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Offline Kulas

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« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2006, 03:09:00 PM »
ahh yes, talagang different folks, different strokes, hehe. ako i actually like the throaty sound of the 000-15, hehe. kaya mas gusto ko small body. kanya kanyang tastes lang yan ika nga, hehe. i've yet to try the santa cruz acoustics. oo nga eh i think puro prewar ang style nila ng pag-build ng guitars, or sa prewar edition lang yun? hehehe. sana talaga may magdistribute na ng blueridge guitars dito, hehe. na-try mo na ba yung mga yun dave?

regarding pledge, i dunno if it has any effect on the finish. pero i don't think it'll build up on the finish. best nalang siguro if you just wipe your guitar down with a soft piece of cloth (or pranela, 9 for 100, hehe) after you play it. i understand na you're going through the phase na super OC when it comes to your guitar, hehe. believe me pre, phase lang yan, hehe. everything will be different once your guitar gets its first "ding" hehehe. but then again, for me, "dings" are good kasi it sort of gives a guitar that "played-in" look, hehe. added character or as farseer would put it, "mojo" hehe. ayos yan pre. love your instrument, pero don't love it too much, hehehe. if you know what i mean...

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« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2006, 03:17:06 PM »
:lol:  Siguro phase nga lang..But trust me, lahat ng gamit ko alagang-alaga.
May ding na nga sa likod eh. I don't mind slight damages on the guitar. Buti nang ma-damage because of constant use, rather than neglect. :wink:
Just got a hardcase kanina. :wink:

I don't want to be too careful with my guitar...di na enjoy pag tumutugtog kung ganun eh.

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« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2006, 03:42:16 PM »
yup, hehe. i remember polishing my yamaha fgx-412 nun, mahal na mahal ko yun nun bro, hehe. ayaw ko pahawak. wala, pagkapolish ko sa kanya, pati ako ayaw ko nang galawin kasi malalagyan ng prints, hehe. what's the use of a shiny pristine condition guitar if you don't use it diba? hehe. so i learned my lesson, buy second hand. not only are the guitars worn in (or worn out, hehe) pero at least, pag second hand na, tapos maayos pa, yung sira nun, lumabas na. at least alam mo na the break-in stage of the guitar is done na. hehe

what brand hardcase did you get? how much and where? been thinking of getting one eh. for the longest time, hehehe. pero it's just hard to lug around a bulky hardcase as opposed to a gig bag. pero on the other hand, it's more convenient to flip open a hardcase than to zip up a gigbag, hehe.

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« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2006, 03:51:13 PM »
Well, I was supposed to get a Gator GC-DREAD. But when I called up almost all the Audiophile branches, out of stock daw!

Instead, I went to AP Greenhills, & got an Ibanez hardcase for 3.6k.
I don't like the idea of carrying around something this heavy, but I got it because I go home to Bicol once in a while. Ang hirap ng gig bag lang sa bus.

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« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2006, 03:56:01 PM »
ooooh, sakit pre. 3.6k? shucks, ayoko... hehehe. 1.5k for a gigbag nga nagse-second thoughts na ako eh, hehehe.


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« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2006, 04:08:09 PM »
Oh yeah..masakit. Buti lang my CD burning sideline has been pretty strong. It's funny...when I was saving up for the hardcase, business was almost unbearable sa dami ng customers. When I was just about 500 pesos away from the 3.6k, humina bigla ang business.
Hoping to make a good comeback.  :lol:

Why don't you consider a Gator GL-DREAD?
Head over to www.gatorcases.com
It's a pretty cool concept - a cross between a gig bag & hardcase. Basically you get *part* of the hardcase's protection, then you get the gig bag's weight.  :wink:
Less than 3k lang.

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« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2006, 04:11:24 PM »
yeah saw that na. hehe mahal parin eh, hehe. ako nga may video editing sideline na, namamahalan parin, hehehe. oks lang yan. one day makaka-tabi ako ng pera for those things, hehe.

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« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2006, 04:14:46 PM »
We can work together! :lol:
Edit ka ng video, burn ko to CD..
Nakakabili ka ng mahal na acoustic...kaya yan...

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« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2006, 04:20:58 PM »
Di ko na maalala kung saan ko nabasa, but you should bite an apple, or at least puncture it, put it in a punctured plastic bag and put that in the hard case along with your high-end acoustic. Can't remember if its to prevent it from drying up or to absorb moisture.

You can also buy dessicant silicon pellets sa refrigeration supply, then put that in punctured plastic bag, and put that in your guitar case. Now that will sip out excess humidity which can ruin your geetar.
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« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2006, 09:19:11 PM »
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Di ko na maalala kung saan ko nabasa, but you should bite an apple, or at least puncture it, put it in a punctured plastic bag and put that in the hard case along with your high-end acoustic. Can't remember if its to prevent it from drying up or to absorb moisture.

You can also buy dessicant silicon pellets sa refrigeration supply, then put that in punctured plastic bag, and put that in your guitar case. Now that will sip out excess humidity which can ruin your geetar.


humidifying tong paglagay ng apple sa loob ng guitar case. old school tong technique na ito. ang iba gumagamit ng wet sponge naman or mga produtong dampits. kailangan gawin to pag nasa malamig at dry n lugar ang guitara mo. para mabasa ang wood ng guitara.

dehumidyfing naman ang paglagay ng dessicant pellets sa loob ng guitar case. kailangan gawin to sa humid/wet na lugar para matuyo ang wood ng guitara mo.

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« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2006, 09:47:11 PM »
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preamp for acoustic? what's your pickup? pre i suggest the l.r. baggs para acoustic d.i. (it's bery bery nice, hehe) or the sansamp acoustic d.i. they're both great, hehe. sorry to fuel your gas, hehe. ang hirap talaga ng may gas, buti nalang nabili ko na ang ultimate gas ko (as of the moment, hehe)


I got a K&K Pure Western on my guit. Kkarating lang K&K XLR preamp ko kahapon. Tinesting ko sa PA wow sarap! Buo buo ang lasa!

Nagisip ako kumuha ng lr baggs Para kaso me impedence mismatch sya sa K&K Pure Western meaning me discoloration "daw" sa tone.

So far I am happy with my setup... :lol:

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« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2006, 09:50:05 PM »
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ahh yes, talagang different folks, different strokes, hehe. ako i actually like the throaty sound of the 000-15, hehe. kaya mas gusto ko small body. kanya kanyang tastes lang yan ika nga, hehe. i've yet to try the santa cruz acoustics. oo nga eh i think puro prewar ang style nila ng pag-build ng guitars, or sa prewar edition lang yun? hehehe. sana talaga may magdistribute na ng blueridge guitars dito, hehe. na-try mo na ba yung mga yun dave?

regarding pledge, i dunno if it has any effect on the finish. pero i don't think it'll build up on the finish. best nalang siguro if you just wipe your guitar down with a soft piece of cloth (or pranela, 9 for 100, hehe) after you play it. i understand na you're going through the phase na super OC when it comes to your guitar, hehe. believe me pre, phase lang yan, hehe. everything will be different once your guitar gets its first "ding" hehehe. but then again, for me, "dings" are good kasi it sort of gives a guitar that "played-in" look, hehe. added character or as farseer would put it, "mojo" hehe. ayos yan pre. love your instrument, pero don't love it too much, hehehe. if you know what i mean...


I tried the BlueRidge guitars ayus naman! Gusto ko yung BR-143 yung me inlays na cross. Gospel model nga ang tawag nila e...
Dapat bibilhin ko na yun kaso napahumaling ako sa bass ng D35 kaya kahit wala sa budget kinagat ko na... bahala na :D

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« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2006, 01:18:29 AM »
wow talaga nasubukan mo na yung blueridge? teka, taga san ka ba Robotgoogle? how much was it selling for?

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« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2006, 01:24:04 AM »
regarding pickups/preamps. ok naman ako sa baggs ko, terno system kasi eh, hehe. anyway, the tone naman is good enough for me. brilliant highs, buo naman yung lows nya, notch filter, phase invert, etc. i use a feedbackbuster din. pero yung characteristic ng tone ng acoustic ko pag plugged eh medyo dry yung tone nya. crisp, brilliant pero medyo dry. ewan ko, siguro sa pickups din yun. or pwede rin na mashadong raw yung tunog nung acoustic pag plugged. parang kulang sa epeks, hehe. ang todo-todo kung magkulay ng tunog eh yung zoom504, hehe. after dumaan ng gitara mo sa kanya eh napaka-nipis at processed na ng tunog na lumalabas, hehe.

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« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2006, 01:24:31 AM »
regarding pickups/preamps. ok naman ako sa baggs ko, terno system kasi eh, hehe. anyway, the tone naman is good enough for me. brilliant highs, buo naman yung lows nya, notch filter, phase invert, etc. i use a feedbackbuster din. pero yung characteristic ng tone ng acoustic ko pag plugged eh medyo dry yung tone nya. crisp, brilliant pero medyo dry. ewan ko, siguro sa pickups din yun. or pwede rin na mashadong raw yung tunog nung acoustic pag plugged. parang kulang sa epeks, hehe. ang todo-todo kung magkulay ng tunog eh yung zoom504, hehe. after dumaan ng gitara mo sa kanya eh napaka-nipis at processed na ng tunog na lumalabas, hehe.

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« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2006, 08:35:06 AM »
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wow talaga nasubukan mo na yung blueridge? teka, taga san ka ba Robotgoogle? how much was it selling for?


Based ako dito sa Singapore.

Me local dealer dito ng mga BR. Natry ko din at yung BR 163 maayus naman ang sound nya. nde ko lang kinuha kasi nga nagisip din ako sa ageing nya baka hindi maayus mag age compared to martins na subuk na.

i think it was selling for Php 30-40K mga ganun lang ang presyo. pag binili walang case. gawa nga pla to ng china btw.

soundwise ang lakas din bumato. balanse naman. malakas ang bass.
feelwise ang sarap tugtugin ang nipis kasi ng neck.
ang nakakailang lang e ang liit ng headstock. pero hanep sa inlays.

eto meaadvice kong pang harabas ng guitara.

kung pagpipiliin ako....ovation, takamine or blueridge --- blueridge na ako.

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« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2006, 12:54:35 PM »
mala din pala eh no? pero yung 30-40k mo eh 120-150k na sa martin, hehe. i think sa agieng process pareho lang siguro kasi parepareho lang naman yung kahoy eh, hehe.

between ovation, takamine and blueridge eh obvious choice talaga pre, hehe. blueridge talaga. di ko na mashado trip ovation ngayon eh, medyo di mashadong resonant yung bowlback nya. blueridge talaga, hehe. pero takamine ayos din, hehe.

pangarap ko talaga ang martin, hehe. pero for more bang for the buck eh go blueridge nalang, mukhang maganda nga yung gospel guitar nila, pero sana meron silang rosewood version nun, hehe.

oo nga, di nga proportion yung head nila sa body. medyo maliit, hehe. ang awkward tingnan. chaka hindi ko rin gusto yung dalmatian tortoise pickguard nila, hehe.

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« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2006, 05:55:08 PM »
even though my guitar is only named fernando...i see to it that after i used it...ma wipe ko siya( the guitar) w/ a 3m special cloth(sa do it yourself ko to nabili cost 70.00) specially yung part na nababasa sa kilikili :lol:
put in a bag...or in the guitar holder...(tag 350.00 sa jvs)...when not in used for so long..il lossen those string....and let the guitar breath in the cold air condition room :wink: . and lastly i used .50 mm pick for the strings....i really love my accoustic guitar and my el cheapo electric guitar (jr schindler black color) thats why i stircly followed  those maintenance tips...









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« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2006, 10:32:22 AM »
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even though my guitar is only named fernando...i see to it that after i used it...ma wipe ko siya( the guitar) w/ a 3m special cloth(sa do it yourself ko to nabili cost 70.00) specially yung part na nababasa sa kilikili :lol:
put in a bag...or in the guitar holder...(tag 350.00 sa jvs)...when not in used for so long..il lossen those string....and let the guitar breath in the cold air condition room :wink: . and lastly i used .50 mm pick for the strings....i really love my accoustic guitar and my el cheapo electric guitar (jr schindler black color) thats why i stircly followed  those maintenance tips...


ok lang yan dude. una kong acoustic lumanog na ovation copy hehehe...nagkatrabaho lang ako kaya nkabili ng martin..

ayus yang 3M n pangpunas nde magagasgas an kahoy.

iwasan nyo lang mabasa ang kahoy kasi magiging muddy ang tunog.

natatandaan ko dati yung lumanog ovation ko dati binoblower ko pa dati para matuyo ang wood. ayus so far lumalakas ang tunog nya..






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« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2006, 08:36:42 PM »
eto ok na site to do repair and maintenance for your beloved acoustics.

www.frets.com