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    Regarding proper humidification

    Good discussion on the mechanics of proper humidification from FB Journal interview with TR Crandall. Start at 7:00 to skip preliminaries.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVPJqLmVp34
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    Re: Mandolin Orchestra Soon to Be in DFW Area!

    You might want to get in touch with Lon at Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra...

    http://www.minnesotamandolinorchestra.org/
  3. Thread: Cases and covers

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    Re: Cases and covers

    I swear....you folks have never heard of duct tape?
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    Re: Shellac containers?

    A question. Isn't nail polish remover acetone? Am I missing something there?
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    Re: Instrument Insurance Help

    If you put it on homeowners or renters............read your policy. Carefully and for comprehension. They do slide some caveats in. Do not trust your insurance broker when he tells you "Yep....is...
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    Re: A drum sander with a twist

    "We do it because we can!" Has always been a good enough excuse for me. Nice job!
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    Re: Gear for Electric Mandolin

    The Behringer VD400 seems fine and you can get a decent range of interesting effects out of it. Is dirt cheap.

    Then again, I haven't played around with many pedals. A buddy brought over his new...
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    Re: Help please!!!! Messed up pretty bad

    James, That is why I suggested what I did....better to keep a friend than lose it over 50-150 Dollars. Let the other guy decide what is important.
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    Re: Help please!!!! Messed up pretty bad

    Your buddy knew what he was getting into. You tried. You missed. I would not go any further with that one even for a learning experience (take a look at Condino's avatar!). Throw the metal bits in...
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    Re: Does the mandolin world suffer much from fakes?

    Just watched a documentary on Netflix called "Made You Look" about art fakes....basically bench copies meant to deceive. There is a line that comes up towards the end saying something close to...
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    Re: Deep Nostalgia - Lloyd Loar

    My girlfriend came across this the other day. Is spooky good. Especially when you put in long deceased relatives and friends.
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    Re: Gear for Electric Mandolin

    I don't have a very fine ear but I like this:
    Behringer VD400 delay into TC electronics HOF into mixer into ZT Lunchbox. The HOF is a great inexpensive toy to play with a wide range of...
  13. Thread: KM-1500 neck issue

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    Re: KM-1500 neck issue

    Dang! Bail on that thing if you can. That picture show's more than I'd ever want to see.
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    Peter and Sam and Mike

    A non mando playing buddy sent this to me. These guys are having some fun.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg9bA92rDno
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    Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    Opinion only............On the archtops I always think the full body looks "nicer/classier". The cutaway is for folks that actually need the room for playing on those frets more than occasionally. ...
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    This, to me, captures the man.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dtlawUF2EM&list=OLAK5uy_krawKrdjJfMmMMVtS5qVEHVSUkUBPHCTM
  17. Re: chop or other rhythm techniques for octave mandolin?

    David....that post alone is going to keep me out of mischief for quite awhile! Thank you.
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    Re: Pros/Cons - 4 vs. 8 strings

    I played mandolin for quite awhile. Then went to mandola. Then to tenor guitar. Then strung my mandolin to CGDA. Then got rid of my picks. Now am dropping to 4 strings on the dropped mandolin. I...
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    Re: How Would You Play This Double Stop?

    I would look at the fingerings just before and just after that particular fingering and try them out....watch the ease and flow.
  20. Thread: Tipping a Luthier

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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    Anybody who says or presents that they do not know the difference is being disingenuous. We all know what the difference is.
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    Re: Ranking old tenors (generally speaking) by brand?

    I'd agree, but would stay with the early models from the mid 20's to early 30's. They came back out with them a few years later and were redesigned and are more along the Harmony style. The early...
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    Re: Vintage Case Handles

    I have done this a number of times on different handles that have deteriorated....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzk3HCQyGOs
  23. Re: Is there a simple drum machine that can be operated with the

    Find an old Alessis Sr-16 and attach a standard cheap foot pedal. They come with a lot of standard drum kit beats but are also very programmable once you figure out how to do it. Manuals are...
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    Re: What Sensation Should You Feel for "The One?"

    Is never ending. If the upgrade works for you do it since you can always sell it. If it doesn't tickle you on some level, dont. But you will know right away when you play one that fits on all...
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    Re: Learning to read Rhythm

    Prepare to be seriously depressed when you hear how close you are......
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