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    My New McMurray Mandolin

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    McMurray Mandolins- Small time builder in Tennessee. This is my second mandolin from him. But this time it is a made to order Two Point mandolin. I'm sorry that I ever sold the...
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    Re: McMurray Mandolin A style.

    Did not think about it but the mandolin in my avatar is #35 McMurray
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    Re: McMurray Mandolin A style.

    I had #35 "F" style mandolin. Greatest sounding mando I have ever had in my hands. Nice woody sound with a good chop. My mistake I traded for a Taylor 810 guitar. But I'm going to make good on...
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    Re: Tab for Arrivederci Roma

    Sent you a e-mail with the attachment from what I could remember , how I played this song back in the stone age. Should be a good start for you.
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    Re: Tab for Arrivederci Roma

    I wouldn't mind having that tab also. Use to play that song on the accordian back in the stone age. I think in might have been like 1963. Sorry can't remember the notes. With short term memory...
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    That's what I was thinking about doing to my goldtone . I have the Kent Armstrong mini pickup but, I think I'm getting the smooth sound by using the EQ. We will see maybe in a few months I may use...
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    I pretty much have the sound I want now by installing the flatwound strings that I purchased from Ted and using the Boss EQ-7. thanks for everyones help.
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    Tom- found a EQ-7 on craigslist for $25 this morning. Of course I picked it up for $20. Now playing with it. I think you are right. This just may fix my problem. So far I like the sound that I...
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    Tom- thanks for the input and also which EQ that you are using. Gives me something to play with at the store. At least I can go direct to the Boss and play with it first and not waste too much time...
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    I'm going to hold off until a RC-50 shows up. I'm not quite ready for it yet, but will be soon.
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    rico- you and me both!!! I see the rc-20 on craigslist every couple weeks or so for about $100. But I also want the rc-50. Just might happen. My wife introduced me the the looper. She wanted...
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    I will look into that on Monday. thanks
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    Ted do you know if the pickup come with a warranty to make me sound like you? What marketing for a pickup. One won't be found for the next twenty years with everybody wanting to sound like you.
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    Have a fancy inlay peg head veneer that I got off of egay. If it works out that will happen along with some new tuners.
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    Well I was sold before you chimed in. Now I'm opening my wallet. If it makes me sound like you I"ll buy all they have in stock. What a deal..
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    It's the Kent Armstrong pickup I'm going to put on it. Everybody seems to rave about the pickups.
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    Thanks for the input. Didn't think about using some delay. Will have to try that.
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    Been looking at the Kent Armstrong mini pickup. That's about as close as one can get to "it will bolt right up"
    I was thinking about trimming the end of the fretboad anyway. So I think the mini is...
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    John- thanks will do that...
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    I am going to install a humbucker on this mando and see what happens. Can't be too bad.
    This mando was purchased just to make a jazz/blues mando out of, so will not be purchasing another...
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    Ted, thanks. Hope they didn't put the pressure on you. I"ll look into this. thanks again Ted. And thank you Rico for dragging Ted into this.
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    Do you know of any web sites for info on playing the five string?
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    I'm a guitar player for about forty years now. Just dabbeling my way with the mando. Have not found too much info on chords for five string mandos. I can make this one five if I need to.
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    I was thinking about cutting off some of the fretboard ext. to mount the pickup against the neck. Might even be able to mount it to the neck, but at that point it won't matter if the mando has a few...
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    Re: How do I get that clean jazz sound

    Yes the Fender blues delux is a tube amp. I also have solid state amps but like the old tube sound. Thanks I will look into those pickups. I have a birthday coming up soon so maybe my better half...
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