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Thread #43628   Message #638070
Posted By: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore
29-Jan-02 - 02:21 PM
Thread Name: Martin Guitars - Too 'Boomy' ??
Subject: RE: Martin Guitars - Too 'Boomy' ??
It would be unfair to say that "Martin's are boomy". However, Martin made their name in the bluegrass world (and somewhat in the folk world) with their Dreadnought models, particularly the D-28. This guitar was designed to be able to be heard in a band with multiple instruments. I think it is fair to say the D-28 is particularly strong on the bass end. That is not to say that they can't be played sweetly.

As a sometime performer and an owner of a D-28, I can tell you that played into a poorly placed microphone a D-28's bottom is way too strong. I believe most sound techs will tell you that they roll off some bass frequencies when miking a D-28.

Martin makes a wide range of guitars and there are smaller guitars that are more well-balanced than the D-28. So not all Martin guitars are boomy.

Roger in Baltimore