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    Re: Reattach a tuner button

    Thanks! I'm pretty sure that it's plastic, not ebony. It's on a 2014 Northfield, so I'm assuming Grover or equivalent. I'm planning on holding it with the hole facing up to put in a drop of glue...
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    Re: Closed position shapes

    I'm with Mark. If I were going to map out a tune in A starting with that 7th fret A on the D course, I would begin with my index finger on that A. This puts you in place to play the 5th with your...
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    Reattach a tuner button

    Quick question - what's the best adhesive for reattaching a tuner button? This is a friction-fit style button that goes onto a shaft that has a slight bit of knurling 3/16" down the shaft. Now that...
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    Re: Clip On Tuners / What Cha Got ?

    Exactly. I've never heard a non-musician spectator complain about the appearance of a clip-on tuner. IMO, being out of tune is much more noticeable than a headstock tuner.
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    Re: AT Pro35 - Possible to go wireless?

    This is exactly what I do. A regular mic cord is all you need.
  6. Re: HELP! I'm Running Sound For the (sort've) First Time

    The Ui16 has built in feed back suppression that is pretty bulletproof. The YouTube tutorial will show you how to set it up. There is also a feature that lets you copy the main mix to the monitors,...
  7. Thread: Rythm

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    Re: Rythm

    I think this is the main roadblock - advanced rhythm concepts are very difficult to describe verbally. They resist being broken down into the very basic mathematical language that we can use with...
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    Re: Any online Newgrass Teachers/Courses?

    You might want to take a look at Peghead Nation's courses taught by Joe K. Walsh. I've been subscribed to The Advancing Mandolinist for a while now, and it's been best investment I've made in mando...
  9. Thread: Picks

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    Re: Picks

    FWIW, I've found that shape and bevel are the most significant factors in whether or not I like a pick, followed by thickness and material. My personal preference is for large triangles with a RH...
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    Re: Blue Chip v Primetone?

    Different picks appeal to me on different days. I enjoy the Primetone 1.4 large triangles, but they've fallen out of the rotation over the past months. My ear really digs casein picks these days,...
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    Re: The Glory of Mangan Monels

    I would reach out to them. I ordered some Monel Lights from them a while back, and when I opened the first package I discovered PB's instead of Monel. Someone had put the wrong cover slip in the...
  12. Re: What’s going through your mind during a solo?

    For me, the progression started with thinking about key/scale, then moved on to figuring out how to play basic melodies and phrases out of double-stops, and moving through chord progressions with...
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    Re: Safe(-ish) stand/s for fiddle + mandolin?

    I use this one. Very stable and close to the ground, plus easy to carry.
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    Re: Carpal Tunnel surgery?

    My ability to hold a pick was mostly limited by the bandage & wrap that was on my right hand for 10 days or so. After that came off, holding a pick was no big deal. The real test will be fretting...
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    Re: Carpal Tunnel surgery?

    I had carpal tunnel release surgery on my right (picking) hand back in August. The procedure was very quick (outpatient) and I was back home within a few hours. The incision is very small these...
  16. Re: Best way to approach learning chords, vamping on mandolin?

    BTW, the best video I've seen for thinking about basic mandolin chords is Mike Marshall's Mandolin Fundamentals For All Players. Here's a clip from it -
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  17. Re: Best way to approach learning chords, vamping on mandolin?

    The thing with chords is that they can be as easy or as complex as you desire, and the easy ones can be just as effective at their job as the complex ones. Personally, I prefer closed chord shapes,...
  18. Thread: Light Strings

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    Re: Light Strings

    It's one of the cheapest experiments you can try. I personally have been using Curt Mangan bluegrass lights for the last year or more, and haven't noticed a change in tone or volume. But I also...
  19. Re: Suggestions for Crooked and/or Polytonal Tunes?

    Not sure what you would consider "crooked", but here ya go...

    Farewell Trion
    Elzic's Farewell
    Winderslide
    Chinquapin Hunting (three-parter in A)
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    Re: Monroe Style Help

    I was thinking that the OP's post had more to do with technique that note selection, and this video is a fabulous example of that. This staggered 1/16's style dictates the note choice, in a way. ...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    "Wear out"? Is it possible to "wear out" an instrument? If so, the folks paying big bucks for those '30's D-18's are in for a shock.:)

    Personally, I love the look and feel of an old instrument...
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    Re: Is It Possible to Fake It?

    Absolutely. Although I wouldn't call it "faking". There are sooo many ways to think about soloing, and the chord tone approach is only one. You can also just think in terms of scales, especially a...
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    Re: Best Way to Practice Moveable Chords???

    This is essentially how I learned to move chord shapes around. And it really is that simple - get the feel for how I-IV-V works in the key of G using 3-finger chop chords (no pinky), then move those...
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    Re: Need Help with String Choice for Sweaty Hands

    Monel is an alloy that doesn't rust like phosphor bronze, so you might give that a try. Stainless steel might be worth a shot also.
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    Re: Three string chords - good and bad?

    Personally, I find three note chords preferable to four-noters in most situations. Easier to play, quicker to move and adapt, cleaner sound and definition (IMO) - the list goes on. I hate to say...
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