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    Re: DiMarzio recommendations please?

    I've used Schaller Strat sized bladed Humbuckers on my 5 course Mandocellocaster since it was built 20 odd years ago. They work really well: great sustain and good tone tapped or untapped. They have...
  2. Re: Does anyone get depressed or even semi-suicidal when they hea

    Never ever thought the headline about music I've played but I've been annoyed with myself. Live recordings are awkward even into one microphone for a friend especially if you're not confident on the...
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    Re: Home Amp for 5 String

    One really good, light, clean amp for mandolin use is the ZT Lunchbox combo, available from Alan Gregory's or Thomann since you are UK based. It's the size of Officer Dibble's lunchbox. I use one and...
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    Re: Ashbury Lindisfarne

    Well after two weeks of it coming back to my mind, I had another try and bought it. One set up later to sort out the a string intonation and it's really good. I suspect it is the 58cm scale that...
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    Re: Stand and cable work arounds??

    The cheap way to do the job is to use pipe insulation on the stand lower arms. The standard tube type. It will raise the mandolin higher and the jack will clear the ground. It works for me.
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    Re: Spruce vs. Cedar?

    What I've found is that my 1982 Fylde, cedar top mahogany back and sides is ready to go as soon as I open the case and remains in tune and constant in response all night. Whereas the Breedlove OF...
  7. Re: Better tone by using EQ-Pedal and Para Acoustic DI - Any thou

    I sympathise with your problem. I've been there with the M200. At first I was overwhelmed with plectrum click and was sure the M200 was the wrong buy. Into the Trace Elliot TA 100 I started to use an...
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    Re: Pickup types--confused--please help!

    Seriously. Been there done that. Acoustic rock tends to mean drums/percussion plus bass guitar. For the quiet numbers, use any suitable method to amplify your acoustic. Personally I use a Fishman...
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    Re: Lucetta by flyde

    Don't be confused. When the Fylde was the only mandolin I had, it had to cover all the bases, and it did. The Ashworth under saddle into the old Trace Elliot TA100 reproduced a fair approximation of...
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    Re: Looking for your opinion on this Breedlove

    Is the F hole tradition in Bluegrass a rule or a tradition? I play a Breedlove Quartz OF for Classical, Celtic and MOR but not Bluegrass. It's really good. Play what sounds right to you. Perfect your...
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    Re: How can a Breedlove breed more love?

    At last, enthusiasm for Breedlove on the forum. It does seem to me that Breedlove do not get much of a look in on the forum when recommendations for upgrades are requested, but maybe I'm just being...
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    Re: Pickup and pick noise

    The Fishman M200 is a pain for clicking noise. I have solved it in two ways, neither quite perfect, on my Breedlove OF. The first is with an ancient Martin VTC in the line, it's basically a passive...
  13. Thread: Pickup advice

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    Re: Pickup advice

    I have a Fishman M200 on my Breedlove. It has an end pin jack for all the reasons given above. When my pre amp is set correctly, the annoying clicks disappear and it sounds OK into my Trace Elliot...
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