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    Re: Reverb to start collecting tax IDs

    HonketyHank, check with a CPA. That’s a good way to find out how you might be impacted. Maybe just show on 1040 as misc income.

    BTW, HonketyHank, that’s a great handle, makes me chuckle.
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    Re: Clarification on Finger to Fret assignment

    When I was getting started, I found FFcP to be extremely helpful.
  3. Re: Mandolin Mastery webinar training coming up

    I took a 5 day class with Tim at Swannanoa a few years ago; he’s very enthusiastic and fully engaged. I’m looking forward to this.
  4. Re: Spotted in Phoenix- a Parrot and early Orville

    On each of my MIM visits I’ve been dazzled by the world class exhibits. Work it into your itinerary if you visit Phoenix.
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    Has anyone mentioned the importance of using a metronome? It will be very helpful with complex rhythms, syncopation.
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    Re: Nut File Size vs String Size

    And this is why I look to a competent luthier for such repairs. At this point in my life, I have no inclination to collect the tools and learn through mistakes.
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    Re: Hammer-on practice tips?

    Just like all aspects of technique, it takes time and practice to develop decent hammer on and pull off. Make it a part of your practice sessions and you should see improvement over time. It...
  8. Re: Decided to expand from just guitar to mandolin

    Eastman & Kentucky are 2 popular starters. You’ll find used instruments occasionally in classifieds.

    Issues: I would add fret wear as an important element in a used mando. When I purchased my E...
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    Re: Thile can't chop chords

    Hmmm. Could you substitute washboard with mando and strum with thimbles? :))
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    Not often

    Ödo you see a Gilchrist and a Dudenbostel ad adjacent in the classifieds.

    Makes me break into a cold sweat.:disbelief:
  11. Re: Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    Ditto on the CA bridge. It improved the volume on my 615.
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    Re: When the expedient

    Appears to be hardwood flooring scrap. I have a few yards if anyone wants some. :grin:
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    Re: Post a pic or video of your Dudenbostel

    :))
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    Re: A few more questions about an Eastman 305

    The sound of a set of strings is tied to personal tastes. Some of us just keep trying different strings til we get the sound we want.
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    I listened to a few versions on YouTube, worked it out by ear as well as I could. Then refined it after reviewing a tab version and practiced repeatedly by segments until I had it down. A number of...
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    Re: Tell me it gets easier.

    Youíll find Joe K Walsh on Peghead Nation, along with Sharon Gilchrist. Joe also teaches mando at Berklee. But as has been stated previously, face to face may result in more effective coaching.
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    Re: From "The Pink Panther"

    Peter Sellers was a comic genius. I played Meglio Stasera for years, in my head. :))
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    Re: Why is my action so high?

    Pops1, I have a similar issue and wondered about removing material from saddle bottom. Excuse my ignorance, would this have any negative impact on volume or tone quality?
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    Re: Mandolin Builder Recommendations

    Mandolin voicings vary. What styles do you play, and what is the sound you seek?
  20. Re: US Made Mandolins "around $1500" (a...hopefully...helpful lis

    Another vote for Ken Ratcliff Silverangel A.
  21. Re: Emotional hearing, and changing out my 7-year old strings...

    Don, would you share your string cleaning process? If it’s more than a dry wipe, I’d appreciate knowing. Thanks
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    Re: Surprising mando songs?

    Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
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    Re: Nut Width Preference?

    I disliked a radiused fret board until it became familiar. A small-neck mando was very uncomfortable until it became familiar.
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    Listen to the tune until it is internalized. Even then, there are struggles. Iíve lost count of how often Iíve played St Anneís Reel but still have difficulty in remembering how it starts if Iíve...
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    Re: Straps for A style

    And you can do this with any style of strap: woven, flat, etc.
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