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    Re: Mel Bay 200 Mandolin

    Alan, now that you brought it up, I think you're right and that's how it happened. Thanks...dan
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    Re: Mel Bay 200 Mandolin

    Explorer - Google is what i use most often, but I tried it again and one popped up.
    Don - As always, thanks for your help. It looks like MB has combined some of the old books and it's there.
    Alan...
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    Mel Bay 200 Mandolin

    The title needs one more zero to make it "Mel Bay 2000 Mandolin".

    This book is out of print and my search for a used one has failed miserably. What I'm looking for is the tab and chords to...
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    Re: Gigbag for 19 Inch Telecaster Tenor

    The Fender gig bag that comes with their Tenor Tele is protective, well made and looks good. It might behoove you to check it out.
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    Re: Nylon string GDAE

    Well, there are some high end classical guitars that have great volume, but i haven't heard them side by side with a D18. Nylon really works for using fingers and steel just chews up my nails. A...
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    Re: Back to guitar after mandolin break

    Just curious about what your guitar and mandolins are.
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    Re: "Perfect" Scroll?

    While there are plenty of lookers out there, my all time favorite is Hamlett. It's a blend of the F5 and H5. Subtle, elegant and graceful.
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    Re: Economy or alternate picking

    Watching videos of the masters will give you lots of info. While various notes can be had with economy picking, the sound/timing/attitude gives a different sound and feel when using lots of down...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Huck - Thank you for posting the pics i couldn't access. That's a really interesting and effective way to get Telecaster saddles on it.
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    It's a good thing that Fender is about wanting to make more to sell.

    creebobby - So far i've failed at finding pics of your saddle conversion. Might you post a pic and info on how to buy?
  11. Re: string gauges for 23" scale electric OM?

    It's good to know that I'm in the ballpark. Thanks again.
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    creebobby and Huck - i'm not a facebook guy but am very interested in the brass saddle mod you're talking about. Does it require more holes in the Tenor Tele tail piece? Info/source/pics/etc would...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Alternative names for posers can be such a regional and cultural thing. For example, Southern humor isn't always in context with our Northern friends, and vice versa. I've always liked the "big...
  14. string gauges for 23" scale electric OM?

    Putting together string sets for a Fender Tenor Tele strung up as an OM and thought I'd ask what your favorite strings and gauges are for an electric 4 string 23" scale OM. It's really has a 22.75"...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Verne - I appreciate your post and the direction you've taken. Both my folks grew up on farms in the Shenandoah Valley during the Great Depression, and there are a bunch of cousins who still farm...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Verne - My teen years were in the '70's. You likely know most of this stuff, but this is where I'm coming from. After missing the country you speak of and my not getting the revelation until the...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Being late to the party, I didn't start looking for one until a month or so ago. By that time the dealers had stopped taking orders and those I spoke with had no interest in trying to get one and...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Huck - I've always liked the Feista Red color pictured. It would've been my first choice, but I like to see some wood grain.
    Has the lack of a string tree been an issue?
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Hi Huck. The FedEx info says Thursday the 19th but also says the only thing done was the shipping order. It would be nice if their tracking system was more up to date...or maybe it is what it is. ...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Fender emailed me today to say they're back in stock, so i touched the trigger. Would've rather given a store the business but nobody i contacted was interested. i hope it's a nice one. Thanks to...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    It may help if folks went to the Fender Telecaster web page and clicked the "notify me when available" box. Listing the Tenor Tele with the Telecasters might be a good sign from our friends at...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    It doesn't seem like good business sense to redesign and tool up for a completely different size, unlike anything else Fender makes, only to make one short limited run. Even tho CNC programming is...
  23. Re: Campanella two-point (How to make an accent on due?)

    There's a story about Johnny Smith being asked why he didn't play barre chords, and his reply was, "I don't play them because I don't like them." As far as the mandolin goes, the 3 course chords...
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    Re: Fender Tenor Tele - First Impressions

    Okay, i was wondering what i was missing out on. There was once a MIJ Squier tele in the house; not as good a guitar as its Strat counterpart and with the weight on the heavier side of medium with...
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    Re: Fender Tenor Tele - First Impressions

    Hmmm. Maybe my taste is in my mouth, as my favorite ash tele's have all been at or under 7 pounds, with one 8 pound exception. And swamp ash's popping tone tickles my ears much more than the hard...
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