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  1. Thread: stand or sit?

    by mandroid
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    Re: stand or sit?

    Sitting around a table with a pint on it, swapping tunes , is where I get out of the house.

    though not in this last year .. Pandemic is still an issue..

    As is rights and royalties...
  2. Thread: Fern?

    by mandroid
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    Re: Fern?

    & Fern 'fiddle heads' are the Original scroll of Nature.. forest asparagus any one?

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-cook-fiddlehead-ferns/#axzz6rZvfMPNR
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    Re: One versus two-piece backs

    You don't 'book match' just 1 piece, you need 2.. :whistling:
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    Re: The wear of celluloid

    You can still get like 72 Fender picks for like $35.. but as old hat , not the latest thing. they get no press ..

    Its a crowded market place out there.. :whistling:
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    Re: Price Case with an odor.

    Do you have a cat? is it Male?
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    Re: Custom Gauge Strings

    Buy your strings as single gage in packs of a dozen each.. so a custom pick option .. you get 6 sets that way..
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    Re: Battery generator to run an amp

    {Generally} .. XLR is a 3 conductor microphone plug, for a twisted pair of signal wires .
    with the 3rd conductor is the braided shield wires .. that help fight RFI by being grounded (on both...
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    Re: Blue Chip pick for oval hole mandolin

    I'm fine with a pick like a Fender 346 heavy on my 1922 A4.. its an oval hole, too, of course..

    They're about 1mm thick .. So maybe a blue chip of similar shape and thickness will...
  9. Poll: Re: Vintage Flatiron Performer A (1993, Bozeman) vs Eastman MD305

    N+1 is always a solution..
  10. Thread: Mandolindo

    by mandroid
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    Re: Mandolindo

    Your right hand palm?

    I had to look it up to see what you were talking about .. .. Nice
    ...
  11. Re: Where can I get a hard case for a lefthanded f style mandolin

    Perhaps a stiffened wall gig bag ? https://www.elderly.com/collections/category_mandolin-family-cases-gigbags/products/access-stage-three-hb-mandolin-gigbag

    But as you say " I'm about to buy a...
  12. Re: High carbon plain strings for E and D pairs?

    If they were offering up a standard AISI-SAE number ..
    a person could look it up and know the % of the various Minerals Fe C Mn P S etc.. are in the steels..

    Not as good a mechanic as my...
  13. Re: Eastwood 8-string vs. 4-string Nut Widths

    My guess: you will bend strings sideways when there are just 4, but not if there is 8 .. ?

    You could eMail the Eastwood company importer's HQ & Ask them?




    :popcorn:
  14. Re: High carbon plain strings for E and D pairs?

    Carbon steel (without carbon it wouldn't be steel) Core wires are standard for music wire.. Fe + C.
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    Re: A style Kimble, Heiden or ...

    Apitius is on your, (Denman Island, BC) north side of the border, chat him up.. http://apitiusmandolins.com/


    :popcorn:
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    And a solid body magnetic pickup electric ought to be nice & quiet to practice at night.. .

    :popcorn::mandosmiley:
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    Re: Absolute Silence

    Violin mutes work by adding Mass to the bridge .. it seems .. :popcorn:
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    Re: Absolute Silence

    On the old plank, the Harmomy, try Aquila 1M mandolin strings , they are synthetic made for Baroque ensembles..
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    Re: Narrowing my string search....

    2 kinds of 'smooth' strings flat ribbon wound, and round wound, ground flat, Aka 'half round' ...

    silk and steel are still round wound, but using a silver coated copper winding

    same...
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    Re: Blue Chip pick for oval hole mandolin

    '22 A4 .. have a CT 55 , but I have a TAD1R 50 too, 2nd hand buys..

    and have been known to use Fender 346 'heavy' + a Dawg/GG...



    :popcorn:
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    Re: Octave mandolin less-expensive choices

    2 kinds of 'octaves'..

    Long Scale octaves are Irish Zouks .. (they fit in a Banjo case) light , long strings ..

    the other type will have have heavier strings and a Shorter scale ..
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide, Again?

    Worm Gear Cut is either: \\\\ vs ////.. ... //// works as worm over .. where \\\\ works as worm under ..

    To Increase Pitch, your knobs still turn CCW .. ;) (as if a violin peg, but with a...
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    Poll: Re: Poll - Torrefied vs Natural

    Available affordability , for me ..:whistling:
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    Brubeck's '3 to Get Ready' , also on the Take 5 recording , is fun.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU7uaiMaLds
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    Re: Another bridge question.

    Mass may also be a way to enhance lower frequencies & reduce tinny brightness..
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