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  1. Re: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals...

    That is a legitimate concern and an OHSA requirement in shops. I have had exposure to everything from asbestos to Trichlor to cyanide in shops I worked in. Mistaking an unlabeled bottle of acetone...
  2. Re: Confusing stuff in Mel Bay "Fun with Strums" book

    I am not sure if this is what is intended, but rather than playing the bottom note in these examples, it sounds a little better if you played the actual written note. Every time there is one of the...
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    Re: key of G: #G (0023) etc what does it mean?

    These are useful simplified chords to start out. The sooner you can transition to full four finger or three finger forms the better off you will be. None of these forms are really movable so they...
  4. Thread: Guitar Center

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    Re: Guitar Center

    You are about 110 years late on that concept. It might have been successful around 1910 Timing is everything.
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    Re: Very strange intonation

    I don't know about you guys but the first thing I would look at with it being a full fret off is the frets themselves. Like a high or low or loose fret in the area of that string. Specifically if...
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    Re: Is my new mando trash?

    See if you can slip a piece of paper under any part of the bridge feet. If you can then fitting the bridge may help it a lot.
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    Re: Why a carved top and bottom?

    A carved top mandolin is like an archtop guitar. One is not necessarily better but they are different in the sound they produce. Archtop instruments, including mandolins, have more of a focused...
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    Re: Bill Monroe’s “Strawberry Point”

    Just to add a little more clarity and draw some connections. The name drew me to the thread because Strawberry Point is a town in Iowa about 60 miles north of where I live. There is a bluegrass...
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    Re: Bill Monroe’s “Strawberry Point”

    A Google search brought up some information.

    This is from the site of Colby Maddox who was a fiddler from Special Consensus about the history of the tune.



    This is from Tom Ewing's book:

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    Re: Seeking a virtual program where we can jam

    There are no cheap and easy answers.

    JamKazam is probably the most user friendly. There is a program whose name I do not recall from Stanford that is supposed to be better as far as getting...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    A lot of people when they begin either try to learn the entire song all in one chunk or to learn one note or a few random notes at a time. Neither way works well. learning one note at a time or...
  12. Thread: Billy Joe Shaver

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    Re: Billy Joe Shaver

    For anyone reading this who who may not know, Billy Joe Shaver died of a stroke yesterday, October 28.
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  13. Thread: Key of Bb

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    Re: Key of Bb

    Thanks. That makes more sense.

    We all do it. As I get older I find my wife and I getting into strange discussions where we both do things like that in a conversation and finding our discussion...
  14. Thread: Key of Bb

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    Re: Key of Bb

    I am not sure I understand what you are saying here. According to my counts the V of the IV is right back to the I chord. The V of Eb is Bb not C unless I am missing something here.
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    Re: Plating on a Lyon & Healy Model A tailpiece

    It is possible to do damaging stripping and replating. A really good plater can do it but there is risk of eroding areas, particularly delicate engraving. As good as yours looks it would not be...
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    Re: mandolin teachers

    If you are looking for a bluegrass instructor I can highly recommend Keith Yoder of Maryville, Tennessee. He is a multi instrumentalist and focuses on how to play well with others and on developing...
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    Re: Thile is the Messiah! The pick of Christ!!!

    Now you listen here!!! He is not the Messiah. He is a very naughty boy!!
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    Difficult week for musicians

    Johnny Nash, reggae singer who did I can See Clearly Now died yesterday,
    Along with Eddie Van Halen. Helen Reddy and Mac Davis died earlier in the week.

    It is a tough week.
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    If you look at the initial posting about organ shipment it seems that organ shipment costs about the same as overnight FedEx even though the expectations and standard of care are far, far higher.
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Imagine the response if the heart or liver were rammed with a forklift and dropped off the end of a loading dock and the container arrived broken and smashed. It would not be acceptable. Why is it...
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    Re: Native American With Mando-Banjo

    I always liked your profile picture at the American Gothic house. In this case the mandolin was a good substitute for a pitchfork.
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Therein lies the problem. We tolerate extraordinarily shoddy behavior and total carelessness from the shippers. Then they charge extremely high rates for their so called "service". The standard of...
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    Re: Mandos in the Movies

    That was the version of the band that included Peter Rowan and Willy Nelson.
  24. Thread: Why Mandolin?

    by CarlM
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    My wife was trying to learn banjo. I already played guitar and a little bit of banjo. She was struggling. Her banjo instructor suggested she try mandolin. She tried it and liked it but needed...
  25. Thread: Exposed Bushings

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    Re: Exposed Bushings

    Superglue.
    Its technical name is CyanoAcrylate ester hence abbreviated CA
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