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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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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Sounds like a fun project good luck!
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    I am so jealous of those triplets! Seems I am making no progress at all! But it's a great tune and sounds most excellent! I find I hope you continue to post tunes after this year is over! I am...
  23. Re: Would you sacrifice tone for playability?

    I let nothing decrease the tone of my instrument to a point. An explanation of tone would be in order. I want a nice solid very good tone up and down the neck. I would not give up the great tone for...
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    Re: 1918 f4

    Wow, I love it! But I do have a thing for oval hole mandolins.
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    Re: Tonegards

    Let's not go crazy this device won't be for everyone. I have no doubt it makes a mandolin sound better to the player rather than having it against the body. I can and have duplicated this. I do not...
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