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    Re: Our Fearless Leader Spotted!

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    Re: Our Fearless Leader Spotted!

    Clearly an autocorrect override.
    Our Peerless Leader Spotted!
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    Re: Pick Choice on Electric Mandolin vs Acoustic

    Not very selective about picks for traditional eight string acoustic, variety of thick picks. Not playing these much these days.
    For five string electrics, no pick at all. Bare thumb with well...
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    Re: Wagon Wheel help?

    Roanoke, Virginia not New York?

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    Re: 5-string mandolin for beginner?

    FWIW, my Fender FM-60E 5 string stays in its gig bag in a closet, while the Sparrow is on a stand by the sofa.
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    Re: 5-string mandolin for beginner?

    Have a Sparrow Solid Body 5-string Walnut Electric Mandolin purchased this past October. (This seller is open to offers.) Has become my go to electric five string. Very well made, superior fit and...
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    Re: Mandolin is guitar upside down?

    Double Stops – Playing two notes at once on adjacent strings is a hallmark of Chuck Berry and Johnny B. Goode makes heavy use of the technique.
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    Re: Tune a ukulele like a mandolin

    Have and play soprano ukuleles tuned as mandolin with Aquila Soprano Uke Mandolin Tuned (Fifths) Set, 30U.
    Concerts and tenors tuned as mandola with Aquila Concert Uke Mandolin Tuned (Fifths) Set,...
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    Re: 1915 Vracas Bouzouki Strings

    Guessing from the date that it has 6 strings.
    Traditionally tuned dD aa dd. 6 String Greek Bouzouki Tuning
    (D = D below Middle C
    d = D above Middle C
    a = A below Middle C)
    Strings...
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    Re: Plectrum guitar string gauges.

    Plectrum guitar

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    Re: Strings - Ball end to Loop End

    If you have a ball end string and need a loop end, you can simply remove the brass ball from the loop at the end of the string.
    The safest way to remove the brass ball is to "bite" it with a pair of...
  12. Thread: Pick Boxes

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    Re: Pick Boxes

    Bags, not boxes. Zip lock sandwich size plastic bags. Visible contents and adaptable size.
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    Re: How many of you play 3rd-less chords?

    A chord is three or more single pitches heard simultaneously.
    A dyad is two single pitches heard simultaneously.
    A power chord is a dyad and not a chord.
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    Re: Octave mandolin and pinky issue

    The thumb has its own tendon.
    First finger and pinkie each has a separate tendon.
    However, our two middle fingers share a tendon.
    If you look at the back of your hand you can see and trace...
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    The Kalamazoo Gals

    Podcast: The Kalamazoo Gals of the Old Gibson Guitar Factory
    The story of the women who stepped up to produce thousands of guitars during World War II.

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  16. Re: Flattened 3rd and Flattened 7th. Why use one over the other?

    The blue notes are the result of the pitches used by slide guitar and mandolin players and may require significant "bending" on fretted instruments played with no slide.

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  17. Re: Are there any 5-string tenors exist? Are there any vintage on

    The five-string version of the cello da spalla may have been what Bach had in mind for performing his Cello Suite No. 6 (which presents many technical problems on a four-string cello).

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    Re: Portable reverb ideas

    Retro Verb Classic - Stereo Digital Reverb Pedal - Analog Sounds? (nfi)
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    Re: Post a pic of your cat sleeping in your case

    Why do cats love boxes (and cases) so much?
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    Re: APC Octave Mandolin - Tuning

    Tuning is shown as the usual octave below mandolin in 4 courses.
    "Cordas: Aço, Afinação - (1ª) EE, AA, DD, GG - Tiro de corda 563 mm"
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    Re: Gibson K5 mandocello unicorns and fairy dust

    Butterflies and zebras, rainbows?
  22. Thread: Mandolin Mutes?

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    Re: Mandolin Mutes?

    Felt ukulele picks might be worth a try.

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    Re: What’s going through your mind during a solo?

    Sing!

    No matter what instrument is being played, string or wind, I'm singing the melody in my head.
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    Re: RC Cola And A Moon Pie

    In the 60's in SC, RC Cola had a marketing campaign.
    If the same logo on top of the cap was under the cork on the inside, the drink was free.
    Working in a general store, it became easy to spot...
  25. Re: J.L. Smith Mandolins: Yes! I'm still building some Emandos.

    Emando has builder info.
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