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    Re: Best way to polish picks?

    If you want the absolute best finish you can try micromesh. I used regular sandpaper to give the base shape of my wolle pick, then micromesh 3600 > 8000 > 12000. It's what they use to polish plane...
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    Re: I canít play now

    ATGATT !

    It could have been a lot worse indeed, have a speedy recovery. If you start riding again think about getting a go pro, it might film the fleeing car and its license plate if you're lucky....
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    Re: Finger exercises ?

    Thanks for the replies, I'll try a bit of everything and see what works best for me. :mandosmiley:
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    Finger exercises ?

    Hi, I've been self learning mandolin for a few weeks now. I'm making progress in most aspects but I feel like my left hand fingers are still quite far from being agile enough. I have an especially...
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    Re: Chart For Tab Numbers and Musical Notes

    I used that one recently, very convenient when learning standard notation

    http://pillsburymusic.com/documents/pillsbury_music_mandolin_standard_notation.pdf
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    Re: Round core mandolin strings?

    I bought a set of Fisoma 3050D Supersolo strings after an other forum user recommended them to me (crisscross), very pleased with them. I never tried Thomastik's but these are almost 2 times cheaper....
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    Re: New Player / Question about bowlback mandolins

    Sadly I'm not in the US anymore, and I'm not sure I want to risk buying from there (delivery, customs, possible return). The Sakis is pretty cheap indeed.

    I guess I'll take my time and be on the...
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    Re: Calace price list

    Since google links to this forum entry when looking for Calace mandolins price, here is the updated version:


    ---------- MANDOLINS ---------
    type n. 22 Euro 730,00
    " ...
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    Re: New Player / Question about bowlback mandolins

    I found about Calace mandolins while browsing the forum today. I sent them an email and was pleased to get a response in less than an hour.

    Are entry models (type 22 and 24) worth their price ?...
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    Re: New Player / Question about bowlback mandolins

    I'm starting to think that I should probably try out the major mando styles (greek/italian bowlbacks, oval holes A style, etc.) before deciding on one. My only experience so far is the stagg, I have...
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    Re: New Player / Question about bowlback mandolins

    Thanks for the link, some of them look very interesting and it would save me some money compared to a Matsikas. Am I right to assume that they would need more caution (handling, humidity, etc.) ?
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    New Player / Question about bowlback mandolins

    Hey, beginner mandolin player here, I picked up a $40 stagg m20 a few weeks ago and started learning by myself. I played violin when I was very young but basically forgot everything I learned. I...
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