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    Re: Ideas for what could be rattling on Mandolin!

    I don't understand how any mandolin could possibly intonate or play properly with the bridge displaced so severely. Does this not look grossly out of the ordinary to anyone else?
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    Re: Octave pairings?

    Heh heh ... the term is just my attempt to describe what I hear on a down-stroke of those pairs. I use it on one OM, while another is unison-paired. Your comment about melodies and runs is a good...
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    Re: Octave pairings?

    Also consider placing the octaves in "ascending" pitch like a Rickenbacker 12-string. Having them in the "traditional" 12-string guitar pairing seems to obscure the fundamentals from the low end. To...
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    Re: Mandolin "Slurs"

    Kym Warner uses slurs to great effect on his tune "Great Falls". The version on tenor guitar (in mandola tuning) shows the slurs very well:
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    Re: My DIY piezoelectric pickup and preamp sound

    This might help: http://scotthelmke.com/Mint-box-buffer.html

    Mismatched impedance will steal the body & breath of the signal. The Fishman Loudbox Artist specs show a 5M impedance on the 1/4"...
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    rgregg48,

    You're as narrow-minded as I used to be. :redface: Even run-of-the-mill instruments coming out of Asia can be astounding values compared to decades past. Three of the Chinese...
  7. Re: 1st Mandolin. Purchase Nice Bandolim or Eastman MD505? TYIA

    How does the cost of the custom Brazilian instrument compare to these?:

    https://reverb.com/item/32787669-thomas-buchanan-10-string-5-course-mandolin-mandola
    ...
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    Re: Theory: "cheat sheet" for Western modes

    PS: That's "MISTER NILES"

    Mister Niles, I still have a copy of your "Pocket Guide to Mandolin Chords". It's lasted longer than all of the cell phones I've owned in the past 20 years! Thank you...
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    Re: Weber Yelowstone A Mandola

    Body width is 11 1/8th inches, per their web site:
    https://webermandolins.com/mandolin-features/body-specifications
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    Re: Pickguard for a Weber Octave?

    This on my Yellowstone (with & without flash) :)
    186819186820
  11. Re: What is Andy Irvine playing in this video?

    The tuning seems to match the 1990s Sobell mandola he mentions here:
    http://www.andyirvine.com/instruments.html
  12. Thread: Hora Octave ?

    by MB-Octo
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    Re: Hora Octave ?

    If you don't already have it, Cafe member Rob Meldrum has written a great guide on doing setups:...
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    Re: What’s going on with this bridge?

    Is it just my old eyes, or is that saddle sagging? Might be a good idea to set a straight-edge along both the fingerboard & saddle.
  14. Re: Learning tenor guitar and mando simultaneously?

    It's absolutely feasible. Fifths tuning for mandolin, mandola, octave mando, & tenor guitar (in GDAE or CGDA) makes switching between them fairly easy. I've also noticed that mentally transposing...
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    Re: Building an electric tenor...

    14mm = Bass? The Warren Ellis tenor, at 16mm, feels like bass spacing. With the right strings, it could easily be converted to a short-scale bass. It feels odd enough that I'm swapping out the...
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    Re: Cheap & Cheerfull Tenor Conversion question

    I bought one of these (through Amazon US) to experiment on: https://tinyurl.com/v2hls6l
    It played fine, but the nut was wider than I liked (38mm), so I removed the neck binding & fingerboard (heat...
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    Re: Bose S1 Pro stuck on stand..solution needed

    Perry,

    This looks like what you're experiencing. Might help ...

    https://www.bosepro.community/g/portable/topic/stuck-l1-speaker
  18. Re: Another Question for the Theory Geeks (no mandolin content)

    No theorist here, but I *think* I'm counting 6/8 through the whole song. The syncopated sections in between seem to be two measures of 6/8. Full refund if I'm wrong ... :)
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    Re: Hard to find sheetmusic

    Sounds like she does it in D. This site says D also:
    https://www.cowboylyrics.com/tabs/krauss-alison/jewels-4604.html
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    Re: Wow. What won't they try next?

    Well, if you aren't interested in "rare", maybe this cheap knock-off would be the ticket:
    https://reverb.com/item/11033573-beltone-pre-war-resonator-mandolin
    ;)
  21. Re: Old banjo fretboard question (no mando content)

    Glad this topic came up. I saw Sarah Jarosz using a 6-string on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert (YouTube) and have been pondering it. Finally looked it up. There's a blurb about it half-way down this page:
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    Re: Arm rest a good aid for begginers?

    Dave H said:

    “Americans seem to have a great love of attaching superfluous things to their instruments, in 50 years of playing with a lot of other mandolin players, I've never seen an armrest on a...
  23. Thread: top wood

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    Re: top wood

    Pacific Rim Tonewoods in Concrete, WA is another source. http://pacificrimtonewoods.com/
  24. Wonderful music, great videos ... I'm a fan! You...

    Wonderful music, great videos ... I'm a fan! You folks are lots of fun. Hope to see you in October @ the Edmonds Center for the Arts.
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    Re: Mandolin Set-up E-Book by Rob Meldrum

    This is great! Thank you for your efforts & generosity, Rob.

    Monte
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