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  1. Re: Loudness with Chris Thile CT 55 Bluechip pick?

    I will say that Wegens give very good volume. I haven't found a pick that has as much headroom and still sounds nice. I'm using Wegens on everything right now. Not sure if that will hold true 8...
  2. Re: Loudness with Chris Thile CT 55 Bluechip pick?

    Isn't that true. I cringe a bit when I look back at my "never gonna sell this mando/octave/bouzouki" that is long gone.
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    Re: 18" scale mandola/tenor leads

    Davy Stuart makes an 18" scale mandola. I have one and highly recommend it. I have mine tuned CGDG and play it like a mini-bouzouki that I can pick a quick melody on as well.

    I've never tried...
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    Re: Octave sound diffence?

    Yes.
    From what I've figured out there are a number of factors that move an octave more towards a mandolin or a guitar.

    Arch top, floating bridge, Teardrop (or F) style body tend to lean towards a...
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    Look nice
  6. Re: The long, arduous journey of Silverangel #438 - with a happy

    It's good to hear a story with a happy ending today!

    Not many people have such a well travelled mandolin. Looks like a keeper with a good story too.
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    Re: Uther my cat..

    Sorry for your loss. They really become family.
  8. Re: The best thing about ordering from Pinegrove leathers

    Pinegrove is great. We got this tin whistle carrier for Sherri. Something nice about buying the kind of quality that will last a lifetime. NFI...
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    Re: Best Bluegrass Band Single Microphone?

    Well that's $2500 in mics compared to the 600 for the Ear Trumpet. It should sound better! To make a valid comparison you would need to hear the 414 alone compared to the ET. Even then the 414 is...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    I really wanted this one. The look and the sound are exactly what I want. It's an MT2 I think although the video says it's an MT. No funds, so no mando but I'll always remember this one....
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    Re: Music Streaming service question...

    Don't forget Bandcamp.
    Most of the money goes to the artist, you get unlimited streaming, as well as high quality downloads if you want em.
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    Re: Matsikas Zouks

    Agreed. They are a nice value and there is a bit of a resurgence in Greek zouks for Irish trad.

    I have a bowl front so it doesn't combine with the bowl back very well. Flat back works better for...
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    Re: OM accompaniments a la Andy Irvine

    A great start towards not playing the CBOM like a guitar:
    https://www.homespun.com/shop/product/learn-to-play-the-irish-bouzouki/
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    Re: Best Bluegrass Band Single Microphone?

    Ear Trumpet labs seem to work as well as anything and they look cooler. :cool:
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    Re: OM String recommendations

    In the cbom world scale length has a lot to do with string choice. EJ80's were made for 22.75 in scale. You're at 21 (I think) so they may not be optimal.

    At 20' scale, a lot of OM players use...
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    Re: Should I Buy an OM

    Well I suppose you already know this if you're active on session.org but there are a variety of opinions on stringed accompaniment in a session. Some of the "six string botherer" sentiment is good...
  17. Re: Taylor Hardbag for longscale mandola/short scale octave mando

    i agree on the tenor banjo cases but there aren't too many out there. Seems like a lot of manufacturers just make a banjo case. There is a TKL tenor hardshell case. Reunion Blues used to make a...
  18. Taylor Hardbag for longscale mandola/short scale octave mandolin

    I recently bought a used Davy Stuart long scale mandola (18 inch scale). Incredible value. I love the instrument. Came in a full size banjo hard case. Not so great.

    Folks looking for a gig bag...
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    Re: Lightweight Octave Mandolin Cases

    All my CBOMs fit in this Access Stage 3 small guitar bag. It's a little big for the mandola but the octaves and bouzouki do fine in there.

    If you dig around on the Acesss site they have upper and...
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    Re: Condenser mic for live and home recording

    We used an Audio Technica AT4033 for years. You can get them for around 300. Our bass player got an Ear Trumpet Labs Myrtle that we use now but that's a bit over 500.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Our Americana trio on PBS Grassland Jam!
    Bayard Guitar bodied octave mandolin tuned GDAD
    Northfield NF5S
    (and a nice little Breedlove Revival OM guitar)

    ...
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    Re: Best Flat Top Mandolins?

    Don't forget Davy Stuart! He makes wonderful flat top mandolas and mandolins. Great value.
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    Re: Mandolin purchase advice

    Lots of good advice here. I will add two things:
    1-Might also look out for a used American made Breedlove. Nice little mandos and you can get em for 700-800.

    2-Once you get one of these nice...
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    Re: Musical contests

    My wife and I used to do the Duet championships at the State Fair every year. In 2016 we won so it's etiquette not to go back.
    My thoughts:
    -We had fun. If you don't have fun don't do contests. ...
  25. Thread: Dilemma

    by Chuck Leyda
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    Re: Dilemma

    Bayard Blain has a nice looking archtop ready to go. (scroll down from the tele). NFI.

    http://www.bayardguitars.com/for-sale.html
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