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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...
  2. Thread: The cure for MAS

    by Jacob
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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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  7. 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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    Re: Who hath known Hathaway?

    Hathway???
  12. Thread: Cavaquinho?

    by Jacob
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    Re: Cavaquinho?

    Tool for making double loop end strings for Preston tuners.

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    Re: Ebay: unusual shape mandolin

    Outdoor Ukulele
    Brilliant acoustics for extreme conditions (nfi)
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    Re: Persimmon mandolins?

    Wait until the first frost has kissed the persimmons
    The frost takes away their puckering quality, making them as sweet as honey.
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Bass

    JustStrings.com

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  16. Thread: Name that wood

    by Jacob
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    Re: Name that wood

    Bat wood?
  17. Re: Octave mandolin advantages for an established guitar player?

    Yes. Tenor guitar tuned CGDA.
  18. Re: Octave mandolin advantages for an established guitar player?

    I have found OM to be lost when playing with a guitar, so I use mandola (or tenor guitar).
  19. Re: buying second hand (expensiive) instrument on Craiglist

    Who knows? Ask the seller to meet you and to bring the instrument to your local police department for inspection before purchase.
  20. Re: Emotional hearing, and changing out my 7-year old strings...

    Legendary bass guitarist Joe Osborn didn't change his strings for 20 years.
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    Re: Late Night Trashy Mandolin Music

    At one time, drinking gin was safer than drinking the water in London.
    In the fall of 1854, 500 people died in just 10 days in the center of London in the worst of a series of cholera outbreaks. ...
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    Re: Source for single monel guitar strings?

    Monel is a group of nickel alloys, primarily composed of nickel (from 52 to 67%) and copper, with small amounts of iron, manganese, carbon, and silicon. Stronger than pure nickel, Monel alloys are...
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    Re: Scottish Mandolins

    The Great Highland Bagpipe sounds in Bb at the current standard of A above Middle C = 440 Hertz.
    Historically they sounded in A in Chorton Pitch where A = 466 Hz, a half step higher than 440....
  24. Re: Why are they're extra slots on the tailpiece(A and E strings)

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    Here is the classic tailpiece designed by Gibson, which is now the most commonly seen style of tailpiece. There is a cover which slides over the top to protect you forearm, and there are...
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    Re: Strings for gold tone mandocello?

    Gold Tone Mandocello String Set ?
    A set of D'Addario Mandocello strings, designed for use with our Mandocello.

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