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    Poll: Re: Do you use a Tone Gard?

    I use one. It makes a significant difference on both my low-end Kentucky A-model beater and my Brentrup F5. That being said, I think the differences may be more profound on the cheaper mando....
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    Re: Best stage pedal for live mandolin

    Brentrup M23 -> K&K Twin -> Red Eye

    I tried a Tonedexter but it always sounded too harsh and brash. After weeks of fooling around with it, making multiple wavemaps with multiple mics of varying...
  3. Re: Looking for a Good, Online Bluegrass Mandolin Tutorial Series

    I use the Peghead nation courses quite a lot, but mainly to learn variations on fiddle tunes and to study Monroe solos (Mike Compton's Monroe videos). Fills and rhythm playing don't get a ton of...
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    Re: Fuzz / Distortion pedal recommendations?

    The problem with that is that I can't just add it mid-song, here and there. I usually play with a clean tone (Fire Eye Red-Eye with just a little reverb) but every now and then like to add some...
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    Fuzz / Distortion pedal recommendations?

    Anyone have any luck running their acoustic through a distortion pedal? I already use reverb, phaser, flanger, and every now and then some delay when playing live. Been kind've itching to add a...
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    Re: Vernon Bryant Mandolin?

    I can answer a little about this. I met Vern once, maybe 15 years ago? I had been playing for a year or two and wanted the Florida on my Kentucky chopped off. I'd taken a few lessons from Orrin Star...
  7. Re: HELP! I'm Running Sound For the (sort've) First Time

    Admittedly, I'm not sure that advice applies here - the room is a bar room, so I'm not sure how much the resonance applies to a loud room. I am curious about the main EQ you mention. I don't think...
  8. Re: HELP! I'm Running Sound For the (sort've) First Time

    Thanks everyone! Gig's tomorrow. Looking like it will fairly low-pressure, plus it's a charity event and I'm volunteering to run sound for 8 hours...and everyone knows this is my first time running...
  9. Re: How long does it take to get over fumble fingers?

    Check out Mike Marshall's Fundamentals DVDs. He gets into some serious minutiae on really basic things like how to hold a mandolin, hold a pick, and fret strings. Really goos foundational stuff that...
  10. HELP! I'm Running Sound For the (sort've) First Time

    Just to get this out of the way, I have run sound before. My band has done our own sound for most gigs for years. I can set-up and break down a PA, monitors, mixers, mics, and DI connections in my...
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    Re: Right hand exericises

    I'm surprised Jake hasn't posted this himself ;)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKQfLbidNmg&t=336s
  12. Re: How did Mando change/improve your guitar flat picking?

    I gradually stopped practicing flatpicking, then gradually quit playing guitar much at all, so overall, I'd say the effect of mando on my guitar playing has been pretty bad :))
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    Re: Blackberry Blossom

    My guess is most folks would say the Manzanita version is fairly canonical, as is the Tony, Doc, and Norman version from Blake and Rice 2. As far as a somewhat universal, ur-tab/sheet music version,...
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    Re: In Praise of Hans Brentrup

    Ha! I offered to send an update on this one but got no reply. I've had it since around 2011. I think I'm the fourth owner. If I included updated pictures, the hundreds of hours of gigs and jams would...
  15. Re: In The Weeds with Chris Thile, a new series!

    Cool! If you're ever in search of someone to focus on in the future, I'd love to see someone tackle Jeff Austin, both because I'm a huge fan but also because he has such a unique style that never...
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    Re: Red Eye vs. Grace Design Felix or Alix

    Funny thing about that...I just found a Tonedexter on Reverb after at least a month of waiting for one to show up. Bought it immediately and am looking forward to trying it out. The dobro guy who...
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    Re: Red Eye vs. Grace Design Felix or Alix

    So, you're going to have to forgive me here, but I am embarrassingly ignorant about amplifying sound. You actually bring up a point I've kind've wondered about and feel like I should just know...what...
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    Re: Red Eye vs. Grace Design Felix or Alix

    I guess my question is whether the EQ controls, and the unit as a whole, are really worth it, at least for your run-of-the-mill mandolin player, as opposed to the fuss-free sound from the Red Eye. I...
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    Re: Red Eye vs. Grace Design Felix or Alix

    I would totally buy a ToneDexter...if I could find one. From what I understand, the microchips they use are unavailable, with no indication when they will be available again. Production has been...
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    Red Eye vs. Grace Design Felix or Alix

    Just curious about people's thoughts who have used both. I guess I'm happy with my Red Eye...but GAS and "the grass is always greener" mentality have got me thinking about "upgrading" my DI, though...
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    Re: Volume boost pedal question

    Interesting to revisit this thread nearly two and a half years later. I bought a Red Eye somewhere in 2019 and have probably played close to a hundred gigs with it since then. It solved every issue I...
  22. Re: 5 Thoughts On The Right Hand And Fast Picking

    Two things I've noticed over the last year as I've tried to increase my speed using some exercises from Chris Henry. I've definitely improved, but there are still major speed limits, both in overall...
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    Re: Powerful A models in the 5K range

    I think a simple answer would be that any well-respected builder's A models would be as powerful as their F models. So, think of any highley regarded builder who has A models in the $5k range and...
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    Re: Your favorite mandolin tuning tips?

    I just tune the thing. I don't mean to come across as snarky, but you just tune the strings until they're as in-tune as they'll get. Tuning one string can impact the tuning of other strings due to...
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    Re: Electric mandolin.

    I think the thing that the OP seems to not understand is that you can buy any acoustic mandolin and just have someone install a pick-up, or you can do it yourself. Just to toss out a simple...
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