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    Re: Recommendation for an electric?

    I bought a Kentucky e300 and put a Bill Lawrence pickup into it to replace the old lipstick pickup. It was an simple changeover and sounds great now.
  2. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    My vote: Pava/Ellis.
  3. Re: Thinking about making a small pedalboard just for the mandoli

    My son's a guitarist and he made a pedalboard out of old orange crates (for wood), black paint, a power supply and velcro tape. Works fine and looks great. You put the power supply on the back and...
  4. Re: Just upgraded my iphone for the first time in nine years. :)

    I feel your pain, Philiphool. :)
  5. Just upgraded my iphone for the first time in nine years. :)

    (No I can't seem to spell years :)

    1. Is there an app that makes it easier to participate on the Cafe, or do you just bookmark it in Safari?

    2. What is the best tuning app?

    3. What is the...
  6. What should I use for recorded playback?

    I'm playing out locally and playing a wide variety of styles of mandolin from classical to BG, but it's boring without some accompaniment.

    I plan to either record or acquire mix-minus...
  7. New to playing Celtic music but I see its big locally

    Who are the better Celtic mandolin players these days that I should be listening to?
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    Re: Different Plectra

    ProPlec or Ultex triangle.
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    I inherited a Strad-o-lin from a friend's uncle earlier in the fall, and it's all fixed up now, so I played it for Christmas.
  10. Re: Satan Is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers

    Great book. I wasn't familiar with the Louvin brothers beforehand, but I really enjoyed the book and then started listening to some of their stuff.
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    Re: economical option to record myself

    I used to use free Audacity software on my PC. It's not perfect but you can mutitracks in full bandwidth, use effects, and mix it down to a mp3.
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    Re: An interesting accessory...

    My wife hates my mandolin playing. The frequencies get to her. I play guitar and she loves it. I still play, but less when she's around.
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    An interesting accessory...

    Gotta get me one of these. :)

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    Re: First mandolin orchestra performance

    Orchestra performances an be unsettling because acoustics can suddenly be very different and your relative sense of the dynamics can be hard to judge. This is certainly another reason to closely...
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    Re: Home made stand

    It looks pretty cool, but if you have a good mandolin, I would spring for the Ingles. :)
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    Re: Mandolin Inspired Beer

    It's typically the other way around. :)
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    Re: New Mandolin Day - Ellis

    Sweet. I'm sold on an Ellis. Now to convince the wife...
  18. Re: Going out of the country...personal item/carry-on?

    Document that you bought it in the US to avoid any customs claims.
  19. Re: A tuner shootout: TC Electronic Unitune vs. Peterson StroboCl

    I'm quite fond of my Unitune after poor experiences with some other tuners not directly compared here. It has strobe capabilities, but I find these of less practical use when in a crowded and noisy...
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    Re: Eastman gig bag on sale again...

    I guess, if they sell-out again, the price goes up to $25. :)
  21. Re: So... They seem to think I'm starving and homeless?

    IMHO: Take it. Say thanks. Pass it on to someone who could really use it.
  22. Re: Emando players: What do you want in an amp?

    $1,000 is a lot of money. I'm sure it sounds good. Can you recommend something in a more-affordable model? Thanks.
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    Re: Classical Mandolin

    Having switched from violin to mandolin myself, I was amazed that I could play it right out of the box based on the mandolin having the same left hand fingerings as the violin. There is a lot (!) you...
  24. Restorig my Strad-o-line hit a slight snag

    My mandolin is all oiled and set-up, it looks good and my tuners are now working well and facing in the right direction... BUT, there is one note -- and only one note -- on the entire fretboard that...
  25. A model: Adding a strap button to the heel.

    I was thinking of putting a second strap button on my A-style mandolin's neck to use a guitar-style strap. Is this a wise idea or a fool's errand?

    My biggest concern is the longevity of my...
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