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    TC Octave top bracing

    I have a 12 year old Johnson Octave (it looks like a TC Octave clone) and the top
    is sinking. It is 3/16" lower in the middle by the bridge than it is on the rim of the body.

    Since it's a TC...
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    Re: More 'Cello Power at 2019 CMSA!

    I was part of the Octave section, it was a lot of fun.
    Especially since we got to host the convention this year :)
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    Re: Dance of the Lunatics

    This is such a COOL piece! And the OM part all fits on one page...nice. I also am looking for this to see if we (The Orpheus Mandolin Orchestra from Bloomington IL) want to give it a try.
    Thanks.
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    Re: Mandola Strings (CGDA)

    Bratsche,

    do you still have your Mid-Mo mandola? What strings do you have on it? It's time for me to put new strings on my dola and wondering what to use.

    kevin
  5. Re: St. Louis Tionól, featuring Roger Landes, et al, THIS WEEKEND

    I will be there, been looking forward to it since last year:)

    Just put new strings on the OM, hope it will be done settling in by Saturday.
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    Re: Mandola tuned down to GDAE

    I tried this with a Troubadour mandola (402mm about 16" scale length) with limited success.
    I used this http://www.mcdonaldstrings.com/stringxxiii.html to calculate the string tension and picked...
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    Re: Picking out a melody

    I can sometimes, It depends on how simple the tune is.
    It can sound really cool all on a single string. Then I forget where I am at and it all goes out the door.......:)
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    Re: Zero Fret Insert

    Thanks for all of the input, I was wondering about this because some of the music I "try" to play sounds better without the jump from a fretted note to an open string.
    The 7th fret sounds better...
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    Zero Fret Insert

    I was just wondering if it would be possible to remove the nut and replace it with a zero fret and string spacer insert.
    Of course the zero fret would have to be in the right place to keep the...
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    Re: need a new tuner.

    I bought the clip on pickup to use with my Korg CA30, it works OK but is much more sensitive to the low strings (both Mando and OM) when I clip to a tuning knob. the bridge is OK but the knob is the...
  11. Thread: Amp question

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    Re: Amp question

    It sounds like the old "instant on" vacuum tube color TV I had last century. In the "off" position the tubes still had power to the heaters. They got a lot brighter when the TV was turned on. Or,...
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    Re: New Octave Mandolin

    I wish that my Johnson OM sounded as good.

    Of course it could also be the operator :))

    What strings are you using and what was the name of the tune?
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    Re: Mandola vs. OM

    I have tried stringing a 15.8" mandola as an octave and had mixed sucess. It took a really heavy string size for the low G. It sounded almost OK open but it was really bad when fretted.
    I figured it...
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    Re: Mandola Tuning - Heavier vs Lighter

    I use this WONDERFUL tension calculator when I am messing with various strings and making an instrument be something other than what it was made for. LOL
    ...
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    Re: Just ordered a Big Muddy M14 mandola

    Do you have any pictures yet?
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    Re: Just ordered a Big Muddy M14 mandola

    I bought my Mid-Mo M15 mandola a few years ago, I have a set of TI strings on it and I really like the tone. It has the same tone woods as my M2 mandolin and sounds very similar. I wonder how the...
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    Re: Intellitouch Return Program

    I had gotten used to having my PT-2 upside down on my OM right until this Wednesday night right before our monthly prayer service when I took it out of the instrument case and it was DEAD! I am glad...
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    Re: Anyone going to ZoukFest Irish Music weekend

    I guess everyone that attended had a good time, I am suprised that there wasn't any additional discussion about this event.
    I keep waiting for the phone call that I won the raffle for the Herb...
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    Re: Mandola strung like OM

    Hi Dan,

    I have a Troubadour mandola that has a scale length of about 16" and about a 3" deep body that I retuned. I played with string gauges until it had the same basic string tension as the...
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    Re: Flatwounds for OM. Makes sense to me!

    Sounds like a plan to me Ted. What size strings are you using?
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    Re: Big Muddy Mandola tailpiece question

    Dave, do you think you could post the picture of the tailpiece that Mike sent you? I looked on his site but they are not shown.
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    Re: Anyone going to ZoukFest Irish Music weekend

    I would love to be going but alas, finances and work won't allow it.
    Everybody have fun and please tell us all about it!
  23. Thread: GDAE or GDAD

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    Re: GDAE or GDAD

    Patrick, that is a very nice tune you have put together.
    What key(s) are they in or is the music on line somewhere?
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    Re: Outdoor Recording

    Thanks for the reply, I am the "sound guy" at Church so I have or can get the stuff we need. The guy that will run the soud for us is in the same position at his church. Except he has actually done...
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    Outdoor Recording

    The mandolin orchestra that I play with has been asked to play a couple or outdoor events this summer.
    We are not a very large group, 5 mandos, 2 OMs, a guitar or banjo depending on the tune and a...
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