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    Re: Big Mandolin With Banjo Tuning

    Body shape aside '5 string tenor guitar' could apply..
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    Re: How to enhance mando for legato piece

    Just curious, you ensemble playing with others or layering a multi-track home recording?

    :whistling:
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    Re: Am I being to Critical on New Mandolin

    I'd say, Given : It's a mass produced Import , your Kentucky KM-272 is typical of the others likre it shipped across the Sea,
    of a natural material,

    Now .. you can shift your focus to...
  4. Re: 1923 A2- To Drill Or Not to Drill? That is the question...

    You're drilling would be into apart of the rim that is backed up by the kerfed lining strip the top and side are joined with..

    There is a reasonable thickness there..
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    Re: Mandolin insurance?

    Musician's Union offer instrument insurance coverage for working musicians?

    since It may be voided as a part of renter/home owner policies if playing for income..
  6. Re: Nylon GDAE tuning for an 8 string Baritone Ukulele

    mandolin/soprano scale I used 3 from Martin's baritone Uke sets & 1 from the soprano sets ..

    I'm OK with FCGD tuning .. :whistling:
  7. Thread: What is MAS?

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    Re: MAS?

    Also known by the Equation N + 1
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    Added a David Hodson D'Jangolin. in a made for it red metalflake (thermoplastic) case.. about 10 years ago..


    :whistling:
  9. Re: pickup/mic vs. studio condenser microphone on a Collings MF 5

    short string @ high pitch fades pretty quickly.. Physics..
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    Re: Newbie: Which electric-acoustic to buy?

    Want an acoustic sound? you Mic an Acoustic. the air pressure waves coming off it.

    Pickups hear what they're attached to.. the bridge or the soundboard..

    Or in a solid body Or acoustic...
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    Re: Newbie: Which electric-acoustic to buy?

    Godin A8 ..., advantage built in pre-amp so none needed externally..
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    1974 I bought a $150 used Gibson A40 that's how it began..
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    Re: F5 with an OVAL hole?

    A5 type has the longer, 12th fret on the neck like an F5 , just wont satisfy that scroll envy..


    ... and there are Oval sound hole versions made..
  14. Re: Tuners for Collings MT Mandolin (A Style)

    The basic Schallers seem fine, no need to spend more for their Grand Tune, but its your money..

    Buy a couple F tuner sets and combine the shafts of various lengths.. to suit,

    the screws in...
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    Re: Alternate tunings?

    Old post, Aug-09-2015, repeated topic, :whistling:

    By The Way .. (Mandolin)

    I just got an Email Reply from Mr. Muldaur, after asking about his 'Minglewood Blues' tuning.

    from the bottom...
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    Re: Gold tone vs Ibanez

    Longer neck? I have a 23" string length AVT1-NT Ibanez

    I have a tenor banjo by Gold Tone its 1/2M (500mm) string length.. less than 20"
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    Re: Learn to play multiple instruments at once?

    One of those harmonica holders will also hold a Kazoo to wear as you play your double neck guitar-mandolin.. (?)
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    Re: Playing with wrist/thumb pain

    curling up my index fingers tightly with my right hand holding the pick all these years,
    and with the left, getting those 1st fret notes , has taken its toll..

    :whistling:
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    Re: Wireless in-ear monitors

    I Think the Pro level starts with a mold of your ear canal ..to fit perfectly..
  20. Thread: floor racks

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    Re: floor racks

    A DIY of using wooden dowel lined (reinforced) Plastic Plumbing fittings
    Glued together with the adhesive made for the purpose is out there on the InterWebs..
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    Out of Work low income at best Professional musicians are selling gear now.
  22. Re: Quality of Harley Benton vs Eastwood/Revelation?

    Q: How much does this matter if I rarely stray above the seventh fret?

    Other than the premium priced Stevens IDK about any builders of electrics limiting the fret count to have a neck pickup...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    One of my favorite mandolins is not even an F style..
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    Re: action on electric mando

    Pick hard out of habit? Neck Not a bolt on? ...
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    FWIW several years ago I saw Evan Marshall, in a small place... so at the post set CD sales part ,
    he showed me his pick. quite small. he glued to his index fingertip.
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