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    Re: An evening with the Martin harp mandolin

    A quick search on Ancestry.com turned up Mr. Gillespie's obituary.

    189424

    Dated March 16 1950.
  2. Re: Old photos - a hodgepodge of musicians - folkies +

    Looks like this event:

    https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2012/03/01/chuck-berry-leonard-cohen-honored-at-jfk-library/
  3. Re: Do you know of an easy, safe program to convert wav files to

    You need to download the Lame mp3 library. All explained in the Audacity manual. I think the newest versions of Audacity now include the library.
  4. Thread: Musician Jokes

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Re: difficult audiences: Some bluegrass friends were playing at a local hospital a few years ago, going from room to room. They popped into one guy's room and played him a song. As they were leaving...
  5. Re: Mandolin Brothers Book of Vintage News/ Photos?

    What a great idea. A collection of the Vintage News alone would be fabulous. Stan's descriptions of the instruments and the recreated photos would be enough for me. Good luck with the project Alison....
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    Re: Looking for Information on this Mandolin

    If you're interested in the music, Russian and Ukrainian use slightly different Cyrillic alphabets, and the piece you pictured says 'Ukrainian'. Also, CPIBANN(I)K = spivannik = hymnal, which I found...
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    Re: Mandolin repair/setup in DC area?

    Mike Rychlik does setups and repairs in the Cabin John area:

    http://www.rychlikmusic.com
  8. Thread: Noob question

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    Re: Noob question

    I believe that's a ukulele A chord, no? That fingering on a mandolin could have several names, but it's not a chord you need to worry about.

    -Tom
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    Re: In Case of Theft.

    This looks interesting as an alternative to GPS tracking:

    http://www.thetileapp.com/

    Not available yet, preorder for $19. Battery not replaceable, after one year you need to replace the device....
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    Re: Question for the tech gurus (NMC)

    It's a filter to reduce electromagnetic interference. You find them on switching power supplies, which generate a lot of high frequency noise. The usual wall warts you describe are linear power...
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    Re: Rest in peace, John McGann

    Wow, what a shock. I knew John in the early 80s when we played in different lunatic fringe New England bluegrass bands together. I always enjoyed his playing and more recently his contributions to...
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    Re: Fender FM-60E Opinions?

    I have one and like it. I also had to put a pretty heavy C string on, don't recall the guage. It plays well and sounds good enough for my purposes, which include occasional use in a western swing...
  13. Re: Favorite comment from a performer to the audience

    Heard somewhere in southern New England about 30 years ago - performer to heckler: "Do I come over where you work and tell you how to sweep?"
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    Re: Double Word Bug?

    I can reproduce it with IE7, but not with Firefox.

    What I think is funny is it seems to have just started recently. Unless I never noticed it before the last few days, but things like that...
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    Re: Traveling with two instruments...

    A fiddle and mandolin are small enough that you shouldn't have any trouble (assuming you'll be on a full-sized plane and not a puddle jumper). Now that most airlines charge for checked bags, overhead...
  16. Thread: Gibson A-12??

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    Re: Gibson A-12??

    I owned an A-12 for a while in the 80s. It sounded pretty much like a real mandolin, but it was very quiet. As I recall the top seemed very thick. It was kind of OK when miked, useless in a jam. But...
  17. Thread: I wish...

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    Re: I wish...

    The bass control on most guitar amps affects frequencies mostly below the range of a mandolin, so it's usually pretty useless.

    Customizing an amp is kind of involved and probably expensive,...
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    Re: Flicking My Pick -- Theory help please!

    I'll take 2a and let the experts haggle about the rest. I think you're wanting to add a minor 7th to the diminished triad to make a dim7 chord, but you need to add a diminshed 7th, which is one flat...
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    Re: Getting Rid of Ground Loop Hum

    The power ground connection is there for safety. Lifting it is dangerous. It is worth the time and effort to follow foldedpath's advice and go through your system and fix it right.
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    Re: Question on pick hand position

    Depends on who you ask. And to a degree the type of music you want to play. There is a wide range of proper.

    A lot of good players do it that way. Others maintain a stable hand position by...
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    Re: Question about tremolo.

    Jim,

    If it required any extra work, I doubt I would be able to do it at tremolo speed. If you adjust your pick angle downward, and don't insert the tip of the pick any deeper than necessary, you...
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    Re: Question about tremolo.

    I was taught to play a tremolo by striking both strings with the downstroke and just the bottom string with the upstroke. The theory was that it sounds cleaner because the top string continues...
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    Re: More ebay emandos

    >What's the knob/button on the side of the upper bout quasi-scroll area? Is it some sort of lock to >keep the B-Bender from bending?

    That's the tuning adjustment for the bent note. It's kept from...
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    Re: How do I identify public domain music?

    Scott,

    Try the copyright office <www.copyright.gov> or the BMI site <www.BMI.com>; they will give a hit if the tune is copyrighted. The equivalent ASCAP site does not seem to provide as much...
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    Euros go the other way. It's more like $785,000.

    Euros go the other way. It's more like $785,000.
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