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    Re: Mando flatiron buying advice.

    Granted that what you're proposing is a wonderful thing to do, but... it begs repeating an oft-given warning:

    A musical instrument for someone else, maybe fretted strings in particular, is such a...
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    Re: listing of rock songs w/mando

    It's hard to believe that, in the 14 years of this thread, nobody has mentioned...

    Sonny & Cher - Baby Don't Go

    ... where the pre-chorus vocal lines are overlaid by very sweetly tremoloed...
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    Re: Conference Call Jam Session !!

    Heartily agree w/ kurth83's analysis of delay amounts, except to clarify:


    Because we each need to play for our jam-mates to play along with, then we need to hear the combined effect of us + our...
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    Re: Conference Call Jam Session !!

    Wish I had seen this thread earlier. My 5-piece Italian group tried Zoom starting at 3pm today (from only 4 stations - one married couple), and hit all of the muting & lag warnings noted above. ...
  5. Re: Stressful Times: Bringing New 'E' Up To Tune!

    Even if I don't always need my glasses, tuning up a new string always merits them!
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    Re: 1913 A1 thoughts

    While my dad (vintage '19) died before I got serious on mandolin, I did get to play for my mom, tickled that my '17 A-1 was three years older than she. That was prior to her passing at 96.
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    Re: What's up with this A4?

    The saddle's compensation offsets also indicate "mandola" (allowing for 3 wound and 1 plain course) ... even if it IS mounted backwards. The 1st & 4th courses s/b the longest, while the 2nd, the...
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    Re: Neck bowing in an odd place

    Just one non-professsional's observation:

    If there really is a "dip in the neck ... around the 4th fret", that's not obvious to me in the photos. It would be interesting to measure a string's...
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    Re: Music "Stand" Challenge

    A clear plastic "treadmill book holder" (they seem to run from $12 to $30) should hook over the top of most monitors.

    I can assure you that they DO conveniently hook over the top of most car's...
  10. Re: The Flatiron F-Festival in Mandolin Cafe Classifieds

    I'd apply my personal "eBay attitude": If communication is bad before the sale, it will not improve after they have your money.

    When I did buy several instruments on eBay, I'd ask questions...
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    Re: Having trouble picking in public

    Uhmm .... Not sure how to say this after almost 6 decades of playing (without, ya know, sounding like a total bufoon) but 4-5 years ago I went thru the same thing myself.

    Brief history, that...
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    Re: Why do people only sell the great ones?

    And some that might have, uhmm, "lesser" mandolins of minimal $ value (hey, we all started somewhere!) tend to keep them around to play out in the leaky canoe, or loan out, or just give away where...
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    Re: electric hum

    Could be just the cable's internal connections. Try massaging it while powered up, you might hear intermittant static.

    (I once avoided mega-repairs on a '70 Pontiac, w/ over 100k miles, by...
  14. Thread: Compressor?

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    Re: Compressor?

    FWIW, Roger McGuinn of The Byrds (hits w/ mostly Dylan tunes like "Mr. Tambourine Man") used compression on his Rickenbacker 12-string guitar (lots of treble), to the extent that his Ric signature...
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    Re: Used Gibsons

    Sorry to sidetrack, but ...


    ... in my case, a $40,000 D'Angelico, from guessing the late '40s. That was in the early '90s.



    When they did a not-so-minor repair in '92 (stupidly dropped my...
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    Re: Where are Pono Octave Mandolins made?

    FWIW, the Pono website doesn't seem to give an address, but it does say About:
    "Kilin Reese . . . . before settling in the beautiful beach town of Kailua, Hawaii."
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    Re: Pinky independence

    Are you a converting guitar player, like many/most of us here?

    - If so, a basic error is positioning your fretting fingers like a guitarist's, to extend & retract across the fretboard, each finger...
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    Re: Help with identifying mandolin

    Just to back up Mike's comment, the close-up of the headstock clearly shows a super-thick & super-glossy (polyester?) finish, a hallmark of such instruments.
  19. Re: Looking to identify a Kentucky Mandolin

    My guess? It was probably caused by:

    1- Drilled holes.
    2- Screws into those drilled holes.
    3- Stuff held on by those screws.
    4- Such stuff falling off while pulling the screws along for a...
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    Re: Ibanez Buyer beware

    To expand on Allen's comment:
    Simply raising the air's temperature causes lowered relative humidity, because warmer air is capable of absorbing more moisture than colder air. That is, taking...
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    Re: Pls critique this nut work

    I think Mr. Imaginary worked at Fender 20 or so years ago. Something about nut friction upsetting tuning when locking-tremolo bridges went into "dive-bomb" mode, maybe?
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    Re: Ibanez Buyer beware

    FWIW, "bookmatched" (split, spread, & edge-glued) wood tends to provide a more symmetrical & attractive pattern than a single piece of wood does. Guessing there might also be sonic benefits to...
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    Re: Strap recommendations?

    Not a problem! While not readily obvious, the Big Softys are reversable: short end at the tailpiece for an A, long end for an F.

    That said, I also really like my Lakota, plus a Sully's on guitar.
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    Re: Happened to you?

    ... being, obviously, that the music "spoke to you"!
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    Re: Mystery Solved

    Hmmm... Is it possible that you worked up a decent-but-not-obvious sweat while playing? On rare occasion, I've found that the local temperture & humidity combination can bring on a surprising...
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