with me long enough to know that there’s a difference between wanting a guitar that I like, and “needing” one. 
    3. explain why I had to go ahead and buy, because I got a heck of a deal from year end specials. This step will be today or tomorrow.

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