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#821130
kwhelan wrote:don't think I've ever seen an acoustic pin less. Can't really see the reasoning, surely the ends are going to always eat into the bridge until stuck, there's not a lot of wood around some of those holes and even the stress is on the glue not the top, obviously they've made it work ok if Oleg liked it



:thumbup:

Here’s why it is done this way (Pinless)

https://breedlovemusic.com/acoustic-guitars/distinctive-elements/pinless-bridges

Lowden use Pinless bridges too, so they must be a good idea :)
#821133
olegmcnoleg wrote:But it is true, I think codedog is on a similar acoustic journey to me.


Aye, it's nice to be able to discuss acoustics. Then again, if I do less "discussing" and more playing I, and my wallet, would be in a much better state.
#821135
Terexgeek wrote:
Bg wrote:
codedog wrote:
:lol: I knew someone around here is allergic to exposed coloured ball ends... just couldn't remember who... :rofl:


To be fair, they do look fucking horrible on there....

Ball ends always look horrible, but would you have a stroke?


He's stroking his bell end right now, is that what you mean?
#821138
codedog wrote:
jeremyb wrote:BG is having a stroke somewhere over those ball ends!


:lol: I knew someone around here is allergic to exposed coloured ball ends... just couldn't remember who... :rofl:


Did wonder what jeremy meant - thanks for clearing this up.
#821143
jeremyb wrote:
Terexgeek wrote:
Bg wrote:
To be fair, they do look fucking horrible on there....

Ball ends always look horrible, but would you have a stroke?


He's stroking his bell end right now, is that what you mean?

I think he's having an epileptic fit in the corner right now...
#821153
Conway wrote:
jeremyb wrote:
Terexgeek wrote:Ball ends always look horrible, but would you have a stroke?


He's stroking his bell end right now, is that what you mean?

I think he's having an epileptic fit in the corner right now...

It LOOKS like he's having an epileptic fit in the corner...
#821158
Vince wrote:Cool! Does it have the crank inside the body to adjust the tension on the top? That spun me out the first time.


Not in this one. I have no ideas what models have those. I think the next size up, Concerto, has it.

You've had a Breedlove before? Can't say I've seen them around much. Having said that, didn't Rockshop use to carry the brand?
#821164
codedog wrote:You've had a Breedlove before? Can't say I've seen them around much. Having said that, didn't Rockshop use to carry the brand?


I have a 5 string bass. Made in China. I bought mine from MusicWorks but you're right RS used to carry the brand, too.

I've never really bonded with it, as the top is cedar and I much prefer spruce.

Cedar has this weird compression thing happening which sounds rich and warm when you use your fingers (like most bass players) but I, alas, am a pick player. With cedar, I am forever trying to get the sound I want past the instrument.

Here's the bridge truss thing I was talking about.

#821170
el byrdo wrote:Cool guitar. Number one advantage of pinless - no losing the pins when you change strings.


I had a pin break on me once. It sort of snapped in half. Major disaster, the bass was useless till the next day, which wouldn't happen with pinless.
#821171
Vince wrote:
codedog wrote:You've had a Breedlove before? Can't say I've seen them around much. Having said that, didn't Rockshop use to carry the brand?


I have a 5 string bass. Made in China. I bought mine from MusicWorks but you're right RS used to carry the brand, too.

I've never really bonded with it, as the top is cedar and I much prefer spruce.

Cedar has this weird compression thing happening which sounds rich and warm when you use your fingers (like most bass players) but I, alas, am a pick player. With cedar, I am forever trying to get the sound I want past the instrument.

Here's the bridge truss thing I was talking about.


Yup, I knew what you were talking about. I did some research into their stuff prior to inheriting Oleg's.

Myrtlewood is a rather interesting beast. I'm still figuring out how to best play it. A nice challenge to have since the guitar is very nice to hold and play.
#821184
Looks like quite a unique acoustic, I can imagine that sounding rather wonderful.

Congrats!