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    Re: Resoldering k&k twin foot?

    Soldering on piezos works. Maybe practice on something else first if you‘re not familiar or comfortable with the soldering process.
  2. Thread: String winder

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    Re: String winder

    this is what I came up with, made of a broomstick bit an an old allen key. Never touches the adjacent tuners and fits snugly... 188102
  3. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    Oh, you‘re ralking about the thousand-dollar-strapholder?

    http://www.vintagemandolin.com/mandohistory.html
    Here you will find a brief history about it.
    The scroll is said to make a (aesthetic)...
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    Re: Learning to play with one less finger

    Hey B381, what a bummer and strange times we‘re living in. I feel for you!
    One thing (trying to help you lift up your spirit): When I went through a collarbone surgery two years ago, I used the...
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    Re: Help with case color

    It's made by Hoffee, sold by Bluegrass Mandolins. They sell Hoffee and Calton cases, saw it last year here in the classifieds section.
    This one has the Thinsulate™ lining, keeps the instrument cool...
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    Re: Easiest Strings to Play?

    I don't want to come across harsh or rude but I think you will get used to the different kind of pressure on your fingers after a short while.
    We all did.
    Many good tips above, but there's no...
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    Re: Help with case color

    187447
    Not too dark so it won‘t heat up too much but first of all:
    Any color you can spot on the back of someone running with your mandolin!:grin:
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    Re: Schaller Grand Tune Tuning Keys

    Funny, how did they assemble the gears in the first place? I, too, am looking for exactly that tool to loosen up the worm gear a bit. I cauciously tried TriFlow on one gear but might need more time...
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    Re: Sam Bush -Sailin' Shoes / Crossroads

    This video made me want to play the mandolin a little while ago and got that fun ride started for me!����
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    Re: How much do you practice?

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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    120€ for a second hand Kentucky 150
    1000€ for a new Eastman 515
    2000€ for a second hand Northfield F5s. (Sold the Eastman)
    6500€ for a new Northfield Artist 5bar. (Sold the F5s)

    I think I was...
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    Re: A real Gibson A two point?

    Wortmann, alte Rakete,
    if it‘s a Frankenmando you MUST play it! ;) Go get it for cheap and free the monster inside...
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    Re: Newbie needs equipment advice

    Hello Pilot70D,
    welcome aboard and enjoy this fun journey!

    If you don't want to jeopardize your back porch based income plan, I'd strongly recommend an 8-string electro mandolin and a Marshall...
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    Re: When You First . . .

    Bush and Steffey! Still top of my list....
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    Re: Wireless in-ear monitors

    From my point of view as a professional live sound engineer, allow me to share my opinion:
    Stay away from cheap wireless inear systems, especially in the 2.4 GHz range. This works theoretically but...
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    Re: Pelican Vault 730 as a Double Mandolin Case

    Looks like a good idea to me.
    I got a Pelicase to built a rugged fly case for an old Sho~Bud pedal steel about 10 years ago, the only case that I dare to check my instrument in...
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    Re: Omnidirectional Mic through bass amp

    Sorry hattio, but that is really not a good idea. An omni will pick up sound (as you can tell by the name) from all directions and will get you feedback real quick. It can be an excellent tool when...
  18. Re: Back in Southern Germany. Any pickers in the Ulm area?

    Hallo Manfred,
    geh doch mal in Kontakt mit den Country und Westernfreunden Koetz und dem Bluegrassfestival Birkenried, genauer Peter Wroblewski oder Friedrich Hog.
    Die organisieren dort sehr viel...
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    Re: Microphone mute switch

    For all the diy folks, here come two links about building a pop-free mute switch (also for condenser mics):

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PPoAp9nCcQE
    And...
  20. Re: Interface to connect DPA microphone XLR to Ipad or PC Laptop

    Oops Don,
    I was‘t aware of that and stand corrected.
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    Re: Not *that* kind of mandolin!

    How do you assume that this request came from “her“ ???
  22. Re: Interface to connect DPA microphone XLR to Ipad or PC Laptop

    Foldedpath is right: the iPad can only record two tracks at once.
    I use and recommend the Focusrite itrack solo, can be used as a normal USB interface or (with the lightning cable) as a iPad...
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    Hey Bob, I can borrow you a 84 for your test if you want...
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    Re: Preamp & Earphonesl‘d r

    Absolutely right!
    From a sound engineer‘s point of view, this (costly, when done right) attempt is the wrong way to address your issue. I’d rather look at the root of your problem and change the...
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    Re: Blue chip model codes?

    Yep, same here:
    TP-1R 60, one corner rounded, all beveled.
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