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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    Another vote for the TC Electronics Polytune or Unitune here - I've been using them for a few years now for mandolin, tenor banjo and guitar and love 'em!
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Here's Week 48's tune, "The Honeymoon Reel":
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Here's the tune for Week 47, a lovely wee jig written by Sean Ryan, called "A Thousand Farewells":
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 46 (only 6 tunes left!) - a great reel, "The Bird in the Bush"
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Interesting that it's working for you! I was unaware that I did it at all until Marla Fibish pointed it out to me at a lesson years ago. I've been self-conscious about it ever since, but find it...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Here's the tune for Week 45 - a great Finbarr Dwyer reel called "The Holly Bush":
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    For meself, I always get the speed bevel, I did buy one BlueChip with the rounded bevel and wasn't really happy with it, felt a little clunky and not as fast as the speed bevel to me.
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    Re: The trouble with trebles (triplets)

    For me it helps to not use a heavy pick - I use Blue Chip TPR35's, which are about .89mm thickness if I remember correctly. There is some slight movement from my thumb but the rest is in the wrist....
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Here's what I found on thesession.org about the tune's background:

    "Young lads, Vincent & Peter were out on the bicycle one late night, returning from playing out, when they heard music. Naturally...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 44 of the Tune A Week Project - perfect timing as it's Halloween I've chosen "The Haunted House" a great jig by Vincent Broderick, ghostly lights on the headstock aren't the result of an...
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    I'm pretty sure when I ordered my TPR35 I emailed them and asked if they could do a 35 in that shape and it was no problem - I think they had me place the order for a TPR40 but put a request for it...
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    I use a TPR35 and don't find that it flexes at all really - the main difference I find between it and heavier Blue Chips is the tone - if I use a TPR40 the tone is a bit warmer and fuller sounding...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Cheers John! I'm chuffed that I've managed to stay the course with the project! As to what to follow it up with, I amn't sure, though I'll probably have to focus all my attention on getting my...
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    Re: Whats your thought on these?

    I have an oval hole Girouard Concert A and I'll never part with it. The quality of Max and Lauri's work is top notch. They were wonderful to work with throughout the build process and nothing about...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Here's the Tune for Week 43, a reel called "The Thrush in the Storm":
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    Re: F2/F4 style mandolins?

    Used Weber Gallatin oval F's are out there - I had one and regret selling it to this day, think I paid $1200 for it second hand with the original case.
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Late with Tune 41 because I've had a poxy cold, so combining it and Tune 42 in the same post - Tune 41 is a reel called "John Brennan's":



    And Tune 42 is short and sweet, a jig called "Jig in...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 40 of the Tune A Week project - only 12 weeks left! Here's a reel for ye, "The Crib of Perches"
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    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    Max Girouard has made a few short scale tenors - I'd give me eye teeth for one!
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    You can always use the slow down feature on Youtube which I find helpful when learning tunes by ear.
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    Re: basic recording setup

    iZotope Spire Studio - super easy to use, has a built in mic and also phantom power for outboard mics, not complicated to use.
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Oops, a week late with last week's tune, so here's the tune for Week 38: "The Piper's Chair", a jig learnt at a Marla Fibish workshop earlier this year:



    And Week 39's tune: "Up and About in...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    When I was back home in July looking at properties I stayed for a few days with pals in Co. Clare, just outside of Kilkee - we were out behind the cottage playing some tunes one evening and the...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Cheers John! If all goes to plan I'll be moving back to Ireland in the early Spring next year - not sure what my internet access will be like (living rurally) but I'm going to try to keep posting...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 37's tune is a lovely jig called "The Maid in the Green":
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