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  1. Re: Ultimate Vintage Snakeheadedness and Chocolatey Goodness

    It would be excellent to have a pair of roper western boots that color!
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    Re: Stereo. Oh dear...

    You have hit upon something I have thought about since I started playing with an E-mando. It is a significant idea.

    I generally think of stereo as something done in the presentation of the show....
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    Re: Thats a suprise

    So that has me going. If I take a run of the mill ordinary Regal reverse scroll, and remove the fret board, am I likely to see a dove tail joint like that. Is that way of doing it a characteristic of...
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    Re: How often should my mandolin need to be tuned?

    If you suspect it might need tuning, it does.
  5. Thread: Pick Talk

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    Re: Pick Talk

    I haven't had a lot of luck with rounded picks like the Golden Gate. I can't seem to get a good tone.
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    Re: Blue Chip CT 55 versus Dunlop Prime Tone 1.4

    Just remember, there is no law that you have to decide on one pick. This pick for these reasons, that pick for those reasons - is a perfectly rational way to go.
  7. Thread: Pick Depth

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    Re: Pick Depth

    Pick depth can also be a variable to manipulate in playing expressively.
  8. Re: I canít remember if learning guitar was this hard

    My experience is that everything I don't know is really hard, while everything I have learned seems easy, or at least not troublesome. I would bet that if you went after something new on guitar,...
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    Re: A Different Busking Question

    I like to "prime the pump" with some gold colored dollar coins. They are pretty and catch eyes.
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    Re: A Different Busking Question

    I have made enough in an afternoon to maybe get dinner at a diner, or some drinks, or at least a coffee or two. That's about it. Rarely enough to pay the actual expenses of the activity.
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    Re: Favorite mandolin playing beverage?

    So it depends. I run a jam session and we serve adult beverages. Whisky for me.

    I also practice a lot between sessions, at which time it is coffee. I am a mere machine for turning caffeine into...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    Exactly exactly.

    It is my experience, unless otherwise stated, a jam or session is not a slow jam or learning session. And that the session may or may not be open to all levels of experience...
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    Re: Do you insure your instruments?

    Yes I have heard this from others. Heritage has a good reputation for being quickly and effectively responsive.
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    Re: Another Tone Guard question

    I have two mandolins outfitted with Tone Guards. I leave them on all the time. They are, for all intents and purposes, part of the mandolin.

    I keep both these mandolins in soft cases - (Reunion...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    The simple answer is: when you can play something they play at that gathering.

    I used to bring a cassette recorder and record three or four tunes at each weekly jam, and take them home and work on...
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    Re: What is the story behind the "scroll"

    I didn't major in art history, but my art history friends, knowing nothing about musical instruments, correctly identified the time frame that scrolls and point came into being. Based on them fitting...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Fingering

    Definitely. The octave mandolin may just be chromatically fingered instrument. Certainly the mandocello seems to be.
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    Re: Do you insure your instruments?

    insurance is always great while paying premiums. But the real measurement of an insurance company is when you have claim.
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    Re: Whatís the nicest mandolin youíve ever seen?

    If the criteria includes the sound, I am enamored with the mandolins of Erik Kerman. I have played Jacob Reuven's and just fell for it. Aesthetically, I prefer dark woods over light, and would love a...
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    Re: Do you insure your instruments?

    There are a few insurance providers that specialize in musical instruments. Good idea to go with one of them.

    Homeowners insurance may not cover your instruments if they can be considered tools...
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    Poll: Re: Do you use a Tone Gard?

    I tend to agree with me, they make me sound better on the instrument, and protect all those attractive finishes from my belt buckle. :)

    At a jam I will sound louder more comfortably, and with no...
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    Poll: Re: Do you use a Tone Gard?

    Very true. And a tone gard is a heck of a lot easier to implement between now and the jam next week than is losing 50 pounds.
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    Re: Weber Yellowstone vs Northfield Big Mon

    There is no wrong decision here. You could eenie meenie miney mo and come out a winner.

    The real question: are they enough different that owning one you will feel the lack of the other? Get one or...
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    Re: What is that little instrument?

    It comes as a surprise but its true. Most folks in the general population have not knowingly listened to bluegrass music, or know a mandolin from a Mandalorian.

    I think it is partly artifact of...
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    Re: Experiences with J74's on a big muddy?

    I have a Big Muddy M-11 and I am running J74s. It is the type of strings that it had when I got it, so I just haven't changed. As mentioned above, no issues.

    I like the tone of the M-11. Mine...
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