Anyone play a Turner RS-6 on stage?

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  1. WahmBoomAh

    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    HI ... technically it might not be an acoustic but my hope is it passes for one .
    I have the nylon version (RN-6) Rennaissance by Rick Turner and I love it .
    I `ve never played the steel string version and was curious if anyone could give me their impressions of how it works on stage .
    Does it do fingerpick or strum better?
    String to string balance ?
    Light pick , hard strum ...is it believable ?

    thanks
     
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  3. WahmBoomAh

    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    any revival hopes on this thread ? thanks
     
  4. Loud Librarian

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    I had an older model (knobs on the face of the guitar) that I used for a while when I played in an acoustic flavored rock band. I used it for "lead acoustic" type stuff, taking advantage of the big cutaway and lots of frets. I capoed on 7 most of the time to play inversions with our singer/guitarist. Nice fat tone that wouldn't distort when you hit it hard, the 18 volt system is cool. I played mostly fingerstyle on it through an electric guitar amp with some effects, especially compression. Not a natural acoustic sound this way but worked great with the band. I sold it once that band broke up as I was gassing for other stuff.
     
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    Oh yeah, NO feedback despite the compression. They are great stage guitars!
     
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    I use mine in an acoustic duo and with the band regularly. I love it. The neck feels great, the tone is wonderful. While not exactly providing the "wood and air" of a full bodied acoustic, it sounds very authentic and even in a solo situation I feel it does a great job. It sounds a bit tighter than my 614 in comparison and for the rooms where the Fishman just seems to feedback no matter what I do, the Ren is a godsend. String balance is excellent, although I like a heavier E and B string than Rick puts on them since I think it fattens them up a bit. Lots of headroom with the 18 volt Timberline system. It kind of has this "growl" that I really like. I mainly flatpick so I can't really comment too much on the fingerstyle question, although mine has the 1 3/4" fingerstyle nut width and plays like a dream.

    I've put it on the block a couple of times when gassing for other gear, but have always changed my mind before letting it go....thankfully!
     
  7. WahmBoomAh

    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks guys .... seems to be in the same league as the RN6 ..might have to troll for one ...there`s quite a variance of prices though.... keep me in mind
     

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