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    Re: Post a pic of your cat sleeping in your case

    Went to practice, came back and had nowhere to put my mando.
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    Re: National Reso-Phonic RM1 Hot Plate

    Well, I took the plunge and got a Brushed Steel Hot Plate. As someone else noted, it's very Steampunk. I like it! I think it will do quite well for the acoustic classic rock band I've joined.

    I...
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    This Week's Mandolin Playing Epiphany

    Hi!

    Recently, I've started playing with an acoustic classic rock band. Lots of Clapton unplugged, Maggie May (obviously), etc. I'm playing a lot of the guitar leads and I'm excited to realize that...
  4. Re: Going out of the country...personal item/carry-on?

    In case anyone is interested, the controlling government regulation is FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 Section 403. Federal Register summary of the main point for this discussion:
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  5. Re: NMC Electric Guitar Alternate Tuning Gauges/Tension Question

    You should check out http://stringtensionpro.com/

    Input the tuning you want, scale length and the desired tension of the strings. The desired tension can be extrapolated from documentation on a...
  6. Re: What's the weirdest MUSICAL thing you've ever done?

    In the Spring of 1989, I was in my 4th year at university in California and traveled to Leningrad for a semester to study Russian (my major.) This was the last year of the Soviet Union and Gorbachev...
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    Re: crossrock fiberglass mandolin cases

    I recently acquired a Crossrock for my Weber F Fern wearing a Tone-gard and armrest and the mando fits great. I very much like the fact that the lid applies pressure to the tailpiece and the...
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    Re: Eastwood Airline solid electric mandola

    I enjoyed my Airline mandola until I sold it. I had purchased it specifically to play surf music. I play guitar in a surf band now and regret having sold the mandola.

    To play surf, you must, of...
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    Re: Pango Mandocello

    Itís a great instrument. I just donít play it enough to warrant keeping it.

    As for cost, I invested about $280 into it including TI strings and setup, so $100 over new isnít so unreasonable. And...
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    Re: How To File A Fret

    Oooo! This is a great idea! Thank you! I'll give that a shot!
  11. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I love my Weber Rawhide mandola, although honestly, I don't play it that much. I would never part with it.

    I can read and play classical and jazz on mandola and with some effort, I can work out...
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    Re: What has your mandolin been called?

    My 10-year-old daughter insists on calling my A a banjo because she enjoys my reaction.
  13. Re: Question for notation-reading CGDAE-instrument players

    B.

    Good luck!
  14. Re: Is Buffing Out High Gloss Finish Scuff Possible And/Or Urgent

    Hi everyone!

    Thank you all for your comments. Even the snarky ones. :)

    I wanted to let y'all know that three years later, after accumulating a few more bumps here and there, the mark at the...
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    Adventures in Clip-On Mics

    Hi everyone!

    I auditioned last night for the job of mandolinist with a band and I thought I'd share my brief journey with clip-on mics in the hope that it might prove helpful for others.

    This...
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    Re: Practice in the dark?

    There are certainly significant benefits to being able to play without "finger gazing." Being able to play effectively while reading music is an obvious example (as mentioned.) Another important...
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    Re: Converting guitar chords

    Drat! Sorry! Chordie.com
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    Re: Converting guitar chords

    OP specifically asks how to convert guitar chords for a specific song. :)
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    Re: Converting guitar chords

    The website chloride.com has a little widget that will transform the chords for a song between multiple instruments including guitar and mandolin.
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    Re: Pango Mandocello

    Clever!
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    Re: Pango Mandocello

    Hello, Jim!

    The nut on mine is 1 5/8." I *think* that's a fraction wider than the K4? The scale is just over 25" given where my luthier placed the bridge.

    The neck is very guitaresque and...
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    Re: Pango Mandocello

    Hi!

    The Afanti mandocello from Pango is set up and I've been playing around with it for about 24 hours. Here's my review.

    First, a timeline:

    Ordered: December 30, 2018
    Build completed:...
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    Re: Pango Mandocello

    Yes! There will be an unboxing video!

    I received the mandocello yesterday, unboxed it, looked at it and dropped it off at Gryphon for set up today.

    Initial observations pending full review: the...
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    Re: Pango Mandocello

    The company has been great to deal with. They've been very responsive to questions (the nut width is 41mm = 1.6 in). Today I came back from a mini-tour with my band to this lovely missive:

    Dear...
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    Re: Pango Mandocello

    Today I received an update from Pango:

    Dear Jonathan

    Great day! hope you are doing good

    for your Mandocello, the body is almost ready now, pls check the photos,

    for our Mandocello and...
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