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    Re: Tips for better rhythm playing

    Totally disagree, if you won’t learn to chord, just go back to guitar, would you ever do something similar on guitar? Why would you do it on mandolin?
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    Re: Total Newbee looking for info

    If you are going to set up your mandolin just know that it ain't hours shoes. You can be right orb you can be wrong, but you can't be almost. if a string is slightl higher than the one next to it ,...
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    Re: microphone feedback cures

    Micing acoustic instruments is the only way I’ll go, pick-ups produce an unnatural sound in my opinion, due to proximity of pick-up to soundboard. Put your ear against guitar and pick a song, hear...
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    Re: Grover tuners

    Mike thanks for the education and help the mandolin owner and I at least know what we are looking for now we suspect changing will require additional drilling and I won’t tackle that so he has kept...
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    Re: Grover tuners

    I will have the mandolin back in my procession hopefully tomorrow and will try to get a picture.
    Yes Mike I looked at what you suggested snd learned a lot about how little I really know about...
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    Re: Grover tuners

    I have played mandolin for 40+ years, I always set up my own and have set up quite a few other peoples mandolins BUT I have never done much with tuners. So you are saying worm over or worm under...
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    Grover tuners

    I need some information please. I am setting up an A style mandolin made by an independent builder, it has his design headstock and Grover tuners. The tuners are worm over so they turn backwards....
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    Re: Loar 600 vs Eastman MD615

    No one had said it yet, but if o was spending $1,000 I’d look at Astyle. A Kentucky A900 is s better sounding mandolin. IMHO, than either you mentioned, just don’t have the strap hanger
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    Re: Only change ONE string at a time!!

    I grease my truss rod bearings every 10,000 notes. Does a fingerboard need oiling that often??
  10. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    My problem is they they are ALL lifetime keepers. I have a hard time selling one but they seem to stick to my hands if they are for sale
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    Re: Powerful A models in the 5K range

    I’ve read all the suggestions, my .02 worth is the name on the peghead IS NOT the final test. You may find a $1,000 mandolin that will put them to shame, play every one you see for sale until one...
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    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    Gave up mandolin for an electric guitar ????
    I’d see a doctor, something is wrong with you.
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    Re: Amplification

    Sounds like you prefer acoustic to electric, as do I. That is why I play with those of like mind. I will play with an electric bass if I have to but NO
    ELECTRIC amplification on any thing else, and...
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    Re: Kentucky KM-1500 (Amazing Deal)

    I have never been at the point of not needing another mandolin. I need just one more, when I get that all I’ll need is one more
  15. Re: Is The Note On The 5th Fret Of Your Mando’s “A” String a “D”?

    Absolutely correct, if A string is higher at nut than others it would cause this problem
  16. Re: Is The Note On The 5th Fret Of Your Mando’s “A” String a “D”?

    I’ve never had a mandolin that each string is a perfect octave at 12th fret.
    I try to get each string close. If A I’d noting sharp move bridge to lessen the “sharpness” and hopefully it won’t...
  17. Re: A tip that’s helping my clarity and speed

    Watch out. What you are doing sounds good and can help with speed. Just watch out, don’t get in a habit of speeding up each time through
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    All that may be true, but the mandolin really came into its own thru BG.
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    Re: Crosspicking vs "the Other Kind"

    I think of cross picking as more of a way to emulate a Scruggs style banjo roll than a Travis style guitar finger picking. I have listened to, read explanations, and racked my brain to figure out...
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    Re: Gibson F2 and F4 mandolins.

    Whole lot of Jimmy Martin’s records have a F4. Red Rector played s lot of bluegrass on an oval hole Ato Z (?)
    Even Mr. Monroe recorded a couple with a F2 or F4 I forget which
  21. Re: which is better mass produced mando...Loar or Eastman

    I think it depends on the sound you want, and of course the individual instrument. I’ve plsyed several Eastman, and on my opinion they are well built, very balanced and I’ve not played one I like. To...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Medley 12 bluegrass IS NOT always played fast, it just always sounds faster than it is if properly played, it pushes the beat. Listen to Flatt and Scruggs before about 60 or 61 or the Country...
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    Re: Crosspicking vs "the Other Kind"

    Bill McCall but learning other style of picking won’t help your cross picking.
    What you work on, time spent perfecting, is based on what you prefer. IMHO
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    Re: New Mandolin Style

    I fail to see how a radius bridge is a compensating bridge. Is the bridge radius against a flat fingerboard?? Seems that would make correct intonation impossible. I’m not trying to fault your...
  25. Thread: Gratitude

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    Re: Gratitude

    I am grateful for the Mandolin’s I have, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be grateful for one more
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