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    Re: See think play to auto feel play

    Thanks for the comments. Will try this out.
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    Re: Tailpiece Stud anchors

    Thanks Mike but its just telling me to change my tailpiece to one that double grips. My tailpiece is just studs on a plate on the top of the instrument....not the bottom.
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    Re: Tailpiece Stud anchors

    Will talk to Daddario as you suggest. Thanks
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    Re: Fretbars on a Tatterbug

    Thanks for the advice. Will do more investigating. Only get one chance to get it right!
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    I have recently acquired an A style mandolin built like an early Gibson.
    The tailpiece has "studs" or T shaped Posts that you hook the strings over.
    My problem is that the E strings unravel when I...
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    Fretbars on a Tatterbug

    I have an Ibanez bowlback (Tatterbug) mandolin on which several frets have fret wear...grooves where the strings have worn through. This affects playability because I get buzz.
    I am considering...
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    Tailpiece Stud anchors

    I have recently acquired an A style mandolin built like an early Gibson.
    The tailpiece has "studs" or T shaped Posts that you hook the strings over.
    My problem is that the E strings unravel when I...
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    Re: Short Neck Mandolin

    Thanks Mike, seems like a good practice instrument. Although playing it may affect my "positioning" when I return to my "performance" instrument. Appreciate your response. Thanks
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    Re: Short Neck Mandolin

    The neck looks straight so I wonder if the instrument was made with a high action in mind. Its easier to play with my handmade bridge.
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    Short Neck Mandolin

    I have recently come into posession of a short neck mandolin as per the attached picture.
    It appears to be in new condition and has no label or brand marking. The action was too high so I built a...
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    Re: See think play to auto feel play

    [QUOTE=Jim Garber;1712886]Take one or more of the pieces that you have been playing for some time. Memorize it and put the paper away. Think of the mandolin as your voice.

    Thanks for the advice...
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    Re: See think play to auto feel play

    Bertram, yes I keep wanting to perfect pieces. But tutors drag me into something new all the time!

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    Thanks Greg, will take a look. I feel I need to feel more, think less.
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    Re: See think play to auto feel play

    Thanks Josh, I guess I cant beat the 10,000 hours! Better than I was last month and the month before. I guess I need patience and persistence!
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    See think play to auto feel play

    So I have been learning classical guitar and mandolin.
    I keep hitting a wall!
    How do I get past it.
    Practice and scales is my only ladder so far. Doesnt help much.
    When learning I read the notes,...
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    Re: Joining back panel plates

    Hey, thanks for the great suggestions.
    I will play with the different ideas and see what works for me.
    Unfortunately I have planed my wood too narrow so will have to get some more and use this for...
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    Joining back panel plates

    Hi there, first builder here.
    Having trouble truing up the edges to join the back of a mandolin. I have tried routing to get true, square, faces but get slight "waves" that show light when matched....
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    Re: tablEdit File sources

    Thanks Guys....all great resources, I am truly spoiled for choice. Will join some of the groups suggested. look forward to sharing my growing love of this amazing instrument.
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    tablEdit File sources

    Thanks to Mandolin Cafe I have discovered this great program. I have downloaded and played some of the tunes listed on this site but cannot find all of the tunes I want. Italian/Irish/Classical etc....
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