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    Re: string life with limited playing

    Thanks for the detailed response. I am conflicted here. I'm cheap so I don't want to pay a lot for strings, but I'm also lazy and hate changing strings. Right now I use j74's since they are fairly...
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    Re: string life with limited playing

    What do you use to clean the strings with?
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    Re: sanding/scratching picks for better grip

    I have generally been using Wegen bluegrass and Dunlup Primetone grip picks which I have no problem gripping. I bought some Pro Plec picks which I liked the sound of, but they are much more...
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    sanding/scratching picks for better grip

    Anyone else do this to add more grip on smooth, slippery picks?
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    string life with limited playing

    I have 2 mandolins. The main one is played nearly every day and I change the strings every 3 months. The other mandolin gets played occasionally. Should I expect the strings to last longer? Is...
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    Re: Stringwinder's for mando

    Mike, you inspired me so I chopped up my Dunlop winder as well
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    Re: Strings for magnetic pickups

    emando.com sells strings for electric mandolins. I picked up a set when I impulsed purchased a Mandocaster. I was happy with them
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    Re: Stringwinder's for mando

    Photo?
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    Re: Ordering strings--any luck recently?

    I use Amazon but I dislike that they knock out small businesses. With COVID I see many small businesses going under and Amazon grabbing up their market share. When this ends I plan to support local...
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    Re: action on electric mando

    I dropped it down about .5mm. No string buzzing. Was quick and easy once I spent 45 minutes trying to find a 1.5mm hex wrench in my toolbox!
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    Re: Ordering strings--any luck recently?

    If you don't mind selling your soul Amazon has mando strings. Nothing faster than that
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    action on electric mando

    I recently purchased a used Mandocaster. The action is set higher than on my Bovier (about 1.75mm at 12th fret G string). Is there any reason to have a higher action on an electric or should I drop...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    as an incurable impulse buyer, it hasn't stopped me
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    Re: Daily Cleaning Routine

    Jeff, you should get a commission from Nomad. After reading your post I looked up to see what a Nomad was. Ending up buying one. Useful tool
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    Re: Help with TEFView

    You nailed it. It is specific to that file. I loaded some other files and they did not act this way.
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    Re: Help with TEFView

    I have the free TEFView. Yes, I have that menu and I can select another instrument, but after the current song ends it reverts back to Oboe
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    Help with TEFView

    Trying out some TEF files from the site. In playback, TEFView wants to default to an Oboe sound. If I change it to another instrument with "MIDI Options", it plays that instrument until the end of...
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    Re: Kudos to our administrators and moderators

    I agree this forum is well moderated and sets good expectations for civility. The other board I use a lot (not music related) is loosely moderated and a lot of political acrimony gets through. ...
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    tunes for electric mandolin

    I picked up a Mandocaster on a whim. I consider my myself somewhat beyond a beginner but not quite intermediate, and am looking for a few fun tunes that work well on an electric (so probably not...
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    Re: Boozy impulse purchase

    I have a small Orange Crush amp with a headphone option, so I can wail away
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    Boozy impulse purchase

    I had been considering an electric mandolin, but not super seriously. I had bookmarked a Mandocaster on Reverb just to keep an eye out. Saturday night, after sitting out with my wife and drinking...
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    Re: Wegmans mandolin

    I just sent an email to Danny Wegman asking them to add a fretted instrument section. We'll see how that goes
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    Re: Wegmans mandolin

    We shop at Wegman's but I have never seen a mandolin there, mainly just produce. Joking aside, looks like an interesting instrument
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    Re: yamaha mandolins

    I think the Martin people wanted to keep that a secret:grin:
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    Re: What?

    I always have a couple sets of spare strings on hand. When things starting getting bad here in NJ I starting sticking up on booze too!
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