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    Re: Slash's Little Sister

    wow. that is pretty cool...
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    Re: Who really knows what a mandolin is?

    All of this, including the chart, is so true. Happens to like 99% of the times someone sees my mandolin.
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    Re: Strings and Tailpiece

    willie, i'll try that, and mandophyte thanks for the heads up :)
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    Re: Strings and Tailpiece

    oh! thanks! I had seen those before, but didn't know what they were called or where to get them. thank you :)
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    Strings and Tailpiece

    Is there anything I can do to prevent the buzzing of strings caused by the part of the string behind the bridge touching the tailpiece? I think this is my problem, because I don't hear the buzz when...
  6. Thread: Recording

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    Re: Recording

    Well, maybe... cheaper than that? all i really need is a little bit better sound and to eliminate that background fuzz, I have software.
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    Recording

    What is a cheap system to record different instrument parts and a voice (all played by me) and get a good sound? I'm doing a lot of that type or recording now, just for fun. Usually I just use my...
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    Re: String sound with distortion

    i will change the string anyway because its getting a bit rusty, and readjust my pickups as you suggested. for now ed's suggestion (or what i thought he said) seemed to work out. i must say though, i...
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    Re: String sound with distortion

    oh i'll see about that. well if by maxed out you mean to the right, the darker tone, then that worked out for me. :)
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    Re: String sound with distortion

    oh well that's good. i'll see if i change the strings and check the amp settings, although i'm not sure that's the problem. this kind of sound makes me hesitant to play on the e string when i have...
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    Re: String sound with distortion

    did the mp3 attachment work? it didn't for me.
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    String sound with distortion

    There is something that happens when I have distortion with my mandolin. I think the top three strings play fine, but the e string has this weird sound as if it had some sort of effect on it, instead...
  13. Re: So what are players of electric mandos looking for?

    I wanted an electric mandolin so I could jam along to all my favorite classic rock songs and get a sound close to an electric guitar. :)
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    Chord changes

    Any way to make the change from one chord to another easier? It's usually fine for me but some changes are harder than others...
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    Re: Intonation problems

    Thank you very much, I will do that. Right now, actually.
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    Re: Intonation problems

    Oh. And I listened to your recommendations. I got this book a couple of weeks ago. :) i'll look through it. and Tom, I was using an electric tuner, but I also thought it was off even by ear. I'll...
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    Re: Intonation problems

    My e is .011, my G is .040 i believe. Least that's what the box says. :) I think my scale length is about 14 inches, although that's certainly not exact. I'm not sure what you mean by string height,...
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    Intonation problems

    On electrics, is there any other way to adjust intonation besides adjusting the bridge saddle's distance? I am having some problems with my E-string, I think have to move it forward, because it is...
  19. Re: How old were you when you first started playing the mandolin?

    started at 14 or 15. been at it for 2 or 3 years.
  20. Good Instrument/Mandolin shops in Boston?

    Hi :). I'm going to Boston for two weeks later in summer, and just wanted to know what're some good instrument or mandolin shops there, if you know of any.
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    Re: "sus" chords?

    ah thanks :)
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    Re: Suspended Chords

    ah wow i didn't notice there was already another thread on this
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    "sus" chords?

    what is a chord that has sus in front of it? and some have a sus2 or sus3? how would you "get" that chord from knowing the original chord? for example, if i know b, how do i get bsus, and bsus2?
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    Re: My new Airline Electric Mandola

    woah, that is a cool video. :)
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    Re: Same pick for electric and acoustic

    i don't know much about this, but at first i began with a very thin, bendy pick on my acoustic. For my electric, i started using dunlop .88 mm... for me that was very thick, although i know they get...
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