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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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    Re: HELP with tuning

    Guitars tuned in 4ths and the one 3rd give you a different chord voicing (spacing of notes within the chord) than an instrument tuned in 5ths. It's not necessarily a good or bad difference, but it...
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    Re: Seasonal Sight Reading Challenge

    Does anyone have this transcribed for mandola?
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    Re: Where are the Mandola Books?

    There are some collections out of folk music written for viola, maybe a Mel Bay book or two of celtic tunes. You'll have to adapt to picking instead of bowing and learn to read alto clef, but...
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    Re: Collings MT vs Pava A

    A buddy of mine got a Pava (new) about the time I got a Collings (used). Both well finished, but when new, I thought the Collings had more depth to the tone (more complexity?? character???) and...
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    Re: $1000 Budget - What should I get?

    I know you want an F-body, but a Flatiron A can sometimes be found used for that price.
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    Re: Well guys/gals, time to eat my hat...

    Awesome! Cool to hear of such a great outcome.
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    I started playing on a Japanese made bowl-back I got on a whim in high school. Once I got out of school, got married and starting playing a good bit, my wife strongly encouraged me to get a better...
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    Re: Is my new mando trash?

    It's a bit unfair to say it's trash, I think. It's a prettier instrument than a KM-150, and F-bodies are harder to build and those both increase the price.

    But, it simply may not be to your...
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    Re: Collapsed Washburn

    First, kudos to you for wanting to help a friend who is facing a lot of troubles.

    This is a bit of a daunting task I'm afraid. There are a lot of others on here better suited to tell you the...
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    Re: Tuning issues - Octave Mandolin

    Check the note at the 12th fret, if it is in tune at the 12th fret and with the open string, then the issue is the nut slot depth, as Cobalt has said.

    If it is not in tune at the 12th fret,...
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    Re: Wrist Tendonitis?

    You really want to talk to an MD about it. I'm hesitant to offer suggestions, but I have hand issues from overuse. I start wearing a splint/brace on the impacted hand and wrist as much as...
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    Re: Building Speed with 16th Notes

    Yep, the fiddle tune suggestion is a good one! Turn on the metronome and rip away on a fiddle tune.
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    Re: Building Speed with 16th Notes

    For a lot of folk dance tunes, one wants to be up around 120 bpm 16th notes for a dance, so there's a sort of target. Being able to play above that makes 120 feel easier. For me, practicing with...
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    I've seen instruments from well regarded makers that were pretty much duds, frankly, not terrible, just not great sounding. And there are some instruments out there by relatively unknown makers, or...
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    Re: Practicing the swing feel for Irish music

    It's worth being aware that there are regional differences in the amount of "swing" or "lilt" in this music, and how it is created or articulated in Irish (and for that matter Scots) traditional...
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    Re: Help me narrow down my search

    If it's gonna be your last mandolin, get something you are really thrilled with. That may mean waiting to get to Nashville, or one of the big dealers or a festival, where you can play a bunch of...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    I have an old Alvarez acoustic electric bass guitar around, it was fun to play around with, played well and sounded good plugged in. It got closer to the sound of upright bass than most electric...
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    Re: bandsaw blade recommendations

    I don't have enough experience with different brands of blades to be able to say much, I"m afraid.
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    Re: bandsaw blade recommendations

    I'm not a pro, but I've gotten blades from Timber Wolf and been happy with the service and the blade quality, in a 16 inch powermatic saw.
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    Re: Mandocello Amplifier Thoughts

    How about a powered PA speaker? They are clean and have a very wide range. Some keyboardists use them, as well as some guitarist who use digital profiles like Kemper, since the PA speakers...
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    Re: 5 string in jazz combo question

    Playing mandolin in rock bands, I've almost always wound up doubling, mostly on guitar, so that route makes sense to me. Being able to switch easily is an advantage.

    But on the other hand, I...
  23. Thread: Renovation

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    Re: Renovation

    Nice work there!
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    Re: Collings Tailpiece Strap-button Removal

    I put a K&K Twin into my Collings, with an endpin jack (yes, a sacrilege, I know, but it works great and is convenient). I couldn't get the tailpin out, wound up drilling it out very cautiously. ...
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    by Dave Sheets
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    Re: Thumb Pain

    Have you got a good setup on your mandolin? String height at the nut influences how "stiff" the strings feel, and how much pressure you feel you need to exert in the left hand. A good set-up will...
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