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  1. Thread: Pick Talk

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    Re: Pick Talk

    The D'Andrea picks I have tried I liked, but not as much as the Wegen.
  2. Re: Does anyone have experience or advice about finger rehabilita

    I had my hand smashed in a printing press in the mid 60's, they said I would never have a normal functioning hand. A lot of work and a few years and I came back to normal usage. I think they prepare...
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    Re: Deer antler saddle

    I have made a bone top to a bridge, didn't think it improved sound, so put the ebony back on.
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    Re: Deer antler saddle

    If you use a deer antler from a deer that has died with the antler on there is still a blood flow in the antler and the center will be very porous. If you want to use deer antler use only antlers...
  5. Thread: Pick Talk

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    Re: Pick Talk

    I have both black and white Wegen picks and don't notice any difference between them. Wish i could remember how thin I had him make mine. I took one down thinner until I liked it, measured it and had...
  6. Thread: Pick Talk

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    Re: Pick Talk

    I went thru all sorts of picks, BC for a few years. Then I tried the Wegen. I used the round 1mm for a couple years then went to the 1mm triangle. Now I have them make me a triangle that is thinner...
  7. Thread: RIP Loretta Lynn

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    Re: RIP Loretta Lynn

    Just heard it on the news a little bit ago. Always liked Loretta, RIP.
  8. Thread: Pick Talk

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    Re: Pick Talk

    You can tremolo with a pointy pick just fine, but you have to angle it more.
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    Re: Buzz on open D string on jbovier ELS

    You might also check that the first fret hasn't lifted slightly under the D string.
  10. Thread: Pick Talk

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    Re: Pick Talk

    I did for years, but went back to a triangle a while ago. I can play easier for more volume. Still like the round picks and play with one on occasion. Age and arthritis made the switch for me.
  11. Thread: Pick Talk

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    Re: Pick Talk

    I did for years, but went back to a triangle a while ago. I can play easier for more volume. Still like the round picks and play with one on occasion.
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    Re: Buzz on open D string on jbovier ELS

    You can cut out a piece of the nut wider than the string by 1/16", or so, on each side. Now replace it with a piece of the same material that fits that space. File the string slot. You don't have to...
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    Re: Updating/Modernizing 1914 f2

    Lots of folks have done this. I don't mind the smaller frets, but if you like larger frets go for it.
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    Re: favorite festival tent?

    I would use boat carpet cut to fit the tent. It would roll out easy, not be bothered by moisture, feel good, and you could simply shake it out.
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    Re: Neck joint on Martin bowlback?

    Restored one a couple decades ago for a friend, he tuned it in open C and it sounded like a piano. It was huge, way cool. I think he got around 5K for it. Ry Cooder was looking at it, but I think...
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    Re: Feedback on a magnetic pickup

    Magnetic pickups that are not potted well are prone to feedback. When it is secured to a top, and the top is vibrating, it can be prone to feedback at higher volume. Piezo pickups are also prone to...
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    Re: Best stage pedal for live mandolin

    Brentrup, K&K twin, Red Eye. I get compliments all the time on the sound of my mandolin, it works for me.
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    Re: Yet another string winder thread

    Never use one, just technique when putting on new strings. Been discussed several times here. Slotted headstock is the only time I use one, and for me that is on a guitar.
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    My lacquer instruments show almost no wear. My main mandolin, a varnished instrument, shows a ton of wear. It also sounds much better. I think there is a significant wear difference between the two...
  20. Re: How much of a difference in sound does string gauge make?

    The plain steel strings will be the same in pretty much every set of strings, so if the E strings are bright you may want to try a heavier pick. If you can get used to it, I used to prefer it. a...
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    Re: Anchor a finger on the pit guard or not?

    I don't plant, but do brush. I can play both ways, but prefer to brush. When I don't a guard I curl my fingers sometimes, but leave them out most of the time. I try to not touch the top when I let...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    That reminds me of a quote from a teacher long ago. " If ignorance was bliss you'd be in a peaceful state for the rest of your life".
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    Re: Modernizing an A-4. Yes or No?

    Play it some more, it may take time to adjust to the new fretboard. If after a while you still can't deal with it, change it if you like the sound enough to keep it. I have an old Gibson with an 1...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    I don't think playing at home distresses an instrument as much as hard gigging. I was playing around 4 hours a day at home and gigging lots. The home playing is much more controlled and I don't think...
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    Re: Mandolin to Violin

    I think it is easier to go to violin after mandolin. It's less to learn on the violin, and you can focus on intonation and bowing.
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