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    Re: South State 48 2022

    Hey Matt,

    We're coming, we will be there probably sometime before noon on Saturday and leaving sometime Sunday. We have a courtyard view 2nd floor balcony room for Saturday night -- not sure...
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    Re: Luither in Seattle Area

    Unfortunately not in the Seattle area, but in Cedar City Utah, we just had Diana's guitar rescued by Luke Heaton at WhittleSticks Inc.

    Luke is a Martin certified repair person, also guitar and...
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    Re: Hurricane IAN coming

    You guys in Ian's path have the attention of many, many of us around the nation. Our best goes to you all. Most of all, be safe. But also, we hope you and yours are able to avoid property damage...
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    Re: Mando repair East Bay SF?

    Have you considered Gryphon (NFI)?

    Not in east bay, but in Palo Alto, probably within 50 miles and traditionally one of the best mandolin sources in California.
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    Re: Live Mic for Mandolin Recommendations

    It's a tough situation then. If it were me...

    My specialty is church music and I've been invited to help with primarily electronic Praise groups pretty often... I have to politely say "Sorry,...
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    Re: Good Tone - How long does it actually take?

    Yea, the OP asked about tone. That's all about pick angle and dynamic volume control with the right hand. Left hand is important too, but when everything is working right, tone is in the right...
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    Re: Live Mic for Mandolin Recommendations

    That's the reason to use mics. Piezo setups (of which the K&K twin is a nice example) almost always sound at least a little electronic when you get into high volume situations (which is why they can...
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    Re: Live Mic for Mandolin Recommendations

    The old reliable standard for instrument mic'ing on stage is the Sure SM57. Just about every sound tech has a few of them, and if you don't have one it's a good mic to have in your kit, along with a...
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    Re: Good Tone - How long does it actually take?

    Try a large variety of different pick-to-string attack angles, fluidly pivoting the pick between your thumb and index fingers to achieve them. That's where tone is made.

    Then add dynamic volume...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    Obviously Bill did, but the distressed look on his instruments came somewhat naturally, sort of like an old overworked hammer. There aren't too many folks who use up their tools as completely as he...
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    Re: Anchor a finger on the pit guard or not?

    I routinely "float" my RH ring and pinky over the pickguard, barely touching it, but touching it enough to guide my pick fingers for making pick depth and pick angle changes. For me it's pretty...
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    Re: Tell me about Wernick Method Jam Camp

    Yes, at festivals when jamming at night, when the bloodsuckers are out, I wear a light black long sleeve shirt, black scrub long pants (which are also very light), and since I'm bald on the top, a...
  13. Re: Need help figuring out the tuning for this song

    By the resonance, sustain and harmonics of the open strings I'd guess the OP link is using an open tuning of some sort.
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    Re: Finger style mandolin

    The truth is you can do anything you want; it's an instrument, not a lifestyle, and you own it...

    When I decided to go with a non-standard tuning, one with similar intervals (and chord patterns)...
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    Re: Strings with higher tension?

    The easy answer is to simply buy a higher tension set of the strings you're currently using, if a higher tension set is available... Most string makers for mandolin and other bluegrass instruments...
  16. Re: Anyone compared Fender 346 EXTRA HEAVY with Blue Chip CT55

    Rolling into about a month and a half now, my wife tends to use the CT55 more on guitar, but she's keeping the Fender 346-CCTSXH (my abbreviation) picks as backups, and for occasional swaps in, and...
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    Re: Mandolin is guitar upside down?

    It's an interesting observation, but it really doesn't have anything to do with playing either mandolin or guitar (or violin or banjo or any other stringed instrument).

    What does matter is the...
  18. Re: SummerGrass, San Diego (Vista), California 8/16-8/18 (THIS WE

    SummerGrass in Vista California is on schedule for this week... Anyone planning to be there?
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    Re: Dealing with pokey string ends?

    Hint: If you leave the strings straight as they come out of the post, they'll poke you when you get close to them and often will break the skin. If you put a ~90° bend in them 1/4" to 1/8" before...
  20. Re: Anyone compared Fender 346 EXTRA HEAVY with Blue Chip CT55

    So, 3 weeks in with the Fender 346 Extra Heavy Classic Celluloid (emulated) Tortoise Shell picks, my wife is still going back and forth between the Fender 346 and the Blue Chip CT55. They are that...
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    Re: D’Addario flat tops

    I use D'A EFT74 GG and DD strings on the lower 2 courses of my mandolins.

    I use custom gauge plain loop-end D'A strings (.017" and .015") for the upper 2 courses.

    These are always the...
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    Re: Tone traveler?

    Might want to also look at this currently active Cafe' thread:

    Thread: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin
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    Again, I can't say one way or another. But...

    I do strongly believe that if we're of the mindset to do so, we can learn to pull tone from the instruments we play. Having a decent instrument does...
  24. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    I do have some builder and repair -people friends who speak highly of these devices. I don't handle 200+ instruments for setup and repair in a year so I can't really attest to this...

    What I...
  25. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    This would be a good start, but...

    Keep the instrument in the jig and apply the [your favorite tone enhancing gadget] to it while it is in the jig, and you can eliminate a whole set of positional...
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