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    Re: Today's favorite stomp box...

    Daniel: thx for info. I'll keep watching Guitar center's used listings, where i get most of my pedals and they do no hassle returns, you just won't get your shipping cost refunded.

    There's a...
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    Re: Today's favorite stomp box...

    Did somebody say stomp box? Do we talk about those on the cafe?

    I have a few, nothing too impressive, but have been eyeing those Origin slide rigs, how do you like it?
  3. Thread: mildew in case

    by gtani7
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    Re: mildew in case

    There were threads on various forum about ozone treatment of cases and instruments that have mold/mildew, bowhair bugs etc (note that it's corrosive to metals)...
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    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    Can't say what they're made of (that Will Hoover book that Mike Edgerton references is excellent if anybody's into collecting BTW) but i've cut/reshaped/buffed a lot of CB thumbpicks, I always need...
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    Re: ky km 1000 tuners

    in the past I've gotten replacement buttons from Bob Smakula, smakula.com. You need to measure the shaft and describe what you're looking for.
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    Re: Picks....a different angle.

    I can't tell if the Traveling pick sampler is currently circulating but here's an inventory of it, I recommend Wegens, Gravity gold and 3 Dunlops: Jazztone, Primetone, Ultex
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  7. Thread: MandoScales

    by gtani7
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    Re: MandoScales

    Thanks for posting and congrats on retirement.

    I didn't know about your site, the keyboard fingerbpoard is quite interesting! https://mandoscales.com/theory/
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    Re: Trip To Dusty Strings Today

    I remember that tenor, last week i walked up the steps then noticed it was not there anymore. I don't remember the Big Muddy but I'm sure I've played it.

    also if anybody's road tripping for...
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    Re: Loar 600 vs Eastman MD615

    Big Congrats that's always a good day. Don't have a flat top but enjoy playing them (have to watch string gauges tho...

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    possible to own several different mandolins.

    What? ...
  10. Thread: Rockygrass 2021

    by gtani7
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    Re: Rockygrass 2021

    Thanks for that, I should've live streamed but there's at least a few good vids, camera shot from the stage or in front like this, 1 1/2 hours of TR tribute:...
  11. Re: Extract vocal and instrumental tracks from any audio

    There's a few software packages that claim they can do similar things, if you google "source separation" or "isolates track"
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    Re: Eastman Mando quality vs year

    I think the vast majority, like 99+% had good/excellent build quality.

    I had a 505 and 605 from 2006 and 2010, they had the characteristic bright tone which i compensated with monel or silk/steel...
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    Re: Trading instruments in the classified

    Yes, phone call is a really good misunderstanding avoider, skype calls work pretty well if you have decent microphone plugged into interface into computer
  14. Thread: Pick shootout

    by gtani7
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    Re: Pick shootout

    look up the traveling samplers, 2 of them, I think they're traveling again, or will be soon

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/152883-Pick-Samplers-Still-Circulating
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    Re: Yet Another Kentucky KM-1000 Question

    Ask Saga but if they don't answer quickly, they're busy

    That's the same oval label they were using in 1984 so i'm guessing 1980 production body with ... some neck. I think Sumi was doing inlays...
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    Re: Andy Wood Trufire course

    Haven't seen Trufire but I thought his cracking the code was excellent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxjoEZoQXJU
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    Re: The latest in plectrum technology.....

    Not a new idea looks like a Japanese shamisen pick or https://www.pykmax.com/
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    Re: Pick orientation to strings

    Troy Grady does a whole Cracking the code series with camera closeups of picking hand but it didn't work on mandolin. But this clip with Andy Wood is informative, around 40:00 he's talking about...
  19. Thread: Rusty Young RIP

    by gtani7
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    Re: Rusty Young RIP

    This is really sad news, RIP. A lot of pedal steel players of a certain age got into the instrument because of Rusty and Buddy Cage (New Riders), who passed away a little over a year ago. Long...
  20. Re: Looking for Mandolin Recommendations that hold their value

    It was kind of a buyer's market starting this year and nobody can predict long term trends but i see people on reverb saying they have to sell guitars etc fast, they just lost their jobs...

    if you...
  21. Thread: Improvising

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    Re: Improvising

    T here's a few guitar books i can recommend, they're NOT scary theory books, they have enough theory, starting w/pentatonics, working thru different minor scales, mixolydian,

    Guitar Theory by...
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    Re: Nut Slots Cut Too Low

    That's not a good sign, as far as having a luthier with mandolin experience doing your setup. Get Rob M's setup pdf and some feeler gauges and measure everything else: string height at 1st and 12...
  23. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    I have to admit it's been awhile since i've played mandolin, I should dig it out and see if there's any more f hole cracks, at least...

    My parents liked to sign me up for music lessons and math...
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    Here's a video i've posted over and over (and probalby watched a hundred times myself), Bush/McCoury/ Skehan/Joliff, Hoffman. You don't really want to coyp anybody, it's more getting ideas to try...
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    Re: Andrew Marlin's Pick

    at 31:13 and other spots there's closeups that do show a pretty small pick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWBth_rLgw

    I have a lot of these picks for 6 string guitar , i've tried them for...
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