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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    To our esteemed Admin and family, and anyone else from here at the Cafe' that is reporting from NAMM this year, I'm sending my sincere gratitude. You're allowing me and my family to enjoy notable...
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Hmmm, I can send Chris a couple of my Fender Heavy picks if he wants them... They're really easy to replace when you get mad and throw them at the sound tech, in my experience anyway.

    But if he...
  3. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    Grumpy.

    Or Monopoly Man.

    It's a long story, I don't want to talk about either of them. :))
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    Re: Great 48 in Bakersfield, CA

    I'm sympathetic.

    It's last day here now and folks are mostly either sleeping off jamming until 4am last night, or getting ready to go. The last event is a Sunday Morning Gospel hour, and...
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    Two thoughts, speculation and I could easily be wrong...

    1) Not trying to justify it at all, but TS was not restricted before 1977, and it could easily have been the material that made up the...
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    Thank you for the info!

    My opinion, and I'm sure others will offer theirs and they'll be just as valid, is that you have to follow your heart. If you're hearing the sound you really love from an...
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    If you don't mind, can we hear more from you about why you feel like you may have bought the wrong instrument? We can theorize all month in trying to help you, but hearing a few more details from...
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    Re: Great 48 in Bakersfield, CA

    Found out late yesterday that we have a mini-suite on 2nd floor. Kitchen/living-room half for jamming. Wahoo!
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    Re: Upgrading a tailpiece

    From my experience the James tailpiece sits noticeably higher (~1/16") off of the top than the traditional style stamped tailpiece that came with my F-9 (using the exact same mounting screw holes). ...
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    I'm not dependent on watching chords from guitar most of the time, using my ears instead. On mandolin and banjo I've gotten used to playing in closed positions ~90% of the time and can discover and...
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    Re: Great 48 in Bakersfield, CA

    Gr8 48 -- Coming next week!!!
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    Re: ToneGuard Question

    I had a sissy bar with a bag in back, and I had crash bars and saddle bags and windshield and the works after I restored my '78 shovelhead. It was a nice ride, I had to keep reminding myself that I...
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    Re: Levin brace info

    I picked up one of these for just this kind of inspection. It's been very handy for all kinds of things, and it's not too pricey. (NFI)

    DEPSTECH WiFi Borescope Inspection Camera
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    Re: Merry Christmas

    Best wishes to all here for this holiday season, and for the coming year!!!
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    Re: ToneGuard Question

    And now, even alphorns (aka those long horns used in the Ricola commercials). Who would have dreamed?

    Hmmm, I wonder if there is a ToneGard or similar device for alphorns...
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    Re: ToneGuard Question

    Yes, I've heard there's a real re-awakening happening among yodelists. Predictions are that yodeling will soon elevate into the place of alphorning in popularity.

    Woe, those poor alphornists.
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  17. Re: Couple of strings going out of tune regularly. Machine heads?

    It's possible, but pretty unusual for turners to fail like this. Here are some other things to look at -- sorry if these are things you've already considered...

    Might want to check your nut, your...
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    It's sort of exciting to change things that are so fundamental, the learning curve brings in lots of other nuances. I'm really glad to have gone through it.
  19. Thread: Improvising

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    Re: Improvising

    I wanted to post a simple example of how I arrange a tune, involving improv and tools that I know how to use...

    We're in a season that uses a lot of tunes for celebration that we don't usually...
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    Maybe this informal clip will show how this new pick posture is working out for me...


    https://youtu.be/-9QZTXsVQiM
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    Re: Satin-nickel plating?

    Years ago I had a similarly small item electroless nickle plated. It came out with a very nice low gloss satin finish. It is possible that these tailpiece covers were originally plated using this...
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    Re: Sliding Door Side Port, CBOM Makers?

    I have one on my Alcoa double bass, in the driver-side C. Mine is a hinged trap door. The port was primarily put there for inside setup and repair access, but I do use it for monitoring, often, in...
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    Phil, they're splayed out, pretty relaxed (or maybe a better description would be open, not completely curled, but not completely straight). I couldn't get into the curled posture with my right hand...
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    Just some follow up, about 2 months since I tortured my index finger and decided to change my pick posture. things are going very well. I'd estimate the pick work is actually going better now than...
  25. Re: Of your favorite instruments that qualify for this site...

    I have two mandolins that are in playable order right now, both are F-style and both are setup pretty close to identically. One would cost quite a bit to replace today, the other was quite...
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