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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    Korg Sledgehammer Pro. Three sensitivity settings, display in simple mode to strobe. Adjustment of A up or down from 440 if that's an issue. You want to check that before you start:)
  2. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    Notation tells you which pitch is to be played, with time value. It does not tell you where the pitch can be found on a fretted instrument. This is often quite a problem for beginners with no prior...
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    Re: Ken Cartwright loses home in Oregon fires

    Great story about Ken’s story at www.kgw.com.
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    Re: What's your favorite mandolin resources?

    As you are seeing, this site leads everywhere.
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    Re: Need Help w/Chord Chart Search Term

    https://www.musilosophy.com/chord-charts.htm

    Here’s another chart in notation, major and minor keys, notes identified.
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    Re: Still cant play a break!

    Teach your ear by starting with the classics, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, 3 Blind Mice, Happy Birthday, etc. You’ll realize the almost all BG songs start on either the 1, 3 or 5 of the starting...
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    Re: First song to learn on mandolin

    The B part always gave me trouble, the A part wasn't so bad:)
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    Re: $1000 Budget

    Ratliff's are fine instruments, but I'm prejudiced because I have 2, A and F, both Countryboys. All the instruments are made the same, the difference is the bling, including finish options. The one...
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    The Alameda fire, which started in Ashland, is 'under investigation' as a body was found near the suspected origin.

    Authorities did arrest an arson suspect for a second fire that was started in...
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    Annual warnings about life safety doesn’t seem to much to me. Some people find it hard to determine risk.
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    Re: Assessing wood grain of standing trees

    Some guys apparently could tell.

    https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdwa/pr/tree-thieves-and-mill-owner-indicted-theft-big-leaf-maples-national-forest
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    Re: DiMarzio recommendations please?

    Yep, move the neck joint to the 12th fret like Tiny's Bigsby, and reposition the pickups slightly forward and I'd be real happy. Drop the f holes to cut the feedback. Four or 5 strings.
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    Re: Assessing wood grain of standing trees

    Not always. On big leaf maple, the trunk and bark on quilted figure trees shows the same ripple pattern as reflected in the grain on the cut lumber.

    But typical grain figure is dependent on how...
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    Re: Ken Cartwright loses home in Oregon fires

    That’s awful for Ken, a very nice guy, friend to all musicians. Used to have a store in Stayton Oregon with a terrific CD selection, a big friend of bluegrass.

    Sadly, there will be many, many...
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    Re: DiMarzio recommendations please?

    Since you seemed to ask for an idea, how about a Gretsch-style Chet Atkins, single rounded cutaway, full hollow body, no f holes, hum bucking pickup at the 17th fret for a big, fat jazz sound? Maple...
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    It looks like it was listed for $4900, and then resisted as ‘ no reserve’. Interesting to watch.
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko's podcast

    Pleased just to know he’s back up and around.

    Thanks
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    Re: 1907 Torch & Wire with Virzi?

    That's interesting, the possibility of a Martin or L&H with a Virzi.
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    Not really. Martin made the 00-21 model through 1995. Mine's a 1970. Has the wide, classical style neck, short scale. Great fingerpicker, lots of punch and plenty of bass.

    btw, I traded a D-28...
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    The workmanship is better, the hardware is better, they sometimes have more bling, the finish is more expensive and they typically sound better. Time, material and knowledge/experience all costs...
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    At least he didn’t take up the banjo.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    That tune is just fun. Thanks
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    Re: Dating a Ratliff

    If you know the serial number, you can call Audie. On mine the last 4 places of the serial number are mmyy, eg, 0815, August 2015. The next set of digits is the cumulative number.
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    Re: Douglas fir

    Douglas fir varies greatly. Even in the best grade, C and Better, it can be light and fine grained or coarse grained and heavy. Not quite as stiff per weight as spruce.

    In my trade years in an...
  25. Re: Article: Rising Brazilian Mandolinist Elisa Meyer

    She’s a great piano player too, and she also did the graphic design for their last CD. A wonderfully talented woman.
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