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    Re: Am i being unreasonable?

    I agree with Charles. If the tailpiece and tuners were correctly installed, pay for that only. If they supplied the bridge and gave you the old one back, ask for a refund for the parts and labor...
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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    Without good technique (much of sustain derives from technique and set up, right?) adding all that mass just makes unbalanced instruments (I'm looking at you head heavy F5s!) more cumbersome to play....
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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    I don't know why, but after reading Dave's post above the words "mic drop" popped into my mind...
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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    In case anyone wants to know either (a) that they are fooling themselves into thinking that they hear something that is not actually there, or (b) that they are becoming half deaf old geezers who...
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    Re: potato chip casein picks

    Mando&Me - There seems to be more interest in this, so feel free to post your casein pick straightening method here on this thread!
  6. Thread: Small archtop

    by fox
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    Small archtop

    I have been making a small tenor to order (Christmas delivery) it is not much bigger than a Baritone ukulele but will be strung CGDA in steel.
    20.5” scale pine soundboard is from a 200 year old...
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    Re: semi hemispherical fretting

    I've been thinking about going from the wide end for a while but manage to cut short fret perhaps once in few fret jobs so I will just save it for the next job or use it on the extension (I'm mostly...
  8. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    Ha ha ha! I get it, but it's worth remembering. ;) I had choices, but I went with this version - because I was there! :grin:
  9. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    Indeed!
    We've been married for over 31 years. We traveled the Renaissance Festival circuit, started a theatre company, played bluegrass throughout the 5 state region. We're lifers. She has a...
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    Re: potato chip casein picks

    Might be helpful to share here for others.
  11. Espresso Swing - Jordan Ramsey mandolin

    Hey Friends, hope you all are well. New vids and a brand new youtube page for my local swing band here in Boulder. We currently have three subscribers:), so any yt love you could throw our way...
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    Raccoon In The Attic (jig)

    I thought I'd look up a little back history for this jig and learned nothing other than another way to tell if you have raccoons in the attic is to look—or sniff—for scat. Raccoons will use one area...
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    New Nava Archtop Mandolin

    Hi Guys,
    Just wanted to show you my latest archtop mandolin; black walnut and Sitka.
    If you’re interested here’s a link to the YouTube playlist of the videos I made whilst building it.
    Keep safe....
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    RIP Seán Tyrrell

    Thanks for some really inspiring ballads and musicianship.

    RIP Seán.


    https://youtu.be/JKwbJGYrcZ8

    https://youtube.com/user/seantyrrell43
  15. Thread: Le Cygne

    by Eugene
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    Re: Le Cygne

    I corrected a typo and made a few revisions to measures 1 and 21 in the attached. I'm still hoping to do a cheap home recording of this . . . eventually if not soon. If you make the attempt, I'm...
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    Re: Beware the mighty doubleneck

    Doublenecks exist in the only slightly perverse side of really cool.

    This really got to me. I went from OMG to OMG on this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez4afwS6Cw8
    ...
  17. Re: There has got to be something better than Tabledit, right?

    :popcorn:




    [When I want a tune, to call my own I do this:

    Go to
    - http://www.rudemex.co.uk/library/ABC/01tunelib_abc.php
    - or thesession.org
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    Re: The pulse of a tune

    Here’s an example of a tune with a definite pulse to it.

    There are lots of different rhythms. I actually play the tunes I know in different styles just to get used to having a rhythmic intention...
  19. Does your mando need a setup? Learn to do it yourself!

    Hi there, mandolin lovers. Many moons ago I wrote an ebook on how to set up a mandolin. Mandolins are finicky little beasts and very slight adjustments can make a very big difference. I've been...
  20. 1 of the worlds foremost Luthers shares-all in extreme detail

    Ken Parker is a Luthier known to many for his uncompromising and innovative approach to the design and construction of archtop guitars.

    He has agreed to be the subject of a video series that...
  21. Norman Blake & Saint Elmo Slim - T.A.G. Railroad Rag

    If I could play like this just once I would call my musical career accomplished.
    I believe that's a Lyon and Healy style C maybe?
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    Sinatra did it his way :cool:
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    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    Ha! First off, that pretty much lines up with my own observations on those three picks. Also, that's probably the first time I've seen David Lindley referred to being a hipster. Brought a smile to my...
  24. Re: What is the difference between a trill and a hammer-on?

    One of my favorite hammer-ons - series of hammer-ons actually, with some slurs - starts around the 2:50 mark. His entire quote of "Strangers In The Night" is done with his right hand - er, fretting...
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    Re: Whaat is this chord?

    What is the context? Is this a solo mandolin thing...no other instruments?

    If there are other instruments LOWER than a mandolin, it could be any number chords, depending on what you hear as...
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