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    Re: Mods to Hoffee case?

    Thanks, Ryk & Mark, that is exactly what I was looking for! I will reach out to Jeff.
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    Mods to Hoffee case?

    Is it possible to make slight modifications to the Hoffee case? I have an Apitius F5 (love it!) which fits extremely snugly in my Hoffee thinsulate case. I'd love to be able to add a tone guard...
  3. Re: Excessive ringing on D-strings after fretting, like a pull-of

    David, thanks so much for your reply. You're right, if I damp the string (and also if I damp the other strings) I don't get the ringing of the open D-string. But there are situations where this...
  4. Excessive ringing on D-strings after fretting, like a pull-off

    I've noticed a problem that's driving me crazy. When I'm playing a fretted note on the D strings, after I lift my finger I get a ringing of the note D, similar to what you would get with a pull-off....
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    Re: Clinch Mountain Backstep Video

    Love it, nicely done! You've got some smokin' hot breaks in there all around!
  6. Re: Recommendations on a luthier near Bennington VT

    Update: I ended up taking my mando to Jake Wildwood, of Antebellum Instruments in Rochester VT. He was able to perform all the needed work (professional setup, fret level & dress, nut & neck...
  7. Re: Recommendations on a luthier near Bennington VT

    Thanks, good to know! He's about 2 hours from where I actually live, but it might be well worth it to get an expert to do some tweaking.
  8. Recommendations on a luthier near Bennington VT

    I'm looking for a good, mandolin-experienced luthier within 90 minutes of Bennington VT. Does anyone have any recommendations? I have a Kentucky KM-1000 that has been played pretty hard over the...
  9. Re: Sneak Peek at Mandolin Camp North 2015 - awesome lineup!

    Hey, Ryk, so glad that you and Lynne will be coming back this year. I wanted to thank you again for your mando chord chart that you mailed to me after last year's class... much appreciated! It's...
  10. Re: Lonesome road blues...folk style...vocal critique please

    You're definitely jam-ready! Just be prepared to take lots of instrumental breaks between the verses so everyone that wants to can take an instrumental solo. Also you may find that one or more...
  11. Re: Sneak Peek at Mandolin Camp North 2015 - awesome lineup!

    Per Mike Holmes, founder of Music Camps North, "The new directors/owners are old friends of the Camps. Mike Kropp,
    recognized as New England's premier banjo player and well known by anyone
    who has...
  12. Sneak Peek at Mandolin Camp North 2015 - awesome lineup!

    Although I haven't heard anything officially yet about this year's Mandolin Camp North in Charlton, MA, I stumbled upon their updated website:
    http://musiccampsnorth.com/mcn/

    The list of...
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    Re: Tools for writing in standard notation?

    Thanks to all who recommended MuseScore. I downloaded it this afternoon and had about 45 mins to play with it so far. Am guessing it'll do the trick for my needs once I get over the learning curve....
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    Re: Tools for writing in standard notation?

    Wow, thanks for all the great and varied responses that have come in already! Going to check each one out (at least the detailed descriptions, samples etc before spending any $)... that should keep...
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    Tools for writing in standard notation?

    I'm looking for recommendations on a good tool that can be used to write a melody in standard notation. My primary uses would be to document transcribed solos that I've gleaned from other mando...
  16. Re: Looking to buy instrument mike for outdoor gigs

    In looking at cables I've come across High-Z and Low-Z options but don't really know much about this topic. Supposedly "Hi-Z, or a high impedance cable is suited for ohms levels of 10,000 or more,...
  17. Re: Looking to buy instrument mike for outdoor gigs

    What are the main disadvantages of these adapters, in your opinion? And would a cable with XLR and 1/4" connectors be any better?
  18. Looking to buy instrument mike for outdoor gigs

    Looking for recommendations on a decent instrument microphone for primarily outdoor gigs. It will be needed for 3 instruments to be interchanged throughout the gig: mandolin, banjo-uke and...
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    Re: banjolin vs banjolele vs tenor banjo vs other?

    Just as a follow-on to this thread, I wanted to post my current status: I've gone ahead and ordered a Gold Tone concert banjo uke, which should be arriving sometime next week. I ordered it directly...
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    Re: banjolin vs banjolele vs tenor banjo vs other?

    I hear you on "entry level", probably not what I want based upon past experience. I'm interested in hearing more about the drawbacks of a soprano vs a concert uke. Is it primarily that the neck...
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    Re: banjolin vs banjolele vs tenor banjo vs other?

    In shopping around I find varying prices for new banjo ukes. This looks like a particularly good deal, but I wonder about quality: http://www.adirondackguitar.com/uke/FMM-E-130_rh.htm (I would...
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    Re: banjolin vs banjolele vs tenor banjo vs other?

    Another question: what are the key differences in the soprano, tenor and concert banjo ukes? Can they all be tuned to GDAE?
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    Re: banjolin vs banjolele vs tenor banjo vs other?

    Yes, I think you may be on to something here... and the good news is that there are several stores listed that stock these within a 60 mile radius of my home. The new ones are a bit out of my price...
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    Re: banjolin vs banjolele vs tenor banjo vs other?

    Please define what you mean here... !? (loud, tinny, hard to play?) One key consideration for me is that it be light weight, since this new toy would be an add-on to the instruments I already...
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    banjolin vs banjolele vs tenor banjo vs other?

    Looking for information as to the differences in sound, playability, etc in the banjolin vs the banjo-ukelele vs the tenor banjo. For the sake of simplification let's consider that each instrument...
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