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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    Not really, sound is quite measurable.

    An uncontrolled observation is just an anecdote, can't be repeated or validated by another independent observer.

    But it is correct to say that my playing...
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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    Just another anecdote…
  3. Re: My favorite Red Bear pick just broke after a decade :(

    Maybe 10 years on a Red Bear means get another one.

    Or a jazz Manouche pick, https://www.manouchepicks.com.

    Or a Wegen or

    a Radex or

    a Primetone.
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    Re: Ever heard of a "guitar chair?!"

    The seating position for guitar v Mando is quite different. For me, a straight backed chair would be awful.

    Ymmv
  5. Re: Northfield M, a Step Up From My KM-900?

    Perhaps a Zeta would be appropriate for recording.
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Sort of.

    Most people don’t realize that the new pickguard bracket allowed the pickguard to act as an external Virsi-type device, hence the enhanced tone.
  7. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    Given the thefts from cars lately, perhaps having a tempting target for the unknown thief may not be the wisest idea.

    it could happen..........
  8. Re: Espresso Swing - Jordan Ramsey mandolin

    Really nice. Such fun with the clarinet. Great to see you playing. We're watching your student, Kaden Hurst, as much as we can here in pdxland.
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    Re: Gypsy-Jazz Style Mandolin Plans

    Like this197784
  10. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    As a tradesman, I bought high quality tools, used them as often as needed, ie, daily, and tried not to trash them as they were often expensive and couldn’t be replaced in the middle of the work day. ...
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    Re: Ever heard of a "guitar chair?!"

    Well. nobody bought a custom made chair with upholstery for $120.
  12. Re: Clarification on Finger to Fret assignment

    As the responses indicate, the answer is 'it depends'.

    However you finger something, if its clean, smooth and up to speed, its correct.

    'If it sounds good, it is good'-Duke Ellington
  13. Re: Clarification on Finger to Fret assignment

    Or you could play B (d string 9th fret). C# (d string 11th fret) and G ( A string 10th fret). Finger 1-2-1. Depends on what comes before and after.

    Just a thought.
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    Re: Gypsy-Jazz Style Mandolin Plans

    Pencil and paper or CAD skills come to mind. Chose a scale length and draw. Some folks have shrunk archtop guitar plans.

    I think making a plan and elevation in full size is quite a useful...
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    Re: Tuning up a Traditional Brekke Bridge

    I would think reaching out directly to Vern Brekke would a good solution.

    Btw, Bruce Weber put one on my Absaroka and it also raised the action to ‘mostly unplayable’. I put the original Brekke...
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    Re: Here's my sad mandolin story...

    I’d bet there’s more than one more…….
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Mandolin Cafe!

    Keeping Mando players out of bars and off the streets for 26 years, (maybe a little), no mean feat.

    Happy Birthday :)
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    Re: Here's my sad mandolin story...

    Many people would be very happy with that mando:whistling:
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    Re: Here's my sad mandolin story...

    Is the Duff still there?
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    Re: Recommendations For Headphones?

    Mine are AKG 371. Comfort for a long session is important.

    Impedance matching with headphones is a variable worth checking to insure proper output volume levels. Julian Krause has some YouTube...
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    Re: Mandolin - Resonator by Republic

    Sounds like a song..
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    Re: Here's my sad mandolin story...

    Hey, my parole officer thinks I’m doing okay. And I stopped playing the banjo……..
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    Re: Here's my sad mandolin story...

    I was listening to ‘Down to Tampa’ and it spoke to me.

    And sadly, they probably won’t let me carry on 2 mandolins:(
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    Re: Here's my sad mandolin story...

    That’s really unfortunate Josh, but I think you have an instrument or two that might console you:)

    But I’m on the east coast now. I could pick it up and bring it West…………..:mandosmiley:

    Hope...
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    Re: How many Mandolins to own

    The cafe and its members contain a wealth of knowledge and information, often in unforeseen places. I'm always amazed.
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