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    Re: Professional setup

    a lot of shops can't /aren't taking repairs right now but these guys are all good, also talk to Avenue guitar and Denver Folklore if they're close to you
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  2. Re: Looking for Mandolin Recommendations that hold their value

    It was kind of a buyer's market starting this year and nobody can predict long term trends but i see people on reverb saying they have to sell guitars etc fast, they just lost their jobs...

    if you...
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    Re: Shaping and Reshaping Picks

    Those have to be some sharp/heavy keys!

    I've done it with a diamond file that's sold for sharpening knnives and ski edges but the results weren't great. Why don't you ask about sending them back...
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    Re: NOT an essential service?!

    Yeah but all the UPS and Fedex locations around me are closed. I think USPS is still taking packages for delivery.
  5. Re: If you think changing strings on a mandolin is a pain...

    How about a pedal steel? Mine has occupied many many hours so far and ... not really in tune


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    Re: Early flatiron mandolin prices rise help?

    You can look for comparable 83-85 Flatiron Fs in the reverb "Sold" listings, there aren't many: https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=flatiron%20mandolin&show_only_sold=true

    I don't know about...
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    Re: economical option to record myself

    Small zoom recorder, audio Technica USB 2020 or for a little more, one of the headphone/condensor mike/interface combos from focusriet, presonus, etc. If you already have headphones you can sell one...
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    Re: Mandolins: Stolen Valencia Mandolin

    I'm really sorry to hear that.

    Since it's not that far from U.S., make sure that the serial number is recorded in US NCIC database, I think you have to work thru BC law enforcement:...
  9. Thread: UPS rant

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    Re: UPS rant

    I'm guessing most likely thing is label is damaged/missing, like this othre banjo rant https://www.banjohangout.org/topic/359236
  10. Thread: Improvising

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    Re: Improvising

    T here's a few guitar books i can recommend, they're NOT scary theory books, they have enough theory, starting w/pentatonics, working thru different minor scales, mixolydian,

    Guitar Theory by...
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    Re: Nut Slots Cut Too Low

    That's not a good sign, as far as having a luthier with mandolin experience doing your setup. Get Rob M's setup pdf and some feeler gauges and measure everything else: string height at 1st and 12...
  12. Re: Experience in Using Effects on Acoustic Mandolins

    I recommend trying 2 things in a shop if you can: different kinds of compressors (there's 4 or more differnet kinds, depending on how you count. I have VCA and OTA types)

    Also multi effects...
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    Re: Tips for fairly new Mando players

    What level are you at now, what tunes can you play backup/melody to?
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    Use the search box to search topics like:

    Picking / Fretting/right/left hand technique
    Theory: common...
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    Re: Improve playability on budget mandolin

    You can also try lighter gauge strings and tuning down a half step to see how the neck reacts. Luthiers have ways of heating and straightening necks, which often goes back to original shape, but...
  15. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    I have to admit it's been awhile since i've played mandolin, I should dig it out and see if there's any more f hole cracks, at least...

    My parents liked to sign me up for music lessons and math...
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    Here's a video i've posted over and over (and probalby watched a hundred times myself), Bush/McCoury/ Skehan/Joliff, Hoffman. You don't really want to coyp anybody, it's more getting ideas to try...
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    Re: Andrew Marlin's Pick

    i just measured the D'Andrea, it's 5/8" wide and just under 1" long, so.. pretty darned small. I thought about dipping in Plastidip but that's really messy toxic stuff

    I also saw the other thread...
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    Re: Andrew Marlin's Pick

    at 31:13 and other spots there's closeups that do show a pretty small pick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWBth_rLgw

    I have a lot of these picks for 6 string guitar , i've tried them for...
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    Re: Pain in Fretting Hand?

    Could be technique, could be the neck shape/size doesn't really agree with you, could be that you need to warm up before. Those FFCP exercises like in Todd Collins and Ted Eschliman's books (which I...
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    Re: Bass playing helping Mando playing

    If i's double bass, the string tension will make practically anything else feel easy, fretting hand-wise. Every once in awhile i'll drag out my drum sticks and practice pad and *try* to practice...
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    Re: Kentucky KM-1050 vs Northfield F5S

    If it's northern Oregon, you might consider a trip to Dusty Strings, you'll likely hit some horrible Portland and Seattle traffic but they usually have some Northfields and Collings hanging on the...
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    Re: Attaching pickguard w/ velcro

    I asked a couple luthier about a pickguard for my km900 and they said they would have to add wood at the position where the attachment pins for the guard are normally drilled in and it would be a...
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    That looks like good material. There's some other resources i like, https://www.jazzadvice.com/ and Jens Larsen's youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/jenslarsen02/videos. And Dix Bruce's...
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    Re: Blackstar fly practice amp

    I'm a fan of their modeling amps (and Boss/Roland's Katanas and Nextones) but a fair number of people have reported problems w/firmware updates on various Core ID models so check that before you...
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    There was a book in the library that recommended (band and orchestra) instruments for kids who are not especailly disciplined, up to really determined kids. It said sax, clarinet and flute were...
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