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  1. Thread: Tremolo

    by Phil Goodson
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    Re: Tremolo

    Try reading this
    My advice is in post #46 :)
  2. Re: Complete Bach 1st Cello Suite - ukulele in 5ths tuning

    Very nice!
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    The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Hi all. Ive been a member of the forum since 2006. Before June of 2006 Id never touched a mandolin. The Caf quickly became a main part of my daily life.

    Scott Tichenor, Mike Edgerton,...
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    So this list starts at the bottom in 2006 and works up to the present when I have but one mandolin left. Manodlins in BOLD are the ones that I thought sounded great and played wonderfully! :)...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    My Duff A-5 was one of the best sounding mandolins I've ever owned or played. Unfortunately, I got scroll envy and sold it. But fortunately I got a Duff F-5 which sounded about the same. (But had...
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    I can tell one difference between Nickel-Silver, EVO, and Stainless Steel:

    Nickel-Silver frets last (ham-handed) me about 1-3 years between dressings or refrets,
    EVO frets last me over 8...
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    Re: We don't need no steenking flat picks!

    I remember some years ago, I sat on the front row and watched Wayne pull out a mandolin and pick a few fiddle tunes on it using finger picks. When he finished, he handed the mandolin down to me,...
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    Music theory describes what we do. It does not force us to do it.
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    Re: Newbie needs equipment advice

    Pilot, you don't need to post the same thread in 2 different sections.
  10. Re: anyone change their plain steel high strings faster than wrap

    I used to change the unwound strings early because my fingers seemed to make them rust or at least get much less smooth within a few weeks. Didn't happen on the wounds as much. Lately my chemistry...
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    Re: Speed neck recommendation

    I usually use Tru-oil as described by mikeyb2 above,
    but just for interest I'll describe a method that Mr Dudenbostel showed me several years ago that has done quite well for me, especially if...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    My '09 Heiden 2-point.
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    Re: Leather Calton Case Cover

    I'm thinking that Dem is just bored again, and wants something else.;)
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    Re: Pickboy clown barf pick

    Let us know what you think in a couple of months.
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    Re: Having trouble picking in public

    I agree with most of the above, but maybe this is a more structured approach to fearing that you'll screw up a tune or break:

    Instead of learning tunes exactly note for note from start to finish...
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    Re: Blue Chips

    You want to be 'human'? Look around.:disbelief:;)
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    Re: Blue Chips

    You either make rules for yourself and follow them, or you don't.
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    Re: Mystery Solved

    Was the sermon such that you were sweating a lot more than usual?;)
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    Re: Odd problem with treble pairs

    I'd check to see if the E & A strings are actually leaving the very front edge of the saddle. If one slot has a tiny hump in it, then the strings in a pair could have a tiny difference in scale...
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    Re: Iluak Ivory - gone??

    and........ they're back! Thanks all.:)
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    Re: Tumbling Tumbleweeds

    Nice!
  22. Re: McClung armrest to match Phoenix pick guard

    Send a photo to Doug Edwards (McClung maker). He'll be able to guide you.
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    Re: Point of Diminishing Returns

    A slightly different approach might be to stop practicing the tune you're working on and instead, play some chords to accompany yourself singing a song that you like.

    Then find a new way to finger...
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    Re: A Much Less Obvious 12/26 Question

    Sarah just gets better and better.:)
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    Re: Common Chord shapes

    Hope this helps corelate with info from Pickloser's Guide
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