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    Re: How Much Better Does It Get

    I'd expect the setup to be pretty good coming from TMS.

    Being new to an instrument with 2 string courses and shorter scale length often makes a newcomer to mandolin find that it is harder to fret...
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    Re: How Much Better Does It Get

    The usual recommendation is to PM cafe member Rob Meldrum and he will send you a setup guide for free. Lots of good reviews on here about it.
    You could then check yourself on how good the setup is....
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    Anyone here going to NashCamp?

    My first time at NashCamp. Just wondered if I'll meet any folks whose posts I've been reading over the years.:)
  4. Re: Newbie question: Mandolin for other instrumentals

    As usual, putnamm, I think folks are making things much more complicated than the question asked.

    Songs and tunes are accompanied by a series of chords that fit the melody. The chords are...
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    Re: The Great Pretender

    Nice!
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    I go to 2 or 3 jams per week and they all are pretty much based on Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel, and Old Country.

    Now that I've learned all 5 songs and all 4 tunes, I'm all set. Sometimes folks...
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    Re: Jerusalem Ridge

    Most everybody I've discussed JR with during the past decade has considered it a 4 part tune. "Bona fide" to you or not.

    It might sometimes be easier to have a discussion of a thread not many...
  8. Re: Source for Custom hand-braided mandolin straps

    Depends on your custom design. About $15 per woven knot plus the strap which will be about $75-100 depending on material (roo vs other) and which style braid. So roughly from about $120 to twice...
  9. Source for Custom hand-braided mandolin straps

    Many months ago, there was a discussion about high-end decorative mandolin straps made in the style of braided leather tack, beautifully hand made stuff. One cafť member at that time was personally...
  10. Re: Newbie question: Mandolin for other instrumentals

    Yes.
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    Re: Go To Jams Now!

    If your jams only require that you just follow chords as others play melody or sing, all that is necessary is to memorize ONE 3-string chord shape (movable) and 2 one-four- five chord patterns on the...
  12. Thread: Joe K Walsh

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    Re: Joe K Walsh

    Emma Halas-O'Connor, according to Facebook.
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    Re: Explain This Chord

    I doubt that anyone suggested 'split strings'. More likely just describing a way to play a one finger A chord.
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    Re: Explain This Chord

    If the courses are close enough to each other and your fingertip is big enough, it works. Otherwise, not so much.;) (It's not so much "between' as 'on top of'.)
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    Re: Explain This Chord

    After reading this a few times, I think I get what you're asking.

    To play the A chord, you can fret the G & D strings at the 2nd fret, producing the notes of A & E, the 1 & 5 of the chord. You...
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    Re: Fret board lube and strings

    If you get some oil on the strings, so what???
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    Re: Bobelock Case Humidistat

    The Travelites are the same, hygrometer useless. I was able to twist and wiggle mine till it came loose.
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    Re: backpack straps with sternum strap?

    Maybe not the greatest but one choice:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Replacement-Backpack-Shoulder-Strap-Adjustable-Pair-Shoulder-Fashionable-Hot-LS-/352609213466
  19. Thread: Intonation

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    Re: Intonation

    I'm not sure what you mean by that. The 12th string harmonic will ALWAYS be an octave above the open string, regardless of how the mandolin is set up. (Although it won't be found at exactly the...
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    Re: Intentionally Imperfect Tuning

    In my neck of the woods, you just tune them in unison and in about 5 minutes they'll be off a few beats anyway.
    You guys worry way too much.
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    Re: Amnesia Bar - bluegrass jam

    I can't remember.;)
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    Re: Bought & I Donít Even Play

    CBFrench: Welcome to the Cafe and to mandolins.

    My advice is to approach the mandolin like the completely new instrument that it is, not like a small, upside-down guitar. That will not work so...
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    Re: southern flavor - key?

    Try this one: https://archive.org/details/YMSB2014-12-14/02southernflavor.flac
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    Re: Gerald Anderson, Rest In Peace

    Sad to hear. I'll miss seeing him during visits to Virginia.
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    Re: Show off your back side

    Kimble 177803
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