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  1. Thread: OM Sinking Top

    by MrMoe
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    Re: OM Sinking Top

    Humidity or the lack of it can cause a 2mm change.
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    Re: Help! Drowned out by fiddles!

    Banjo mandolin .. or a National RM-1?
  3. Re: Where can a classical/Italian player find a non-bowlback mand

    Frankly it's more about the player and his ability to play classical music on any decent well set-up mandolin than the instrument itself.
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    Re: Crosspicking vs "the Other Kind"

    ... which I've always assumed is because, as opposed to guitarists, "fingerpicking" is a term that mandolinists rarely use, and hardly ever do.

    If it helps folks to cartegorize things (which is...
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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    I was thinking about that. Perhaps a term incorporating the drum similarity. :confused: The drum you strum, or the strummed drum, or some such. But then the whole lot of drummer jokes might get drawn...
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    Poll: Re: Poll - If there could only be one?

    Dang. No Collings, Gibson, Apitius, Mowry, McClanahan. Etc Lacking for sure. Maybe change the wordage to “If there could only be one.” Eliminate the list.

    For me it would be either a Collings MF5...
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    Re: Room humidifiers and distilled water

    Are you using an ultrasonic humidifier? Try evaporative
  8. Re: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals...

    California being a Huge Market, to sell stuff there they put a label on it to be in compliance..

    Bene-sugg one: dont ingest Ethylene glycol (Base of Polyester fabrics)...
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    Re: Wet Tuning?

    Nice to know: all my instruments are wet tuned.
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    Re: Room Humidifier recs

    I used the Inkbird Humidity Controller (Amazon has them for about $40. No financial interest here!) and found it to be very reliable. I also have the Caliber IV to make sure the inkbird switch is...
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    Re: Room Humidifier recs

    I'd avoid ultrasonic if you have electronics in the room. They give off a mineral dust (if you're not using distilled water) that will stick to anything electronic. I tried one last winter and first...
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    Re: A-strings constantly going out of tune

    Big Bends Nut Sauce works for nut and saddle.

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/NutSauce--big-bends-nut-sauce-in-groove-luber-1.5cc-tuning-lubricant
  13. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    Tab preceded standard musical notation.
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    I understand that. Was addicted to the Hokey Pokey for a while. But I turned myself around. And it seems like "Somewhere Else" is related to a request I get all the time - they keep asking if I can...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    when I stop playing & go home.
  16. Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    Pick up a fiddle: when I do, it makes me feel really good about my mandolin playing :)
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    Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    When I do not feel motivated I check in with my philosophy.

    Am I comparing myself with others, instead of comparing myself with where I was?
    Do i have some kind of crazy idea a of an...
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    Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    Go to a jam and play with other people.
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    Like the song says .....you can live to be 100 if you give up everything worth living to 100 for. Seriously, it seems to be about distancing. So distance and enjoy picking.
  20. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    Baron, Thank you for this post! Love the mandolin blues of Yank Rachell. My favorite of that genre. Very timely and appreciated thread. Dan
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    Re: Daily Cleaning Routine

    I try to shower atleast 2x a week.
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    Re: Daily Cleaning Routine

    I wipe off excess beans and lard when I spill food on my Heiden. Spilled beer and whiskey get wiped off it interferes with my playing.
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    Always start with the melody. I will repeat that loudly : START WITH THE MELODY!

    Make sure you can play the melody clean and reliably. A simple, recognizable, rendition of the tune, played with...
  24. Mandolinists RIOTING over unfair String License fee

    Never thought I'd see the day when usually-calm mandolin players take to protesting and rioting in the streets, but here we are. Video:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUxog0aE7pg

    (or direct...
  25. Re: Man crosses the Atlantic in a barrel - with mando

    I imagine there was a lot of chop.
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