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    Re: Strings and setup

    No direct experience with 74's and 75's in quite a few years, but I've been switching back and forth between Mangan mediums (BG series, 11.5 to 41) and lights (10 to 36) for the last several months,...
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    Re: Northfield Recurve Case

    Don't know what kind of strings you're using, but a pack of Mangan's will lie flat in mine. Snuggish, but they go right in. The compartment seems maybe 1/2" smaller in width and length than my old...
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    Re: Northfield Recurve Case

    8.5"W x 4"H x 2"deep. A pack of strings fits in snugly, not quite wide enough for two side by side.
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    Re: Ibanez Buyer beware

    Yes, "solid top" means non-laminate, not one-piece. Almost all carved tops are two-piece, even $20K Gilchrists.
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    Re: Mandolin right hand technique

    Someone posted this Mike Marshall video the other day. I had seen it years ago, but forgotten how helpful it is. The relevant right hand stuff starts about 45 sec. in....
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    I'm not familiar with the retail mandolin environment in Dallas, but one approach would be to find places that stock Pava, Collings, Northfield etc., and give them a whirl. Or find other players at...
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    Re: Left hand position

    The death grip is a battle that many of us fight. I've been playing for more than a dozen years, and left hand tension is one thing that I work at constantly. The first step is to make sure that...
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    Re: Kentucky unknown model

    I find it hard to believe that it's an actual Kentucky. Looks pretty Frankenstein-ed. A-style tuners (switched out, you can see the old screw holes) and the aforementioned flat scroll on the body...
  9. Re: Delfest vid - Andrew Marlin, Casey Campbell, Bryan Sutton

    Absolutely! That channel (81 Crowe) is my new favorite follow on the Tube. Lots of great stuff.
  10. Delfest vid - Andrew Marlin, Casey Campbell, Bryan Sutton

    Just stumbled on this video of the three jamming on the (unknown to me) Monroe tune "Tombstone Junction". Interesting to see the serious Monroe chops of Andrew Marlin....
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    Re: W S Jackson Mandolins - South Bend, Indiana

    That's the most serious finish crackle I've ever seen on a mandolin. Looks pretty awesome!
  12. Thread: Saddle Fail

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    Re: Saddle Fail

    I'm far from an expert, but I would say it's just a flaw in rosewood. What might appear to be a dark grain line could have really been a very tight crack or separation that gives way over time. ...
  13. Thread: Picks

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    Re: Picks

    There is no right or wrong in this area, just personal preference. And tastes change. I started out using the pointy end of a medium guitar pick. Then I went to the rounded shoulder. Then a heavy...
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    Tristan Scroggins & Molly Tuttle

    I've honestly not listened to a whole lot of Tristan's stuff, but he and Molly absolutely tear up one of my favorite old time tunes. He really pulls some fabulous tone out of that old F-4....
  15. Jarrod Wlaker w/ Billy Strings - Paste Studio

    I've really enjoyed Jarrod Walker's work since he joined Billy Strings, but I've never heard him break out the complete set of old-school BG chops like he does here. The tremolo and sliding...
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    Re: Useful Tip For Changing Strings

    The James is great for string changes. Every other style of tailpiece I've used has required some sort of extra manipulation - squeezing the loop, bending the loop, bending the end of the string so...
  17. Re: A tuner shootout: TC Electronic Unitune vs. Peterson StroboCl

    This was the first clip-on I ever had. I absolutely loved it, but the lack of back-lighting was it's downfall. I eventually switched to the Planet Waves mini.



    I moved to the Unitune about a...
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    About two weeks for me also. I got the feeling he was making them as orders were placed.
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    Not singling anyone out, but it always amazes me how people can spend 5k on an instrument but balk at $40 for a pick. Or $8 for a set of strings. They're all integral parts of the process.
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    Re: Andrew Marlin's Pick

    I don't personally believe that the size of the pick matters much. I find a larger triangle pick to be faster, in part because it takes very little effort to hold (more surface area to grip) and...
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    Re: Help with rhythm

    Baron at Mandolessons has a good tutorial here.
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    Re: Altering Original Tempo

    I find this interesting. I recall Thile once lamenting that songs are typically recorded so early in their life, because they often grow and change and mature after being played a few hundred times....
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    Re: tabs , where re they

    Hit the "Learn/Listen" tab at the top right of the page. Or go here and bookmark it.
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    Re: New to forum - Darrell Scott Mandolin

    You're on the right track. It's in F, chords used are F - Bb - C, with a Dm and Am at times. Hard to pick out individual riffs, but it's all based on the F major scale with slides and grace notes...
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    Re: Please help! Fixing my pick direction

    One approach (especially with old fiddle tunes that are already ingrained) might be to try and rework the melody as all eighth notes - embellish all of the quarter and half notes so you run through...
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