Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Venthony Guitar bridge-pins (34) RE: Guitar bridge-pins 02 Sep 02

Dear C-Flat,

For years -- nearly 20 of them -- a Lowden bridge-pinless cutaway was my only guitar. It was a great workhorse and the foundation for whatever decent stuff I ever did on a more-or-less professional basis.

These days I play a Larravee -- kind of a round-shouldered cross between a D-18 and an old short-scale Gibson (though it has the full 14 frets).

Here's the deal. Though the pins themselves don't make a differnce, I think the fact that they go through the top and help vibrate it does.

The Lowden is silky and jazzman smoothe. The Larravee has a lot of good, old-fashioned bluegrass punch.

I don't think this is just my imagination. And I think it's because of the pins.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.