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    Sold my Collings and got a Pava

    A while ago... over a year, i made my first post here about my struggle with the neck and sound of Collings MT. I was not in love with it but decided to stick with it. This was a mistake. The...
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    ToneDexter on a F5 mandolin

    Hi picking fellows,

    for several months now I work with the ToneDexter, creating wave maps for several stringed instruments (mandolin, guitar, dobro, Weissenborn, bouzouki) and trying them out on...
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    Re: Multi-track Recording?

    Reaper is free to try, but it is not free. It depends on people doing the right thing and paying for it so you don't need a dongle and it doesn't have all kinds of copy protection crap on it. Pay the...
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    Re: Tonedexter firmware question...

    I can see why this is a bit confusing.

    The GEN or HGH firmware will alter the EQ ranges accordingly when playing back. WaveMap creation is exactly the same in both cases. BAS is a little...
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    Ok... let's start with my favorite, Ellis & Pava. (I apologize in advance for the cell phone photos--I wasn't planning on doing this...)

    Here's a look at their sweet booth:
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    Starting...
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    Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    I'm down at Summer NAMM for a mini vacation with my daughter, and of course have been digging through all things mandolin here.

    This year there are a good number of builders, but only 2 US based...
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    Re: Tonedexter firmware question...

    I ran across this article yesterday (This second page of the article dealt with touring use by some well-known musicians, so I saved it)....
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    Re: Gibson A 50 for $7500

    He promised his wife he'd sell off a few things, lol?
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    Re: Webers Hippies vs. Pre Hippie

    Depending on which direction this thread takes... 'CF' stands for 'Cornfield'.
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    Re: Webers Hippies vs. Pre Hippie

    "TOH" refers to "Two Old Hippies" - that's what they actually call themselves - who bought the Weber company in 2012. (I had to look it up to see when it happened. I was surprised it was so long...
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    Re: The Newest Webers

    Em Tee, a dovetail is a traditional way of joining the neck to the body, a type of mortise and tenon but V shaped and tapered. It has to be hand fitted and is nothing but wood and glue. The reason...
  12. Re: Grace Design Felix - internal settings and piezo maximization

    If you have a mixer at home that has Pre Fader Listen capability you can hook up your output of the Grace to a channel and solo it over to the meter. This is great for setting your output level and...
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    Re: choosing a mandolin for playability

    What is wrong with you people ? OF COURSE HE NEEDS A NEW MANDOLIN !!!!!!!!!
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    Re: SNARK ST-2 Super Tight Clip On Tuner

    You have to hook your new Snark up to a tonerite and let it run a few months in order to get the more vintage type tuning.
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    Re: Mandolins are Cool

    Mandolins are too cool :cool:
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    Re: Mandolins are Cool

    It sounds like you may be like me in the fact that my poor fiddle has been taking a back seat to the mandolin ever since I started playing. There really is something about it that has stolen my...
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    Re: Mandolins are Cool

    They are cool, for a fact. I tried playing guitar and it was boring. I have progressed farther on the mandolin in a short time than ever on a guitar. I think the reason is that the mandolin is fun!
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    Re: Mandolins are Cool

    Great post, welcome to the fan club. :-)

    I play a bunch of other instruments too, but mandolin is currently the main one I am trying to progress on and gets most of my practice time these days.
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    Re: Chris Thile at Carnegie Hall 11/28/18

    By the way, loved this window into a sensitive musically educated reviewer grappling with the bluegrass tradition:



    I personally learned that line from Feast Here Tonight as "goin' down the...
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    Re: Ribbon Mics

    Better than pics, here's the video they're from (took me a while to remember the source):
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    Re: Ribbon Mics

    I can't resist posting these shots from the Goat Rodeo recording sessions. This is how to have your cake and eat it too! Either a brilliant technique, or a very conservative recording engineer...
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    Re: Intermediate Upgrade

    Every mandolin I've owned except the first one was above budget
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    Re: Pava Mandolins

    You should watch this.
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    Re: Punch Bros at Red Rocks w/Gillian Welch

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    This picture is from the final tune of the evening. Front of house engineer told me Shure KSM(not sure of number) for vocals, all of them use a grace audio preamps, I think the Alix, But...
  25. Re: Brittany Haas and Chris Thile: “Crow Molly”/“Ship in the Clou

    Along with the musician's birthdays, the fiddle tune segment is always stellar. Here's one I'm learning from James Bryan through the playing of Brittany. Brittany knows all the good tunes.
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