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    Re: Beginner ?ís about changing sound/tone

    I find the V picks very bright and almost brash. The triangle golden gates are much better then the round ones for me these days, but in the beginning it was always the round golden gates that gave...
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    Curt Mangan GW Signature Strings question

    Can anyone tell me the difference between the standard monel in 11.5-40 to the Gabriel Wiseman 11.5-40 version? Are they the same? I wanted to use the code Gabriel had posted here and figure I...
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    Re: DI Box w/ XLR IN & Mute?

    I have a grace Felix exactly for that use. Most of the time I use my piezo pickup and a tonedexter - it works better in noisy bars... but I am commissioning a mando that I will not put a pickup in,...
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    Re: Looking for an F-Style mandola gig bag

    This: https://gruvgear.com/products/ukulele-gigblade?variant=5707070930972

    was from this thread: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/141763-Mandola-Hard-Cases

    and worked when I needed...
  5. Re: What are some good "Guitar Body Octave Mandolin makers out th

    Thanks Mary, whenever I feel bad about having too many instruments you make me feel ok about it again! Lol

    We are quite a community of MAS enablers :mandosmiley:
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    Re: How Long do your J74Strings last?

    A month+ of 1-2 hr a day or two 3-4hr gigs. It seems to go that way no matter which brand of strings I use.

    My long time guitar/mando playing buddy can corrode strings in minutes, I always have...
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    Re: Stupid string question

    Were they a different gauge or material? Sometimes I feel my mando needs time to acclimate to the different tensions of different sets of strings. Even when the same gauges are used different...
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    Re: Sierra Hull on Steven Colbert

    I think we need to give Sturgill Simpson a break, he was probably hanging out with Tim while with Tim was wearing that shirt before the concert… We’d all be a little more mumble mouthed ;)
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    Re: Astor Piazzola on Mandolin

    Very cool! I was ok with the A-style until I saw it was electric ;)

    Nicely done, loved all the sonic textures and the feel of the piece!
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    Re: Builder or Company

    I have 3 custom built instruments and have commissioned a 4th. If you know what you want it is the way to go. You're going to have to appreciate that builders other work though. And you have to...
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    Re: My band is playing on TV tonight!

    Thanks for the comments! So many things went wrong, the first set was painful for us...
    The lead singer may have forgotten a verse or two because he was nervous :disbelief:
    I accidentally played...
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    My band is playing on TV tonight!

    I play in a cover band, we mainly play stuff from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and occasionally something newer.

    We go by Daniel and the Deliverance, bluegrass instrumentation, but no true bluegrass in...
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    Imperfect perfection? (LLoars per Darrel)

    We should be seeking Arete? (greek, borrowed from Pirsig)
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    Re: Open right hand to closed fist transition help

    I did this in the last year or so, hard road for sure... I do feel I am a better player now.

    I would say be really cautious with a Ďfistí... I was doing more of a fist and ended up with a kind of...
  15. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    Is that a one piece birdseye maple back? I want to say “slab cut” but don’t feel fully confident I know what that means?!?
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I have to agree, and maybe even that an arch top F hole instrument can do (chordal) rhythm in a way flat tops and oval holes can’t? Or something like that?
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I started a thread about F style mandolin ergonomics asking a somewhat similar question not that long ago and didnít get many responses. Maybe most people donít notice much of a difference? It was...
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    Well of course weíre recommending mandolin builders we like, are we supposed to recommend the ones we donít like? This isnít exactly about specific instruments we can compare, is it? More of a...
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    I am with you there Charlie!
    In addition to the Heiden A, there is also a Gilchrist A in the classifides, both instruments with wide nut like I need... MAS attack!!!

    Back to the heart of the...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Iíve just spent a couple of days reading the long thread and this continuation of it, really enjoying all of the amazing pics!

    I had always meant to read both of these but together theyíre soooo...
  21. Re: Building a higher-end replica Taylor GS-Mini guitar (NMC)

    I played one of those Firefly’s about six years ago and can still remember it being one of the best guitars I’ve ever played, despite me being one of the worst players.
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    Re: Still cant play a break!

    I had to spend years hacking before I could shred...

    Still hacking sometimes :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Question about scale lengths and tuning...

    Would that be a 5-string Mando-cello?

    Maybe that terminology falls apart with 5 string/course instruments
  24. Thread: Grisman or Bush?

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    Re: Grisman or Bush?

    Woah Geno, not sure you can bring a fiery thread from 2004 (unintentionally) into 2020 without explosive results! :))

    Great content though
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    Re: F-Style vs A-style ergonomics...

    Still been thinking of this... noticed at band practice today that the F style seems to favor hanging in a horizontal position, whereas my A styles seem to naturally favor a little more neck up...
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