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    Re: Bay Area Instrument Shops

    the 5th string still by the Ashby BART station? I have bought my '22A from them on lay away while they had a Geary St store.
    Was my lunch time haunt while working down the street, a few blocks, in...
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    Re: Grover 409 vs Grover 309

    I'd check with Jan & Dean, they thought the 409 of theirs was fine.
  3. Re: Tell me your experiences with rechargeable tuners

    There are phone apps, & phones are rechargeable ... :popcorn:

    you just play the pitch of the string for the phone mic.
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    Re: A pedal tuner question

    Piezo signal . stick on pickup, just for the tuner, then play into a Mic for the house?

    I have a piezo chip in an alligator clip tuner signal source... that is the common scheme for Banjo...
  5. Re: Anyone tried this mandolin-friendly guitar tuning?

    G open chord Dobro/Bottle neck tuning ?
  6. Thread: 2-Mando Case

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    Re: 2-Mando Case

    Folding luggage dolly may be a good thing to go with it.
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    Re: Clip On Tuners / What Cha Got ?

    Intellitouch , (before that, an A=440 Hz tuning fork)
  8. Re: What's are some good guitar soundhole pickups?

    In, across the sound hole? that's a good place for Magnetic ones .. otherwise a soundboard piezo on the top.
    (in a place that sounds best) should get the job done.

    IMHO :whistling:
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    Re: A pedal tuner question

    run a separate cord out for tuner power?

    :confused:
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    Re: Fan to cool the band

    Adoring ones waving the LP to move the air?


    Aren't those bladeless Dyson ring fans supposed to be quiet?
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    Re: Mandolin Strap button installation

    Older buttons had a stud in the button, No head on the button to be seen..

    I assume, now, the wood screw is used as manufactured & perhaps plated for golden finish..
  12. Re: Tested: Where Does The Tone Come From In An Electric Guitar?

    Bridge sitting on an otherwise acoustic instrument with a Magnetic Pickup .
    Ala an EM 150 Gibson?

    vs a bridge sitting on, say, a solid slab of a pretty figured hardwood?

    :whistling:
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    Re: Golden Gate "Clown Barf" Extra Stiff Pick

    Main advantage, easier to see when you drop it, Over regular Dawg/GG.
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    Re: New Guy Looking For Recommendations

    Piezo pickups sense the vibrations . they're simple, no moving parts , so relatively cheap. thus popular
    A preamp that expects such a Hi Z input is crucial ..
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    Re: Hello from Oregon

    Hello from Astoria :popcorn: {I have no answers}
  16. Thread: Pick Boxes

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    Re: Pick Boxes

    Steel, Band aide boxes , (old) Kodak film reel boxes , etc.
  17. Re: Unusual Pocket/Travel Mandolin. Any Info on builder?

    I got one made in Denver .. Leo Brand seen it advertised long ago in DG's zine after I got it, used in SFO.
    took it on bike trips like my 97 pub crawl Up Irish & Scottish coasts.

    13' scale...
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    Re: Favorite stand?

    @ Home I have one clamped to a heavy steel shelving unit with all my LP's in it.

    marketing sells them a Ukulele clip hangers..
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    Re: What's in public domain these days?

    The Venue has the assets, so the ASCAP/BMI folks go to them for the fees .

    if they're cheap/low budget for that , they demand you play public domain material .. buck shifting...

    Players...
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    Re: FAQ, Mandolin String Grommets

    Might as well get a bunch of them as they disappear when a string breaks..

    FWIW weaving a short strip of leather in among the strings. does the same function.

    + then you wont lose it.. ...
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    Re: Yay or nay to a strap button

    Stew Mac had ones a few years ago , a blind screw stud , so no visible screw through it ...

    That went on the heel of my Guild guitar .. snakewood was a good, near invisible, color match..
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    Re: Tuning Machine Knobs

    I don't assume everyone is mechanical & has the tools, thats all .. YMMV. :whistling:

    I bought a Mix A5 seller did not disclose they force fit a set of Waverly tuners on ,,they had black ebony...
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    .0105" E strings?

    If .010" feels to light & .011" feels too heavy... who offers the in between thickness ,10.5 ?
    ... loop end of course...

    :confused:
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    Re: New case day - Hoffee

    I like fiberglass better ... than wood cases, that lack D-rings for straps, to carry them in other ways than in my hand..
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    Re: Tuning Machine Knobs

    Your skill level being unknown ; Whole tuner swapped to get black knobs, is simpler.. ,

    Stew Mac in Ohio is suggested source.. .. then you re sell yours in the classifieds , here..

    I...
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