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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    I'm a long time lurker, not a regular poster. I think I'm pretty typical of a lot of people right now though. Wife and I are both working from home for the forseeable future. Thankfully both jobs are...
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    Completed First Build

    Finished my first mandolin build a little less than a week ago. Have been playing my fingers off since.

    This started as an IV A-style kit. I ended up re-working almost every aspect of the kit. I...
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    Re: In praise of solid body mandolins.

    One word.... Bends

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    Re: Has Anyone Built a Cigar Box Mandolin?

    I've built some Cigar box instruments, but not a CG Mandolin.

    Some things that I've found make a much better instrument are to source the largest volume box possible as mentioned above, and then...
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    Re: My International Violin A-Style Build

    Finally, this brings me to where I am now.

    I currently have 10 coats of Mohawk Nitrocellulose on the instrument. I'm pretty happy with where the finish is going. I do wish I had grain filled...
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    My International Violin A-Style Build

    I was not originally going to document this, but decided to put up some photos and describe a bit of what I've done to build my kit.

    Just a little detail on the front - I'm a fairly experienced...
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    Sierra playing Mad World

    I had not seen this posted here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfEcw3_jzZw
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    Cool Andrew Hendryx video

    Check it out!

    https://youtu.be/ZzPmSVKz2hM
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    Re: Harmonica Help,.. sorry, NMC

    Spencer, if you plan on teaching them any blues or cross-harp, then there are basically few better resources than Adam Gussow's channel on YouTube. I've played for over 30 years, but have still...
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    Re: Made my own nut....

    Steve wins the prize. When I corrected the angle, the sitar sound went away.
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    Made my own nut....

    A year ago, I was given a nice 40 year old Aria 2 point mandolin. When I got it, I did a lot of work on the action to make it like I prefer it, working the bridge as well as the stock plastic nut to...
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    Sierra Hull on Fender Mandocaster

    Enjoy!

    https://www.facebook.com/SierraHullMusic/videos/10154362952907942/
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    Me head is balding
    My scalp is burning
    For this fine cap
    It's surely yearning
    So send one this way
    And send it quickly
    So this this baldpate
    Won't look burnt and sickly!
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    Re: Trying to Improvise on the blues

    Peter, thats what I do every time I play (improvise blues). I grew up loving and playing the blues on harmonica and guitar.

    A few things I've learned....

    - Jam tracks for harmonica are aimed...
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    Re: Newbie. Electric 5-String Octave vs Guitar

    Coprhd/Alex, I'd highly suggest giving a standard 4 string e-mando a try. I've been playing mine over the past 2 years and enjoying the heck out of it. Like the suggestion above, I enjoy the fact...
  16. Re: Sir Paul Plays Cigarbox Tenor Guitar During 12-12-12 Concert

    Too cool! I've been gathering up cigar boxes to make a tenor to go with the cigar box amps I've built up.... (and yes a cigar box emando as well).

    Looks like the servers for both have been bombed...
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    Re: A new build ....most fun yet!

    Too cool as always Pete. Love to see someone with skill who is not afraid to do something unusual!
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    Re: Cigar Box Amplifier

    Well, my brother-in-law liked my first amp so much that my wife asked me to make him one for his birthday. Different cigar box, but the tone is good. Frankly, everything fit a little more cleanly in...
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    Re: Girouard Electric Tenor Guitar

    Super cool Ed. Very jealous on many levels!!!!
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    Re: Hobbies

    Jones, I mostly did 3d and pattern stuff. The Extreme Flight Chinn Yak is mine, as well as a few that used to be sold by Ohio Model Products and a couple indoor designs that were flown extensively at...
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    Cigar Box Amplifier

    Still in the quest for a small amplifier that I can enjoy with my emando, I have been looking for a while at cigar box amplifiers.

    CBGitty is a common supplier of parts for these, and they supply...
  22. Thread: My Kay Mandolin

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    Re: My Kay Mandolin

    Thats a nice one Joni. I play a blonde Kay myself. I'm guessing mine was built in or around the mid-60's. I've enjoyed mine and I'm glad I've got it. Had it around 2 years now.

    All that being...
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    Re: Jerman wiring diagram

    A quick update on this.

    I've now played the new setup for approximately a week and I'm really liking it. There is more difference between the two stronger settings, and so I've been able to play...
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    A Little Blues on the 4 string.....

    I spent some time recently on Beale St. (Live and work down the street from it) and had to get some time in on my BluesBird. Couple that with the fact that I just installed a Jerman wiring harness in...
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    Re: Jerman wiring diagram

    Well, here is the finished product. Excuse my poor playin.....

    I have my own opinions, but I won't corrupt your thoughts. Lets hear what you have to say about Version 1 versus version 2.
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