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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    And you're goal with the animals will need you mobile! I hope you post some critter pics at some point!
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    Re: Leather straps: flat or braided?

    182012I used a very soft leather and round braided my own, most comfortable strap I have ever had.
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    I like it!
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Good to hear Jill I hope you feel better ASAP! Make sure you follow through with all your PT once it begins and after it’s over, so many people think once physical therapy is over they can call it...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Excellent! Only five more that's kind of sad!
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Love it! In a previous post, we discussed your thumb movement. I was curious how it would work out so I have tried it a few times and found it is oddly quickly reactive for instance I think it helps...
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    That has to hurt but how did you jam it under your fingernail if you were keeping it parallel to the strings? When I hold the pick up close like that my index is curled up inside my thumb lightly not...
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    Look at Jill’s right hand technique in the songs these.
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/143019-2019-Tune-A-Week-Project
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    I have never tried a speed bevel but I don’t have any issue with the normal BC edge. I mentioned in another thread I always used thick picks, 2-3 mm or more. But going to BC I didn’t need them that...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Now those are fine goals worthy of pursuing! Farms critters and music go hand in hand!
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Very nice I found it particularly relaxing! Thanks!
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    You did great not a singel sniffle!
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    Re: Insomniacs? Asians?

    Threads almost never go as expected it may seem like it for the first few posts then something triggers something else and the tangents are acquired!
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    Re: Refinishing the top: pros and cons

    Exactly as Sunburst says. Might work might do nothing. I am not knowledgeable enough to know if itnis varnish or not which is why I would have just tried ina small spot. But as has been pointed out...
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    Re: Insomniacs? Asians?

    NA here and certainly was awake then. I don't sleep much.
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    Re: Refinishing the top: pros and cons

    I would nbe tempted to use some alcohol on one small spot and see how the existing finish softens and or moves, smoothout. Then a noce french over that. All depending on what the first test did with...
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    Re: Picking faster?

    Type in metronome on Amazon. They range fro 16$, got mine on sale for closer to ten on up even some swinging arm types for 35 on up. The one I have as a dial and you turn it to the bpm you want itnis...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    GREAT! I just realised these are all on youtube so I subscribed. Maybe now I can learn some!
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    Congrats Tom S!
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    Re: Show off your back side

    Every time I think I had an original idea I find one of the builders here have already done it! Love the back embellishments! But again I'm a day late and a dollar short for a fresh idea.
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    Re: tone and picks vs strings

    Yea true but that isn’t the point. I had two style and three picks of varying sizes, each had a unique tone that I no longer hear and the only change was the strings. The tp thin one was a bit...
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    Re: My new mando!

    Looks great what's the tone like?
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    I did a couple things to help my hand strength and ability to manipulate the pick. One was I use those Chinese balls you roll around in your hand. Two I hold the pick in my hand and practice...
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    Re: Tonegards

    Well, I didn't expect such a debate. I was just really curious if the people who use them still like them and if they did any finish damage. I never leave a tuner on it goes on gets tuned and comes...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Jill, I don't know if you ever worked a farm but prepare yourself it is a lot of work! I'm on 5.5 acres and it is non stop. On the other hand, it is a load of fun to just sit on the porch and noodle...
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