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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    Lap steel. Sometimes the cats get a little crazy - I find it best to just put my ears to the wheel and go with the flow. Steel lets me get those notes between B# and Cb.
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    Isn't it supposed to be written Cb????
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    If things get really desperate, you could always rehearse.
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    My best approach is to become familiar with the material outside of the jam. My second best is to listen carefully and quickly learn the song structure by ear. My last resort is to look at the...
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    This could vault your playing to new heights. Once you learn to play closed positions, you will never worry about playing in any key deemed odd for mandolin.
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    I'm not dependent on watching chords from guitar most of the time, using my ears instead. On mandolin and banjo I've gotten used to playing in closed positions ~90% of the time and can discover and...
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    Well, you've discovered one good strategy already, which is don't look at a guitar player's fretboard as a clue. ;)

    Speaking from the other side of the fence here as a guitar player, I used to...
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    Re: The trouble with trebles (triplets)

    OK what I do is more mental than mechanical. More above the eyebrows than in the hand.

    I initiate a tremolo. Then cut it short.

    That's it. Been doing it for years. Works well.
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    Re: Michael A Lewis Mandolins

    Mr. Geimer, I miss the Strawberry festival at Camp Mather. It was a really good thing while it lasted, and you were there for some of it. Now we have memories.
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    Re: Michael A Lewis Mandolins

    My apology to all for dropping out but my Life circumstances dictated that I must. Six years ago my wife was diagnosed with lung cancer, and the ensuing medical issues and doctor appointments...
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    Re: Vulfpeck - Thile appearance

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1nYe6vP7pY
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    Re: Adventures in Clip-On Mics

    This is an issue with all instrument mounted mics.

    The thing I found was that when using them you need a different playing technique to compensate. Varying volume by picking intensity rather than...
  13. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    Personally I'd be looking at making my retirement account grow.

    Buying for the sake of buying is nice but it doesn't sound like you're looking for a specific instrument. Spend some of that money...
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    Re: Rio Grande Mock 4 Pickup for Gibson EM200

    Great looking rig Michael!!! And I do love the Loudbox Mini. Glad it's working out for you. How about a short sound bite with the dirt please ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Site-wide changes are occurring

    In preparation for the next generation of Forum software we have plans to launch in the future--no firm date for that roll-out at this moment--we're expanding the width of the entire site, which,...
  16. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    My EDola has a very "woody" sound to it through a Blackstar amp and some eq.

    It's really unique. Not like a guitar at all.
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    Sure.
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    With all respect - did you ever play in a jazz big band? and read a new tune...and have a 16 to 32 measure solo over chord changes you've just seen? (and heard?)

    It happens.

    But yes, knowing...
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    Re: Eastman ERM El Rey

    I do most of my own tech work including hot-wiring electronics, but stop at f-holes. I have a deal with my tech - I take a job as far as I can and he'll finish it off. When I got a really nice...
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    I agree about shielding....... If the coil is easily removable from the cover, lining the cover with copper snail tape and soldering a tag to the output ground wire will make a heck of a difference....
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    Over the Rainbow chord melody

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to share my arrangement of OVER THE RAINBOW that I recorded at Peghead Nation world headquarters while taking a break from putting together my chord melody course for them. ...
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    Re: Rio Grande Mock 4 Pickup for Gibson EM200

    Email Pete at Almuse. He'll set you up with a humbucker that will drop right in. He has come up with a design that eliminates the weak E string issue. Keep the original in the event that you sell...
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    Re: Rio Grande Mock 4 Pickup for Gibson EM200

    If it’s still a single coil, and there’s no info on their site, you’ll have the same issue with the new pickup.

    Steve Ryder makes a stacked humbucker. Don’t know it’s dimensions.
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    I have been digging ever deeper into electric instrumentation and amplification this past year. I agree with Len. If your very good looking EM200 is electrically stock then there may be things you...
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    Re: Rio Grande Mock 4 Pickup for Gibson EM200

    Great looking mandolin Michael. Nice score!! I would be strongly inclined to see if the 60 Hz hum could be drastically reduced or eliminated altogether using better grounding, shielding p/u and...
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