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    Re: Myers Blend Pickup

    I have had great success running the Myers feather directly into a small Schertler Giulia amplifier. It goes into the amp through the XLR input and I use the direct out to go to the mixer. I also use...
  2. Re: Go to guy for top mandolin set up in Nashville area

    I would also suggest Hugh Hansen:

    https://hughhansen.com/

    He used to work on Gilchrists when he was at Gruhn's and he has done a fantastic job for me on several different mandolins.

    Alan
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    Re: Mic for onboard use

    I am using the Myers Feather Pickup and really like the sound. It has a lot of options for installation and is very easy to put on and take off.
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    Re: Lost or Stolen: Stolen Gibson F4

    From "10 Questions for Albert Lee" at https://www.musicradar.com/news/10-questions-for-albert-lee:

    “I’ve got a mandolin that’s about 110 years old - a Gibson mandolin, does that count? It’s an...
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    Re: Transcribing guitar solo for mandolin

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Alan
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    Transcribing guitar solo for mandolin

    Are there any services out there that can take a guitar solo from a video and transcribe it for mandolin? I could probably do this over time, but am looking for a quicker solution.

    Alan
  7. Thread: Small amplifier

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    Re: Small amplifier

    I have a Schertler Giulia Y (40 amps) and really like it. It has a very natural sound and some great features. The newer Giulia X has 50 amps.

    Alan
  8. Thread: Amplification

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    Re: Amplification

    I have had success using the Myers Feather Pickup System, which is basically a small microphone that clips onto the mandolin: https://www.myerspickups.com/products/the-feather. I run that directly...
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    Re: Build in pick up/mic for Big Cittern

    You should also take a look at Myers Pickups, which is a small microphone that can be clipped on instruments in a variety of ways:

    https://www.myerspickups.com/products

    I have recently been...
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    Re: Instrument Insurance Help

    I have been using Anderson: https://www.anderson-group.com/. I am happy with them, but have not had to file any claims. When I first got instrument insurance, I got quotes from Anderson and Heritage...
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    Re: Seeking a virtual program where we can jam

    I forgot to mention that your headphones should be hooked up through the USB interface.

    While you can use a webcam for the video, you cannot use the webcam microphone. I wasted a lot of time...
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    Re: Seeking a virtual program where we can jam

    You will need headphones. You will also need a microphone plugged into a USB interface. I had reasonable success with this one:...
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    Re: Seeking a virtual program where we can jam

    I wish such a program existed. The closest I have found is JamKazam -- https://jamkazam.com/. It works better for playing with others in your general geographic area, although there will always be...
  14. Thread: the Small Dog

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    Re: the Small Dog

    I think Small Dog covers are great and wish they were still around. I know that Caseadillo makes covers for Calton and Hoffee guitar cases, and I thought I read somewhere they were coming out with...
  15. Thread: Nolan faulkner

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    Re: Nolan faulkner

    I just noticed this thread from last year. I understand Nolan used to play with Red Ellis. I recently bought a mandolin that Red used to own and is pictured on his "Soldier's Dream" and "The First...
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    Re: Mandolin insurance?

    I have had a good experience with Anderson Instrument Insurance. When I first got the policy, I contacted Heritage and Anderson and both were willing to negotiate their price to get the business.
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    StewMac's great customer service

    I needed one replacement pearl tuner knob for a set of Waverly tuners. I didn't see the pearl knobs listed on StewMac's website, so I sent an email asking if they sold individual knobs. I immediately...
  18. Re: I Purchased Martin Mandolin 2-30 ; Could it be a Fake? HELP

    I used to have one of these -- I think it was a 1937. I am attaching pictures in case that helps.

    Alan166358166359
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    Place to donate musical instruments

    I have been looking for some time for a good place to donate musical instruments, and recently found Hungry for Music (https://hungryformusic.org/). They have drop-off places and in some cases will...
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    Re: Straps for an A style in the UK

    I really like the Levy's Leathers M19PR for A models -- I believe it may be available from Amazon.uk.

    Alan
  21. Re: Mandolin Shopping In Nashville...Suggestions Please

    I agree that Carter's and Gruhn's are worth the visit, and also Cotten Music. You could additionally try Artisan Guitars in nearby Franklin, TN: https://artisanguitars.com/

    Artisan has a fair...
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    Re: where to stay in the greater Nashville area

    Where did you wind up, and do you recommend it?

    Alan
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    Re: Guitar strings: Please help ID the set.

    They might be Fender acoustic guitar strings. Check out the colors on the last picture shown on the top left of the page:

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/073-0070-408/

    Alan
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    Re: can 2 mandos play in a bluegrass band?

    Here is my favorite video of multiple mandolins (starting at 3:41):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhJ875ZoJs0

    Alan
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    Re: Gentle on my mind

    For guitar players, here is a great version by Tim O'Brien where you can pretty clearly see how he plays it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2YidKRYuB4

    Alan
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