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  1. Re: Small mixer with great mic pre's and great phantom power.

    I would suggest you look at the MG series from Yamaha. I have an MG 10 that is connected to my computer and an MG16 for live work. I've used them with large diaphragm mics, both expensive and cheap,...
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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    +1

    Electronic tuners have their place (loud environment, in front of an audience when it has to go quick, etc.), but if one abandons the basic skills required to hear whether one is in tune or...
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    Re: A Review of SchneiderMusik - Caution

    I have often bought strings from SchneiderMusik, and never had an issue. Their handling of your problem was shoddy, but does not surprise me, someone half way around the world is hardly likely to...
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    Re: cheap external pickup

    I'm not a fan of piezo pickups, so my experience is limited. From what I've seen, the main difference between expensive and cheap piezos is the price - the technology is the same, as others have...
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    This may appeal, too

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQcJHqVr65I
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    I would say the Yaybahar. Apart from the fact that they are not commercially available, I can imagine that there are a fair few people one might have difficulty persuading that what one is producing...
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    Re: A word of encouragement (but maybe not)

    Agreed, to get even more philosophical, I believe in setting goals we first need to look at our reasons for wanting to play music. To illustrate what I mean, here's my story - when I started playing...
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Yea verily
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    Re: D'Addario Flatwound Guitar Strings

    What gauges do you use, mandobassman?
  10. Re: PSA - those old-school wooden pyramid metronomes

    I am guessing that it was probably dropped at some time. Mechanical pendulum metronomes (at least the better ones) usually have one fixed and one movable plate between which the escapement axle runs,...
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    Re: Mixing flats and rounds and odd size strings

    On my low-budget rumanian OM I use DR flatwounds in the gauges 44/34/22/13, available in Europe from...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Ivan, I wish you all the best, and that you may have the strength you need.
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    Re: slipping plectrum

    A drop of tincture of propolis on each side of the plectrum is what I use. When the alcohol has evaporated, it leaves the propolis, which is naturally sticky.
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    Re: Flatwound mandolin strings

    The D’Addario flatwounds don't have a wound A string, and feel much stiffer to me than the european sets. When I used TIs, occasionally an A string would break, as is also the case with Fisomas - I...
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    Re: Flatwound mandolin strings

    I kill them in about 2 months.
    For me, Thomastiks are overpriced, I used them for many years, but they kept becoming more and more expensive until I couldn't justify the outlay. In the meantime, I...
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    Re: My Rough And Rowdy Ways

    I can't post a video because we haven't rehearsed it yet, but here's an MP3 of the midi from my notation software:171136

    And in case anyone else fancies playing Santana in a goofy formation, here...
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    Re: My Rough And Rowdy Ways

    It was your singing that caught my attention. I don't play much music in this genre - Web Pierce's "There stands the Glass" and Floy Tillmans "Gotta have my baby back" (which I learned from a guy who...
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    Re: My Rough And Rowdy Ways

    Precisely - I couldn't decipher what you were singing so I looked up the lyrics on genius.com, and they misinformed me. "Counted vile" is way cooler. Doc and Merle sing "I may be tough but its just...
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    Re: My Rough And Rowdy Ways

    I enjoyed that a lot, Mark, your singing reminds me of Leon Redbone. I've never heard the original, but if I may make a suggestion, if you substitute a C dim chord for the D7 you play over...
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    Re: A-style strap safety

    To my way of thinking, there is an advantage to attaching the strap to the headstock rather than the heel - it makes it much easier to hold the instrument so the back is free to vibrate. Obviously, a...
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    Re: Chris Thile covering 1952 VBL

    Maybe an australian would be less confusing:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wirxd8q39-A
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    Re: Do flatwound strings go dead?

    Whilst on the subject of the physics of the thing - I had always presumed that strings go dead due to a physical change in the structure of the metal caused by vibration, much like metal fatigue in...
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    Re: Do flatwound strings go dead?

    Apart from Thomastik, both the Pyramid Gold and Fisoma Supersolo sets have wound A-Strings, though I'm not sure how easy they are to find in the USA. The european flat-wound strings (including TI)...
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    Re: Clip-on mic setup, anyone?

    Here's a link to my solution: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?86552-clamp-on-condenser-mic-for-collings-A&p=1482503&viewfull=1#post1482503
    The Mic is an AKG CK99L lavalier mic, the...
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    Re: Kay Model 515 Tube Amp

    750$ for a broken amplifier? I don't think so
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