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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    Jethro Burns
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    Re: Eastman needs new strings

    Been enjoying coated strings from Curt Mangan
  3. Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    [QUOTE=Parmejohn;1835337]Do mandolins with Brazilian rosewood backs exist in the world? I would love to hear how one of those sounds.

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    I have one that is padouk with a spruce...
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    Re: Golden Gate Guitar Picks

    I used those until I discovered there

    https://v-picks.com/shop/ols/products/medium-round-pearly-gates
  5. Re: Advice on buying a new mandolin? Been playing for 15+yrs

    Save up and get something that is truly an upgrade.
  6. Re: Double Stops with Radiused vs. Flat Fretboard

    The radius seems to help with reach more than anything. It's 14" scale length with a 1+ " nut.

    Fender guitars with a 25 1/2 " scale length commonly have a 9.5" radius and some have a 7 1/4" which...
  7. Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    I have a 2004 Weber Bitterroot with mahogany back and side, cedar top that works well for what you described.
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    Re: EastWOOD electric mandolin

    I have the first version 8 string they made. It is OK but not spectacular. It got me by in a rock setting for awhile until I got a much better one.
  9. Re: US Made Mandolins "around $1500" (a...hopefully...helpful lis

    +1 for RAG mandolins
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    Re: Small amplifier

    The Fishman loudbox series are great. Also look at Quilter.
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    Re: Losing Your Place

    Memorizing a tune is difficult if you don't have the count down well.

    Count it out, or at least the trouble spots several times.
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    Re: Recording King Tenor

    I have a set of Grover Minis that I robbed one out to repair a 12 string. If they go weird, I will do the swap, but for now they are holding fine. One other thing I did was to apply lemon oil to the...
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    Re: Please define “intermediate”

    I would add that a solid working understanding of music theory is a step up in the right direction.
  14. Re: Using cheaper mandolin for extensive practice.

    I have "worn out" several instruments over the years. Mostly fret wear, but also the dents and dings that come with frequent handling. Not so much fingerboard wear. Some get the frets dressed, and...
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    Re: Recording King Tenor

    I recently got one. Paid 189, free shipping. No case. Put some heavier .40-.13 strings (GDAE) on it, lowered the saddle and adjusted the truss rod. Plays and sounds nice. A different perspective for...
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    I was taught to play the melody straight the first time through and add flourishes on the second pass. You can hear this is almost all bluegrass solos.
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    Re: Where’s the easy-does-it method?

    The first "breakthrough" I had was being able to chord the 4 finger G and move it up the neck. After that, it was playing the scales inside that pattern.

    Focus on the goals, not the obstacles.
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    Re: Information on Michael Kelly Mandolin

    The early ones were made in Korea and have pressed, not carved solid tops. The one you have with the different F holes was a single year run I think around around 2006 or so. They used to be...
  19. Re: Need Help with String Choice for Sweaty Hands

    The coating keeps the sweat and grime from going through the windings on the wound strings and helps some with the plain strings. Here in Florida it is a real issue, with the salt air and outdoor...
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    Re: Want to take up the cello

    I bought one refurbished from a school program for use on an album project. The bowing is the hardest part.
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    Re: Picks- Acrylic

    Been using the V-Pick Medium R for years. Best I have found for me. Never had to re-polish it. The response and sound are great. Cannot use a thin (under 1mm) on anything anymore. Just can't stand...
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    Re: forearm / elbow pain

    Had similar issues in the past. Was tensing up too much as I played. Going from the "muscle memory" of a longer scale instrument to a shorter scale changes the geometry of the shoulder, elbow, and...
  23. Re: Intermediate Mando - Good Mando to Step up to?

    Know what you are looking. Find one you are comfortable playing. Take measurements. Some have radiused necks, some don't. There are thick necks, thin necks, V necks, etc. Scale length can be from the...
  24. Re: Need Help with String Choice for Sweaty Hands

    Thomastiks.
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    Re: stand or sit?

    As far as playing out, sit if you are wallpaper, stand if you are putting on a show.
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