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    Re: Wound ball end strings put on backwards?

    Break up the ball* with pliers & the loop remains..

    * it's bronze, I believe.. :whistling:

    <quality pliers with a ground edge jaw>
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    Re: Are unwound strings always plain steel?

    Music wire is a high carbon steel .. C 0.70 - 1.00% Mn 0.20 - .60%

    The rest of the discussion is seemingly about various winding wire alloys
    around a music wire core. (so not 'plain',...
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    Re: If picks could talk!

    include a tracking chip so they chirp from where they are hidden?
  4. Re: Right-handed fiddle player, left-handed mando player

    I note there are no Left Handed Pianos either..
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    Re: Anyone else have no players near them?

    Some, they live in the area but have their own paid gigs & there is no community jam .
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    Re: Microphone recommendations

    Rode has a couple battery powered end addressed condensers so usable without a phantom power source.
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    Re: Microphone recommendations

    Has to be archived responses from the many past times this question was asked.. :popcorn:
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    Re: Your favorite mandolin tuning tips?

    Church Pianos are notorious for being out of tune because the heat in the building is off the rest of the week.
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    Re: Pickup options?

    AKG makes the C411 , everything else is piezoelectric.
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    Re: Your favorite mandolin tuning tips?

    BITD, I Used an A-440 tuning fork .. so I got the A string in tune with the fork ringing the bridge.
    then tuned the others by fretting 5ths & unisons..
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    Re: Desk clamp hanger?

    the one shown in #22 is what I referred to in my post #21..

    Brand name depended on Importer branding , not exporting producer they bought from ...
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    Re: Pickup options?

    they were cheaper 15 years ago ... the competitive nature of Music as a performing business,

    has me seeing sellers of the equipment are the only ones who are happy to sere me.
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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    A Mandola will offer more sustain .. longer string that's heavier ..
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    Re: Pickup options?

    The Wooden coin looking Dean Markley is a stick on piezo , that I have no experience .
    https://deanmarkley.com/collections/pickups/products/transducer-acoustic-guitar-pickups

    probably better...
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    Re: Pickup options?

    [As offered before] I got the Schertler Dyn M, as a contact Mic stick on ..
    their output is that of a dynamic Mic. XLR.

    DYN UNI passive is the current equivalent (P48 version needs a...
  16. Re: National Mandolin Tailpiece, repair or replace?

    Thinking :confused: given there is Asian versions of national metal bodied , there is a copy tailpiece part from same sources.
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    Re: Desk clamp hanger?

    Maybe a carpet sample put on the floor just where you want it?

    Orcas brand Ukulele clip hanger (OUS-C) has a clamp usable on the horizontal & vertical ,
    but may need some half round pieces to...
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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    Maybe add Mass? a brass plate on the back of the headstock , perhaps?
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    Re: High marks for Schaller GrandTunes

    And,.. higher end tuners Really put a premium on the peg head hole spacing accuracy ..

    Bought a Mix A5 , prior owner fitted Waverly tuners.. but , undisclosed, the seller force fit them...
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    Re: Tendonitis and string gauges

    Isn't that an inflammation of the tendons? a bit of Ibu & rest , cold wrapping tried?
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    Re: Thanksgiving Thoughts

    Every one play 'Turkey in the Straw', for the freshly , but delicious, departed.. at least once..
    for their sacrifice. ~:>
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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    Or there is the Placebo like, ..Because you spent the money, you convince your self that it made a difference .. :whistling:
    (but maybe only your spouse will hear the before vs after ) :popcorn:
  23. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    I'd be fine leaving my Mix A5 in a car, hidden tn the trunk, not visible , if I owned a car.. :whistling:


    Martin's back packer mandolins might work for you..
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    Re: Desk clamp hanger?

    Looking at the wall hanging block adaptation . a trip to the hardware store for some aluminum flat bar
    drilled for some screws and bent into a hook, It could then hang over a slightly open...
  25. Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy mando cello

    No picture offered, too bad you didn't get it saved for our viewing ..
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