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    Re: Blue Chip pick for oval hole mandolin

    My oval Gibson sounds good with most any pick really. If BC a 35, but sound wise it is better with lighter picks. I usually use a 72mm D'Andrea pro-grip. Being a regular shaped pick I can use the...
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    Re: Finally got it playable

    Measurement only gets you close. Play the note open and then fretted at the 12th fret. If the fretted note is sharp move the bridge back, flat, move it toward the headstock. Do this for the E and G...
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    Well there is an ear missing on the top of each tuner plate, but what I think you are looking for is the fact the worms are both the same direction on both plates, but they will need to turn...
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    Re: Finally got it playable

    Move the bridge so it is more than reasonably in tune at the 12th fret, but in tune at the 12th fret and see if it still plays sharp.
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    Re: What do you keep your picks and stuff in?

    I hate it when I lose something. I keep a pick in my pocket and when I went to play a mandolin in a store, pre covid, it was gone. Days later I found it, at least I didn't lose it forever. Ha
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    Re: Terminology Question

    I play banjo, therefore I can tell banjo jokes. I think banjo players know more banjo jokes that most other folks.
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    Re: Price Case with an odor.

    I used manufactured charcoal, whatever was around. This was at least 35 years or more ago tho so. Charcoal and newspaper will both absorb odors and worked very well.
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    Re: Price Case with an odor.

    OK here is the serious method. Wrap some charcoal, a lot of charcoal, in a lot of newspaper and put it in the case and close it for a week. Take it all out and do it again if it needs it. I did this...
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    Re: Price Case with an odor.

    Put it in the sun outside open each day for a few weeks so it can air out. Hopefully that will help. I would not put your guitar in the case until it airs out. I would not place vinegar inside with...
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    Re: Custom Gauge Strings

    GHS is very accommodating to custom orders. Any GHS dealer would be able to order you custom sits of your preferred string material. I use custom gauges strings on most of my guitars.
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    Re: stand or sit?

    Another one who has done this for decades. Some styles of music we all sit, performing live depends on the group and venue. With a strap, as has been said, makes no difference. When I played more...
  12. Re: Need Help with String Choice for Sweaty Hands

    Also the Pure Nickel from GHS will not corrode like phosphor bronze.
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    Re: The wear of celluloid

    These days it's more about sound and the way the pick glides thru the strings. The new materials do that better than celluloid for me. Played BC for a few years and loved the glide, but couldn't get...
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    Re: Battery generator to run an amp

    Yes, but a speaker wire which the OP said they used has no shield and will cause noise on it's own.
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    Re: Battery generator to run an amp

    You said you use an XLR instead of a speaker 1/4". A speaker cord is not shielded, you may try a guitar cord or any shielded 1/4" cord and see if that works too. Also is the + wire coming from the...
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    Re: For the adventurous builder

    Well it sure would be easier to do repair work, being able to see inside from the outside.
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    Re: Jay Ungar, Mandolin Picker

    Bobby is quite well known in civil war re enactment circles for his recordings of civil war era music. Haven't heard his name in a while now. I don't have Amazon prime, but will look out for the...
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    Re: Three string chords - good and bad?

    I use a lot of double stops and if I chord, I like 3 finger chords much better. Since I am playing with a guitar I don't need to worry about the root and I can pull a double stop melody for some...
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    Re: Narrowing my string search....

    Silk and Bronze has way more tension than silk and steel. It is like phosphor bronze in tension. I would think about 10-36 gauge if you want lower tension and don't like the sound of silk and steel,...
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    Re: Finish question on 40's Strad-O-Lin?

    Good question. All my leather, which is not a lot these days, I have had for decades so I know it works. If you have a scrap piece of wood sprayed with lacquer and lay the strap on it you will know....
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    Re: Finish question on 40's Strad-O-Lin?

    Some leather uses salt to tan the leather. It will damage finish. Leather that does not use salt us usually safe. I have leather straps that stay on my instruments, and have for decades, without...
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    Re: Narrowing my string search....

    No they are not smooth like electric strings, they are like phosphor bronze, except a different alloy.

    I used to use silk and bronze for a long time too, but now use the pure nickel.
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    Re: Narrowing my string search....

    I use the GHS pure nickel 11-41 on one mandolin and 11-39 on another and I can't tell the difference. I have my action set very low. Heavier strings can have lower action and actually play quite...
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    Or a tuner that doesn't bind and turns easier?
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    Re: Blue chip thickness

    I have had a BC in 35, 40, 50 and 60. I used them for a couple of years. I love how they glide off the strings, but I have found other picks that I like the sound of better and haven't used them now...
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