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    Re: Microphone recommendations

    I am very happy with the large-diaphragm Shure KSM32. Very smooth high end, and very even color off-axis. I used it at close range for my solo album. About $500.
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    Re: Intonation Mystery

    Of course eliminate the likely high nut and use new strings. But shortening the fingerboard is filing, not cutting, at least in my case. I removed the nut, made a sanding block on a stout file, and...
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    Re: Retirement....Time to take it easy!

    Conducting strings are not sufficient, as bronze is an electrical conductor but not ferromagnetic. Only the steel cores of bronze-wound strings are able to produce a signal. Steel, nickel, cobalt,...
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    Re: Retirement....Time to take it easy!

    The string is magnetized and when moving causes the local field to move relative to the coil. The magnet can be in a different location than the coil, but the field strength drops.

    The string can...
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    Re: Eastman El Rey 'weak E pickup' hack

    If your tone setting at the amp is bright and trebly the E may be fine but I have usually had to compensate in order get a fat tone across all strings.

    I get the aesthetic appeal of identical pole...
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    Re: Preamp Question

    The impedance issue is overblown in my experience. In the 70s we plugged our Barcus-Berry violin pickups straight into the Twin Reverb. The feared "quack" is mainly the pickup reproducing what the...
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    Re: Retirement....Time to take it easy!

    I add my congratulations and admiration, as well as gratitude I was able to commission my go-to axe, the electric 10-string you made. The sweetest neck and fingerboard I've had on any instrument, and...
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    Re: Where to go from here?

    What is your goal? If you want an electric but mainly clean tone, perhaps like 12-string guitars by the Byrds or Tom Petty, you will want a pedal that will clip the peaks very slightly, not...
  9. Re: One of those days - string changing woes

    A sharp bend on both sides of the peg should prevent slippage. I never have to do above/below.
    I attach the string to tailpiece first, insert through peg with some slack (1-1.5") bend both sides,...
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    Re: Today's favorite stomp box...

    My current rig, using it with my jazz trio.

    My amp is a lightweight bass amp head, so no reverb or distortion built in. Carbon Copy is actually analog echo, nice tone and low current draw. King...
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    Re: Intonation woes

    I have dealt with this on my instruments, and I understand some makers shorten the fingerboard. I speculate the cause is not too-long fingerboard but the behavior of the string bending over the nut....
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    Re: Always use a strap? Even when seated?

    My straps are left attached, partly because I more often than not practice standing, and partly because it would take extra effort to remove them, past the strap locking arrangement. Even sitting, I...
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    Re: SIMPLE Editing Software for PC

    To trim the beginning and end of a video you should be able to do that either in your camera or your smartphone.
  14. Re: 4 string or 8 string that's the question....

    A cavaquinho is four strings, as is a ukulele, and they sound small. Domra is also single-strung. The doubled strings add some loudness, but also add stability to the tone, as the strings in a pair...
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    Re: Mandolin 8 string or 4 string

    I am firmly in the doubled-strings camp. Owning both 5-string and 10-string electrics, I grew certain my little Ryder 5 would be improved as a 10, and it now is such.

    There is a technique for...
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    Re: Electric mandolin - who's interesting?

    Bach on 5-string mini-cello (redundant?)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbH3JYfRjOQ
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    Re: Electric mandolin - who's interesting?

    Thanks for listening.

    The key is body size, in my experience. Tom Buchanan's acoustic 10-string is 14.25" scale but substantially larger than his 8-string mandolins. A smaller body does have more...
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    Re: Electric mandolin - who's interesting?

    I feel that with half the string length, doubled strings are an obvious way to go. Eight is not enough, though. Here's a couple of tunes with my Almuse 10-string, a Beck cover and an original, from...
  19. Re: Stiff right elbow after much tremelo - what am I doing wrong?

    Ideally, tremolo should come from the wrist, but if you need a fast one, arm tends to join in. Some of us are faster than others, and perhaps don't chase a fast tremolo, instead try for grace,
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    Re: Pick orientation to strings

    Thile uses a closed fist but holds the pick high on the shoulder, which gives him reach. Brazilians are more likely to use the fingertip grip -- Dudu Maia explained he changed his grip from the more...
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    Re: Amplification

    Any EQ will be fine. What was your approach to using a Fishman bridge? Results depend heavily on the EQ/amplfication string, and also the performing context.
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    Re: Amplification

    K & K can yield a nice tone on some instruments, but that is a contact piezo that is placed on the top, near the bridge (inside or outside), but won't give you freedom from feedback to the extent an...
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    Re: Amplification

    Undersaddle is the way to go in a loud band, but no pickup is like a microphone, that is, a good representation of the acoustic tone. So you need capable multi-band EQ. I recommend the Boss GE-7. For...
  24. Re: Bob Koester Chicago Jazz/Blues Producer Passes

    Bob would offer the record store as a venue, and I played there in the mid-2000s with Zach Brock, promoting a jazz fiddle recording I produced with Zach. Bob offered us a contract, which we accepted....
  25. Re: What song, Album, Musician changed your perspective on music?

    "Beatles '65" made me want to play pop music, complicating my classical-music progress.

    It was a couple of years before I figured out how to play Lennon's opening guitar part in "I Feel Fine".
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