I match picks to instruments for the sound I like, I match to broken in strings, so I don't have to change strings much. :-)
For me strings are more...
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I have a distiller from Amazon, it makes one gallon in 4 hours, my 1 gal humidifier uses about 1 gal a day, so it keeps up.
My place is tiny, so a 1...
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Maybe it's a worn fret so it's hitting the next fret up, that's my best guess. You can verify it's a geometry issue by temporarily raising the...
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I'm more of an acoustic player who uses a pickup and some effects to fit into a band better.
EQ + compression is my game. Some low cut to remove...
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When I was shopping archtop ovals, I tried the new hybrids and the old traditional tubby sounding ones and went with the traditional sound. Tubby is...
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Half is the difference between eighths and sixteenths. I was pretty amazed if you were playing four notes to a beat at 120 one year out of the gate....
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softnek stick-on neck pad.
The problem can happen because you are gripping a v-neck like a guitar instead of the mando...
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I have both. And they are very different instruments.
The big one is the Eastwood (Warren Ellis) mandostang is a 4 string. It will sound like a...
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It's something you have to learn to play well at speed, the exceptions come later IMHO.
In BG there aren't that many exceptions anyway, when I...
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F-hole vs oval hole is the usual sound contrast among archtops. There are variations amongst both, the the party line goes something like this:
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I second Banjo Ben, tons of bluegrass guitar tabs with video walkthroughs, pretty decent strumming pattern intros too. Not free, but not expensive...
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I don't mind the speed, but I still have trouble keeping up in a jam.
My very first BG jam was kinda funny, I couldn't play 16ths at a sustained...
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Not a lot of difference from a 1.3 to a 1.5 if all other factors remain the same.
To me the size and shape make more difference, that said, I am a...
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Pressing too hard will bend sharp, but typically is more pronounced near the nut where the frets are farther apart.
Try fretting just behind the...
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String spacing at the nut and at the saddle are both important. And they are customizable to a point. Saddle is easier to make your own spacing. ...
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Report it, simple as that, fedex is not in the business of paying fraudulent drivers, and if you don't complain, they will never know.
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Davey Stuart tenor guitar (based on his 18" mandola design), TC octave mandolin.
Eastman MD-605SB, MD-604SB, MD-305, all with Grover 309 tuners.
Eastwood 4 string electric mandostang, 2x Airline e-mandola (4-string) one strung as an e-OM.
DSP's: Helix HX Stomp, various Zooms.
Amps: QSC-K10, DBR-10, THR-10, Sony XB-20.
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