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    Re: Having trouble picking in public

    Do you practice with a metronome? I had the same problem. I figured out that I was getting myself all worked up and rushing as a result. That caused me to get lost and it just went downhill from...
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    Re: Mike Compton changed my pick grip

    Thank you for the photo. I’ve been following this thread and have changed my grip in accordance with the recommendation. It’s been tough sledding but it’s getting better by the day and I am seeing...
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    Re: Surprising powered speakers

    We have used 3 of the Behringer 8” for monitors at church for worship teams. They have performed well, being one of the more predictable elements in the chain. One Sunday the mains didn’t work. ...
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    Re: Collings mandolin thoughts?

    I played the satin natural finish one only. There was a lighter colored model but it didnít appeal to me so I didnít try it. If I look at the Collings website they have a black top model...
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    Re: Collings mandolin thoughts?

    I played an MT-O at Gryphon today that was absolutely sublime. Thatís not to say that the MT isnít great also, just different. I was surprised at the amount of projection from an oval. It seems...
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    Re: Decisions, Decisions . . .

    I sorely wanted for the Eastman ovals to measure up to my 505 but the ones I have tried never did. To my ears they sounded tight and bloodless. I played a Kentucky 272 I was very pleased. I almost...
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    Re: Black diamond coated mandolin strings

    Pasha

    How did you like the strings? I have them on now. I switched from GHS Silk & Bronze. I much prefer the Black Diamond Coated strings to the GHS Silk & Bronze for their focus. Having...
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    Re: To buy or not to buy..2013 Northfield NF-F5SE

    I played a consignment 2013 Northfield last Saturday at a local, high-end music store on Saturday. I think there's a pretty good chance we're talking about the same instrument. It sounded better...
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    Re: Black Diamond Phosphorous Bronze

    That's what I had at the time of my post. I changed them out for the coated variety this weekend as the A string was getting hard to keep in tune. They lasted about one month which is about normal...
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    Re: Black Diamond Phosphorous Bronze

    More praise for Black Diamonds

    I just replaced my LaBella's with uncoated Black Diamonds. I love them. I had the black coated variety before. It might be my imagination but the uncoated ones...
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    My 2Ę on the necessity of the Schertler Preamp

    I'm primarily a double bass player. The Schertler Dyn-B suffers from some resonance problems in the 120kHz range. I believe it's documented in their pdf owner's guide for the Dyn-B. The...
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    Re: Jazzmando, JM11, strings

    I'm also part of the JM11 lovefest. I recently replaced my JM11s with Black Diamonds on my Gibson teens A. I did notice an increase in volume in the lower register after putting on the Black...
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    It's not that bad. † The LRBaggs ParaAcoustic DI...

    It's not that bad. # The LRBaggs ParaAcoustic DI is easy to use. # One scan through the operating instructions and you should be set.
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    I had a successful outing with the LRBaggs...

    I had a successful outing with the LRBaggs Radius.

    When we rehearsed the tune I ran my amp and DI params set at the safe levels I checked out last night. I ran the Paracoustic DI in to the...
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    I've been lurking this thread because I'm in the...

    I've been lurking this thread because I'm in the same situation as the poster. I'm primarily a double bass player. The challenges of amplifying the mandolin really aren't any different than the...
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    I have a Polytone Mini-Brute II that I use for...

    I have a Polytone Mini-Brute II that I use for double bass. Ray Brown used them for years. The GK MB150s and AI amps surpassed the Polytone as the standard jazz amp for bass players but guitar...
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