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  1. Thread: Pick help

    by wxfloyd
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    Re: Pick help

    One thing you make sure of, is don't strike the pick against the strings with the pick flat, or parallel to the strings. You want to be holding the pick at a bit of a forward angle. At least that's...
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    Re: Case for Kentucky KM-950

    I think your case may be similar to what I have. Its not a bad case at all, I just want something a little more protective. I watched the video from the founder of Hiscox cases, and they seem to be...
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    Re: straps and pick questions

    I use a Long Hollow Leather strap on my Kentucky KM-950, with the loop tied around the neck heal, and it works great (see photo). They have them in brown and black leather.

    As far as picks go,...
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    Case for Kentucky KM-950

    I'm looking to get a different case for my Kentucky KM-950 (a-style). I currently have a basic TKL case, which currently works ok. The issue I have is that I have a tonegard on my mandolin and I...
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    Re: Powered Monitor

    I was going to ask if your Loudbox has a line-in or effects loop you could run into from the tonebone, therefor bypassing the pre in the amp, but it doesn't look like your model of the Loudbox has...
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    Re: How to hold the pick

    Mike Marshall's method of the pick hold seems like a somewhat looser interpretation of what Chris Thile preaches in this video. I typically use a hold somewhere between what Chris teaches and what...
  7. Re: N00b looking for any "gotchas" with these mando choices

    The mandolin store is also running a sale on 305/315 where you get a free upgrade to a cast tailpiece, and the 315 will come with an arched-lid hardshell case. Pretty solid deal IMHO.
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    Re: Mandolin Recommendations

    The 505 is a solid instrument that you should have no problems with. Since its used, hopefully the setup should already be taken care of. If you aren't sure of its setup history, you should...
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    Re: Mandolin Recommendations

    J. Bovier mandolins have received some praise by cafe members, and there's a decent one in the classifieds right now. https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/115711#115711
    Also an Eastman 505 at a decent...
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    Re: Mandolin Recommendations

    You should really try to get your hands on some mandolins too, so you can get a feel for what you like, both in terms of sound and in playability/comfort. I had an Eastman MD-315 which was a fine...
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    Re: Essential mandolin listening

    I'll add a few more to the list
    Joe K. Walsh https://youtu.be/Az3F2BOBZZE
    Sarah Jarosz https://youtu.be/hWqeMODlW0k
    Sharon Gilchrist https://youtu.be/njXObuqrzgI
  12. Thread: Northfield

    by wxfloyd
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    Re: Northfield

    I'm curious to hear thoughts from those who own, or have at least tried, the Model M A-style they're building in their Michigan workshop. From the few comments I've been able to find, people seem to...
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    Re: Custom armrest recommendations?

    I'll back up Doug and his McClung armrests. Its extremely comfortable and at the perfect angle, for me at least. I have the standard ebony one and really like it.
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    Re: Strings Breaking

    I know I can't be the only one to find that photo extremely satsifying. :)
  15. Re: The Loar LM 700 vs Kentucky KM 1500. What makes it worth so m

    At $2200, you're not far from a Northfield, which will be far and away better than the Kentucky or Loar. It won't have gold hardware, but it'll be a great sounding mandolin. Depending on the tone...
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    Re: USA/UK Carriage

    That actually seems somewhat reasonable, as I typically see shipping costs for mandolins within the US average $50-65 USD. I recently had an a-style mandolin (in a hard case), well packed and boxed,...
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    Re: Kentucky KM-950 tailpiece replacement

    Many thanks Robert!
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    Re: Kentucky KM-950 tailpiece replacement

    Robert, I had a feeling that was the case with the Ashton Baily, which is another reason I'm not really considering that one. I'm not in any rush to replace the tailpiece, as its working just fine...
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    Re: Kentucky KM-950 tailpiece replacement

    Thanks for the replies. Jim, can you recall when putting the James tailpiece on your Kentucky, if the endpin reinstalled ok or did you have to do any mods like what Robert mentioned when he...
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    Kentucky KM-950 tailpiece replacement

    Hello all. I just got my (new to me) KM-950 back from some setup work from a local mandolin builder, and its really a great mandolin. After some discussion with the builder, I'm seriously...
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    Re: Son of a biscuit eater..im screwed!

    +2 for the toothpick method. For larger holes (typically for larger instruments), I've also used pieces of unpainted hardwood golf tees. These also work perfect for stripped out door hinge screw...
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    Re: Kentucky Master Model stock bridges

    Thanks for the input Clement. I'm going to put some miles on the stock bridge first before I consider replacing it, but I'll keep your comments in mind when I hand it over for the setup.
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    Re: Kentucky Master Model stock bridges

    Thanks Stephen. I'm planning on having a local mandolin luthier (Geoff Burghardt of iii Mandolins) do a full setup on the mandolin once I receive it, including making sure the bridge is property...
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    Re: Kentucky Master Model stock bridges

    Thanks all! I very much appreciate your thoughts and experiences. I'll just stick with the stock bridge for the time being.
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    Kentucky Master Model stock bridges

    I'll soon be receiving a Kentucky KM-950 that I just purchased from the classifieds, and I was wondering if other Kentucky master model owners have replaced their stock bridges with something like a...
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