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    Re: DO I need a better mandolin?

    Yep, try to get that stage around $2k-$3k where you can find potential lifetime instruments used from small makers or flatiron, weber, Northfield, Collings etc. These will tend to be A body and used,...
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    Re: First mandolin for a Metalhead

    Do a bit of listening on Youtube to the sounds of electric and acoustic mandolins. Listen to the sound of f hole vs open hole mandolins from the same maker and roughly the same price range. ...
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    Re: help with feedback

    For playing with a really loud electric band, I use a relatively cheap Fender Robert Schmidt mandolin, which has a piezo pickup in the bridge. It needs a lot of eq help to sound reasonable, but...
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    Re: True market value of a Collings mt gt

    Well, dealers seem to sell used instruments at roughly 2/3 the current new price of the same instrument for most instruments, so 2/3 of $3725 is $2483.

    But that 2/3 is just a ballpark, Collings...
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    Re: Harsh amplified tone

    Either a pre-amp or a graphic eq pedal will help a lot.

    You do need to practice with them though to learn how to use them quickly. Do you know anybody who owns a PA who would let you practice...
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    Re: Should I make it a mando or an octave?

    At that length, go for the octave mandolin tuning, it should work fine. The Trinity College octave mandolin I have has a 20 inch scale and works fine, I preferred with relatively heavy strings on...
  7. Thread: Mando Tone

    by Dave Sheets
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    Re: Mando Tone

    After seeing Bill McCall's comment above about just how much the player matters in a demo recording of a mandolin, I went to youtube and listened to a number of demos of different mandolins from a...
  8. Re: Do you take your best or most valuable mandolin to gigs?

    No, the best instruments just don't go to dive bars, and I used to play dive bars, alternative music clubs. Loud, a bit rough, but a lot of fun. I have inexpensive but serviceable instruments...
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    Re: Should I trade up?

    You can learn a lot on it and have fun with it. With at least the solid top, this could serve your needs for quite a while. If you wait a bit to upgrade, you'll have a better understanding of...
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    Re: trouble strumming

    Make sure your mandolin is well set up, small changes in the nut matter greatly on a mandolin.

    As time goes by, I'm finding I use bar chords less and less. Two and three-note chords seem to...
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    Re: Tips for chording with a hard(ish) pick?

    I used to have this problem, I don't seem to any more. But, when this was happening to me, I found the Blue Chip picks to be easier to keep in place than anything else I tried. They are...
  12. Re: Does this guitar speed picking technique work for mando?

    I'd have to agree that that down-down-up is not a particularly efficient pattern. If you can get the sound you want on a tune using more efficient picking, then I"m all for that! My comment was...
  13. Re: Does this guitar speed picking technique work for mando?

    Some of the picking patterns used are not about speed, but about sound. The down down up pattern sounds different than the down up down pattern. So that's part of what is going on.
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    Re: Pickup options?

    I have one mando with an endpin jack (drilled out) and one with a carpenter jack mount. I much prefer the endpin jack, far less of a bother. If you really don't want to drill, the tapastring looks...
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    Re: Intonation Mystery

    Strings too high off the fingerboard at the nut cause this effect, as mentioned earlier. That might not be your problem, but I've seen it on many, many instruments.

    Good luck with it, if it's...
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    Re: Advice for first classified ad

    Nice suggestion there gtani7 about a skype/zoom conversation. Thanks!
  17. Re: New Eastman won't stay in tune - bad pegs?

    Nothing wrong with upgrading tuners, but if money is an issue:

    Do try careful lubrication of the tuners with tri-flow, it's made for bicycles but can sometimes help greatly with tuners. The site...
  18. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    I think a keeper or lifetime instrument has to been structurally solid, tonally interesting, play in tune and be something you can do a good set-up job on, and you have to really like the sound, ...
  19. Thread: New mixer

    by Dave Sheets
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    Re: New mixer

    I put an oversized antenna from Amazon on the soundcraft UI 12 and that improved the performance greatly.

    I don't know about the behringer, but a Kindle tablet worked fine with the UI 12. I've...
  20. Thread: New mixer

    by Dave Sheets
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    Re: New mixer

    I have a soundcraft UI12, not a lot of channels, but I've been happy with it. Being able to walk around and listen with a tablet in hand (I use a kindle), or stand next to a musician while...
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    Re: Using a dummy coil with Piezo

    Looks to me like the dummy coil is wired in series with the piezo, so the net impedance would be greater than that of the piezo alone.

    You could build yourself a test rig easily enough, just add...
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    Re: Question about Collings mandolins

    Smart move going to Nashville, if you can, and are spending that much. Should be a fun trip as well!
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    Re: Question about Collings mandolins

    While it is always best to plain an instrument before buying, Collings Mandolins are very consistent. The Collings MT (A style body) is another alternative to consider if you are buying online,...
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    Re: Fancy picks for finger injury?

    I find the blue chip picks the easiest to hang onto.

    The jazz guitarist Mike Stern had a severe hand injury and apparently uses wig glue to hang onto the pick, no personal experience on my part,...
  25. Re: how do you prevent and get rid of hand cramps

    If you haven't already tried this, figure out just how much pressure you need apply to the strings with your left hand fingers to get the notes to sound cleanly. Then practice playing a bit...
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