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  1. Re: Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    Ditto on the CA bridge. It improved the volume on my 615.
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    Re: When the expedient

    Appears to be hardwood flooring scrap. I have a few yards if anyone wants some. :grin:
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    Re: Post a pic or video of your Dudenbostel

    :))
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    Re: A few more questions about an Eastman 305

    The sound of a set of strings is tied to personal tastes. Some of us just keep trying different strings til we get the sound we want.
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    I listened to a few versions on YouTube, worked it out by ear as well as I could. Then refined it after reviewing a tab version and practiced repeatedly by segments until I had it down. A number of...
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    Re: Tell me it gets easier.

    Youíll find Joe K Walsh on Peghead Nation, along with Sharon Gilchrist. Joe also teaches mando at Berklee. But as has been stated previously, face to face may result in more effective coaching.
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    Re: From "The Pink Panther"

    Peter Sellers was a comic genius. I played Meglio Stasera for years, in my head. :))
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    Re: Why is my action so high?

    Pops1, I have a similar issue and wondered about removing material from saddle bottom. Excuse my ignorance, would this have any negative impact on volume or tone quality?
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    Re: Mandolin Builder Recommendations

    Mandolin voicings vary. What styles do you play, and what is the sound you seek?
  10. Re: US Made Mandolins "around $1500" (a...hopefully...helpful lis

    Another vote for Ken Ratcliff Silverangel A.
  11. Re: Emotional hearing, and changing out my 7-year old strings...

    Don, would you share your string cleaning process? If it’s more than a dry wipe, I’d appreciate knowing. Thanks
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    Re: Surprising mando songs?

    Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
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    Re: Nut Width Preference?

    I disliked a radiused fret board until it became familiar. A small-neck mando was very uncomfortable until it became familiar.
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    Listen to the tune until it is internalized. Even then, there are struggles. Iíve lost count of how often Iíve played St Anneís Reel but still have difficulty in remembering how it starts if Iíve...
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    Re: Straps for A style

    And you can do this with any style of strap: woven, flat, etc.
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    Re: Only change ONE string at a time!!

    :)) :))
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    Re: Education (trip to Carter's)

    Kind of like the special room at Carter’s. I was there a few years ago, plinking on some mandos in the main room. Despite my obvious modest skill level, one of the sales guys invited me to visit the...
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    Re: Eastman "CLA" meaning

    If you’re interested in Eastman you could speak with a dealer. Many of the businesses that support the cafe sell Eastman. My 2003 615 continues to serve me well. They’re great instruments for the...
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    Re: Mandolin Pricing?

    Perhaps supply and demand?

    Depends on what you seek and seems to vary, builder to builder. Apparently, pandemic demand was high. One prominent domestic builder has temporarily ceased mando builds...
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    Easy jazz chords (guitar)

    194600

    Glad we only need to cover 4 positions.
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    Re: Small amplifier

    Thanks for responses. Now I need to absorb and make a move.
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    Re: Small amplifier

    Hey, I didn’t do well in physics :crying:
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    Small amplifier

    Apology if this has been covered recently. I went through some past posts and didnít find anything relevant.

    Iíve added an internal JJB pickup to my Eastman and acquired an external preamp; now...
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    Interesting that we all have different approaches. Nailing the chord progression helps me internalize the melody. Then it’s repetition, repetition...
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    Re: Road trip music

    Not mandolin specific, but some content:

    Steam Powered Aeroplane - John Hartford
    Tales from the Acoustic Planet, The Bluegrass Sessions, vol 2 - Bela Fleck and all star cast (Hartford, Douglas,...
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