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    Re: is 17" scale adequate for electric OM?

    It should be workable. A 17 inch scale may require a rather thick G string. For a 19 inch scale electric, .050 works for me. Increased compensation at the bridge may be needed. On several solid body...
  2. Thread: Bubinga

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    Re: Bubinga

    For visual reference, guitar with (laminated?) "waterfall" bubinga back and sides.

    198750

    Dreadnaught with Bubinga
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    Most definitely. It has resulted in a laser focused approach. Have purchased a single instrument that has happily/sadly ended my search for the perfect electric 5 string. 5 String Electric by Sparrow...
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    Re: OT-ish: fiddle pickin' ?

    My mentor who introduced me to Old Time music in the 1960's could play many instruments. When playing fiddle, and not soloing, he tucked the bow under his left arm and chopped mandolin style rhythm...
  5. Re: David Crosby comments on tuning in Fretboard Journal

    My understanding is that they were primarily sympathetic for Yepes. Different approaches in videos above.


    https://youtu.be/pf4zeK4dsPk
  6. Re: David Crosby comments on tuning in Fretboard Journal

    The ten string extended-range classical guitar, with fully chromatic, sympathetic string resonance was conceived in 1963 by Narciso Yepes, and constructed by José Ramírez III. The normal tuning of...
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    Re: Single Note Melody - Is mandolin "easier?"

    For single note melody, I find instruments with uniform intervals between the strings to be much more player friendly. Mandolin family instruments tuned in 5ths and bass guitars tuned in 4ths work...
  8. Thread: String dampening

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    Re: String dampening

    I have always had a propensity for losing small parts that are not securely attached. After trying add on devices of all sorts for dampening the string from bridge to tailpiece, another simpler...
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    Re: Dunlop Nickel Wound Strings

    Mapes Strings & Mount Joy Wire are two of the very small number of manufacturers of music wire.
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    Re: Michael Nesmith RIP

    The Monkees & Jimi Hendrix
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    Re: My Grandmother the Mandolinist

    Priceless photo. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: 5 String Archtop Tenor

    Sorry, I don't have a 5 string tenor, but, if I did, it would be tuned in 5ths.
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    Re: 5 String Archtop Tenor

    I would tune it GDAEB, all 5ths.
  14. Re: When you stumble upon a tune which stops you in your tracks..

    197910

    And mazurka...
  15. Thread: My latest oud

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    Re: My latest oud

    Abundance of educational material at Maqam World.
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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    Nature abhors a vacuum, and, most probably, any loose connections in tuners.
    First response would be to firmly, but gently, tighten up all the adjustments on the tuning machines.
    Has provided a...
  17. Thread: The cure for MAS

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    Re: The cure for MAS

    Only one known solution.

    197798

    See you on the other side.

    https://youtu.be/3sfhTKvC7bo
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    Re: Can I get-rid of the end-pin on Godin A8?

    Rather than remove the end pin, I would just pad it with a small piece of sponge or styrofoam to protect the gigbag.
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    Re: 4-String, Solid Body Electric Mandolin Options

    If I were looking for a 4 string, this would be a very serious consideration.
    Just received a new 5 string from this builder, John Gonzalez del Solar in Richmond VA. (NFI)
    I am extremely pleased...
  20. Re: Looking for a tuner that saves my sweetened tunings.

    "Sweetened" tunings on a fretted string instrument probably aren't the best approach.
    They are effective for a single key when playing in first position.
    Equal temperament - 12th root of 2 - was...
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    Re: The "legitimate classical instrument" thing..

    From a slightly different perspective, "legitimate" classical instrument is an interesting inquiry.
    Almost all of the instruments being played today for "Classical" and "classical" music may not be...
  22. Re: There has got to be something better than Tabledit, right?

    Yes. There is something far better than tablature. It is standard notation. Difficulty level is extremely low, no Ph. D. required. Understood it when learning to read and write at six years old. Can...
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    Re: China mandolin supply

    Approximately 200,000 shipping containers, about two weeks' worth of work, remain gridlocked off the coast of Los Angeles.
    CNN
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    Re: Strap Button Washer

    The Fender Strap Blocks Strap Locking System isn't very durable. Two of the red washers split in just a few months. Strongly recommend a pass on these.
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    Re: Petersen Octave Mandolin

    Have a 1995 2.5 with koa purchased new from Gryphon. Octaves on the G & D. It still sings!
    Use round wound; prefer phosphor bronze over brass (bright bronze).
    Never tried flat wound on it; like...
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