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    Re: Mandolin to DADGAD

    It's certainly an option, but from my perspective as someone who has played guitar for almost 50 years, and currently play almost exclusively Irish and Scottish trad on a mix of guitar, mandolin, and...
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    Re: Tailpieces

    Check out Allen tailpieces.
    Some of them will be direct replacement with the screw holes and a nice upgrade.
    I like the TR2.
    https://www.allenguitar.com/tpcs.htm
    You can get it in satin nickel...
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    Re: tunes for electric mandolin

    Mark Gunter recently posted pdfs on his website.

    http://www.markgunter.net/good_stuff/18/1/mandolin-methods
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    Re: The straps I ended up making

    Moms are always right. You want to keep thoes fingers. ha, ha

    You could do a tune while we wait for the pictures.
    Or talk more about the music scene in Africa...Banjo Ben camp? Got a link?
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    Just sharing my 2 cents and then some on this thread...short version EML guy is worth supporting!

    Longer version:

    Well my guess is from less than funny real life experiences EML pick guy has to...
  6. Wrote me a new song... so I added some mando!

    I'm new at this whole mandolin thing, but I felt I should try and put some of it into this new track anyway. It's a humbling experience! You sit in front of the mic and record your track, and you...
  7. Thread: Tonegards

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    Re: Tonegards

    I have a Tonegard on my one and only mandolin, the original design. I don't know if it helps with volume or tone to a listener, but I can hear a small difference and that's enough to make it...
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    Re: Has Anyone Built a Cigar Box Mandolin?

    those are extremely cool Casey. how about a tutorial on how you built them, with what you found works best, for us here on the café?

    d
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    Re: Redwood Tops????

    No, but for the last two days prior to breakage it kept going flat and would need small adjustments to come back in tune. No visual or playing changes. I did not see any change in action with...
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    Re: "Eddie Condon" tenor in the classifieds

    Dcav, I am not sure, the seller has a number of instruments from a collection listed in the classifieds. The tenor guitars he listed are gone. Don't know if they sold or were pulled.
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    Re: Magic Probe, any use it, and is it accurate?

    Thanks for that.

    So it is accurate with very dense hard maple and then just as accurate with something like engelmann spruce? There are no adjustments needed?

    If so, that is great. I'll have...
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    Re: ABC format into Mandolin Tab

    Irish Whistles (End Blown Flutes) and Irish Flutes have are tuned to a KEY. 99% of ppl use "D". One a "D" Whistle one can play D, G, A and some other minor keys using different fingering. If one...
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Here is a really good video from Zack Arnold (ClayBank) on his new Sorensen VX just about 24 hours after he first started picking on it --
    ...
  14. Thread: Snake Farm

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    Snake Farm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_42STn4jAFs


    Is this considered guitar abuse?
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    Re: Strange Museum Find - WWI Helmet-Mandolin

    I like the center fire fret markers.
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    Re: Electric Bill

    And that is what matters... Enjoy!
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    Interactive Circle of Fifths

    Came across this interactive circle of fifths.

    You click a box on the left to change the tonic and it instantly shows which chords in that key are Major, which minor, and which diminished.

    A...
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    Re: New Tenor in the making.

    What's the idea behind this -more volume, different tone, something else?
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    Re: guitar body zouk builders

    Here is a recent guitar shaped, Mandocello/bouzouki (or cittern or whatever you want to call it) that we finished recently from my shop. It is tuned C-G-D-A-E.

    https://youtu.be/g9DMOx0nvvs
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    Re: Flatiron Zouk

    Thanks for the replies .... the seller says it was recently set up, but I would want to make sure the neck is straight as well. Having no truss rod makes me a little nervous. I've read in other...
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    Re: A few new Mowry CBOMs

    As a proud owner of a Mowry GOM, I commend the new work of Andrew. Also, cool to see another GOM with the art-deco headstock. I love mine, both the appearance, playability and tone. I have...
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    Re: Mandobird pickup upgrades

    Mass and High Pitch are why they are so different, thin E at pitch has a small amplitude It does not vibrate very far,
    and it's the motion over the magnetic Pole that makes the electric signal..
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    Leonora Mandolin

    Does anybody have any comments on this mandolin: Ebay Leonora Mandolin

    I'm not in the market, but I am curious. While the back of the peghead is nice-looking, the front is not (in my opinion). And...
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    Re: recommendations on tonewood combos?

    Thanks everyone for the thoughtful responses and links. Very much appreciated!

    Cheers,

    Ken
  25. Re: New composition- CGCGCD guitar and 2 capos !!

    I use partial capos quite a lot in my pieces, so it's a cases of getting used to it. I use a g7th one. One of its saving graces is that it is quite low profile and so easy to avoid. One...
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