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    Re: Moveable chords

    I have long since learned that any question I ask here is going to generate replies that although may be helpful are just over my head so I always take what I can from them and revisit them again...
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    Re: Standing issues

    I don’t generally use a strap and practice standing without it when I do I noticed my arm rides lower on the mandolin. Almost straight across the tailpiece if not a little lower sometimes. I don’t...
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    Re: Pick Hold Issues

    I think one of the biggest things I did like I mentioned above was tremolo. But I played with doing it slowly and trying to manipulate the pick while playing without stopping. I learned more from...
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    Re: Heat gun in steel pipe?

    You can get 25’ of ni chrome wire on Amazon for 7$ so there certainly are a lot of possibilities. I happens to be looking off some to make a hot wire foam cutter.
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    Re: midi keyboard | off top

    I have a karp, Minitaur, Minilogue, x61Kronos, and maskin e mk2. I can use them but I am no pro with them. Each has it's midi implementation guide, there is a lot omnibus you tube and the...
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    Re: Heat gun in steel pipe?

    I don't know what kind of heat gun you are looking at but the one I have will scorch the paint right off a car. It is plenty hot enough to start flammables in front of it on fire. It gets very hot.
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    Re: Moveable chords

    I started through some of the stuff here today. I spend so much time reading here that I forget there is other stuff!
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    Re: Moveable chords

    Oh yea been around here awhile so that might be confusing. I have played chords but this is the first morning I have given it any serious practice other than a chord here and there when needed and...
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    Re: Moveable chords

    I have always had issues with bar chords in guitar as well. Not the contrition but my hand size and finger size seems to always put a flex point of a joint over a string and it doesn’t fret well...
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    Re: Moveable chords

    I just want to comfortably play shapes and transition between position and shape. That is my goal and currently it is a long way off.
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    Re: Moveable chords

    Sorry. I have just played mostly melody and a few chords but now want to learn some so I was on this website. https://simplymandolin.com/moveable-mandolin-chords/
    scrolling down I was messing with...
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    Moveable chords

    I decided to learn the four string moveable chords. Well working on just the A my wrist is sore and my fingers feel twisted up. I am hoping it is a matter of taking it slowly and building the...
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    Re: Uneven frets...done deliberately??

    I wonder if there was a back bow issue they tried to correct with those taller frets. How does the neck look and how well is it humidified? I had a Strat neck with a serious back bow, I never did fix...
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    Re: Where did you find your last mando?

    I have only ever bought two mandolins. Gasp! My first was from Jim Garber here, still have it and the last a builder mentioned here so I commissioned it form him. Oldwave Maker. Still have it as...
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    Re: Pick Hold Issues

    Holes never worked for me but it does work for some, trying pick is easy and inexpensive until you get sucked into the more expensive stuff.
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    Re: Pick Hold Issues

    I wooodshedded tremolo with a variety of picks until I got better at luck holding and manipulation. Now I use Bluechip because they stay in place better for me. But any pick can work well. Iím no...
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    Re: Bubinga

    I cleaned the end up better. It looks way off from vertical and the checks seem to follow the medullary rays. Am I seeing this correctly?

    198835
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    Re: Bubinga

    Thank you everyone for your input.

    @rcc56 I neglected that and got my hopes up. Sadly it is not even close to vertical. So the good news is I can use it all for chess boards and the bad news is I...
  19. Thread: Bubinga

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    Re: Bubinga

    In comparison to maple do I need to change the way I carve the back very much?
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Old eyes or just bad eyes. Until a few years agoI had one eye that could literally read writing on the sides of needles. Now not so much. For all the old eyes this sits on or by my bench. The little...
  21. Thread: Bubinga

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    Re: Bubinga

    How did it sound? Looks great!
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    Re: Why play Mandolin?

    The size the tone the bell like quality some instruments have and the round sound others have are just great to my ears.
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    Re: Bubinga

    Thanks everyone, i am really wanting a chess board or two out of it but now that I know it may be a instrument candidate. I am hesitant to use it for that. Maybe one for our use and the rest for...
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    Re: Bubinga

    I have always avoided this wood because of its price. 4/4 was around 15$ and the 8/4 about 20$ a bdft. But he does get some nice boards in. I grabbed the only 8/4 piece he had. I hadn’t even...
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    Re: Bubinga

    Interesting thanks guys! What is bees wings figure? Here is a section that looks cool with alcohol on it. I put an Otto light to try and get a better representation of the woods color. It’s still...
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