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    Re: Girouard F5 Ensemble

    Pictures, or it didn't happen:)
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    Re: Three string chords - good and bad?

    That’s nice, but there’s 4 other stand inversions, if you desires are not met.
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    “Many people have had good results doing the opposite of what I say”-Frank Pain.

    “….but I’ve done this all my life, so you should try it”-Frank Pain.
  4. Sounds like ‘Topsy’ changes, don’t know the key....

    Sounds like ‘Topsy’ changes, don’t know the key.

    Fun tune.
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    Re: Helical head joijter

    It’s the angle of the cutter into the wood that prevents tearing, like a scraper. In the old days, the blades were back beveled to scrape a bit on tough woods. They dull quicker but tear less. ...
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    Re: Please define “intermediate”

    Well, in Oregon at least, apprenticeship programs are state defined and have 2 ratings, apprentice and journeyman. Depending on the trade, it takes 3 years (or more) OJT plus 6 or more semesters of...
  7. Re: Using cheaper mandolin for extensive practice.

    I play for me, so I practice with my 2 favorites in a monthly rotation. I’m always using an instrument that sounds good and plays well. Why do anything different?

    I use those for jamming, and a...
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    Many different markets. As a player, the signed label is worth $0 to me, but as a collector/investor thinking of resale value, quite a lot.

    Won't be a choice I'll have to make:)
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    People do things different from me. I don’t question their taste, usually, and ignore their comments about mine, usually.

    I learned that a long time ago.
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    I suspect inventory control is a contributor. An order would generate a parts bill, each part would be pulled from inventory or manufactured for that batch. Those parts would make ‘x’ instruments. ...
  11. Thread: Pick guard

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    Re: Pick guard

    There are pictures on the internet.
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    Of course you can fake it, sometimes more successfully than other times. That’s the nature of improvisation. The opposite would be playing a precomposed break. What fun is that?

    Chord tones...
  13. Re: 1903 postacard showing how to not play a mandolin

    That's actually from the classic 'Fettucine Modern Method of Mandolin', in the chapter on the advanced 'reverse overlap' hand position, mastered by so few.:)
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    Re: Dr. Arm for Mandolin

    Outsourcing arm rests seems a bit much to me, “Assembled in USA”. Looks like most other arm rests, no price savings.
  15. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Subtle humor, or attempts thereof, often escapes so many people.:)
  16. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    I do believe it’s ‘man do lin’.

    Thanks for allowing me to clarify this:)
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    Re: Scaggs "Daniel Prayed"

    Can’t really pinpoint the break section you describe.

    David McLaughlin’s break on the JMB version is really clean, clear distinct notes.

    Both are great versions.
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    Re: Lakota mandolin straps

    Mine’s a flat braid, elk. Never noticed any stretch.
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    Re: TablEdit is back!

    And makes the ‘Guidelines’ more prominent too.
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    Re: Finally built one for myself

    A beauty, as always. A sound lip perhaps?
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    I’m holding out for a signed one, but it has to be cherry red, like the F4s.

    Not holding my breath, orcwallet:)
  22. Re: Difficulty finding Elixir Nanoweb coated strings

    That’s unfortunate, those strings were really nice.
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    Here's a screenshot of my exercise. The screenshot is the diatonic chords per key. I rotate the practice via the circle of fifths, sharp keys one day, flat keys the next. SimonDS's chart above is...
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    I wrote a simple iRealPro chart for all the chords in a key. The last 5 chords are in the circle.

    44773366225511, 7 bars. One bar chording, one bar chord tones. Cycle through the circle, maybe...
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    Re: My latest order for classical

    Very lovely work.
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