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  1. Thread: Orchestra

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    Re: Orchestra

    So the mandola comment stirred my curiousity and I went on Reverb and was able to resist - but... what kind of listing is this? This is the only picture and it's clearly 3 different instruments - it...
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    Re: Orchestra

    ^while I don't object, I am currently unable to obtain a mandola.

    I did recently pick up a smallish tenor guitar and I see they have at least one member holding a tenor in their group pic. I'm...
  3. Thread: Orchestra

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    Re: Orchestra

    Thanks everyone! That was a good idea - the point of contact sent me a couple pdfs of things they'll play in their coming concert. Two I could sight read and the 3rd is totally doable with a moderate...
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    Orchestra

    Anyone play in a Mandolin and/or Guitar Orchestra?

    I asked a question about one and was encouraged to give them a try. I'm a little unsure I can keep up but the point of contact was very...
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    Re: Happy Birthday to me - 6 days early

    I'm addicted to it and played it until my fingers turned black. :)
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    Re: Happy Birthday to me - 6 days early

    It came with a nice little set of instructions regarding the adjustable truss rod.

    196114

    By the way - I'm 4th author in a 25 year old paper in the Astrophysical Journal. The truss rod...
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    Re: Happy Birthday to me - 6 days early

    Thank you :)

    Idk why my husband and I feel compelled to feel guilty when we buy things. We're comfortable and we don't buy nonsense just stuff we genuinely love and neither of us is cheap. In...
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    Happy Birthday to me - 6 days early

    It's the busiest week of my year and the surge protector decided *not* to protect my laptop. After I recovered professionally - I needed to recover psychologically, so I ordered a basic low end...
  9. Thread: Sarah Jarosz

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    Re: Sarah Jarosz

    I've only ever gone to be entertained by myself once, but it was great. I went to see Il Postino by myself and it was the best because no one talked or ate my popcorn. So you've talked me into it -...
  10. Thread: Sarah Jarosz

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    Sarah Jarosz

    I have not had to hide any boxes from Amazon, Reverb etc., since the ukulele incident 2 full months ago. Therefore when my birthday comes next month, my husband should take me all the way out to the...
  11. Thread: ukulele fever

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    Re: ukulele fever

    I asked to sort of go through the motions of research so that I could tell myself I didn't do it impulsively - but then the price dropped *slightly* and... well some of you have been in the dog house...
  12. Thread: ukulele fever

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    Re: ukulele fever

    I became infatuated with a couple of banjo players on YouTube and one day I woke up with a banjo. The thing is I'm classically trained and have a lot of "I need the dots" baggage, and it's not tuned...
  13. Re: which is better mass produced mando...Loar or Eastman

    I can't answer the question because I have no experience with a Loar and have only ever had 2 mandolins, but I love my Eastman. I got a good deal from a classified here from the Mandolin Store.
  14. Re: Should I put a Mandolin Cafe Sticker on my Vintage Lifton Cas

    I'm in camp "it's yours - do what you want".

    That said, as a kid tried expressing myself via my case and regretted it. There was a flimsy leather-ish skin on the whole thing that had started to...
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    Stupid string question

    I know new strings stretch and sometimes it takes a day or two to stay in tune, but is it common for strings to... idk how to say it but like stretch into their tone?

    I put these new strings on...
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2Hk34p2OBA

    Definitely one at a time. I also love this video - I watch to warm up every time I start a string change. Another thing I do, that a lot of people...
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    The set I tried is much better the second day. I'm not in love with them, they're too heavy (it's hard to tune them - very tight), but last night I hated them so much I was going to change them...
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    I wasn't being cryptic on purpose, I just have imposter syndrome and try not to overshare. It is indeed a 404.

    I tried heavy strings because there's an intermittent buzz on the G and read that...
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    When I first started, I had the default D'addario strings that come on most beginner instruments, then tried one gauge higher of the same line. After that my 3rd set of strings were the Nickel...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    I'm about to splurge on a set of viola strings (cheaper than my last set, but more than my Helicore standby). I might go for it and finally give these a try for my mandolin. They're less than a...
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    Re: Does anyone else get "steps" from playing?

    Yes! My calibration is off anyway because I switch hands. Right for viola bc I'm a neck squasher (not proud), left for mandolin bc I can't pick w anything on the right.
    I should just take it off,...
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    Re: mass produced instruments & size variations

    I'm so happy I could cry.
    What I thought was a scratch in the picture might have just been a finger print or something - it's perfect - I am a cynic so when I saw the one I wanted for a price I...
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    Re: instrument an offensive weapon (no mando)

    I used to think banjo jokes were the viola jokes of the folk/bluegrass (or otherwise non-classical) world. i.e. exaggerated concepts as a lever for humor. Then I discovered Rhiannon Giddens and now...
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    I don't know anywhere as much about instruments as 99% of MC-forumites, but I have a flute and a viola and if I ever really feel like playing a lot in the evening, I start with the flute, move to the...
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    Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    It depends on what you mean to learn. My type-A friends were put into Suzuki school and I felt I got a late start, but then was a better sight reader and did better in music theory.

    Now I'm an...
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