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  1. Re: End of the Mandolin Symposium in Santa Cruz, CA each June

    I feel very honored to have been a part of this great event for 7 years. Met some great folks, made many wonderful friendships, and hopefully helped some folks enjoy their mandolins even more. I...
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    Re: Found a Diamond in the rough!

    I think you are making too much about the Kang connection. It does not add any value for most prospective buyers. None.
  3. Thread: UPS Nightmare

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    Re: UPS Nightmare

    Some researchers conducted an interesting study a couple of years back. They shipped a package containing accelerometers around the USA numerous times by all the major carriers. USPS turned the...
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    Mandolin Symposium photos

    If anyone is interested, here are links to photo albums from the Mandolin Symposium (on my facebook page).

    Monday night instructor introductions:...
  5. Re: Some makes and models of single mics please

    This is a far more complex question than it first appears.

    Generalizations are always risky, but it is fair to say that moat true large diaphragm (1" and up) condenser mics are likely to prove...
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    Re: Looking for photos of two pointers.

    Re: Looking for photos of two pointers.

    http://northwoodsbirddogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/blog-photo-gallery-lexus-audi-460.jpg

    bratsche
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    Re: Accurate Electronic Tuner?

    +1

    The Peterson is bar far the best I've tried.....and I've tried and owned many.
    The "mandolin" sweetened tuning setting is especially useful for tuning mandolins :grin:
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    Re: My fingers do alot of traveling......

    Here's a mental exercise: Try to play completely unobtrusively. Not only slowly, but as though you're a statue. Imagine that if you were in a room full of other people holding mandolins, it would...
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    Re: Tapastring Removal

    I love threads like this, where the first answer is advice from an expert luthier.

    This forum is amazing, mostly because of the members.
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    Re: Tapastring Removal

    That's a lot of experience talking.
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    Re: Tapastring Removal

    You can try tying a short piece of strong cord or string around it, grab the string about 3" from the end pin and give it a quick pull. If it doesn't come out you can work your way farther out on the...
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    Re: On Stage Happenings

    Yes, but was it in tune? Soloists able to sing in two registers simultaneously are rare and far between...
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    Re: On Stage Happenings

    The guy who dropped his card in my shirt pocket midway during my break while saying, "this isn't for you but maybe the oter guys might could use me. He was a music teacher. Ugh! He had a point...
  14. New web article: "I didn't Have Time To Practice This Week"

    I just posted a new article to my website: www.chipbooth.com

    "I didn't Have Time To Practice This Week"
    Techniques for continuing your musical education when life gets in the way.

    The...
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    Re: Replacing Mandolin Nut

    Stew-Mac sells unbleached bone nut material.

    Golly what has happened to men these days. :) I've worked bone and antler, sure there's a smell, but nothing to get upset about. Cow horn is worse,...
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