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Offline Camper

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« on: August 15, 2007, 10:50:58 AM »
Hi all!
I'm new to the Forum and a relatively new player. Just looking into the Rover for camp use. Any advice on the R020 verses the R010?
Steel verses nylon string?
Is the nylon available anywhere to purchase in Canada?
Thanks for your help

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007, 10:55:55 AM »
Hi Camper... Ship of fools does have an Washburn Rover so as Just Strum (not quite sure)... Ship probably bought it in Canada. But with shipping you can buy anywhere else.

Don't remember which one I've played in guitar store, but I was really surprise by the sound of it for that shape. Probably that take a few hour of practice to get comfortable playing.

You can also check out with Dave at RGGmusic.com
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He's a forum member here and do sell this model R010 for an decent price. Very trustable guy !!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2007, 11:21:54 AM »
Hey Camper I have the steel string Rover,its a ton of fun to play, have never tried the nylon stringed Rover so can't really offer you any advise as to which one is better I guess it would depend on if you play the steel strings more or a classical style guitar.
You dont get a lot of volume but you can make it as loud as it can go by playing a bit harder on the strings I have taken mine on road trips and small excursions with me and mostly play it to keep up with whatever I am learning at the time.
And Yan I actually got mine as a gift from the kind forum members when I was going through my bout with a cancerous lump on my back,which was removed last year,all the guys and gals contributed to the purchase and was the very best present I have ever recieved and have enjoyed the living daylights out of her.
Camper either one will be fun to play,for that I am sure of, just remember the volume is not as big as a folk or a dreadnought and welcome to this nut house of a forum,we always say there has never been a dumb question ever asked,just a few occasional dumb answers and plenty of fun.Ship

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2007, 11:28:23 AM »
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And Yan I actually got mine as a gift from the kind forum members when I was going through my bout with a cancerous lump on my back,which was removed last year,all the guys and gals contributed to the purchase and was the very best present I have ever recieved and have enjoyed the living daylights out of her.



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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007, 12:00:35 PM »
I have a steel string Rover, that I also received as a gift from a member of this forum during a rough time in my life...this place is amazing...I mostly play fingerstyle, working on some gypsy jazz stuff, and D'addario silk and steels work great.  More punch (which the Rover lacks of course) than gut strings and light enough for the Rover's top.
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2007, 12:09:46 PM »
Ship, FJ.... Too bad my life goes right ?? I won't received guitar from forum...lollll just an insignifant joke !![:D][:D]3

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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2007, 07:45:02 PM »
Hey Camper vanPatti, What type of guitar do you play now, steel string or a classical?  I would go with what you're used to.  If you want to strum some songs by the campfire, that's the RO10.  Nylon string guitars are a little different.  They're normally used for classical or flamenco music where you don't strum chords; you typically play single notes at a time and pick them with your fingers.  Does that make sense?

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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2007, 10:00:47 PM »
I second the D'Addario Silk and Steels for their brightness and punch. I don't have a rover, but I just put a set of these on one of my guitars and it was a nice surprise.
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2007, 08:19:42 PM »
Interesting to hear, Donnie.  I haven't tried them yet.  I was afraid they'd be a little too warm.  However, I'm real happy with my first set of Flat Tops.  They're a lot like the D'Addario EJ16's but they're smooth (aka flat I guess).  They feel real good when you're sliding up the neck, and don't make much finger noise.

Oh no, we're talking about strings again!

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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2007, 08:57:31 PM »
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Oh no, we're talking about strings again!

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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2007, 07:51:11 AM »
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Originally posted by RGG Music

Oh no, we're talking about strings again!


Quick----change the subject


Let's talk about rosewood vs. mahogany---that's one everybody can agree on.[:o)]



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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2007, 10:46:23 PM »
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Originally posted by luvmyshiner

Heh, heh, Dave, I just put on my first set of flat tops on the D10S a couple of weeks ago and I've absolutely fallen in love with them.  Strum can't get too mad at me for talking strings since he's the one that sent them to me![8D]

The sound is very mellow, less harsh and brassy, and they feel great when you're playing them.  The only thing I have noticed is that they seem to be a little harder on my callouses, but that's ok, my fingers will catch up.

Now back to your discussion on Rosewood vs. Mahogany.[:D][:D]

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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2007, 02:08:33 PM »
I am a very pleased Rover owner.  I removed the shim from under the bridge and it made a world of difference in the sound.  A string change made good even better.  Think small; enjoy the Rover.
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