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  1. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    that's "authentic" for them. Just another bunch of scavengers.
  2. Thread: ToneRite

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    Re: Tone right

    just when I thought "thanks to cataclysmic events keeping our attention focused on important issues we didn't have a Tonerite thread in years", this happens:crying:
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    We have a Steinway in our living room. Just come over and we'll have a jam, but check your airline's cabin baggage regulations first. And prepare to tune your Steinway a quarter step down, because...
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    Two disjointed parts of memory involved here: music goes into procedural memory, words go into declarative memory. The same person can be good at memorizing one and bad at memorizing the other. This...
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    Re: Loud, or Not So Loud?

    there was a time when I did that, too. But I preferred the passenger seat, because of the free acoustic monitor facility aka the windshield.
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    Re: Takamine mandolin

    Since Takamine is the name of a mountain in Japan, the Japanese probably say "tack - a - meenay".
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    It's the other way around for me - I would feel deprived if I didn't know a tune I play by heart, because it would not really be my tune, I'd not be inside the tune, I'd not be the tune.

    I start...
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    Re: Loud, or Not So Loud?

    an electric instrument with a headphone amp is the way to go at the dead of night.
  9. Re: Article: The Song-A-Week Social Group - An Interview with Bar

    An genius should always follow his first idea. "fighting" was not bad. :cool:
  10. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Yeah, time to turn everything around.

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTxW2FB_qtwwE1UO_aPwR7K0hqSuncFFh4BS00jbb7baJFr5xmt
  11. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I am so glad my own instrument is far enough from looking like a legend that I can play it in peace, without fear of the ghost of a designer haunting it.
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    Re: ‘Beach’ mandolin

    Waiting for fatt-dad to chime in with his Robinson-Crusoe collection of surf-proof mandolins... ;)
  13. Re: So what would a 27" scale mandocello sound like?

    This directly demonstrates what I missed in the Richard Morgan 'cello sound: unison tuning. Octave tuning is fine on zouks and citterns where you want that brilliant chime, but on the C course of a...
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    Re: Breaking A-Strings in CGDA tuning

    This rings a bell - a long time ago, I played a 19-fret tenor banjo in CGDA, and the A string was near breaking when tuned to pitch the first time - if it survived this and stayed tuned, it lasted...
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    Re: Scrolltastic 30s Oddball Mandolin

    I'll keep this in mind, just in case Fender is sueing anybody for copying their headstock design.
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    of course you are. What is more, violists are a permanently underestimated species, playing in the shadow of 1st and 2nd violins. In Concert footage, violists are what the cameras dwell on least....
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    Re: Scrolltastic 30s Oddball Mandolin

    those soundholes were a side effect of Pat Garrett meeting Billy the Kid, apparently.
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    Re: Any recent sightings of a Schmergel?

    Well, there is a builder who doesn't need to send cease-and-desist letters to copycats. Copying is just not possible.
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    I could never bring myself to trusting a classical violinist.
  20. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    It would be easier if that messenger was not so good at being a messenger of himself. A look at his other videos seems to confirm that bullying is a part of his personality (and when you've been...
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    Re: Do people ever change their strings?

    Mine are due tonight.
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    Re: Does Praying Help Find Your Blue Chip?

    Strange things cooking on your stove...
    I think I can say we are most anxious to hear how the BC came to be there - would you like to share the secret with us? :grin:

    Wild guess: cooked used...
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    Re: Intentionally Imperfect Tuning

    I have heard people say "that first short piece was the best!" after attending a classical concert for the first time...
  24. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Ruling in EU General Court finds the Flying V body shape has “no demonstration of distinctive character”
    Logic here: it's not special enough to deserve protection :grin:



    ...that the...
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    Re: Intentionally Imperfect Tuning

    I use the so-called wet tuning on my OM. It's a fine line between powerful and wrong, but it's worth the effort.
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