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    Sep-05-2018, 4:05pm
    I love playing a 26” scale. But rather than a stretch it makes me relax into moving about the fretboard more.
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    Sep-01-2018, 3:28pm
    Try to locate the thumb so it’s pretty much opposing the second finger. Shortening the reach like that is a sign of allowing tension to creep in to...
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    Aug-26-2018, 4:01pm
    Just keep it simple and forget about complexity. What you are doing does not require complexity. if you have an iPhone then both of these do what...
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    Aug-23-2018, 3:11am
    Beanzy replied to a thread Heavy strings in Equipment
    Iím in exactly the same situation Ivan, was loving it with the MD11 set just tried the MD12 on the last string change. However I notice they give...
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Visit to the Furniture Stores of the Victoria & Albert museum

by Beanzy on Nov-01-2016 at 3:18pm
Maxine organised for a group of us to visit the Furniture Stores of the Victoria & Albert museum at Blythe House in London. It took nine months to organise & I'm hugely grateful to her for the opportunity.
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New Mandolin

by Beanzy on Nov-02-2015 at 6:39pm
I've finally committed to buying The Mandolin, deposit cheque for £1500 going off in the morning. Scary given that's the most I'd ever paid for an instrument in the past (cello,& case). This one will come in at £4,000 and be pretty unique.

I decided against anything conventional or what others normally view as an ideal. It will be two point, 32mm wide nut with the courses offset towards the bass side to allow for my fat fingers. No truss rod, instead it will have a 3mm carbon

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Calace 58-A

by Beanzy on May-08-2013 at 12:17am
I picked up this Calace 58-A to use as my new workhorse mandolin for my orchestral playing. It's got a few issues but has a lovely sound even before I've dealt with those.

Someone had added a zero fret at one time to make up for a nut that had worn too low with use. I'll be replacing that soon.

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