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    Re: Tuning a mandolin like a mandola CGDA

    I would try going down instead of up. Havenít researched it but if the G, D, and A was moved
    down one and a heavier string used as a forth for C. Would seem to me if C string was right , pull on...
  2. Re: Best bluegrass rhythm guitar instructional book?

    Listen to Jimmy Martin, Charlie Waller, and Clarence White, about every waking moment, ( maybe sleeping too) a rhythm guitar has to drive to be grass, so many today donít. Itís all about timing, I...
  3. Re: Question about Gotoh tuners for Kentucky 1500

    Thanks for the info. If Iím right the worm under gears must be cut ďbackwardsĒ in comparison to worm over, so I think that may be the reason to call them reverse, or it may be totally to confuse the...
  4. Question about Gotoh tuners for Kentucky 1500

    Still trying to repair friends Kentucky 1500. I been out of town and I need to talk with him again but these tuners say reverse tuninig . Do the tuners turn backward on these 1500ís. Iíve seen some...
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    Re: Tuners for Kentucky KM 1500

    Thanks Mike, I havenít seen the mandolin or pictures either but he says it is not one of the older ones. Of course he may be just trying to keep me from wanting to buy it
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    Tuners for Kentucky KM 1500

    A friend had bought a KM 1500 that has a replacement tuner on one side and a button broke on the other. He wanted me to replace both, do away with the mismatched set. Havenít seen the msndolin but he...
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    Re: Live Mic for Mandolin Recommendations

    Why do you want music so loud that you canít work s mike close enough to be heard, especially in a practice situation??
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    Re: Gibson Master Models

    When the F5 was introduced along with the whole line of “Master Models”, Gibson was making a line of mandolins from entry level , thru many levels to a “master”. Having a line of top end products...
  9. Re: How is Tuning Drift with Rubner Tuning Machines

    True a cent is a sent but also true the short scale MUST BE more precise. An extreme example; if discussing the length of a table a table, a foot is ver significant, if discussing the length of road...
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    Re: Mandolin is guitar upside down?

    I don’t think we disagree, I certainly use and expect others to use all the knowledge they process. Basic music theory knows no specific instrument. But each instrument has its place in the overall...
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    Re: DO I need a better mandolin?

    What the heck is a last mandolin? I figure when they bury me I will have had my last mandolin, not before
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    Re: DO I need a better mandolin?

    I started playing mandolin on my Dads, while living at home. When I went on my own I needed one of my own. PAC Rims were just becoming acceptable. A small store had a Aria for $375, which I could...
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    Re: Mandolin is guitar upside down?

    A mandolin is a mandolin, not an upside down guitar, not a fretted , plucked fiddle er excuse me violin; not a ukulele. If you are going to play mandolin, LEARN HOW!!! Don’t even try to learn to...
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    Re: Any experience with Mapes strings?

    Males were making guitar strings as well as piano strings 50 years ago, I don’t know about mandolin strings, I’ve used them for several years
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    Re: Tuning to Flatt and Scruggs

    My Dad, who is gone now, would pick up an instrument in a store or where ever and declare it low or high, if allowed to tune it he would put it to what he called ďstandardĒ you could pick up one of...
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    Re: Recording King RA-998

    Once you amplify an instrument what difference does the instrument make, the sound is from the amp, I know there are different opinions on that but I love the sound of a good instrument and...
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    Re: How Good of a Player

    I think it was Monroe himself that said to develop your own style , you should learn EVERYTHING that anyone else does snd then DO NONR OF IT!! I love Monroe mandolin, have played mandolin for almost...
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    Re: Midrange Cases; worth the expense?

    Try carrying a banjo in a decent case around,
    the mandolin case had not been built that approaches
    That!!!
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    Re: Bluegrass Mandolin for a Newbie

    All this is sound advice, even when there are exact opposites
    The thing is Bluegrass can be played on a traditional sounding, or
    A modern sounding mandolin; on an A style or a F style; with a...
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    Re: Any experience with Mapes strings?

    Chances are you have used their strings, they
    Make the core for wound string and the unwound strings
    for a lot if not all string manufacturers. I use them and love them
    On all my mandolins....
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    Re: Monroe Style Mandolin Question

    The first time I heard her I said she has Monroe down perfect. I listened some more and decided she was doing what Monroe was trying to do. She has the attitude but much smoother.
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    Re: Is a new mandolin the answer?

    I knew that sooner or later that solution would come up. I have never heard a pick-up that didn't change the sound of the instrument, most of the time to the point of it being very plain that the...
  23. Re: New to mando...coming from guitar...where would you start?

    [QUOTE=journeybear;1859562]This might be the place to start. Get that mandolin sound without having to contend with learning how to play one. Comes complete with built-in straphanger. Transition to...
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    Re: Tips for chording with a hard(ish) pick?

    There should be a chord sound, a very brief ring,if you will. This total percussion sound is new and I hate it. Some don't even make chords, just lay fingers across strings and strike.!!!!!!
  25. Re: bluegrass listening to understand and learn the mandolin

    You are right the Stanleys had a couple good mandolin players , Pee Wee probably the best, but be warned it's hard to find. Speaking of his mandolin heard he was at a jam , laid it in a chair and...
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