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    Re: Beginner Lessons philosophy/discussion

    This from Yo-Yo Ma has some profound insights on learning. You can skip ahead if to 10:38 minutes if is is too long. He also has insight for learning in his podcasts, including an outline for...
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    Re: Headstock drilling jig.

    Mr. Dulak's Peg head drilling jig shows in this video. Other techniques have changed a lot since the Mid Missouri days.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQquh7spNW0
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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    Two useful products. I have not used them on an instrument. They do soften stretchy glue.

    195512
  4. Thread: Don Williams

    by MrMoe
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    Re: Don Williams

    Our son is a rocker who took off with his band at 16. A few years later he was ready to give mom and dad a try again and I went to help him fix an apartment. We listened to my iPod while we worked....
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    Don Williams

    This song came up on shuffle today. The mandolin sounds really jumped out and made me smile.


    https://youtu.be/4qkoZQRbl3s
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    Re: Cleaning crud on a 1930s mandolin

    rcc56 points out cautions that I take for granted. A few drops on a soft rag. start in an inconspicious spot. I have found Simple Green to be gentle on finishes. There are combinations of crud and...
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    Re: Cleaning crud on a 1930s mandolin

    I have had good results with Simple Green un dilulted, a small amount on rag. Lately I have added it to my list of things to try before moving on to solvents.
  8. Re: Any video/audio of Steve Earle's octave mandolin?

    While I wait for Mr. Erale.... Here is a good cover featuring a Mid Missouri Mandolin.


    https://youtu.be/IDtpXh6EJ0E
  9. Thread: Mandola Sounds?

    by MrMoe
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    Re: Mandola Sounds?

    Focus your ears on the Mandola. It juxtaposes nicely with the Guitar and Octave in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3yW6i3kwWM
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    Re: Hot k&k pickups and pickguards

    The transducers are very tricky to install. The type and thickness of the glue or adhesive effect the preformance. I use RTV silicone when possible. Putty, or two layers of the tape cools them off....
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    Re: Good deal on a Big Muddy M2 on Boston CL

    I hope the seller has not fallen on hard times.
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    Re: Best bet on a road trip

    Which ever one you take if your road leads to the airport keep the wisdom of James McMurtry in mind.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd6FIjIgicU
  13. Thread: Keith Richards

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    Re: Keith Richards

    https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/bob-dylan-favourite-rock-band-rolling-stones/[/url]

    This appraisal of the Stones bugs me a bit. I am sure Mr. Dylan knows that the Stones re-invented themselves as...
  14. Thread: YoYo Ma

    by MrMoe
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    Re: YoYo Ma

    The audio book is long. This youtube is short.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiwkBFR6rW0&t=3s
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    by MrMoe
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    YoYo Ma

    The cello is a big low mandolin like thing to me. Have others been inspired by YoYo Ma? His free to all Beginners Mind audio book is really powrefull....
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    Re: Gibson A2Z refret with larger frets??

    I am in the ICP camp but have done several refrets. My thought is that the mandolin is small and the scale is short, so small frets
    are in order. Here is a cut from guitarplayer.
    Bigger frets...
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    Re: Mandolins in the Movies

    Do Mandolin player references count? Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise in the diner just before Vegas.
    And another from TV, the clue is Grasshopper.

    194640
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    Re: My latest build: A medieval gittern

    Really fascinating to read about. Lovely job! What tuning are you using?

    https://earlymusicmuse.com/gitternshorthistory/
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    Re: small guitar to tenor conversion

    Mr fox has had good results with old Harmony guitars. These usualy have a non adjustable truss rods so the neck has plenty of wood left. He may have started from scratch on the neck in this video.
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    Re: Favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?

    John Kruth, The Cherry Electric. Somewhat avant garde, venturing toward punk rock. Also rather obscure. One of his songs is about meeting Bill Monroe in the parking lot of a Country Kitchen. John...
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    Re: small guitar to tenor conversion

    I have had success plugging tuner holes and veneering both sides of the peg head for tuner changes. I have had guitar necks break off at the peg head after slimming down. A first step would be to...
  22. Thread: Beatles tunes

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    Re: Beatles tunes

    https://youtu.be/jbTfiQ_8RAc
  23. Thread: OM Sinking Top

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    Re: OM Sinking Top

    Humidity or the lack of it can cause a 2mm change.
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    Re: Danelectro

    The "Shop Amp" at Franklin is a Twin Twelve. It is one that has the diagonal motif on the front. Nick said it was rare. I can not find an image of the front. When I heard that amp I realized that the...
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    Re: my homemade mandolin and case

    Very very nice. The bag is super cool. I am a big avocate for the hard case.
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