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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    NursingDaBlues made the statement in a thread above about working capital. It's very true. You need money to operate. Remaining profitable isn't always easy and making mistakes is. I know this from...
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    I had the same problem with the colored tabs the first time I used them.

    Then I tried: 1) unroll the string completely, 2) hold the loop with my left hand, 3)grasp the extended part of the...
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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    Well I remember getting a comic book and a coke for 25 cents. But really, it would be exceedingly difficult to sell an Eastman guitar for four grand. They have just done too good a job identifying...
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    Working capital is always first and foremost with any business. Without sufficient capital, a business cannot grow or be competitive. Costs of manufacturing steadily increase; so do costs of...
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    Re: Dots or no dots

    I just use the side dots; fretboard dots are useful to help work out what some else is playing :)
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    Re: Dots or no dots

    I prefer side markers only, I don't need them very often, but it's nice to have them there. But I just don't get the ones on the fretboard. If you bend over far enough to see them, you're hurting...
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    Re: Getting mildew off a gig bag

    Again, do try (you can research it) isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). I had to remove mildew from an entire room and it truly worked - permanently. No remaining odor, no fabric damage or...
  8. Re: Choro das 3 - stolen instruments, mics, and tour gear

    Hi Billy - thanks, you are right that this information should be disseminated widely. This list is excerpted from a Spanish online news article (input from Corina). It's out there in places. Here, on...
  9. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    22 inch scale
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    My usual 'mandola' is actually an Arrow G5 hollow body electric 5 string mandolin with a 15" scale length. It solves a lot of stretching/fingering issues.

    My 'real' mandola is a Weber Alder #2,...
  11. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    For me, mandola was a gateway to tenor guitar.
  12. Thread: eBay sales tax

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    Re: eBay sales tax

    The new law may decide who should collect sales tax. I am talking about USE tax. If you don't pay sales tax you are supposed to pay use tax, which is at the same rate. You send it in at the end of...
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    Re: eBay sales tax

    It's a rant.
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    Re: What's up with USPS?

    Ordered books from Amazon with Prime. They were supposed to arrive the next day when I placed the order. The order confirmation email said the they would arrive the following Monday. Monday I...
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    CMSA Normal: Draft Workshop Schedule

    For anyone attending or thinking about attending, I've attached the draft workshop schedule for the upcoming CMSA convention in Bloomington-Normal IL, October 9 -13. "Draft" because there are...
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    Re: Controlling Tone on Weber F Body Octave

    I've had a Weber Gallatin O hole Octave for many years now and just recently acquired a Weber Black Ice Octave F style, I will say even going from the Gallatin to the Black Ice is requiring some...
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    free trio and solo music from Evelyn

    3 mandolin solo and trio books from Evelyn.

    Dear mandolin friends. i Have2 new books on amazonfree for download from this forum and one more mot on amazon. Please avail yourelf of your free...
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    Re: Armenian mandolin idea, inspired by oud

    Love the upbeat on that Cretan lyra, thanks.
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    I think the idea of owning more than one instrument at a time or collecting is a relatively new concept. I say that having interviewed many older musicians and asking about what they played at such...
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    Re: Armenian mandolin idea, inspired by oud

    My entree to oud music was from the Spanish-Arabic, flamenco side, through classical/fl guitar. Being a vestige of rock music, I liked the big, resonant sound of the big ouds. (I'm a drummer :) )...
  21. Re: Difference between a tenor guitar and a plectrum guitar

    Well, you start with a regular 14 fret to the body guitar design. In this case, my Model S.

    When you join the neck at the 15th or 16th fret you have two choices - move the neck out from the 14th...
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    Re: 3 hours of practice a day?

    I used to know a lot of music students at Manhattan School, Cleveland Institute and other places, (I think) they didn't generally aim for X hours of practice, they structured their practice as...
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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    Another interesting site concerning contemporary mandolin compositions might be the German Pan-Verlag:
    https://pan-verlag.com/shop/noten/instrumentalmusik-mandoline/
    They print classics such as...
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    Avi Avital, mandolinner magnifique

    SCARLATTI Sonata in D Minor, K. 90 VALENTINI Sonata in D Minor for Mandolin and Basso Continuo, op. 12, no. 2 ...
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    Re: Open chords vs closed chords for chops n chucks

    I vividly remember my excitement getting a new mandolin. Finally an instrument where my small hands would not be a hindrance. Googled a YouTube beginner mandolin video, and the first thing that was...
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