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  1. 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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    Re: Best Way to Practice Moveable Chords???

    You could probably set up strummachine to play this pattern so you can play along with it.

    It's more fun than it sounds :)
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    Re: Best Way to Practice Moveable Chords???

    I used to practice things around a circle of fifths, (or backwards, making it a circle of fourths), just play each chord for two or four beats and on to the next
    C-G-D-A-E-B-F#-Db-Ab-Eb-Bb-F-C. ...
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    Re: Sorensen Sprite!

    What a nice look to that mandolin, all the figured wood and the cream top. Very tasty.
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    Re: Rubner tuners on Eastman MD305?

    A bit of lubrication with tri-flow, as suggested above, can make a big difference. Trying that first could save you some money.
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    Re: Stringing question, new to octave

    I have used heavier strings (a mandola set) on a trinity octave mandolin. It worked a lot better for me.
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    Re: Got me an Eastman MD315...

    Sounds like you have the bug for sure! Enjoy it.
  8. Poll: Re: Vintage Flatiron Performer A (1993, Bozeman) vs Eastman MD305

    The Eastman is great for the price, but the Flatiron is in the next big step up in mandolins. If it is in good shape and stays that way, you can get your money back out of it later. If you can...
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    Re: Finally got it playable

    Well, think of it as practice on setup work
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    Re: Finally got it playable

    If it goes sharp when fretted, the strings may be too far off the fretboard at the nut. Pushing the string down to the frets can stretch the strings, making it play sharp.
  11. Re: Any lazy way to off a bunch of instruments?

    There used to be people around who would sell things for you on ebay or craigslist for percentage of the selling price. Might be someone like that around who would want the work.
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    Re: First Mandolin Choices

    The flatiron mentioned above is Montana made model with a pickup, hard to beat that at the price
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    Re: Crosspicking vs "the Other Kind"

    This is a great thread, the video link is great. While people probably do us this to play melody, it looks useful to me in playing breaks, or in "comping" or accompanying other parts. The...
  14. Rogue mandolin on Musician's friend Stupid Deal of the day

    Just noticed that the Stupid Deal of the Day at Musician's Friend today is the Rogue Mandolin at $55. No financial interest on my part, just passing it along.
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    Re: Comparing Mandolins

    If you can't get a chance to play before you buy, a used MT or MT2 from a shop that does setup work, or used from a player on the ad boards here, has two major advantages. Collings is super...
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    Re: Mandolin 'dogs'?

    I played a mandolin from a well known maker that was on consignment in a shop, at a good price. I've played mandolins from this maker, they've been good, this one looked great, clearly well made. ...
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    Re: Better Than Baggs Venue?

    I have a Boss AD10. Not the audio quality of the Grace preamps, but not terrible. It has tuner, reverb, eq, a boost function etc. It has been reliable.
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    Re: Batwing Flies Again!

    Thanks for reminding us all of Ed. I got my first good mandolin there. Fond memories of that shop
  19. Re: What Sensation Should You Feel for "The One?"

    Just an observation to toss in. Instruments that aren't set up well just never do it for me, while some times a setup changes an instrument from kind of "blah" into something I don't want to put...
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    Re: EQ/pickup/mando questions

    It looks like some of the fractal audio systems allow you to adjust the input impedance-check to see if the model you have will let you do this, and if so, set it to 1 meg and see what that does to...
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    Re: Old vs Old vs Old/New Quandary

    I'll second a lot of comments on here about just how good your A sounds. I wouldn't let that one go. Go for a second instrument with F holes and get yourself with a very different sound, a...
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    Re: Help: Looking To Buy My First Mandolin

    The Collings MT or the Pava, you aren't likely to regret either one. Buying a good instrument used is the way to go.
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    Re: Amplified playing and effects

    Compressors can take a lot of experimentation, good ones offer a lot of adjustments. They don't work for everyone's playing style either. As SRNassif mentions, some effects work better with a...
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    Re: Amplified playing and effects

    Eq and Reverb are good, I like quite a bit of compression in a band setting as well. Something to try, see if you like it.
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    Re: What's in your case?

    Not much in the case, maybe a spare pick or two, spare strings.

    I carry a solid box case from HarborFreight (instead of a gig bag) to most practices/dances/gigs much like Zac,

    -preamp- has a...
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