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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    If you want to try and work with it I would do three things, play closer to the fretboard, Try different picks material and shape, and I would try different strings. But best bet if an Oval is what...
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    Re: Is it defective ?

    Here is a link on one type of bridge. https://www.murphymethod.com/index.cfm?event=pages.content&contentId=122

    I would also say contact this man for his setup book it will get you where you need...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    And you're goal with the animals will need you mobile! I hope you post some critter pics at some point!
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    Very nice Old Wave, how long have you had it?
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    Re: Leather straps: flat or braided?

    182012I used a very soft leather and round braided my own, most comfortable strap I have ever had.
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    Re: What do you see?

    No clue about the bridge could be an illusion could be a bit of sinking. But is that a screw head or rivet next to the f hole in the left side of the screen?
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    Re: New White Face mandolin

    You know I go back and forth on painted or coloered wood. In some cases i prefer to see it plain and proud, other times I like some color and sometimes painted is fine. Which has nothing to do with...
  8. Re: The Drunken Sailor for four mandolins

    I like it!
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Good to hear Jill I hope you feel better ASAP! Make sure you follow through with all your PT once it begins and after it’s over, so many people think once physical therapy is over they can call it...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    That must have been one heck of a fall! Hope you get it sorted quickly! On a bright side you do get to move back home!
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    Re: Broadway mandolin

    That looks pretty cool.
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Excellent! Only five more that's kind of sad!
  13. Re: Stephen Fearing's New Manzer Cowpoke

    Well, I disagree this puts nothing to rest in the breaking in argument. I believe instruments change over time but the sad truth our hearing observations are way less than perfect. Until someone can...
  14. Thread: Straps

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    Re: Straps

    Earlier this year I did a six strand braid with leather strips. It is without a doubt the most comfortable mandolin strap I have tried. That round brains with no inside flexes nicely and cushions...
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    Re: A-String Buzz

    I would start simply with is the fret lifted, how is the nut slot, and what is my neck relief including checking for twist, that alone will let you know what needs to be done next. Just remember one...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Love it! In a previous post, we discussed your thumb movement. I was curious how it would work out so I have tried it a few times and found it is oddly quickly reactive for instance I think it helps...
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    That has to hurt but how did you jam it under your fingernail if you were keeping it parallel to the strings? When I hold the pick up close like that my index is curled up inside my thumb lightly not...
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    Look at Jill’s right hand technique in the songs these.
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/143019-2019-Tune-A-Week-Project
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    I have never tried a speed bevel but I don’t have any issue with the normal BC edge. I mentioned in another thread I always used thick picks, 2-3 mm or more. But going to BC I didn’t need them that...
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    Re: A-String Buzz

    I thought the same thing but after several humidifiers one a big tank job and the need this spring to remove the trim in my room because of molds I will stick with my case humidifiers and or a...
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    Re: A-String Buzz

    Humidity is a pain. I have gone form just over 50% in my house to just over 30% in a couple of weeks. Now I need to get everything into cases. I keep them in cases all the time outside of my house...
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    Re: Thick Picks?

    I always thought I liked thicker picks but I think it came down to stiffer picks. I notice with teh Blue Chip picks I don't need a 3mm big stubby to get the same feel for me and results.
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Wow great story! That would make a great Halloween show! Thanks
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Keeping in mind I'm the guy on the outside looking in. I love this one but Haunted House, seems like a worng name to me. When I listened to it I coudl visualize a shepard wandering aorund with his...
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    I went the other direction but most don't like a pointy pick I have a couple TP1R 40 and 60 but I also have the BC Jazz LG 60. I find the pointy fatter pick gives some of the attack and brightness...
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