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    Re: Who makes custom strings?

    I don't know what Mapes will really do for you, but I know that when I was ordering custom gauged octave mando strings a while back, I forgot to specify whether I wanted wound or plain treble...
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    Re: Who makes custom strings?

    Mapes might be able to help.
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    Re: Japanese Commission / Premiere

    Sorry. Mistaken post.
  4. Thread: ToneRite

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    Re: ToneRite

    I shouldn't have bought those new super-special picks last week either. But it was fun!
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    Re: Waverly tuners

    Very Cool.

    Please excuse me while I make note (for future reference) that for the tuners to turn in the "correct" direction, the worm grooves must point:

    to the North East for worm over tuners...
  6. Re: Strange intonation issue with new strings

    Thomastik A strings are wound.

    IF intonation was fine with TIs, why would you suspect nut or saddle? Change the strings.
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    Re: Thanks To Lowe Vintage

    aka: chow-chow.
  8. Re: Strange intonation issue with new strings

    Are the Optima A strings wound? (not that that would necessarily make a difference)
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    Re: How Much Better Does It Get

    I'd expect the setup to be pretty good coming from TMS.

    Being new to an instrument with 2 string courses and shorter scale length often makes a newcomer to mandolin find that it is harder to fret...
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    Re: How Much Better Does It Get

    The usual recommendation is to PM cafe member Rob Meldrum and he will send you a setup guide for free. Lots of good reviews on here about it.
    You could then check yourself on how good the setup is....
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    Anyone here going to NashCamp?

    My first time at NashCamp. Just wondered if I'll meet any folks whose posts I've been reading over the years.:)
  12. Re: Newbie question: Mandolin for other instrumentals

    As usual, putnamm, I think folks are making things much more complicated than the question asked.

    Songs and tunes are accompanied by a series of chords that fit the melody. The chords are...
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    Re: The Great Pretender

    Nice!
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    I go to 2 or 3 jams per week and they all are pretty much based on Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel, and Old Country.

    Now that I've learned all 5 songs and all 4 tunes, I'm all set. Sometimes folks...
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    Re: Jerusalem Ridge

    Most everybody I've discussed JR with during the past decade has considered it a 4 part tune. "Bona fide" to you or not.

    It might sometimes be easier to have a discussion of a thread not many...
  16. Re: Source for Custom hand-braided mandolin straps

    Depends on your custom design. About $15 per woven knot plus the strap which will be about $75-100 depending on material (roo vs other) and which style braid. So roughly from about $120 to twice...
  17. Source for Custom hand-braided mandolin straps

    Many months ago, there was a discussion about high-end decorative mandolin straps made in the style of braided leather tack, beautifully hand made stuff. One café member at that time was personally...
  18. Re: Newbie question: Mandolin for other instrumentals

    Yes.
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    Re: Go To Jams Now!

    If your jams only require that you just follow chords as others play melody or sing, all that is necessary is to memorize ONE 3-string chord shape (movable) and 2 one-four- five chord patterns on the...
  20. Thread: Joe K Walsh

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    Re: Joe K Walsh

    Emma Halas-O'Connor, according to Facebook.
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    Re: Explain This Chord

    I doubt that anyone suggested 'split strings'. More likely just describing a way to play a one finger A chord.
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    Re: Explain This Chord

    If the courses are close enough to each other and your fingertip is big enough, it works. Otherwise, not so much.;) (It's not so much "between' as 'on top of'.)
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    Re: Explain This Chord

    After reading this a few times, I think I get what you're asking.

    To play the A chord, you can fret the G & D strings at the 2nd fret, producing the notes of A & E, the 1 & 5 of the chord. You...
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    Re: Fret board lube and strings

    If you get some oil on the strings, so what???
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    Re: Bobelock Case Humidistat

    The Travelites are the same, hygrometer useless. I was able to twist and wiggle mine till it came loose.
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