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    Re: Boot lace strap - how to tie to end pin?

    A simple slip knot does the trick.
  2. Re: Shipping an instrument in January

    Winter is the peak for instrument sales and all shops around the world have them shipped in. It is normal to ship in Jan. :)
  3. Re: Radiused fretboard with straight bridge on a Kentucky

    Without having the instrument in hand, it's difficult to know exactly what's wrong. However you should keep in mind that the path of each string is independent of the shape of the saddle top or nut...
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    Starting the New Year Off Light

    Yep, starting off light. I sold a dozen guitars, a mandolin, all my CDs, my record player and amplifier for it, and gave away my set of harmonicas in the past 6 weeks.

    I now have only one...
  5. Pale Rose & Ginger - My Mandolin Christmas Tune

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZvC8fcaKpE

    Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday.
  6. Re: Beginners, how many set up your mandolin successfully on your

    If you take a machinests straightedge and lay it on the frets, you will likely find a hump where the neck meets the body. This will limit how low your action can be set. As you play up the neck, you...
  7. Re: Radiused fretboard with straight bridge on a Kentucky

    If the nut slots are of varying depths,then it will behave as a 'radiused' nut,so will the bridge slots. However - going back 10 years or so,i fitted a new CA bridge to my first good mandolin. The...
  8. Radiused fretboard with straight bridge on a Kentucky

    I just bought a new Kentucky KM-272 mandolin from Elderly. I think Elderly have "pro-Setup" it.
    While the Action looks quite low, the strings feel tight. I changed the original strings to Thomastik...
  9. Thread: Chords

    by Mandoplumb
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    Re: Chords

    I agree some times the 0023 G is what I "hear" and what zxl',,,I think is needed at that time, but why limit myself to that shape. Maybe in the next measure a 2357 shape is needed. If I say I can't...
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    by Bob Buckingham
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    Re: Chords

    If you are playing bluegrass, four finger chords give the heartiest chop. Other wise your notes are window dressing on top what the guitar and bass are playing. True in any musical genre if applied...
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    Re: Busking! who's gone and done it?

    Doggone. It took me a week, playing about 3 hours a night in downtown Seattle's shopping district, to earn a little over $500 playing Christmas carols on the viola. Of course this was in 1989 and...
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    Re: Busking! who's gone and done it?

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    I went out today to our town big chain grocery store to do some casual busking. Fallbrook is a small town (40,000) in rural North County San Diego that advertises itself as "The...
  13. Thread: Chords

    by Mark Gunter
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    Re: Chords

    Jethro of course is right, that applies to chords that are not extended chords, like 7 chords (ex. G7, A7, C7, etc.)

    In other words, all your simple major and minor chords have only three notes,...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Chuck, that was awesome! I love it!

    And Merry Christmas and happy holidays from us too:)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpvn9Lpy1cM
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    Re: So, bought a used Rogue... Huh...

    Here is my cheapie:
    https://www.facebook.com/rob.dreamworker/videos/10157933854144692/?t=67
    Rover solid top mandolin with case: $70
    Dual stick-on transducers (used): $30
    Missed cue by vocalist...
  16. New Nut with greater cource spacing a success

    Well I promised I would post it, here is the before and after, that's an Eastman MD604SB FYI. The after pic is before nut filing, shimming, and centering, but you get the idea.

    Hilariously, this...
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    Re: Reading notation up the neck

    The two best resources for closed form playing, in my experience, are:

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    Re: Reading notation up the neck

    Intermediate violin students learn positions and there are many many good resources for this in the violin world. Here is one. These will get you reading notation up the neck.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Merry whatever doesn't offend you!
    Mando content at the start then just a FB message we send to our 10's of fans.
    https://www.facebook.com/singletonstreet/videos/484097692078429/
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    Re: Reading notation up the neck

    I read notes, that makes me part of the 1%! Wooohoo.
    The entire world of classical music read notes, most at full speed. Once you learn to read position notation, it happens at full speed.
    Keep...
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    Not a mandolin, butI built a cello!

    Not a mandolin I realize, butI built a cello:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8OUY4UxMzg&feature=youtu.be
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    Id rather have Jesus

    Heres Id rather have Jesus on my Kentucky KM900 mandolin.
    New strings, it sounded so good I wanted to record something, hope you like it.

    https://youtu.be/5xNBvtn0y-w
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    Re: A deal on a Kentucky Km 272

    That is funny! I am surprised no one picked it up for a tennis racket! haha
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    Re: A deal on a Kentucky Km 272

    That's an amazing deal on a good instrument. Learning setup on the Rogue is invaluable and keeping it as a campfire mandolin is a bonus!

    Here's a good case that is worth the $40...
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    Re: Humidified Mandolin/Guitar Cabinet

    Thanks for the replies. This thread is more for a particular question, rather than how to humidify a room or a single family house. I'm in a NYC apartment, steam heated. I know the advantages and...
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