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    Bahed ... what is the impedence of the input on...

    Bahed ... what is the impedence of the input on the Ultrasound DS4? It should be up around 1 Megaohm
    If not you'll need a buffer/ preamp or else you will get a harsh, thin sound. ... even though the...
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    I'd...

    <I prefer those with an old woody tone.>

    I'd suggest an Old Woody mandolin.
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    <Bernie, this is a bad idea on so many levels I can't list them all.>

    This is no time for modesty ... I'll bet you could. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
    My...
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    Bernie ... going by your user name (1944) I'm...

    Bernie ... going by your user name (1944) I'm guessing the you and I are the same age. At this point in one's life, I believe that we should do what ever we want as long as it doesn't break anybody's...
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    <If so I could always restore the Fern to original "Florida configuration" for future sale. >

    You would be selling a twice-modified instrument, disclosure of which would adversly affect the sale...
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    Breathe deeply and live a long and happy life.

    Breathe deeply and live a long and happy life.
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    <So what's with me, why does Gibson have such a hold on me and why won't they let me go..............>

    I made a "new years resolution" not to anything derogatory about people who say things like...
  8. I've always found it curiously ironic that the...

    I've always found it curiously ironic that the revival of BG/OT music was forged in the "green pastures of Harvard University" and the canyons of New York City.
  9. Sure it's do-able. But the "problem" - as I...

    Sure it's do-able. But the "problem" - as I understand it - is that the standard 13 7/8" scale length is less than suitable for the C string.
    Some say that there will be intonation problems as well...
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    Dear Brother Rat ... The discussion board is full...

    Dear Brother Rat ... The discussion board is full of "stuff" from folks who think that any effort (physical or mental) can and should be eliminated by something they can buy.
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    <For some (myself included), the convention is also the best party of the summer; staying up until dawn, laughing all day long, playing great music on incredible instruments with other builders from...
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    <Indeed; I gather form many posts here that quite a few bluegrassers think of the mandolin as a two-state automaton; either chop or "lead". >

    Ever been accused of "stepping on someone's lead"...
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    Mike, now that you've added a DI/preamp, is the...

    Mike, now that you've added a DI/preamp, is the PU now considered active rather than passive? Would the volume pedal be located before or after the DI?
    My set up similar to yours so I've also been...
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    <A really well-done chop is actually sublime.>
    I'll revise my remarks: If all I hear from the mandolin accompaniment is a "chop" every 2nd & 4th beat for 12 or 16 bars. I may as well watch paint...
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    <"The chop", of course, is old hat.>

    Predictable, boring, and unmusical.
  16. Thread: Stealth!

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    Yes indeed!

    Yes indeed!
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    Well, there's another romantic illusion...

    Well, there's another romantic illusion (delusion?) shot to H*ll. For some naive reason, I envisioned the GAL as some "august body" of Masters, Journeyman, and Apprentices. Maybe even a "Secret...
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    <Hold out for a nice old Walker Turner. It may take a bit to find one, but they are worth the wait.>

    You might be applying for Social Security benefits before you find someone willing to part with...
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    Give it about 3-4 years ... it'll come to you.

    Give it about 3-4 years ... it'll come to you.
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    <We have an ex-Gibson employee who in my opinion is being overzealous ...>

    S.T. ... you are a master of tact and restraint.
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    Not...

    <is dotted rhythm the same as feeling? >

    Not by a long shot .... but you probably know that.
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    <Dang, my wife MIGHT get me mandolin lessons for Christmas,...>

    Is this an act of self defence? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
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    Jamie, who you callin' 'nonymous ?...

    Jamie, who you callin' 'nonymous ? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
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    <...want our mandolin cases to reflect the ware and tear of our musical life. >

    http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif Huh?
    I just want my case to help me safely transport...
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    "my list " was represented by that "O-rish music...

    "my list " was represented by that "O-rish music and that hippie contra stuff in which barefoot sundressed longhaired girls with flowers in their hair dance in swarms like butterflies" All said...
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