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    Re: Best way to polish picks?

    I use a bench grinder with polishing wheel and fine polishing compound. May be overkill but leaves a super smooth finish.
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    Re: Morgan Monroe Bean Blossum

    Several years ago a local store had one that was all mahogany, only mandolin I've seen that was. It was no banjo killer but it had a pretty and unique sound. A friend called wanting to know what...
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    Re: Please help! Fixing my pick direction

    This constant dududu is the " new" style on mandolin picking, probably popularized by Doyle Lawson when he was with Country Gentlement. To "coin" a phrase " Bill didn't do it that way" neither did...
  4. Re: looking to move, but I have no clue where ?.

    Someone said Richmond Va, I thought Charlotsville Va.in either one you'd be a Damn Yankee ( you're a Yankee if you come down here for a visit then go back, you're a Damn Yankee if you cone down here...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    Don Reno would throw in a partial chord or just one note to fill a void when he was playing banjo, I've tried the same thing on mandolin but the effect is totally different.
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    Re: Still getting some buzzing?

    Try the 11-40 strings, if still a buzz raise bridge slightly, if still a buzz does the open string buzz, if after checking everything else suggested here still have buzz even on open string the pairs...
  7. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Haven't heard that many electric mandolins but have heard many, many electric guitars,played thru many different amps and various other enhancers. Never heard one that sounded like a real guitar...
  8. Re: Micing my Farmers Market/Retirement Home Bluegrass band

    Bradklein brought up one of my favorite things about single mic set-up. It is less likely to do harm or another way to say it is more forgiving. Everyone may not come thru like you'd like but there...
  9. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    OP said it didn't sound like a mandolin similar to electric guitar. I agree 100% as far as that goes I wouldn't walk across the street to hear either one, love the sound of wires on wood not electric...
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    Re: Flatiron Performer 1995/1996 volume?

    If you couldn't hear the mandolin on a recording it wasn't the mandolin or the players fault.
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    If you couldn't pick out the difference in those lenses why pay the $2500 more. Bragging rights? If you constantly work on your mandolin after a point any change is so minute that you couldn't...
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    Re: How do you clean your mandolin?

    Yes a high pressure car wash should do fine.seriously I just wipe mine off with a damp rag followed by drying, buffing with a soft dry rag.
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    The truth of the matter is it can't be perfect, nothing is. Also true most of the adjustments after a certain point is not an improvement really it is in the players head. My dad was one of the best...
  14. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I understand Gibson getting rid of junk, I understand asking GC to destroy defective guitars. I had a mandolin that the top collapsed Gibson did not fix it, they destroyed it and sent me a new one,...
  15. Re: Strap attachment - A style, no body button

    A strap button won't hurt anything, but if you do it yourself it sure takes a lot of time. A bought a new Martin D28 in the early 70's and installed a strap button. After measuring 10 times, drilling...
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    Re: Thile quote on resting hand on the bridge

    That works for Thile, find out what works for you. I rested behind the bridge for years and constantly fought resting too much on bridge thus killing sustain. I discovered pic guards and now lightly...
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    Re: Who makes custom strings?

    Dont what was wrong with your strings but I would have told mape about them. I've used them for several years with no problem. Also it is my understanding that they make the solid strings for most...
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    Re: Really need to work on my right hand

    Playing fast is 95% mental. When we have to play fast we tend to tighten up and fight it. Try to relax and roll with the beat enjoy and quit fighting it,you are capable of playing faster than dance...
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    Re: Metallic String Buzz

    How close are the pairs of strings they could be vibrating against each other,usually more pronounced on open strings.
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    Re: I Don't Do Tab

    Ron Thomas of Dry Branch Fire Squad says if we all learn to read music we won't need instruments or concerts. Just hand out the written music and we'll all know the song.
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    Re: Looking for My 1st Mandolin

    Lapk all I was saying was if money is real short it would be a mistake to waste any on an unplayable instrument, just to have one 2 or 3 weeks earlier. The comment about dieing with the most...
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    Re: Gibson F-5 on eBay?

    Late 60's early70's Gibson couldn't even make a banjo. This was about the time I was learning mandolin and I remember very well that for a BG mandolin you had to find an old Gibson or find a hand...
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    Re: Best Bluegrass Band Single Microphone?

    When our BG gospel was together we used a ribbon mic and a tube pre-amp. Why? It was state of the art 1st gen bluegrass and the " tone " of the music was similar.
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    Re: Three Beginner Questions

    He who dies with the most mandolins wins
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    Re: Remove Frets & Scoop

    I would think it more work to fret the Florida than scoop it but regardless it is a matter of choice. Ray just blocked off the end of my Dearstone, no Florida like it fine, my Kentucky 900 has...
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