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    Re: Tax Day Cometh

    Did you join MC to espouse your politics? Moderator?
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    Re: Octave Recommendations?

    There are many 'F' hole octaves with great sustain. To me, oval hole/f-hole differences are very minor, at best.
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    Re: Octave Recommendations?

    You may know that octaves are kind of unique in that they come in many different configurations. There are many that are based on guitar shape bodies, and others that follow a more traditional...
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    Re: Can of air

    If you are concerned about the compressed air in a can, you can use an air blower such as this:

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/259157-REG/Giottos_AA1900_Rocket_Air_Blower.html

    It is...
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    Re: The shipping problem

    I haven't shipped anything in a while, but the last time I did was through Ebay for an instrument I sold. At the time the shipping cost was much less than going directly to a UPS or FEDEX store. Of...
  6. Re: What's the big deal about changing strings?

    I cut my stringing time by more than half by changing to the method shown towards the end of this video. Seems obvious once to do it a couple of times.
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  7. Where are the live, in-person events for 2021?

    Just interested in any live festivals, camps, etc. going on this year. Especially in the western US. Thank you.
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    Re: Octave Mando Tunings

    I have EJ72 mandola strings on my 20" scale OM right now. Yes the idea is to keep the tuning of an OM using mandola strings. These strings and also John Pearse "octave mandola" strings were...
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    Re: octave on valium?

    To me, the solution is obvious. One of each :) Would love to find a used Weber Bridger OM, but have yet to see one for sale in the last couple of years.
  10. Re: Octave Mandolin/mandocello...that thing that's an octave lowe

    I'd estimate I use about 80% mandolin fingerings on my 20" scale octave. But the bluegrass chop chords don't work (at least for me). Almost all of the traditional Irish/Celtic tunes I know work...
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    Re: octave on valium?

    I agree! That River looks so fine.
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    octave on valium?

    I ran across this Bruce Weber short promo video on octave mandolins from a few years ago. He describes their 20" scale octaves as "octave on valium" in comparison to their 22" scale octaves. I think...
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    Re: another string changing tip

    I watched the video and gave this method a try on my octave just now. All I can say is, I had no idea there was such a simple solution to stringing a mando (or guitar). I'll never go back to trying...
  14. Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    I love that green cutaway with the modern looking f-holes from his website. I'd probably go with the standard body but love that look.
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    Re: Setting intonation on octave mandolin

    This is a very interesting discussion, thank you! I have recently acquired a Weber Bitterroot F octave with a 20" scale length. The G string using D'Addario EJ-80 OM strings simply do not sound...
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    Good bye Chick

    I heard that Chick Corea passed away today from cancer. As a lifelong jazz enthusiast and player he was one of my heroes. Simply in another universe of excellence and integrity. About 5 years ago...
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    Re: Strap for 'F' octave mandolin

    Thanks meow, that looks just like what I'm looking for! Hey, I have family in Coquille and Bandon! Thinking of moving to the area.
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    Strap for 'F' octave mandolin

    I have a new (to me) Weber Bitterroot F20-F OM on its way to me and have been thinking about a strap for it. Looking for your opinions and suggestions. My basic criteria is flat leather (not the...
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    Re: Mandolin stands

    I wish the Hercules double/triple stands could adjust for each instrument. A mandolin and larger instruments must all use the same settings. You end up kind of compromising to get them all to work....
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    Re: Room humidifiers and distilled water

    That dust caused me to just give up on humidifiers. It was actually giving me a chronic cough, which stopped as soon as I turned off the humidifier. My home is consistently about 25% relative...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    I frequently take my mandolin from Reno (high desert elev. ~4000ft and dry) to the Calif. coast (sea level and much more humidity). Every time, I spend the entire time in Calif. tuning down my...
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    Re: Question about A2 Gibson Snakeheads.

    Interesting discussion. Would the quality of the tone woods have been better on the a2-z vs the a2? Maybe closer to an a4 snakehead?
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    Gentlemen prefer blondes.
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    Over $21K for a NEW Gibson F5 MM

    That seems off the chart expensive for a non-vintage mando. Even with "The Gibson" on the head stock. Maybe I just don't get it.
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    .055" = 1.397mm
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