It would surprise me. After all, if you fix a capo to the neck - after the saddle on the headstock it can effect tuning - some people play with strings behind the saddle for effect. So stuff up there can effect tone!
Gotoh tuners are pretty good and cheaper than Robson ;-)
Ralph has song book which has a number of waltz's in it, played both in standard and dropped D.
None of thee are particularly complicated and they will give you the basics which you can then use for most finger style waltz. The trick here is to feel comfortable with the patterns and then get up to speed through noodling.
I did at one stage have a Headway undersaddle pickup, which produced an uncannily detailed sound, which I found a bit too unforgiving for my playing abilities, a great pickup though for a better player I'm sure.
The pickup that really surprised me was a McIntyre Acoustic Feather pickup which I had fitted to a Martin OM-28 I once owned. The Martin previously had an onboard Fishman Aura system which was very muddy and nasal sounding and although the McIntyre Acoustic Feather was significantly cheaper was a terrific improvement, probably the most natural acoustic sound I have ever achieved through an amp, I really liked it and would certainly consider one again.
I'm not sure about the better player thing but you have described the Headway very well. Apparently they use the heavy coaxial cable that Highlander and BBand use. It is a very detailed and full sound, one which always gets compliments !!!
As for the Feather Martin Simpson told me a few years ago that he is now blending one of these with hi Highlander UST, in fact I think PRS have now adopted this system and brand it themselves.SaveSave
Even the base models are good. I used to have a folk guitar which I used for holidays and festivals. I had in setup properly and installed a pickup. My only problem was the neck was a bit narrow for me. I gave it to a nephew and have always wished I’d kept it.
walkingdecay: Peter Capaldi's last outing in Doctor Who would've been much better if he'd just shut up and got on with dying.
Dec 27, 2017 15:02:47 GMT
robbiej: It was a bit drawn out. Only watched the last 20 minutes, had no idea hat the hell was going on, was just interested in what the new bird, sorry, Doctor was like.
Dec 27, 2017 23:57:58 GMT
walkingdecay: It had lots of talk, more up-itself War Doctor gabble, all-new time and death mechanics (almost as silly as the moon as egg and rockstar stuff) and lots of gurning. The new regime is long overdue.
Dec 28, 2017 2:10:02 GMT
007: I love the Beeb but they do flog a dead horse to death QED Dr Who and Dads Army a story about the home guard during a war which lasted 7 years and has been shown continuously for 50 years
Dec 28, 2017 8:52:29 GMT
Akquarius: is it actually possible to READ Dr. Who? I'm not much of a TV fan, but I'd like to get to know more about the Doctors.
Dec 28, 2017 15:07:24 GMT
walkingdecay: It is, Bernd. There are penty of novelisations and other spin offs. I can't attest to the quality though, as I've never read any.
Dec 30, 2017 7:52:24 GMT
walkingdecay: Agree about Dad's Army. When I run into it while channel-hopping now I recognise the episode pretty much instantly and think, "I used to like this."
Dec 30, 2017 7:57:18 GMT
walkingdecay: I am also sick of the endless Morecambe and Wise clip shows with Angela Rippon's unremarkable legs and creepy eyebrows. The series box set contains comedic riches from Eric and Ernie that never get an airing.
Dec 30, 2017 8:03:01 GMT