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I wrote this in the Two Pointer Social Group but decided it's probably better off here--in the blog section. Just another of my two cents.....
For the most part, Ive been a first position player. Every now and then, when the fingering order fits, I might "escape" all the way up to the tenth fret.
Bluegrass Up The Neck by Niles Hokkanen has been highly recommended on the Cafe and his YouTube video is exactly what I strive to play-----so I ordered his
There's been a bit of discussion about Dampits--the green worm like humidifiers that go inside the instrument through the sound hole.
A few of the Cafe members that I trust have posted about a customer who had problems with them---mold around the sound hole, cracked f holes or water spots.
I have yet to see any of the talented and helpful builders post of several customers having problems with the Dampits.
I don't think there is a product that some individual
I haven't had an instrument in years I felt was worth worrying about the humidity levels. I got a 2 point Eastman in January and decided it was time to worry.
Within a week, I could feel the grain on the top. Not thinking this was a good sign I decided to find out what was going on. My hygrometer was way, way off---no wonder it was a close out item on eBay.
I had a few Dampits already on the way, so I used the sponge in a baggie with paper punch holes. When they
I had to face a few facts:
1: I may be to old to work but, I'm to young to retire.
2: I would starve to death trying to make a living playing a mandolin and it doesn't lay eggs.
3: The truck engine has to be rebulit.
4: No "Super Mando" this year.
After a few weeks in a rental truck (), I'm back in the black beast. As fast as ever with a fresh stable of 600 horses. You just don't realize how much of
Take my work for it, sittin' off the interstate in Portageville, Mo on Easter Sunday with a crack in the block running from below the cylinder head to as far as you can see is no way to save up to buy a new mando.
600hp Cat Rebuild=$18,000
Very Nice Mandolin=$18,000
Maybe it's time to retire.