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    Re: tenor or new standard tuning

    And now we're to the point where he's contradicting himself. *laugh*
  2. Re: Could a 12-string be repurposed as an octave mandolin?

    Here's a topic from another member, with links to my own topics on my successful experiments.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/144806-12-string-half-mandocello

    Short answer: Yes, it's...
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    Re: 5-string mandolin for beginner?

    Hey, SandyBeach!

    I just had sa few comments, observations and such to offer.

    I appreciate that you're not a beginner, that this won't be your first instrument, that you can use a pick, and that...
  4. Re: Resources for learning gypsy jazz / dawg style music

    Dix Bruce has a few books on Gypsy mandolin.
  5. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    I found the following video interesting.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmaQM1el1n0

    Instead of a jig, and moving the instrument between recordings, the instrument is placed on a stand, the...
  6. Re: Vintage tuning for (formerly compromise) vintage instrument?

    I originally based my mandola string tension on the GHS A240 Phosphor Bronze Ultra Light Mandolin set. That set worked well on quite a few of my mandolins, and I decided to go lighter across the...
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    Re: Tone traveler?

    I found the following video to be eye-opening.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmaQM1el1n0

    Summarizing, a guitar on a stand has the Tone Traveler attached, with a microphone and stand set up a...
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    Re: What's the best way to dust my fretboard?

    I have a couple of long-bristled soft paint brushes that I use to dust a variety of instruments, including a hammered dulcimer. I hold the brushes bristle side down in the kitchen trash can, and run...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar/Banjo Players

    Necrobump of three posts in a row, but only *two* pushing that brand of strings! Might be losing that touch....
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    Re: Why use capo?

    It's good to know that this topic is still stirring up such passion, 5 years on. Responses to posts from years ago need urgent responses. *chuckle*

    Since none of us are buying each other our...
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    Re: Easy playing strings

    Just to note, I never have to raise my action to use ultra-light strings. Some of my ultra-light-strung instruments (mandolins and mandolas alike) have adjustable bridges, and some have just...
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    Re: Blueridge 60, Harley Benton, Martin tenors?

    Have you played a 23" scale fifths-tuned instrument?

    In my opinion, if I really wanted to pursue it and knew it, I'd be going for the best set-up, which would lead me to the best-made platform for...
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    Re: Where to donate a couple old mandos?

    Hey, Don!

    You should probably mention where you are. I fix instruments that I buy on the cheap, and donate them to various programs. I'm sure I'm not the only Café member who does this, so letting...
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    Re: How to “woodshed”

    I believe it actually originated as a jazz term.

    From Louis Armstrong's 1936 book Swing That Music: "We used to practice together, 'wood-shed' as we say (from the old-time way of going out into...
  15. Re: Gibson Must Now Face Antitrust Litigation in Heritage Case

    There's another requirement to retain trademark: one must rigorously defend against infringement. There are many prolonged decades wherein Gibson did not do so. That lack of vigorous defense is what...
  16. Re: General question about the classified sections

    Yes, items are still being bought and sold through the classifieds. In my case, I have a certain amount of mad money, and when I see something which is pertinent to my interests, I buy it. I tend to...
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    Re: Have tips for a songwriting course?

    I have and highly recommend every book on this list up to Writing Better Lyricss by Pat Pattison. I don't have first-hand experience with the others.
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    Re: How to “woodshed”

    Well...

    When I want to learn anything, first I figure out what I actually want to learn. Otherwise, how do you know *what* you'll be working on?

    So, what is your wish list on the other side of...
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    Re: Where to start when starting over...

    Sometimes one runs across a detail which only reveals its effect/influence/importance much further down the line, instead of by the next step. Me? I'd be taking notes before, during and even long...
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    Re: Full Contact Bridge on Eastman 815V

    I've done a few experiments on different instruments, comparing full-contact bridges versus 2- and 3-foot bridges on the same instrument.

    I found that separating the bottom into two feet made the...
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    Re: Crossrock Mandolin Cases

    Given all the long-time contributors who have already posted their actual experiences, it seems your theorizing is counter to reality.

    Incidentally, my new mint blue A/F mandolin case has arrived....
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    Re: tenor or new standard tuning

    Absolutely not true, friend.

    The string path has to be free of burrs, kinks and flaws. Any potential flaw can act as a knife edge, leading to the string snapping at that location.

    The string...
  23. Re: This just showed up in my inbox re: Gibson guitars

    Creating a public easement by prescription or implication, such as a walkway, is a real thing. As non-lawyers, it can be easy to assume, "Clearly, 'most of these "adverse possession" legends"'...
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    Re: Got A Problem: Too Many Cucarachas!

    I believe this is not just a claim, but established fact. Carthy's version, with the distinctive accompaniment, was released a year before Simon and Garfunkel's. The song itself is from the 1800s,...
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    Re: Travelling With Mandolin

    Regardless of plane, train or bus, I carry my mando or mandola in the smallest good travel gig bag possible. I have an F-mandolin bag which fits my Flatiron beater mandola or my F oval-hole hybrid...
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