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  1. Re: C.J. Lewandowski has been diagnosed with COVID-19

    Prayers for CJ
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    Re: A-strings constantly going out of tune

    Would this work Tom?
    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-Graphite-Powdered-Lubricant/1244381

    or this ...
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    Re: No more EXP74's?

    I experienced lack of volume and intonation problems with the XT's, tried multiple sets and always the same so I moved on to using GHS Pure Nickel and their Silk and Bronze sets now.
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    Re: Rubner Tuner availability?

    Yes, looking forward to the new Rubner's, can't wait.
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    Re: Northfield love

    Congrats on your Northfield, I love mine.
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    It seems this is common, after some heavy playing, the strings just loose volume and tone and die. I had put another set on and did a couple practice sessions and during the gig, they just seem to...
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    I guess it was roughly about 3 weeks for me too, one set was subject to some very rough humidity outside gigs and were really abused so maybe I shouldn't be so hard on them saying I wanted more.
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    Anyone else tried the new XT and can report back?

    I've had about three sets on the mandolin now and initially, very good tone and volume but they do seem to die to quickly as volume just goes away...
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    Re: Rubner tuners are back

    I plan to use Rubner tuners when they become available for my F style.....sure hope that's soon.
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    Yeah, those paper tags are a pain, I can understand why they thought that would be a good way to identify and possibly save money but still. I do see their thought about identifying cause I'm sure...
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    Re: Rubner tuners are back

    That's great news.
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    The XT's just came out unless you got a prototype set.
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    I would have to agree with you, initially I just wasn't sure but after some hours of playing and couple days of settling in, I like them.
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    Why do you not like them? Too warm?
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    I too did the beta testing for the X series for guitar and was impressed with them. Curious of the mandolin set and how they will do.
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    Yes
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    Re: Gruhn's and/ Carter's?

    Visit both and Cotten's too, take the time and enjoy!
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    Re: Grace Design BiX Acoustic Instrument Preamp

    I use a Grace Design Bix at Church for guitar but I personally own a ToneDexter and use it all the time on mandolin with the group and prefer to use it on guitar at Church when I can. The Bix does...
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    Re: Name this tune Emory Lester is playing...

    Thank You Mandolin Cafe Admin, and Emory for posting here and sharing.
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    Name this tune Emory Lester is playing...

    A good friend sent this video to me today and I am hooked on this tune.
    What is the name of it?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RD3c6RN3arqKQ&v=3c6RN3arqKQ
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Praying for you sir.
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    Re: D'Addario Monel Strings !

    Glad I'm not the only one....I would like a custom medium set option, with the 11.5,16,26,40 and for the plain strings to be exp coated as well.
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    Re: Considering a Blue Chip Pick?

    Just as it's stated.....

    I've had several BlueChips as well as other picks and once I tried the CT55, there was tone and volume there that wasn't there before. I do believe the bevel is different...
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    Re: Considering a Blue Chip Pick?

    There is something special with the CT55.
  25. Thread: Tonedexter

    by Kevin K
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    Re: Tonedexter

    I've been using a ToneDexter for awhile now and have always been impressed. Very nice unit and proud user for both mandolin and guitar.
    It's easy to use and the sound I get has received many...
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