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  1. Re: Article: New in eBook from Choroplaybacks.com - Izaias do Ban

    Thank you for the heads up on this! Sounds great. I will be purchasing it.
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    Re: Choro Das 3 plays Bellingham

    Very much looking forward to seeing them tomorrow night at the Berkeley Festival of Choro!
  3. A Relic'd Collings MF-5: Beauty or Blasphemy?

    I just happened to be perusing Elderly after seeing the post about the $750+ Collings case (which is no longer listed) and I saw this used MF-5 for sale. At first I thought it had just been...
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    Re: La Arvelita

    Here's my version which is basically a transcription of Sarah Jarosz's part in the youtube video. I have seen it listed as a jibara at various places on the internet but I think it is (and Padilla...
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    Re: La Arvelita

    Sorry this is a very late response but I wanted to put it out there in case anyone is interested. I've always liked this tune and their version is quite tasty so I went ahead and transcribed it...
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    Re: An Evening with The Andy Statman Trio

    I am going to make it down to the synagogue one of these days. I catch him at Barbés when I can though. I can't wait to hear his new mando!

    The only Kimble I've played is the blonde one at...
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    Re: Strap Fail

    Another happy camper here! I got my Bailey strap a couple of weeks ago and I am very happy with it.
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    Re: Mandolin Arm Rests

    I also have to jump on the bandwagon and give praise to Doug for my McClung armrest. I took mine off for a week just to see if I missed it and boy did I ever! Along with the ToneGard, it is one of...
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    Re: Superior FB case & ToneGard

    I'm way late to the party on this one but thought I'd chime in with my experience now that I have had a Superior case for about a week. I use a ToneGard, a McClung armrest and a Bailey strap on my...
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    Re: About vintage Snakehead

    I agree with what has been said so far. I have had the chance to play about 20 early snakeheads and paddleheads in the last week and there's really nothing else like them. Coincidentally both of the...
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    Re: How many mandolins have you had?????

    Just two!

    First, a truly crappy entry-level Kentucky A which was around for all of six months before I realized that I was in it for life and threw down on a...

    Summit Artist F-5. Once I had...
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    Re: Strap Fail

    It looks as though we've come to the same logical conclusion. Years ago I heard bassist Billy Sheehan explain the logic behind his strap approach and it made so much sense I use it for all my...
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    Re: Bill Bailey Straps !

    I just ordered a Rainbow model. Can't wait! I've been pretty happy with the one I've had for 14 years but it's time to shake things up a bit!
  14. Re: The Quest for Better Tone - What Strings Do You Play??

    The J74s have been my standard for over 10 years. I dabbled with the Thomastiks and many others including the FW74s but I always kept coming back to the J74s. I only own one mandolin. If I had two, I...
  15. Re: 1 pickup solution for guitar, mando - Schertler DYN-G??

    I owned and used both with the PRE-AII for many years. If you look at the response curves for each pickup in their accompanying literature, you'll see that the DYN-G has more low end extension, which...
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    Re: What's your favourite plectrum?

    For the last several years I have been favoring two Wegen picks, the M150 and M100. The M150 is my standard pick for most everything live and in the studio. The M100 comes in handy when you want a...
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    Re: Choro Videos

    Very cool post, Jim. I've been dissecting several of Hamilton's compositions lately. I also recently came upon his excellent site and downloaded the free scores he has made available for some of his...
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    Re: clip on tuners

    I had the first Intellitouch and it did well with guitars but wasn't so great on my mandos. After it gave up the ghost last year I got the Korg AW-2. It is just okay. It looks nice and is reasonably...
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    Re: Allen tailpiece

    I just got a gold TR-3 in the mail today. With the way the beveled screws line up, it makes the tailpiece favor the treble side a bit so it's not perfectly symmetrical. That makes the break angle...
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    Re: My new Allen tail-piece

    Amazing engraving work! Just got a TR-3 for my Summit.
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    Re: pickups & preamps

    I used a Schertler for a long time but disliked the fact that I had to mount it every time I plugged in. It sounded fabulous through the PRE-A II pre and a pair of PUB 2/280s (all Schertler) but I...
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    Re: Blue Chip vs. Wegen

    I'm waking this sleepy thread to say that I recently had the chance to try a CT55 and thought it was nice though the sharper bevel took some getting used to. I've been a happy Wegen user...
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    Re: Mando Armrests?

    Before I got my armrest I was using an Oasis padded sleeve that I use with my classical guitar.

    http://oasishumidifiers.com/sleeves2.html

    I suppose if you want to make a more bold statement, a...
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    Re: Mando Armrests?

    I wanted to chime in with my experience with my new McClung. I've had it for almost a month now and it's exactly what I was looking for. I was a little worried about the fit with my old ToneGard...
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    Re: The "Hard Pick" Quandry!!!

    I used a Wegen M150 for a long time before settling on the M100. I use the M150 when I'm playing outside and need to project a bit more but I get a smoother, more buttery sound with the M100 and...
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