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    Re: Newbie needs equipment advice

    Hello Pilot70D,
    welcome aboard and enjoy this fun journey!

    If you don't want to jeopardize your back porch based income plan, I'd strongly recommend an 8-string electro mandolin and a Marshall...
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    Re: When You First . . .

    Bush and Steffey! Still top of my list....
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    Re: Wireless in-ear monitors

    From my point of view as a professional live sound engineer, allow me to share my opinion:
    Stay away from cheap wireless inear systems, especially in the 2.4 GHz range. This works theoretically but...
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    Re: Pelican Vault 730 as a Double Mandolin Case

    Looks like a good idea to me.
    I got a Pelicase to built a rugged fly case for an old Sho~Bud pedal steel about 10 years ago, the only case that I dare to check my instrument in...
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    Re: Omnidirectional Mic through bass amp

    Sorry hattio, but that is really not a good idea. An omni will pick up sound (as you can tell by the name) from all directions and will get you feedback real quick. It can be an excellent tool when...
  6. Re: Back in Southern Germany. Any pickers in the Ulm area?

    Hallo Manfred,
    geh doch mal in Kontakt mit den Country und Westernfreunden Koetz und dem Bluegrassfestival Birkenried, genauer Peter Wroblewski oder Friedrich Hog.
    Die organisieren dort sehr viel...
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    Re: Microphone mute switch

    For all the diy folks, here come two links about building a pop-free mute switch (also for condenser mics):

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PPoAp9nCcQE
    And...
  8. Re: Interface to connect DPA microphone XLR to Ipad or PC Laptop

    Oops Don,
    I was‘t aware of that and stand corrected.
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    Re: Not *that* kind of mandolin!

    How do you assume that this request came from “her“ ???
  10. Re: Interface to connect DPA microphone XLR to Ipad or PC Laptop

    Foldedpath is right: the iPad can only record two tracks at once.
    I use and recommend the Focusrite itrack solo, can be used as a normal USB interface or (with the lightning cable) as a iPad...
  11. Re: Five large condensers and one ribbon mic on a F 5 style mando

    Hey Bob, I can borrow you a 84 for your test if you want...
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    Re: Preamp & Earphonesl‘d r

    Absolutely right!
    From a sound engineer‘s point of view, this (costly, when done right) attempt is the wrong way to address your issue. I’d rather look at the root of your problem and change the...
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    Re: Blue chip model codes?

    Yep, same here:
    TP-1R 60, one corner rounded, all beveled.
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    Re: European dealers?

    You might want to check Oliver Waitze‘s New Acoustic Gallery in Wuppertal, Germany.
    http://n-a-g.info
  15. Re: Hearing yourself without playing too loud in a band

    Dear mswlogo,
    your more than rude overreaction shows how much JL277z‘s post hit the nail on the head.
    Not in a single word did she insult you but just showed a personal opinion that might not...
  16. Re: Hearing yourself without playing too loud in a band

    After having read many well meant advices covering the whole spectrum between "personal amp" and "Suck it up", that seemed not to satisfy you, my first itch to reply was something like "Good luck...
  17. Thread: Bluetooth Mic

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    Re: Bluetooth Mic

    What kind of music?
    Is it a loud band?
    Are you looking for a wireless solution or can u use a wired mic?
    Does it have to be battery powered?
    Do you have a pickup installed in the mandolin yet?
    ...
  18. Re: Best Beginner Book for Learning to Read Music

    Boy, that was fast:)

    You guys are the best!
    Thanks again...
    Pit
  19. Re: Best Beginner Book for Learning to Read Music

    In my web search on educational material I came across an old post from John McGann (RiP) from 2007. He kindly offered the Free Tab Reader's Guide to Standard Notation

    Unfortunately this link...
  20. Thread: Bluetooth Mic

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    Re: Bluetooth Mic

    A bluetooth mic is not a good idea for live sound reinforcement as it will bring too much latency (delay) into the signal chain. If you play your phone‘s music through your bt speaker, latency is not...
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    Re: Right arm tension

    Does your arm tenses up in tremoloes as well? I have discovered that I can jump over a tempo gap of maybe 20 bpm when I put my mental arm control in timed tremolo mode. Right hand technique gets...
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    Re: I was on the Galician TV.

    Nice playing and great vocals, Roberto. Plays ok on an iPad in Germany...
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    Re: Arch top with flat back

    Northfield‘s octave mandolin is built arch top/ flat back style and sounds just wonderful...
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    Re: Purchase of Tunings pegs suggestion(s)!

    Welcome to the café, Adamas!
    When I recieved my first (cheap) mandolin, I followed Rob‘s instructions to set it up properly. That made a huge change in playability and sound. Besides that it gives...
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    Re: Hoffee Vs. Austin Calton

    I have a black Hoffee case for two years now, very happy with it. Storage is ok (I can even slip an iPad mini in the storage compartment).
    About the scratches: yes they do show. But I take a fine...
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