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    Re: Am I asking too much?

    Never heard of Letgo, but on craigslist sellers have to have thick skins, you'll get people asking you to drive hours to them, or 15 pictures or "I'll send cashier's check for purchase price plus...
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    Re: how to get perfect compensation, tool perhaps?

    To be clear, are you using tuneomatic saddles to set the scale lengths so you can have them cut into an ebony saddle? I've experimented w/cutting little scoops into ebony banjo saddles and it's...
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    Re: New Kentucky Home

    This sort of shows looking at string reflections to look fo rhigh frets but it's pretty straightforward https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBzirIfsQPo

    If you need to polish frets, you can make a...
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    Re: New Kentucky Home

    Well, luthiers will charge $150 or more for fret level/crown/polishing along w/setting trussrod, bridge and nut slots, which will make it play and sound better *if it needs it*.

    So before you...
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    Re: 3 hours of practice a day?

    on a thread about practicing somebody always suggests reading Kenny Werner's "Effortless Mastery" along w/ Inner Game of Music, etc

    Mandolinist Nate Lee's list:...
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    Re: 3 hours of practice a day?

    I used to know a lot of music students at Manhattan School, Cleveland Institute and other places, (I think) they didn't generally aim for X hours of practice, they structured their practice as...
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    Re: You did WHAT to your BC?

    I think it was Van Halen, I remember trying to google this story but couldn't find a source, i think it's when LP and EVH met for the first time they both pulled out picks w/sandpaper on them and it...
  8. Re: pinky plant on electric, wrist rest on acoustic, is this wron

    Is this a 4 string electric? If so a different technique isn't surprising, it's more of an electric guitar action. There have been many arguments guitar teachers who say planting slow syou down vs...
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    Re: Found a great luthier in the Bay Area

    Good to know. There's some good luthier/techs in SF, especially south of Market but they're in kinda sketchy neighborhoods

    (Just to name names: Gary Brawer that everybody knows, SF guitarworks,...
  10. Thread: Ellis A5?

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    Re: Ellis A5?

    There's (within some hours driving) Morgan Music, Bradford and Franzke; Mass St doesn't have a lot. Anybody know others?

    Also Pava K and maybe Tom E exhibit around the major festivals, they were...
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    Re: Case modification

    here's a case study, urethane foam from the craft department at WalMart.
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    Re: Lateral Upgrade?

    I took my Kentucky 900 down to the local store a couple years ago and compared to Collings, Northfields etc and I can say the Collings and the particular Northfields they had that day were a step up...
  13. Re: Moving past my F9...looking for recommendations.

    Not a lot of big mandolin shops in your area besides Retrofret, maybe a road trip is warranted e.g. Music emporium: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/133149-New-York-City-Shops

    Besides...
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    Re: How do you install an endpin?

    Very important: don't force/bang the endpin in hard, you can split the tail block
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    Re: About my pick grip

    another vid that i keep posting: Bush, McCoury, Joliff, Skehan, Hoffman, they're all holding pick the same way except for the one

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTJJdlswFPE

    I find if my index...
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    Re: Lost or Stolen: Boeh F5 Mandolin

    Sorry to hear about that, that really stinks.

    When you talk to the police for the report, make sure the serial number is entered into NCIC database:...
  17. Re: Upgrade multi-pedal from Zoom to Helix HX Stomp

    I've only run thru a few of the presets w/GC's guitars, i was thinking one of these days I'd haul my LP clone and a lap steel down there to say what they can really do.

    There were some HX Stomp...
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    Re: Used beginner mandos

    Flattops, kentucky km505, JBoviers, those are my recommends. Some of the Washburns, The Loars and Savannahs sound decent. Keep watching reverb, c'list, ebay, the classifieds, and get email updates...
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    Re: Buying on the rebound and gambling

    It seems like you probably don't live anywhere near dealers that have good selection of instruments, so if it takes a few hour road trip to try out enough different mandolins to satisfy your...
  20. Re: Ale Brider (a Yiddish folk tune) [on Red Valley Mandolin]

    Nice playing.

    The lighting's a little dark so I'll say those RV's are really nice instruments, fit/finish/sound/action and anything else-wise. I've tried a few Red Valley's at the Seattle dealer,...
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    Re: So...I'm stuck....dang MAS...

    I'd say the next step up is a Kentucky 950, they can be had around $850-1050 used depending on condition. So you could cut back to 1 F hole, 1 oval hole and branch out into dobros or 7 string fan...
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    Re: eBay flat tops - would ya?

    No opinion on teh mando but I have bought many items from that seller, Seattle Goodwill, brings back memories, including hauling a 60 pound synth on a skateboard when I didn't have a car. Which is...
  23. Re: Upgrade multi-pedal from Zoom to Helix HX Stomp

    Sounds like the box is in the mail to your door, but might still be worth going to a giant guitar retailer and trying out competitors Boss/Roland, Headrush, Kemper, Fractal, Eventide, Strymon Mobius,...
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    Re: Trouble Playing A major

    There's a few things that can make barre chords (the 2-2 is a mini-barre) easier:

    - use the bony side of your index finger closer to the thumb to fret, rather than center finger
    - pull your...
  25. Thread: pointless pick

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    Re: pointless pick

    There's been stories about Brian May, Dimebag darrell and other rockers using coins as picks but when i tried it it sounded horrible
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