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    Re: Scales for Left Handed Mandolin

    Actually here is the image from the eBay auction since it will probably disappear at some time:

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    Re: Scales for Left Handed Mandolin

    I'm inquiring on behalf of a beginning student and what I was hoping for are diagram type charts with the notes indicated for the basic major-minor scales. Standard notation and/or tab is not what...
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    Re: 1940 Gibson ...Nut size info needed

    They should be right around 1 1/8" wide. That's the number often given. My two 1935 Gibson made instruments are closer to 1 3/16". So just slightly wider. These were hand carved necks, so every one...
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    Scales for Left Handed Mandolin

    Does anyone know of a scale book or chart for the left handed mandolinist?

    Billy

    billypackardmandolin.com
  5. Re: This Week's Mandolin Playing Epiphany

    I finally got a response from Matt Flinner about his "Rock & Roll Mando" course:

    "I haven't opened the [archived] courses up to the general public yet---only to past students thus far. But I'm...
  6. Re: Converting Right handed Mandolin to left handed

    Back in the day... I had a Collings MT while I was waiting for the one Heiden lefty F build. I ordered it with 2 nuts and 2 bridge tops. When my Heiden arrived, I sold the MT to a picking buddy. So...
  7. Re: Converting Right handed Mandolin to left handed

    I have Collings MT glosstop that is a lefty.
    I got it in a trade deal and thought I would flip it.
    I quickly switched it to a righty to see what it sounded like.
    It sounds great.
    Better than a...
  8. Kentucky KM150 - Crazy as a loon, John Prine cover...

    Was listening to John Prine tunes this morning, and there was my KM150 looking at me funny, so I paused the YouTube video, grabbed the Kentucky and pretended I know the song and how to play it ;)

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  9. Re: Converting Right handed Mandolin to left handed

    No, it was a long time ago, at least 15 years. It was back in my “catch and release “ days, I didn’t own it very long. I will look to see if I can figure out when it was
  10. Re: Converting Right handed Mandolin to left handed

    The very first Collings mandolins were built with the tone bars reversed by mistake. I don’t know how many were made that way, but I once owned #15 and it was that way, so at least 15, but I’ve heard...
  11. Re: This Week's Mandolin Playing Epiphany

    By "archived, I didn't mean you can find it here at the Cafe.

    What I meant is that it isn't one of his currently interactive "live" courses. But I was able to buy the original video lessons,...
  12. Re: Converting Right handed Mandolin to left handed

    Check out Jerry’s Lefty Guitars, just go to the guitars for sale page and scroll down there are lots of mandos there.
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    When I grew up I tried playing guitar 10 different times. There was always a guitar lying around and it was always right-handed. Invariably, after a month or so of not making progress, I would...
  14. Re: Converting Right handed Mandolin to left handed

    6 months ago I purchased an Eastman MD404 form Mass Street Music and had them convert it to lefty for me. They changed out the bridge and nut, and while they were at it I had them put in K&K...
  15. Re: Converting Right handed Mandolin to left handed

    Actually there is a thread here somewhere where a few well known luthiers basically defied anyone to hear the difference and you won't. Buy a righty and convert, you'll have a hell of a lot more...
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    Useful Tip For Changing Strings

    If you are like me (and I know I am), changing strings on your mandolin is not your favorite task. Iíve been doing it successfully for 40 years, or so, but I often wish I had a third hand (one that...
  17. Re: Converting Right handed Mandolin to left handed

    I am not left handed but once helped a left handed friend convert his A style Ibenez mando to leftie. The 2 areas of most concern are the bridge saddle and the nut. They will be mirror images of...
  18. A tuner shootout: TC Electronic Unitune vs. Peterson StroboClip

    A tuner shootout: TC Electronic Unitune vs. Peterson StroboClip HD

    While tuning today I thought of the tuners thread going on in this same forum. It inspired me to do a little head-to-head between...
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    That is great Don! Enjoy the journey. I know I am!
    I am finding that percussion experience is really helping with hand coordination and rhythms.
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    Left-Handed Players

    I got an inquiry this morning from a new member regarding a Left-Handed Mandolin Players Group. I see one social group. Are there any others and are they active? I do realize at least one of the...
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    Re: Leather straps: flat or braided?

    The mandolin is light enough that most any strap that I've tried has been comfortable for me (even a leather boot lace). After buying and using about 20 mandolin straps over the years, my current...
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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    One thing which has been made easier with the advent of readily-available electronic tuners, is the ability to join in a jam at the drop of a hat. These days I just take my seat, pick up my mandolin,...
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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    I know I used to feel that way. When I first started using an electronic tuner i wondered if i was substituting eyes for ears. My experience is, first of all, that no tuner is accurate enough to...
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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    I have a Peterson strobovlip, a polytune, a blue headstock snark, a planet waves micro tuner and the planet waves sound hole tuner on my guitar. The Stroboclip is by far the best and most accurate....
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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    I had my band all switch to Peterson stroboclip, our sound got way better. When we play in B, and the guitar capos 4, I tune my mando to capo 4 and it sounds great.
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