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  1. Re: Richard Provost Art & technique of practice queries

    This is a good book, also, Halberstadt, funny story of going to Univ of Washington for a jazz trombone degree and becoming a pianist in the process
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  2. Re: What are your thoughts on Deering Tenor Banjos

    Another option is to look at Gibsons and other makers that are converted from tenor to 5 string and the tenor necks are available pretty cheap on forums/ reverb/ other selling sites, or the 5 string...
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    Re: Foam rubber armrest?

    Or attach some cork to the top of a armrest, nicer/softer material. I get by with a hand towel folded in quarters on guitars like Les Pauls that have sharp edge that dig into picking arm's forearm,...
  4. Re: Richard Provost Art & technique of practice queries

    There's a few books i remember being good on practicing but some of them were more woodwind/brass/violin oriented, others more Western classical music oriented, dependin on author. My local public...
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    Re: Today's favorite stomp box...

    Daniel: thx for info. I'll keep watching Guitar center's used listings, where i get most of my pedals and they do no hassle returns, you just won't get your shipping cost refunded.

    There's a...
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    Re: Today's favorite stomp box...

    Did somebody say stomp box? Do we talk about those on the cafe?

    I have a few, nothing too impressive, but have been eyeing those Origin slide rigs, how do you like it?
  7. Thread: mildew in case

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    Re: mildew in case

    There were threads on various forum about ozone treatment of cases and instruments that have mold/mildew, bowhair bugs etc (note that it's corrosive to metals)...
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    Re: Fender medium-gauge guitar pick

    Fender heavies are pretty good mandolin picks. I noted in another thread that mediums in celluloid, white and CB (clown upchuck) are allegedly different flexing picks but haven't tried a comparison...
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    Re: TACOMA mandolin high sale price !!!

    Recent Tacoma thread https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/155828-Tacoma-Mandolin-Course-Spacing

    Because of that thread i had to go smell the one that was for sale near me, it smelled like...
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    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    Can't say what they're made of (that Will Hoover book that Mike Edgerton references is excellent if anybody's into collecting BTW) but i've cut/reshaped/buffed a lot of CB thumbpicks, I always need...
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    Re: Kentucky KM 1500 question

    You can email Saga and ask, questions about recent instruments shd get an answer. I would tend to believe Elderly they're very objective in descriptions of used instruments, like when i sold a couple...
  12. Thread: Joseph Joseph

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    Re: Joseph Joseph

    Love these vids

    (Yours was the first youtube channel i ever subscribed to)
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    Poll: Re: Thoughts on electric practice instrument

    Did you search/read threads about mutes? The cheapest one is a rolled up washcloth under strings at the bridge which isn't really that fun to play but you can adjust the diameter and level of muting.
  14. Thread: Goodwill Gibson

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    Re: Goodwill Gibson

    has the usual non informative return policy

    Merchandise is sold As Is. Returns will only be accepted with prior authorization and under the terms stated in this Return Policy yadda yadda
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    Re: Gibson Nouveau mandolin in the classifieds

    One of the national chains has one, search "1989 Nouveau By Gibson C-7 Natural Mandolin"
  16. Re: buying second hand (expensiive) instrument on Craiglist

    I lose receipts all the time, but if you talk to seller and they're evasive or not knowledgeable about synths/piano etc, look elsewhere. You could also ask for serial number and check that against...
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    Re: Picks....a different angle.

    re: travling Sampler, Chris Daniels is still active on the forum, you can ask him directly.

    re: thinner/thicker or just right: I've seen Gypsy/manouche jazz players use 3.5 mm or more...
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    Re: ky km 1000 tuners

    in the past I've gotten replacement buttons from Bob Smakula, smakula.com. You need to measure the shaft and describe what you're looking for.
  19. Re: US Made Mandolins "around $1500" (a...hopefully...helpful lis

    Per recent thread, some Flatirons and some Gibson A-9's. Also Silverangel,

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/156100-Gibson-Jam-Master-versus-A9-versus-Flatiron-A-value
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    Re: Picks....a different angle.

    I can't tell if the Traveling pick sampler is currently circulating but here's an inventory of it, I recommend Wegens, Gravity gold and 3 Dunlops: Jazztone, Primetone, Ultex
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  21. Thread: MandoScales

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    Re: MandoScales

    Thanks for posting and congrats on retirement.

    I didn't know about your site, the keyboard fingerbpoard is quite interesting! https://mandoscales.com/theory/
  22. Thread: First mandolin

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    Re: First mandolin

    Marshall's way of holding the picks is pretty similar to Chris Thile's and Sierra Hull's so you can watch more videos and think about it

    Thile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdhVC0DzfFY

    Sierra...
  23. Re: Gibson Jam Master versus A9 versus Flatiron A value

    The a-9 and f-9's sell at pretty consistent prices tho there's aren't many documented sale prices:...
  24. Re: Jerry Garcia, Days Between, Watkins Glen, And Stuff

    These are amazing. That must be the 48 mcintosh amps and mobile digital recording truck (I think Zappa's recordings from 70's are from a similar recording rig tho I can't find info on those piles...
  25. Thread: First mandolin

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    Re: First mandolin

    Harley Benton has a generally good reputation for budget electrics, amps etc so i looked it up: $58 + $46 shipping to US for an A style (!?)
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