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planetguy



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:47 am    Post subject: Arm rests Reply with quote

is anyone using one of those carved wood armrests on their hollow body or flat-top?

i'd never thought much about them, but yesterday i rcvd the ebony armrest i ordered for my '77 oval hole/two point EPI mando.

wow....the difference in volume is amazing! getting my forearm off the top really does make a difference. and though it might just be my perception....not only is it louder, but the tone seems more focused to me.

and i must say...it is ridiculously comfortable and i DO like the looks too!

i'm giving serious consideration to trying one of these on one of my archtop guitars.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you post a picture of one? I am not sure I know what you mean.
When I changed my right hand technique so that I did not touch the front
of the guitar it really made a difference in sound acoustically, with the amplified sound the difference was a lot smaller though.

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planetguy



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

these are arm rests for mandos....gtr ones are pretty similar, perhaps more often than not the ones i've seen for gtr have less of a contour or are completely flat.

http://shop.ebay.com/gsjcb/m.html?_n...&_trksid=p4340
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

still toying w this idea....i'm only hesitating because of concerns about possible damage to the (gtrs) finish.

of course if ya just left in on there...

still i wonder if the benefits warrant giving it a go.

here's some detailed info on the john pearse armrests.

http://www.jpstrings.com/armrest.htm
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