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  1. Thread: Best Armrest

    by Philphool
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    Re: Best Armrest

    I position the armrest outer edge over the very edge of the mandolin, actually on the binding. I tighten down till resistance is met and then add just a bit more tension. The armrest will not move...
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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: Virzi tone producer

    Sort of like scrolls?;):whistling:
  4. Thread: Best Armrest

    by Philphool
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    Re: Best Armrest

    So you want an armrest which touches the top in a large area and restricts vibration of the top?
    Are your armrests falling off of the mandolins??

    Very interesting how well these armrests are...
  5. Re: Article: Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments Rolls Out New Models

    And they're now calling the split ridge exiting the scroll a "swallowtail".
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    Re: Iluak Ivory - gone??

    and........ they're back! Thanks all.:)
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    Re: Scales for Left Handed Mandolin

    Not a popular stance, but I'd submit that if you don't know where every note is on your fingerboard, you're cheating yourself and long term will make things harder.
    If you can immediately find all...
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    Surely Lloyd's pick must have had a tiny virzi glued to it!
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    Re: Tumbling Tumbleweeds

    Nice!
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    Re: Iluak Ivory - gone??

    Very helpful info. Thanks mandroid.</sarc>
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    Re: Trip to Nashville

    I was in Cotton in August. They gave no indication of leaving.
    Demolished since then???:confused: Or are you speaking of the old place out west end?
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    Iluak Ivory - gone??

    Does anyone have any info about Iluak Ivory?
    They were a good source of wooden strap buttons and such. They seem to have disappeared from Amazon and Google.
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    Re: Your Thoughts On D'Addario XT Strings

    I have XTs on a couple of mandolins. I never liked EXPs because they felt 'sticky' to me. The XTs feel better and seems to be lasting well, but I can't say that I like their sound any better than...
  14. 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: Common Chord shapes

    Might also try these for the 'treble-side' chop chords:

    432x for G7
    654x for A7, etc...

    Flows easily from the G or A chords (just keep the index finger in place) and sounds good to me. No...
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    Re: A Much Less Obvious 12/26 Question

    Sarah just gets better and better.:)
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    Re: Economy or alternate picking

    You'll get lots of opinions and certainly lots of great pickers break the rules. but...

    You should learn to play mandolin with alternate picking. When you've mastered that, you can do whatever...
  19. Re: Bridge suggestions for 2000 flatiron festival f5

    Yep. I've used both and both are very good.
  20. Thread: bridge taper

    by Philphool
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    Re: bridge taper

    A little more info about what kind of bridge and exactly which part you're asking about would help. And maybe a picture with markings on it if possible.
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    Re: Common Chord shapes

    Hope this helps corelate with info from Pickloser's Guide
  22. Thread: Improvising

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    Re: Improvising

    Yeah. But to write a speech or to have a really good conversation both require that you have a good command of the language, including common and uncommon phrasing. (and maybe something interesting...
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    Re: Itís that time of year

    Merry Christmas Joe. I still miss seeing you in your store when I visit Nashville. Hope you're doing well.:)
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    Re: Again with the picks

    You mention in "3." that "They're large, but...."

    If you like a slightly smaller pick, the Primetone triangles also come in a 'small' size, which I like a lot.
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    Re: Home made stand

    Shoulda made it a little taller; I really think a banjo would look better in there!:))
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