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    Re: The pulse of a tune

    Regarding "the pulse" of a song. Every song will have a pulse. Try sitting down and playing a known song with someone new. What my experience has been that is where the differences in each persons...
  2. Re: Does your mando need a setup? Learn to do it yourself!

    Highly recommended! Thanks Rob!
  3. Thread: Eastman Vs. Morris

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    Re: Eastman Vs. Morris

    "Here is the link for the Morris A-5 in the classifieds..."

    If I were in your boots I'd be all over that. Right now.
  4. Re: Norman Blake & Saint Elmo Slim - T.A.G. Railroad Rag

    What a nice way to start the day!
  5. Thread: Bedpan-dolin

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    Re: Bedpan-dolin

    I had contacted the maker of the "commodium" (Cary) a few years back to inquire about cost, etc. He replied that he wasn't making any more of them (at the time) because folks were not taking them...
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    Re: URGENT: Found stolen Pegasus case - Goshen, IN

    Another sidetrack....I retired from design engineering just over 10 years ago. I used to have this quote on my wall. "Statistics are a group of numbers looking for an argument".

    That said, it...
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    Re: French Polish Final Coats

    "100% cotton underwear which has been washed about 400 times during its lifetime"

    Hah! Make me an offer!
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    This thread reminded me of something I read a while back regarding fake SM57/58's not being uncommon.

    Plenty of info regarding same on Google.
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    Dunno about the mic's......but plug in at 23:00 for some amazing Bach. And directly into "yee-haw"!!
  10. Re: What is the difference between a trill and a hammer-on?

    Whee....love it. Should give the folks from the thread that were disliking Thile and Punch Brothers.................pause. Didn't seem like the crowd there was into it at all. Must have been Rock...
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    Re: Another D'Aquisto inspired art-deco mandolin

    Beautiful!! And a very nice voice!
  12. Thread: Punch brothers

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    Re: Punch brothers

    I usually don't care for the "New Age" stuff that Thile and PB do. Some is to my taste but most is not. Is always technically amazing and played with taste. This one I really liked. Folks compare...
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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    See if he has the original tuners. If they are Handel they have pretty good value. Get them thrown into the deal if you can. Then sell them seperately.

    Check the levelling across frets with a...
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    Re: What's up with that truss rod?

    OP says he just received it. Return that thing as soon as you can. If you can.
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    Re: What's up with that truss rod?

    I am thinking that the word would be "traditional" rather than "normal".
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    Re: Pickguard Mountain Brackets

    Actually that is a great point. I would never lift by the pickguard myself.....but somebody else just might (likely the same guy with the exposed zipper!). I will be adding another small chunk of...
  17. Re: Getting started with tenor, looking at an electric tenor

    One of the things you will want to watch is the scale length. Mandola and tenor guitar standard tunings are the same CGDA but the scale lengths can run from 16" to about 24". You will want to find...
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    Re: Pickguard Mountain Brackets

    I mounted mine with a single pin (brad with a cut off head) and a small pad of closed cell foam at the other end. Used a dab of E6000 in the drilled hole. If you use two pins you have to be pretty...
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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    Still doesn't say what it is definitively (just because it is black). So it is not Casein...or PEEK. It may be some grade of PEI. Not that I really care that much.......but I'd like to have some...
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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    It looks like they only come in 1.5mm.....thick even for me. What is the material Casein or PEEK or other? I still have a bunch of the old clear Ultra Plecs that I still favor....after the sharp...
  21. Thread: Bridge Saddle Sag?

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    Re: Bridge Saddle Sag?

    Bone is some nasty smelling stuff to work with............and it sticks to you. Ish. Never again.
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    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    So you are saying what they are made of depends on if the clown ate hot dogs, chorizo or SPAM...........
  23. Thread: Griffith Loar

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    Re: Griffith Loar

    Don't know if this has been posted before but this seems like an appropriate place.....

    https://girouardmandolins.wordpress.com/the-griffith-project/
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    Poll: Re: Thoughts on electric practice instrument

    I tried that.......nope. Two different animals with the right hand.

    But, that lead me to finger style on four strings. Which lead to going strictly to four strings (converted mando, mandola,...
  25. Thread: Ugliest F-4 ever?

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    Re: Ugliest F-4 ever?

    Looking at the back....the birdseye looks nice. But when you look close at some of the scratches and the areas around the sides where the finish is gone something doesn't look right. Might well be...
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