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  1. Re: 10 high end guitars seized by Moose & Goose, find good homes,

    BRW, yes, I noticed that after posting... Thank you for making it clear.

    And the "clothing" declaration seems like an intentional invitation for trouble. I have to wonder if whoever shipped this...
  2. Re: 10 high end guitars seized by Moose & Goose, find good homes,

    If my reading of the new CITES rules is accurate, and if these new guitars are using non-Brazilian rosewood, the old Appendix II rosewood laws that allowed confiscation of these guitars by the FWS...
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    Re: Year old mandolin

    I don't mind the normal dents and scratches so much anymore, but I do like a finish to look like it's doing what it was intended to do, protect the wood. For my instruments, I don't like seeing...
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    Re: Insomniacs? Asians?

    Celebrating???

    May 25, 1803: Birthday, Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Also on that date in 1720: The Ship "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, bringing Europe's last major plague outbreak. Kills...
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    Re: Strings and other musings

    Hmmm, gotta watch out for those banjos. I hear that in addition to people always trying to get rid of them, if banjos are stored in the presence of drums they reproduce uncontrollably.
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    Re: Strings and other musings

    Isn't what banjos are for???

    Did you divest yourself of your MK? They at least make nice space holders, or cushions between the other mandolins; aka: backup mandolins.
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    I love the sound, but with me the 2nd course string windings break within a day or two of playing also... The windings are just too fine to withstand the constant wear-and-tear.

    When I change...
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    Re: I think something's wrong with my mandolin.

    A few years ago, on stage just before a gig, one of the pro-level mandolin players that we've had the honor of being in our band with us looked at me as he was trying to tune his mandolin, knowing I...
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    Re: I think something's wrong with my mandolin.

    Sorry, what is CKRE tuning?

    Edit: (Oh, a radio station? Was this a joke? duhhh, sorry.)
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    Re: Need a safe wall mount mando holder

    To be clear, I haven't heard others with this exact same gate-and-mandolin nut issue either, however Hercules does have a large online past history of problems related to their plastics, which my 10+...
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    Re: How To File A Fret

    Does the neck have a truss rod? May want to check that too.

    And actually, since the issue appears to be around fret 12, there's something else that might also be happening and it's a little more...
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    Re: Need a safe wall mount mando holder

    It's worth mentioning that any automatic gate (ie: Hercules, etc.) needs to be completely opened before you withdraw the mandolin. On stage a few years ago, my Hercules' gate didn't fully disengage...
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    Re: I think something's wrong with my mandolin.

    Random. Heat/cold, Humid/arid... Sometimes all the expansion and contraction just works out right. Most of the time it doesn't though.
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    Re: Dots or no dots

    My preference:
    (This fingerboard does have side-dots, which I really like.)
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    For me, the instrument I enjoy playing the least usually turns out to be the instrument that is hardest to learn.
  16. Re: OH NO! Not another string thread!Dogal Flatwounds and half-ro

    If they are at all like the D'Addario FT74 strings, the phosphor bronze winding provides a noticable advantage regarding sustain. Good volume, very slightly dark "flatwound" tone with nice sustain,...
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    Hmmm, that's me, unintentionally, just about every morning.
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    Double bass is an extremely physical instrument to play and transport. I highly recommend it for us older retirees, you'll get lots of exercise. Especially on cruise ships, walking corridors, going...
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    Re: Get Up John and tuning

    There is a pro who is known to use a lot of alternate tunings, might be worth it to listen to some of his work...

    Frank Wakefield
  20. Thread: Gibson sound

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    Re: Gibson sound

    Grrrr, sorry, typo, should be 2002.
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    Re: Gibson sound

    Often referred to here as that Gibson bark... In my experience it happens more than just at frets 5 and 12, but that may be due to my alternate tuning. Also in my experience, this bark is pretty...
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    Re: basic recording setup

    This largely depends on the quality you want.

    You can record on your phone, and depending on the quality of the phone and the recording software on it, it can do a pretty good job. You'll...
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    Re: Now HERE's a mandolinist's worst nightmare:

    Yup, basses do come in all shapes, sizes, colors and materials...

    (This one is mine, a ca. 1930 Alcoa Aluminum double bass. It sees lots of jamming.)
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    Re: Now HERE's a mandolinist's worst nightmare:

    I've got a GT CEB-5 and really like it. It's a different sound (and tuning) than a bass (octave gDGBd vs EADG), although in the "classic banjo" days it wasn't unusual for cello banjos to also be...
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    Re: Source for single Thomastik strings?

    Fwiw, TI strings are extremely popular in the double bass world. I've read nothing about a shift in QC.

    How much tension difference is there between a mandolin TI mittle A and a TI stark A?
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