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  1. WOW, Bob. Amazing work!!! If this type of...

    WOW, Bob. Amazing work!!!

    If this type of work isn't your profession, it SHOULD be!!
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    I found I'm much better off running my M1A thru a...

    I found I'm much better off running my M1A thru a preamp before going into the mixer.....as much for EQ as for volume. I use a (gasp) Fishman Pro EQII. With it inline, I can run my M1A at about...
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    Best string for m1A?

    Bryan, Calib,

    I'm not expecting a brand recommendation (although that would be great) but I would like your recommendation on whether Phosphor/Bronze or 80/20 Bronze strings should perform best...
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    I had the same problem with my J45. My solution...

    I had the same problem with my J45. My solution was to use a small automotive hose clamp and a LARGE washer (probably about 1 1/2"OD) with an inside diameter that allowed the main body of the...
  5. I'm a flat pickin' hard strummer, too, using an...

    I'm a flat pickin' hard strummer, too, using an M1A. The only problem I have with clicks and pops is that it happens to fit right where I seem to naturally want to strum. I play a very old Gibson...
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    I agree. The way I have my M1A routed to the PA,...

    I agree. The way I have my M1A routed to the PA, a typical volume setting on the M1A is 3-4. With everything behind it set the same, I can crank the M1A up as high as it will go with absolutely no...
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    No interfernce of any type. Matter of fact, we...

    No interfernce of any type. Matter of fact, we often play in a venue that has a T-coil system that transmits wirelessly to suitably equipped hearing aids. It drives many other pickups (and amps)...
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    I have a 1956 J-45 with an M1A installed in the...

    I have a 1956 J-45 with an M1A installed in the soundhole. I think the sound is absolutely fabulous!! I had to tweak the pole pieces over several rehearsals to get the balance between the body and...
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    After reading Bryan's reply, I decided to crank...

    After reading Bryan's reply, I decided to crank my M1A up to 10 from its normal 3-5 setting. Very LOUD!!! Very CLEAN. Very IMPRESSIVE!!!!
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    Have you tried adjusting the pole pieces closer...

    Have you tried adjusting the pole pieces closer to the strings in order to increase the string to body ratio? I had a similar situation when I first installed mine but quickly learned that I could...
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    I just installed an M1A in a 1956 J-45. It...

    I just installed an M1A in a 1956 J-45. It sounds AMAZING.....absolutely AMAZING.....but it took a couple of hours of tweaking the pole pieces to get there. Out of the box, the body sounds were...
  12. Thanks, Bryan. Countersinking was my first...

    Thanks, Bryan. Countersinking was my first thought, but I don't have the equipment to do it myself and the nearest qualified luthier is 5 hours away. I will definitely take your advice the next...
  13. M1a strapjack too short for vintage Gibson tail block

    I have a 1956 Gibson Southern Jumbo that I had a cheap soundhole pickup installed in a couple of years ago. I decided to upgrade to a M1a. I didn't expect any problems since I had a luthier install...
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    Thanks, Bryan, for a quick, concise reply. ...

    Thanks, Bryan, for a quick, concise reply. Consider another m1A SOLD!!
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    m1a Volume control

    I'm new to the forum and this is my first post.

    I am considering buying a m1a for my 1956 gibson J-45 Southern Jumbo. After reading the specs and various posts, I'm not certain if the volume...
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