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  1. Re: My favorite Red Bear pick just broke after a decade :(

    John Pearse, and Hense are two budget casin picks to have
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    Re: Microphones for home recording

    I saw a Shure torture test where they threw them in the ocean, and they still worked! But maybe it’s the ocean air?��
  3. Is there an easy way to convert TAB to notation?

    I was wondering, beyond “sounding/counting “ it out, is there a digital way to convert tab?
    I was looking for standard notation of Cruisin’ Timber…
    Thanks
    Matt...
  4. Re: Items stolen from David Grisman's gig last night

    I remember that 15 years or so ago, Dawg had a gig in Bid Sky, MT, and had a mandola stolen. It was missing for a long while, then was returned via the mail.
    I hope his mics will have a similar...
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    Re: Two mandolins from the same maker

    I’ve done the opposite twice. Both my custom orders caused me a great deal of anxiety, and apprehension…and then boundless joy!
    The first one was when I was young and impulsive, then it took me a...
  6. Re: Looking for a tuner that saves my sweetened tunings.

    Perhaps the Peterson Stroboclip might be a start…
    I can’t recall if you can store custom sweetened tuning, but it does have lots of options
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    Re: Two mandolins from the same maker

    Is there a significant voice difference in the three F LaPlats?
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    Re: Two mandolins from the same maker

    Hey Dem, are you parking a car in your house? I thought NY apartments were small?:disbelief:
    Pic 1
  9. Re: Best way to approach learning chords, vamping on mandolin?

    Three finger chords can get it done most of the time, so don’t obsess about the uncomfortable ones…
    But keep in mind that you might be using improper body shape or muscle tension if it’s not...
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    Re: Red Maple Violin Shop Mandolins

    How do they sound?
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    Re: Sanding for bass

    http://www.mcclanahanstringedinstruments.com/revoicing---restoration.html
    This guy does it….I suspect it is a pricey procedure…
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    Re: potato chip casein picks

    Hold it reversed while you play, then when you get back to neutral, be sure to rotate as you play.
    I have had casin picks get soft from heat and sweat, and if I keep using them they warp…
    It’s a...
  13. Re: One of those days - string changing woes

    I use the lock back technique, never slips and only really needs one wrap.
  14. Thread: Zenison

    by MontanaMatt
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    Re: Zenison

    How is that price even possible? Who makes any money off of that?
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    Re: Beware the mighty doubleneck

    It got caught in the machine from “The Fly”
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    Re: Just so excited!!!

    I wasn’t sure what spalting was, so I looked it up…slightly rotted is what I learned. I’m surprised that luthiers would use it seeing as it has to affect the structure not just the aesthetic.
  17. Re: Suggestions for types strings and a mandolin

    Sorry to hear that you are struggling.
    Light strings can reduce finger pressure requirements. Has the mandolin been “set up”? If the action (string heights, bridge height, neck angle) is off, it...
  18. Re: New KR Strings Octave Mandolin -The Octolindo

    Holly cow, yes!
    Are the models below the custom deluxe not carved tops?
    What is linearly graduated?
  19. Re: Weber Gallatin Brekke Bridge adjustment?

    I had one a long time ago on a dud of a GoldTone…it improved it a bit, but it was a weak mando that could only get a little better.
    I have the new traditional Weber bridge on both my mandos, and...
  20. Re: Weber Gallatin Brekke Bridge adjustment?

    Consider contacting Vern Brekke, a member here, or Bruce Weber, Montana Lutherie. They made that bridge, not the current Weber company.
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    Re: When the expedient

    Maybe the photo was to show the profile of the kerf cuts on the board and they needed something to keep the piece in place due to high winds…
    I used my wall to hold it in place for this photo196573...
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    Re: Bevel on a mandolin

    This is the solution
    Weber tailpiece
    196552
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    Adam Steffey sighting

    Just saw this recent post on YouTube
    https://youtu.be/49F-S2MsUQ8
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    Re: Warm up song

    Big Sciota
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    Re: Mic for onboard use

    Bob, have your used the new firmware update(2.06)? It is even better than before, I highly recommend the update. It gives you complete control of the feedback filtering layer, improves the mic...
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