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    Re: does it matter that much?

    As they say, "well, he's not wrong". (Yes, I'm quite confident that it's a "he".) Some folks just don't do constructive criticism well. What the person should have said was, "hey, great song(s) you...
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    Re: Tab vs ear

    Mmm, I can't say I'm even 100% sure what that means. I've used tab for both guitar and mandolin, and it's equally useful for both. I mean, it's effectively paint-by-numbers on strings. "Place finger...
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    Re: videos gone to black

    Might I humbly suggest a sticky in the support sub-forum? If there's a "recommended" way to insert videos that has been recommended "for years", I've yet to cast my gaze upon it. Not that I've ever...
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    Re: Kentucky 606 purchase

    Dude, I've barely had time to play it, let alone take pictures. :) I'll see what I can do tomorrow. Sun ought to be out, I'll take some with good lighting.
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    Re: New to mandolin

    Not immediately obvious, but if itís like every other Rover Iíve seen, the tailpiece cover slide toward the bottom, end pin direction, of the instrument. It might seem like itís stuck, but itís not....
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    Re: Kentucky 606 purchase

    My 606 showed up on Thursday, just in time for my father to drop by somewhat unannounced (which is why I didn't get to go to Darrington). So I've only got a few hours at best on the new acquisition....
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    Re: Relatively expensive mandolins

    I’ve known people that own an expensive Harley but live in a trailer. Cared about owning a Harley more than he cared about a nice house. I’m down with that, it’s not my place to prioritize the lives...
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    Re: Kentucky 606 purchase

    Thanks, mandolinstew, “better than the MK” is all I needed to hear, because that’s all it needs to do: be a better festival mandolin. Now if that wagon train to Seattle that’s carrying mine would...
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    Re: Snark tuner

    Depends on whether or not other $10 tuners provide a lifetime of service. In the late 70s American car makers asked a similar question: “do you really expect a $4000 car to provide a lifetime of...
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    Re: Snark tuner

    This board is rife with such discussions, and I think it’s a personal thing (look at how many have said they actually like Snarks), but in no particular order:
    TC PolyTune clip in strobe mode. Has...
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    Re: Snark tuner

    Iíd spend that effort researching a better tuner that I donít have to field repair.

    Personally, I like the more expensive PolyTune clip, but I keep a Planet Waves/díaddario micro in every...
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    Re: hidden text

    Iíd be really surprised if the cafe did anything other than pull the text from the original post, wraps it QUOTE tags, and throws it in text box. IOW, once you hit ďreplyĒ, what youíre quoting is...
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    Re: Kentucky 606 purchase

    FedEx says Thursday, juuuuust in time for the Darrington festival. Assuming the setup is even close to usable, he’ll make his debut at the jam circle. :mandosmiley:

    Hmm, some kind of time limit on...
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    Re: Kentucky 606 purchase

    Mine's shipping, too. With you in NY and me waay out here Seattle, I guess you can tell me how yours is while I wait for UPS. :)
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    Re: Now THAT'S a killer mandolin!

    For sideways and upside-down pictures that look good on your computer then get turned once they're uploaded, here is my working theory and potential fix. I might be wrong, but until someone that...
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    Re: Kentucky 606 purchase

    The one with the thinner finish must be from a new batch, as the one with the more opaque finish has been there a while. And, wow, were I given the choice I hope mine comes with the new finish. The...
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    Re: $199.00 solid F style mandolin

    After taking it out of the box, I strummed two chords and thought to myself, "forget the file, I'm going to need an angle grinder if I'm going to grind that nut to height in a reasonable amount of...
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    Re: $199.00 solid F style mandolin

    I just knew it was a solid investment. At that rate of return, think how much it will be worth in ten years! They're not making any more of them, folks!
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    Re: Kentucky 606 purchase

    Hopefully the 606 I ordered back in May shows up before yours, and I beat you to the review. :) (I really don’t care who gets what first, but that window for “June shipment” has come and gone, and...
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    Re: New Jam in Seattle

    There's also the Seattle area BG Meet up page: https://www.meetup.com/seattlebluegrass/

    A few more folks on the Eastside and we can start a jam for those that get tired of driving to Seattle. 😀
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    Re: Shrink-Wrapped strings?

    Those are old. D'Addario hasn't used that packaging in at least six months. The new one looks like this: 158825
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    Re: New Jam in Seattle

    Yup, this coming Wednesday as a matter of fact.
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    Re: Tuner

    But then you go on to describe how the Polytune is superior to less expensive tuners, and you bought one. Sounds like it's priced about right to me.

    Rather than "overpriced", I think the phrase...
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    Re: iPhone recording app

    If you just want quick-and-dirty, use the Voice Memos app that (I believe) is built-in. That, or it's a free download from Apple. It's just a voice recorder, no multitrack or anything like that. Good...
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    Re: FAQ Page?

    That's only useful if one can find those threads. Personally, I haven't had much success with the site search functionality. For instance, try and get a single hit with the string "KM-606". Try as I...
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