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  1. Thread: Blue Chips

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    Re: Blue Chips

    This is the same thing I do, so of course I had to buy one blue chip for each mandolin and still spent a ton on them.
    But it helps me get closer to the sound I want so it’s worth it :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Help with EQ'ing K&K mandolin pickup

    Are you using the preamp EQs to boost or cut? I only use EQ for cuts, boosting seems to bring out the bad characteristics
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    Re: Nut Width for new build - how important, really

    I have a Weber Bighorn that I custom ordered with 1 1/4 inch neck width, I love it for some things and it feels so good on my left hand after playing something smaller. That said since then I have...
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    Re: Any new pedals for multi-instrumentalists?

    Same for me
  5. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    I canít speak to the other choices but I love my Collings MT2-O

    The elevated fret board and longer neck do seem to make these style of ovals a little less tubby, a little more like a hybrid with...
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    Re: Northfield Recurve Case

    Youíre all really making me want to get one of those! How are the latches now, are they all coming with new latches compared to how they originally came out?
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    Re: Another ToneDexter Question

    One of the knobs on the front lets you select between 10 different wave maps, there is also a switch on the back that allows you to go from banks 1 - 10 and 11- 20.

    If you update the firmware to...
  8. Thread: Pickups

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    Re: Pickups

    I had a McIntyre feather internally installed in a mando and the output was pretty low. When I asked my luthier he said that compared to a KandK the McIntyre generally had lower output, so I replaced...
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    Re: Mandolin Bridge Woes

    Looks like it is on correctly to me...

    No idea why you are having issues, but I would try a new set of strings before I spent any more money at the luthier?

    I am going for the easy answers...
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    Re: Mandolin Bridge Woes

    Len could be onto it, post a pic or compare your saddle compensation to an online pic and let us know, that does sound a little off.
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    I have one of the Crossrock ABS Molded hardshell A style cases that I really like. It is not a tight fit for my Collings MT2, and I use it more like a hardshell gig bag in the summer. There is some...
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    Re: Need advice on how to set up for looping

    I pretty much agree with what others have posted, I would add that I find looping chords and playing a solo over them is an amazing learning tool we should all use more often. I ended up with a...
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    Re: Tone Dexter users?

    I use the tonedexter, it has replaced the Grace designs products I used to use. Sounds so much better than anything else I have heard except a straight microphone. The tonedexter is not quite as...
  14. Thread: Playing Solo..

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    Re: Playing Solo..

    Josh makes it look easy:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7xGI0uy36g&feature=youtu.be

    Great sound from the Eastman!
  15. Thread: Lloyd Loar's Pick

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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    Sorry Bill, I didn’t mean to derail your thread! It was a long night at work and everything had something a little extra funny about it...





    Ted’s the only moderator I have met, when he was...
  16. Thread: Lloyd Loar's Pick

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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    Hold on, arenít all the moderators in the same room? At the mandolin cafe headquarters, high atop a skyscraper in Lawrence, KS? All of my illusions have been destroyed!
    :disbelief:;):grin::))
  17. Thread: Hiscox cases

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    Re: Hiscox cases

    I like mine, it seems very protective, lots of storage, a tad on the bulky side... so I don’t use it as much as my old Calton

    The texture doesn’t look like it, but I have put a number of stickers...
  18. Re: Small mixer with great mic pre's and great phantom power.

    Off of suggestions here I have one of these:
    https://www.allen-heath.com/ahproducts/zed-10/

    Sounds pretty high quality to me, and I think it is from a good company. No sliders but knobs instead....
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    Re: The Band Jackstraw

    Heck yes, Hurricane Floyd is an amazing song by them!
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    Re: Cleaning Mold From Inside a Guitar?

    This story has been floating in the back of my mind since I read it, sad indeed. I work in a hospital so I encounter this kind of stuff way too often (Please seek help people!). But the song idea is...
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    Re: Billy Strings new album - Home

    Very nice first post, couldn’t agree more
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    Re: Converting Right handed Mandolin to left handed

    I hear itís much easier on an A style than an F style


    :grin:


    Sorry I have nothing useful...
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    Re: James Mandolin Tailpiece

    I neglected to quote your post so I almost forgot why I posted that! Lol

    Yes the windings are exposed but I have never had any issues catching them on something....
    I just tried running a fluffy...
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    Re: Oval hole differences

    100% agreed. I do like my hybrid Oval a lot, very different from an oval without elevated fretboard
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    Re: James Mandolin Tailpiece

    The small nugget tailpiece from Northfield?
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