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    Today, 3:28pm
    sblock replied to a thread Weighty Question in Equipment
    Ah, the madness of human perception! We manage to fool ourselves all the time, and that's a fact. If you happen to believe that something will...
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    Jan-22-2020, 8:46pm
    Here's an arrangement (both TablEdit and PDF versions are attached). Enjoy!
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    Jan-22-2020, 3:25pm
    sblock replied to a thread Weighty Question in Equipment
    Well, I would tend to doubt very much that the weight (i.e., the added mass) of the ToneGard makes much of a difference. The ToneGard attaches to the...
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    Jan-22-2020, 12:52pm
    sblock replied to a thread Weighty Question in Equipment
    Unfortunately, simply "feeling" the mandolin's vibration using your hands or body is no way to assess the loudness of the instrument. And your ears...
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    Jan-10-2020, 7:45pm
    Are you tabbing something for the fiddle? The reason for the inquiry is that slurs are a violin thing -- they indicate successive notes played with...
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    Jan-10-2020, 11:54am
    sblock replied to a thread Lloyd Loar's Pick in Equipment
    Next, folks will be asking about what kind of strings Lloyd Loar used on his mandolin. I am pretty confident that today's options for both picks and...
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    Jan-06-2020, 11:19am
    To reiterate the advice already given, it is highly unlikely that changing your tailpiece will do much of anything to improve the sound of an...
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    Jan-02-2020, 3:19pm
    Yes, that Pelican case looks like it will certainly work if you plan to check things as luggage, and need to transport two mandolins (not sure why...
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