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  1. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    I swear, I learn stuff around here almost every day, more often than not from some unexpected direction. For instance ... I never knew them Nitty Gritty types covered this song. Indeed, I've never...
  2. Re: Is The Note On The 5th Fret Of Your Mando’s “A” String a “D”?

    Raising the bridge will exacerbate the problem. Most likely you have to move the bridge back a bit.

    When you press down on a string, you stretch it a little. Fretted strings are a little sharper...
  3. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Thanks for your insights. As a somewhat reformed former editor myself, I've encountered a dizzying variety of errors. I tended to use a pretty light hand with content, but little patience with usage...
  4. Re: How to Keep a Headstock Tuner from Damaging Your Instrument

    There are pics in Posts # 109, #114, and #117. I like these; they seem to solve most issues.

    One issue they cannot solve due to their nature is permanence. Since they are installed...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    No idea. None whatsoever. One would think someone trying to get that much for an item would put more effort and info into the listing. You know? Such as writing up a description - and making it good...
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    Re: How high do you go

    Those frets are sort of like cops. It's nice to know they're there but most of the time I don't need them, I get along fine without them, but if I need them, they're available. :) I guess I could...
  7. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Duly noted and point well taken. I reiterate my stance on the matter, which is I do NOT want this to become a debate about that. If it does, I will voluntarily edit my post to remove the part which...
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    Re: Mandolin Crossword Puzzle

    This slipped under my notice last year, but NewsFetcher's reminder caught my eye this year. And I finally remembered to stop by the library and print it (I have no printer) yesterday. Spent an...
  9. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    I have a friend who has moved to Germany, so now she's pretty much a facebook friend, whose personal agenda and thus answer for just about every failing of anything American is America's woefully...
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    I always got a chuckle out of Ron Thomasson, lead singer and mandolin picker (yes, MC) of Dry Branch Fire Squad, host band of Winterhawk (now Frey Fox) Bluegrass Festival, saying "we ain't good, but...
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    Re: bVII—IV—I (NMC)

    "Hey Joe" (copyrighted 1962) takes this progression to an almost absurd extent, two steps further : F - C - G - D - A is how I play it.

    Also in 1962, the original recorded version of "Morning Dew"...
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    Re: bVII—IV—I (NMC)

    Funny thing, I was just thinking about this an hour ago, because of "Sgt. Pepper." I'm rerunning a list on facebook of albums that influenced me - an intriguing project from last year at this time,...
  13. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    If you look at my report, you'll see the accents indicated. All four examples offer both options. Make of that what you will. :whistling:
  14. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Reminds me somehow of the language options on facebook. In English, there are US and UK. In French, there are France and Canada. There is no Cajun French, which is different from both - probably not...
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    Re: Looking for Luthier, Florida

    Yeah, let me know if you find one. I'm a good bit further south than you ;) but what the hey? My longtime luthier is up in CT and that's even more of a drive.
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    OMG! :crying: I missed that. ˇAy caramba! :crying:
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    Re: A4 serial number discrepancy ?

    There's no discrepancy. The number stamped inside on the neck block is the factory order number (FON), which most experts (I am not one) agree is a more accurate indicator of age than the serial...
  18. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Oh, OK. Subtlety is often a casualty of printed communication, which does not convey inflection. Hence, the emoji. ;)

    For the record, in all seriousness and sincerity, I'm as surprised and...
  19. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Believe what you want to believe, but that is actually incorrect. :(

    In the findings I presented earlier gleaned from research, the correct pronunciation is "man da lin." In English, pronunciation...
  20. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Over the last few years I've gotten accustomed to seeing more typos than before, probably due to people using their phones. This enables a higher level of clumsiness than previously. I can usually...
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    I'm sure you're exaggerating for emphasis. You wouldn't really be OK with that. Who would be? This isn't anywhere near that level of destruction. I'll grant the musician (I misspoke; he's the bass...
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    And now for something completely different ...

    The Tonight Show has a recurring bit called "Do Not Play." Jimmy Fallon trots out a few examples of terrible music, supposedly actual recordings,...
  23. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Perhaps. Many favor precision, in many manifestations. ;) Surprised about JeffD, though. He's one of the sharper tools in the shed. :confused:

    Oh well!
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    Re: Richard Thompson Mandolin TAB

    Intriguing tune. I've been exploring his (much) earlier work with Fairport Convention for the last couple of months, but not listened to much of his more recent work since the mid-to-late 1990s. It...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Very nice! This is a song that intrigued me, even mystified me, when it was first out. It took me quite a long time to learn that it was Don McLean. And even longer to learn it was not about a girl...
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