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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    Make them pay at least double for Cafe membership. No, $200, wait, that's not enough ...


    (oops forgot to edit my sig)
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    Re: Problem seller on eBay

    Their ads are so bad I've concluded that Far east man doesn't want to sell instruments on ebay.

    Evidence: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Paw-5-is-satin/183848378547 Builder is "Paw 5"?
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    Re: What does OP mean?

    These cheat sheets keep getting longer and longer and if you go around to facebook, reddit, other mando/music forums, they all have little mini languages they use. Imaginge a guitar player visitng...
  4. Re: Lose grip on a thick pick or use a thin pick?

    Travelling samplers, try out lots: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/117767-The-Traveling-Pick-Sampler-Anyone-Interested/page35
  5. Re: Trying to find old article: guitarist exploring pick grips

    I think David Fiuczynski, Berklee prof, used to have a website like that at torsos.com, but it's not there anymore, e.g. extremely bright fonts on a page describing how to setup fretless guitars. If...
  6. Re: Trying to find old article: guitarist exploring pick grips

    Yeah, i think some of the most useful advice I've gotten is "read a little, listen and play a lot, don't get hung up on theory or the RPMs of your ulna and radius"
  7. Thread: Picking faster?

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    Re: Picking faster?

    These are all guitar vids (there might have been one for mandolin) but good angle/info https://www.youtube.com/user/troygrady
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    Re: Balancing practice between two instruments...

    When i was a kid i played 3 instruments, but only because my parents would never let me quit band and piano lessons, it was "good for me". I think most fretted string instruments you can drop them...
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    Re: Becoming a Luthier-How?

    When i went to Wintergrass, I remember meeting a number of guitar, banjo, mando etc makers from Bend, the Sisters, Portland, and places near you. Andrew Mowry, Preston Thompson, Brooks Masten, um,...
  10. Re: Trying to find old article: guitarist exploring pick grips

    Probably this which i started to read and then i realized it wound't do me any good to try to absorb that much analysis, but i do like the story about spending hours and hours modding picks to get...
  11. Thread: Picking faster?

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    Re: Picking faster?

    Plant or no: really you could spend the next 24 hours reading old threads about this, three's some tremendous pickers who plant, here's Nick Dumas

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1v7zafUqO8
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    Re: Picking faster?

    While we're waiting for the vid, here's a good one study, Bush, Joliff, Skehan, McCoury, Hoffman. Lots of differences in technique, esp. Sam, nobody can pick like him.

    I think it's important to...
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    Re: Trying to make a modest leap...

    You could drive up the 5 to my hood and go to Dusty strings, but I think that's not waht you're talking about.

    As a Kentucky 900 owner that upgraded to .080/.043 size frets, I would recommend...
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    Re: Ellis F5 Fern at Gryphon

    At (Seattle/Bellevue) Wintergrass, Pava K was mostly answering questions in their booth, they also had Andrew Mowry and Austin Clark showing mandolins in the makers' room. That was a roomful of...
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    Re: Flatiron Performer 1995/1996 volume?

    are you worried about the integrated part that connects fingerboard extension to spruce top? Lots of threads about that

    Hard to generalize, i think the first Montana archtops were 1983, and they...
  16. Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    I'm looking at the 2 petersons in $130 range to replace my Peterson Strobo flip, either the stomp pedal or the strobo HD that i can clamp onto my pedal steel. Tuning PSG's and lap steels is tricky...
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    Re: How frustrating! Just my luck!

    practice on a generic inexpensive first e.g. https://www.amazon.com/Golden-Gate-M-201-Adjustable-Mandolin/dp/B005N5USYU

    Other tips: check for grit on back of sandpaper, don't inhale ebony...
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    Re: ebay Eastman violin, place your bets

    Well, how does it play?

    I bought a cello they stated to be 4/4, it was 3/4, they seem to have such a volume of stuff that details get missed.
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    Re: ebay Eastman violin, place your bets

    I've got a few good purchases from them, and some electronics I returned but got refunds no questions asked as long as ou meet their timeline. Combine that w/ a good meal in I District and you have...
  20. Re: Single coil magnetic 'strat' pickup problem uneven amplificat

    178125

    i've spent the last hour and 1/2 raising and lowering pickups to try to even out output/tone, have you tried same, esp. lowering the treble side and relatively raising bass side? Would...
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    Re: Whew...some Reverb sellers...

    I always ask a lot of questions and ask for 1 specific angle photo even if there's lots of pix, to see that the seller has the instrument in their possession, before bidding on reverb and ebay. ...
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    Re: Going to my frist BG jam

    Prepare and take it. Look thru Parking lot pickers book (The Baldassari/Flinner book looks good too) or get a list of maybe a dozen tunes and listen to lots variations on youtube. Record yourself...
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    Re: exploring an idea

    You can lay out your desired scale length/ # frets on paper and see how it lays out on the JBovier electric using e.g. https://www.stewmac.com/FretCalculator.html
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    Re: Electromagnetic output from pickups

    are you plugging both instruments into an A/B like the Morley A/B/Y or the Fender clone? I've heard those can be both tone and volume killers. In other forums people suggest either a Radial...
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    Re: Chord notation questions re + - and o

    The syllabus in this ebook should cover al the standard notations: http://jazzbooks.com/jazz/FQBK
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