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    Re: Fretting sharp on the 12th fret E string

    Well, I used a straight edge to check fret height and everything's level on the 11th, 12th and 13th. My eyes aren't as good as they used to be so I even used a magnifying glass to make sure. No...
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    Re: Fretting sharp on the 12th fret E string

    Thanks Nevin for the tip. Checking fret height with a straight-edge will be an easy and quick thing to do this afternoon, though a string change is probably a day or two away (depending on my...
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    Re: Fretting sharp on the 12th fret E string

    Thanks Jeff. I like simple, too. It's time for a new set anyway.
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    Re: Fretting sharp on the 12th fret E string

    Thank you all for jumping in on this. It's time to change the strings but I wanted to see what else I might do while it's on the bench. Pops1, I was wondering about the fret height so I'll give it a...
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    Re: Fretting sharp on the 12th fret E string

    I understand why you sold yours. If I wasn't so happy with mine, I would sell it. Even when I upgrade here in a year or two, it will probably remain my beater.
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    Re: Definition of a good mandolin playerís spouse

    I'm the only one in our family that plays any musical instrument. When I told my wife of 24 years (at the time) that I was going to buy a mandolin, she was immediately on-board. She knew I liked...
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    Fretting sharp on the 12th fret E string

    I purchased my Loar LM520 from TMS back in 2017. It was set up well with no issues out of the box. Intonation was and has been good up the neck. It, along with my A-style and OM, hang on the wall in...
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    Re: Favorite Metronome

    One of the beautiful things about this community is the sharing of everyone's experiences. I've never considered a drum machine for this purpose but I may have to give it a go.

    I bought a KLIQ...
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    Re: Practicing Mandolin with out a mandolin....

    Like you, I work mostly on visualizing and memorization. I've read where some people will use an object to simulate the fretboard to work on left-hand fretting techniques. It could have some...
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    Re: Substantial sale at Bernunzio's

    Allen, I was doing real good this year controlling my MAS while looking through the Classifieds and some of the Cafe sponsors' sites, then you had to go and post this. Now I'm trying to talk myself...
  11. Thread: Mandolin stands

    by FredK
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    Re: Mandolin stands

    +1 for the Hercules stand. It gives an extra level of security IMO.
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    Re: Tone Gard - Comfortable ?

    I bought a tone guard for my first mandolin but haven't for the others. It's not a game-changer for me, but it's all about personal preferences.
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    Re: New Peghead Nation web site

    Haven't been to that site in quite a while. That's an amazing upgrade. Much easier on the eyes.
  14. TMS knows how to do it right.

    TMS knows how to do it right.
  15. Thread: Ebony mandolin

    by FredK
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    Re: Ebony mandolin

    Just WOW! She's a beauty.
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    Re: Sierra Hullís E-Tune

    So cool! Watching Sierra play is just as much fun as listening to her. Thanks for the share, Mark.
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    Re: Case for a Calhoun

    My Calhoun hangs on the wall by my desk for quick & easy access. Never thought about a hard case for it but now that you bring it up . . . . . :popcorn:
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    Re: Happy Anniversary Mandolin Cafe!

    Happy Anniversary, Mandolin Cafe! Scott, you and your team have made this a great place to hang out and learn. Here's to the next 25!
  19. Thread: Little Sadie

    by FredK
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    Re: Little Sadie

    Great job, Mark. I enjoyed that. Good way to end up my day.
  20. Re: Flatiron 1N (The one that got away) and Northfield Calhoun

    I got a Northfield Calhoun from Elderly right before all the lockdown hit. It's got a great sound; much different than my F style The Loar. I wanted an O or oval hole sound. Spent a lot of time...
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    Re: Strap for A-style (that old chestnut)

    It's not as pretty but it gets the job done. It's inconvenient for tuning G and E though. If Lakota made a strap that could be tied or otherwise looped to go under the strings, I'd do that.
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    Re: Strap for A-style (that old chestnut)

    I use a Lakota strap and just put it around the headstock between the first set of tuners. My preference was the option to add/remove the strap without removing the strings. I've had no problems...
  23. Re: Top classical pieces every mandolin player should know

    Although there are some classical pieces I enjoy listening to, I was not brought up or trained in it. It never appealed to me while playing keyboard or guitar. Even when this thread first came out, I...
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    Re: Bluegrass Mando Lessons??

    Both Peghead Nation and ArtistWorks will provide you with the structure you need. Both have a comparable cost involved but well worth it. I've used both Sharon Gilchrist's and Mike Marshall's...
  25. Re: Unexpected things/benefits about playing mandolin

    Attempts to restart my music with keyboard and guitar after years of neglect fell way short. It wasn't the sound or the medium I was looking for. Mandolin not only rekindled my love for making music...
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