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  1. Re: Holding an octave mandolin like a classical guitar

    A few years ago, I made the switch to the classical position, on the left thigh rather than the right, with the neck more vertical, for all fretted instruments larger than the mandolin. Mandolin...
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    Re: Dr. K Bubble

    A Googie-inspired 4-string! I love it!

    Looks like something Jet Screamer would play. Eep-Opp-Ork-Ah-Ah!
  3. Re: a suggestion for not mutin you mando with your belly

    I assume it is made of an open-cell foam, so it would not be like putting a dense substance (flesh) against the back? Dunno, I don't have one, don't use Tone Gard either. I would think this is a lot...
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    Re: Troublesome Creek

    So long as it's a country song...
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    Re: Troublesome Creek

    The walnut back on the natural-topped one is something special. Well, the other one is pretty nice, too.

    NO, I DON'T need another mandolin!:whistling:
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    Re: Room Humidifier recs

    I have been using Venta Airwashers for probably 15 years now. They are not cheap, but they do work well. After about 12 years, I replaced the motors, but using the recommended water treatment, and...
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    Re: instrument an offensive weapon (no mando)

    Well, I agree with you on Rhiannon Giddens, but not so sure about banjo jokes. Blasphemous seems a bit much. Maybe "somewhat cruel, but still funny."
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    Re: In The Mood

    One of my favorite Glenn Miller tunes, played well by the whole group. Tasty!

    Just like John above, my parents lived through the big band era, and I hated the stuff as a kid, but now love it. I...
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    Re: new: Northfield neck rest!!!

    I use this as well, and it works fine. I thought it was a bit pricey, but it does have varying height.

    Not as cool looking as the Northfield, though, by far.
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    Yes, this.

    Of course, the problem is that early in the process, you don't have that ear or feel for what is right or what is wrong. I would never advise anyone to get an inferior instrument to...
  11. Re: Article: Comeaux Collection: The Fretted Instruments of Dr. T

    The University of Louisiana Press site has some page/image captures. Some really beautiful instruments there. :grin:
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    Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

    Well, not quite the same thing. But, "Duke Morrison" doesn't quite have the right ring to it, does it?:whistling:
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    Bill! I was hoping you would show up with the Pontiac tank! I couldn't locate my pic of it.
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    I made the switch from right to left leg about ten years ago when I decided that I should learn some classical repertoire. I originally just used it for classical (nylon strung) guitars, but it felt...
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    I will echo the comments above. I have played nothing but fingerstyle for a lot of years, but when I made the change from flatpicks and strumming to fingers, I was playing a D35 and an even narrower...
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    Re: 1907 Torch & Wire with Virzi?

    Yeah, same here. The ad says to click on the picture, but it didn't go anywhere. So I looked at another ad by the same seller, and that link worked, so I searched the site for the 3 pointer. Yeah, I...
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    Re: 1907 Torch & Wire with Virzi?

    If you go to the linked ad, the copy indicates that the Virzi was likely added later.

    Agree with you that it is a looker. Always wanted one... Not sure I would actually get much use out of it, but...
  18. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Happy Birthday, Dennis! You are an honest, knowledgeable guy who is willing to share your time and expertise with folks like me, who telephone or email out of the blue. We never met face to face, but...
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    Re: 'A' String Intonation Question

    Weird, I had exactly the same thing happen a few years ago, and also with the A strings. Checked the usual suspects (nut, frets, bridge, tailpiece) trying to find a solution, until I saw a thread...
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    I feel your pain...My date was going to be June, 2020. Then COVID. Then some family stuff. My new date is late spring 2021.

    Apropos of dulcillini's post above, I am looking forward to learning how...
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    Re: Happy ending for stolen mandolin

    This is a great story. Sometimes things do land jelly side up!
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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    I will second (or whatever number it is up to) an Old Wave from Bill Bussmann. I have an F4 copy that he made for me, and it is great. Made old style, with no elevated fingerboard, 12th fret join. I...
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    Re: Humidifier for Mandolin/Case

    Yes, absolutely. Have them in three locations around the house, and check accuracy periodically with a sling psychrometer.

    May be overkill, but right now RH is 68%, and it's only June. In winter...
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    Re: Humidifier for Mandolin/Case

    For mandolins, I put the little adhesive strip either on the bottom of the accessory compartment (so it rests under the mando's neck/above the heel), on the top of the compartment so it is under the...
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    Re: Humidifier for Mandolin/Case

    Here in the upper midwest, by Lake Michigan, it is very humid in the summer and early fall, then extremely dry in the winter (due to heating). In the winter, I humidify the rooms with Venta...
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