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  1. Re: So... They seem to think I'm starving and homeless?

    That reminds me of a photo taken by Walker Evans in the NYC subway in the 30's I think.

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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    Some people like that sound, I think. I've heard this described as wet vs dry tuning - one of them being perfectly synched pairs and the other choosing for intentional variance.

    There's a number...
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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    I completely agree and have not found any tuner that doesn't require a slight final adjustment to each pair by ear. It absolutely drives me crazy when I see someone tune both strings to their tuner...
  4. Re: ISO Recs for Bluegrass Mandolins in the $900-1.2K rang

    Never played one of these, but if it were me this would hit the sweet spot.

    If you don't like it, you can probably sell it for what you got it for or at minimal loss. Something custom made...
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    Re: Red spruce versus Engleman (MT/MT2)

    I shopped for MT's last spring, played a couple different ones including a torrified Red Spruce along with the usual Engleman. I thought there was a small tonal difference between them, mainly when I...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    I believe the Chris Thile quote I heard most recently was `if I practice less than 2 hours in a day, I'm moving backwards'.

    I believe there are a couple different `natural skills' that can help in...
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    Re: Magnetic Pickup Advice

    If you aren't compromising an acoustically good instrument, then I get where you're going.

    Never heard a Kent Armstrong pickup in person, but they always seemed like a pretty good solution to your...
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    Re: Magnetic Pickup Advice

    Is this an acoustic instrument currently?

    If it were me, I would go with single coil or humbuckers on a solid-body electric mandolin - as I would use that type of pickup for resistance to feedback...
  9. Re: Experience in Using Effects on Acoustic Mandolins

    I think if I really love the multi-pedal presets I will eventually progress to the Line 6 HX. I have heard really good reviews from people I know.

    I am really thankful to have gone to the...
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    Re: Good idea / Bad idea ?? Suede back

    I find that keeping the back open has a noticeable benefit for tone and volume and own a tonegard in order to to help keep the mandolin away from my body and fully resonant. Many players use a strap...
  11. Re: Experience in Using Effects on Acoustic Mandolins

    I made the mistake of walking through our local music store around my birthday a month ago and decided to buy the new Zoom A1X Four pedal that just came in. Well, it wasn't a mistake as I am enjoying...
  12. Thread: Thick Picks?

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    Re: Thick Picks?

    I absolutely love the Wegen M250 which is 3.5 mm with the same slices cut out for grip.

    It seems to have improved my tremolo and fast picking, perhaps because it makes `digging in' impossible and...
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    Re: High frets on mandolin.

    Very very short-lived bell like tone.

    I find those high notes on the E are more for emphasis and excitement and less for pure tone. While my Breedlove got the people excited when I ran my solo up...
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    Re: Grace Design BiX vs. Red Eye

    I have my pedal tuner on the RedEye effects loop, it serves as a mute [as it mutes while tuning]. I have found that effects loop really useful some gigs.
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    Re: $200 to dress mandolin frets? Ouch!

    Were the frets off from the beginning? While this shop might be expensive, so is a new mandolin that needs work straight out of the gate!
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    Re: Very high notes on a budget instrument

    I know exactly what you speak of, and IMO I haven't heard many sub $1k mandolins that sound great above the 12th fret [quite a few don't sound great to me above the 7th, but I have a very critical...
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    Re: Collings MT2 Review

    Got a [used 2017] MT2 in the spring and am massively in love with mine, glad you are finding the same joy.

    Just days into playing it I performed with it using a mic and noticed that EVERYTHING I...
  18. Re: Article: Acoustic Disc Set to Release Dawg Trio Plays Tunes &

    Loved seeing Barnes, Gordy, Walsh this summer at our local Trad Music Festival, this should be really exception as both David and Danny are so much fun to listen to.

    Was jealous when I saw these...
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    Re: Need a safe wall mount mando holder

    Hercules works great for what you want. I have two string swing (violin, uke) and two Hercules (guitar, MT2).
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    Re: Pick “spinning” while strumming

    I keep the same in my case for those super dry points during winter when I get droppy with my pick.

    Stuff is great. Just sticky enough, washes off easy, only need a little.
  21. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    At that price, it is worth flying somewhere for an overnight shopping trip IMO.

    Are there any festivals or jam gatherings in your area? That might give you a chance to see and hear a variety of...
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    Re: Collings MT2 en Route! ;-)

    Got a used 2017 MT2 this spring and I absolutely adore it. Sweet, resonant, and it goes from whisper to well over 11 and everything in between. Holds its own with customs.

    I hope you enjoy yours...
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    Re: Strap attachment - A style, no body button

    I put a strap button on my Collings A style, and the Breedlove prior. No regrets.
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    Re: Collings MT Prices

    And yet in the classifieds, you can find used MT2s for $3k or less at least once a month.

    I know, I just bought a mint 2017 MT2 for less than that from here this year that I adore (and my...
  25. Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    Have had the Sonic Research for many years and still absolutely love it. Fast strobe tuner, prefer it to every other tuner I own include Peterson clip on.
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