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    Dunlop Signature FLOW picks

    Because we need another pick discussion.

    I've used the Jazztone 208 picks for a while before trying many, many other picks (BlueChip, Wegen, Hawk, Gravity, Primetones, FLOW, Clayton, Fender,...
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    Re: Distortion on mandolin

    Do you mean acoustic or electric mandolins? If you are looking for a pedal to use with an acoustic mandolin, I would recommend a pedal that does not have too high of a gain. I have used an EHX...
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    Re: New picks and pick noise

    Having tried fancy picks (Wegen, BlueChip, Hawk, Primetones...) I find myself lately favouring picks with no bevels. In the past, I used Dunlop Jazztone 208 for a while and I am enjoying these picks...
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    Re: Problems with playability. Help!

    Humidity was up in the 90's these past few days, but it does fluctuate quite a bit, which does not help the instruments. Also, most homes around here don't have air conditioning. Will see what the...
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    Re: Problems with playability. Help!

    Thank you everyone for the comments and suggestions. I live in the UK (southwest) and was lucky to find someone with experience in repairing mandolins. I will see him in a couple of days.
    Humidity...
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    Problems with playability. Help!

    Hello folks,

    I am wondering if some would know what's going on with my mandolin and have an idea on how to make things better.

    Around four months ago, I moved to a new country and brought my...
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    Re: octave pedal or multi-effect pedal?

    I've used octave pedals in several gigs and they work really well with mandolins. I usually only use the octave down features as I think the octave up is a bit too much for the mandolin. I've used...
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    Re: Amplified playing and effects

    If you're only looking to use effects like reverb, chorus and delay, then you would probably be fine with a good preamp and a good acoustic amp with no need for a compressor. You could also benefit...
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    Re: Amplified playing and effects

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    Hello Tron60,

    I've been using effects on an acoustic mandolin for quite some time, at home, for recordings, and during live gigs. See the attached picture of my most current pedal board....
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    Inquiries on two UK made instruments

    Hello cafe members,

    I am trying to find some information on instruments made by Steve Agnew. I could find very little information or reviews online, except occasional statements that he is very...
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    Re: Blue chip picks

    I tried an experiment with a few friends of mine, some of which are professional musicians, none of which particularly listen to bluegrass or are knowledgeable in mandolins. I played my mandolin...
  12. Thread: Two questions

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    Two questions

    Dear Cafe Members,

    First of all, I hope you are all staying safe in these times. It's great to have mandolins to keep us sane (or insane, in case of MAS :) ).

    I have two questions:

    1- Any...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    Couldn’t agree more. I own two Collings mandolins, an MT and an MT2o, and the sounds of both mandolins have evolved nicely in synchrony with my playing, more the MT2o than the MT since it is my main...
  14. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    Ha! Absolutely! My standard answer to when someone asks me how many instruments I have is: More than I need, less than I want.
  15. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    It is interesting to read what the preferences of different people are. Of all the mandolins mentioned in this discussion, I've only played a Collings MT2O. I own one and I absolutely love it. It is...
  16. Re: Any recommendation on octave pedal to simulate a bass guitar?

    The Electro Harmonix Nano POG is excellent. I use with a regular 8 string acoustic mandolin and it works wonderfully. I also used an Electro Harmonix Pitch Fork. While the Pitch Fork has way more...
  17. Re: Thinking about making a small pedalboard just for the mandoli

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    These two pictures show what I've been using live and with great results. The smaller board is the simplified version of the larger one with fewer effects, and I use it in gigs...
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    Re: Your Thoughts On D'Addario XT Strings

    I've had them on for about a week now on one of my mandolins. I like the way they sound and feel. They seem to have a bit more body than EXPs (which I've been using for a few years). I think I will...
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    Re: Can you help me identify?

    Could be a Spanish Laúd. Do you know where it is made?
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    Re: Again with the picks

    I forgot to mention, however, that I recently tried the Dunlop FLOW picks, and these picks are incredible. Sharp point with no bevel, kind of remind me of the famous Jazztone 208 (one of the best...
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    Re: Again with the picks

    Pick preference is an extremely personal thing, with no right or wrong choice. In general, it is preferable to use a heavy pick for the mandolin as it enables you to get a much better tone out of...
  22. Thread: Oval vs F

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    Re: Oval vs F

    F holes have a more percussive and direct sound. Oval holes have a smoother fuller sound with more sustain. Both can be used to play anything, including bluegrass. Just listen to Peter Ostroushko,...
  23. Re: Experience in Using Effects on Acoustic Mandolins

    I've tried using it both before and after a compressor, and without one. I think it might work better after a compressor; I guess it may be because the comp evens out the sound coming from the...
  24. Re: Experience in Using Effects on Acoustic Mandolins

    I struggled with feedback and dirt for a while, and here's what I figured out. The balance of volume and gain on the preamp is crucial. I usually have both set under 12 o'clock. You can turn them up...
  25. Re: Experience in Using Effects on Acoustic Mandolins

    Hey Markus,

    I actually started out with a Zoom pedal myself, the G1. It opened my mind up to the possibilities of using effects on an acoustic mandolin. While it certainly is true that a Zoom...
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