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    Re: Three string chords - good and bad?

    Try to learn ALL the possibilities of how to play a chord. Then you have a choice of what and how to play. I know lots of options, but get stuck on odd dim, aug, and add(something)...
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    Re: Dull and Lifeless

    I thought it was a dating profile!:)):redface:
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    Re: New case from Northfield

    I inquired as to a stiffer top and a Northfield reply stated that the only difference was the texture changed to gloss and that the lid is the same stiffness as 1st gen.
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    Re: Douglas fir

    The streak looks great, should make for a great looking top. I hope the tone matches!
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    Re: New case from Northfield

    I have a 1st gen, and the lid is a little flimsy for being a road case...but it is very nice and has ample storage.
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    Re: Douglas fir

    I bought some doug fir and maple and I’m making this...193752
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    Re: Rubner tuners on Eastman MD305?

    It also has PTFE, the “forever chemical that is a carcinogen! I wish members would cease recommendations of Tri-Flow.
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    Re: My New Baby

    Sorry you’re not jazzed on your new acquisition. Before you declare it a lemon, try a different bridge and full setup. Perhaps the nut is also out of sorts? Start with all the bits not attached...
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    Re: Non instrumental glue questions

    Loose knots with minimal gaps, just ones that wiggle a little. A few are looser and or have a splitting core. I suppose the tight knots could use sealing to future proof them.
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    Non instrumental glue questions

    I have a glue question for the woodworking experts.
    I want to glue some loose knots in Douglas Fir boards. Interior walls, tongue and groove, that have been treated with hemp oil. I have been...
  11. Re: Looking for mando tabs for the violin in Donkey Reel

    It is flop eared mule...all I’ve found is standard notation...
    Tab is here https://www.mandolincafe.com/tab/flop.txt
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    Re: forearm / elbow pain

    It’s not just tension that can cause injuries, but wrist, thumb and finger angle can create adverse pressures in tendons.
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    Re: Collings Vs. Northfield Vs. Kelley

    In my personal opinion, under your criteria of equal pricing, I’d get the one from the solo builder. Then you have a unique piece of acoustic art:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Price Case with an odor.

    Did you use “real” charcoal? Isn’t the manufactured stuff full of petrochemical?
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    Re: forearm / elbow pain

    If you’re self taught, consider having a pro (Teacher) examine your technique. You might be using your body in the wrong position, resulting in excess strain...
    Also take your mando with you to the...
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    Re: stand or sit?

    Performance is always standing. When I sit and play I find the position less comfortable, and/or find myself having poor posture unless I’m in the”perfect “ chair(seldom find the ideal chair).
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    Re: Price Case with an odor.

    You might try odor absorption product. I have some lava rock product called Gonzo Odor Eliminator, it has worked for musty smells, is available through several avenues, and is pretty cheap...
    I...
  18. Re: Songs/tunes that drive our partners (and families) crazy!

    My wife hates Banks of The Ohio...I see her point, petty jealousies and murder.
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    Re: One versus two-piece backs

    One piece is my cup of tea:grin::mandosmiley::cool:193387193388193389
  20. Re: Article: KFC and Elixir Enhanced Strings with CBD/THC Coating

    That’s where my pile of used strings went!
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    Re: Parsons Flying V 5-string

    The snake skin is a special detail :mandosmiley:
  22. Re: Looking for some insight into microtonal mandolin

    It might benefit from some of the”it makes it sound better “ combustible materials :cool:

    BTw, it has a big dose of Garfield’s Blackberry Blossom, one of my favorite tunes to play :grin:

    I...
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    Re: Players in Billings MT

    I’ll bump your post Gary...
    I’m pretty sure some pickers are around you.
    Mike Bloom lives near you if my memory serves me.
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    Re: Cases and covers

    No baggie will float my Price case, you fall overboard with that and you’ll sink like the anchor. It also adds traction in the winter if placed at rear of vehicle.
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    Re: Blue chip thickness

    Check out the Apollo PEEK picks, I like mine more than my BC.
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