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    Re: Speakers for mixing

    Ive been using NHT A-10 as my home stereo amp/speakers its 3 pieces integrated,

    & Audix on the computer as It's audio monitor.. 2nd one powered by the 1st, 2 pieces..

    I am too old to...
  2. Re: Stewmac shipping outrageously expensive and NOT eco-responsib

    https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/120520864_10224006186933060_5291875771169616159_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=LPv3IEjsszMAX8gKl6O&_nc_ht=scontent-sjc3-1.xx&oh=c3bd025acfb7150a...
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    Re: Speakers for mixing

    Passive your amo or active , self powered ? your hearing still excellent ?
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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    Hearing the carbon-fiber dust is like asbestos as far as your lung tissues are concerned ..
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    Re: Weber Sweet Pea tailpiece design

    You are free to build one yourself in a manner that pleases you.

    :whistling:
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    Re: Tip for adjusting small or tight tuners

    off the instrument you can oil them and spin the gears, even with just a hand crank peg winder with out worrying about the mandolin itself..

    be mindful people do lose those screws holding the...
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    Re: pointy vs round picks.

    Fender, Via Shops, sells picks by the dozen, 6 and 12 dozen I like the rounded edge triangle ones # 346 I believe ,

    get a bunch re shape them & experiment ... #81 did the reshaping with one...
  8. Re: Ukulele Chords Played on Mandolin: Something is Wrong

    there are steel string electric ukes (steel for the magnetic pickups)
    you can use a Uke tuning like dGbe also called tenor guitar Chicago tuning..

    to be more guitar familiar,, Violin &...
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    EZ solution: Just don't hire a banjo player ..

    Oh wait You're the banjo player..


    How about a contact pickup on the head, an amp & in ear monitors ?
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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    Glass cloth & a polyester or epoxy resin ?
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    Re: Four-string nylon-stringed mando. Acoustic.

    A Luthier Instrument tech rebuilt a Slingerland May Belle soprano banjo uke In need of lots of work..

    Head a disc of spruce * fingerboard mandolin .. tuners replaced the friction pegs with a...
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    Re: Picking technique on electric mandolin?

    I regret having too many frets I'll never use forcing the pickup to be in the way ..
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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    Otherwise, I have a couple Intellitouch ... Older large one & the newer smaller .. seem to work reliably ..
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    Far north-west Oregon , was smoky here due to light winds out of the east, then fog rolled in from the sea.

    Reminiscent of the Victorian 'pea soup' .. water vapor @ dew point with a carbon...
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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    I got along just fine for many years with an A-440 tuning fork..
    once struck, ringing, I'd touched it's base to the bridge, then tuned the A string to it,
    tuned the others relative to the A ...
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    Re: Still cant play a break!

    Sing it in your head , play it with your fingers ..




    give it 20 years or so.. :whistling:
  17. Re: Microphone recommends for home studio recording?

    Shure mic usb converter https://www.shure.com/en-US/products/accessories/x2u-xlr-usb-interface,
    lets you use your workaday SM 57~ 58 in the home studio (available discounted bought with the Mic)
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    Re: Martin Copy--Rokkomann

    Former shop owner , repair guy , retired Coastguard, made some , used a round sound hole rather than copying the oval..


    ..:mandosmiley:
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    3/4 Bass Viol see if you can find a KAY..
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    Re: First song to learn on mandolin

    One you can sing ?
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    Re: source for small, mando-sized strap button

    I don't know where he got them (RIP, cant ask) my Hodson Djangolin the button, big end is only 10mm across..
    UK ? it is a plated metal button .....
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    Re: Question for flat top players

    My Flat top is a Hodson D'jangolin, never felt a desire to put on thicker strings.
    like this: http://www.emando.com/builders_inactive/Hodson.htm
  23. Re: MIX Carbon Fiber Mandolin Truss Rod Question

    Have a Mix A5.. I got a re-fret... they leveled the fingerboard, then, put the new frets in..

    Other side of The River , Portland Fretworks .. Bill : $400.. (Oregon, No Sales Tax)
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    Stella, Kay, Harmony?
  25. Re: looking for Ideas in adding pickup coils to an old mandolin..

    You hand wound pickups before? Or are you just looking for a magnetic pickup?

    $200 these are made with a magnetic pickup

    so , plug it in and go..
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