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    Re: Tuner machine advice

    Tuners really do not move much once they are set unless they are worn out no matter whether cheap or expensive tuners. The gear is against the worm and there really is not much to move. The...
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    Re: Collings MTO Honey Amber gloss top

    Attempts to fix finish almost always make it worse. Even professionals treat it as a place where angels fear to tread.
  3. Re: So... They seem to think I'm starving and homeless?

    Congratulations on the good news in your life. You were due some better times.
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    Re: My pinky won't go where I tell it!

    Slow everything down to a speed where you cannot miss and start there. If it is 40 BPM then go that speed till your fingers are trained.
    Make sure every finger is exactly in position at the slow...
  5. Re: Sirius Radio Replaced Bluegrass station 62 with 24/7 Dolly Pa

    That thin, grey line was the only thing standing between us and the Apocalypse. That was a close call.
  6. Re: "New techniques" for instrument restoration (NMC)

    I once knew a guy who fixed rust holes in the front end of his Oldsmobile with concrete and house paint. This guy apparently had not heard of that approach.
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    Re: Frank Benko F5 copy

    I enjoyed the comments about the Turner microphone/pickup. My wife's grandmother and aunts worked for Turner Microphone for many years, one of them till it closed in the late 1970s. Most of their...
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    Re: To A Higher Standard

    Your title and story in the original post said that musicians are held to a higher standard than other activities. Perhaps that is not what you meant or intended. It certainly reads that way.
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    Re: Counting Tree Growth Lines ?

    Hopefully David Harvie and or John Hamlett will chime in here.

    That would be a minimum. The original wedge is at least somewhat smaller than the log and the top has been cut down further so you...
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    Re: To A Higher Standard

    That is just the difference between academic standards and real world standards.

    I worked in an industry for several years where we ran presses at high speeds. We would be producing parts at...
  11. Thread: Improvising

    by CarlM
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    Re: Improvising

    Actually this is hamboning, demonstrated in the videos below.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71QVTbhrrl0


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbUgyhFsgtw
  12. Thread: Improvising

    by CarlM
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    Re: Improvising

    Here is a great example of the same song played side by side on fiddle in two different musical styles to get two different flavors. Mariachi and western swing.
    That is another way to think about...
  13. Thread: Improvising

    by CarlM
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    Re: Improvising

    Two things that have not come up, except very peripherally, are rhythm and dynamics. Some of the posters said explicitly that it is all about melody. That is not true. Expression comes through...
  14. Re: Sirius Radio Replaced Bluegrass station 62 with 24/7 Dolly Pa

    One friend of mine claims to play mandolin while driving on long road trips. I have not witnessed it. So far he has survived.
  15. Re: Article: Guess the Mandolin Dawg is Playing, Win $100 Gift Ce

    It was a great contest and a lot of fun. Many thanks to you and to David.
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    Re: B & J Serenader Resonator Mandolin 1930s

    That brand name brings back memories. I had a Bugeleisen and Jacobson guitar that somehow acquired legs and walked away from a house I was renting back in 1974 never to be seen again.
  17. Re: Suggestions for Online posting of musical content for payment

    Do people pay you to perform live? Either solo or with a band? If people will not pay to hear you live you probably will not get a great response with your recordings either. The place to start is...
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    Re: Top and back graduations

    The Siminoff arching is off. If you measure the center height at the width cross sections and in the center lengthwise cross section they do not match especially at the end toward the tailpiece.
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mandolin/184023017026?_trkparms=aid%3D777001%26algo%3DDISCO.FEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20180911133149%26meid%3D6db32b5f484147bdaa0bde3ceda9262d%26pid%3D101002%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    What would lead you to think that?
  21. Thread: Burns & Clark

    by CarlM
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    Re: Burns & Clark

    I like the way Jethro just grins at Roy after the second break. Kinda like top that!
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    Re: Top and back graduations

    If you use redwood or Western Red Cedar the tops have to be somewhat thicker to be strong enough.
  23. And Now for Something Completely Different. Gong Master Sven (NMC

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL2r6E1E7sM

    I know this is not mandolin related but it is amazing. Something I never would have imagined. What do you tell your kid when they say they want to be...
  24. Re: Song with lyrics "called home". Does anyone know it?

    Thanks Rich. That is a beautiful song. Dennis got me to the one I was wanting though its always nice when you pick up a couple of others in the process.

    I had not realized the Gone Home song was...
  25. Re: Song with lyrics "called home". Does anyone know it?

    That's it. Thanks.
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