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  1. Thread: String winder

    by pit lenz
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    Re: String winder

    this is what I came up with, made of a broomstick bit an an old allen key. Never touches the adjacent tuners and fits snugly... 188102
  2. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    Oh, you‘re ralking about the thousand-dollar-strapholder?

    http://www.vintagemandolin.com/mandohistory.html
    Here you will find a brief history about it.
    The scroll is said to make a (aesthetic)...
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    Re: Help with case color

    It's made by Hoffee, sold by Bluegrass Mandolins. They sell Hoffee and Calton cases, saw it last year here in the classifieds section.
    This one has the Thinsulate™ lining, keeps the instrument cool...
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    Re: Help with case color

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    Not too dark so it won‘t heat up too much but first of all:
    Any color you can spot on the back of someone running with your mandolin!:grin:
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    Re: How much do you practice?

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    Re: Newbie needs equipment advice

    Hello Pilot70D,
    welcome aboard and enjoy this fun journey!

    If you don't want to jeopardize your back porch based income plan, I'd strongly recommend an 8-string electro mandolin and a Marshall...
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    Re: Wireless in-ear monitors

    From my point of view as a professional live sound engineer, allow me to share my opinion:
    Stay away from cheap wireless inear systems, especially in the 2.4 GHz range. This works theoretically but...
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    Re: Microphone mute switch

    For all the diy folks, here come two links about building a pop-free mute switch (also for condenser mics):

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PPoAp9nCcQE
    And...
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    Re: Not *that* kind of mandolin!

    How do you assume that this request came from “her“ ???
  10. Re: Interface to connect DPA microphone XLR to Ipad or PC Laptop

    Foldedpath is right: the iPad can only record two tracks at once.
    I use and recommend the Focusrite itrack solo, can be used as a normal USB interface or (with the lightning cable) as a iPad...
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    Re: Preamp & Earphonesl‘d r

    Absolutely right!
    From a sound engineer‘s point of view, this (costly, when done right) attempt is the wrong way to address your issue. I’d rather look at the root of your problem and change the...
  12. Re: Hearing yourself without playing too loud in a band

    Dear mswlogo,
    your more than rude overreaction shows how much JL277z‘s post hit the nail on the head.
    Not in a single word did she insult you but just showed a personal opinion that might not...
  13. Re: Hearing yourself without playing too loud in a band

    After having read many well meant advices covering the whole spectrum between "personal amp" and "Suck it up", that seemed not to satisfy you, my first itch to reply was something like "Good luck...
  14. Thread: Bluetooth Mic

    by pit lenz
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    Re: Bluetooth Mic

    A bluetooth mic is not a good idea for live sound reinforcement as it will bring too much latency (delay) into the signal chain. If you play your phone‘s music through your bt speaker, latency is not...
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    Re: I was on the Galician TV.

    Nice playing and great vocals, Roberto. Plays ok on an iPad in Germany...
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    Re: Hoffee Vs. Austin Calton

    I have a black Hoffee case for two years now, very happy with it. Storage is ok (I can even slip an iPad mini in the storage compartment).
    About the scratches: yes they do show. But I take a fine...
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    Re: Bluegrass and Snapchat

    This?
  18. Thread: Snark tuner

    by pit lenz
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    Re: Snark tuner

    I think the only way to get it back to use is either superglue it back on the clamp (in the right angled position) or even use some two component epoxy to strengthen the broken joint.
    Even though a...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Here's my first published video, taken in June at a jam in GrevenGrass in Germany.
    Enjoy...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gON-mwcBC58
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Hey Marc,
    nice version of an old ScoSong and what a beautiful tone you pull out of your steel...
    Hats off!
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    Magnetic PolyTune

    Since there is a vivid discussion going about tuners, their battery life and durability going, allow me to show a solution I came up with.

    I am a long time user of Peterson floor tuners for Pedal...
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    Re: Sore Fingers Summer School (UK)

    Hi Rik,
    I totally agree with Katherine's post above. Being in my 3rd mando year, I considered myself "unworthy" of attending John's class but was sooo glad in the end that I didn't back off. Could...
  23. Thread: Spotify

    by pit lenz
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    Re: Spotify

    I think, if you're serious about supporting an artist, the only way would be to buy his record, either from his website or, even better, at a concert out of his hand. And, yes, go to live concerts...
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    Re: Ipad Music Readers

    A much easier way of scanning your papers is an app called ScannerPro. You just take a picture of the paper sheet, the app puts it into black and white, scales ot and creates a pdf. You can then...
  25. Thread: Auto-Tune 8

    by pit lenz
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    Re: Auto-Tune 8

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