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    Re: Your favorite mandolin tuning tips?

    Also, if you should happen to prick a finger with a string end (nearly unavoidable), there'll be someone handy to apply first aid. ;)

    For my last string-changing session I chose a Saturday...
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    Re: Your favorite mandolin tuning tips?

    I'll share a horror story I just survived. I've been working on a recording project, and the final track gave me fits. My partner had sent me what she'd recorded, to which I was to add my track. But...
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    Re: Your favorite mandolin tuning tips?

    I respectfully disagree, albeit not in all situations. I'm thinking in particular after changing strings, when more than the usual adjustment is necessary. As I said above, I tune from the bottom up,...
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    Re: Mandolins in the Movies

    I just got done watching "Almost Famous" for the first time in eons - well, decades - and there is a fair amount of mandolin in the incidental music, particularly throughout the last hour. For...
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    Re: Your favorite mandolin tuning tips?

    Give it to someone else to tune, preferably someone with perfect pitch. That's the best, easiest, most reliable method. I do this every chance I get.


    Which is almost never. :(


    This is right...
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    Re: Ever heard of a "guitar chair?!"

    Well, I ain't gonna say that's nuts, but ... it is! :)) At first glance, I thought, that's not gonna sound like anything, then I saw the pickup. I still don't think it will sound like much. Wonder if...
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    Re: Thanksgiving Thoughts

    I hope you sing Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song." It might be different from your usual types of songs, but it should get a good reaction. ;)

    Probably too long all together, and there's some...
  8. Re: National Mandolin Tailpiece, repair or replace?

    Well, you could always just sell it to me. :whistling: When I was still interested in the bullet-hole Republic, I did some research on replacement tailpieces, and while there are far fewer listed for...
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    Re: The cure for MAS

    Got to put it in a letter to be delivered after your passing, or in your will, something. You'll be out of harm's way and won't hear her cursing. ;)
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    Re: Mandolins in the Movies

    Apparently, mandolins at the time had only three strings and two tuning pegs. Well, it was the Great Depression and supplies were short, and people were cutting back ... :whistling:
  11. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    Don't castigate yourself for getting a better instrument than planned. It's how it should be. ;)

    I played a Rogue once, years ago, a year or two after they hit the market. I had joined in with...
  12. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    I think some of you are missing the point of that reference, can't see the forest for the trees, in other words. It wasn't anything specific, just a general warning about leaving the instrument in...
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    Re: Thanksgiving Thoughts

    Nah. Gonna pass on that. But I think I'll play "Alice's Restaurant." Arlo's retired; someone's got to keep it going. ;)
  14. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    I have to wonder why a store would have it for so low; their prices generally run higher than private sellers to account for overhead.

    Also, bear in mind the OP is in the UK. Shipping costs ......
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    Re: Thanksgiving Thoughts

    It seemed fitting and proper to bump up a thread of this topic and nature today, rather than start a new one. There were plenty to choose from, for one, and this one contains not only a whale of a...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Right. Far from it blocking the sound coming out of the treble f-hole, it resonated, initiating the production of even more brilliant tones and higher volume. Ever notice how much people ask for...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Right? The damage it sustained didn't affect its playability, at least after the luthier was done fixing it. Of course, it's no longer collectible, which in some ways is a good thing - it kept the...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    You're right! An A doesn't become an A2 all by itself, and no amount of ad copy can change that. Seller should take a look at his own photos, FCOL. :disbelief: And as beat up as this is, asking a...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    It may have been hard to tell, but I was being sarcastic. Way sarcastic. (We really need an eye-roll emoji. :whistling: ) I'm happy with what I've got. Sure, I'd have liked it for less. But I was...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Dang! I knew I shouldn't have pulled the trigger on that '22 for $4500. I think I jumped the gun! :crying:
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    Re: Ever heard of a "guitar chair?!"

    Yes. A chair, generally, is something a person can and will sit upon. In other words, something someone can put his or her sit-upon upon. ;) There are many variations, and one without a back or arms...
  22. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    Ha ha ha! I get it, but it's worth remembering. ;) I had choices, but I went with this version - because I was there! :grin:
  23. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    I got as far as:



    and kind of tuned out. If you've got a wife who is:

    1) OK with you busking,
    2) supportive of your busking,
    3) your partner in busking,
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    Re: Ever heard of a "guitar chair?!"

    I wouldn't be surprised if some people were posting ads for the same chair at different sites with different names aimed at the owners of corresponding instruments. ;)
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    Re: Ever heard of a "guitar chair?!"

    I can see that, although it's a bit heavy at just under 20 lbs. But I like how the height is adjustable. And furthermore, how that can be fine-tuned by the screw-tips, which would compensate for...
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