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    Re: 7th fret problem

    Since you say a tuner shows neither flat or sharp on that fret then it sounds like intonation is not the issue. My guess is the dissonance on one particular note is something ringing in resonance. I...
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    Re: Amy Helm chord form

    Sorry for saying Emily instead of Amy, I must have been thinking of my granddaughter.
    Dave
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    Re: Amy Helm chord form

    POWER Chords !!!! mandolin players must lead very sheltered lives. When I was young very many years ago every kid that had a guitar could play almost anything using a power chord moving it up and...
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    Re: High frets on mandolin.

    I have heard inexpensive mandolins with good tone on the "high" frets but it seems to be the exception rather than the rule. As in the case with my own inexpensive ones. However my Heiden and other...
  5. Thread: Hearing Aids

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    Re: Hearing Aids

    I had the same dreadful sound on my old hearing aids, took them out to play. The problem is the lack of bandwidth, hearing aids are designed mostly for speech and the audio bandwidth slopes off at...
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    Re: Swapping Taylor guitars pickup

    The MiSi Align XT system sold by Elderly Music is a direct replacement for the Taylor 3-pot electronics. It uses the LR Baggs pickup that goes right in place of the Taylor pick up. Sounds great. Also...
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    Re: On the search for a fingerboard

    Strange I was sure I got FB's from LMII a few years back that were thicker than 1/4" and I paid them extra to have them deep slotted and radiused to 12". But maybe I got them from some other...
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    Re: On the search for a fingerboard

    LMII will radius fretboard for you (you specify radius) for a reasonable additional charge, at least they did a couple of years ago. Also you have a choice ofwood quality depending on budget and your...
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    Re: Please help! Fixing my pick direction

    I has a similar problem then had lessons from John Reischman, he suggested.. tap toe to the beat, pretend your pick is tied to your toe... Toe goes down pick goes down.. toe come up pick comes up. Do...
  10. Thread: Beware EVOs

    by rockies
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    My Heiden A-41 required fret work a year ago so Michael installed EVO on it. Same sweet, balanced, loud tone as before. I believe Michael said he uses EVO on all his new builds. I'm totally satisfied...
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    Re: cites rules on older instruments

    I just phoned my 2 friends who I usually get to the States with or they go on their own. Doug was down to Utah in Feb/Mar and Bud was to 3 places in WA. We've been doing festivals etc for at least 20...
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    Re: cites rules on older instruments

    Well that shows how out of date I am on the CITES thing, I stand humbly corrected in the corner with dunce cap on!! So far myself and others in the area still travel to Montana, Idaho and Washington...
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    Re: cites rules on older instruments

    Remember the op is looking into sending or bringing the vintage instrument to Canada. We do NOT have a ban on all rosewoods as does the USA. Our only ban is on the Brazilian rosewood as per CITES....
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    Re: cites rules on older instruments

    As of the last I heard Canada does not have a ban on Rosewoods other than the CITES on Brazilian rosewood. Canada does not have the Lacey act so rosewoods other than Brazilian can be brought though...
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    I had just started playing a mandolin (about 3 months) and my friend who played mandolin suggested I go to a workshop (1 week) and learn to play. So he booked me in to the workshop in Sorrento BC. On...
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    Re: Mandobird pickup hum-Bad ground?

    We should look at this logically ... mandobird worked properly, then something failed !causing a hum problem. Most lkely scenario is a ground connection failed. This probably caused a ground loop...
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    Re: Mandobird pickup hum-Bad ground?

    I always look for simplest first, it does sound like a ground problem, not a short but an open or poor connection. The most logical is the part that gets the most use and movement .. the output jack....
  18. Re: Open chords vs closed chords for chops n chucks

    Also watch Sierra Hull along with Chris Thile in videos, as well as a lot of other players. Most use both types of chops, which ever gives the tonal, chunk sound that each tune needs based on their...
  19. Thread: Band in a Box

    by rockies
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    Re: Band in a Box

    Most of the suggested sites are for BIAB midi files. You didn't say if you have any of the bluegrass Realtrack Styles. You can import the midi files and then assign realtracks to them. The midi...
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    Re: ultra-mini battery/travel rig for electric

    Take a look at the Yamaha THR-10 series , compact, amp modeling, all the effects, programmable, good battery life and lots of tone an sound. All in a lunch box size.
    Dave
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    Re: Looking for wooden strap button

    An ebony one can be made from an ebony guitar/mandolin end pin . Just drill a hole through it for a #6 screw , countersink for a black head screw (Or paint head black). Cut the taper part off of the...
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    Re: Thinking I might have to do a speed neck

    A way to find if a speed neck may work on your mando..lay your hand palm down firmly on the back.. will your hand slide? If not the finish is locking to the cells in your hand and a speed neck will...
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    Re: New electronics for electric

    If the hum occurred after installing the Seymour Duncan try reversing the leads.
    Dave
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    Re: Rawhide pick stroke advice sought

    Well, if you use downstrokes the pick has to come up to make the next downstroke so you are still using the steady dududud etc. And if you are using the upstroke the pick has to go down to make the...
  25. Thread: Nut question

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    Re: Nut question

    Yes, if it buzzes with the strings unfretted the nut slots are too low. Loosen strings, tape them off to the side, remove the nut and put a piece of that paper under the nut cut to nut shape) and set...
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