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    Re: what is the best selling mandolin.

    You're kidding. Right?~:>:whistling:
  2. Thread: Woodstock

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    Re: Woodstock

    Well, I was about to start a semester including 3 chemistry courses, calculus, physics, and German. I probably should have been in NY with something to smoke to help prepare for what was coming.:))
  3. Re: Loudness with Chris Thile CT 55 Bluechip pick?

    Congratulations on finding an 8 year old pick thread to comment on.:whistling:
  4. Re: Congratulations to Eli Wildman - Galax Mandolin winner x2

    Steve,
    Are you bringing any AX models to IBMA this year? Would love to try one.
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    Re: Round core mandolin strings?

    Just to add one more option, Mapes advertises strings with an OCTAGONAL core also. I suppose this gives an effect somewhere between round core and hex core.

    I tried them a year or so ago and...
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    Re: General Mandolin Discussion

    I reread the guidelines, but still don't see the problem.
    Bill, if you see it why not tell us?
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    Re: Ingles Violin Stand Question

    I used some of that on the clamping sufaces of my clip-on tuner to prevent clouding the finish of a soft-varnished instrument. Worked pretty well, but had some trouble sticking the felt to the...
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    Re: Ingles Violin Stand Question

    Through the years I've had some concerns about the possibility of marring instruments in contact with rubber or plastic of instrument stands. The worries mostly stem from some spots caused by...
  9. Re: Help! I can't hear the beat when I play a break

    I knew a guy who played cajón in a bluegrass group.
    How would your group feel about your being the drummer for a couple years just to ingrain the 'beat' into your brain? (I'm kinda kidding,...
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    Re: Toddlers mandolins and flying

    Let me propose a bit of heresy: consider leaving the mando home and just enjoying the family for a few days.
    Amazing how soon toddlers become adults. Just saying.:(
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    Re: Solved a buzzing problem on my Ratliff

    Use only the tiniest bit of polish or loctite (use the weakest) on those Waverly screws. If they get stuck, it's pretty easy to twist off the screw head with a screwdriver. (a friend told me that...
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    Re: Finger exercises ?

    Okay. If you really want to do something helpful, I'll recommend the four finger closed position exercises.

    (oops, I just noticed that atsunrise has already recommended this.)
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    Re: Finger exercises ?

    Maybe just me, but when I had been playing mandolin "for a few weeks", I was doing well to remember which side of the mandolin was the front. Worrying about specific exercises before just getting...
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    Re: Thile quote on resting hand on the bridge

    I do what Chris does; .... but I don't sound much like he does.:(
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    Re: Instrument Appraisals

    IIRC, the minimum is a premium of around $200/year and covers up to around $30K. Above that is more, but I don't know how it's calculated.
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    Re: Can't Find a Post!

    So no one can discover that you're also reading the banjo forums.:))
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    Re: Finger exercises ?

    Nothing special is needed. Just play and be patient. Trust me.:)

    (But you'll soon get lots of other advice.)
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    Re: What gauge for 1st course?

    If you must have those notes, it might be time for a <ahem> capo. <ouch!>:whistling:
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    Re: Instrument Appraisals

    I've used Heritage for almost a decade and never needed an appraisal.

    IIRC, they have two methods of insuring the instruments. (I might get this wrong a little) On modern instruments at least, you...
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    Re: Can't Find a Post!

    How about this one?
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/145794-Shopping!-Or-Playing-Around?highlight=solid+wood
  21. Re: John Reischman & The Jaybirds, Deep End Sessions

    I love how John just stands there and does his job. No flashy silly licks just for show. Just consistently great music, done near-perfectly! (and pretty much the same comments for the others in...
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    Re: Reverb acquired by Etsy...

    I've had NO problems with Paypal since they started allowing you to select the default method of payment (credit card vs bank account). Prior to that, I had a few times when my payment money came...
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    Re: Mando maintenance

    I've used that one too. Works surprisingly well, considering the low cost.
    I actually removed the winder (held on w/ screw) just to make it smaller and simpler, since I don't use the winder. ...
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    Re: Flattening a radiused board

    I had a constant radiused fingerboard that I wanted to change to a compound radius.
    It amounted to a refret and leveling after sanding down the midline of the fingerboard in increasing amount as...
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    Re: How frustrating! Just my luck!

    I'm still stuck on this. If T & B is written on the BOTTOM of the saddle, how can that mean "top & bottom"?
    And why do you think that? Was it explained somewhere?

    I'd love to see the final...
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