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    Re: Multi-track Recording?

    Focusrite Scarlett Solo (or other Scarlett models), USB Audio Interface (Gen 3). See youtube demo uploads on that site of these very popular products.

    Connect your mic, and instrument to this...
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    Re: The Mandolins and Beer Podcast

    You are a great entertainer, and I'm ready for no. 3, now!

    Those questions mentioning beginners are appreciated.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Yes :)
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    Re: What does OP mean?

    OP is original post (#1) in a thread. Some people will use OP when referring to the individual that started a thread.
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    Re: How do you clean your mandolin?

    Is the finish laquer/ nitro? A popular choice is Virtuoso Premium Polish and Virtuoso Premium Cleaner. These are sold in separate bottles.
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    Re: Picking faster?

    This method works for me on a variety of instruments!
  7. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Scott,
    Please change Vaulted to John Van Zandt.

    Thanks!
  8. Thread: Hey

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    Re: Hey

    That's a load, hey! :disbelief:
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    Re: Becoming a Luthier-How?

    My favorite luthier went to school in the 90's, and then began the long journey toward building fine guitars. It's my understanding that it (or gunsmithing for example) takes years to become well...
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    Re: Mandolin Set-up E-Book by Rob Meldrum

    Thanks for my 'July' email with this. It's very much appreciated!
  11. Re: Splurging on the Best Possible Mandolin Strings

    There's already two posts listing Silk and Bronze. They're added to my list.

    Thanks!
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    Re: I canít play now

    Doc, I'm so sorry to hear this! It's impossible to know what you must be going through with that shoulder, and other parts.
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    Re: RockyGrass Live Stream on now

    Thanks, this is a great opportunity!
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    Re: Mando maintenance

    Consider this type of micro cutters. These happen to be sold in a five pack. (One will do.)

    On Amazon.com:
    IGAN Wire Flush Cutters, Precision Electronic Cutting Pliers, Micro Wire Cutter, Red, (5...
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    Re: Mando maintenance

    Micro diagonal type pliers. As long as part of your mandolin string does not go flying around after the cut, the nitro or other finish will hopefully be protected from scratches.
  16. Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    Korg Pitchblack for the win. BTW, Boss pedal tuners with paint missing, and hundreds of hours on stage are priced like diamonds. Pre-owned Boss tuners tend to be ridiculously overpriced.
  17. Re: Jams and "traditional" bluegrass in Austin, Texas

    Yes, we want discussion beyond a list, or linky, if anyone can add some.
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    Thanks for the report! Any wide angle photos of that big Kentucky lineup?
  19. Re: Disappointed with the Nashville music scene

    Timing is a big part, and planning. The tourist aspects are unfortunate for some of us music folks looking for more. Find our members that live in that area (or wherever you plan to travel), and get...
  20. Re: The long, arduous journey of Silverangel #438 - with a happy

    Have fun with that mandolin! It lloks great in the photos, and what a shipping nightmare.
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    Re: ebay Eastman violin, place your bets

    Interesting find, and school will be in session, soon.
  22. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Individuals or companies that are forced to defend themselves? Perhaps some of you have never been on the receiving end?

    Once an individual or company is forced into legal expenses for that...
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    Loud, or Not So Loud?

    Softer strumming or picking will work if it's late at night, or you don't want to wake everybody?

    A beginner here, please comment!
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    Re: Wow, what a flip!

    A refin., hmm. :confused:
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    Re: Practice Regiment Questions

    He's posting lessons weekly, and the latest was yesterday. It has over 1,000 views! You can watch weekly lessons (from him) on youtube, or visit his website. There's lots of beginner resources on his...
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