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  1. Thread: One year old

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    One year old

    I first strung up my mandolin build in the white a year ago. Played it that way for a month. Realized how dirty an unfinished mandolin could get and spent the better part of the next two months with...
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    Re: Amplify my gibson f5 master model

    I'm still micing my mandolin, but I have Dazzos in six guitars. Huge fan. Did a gig last weekend with the board EQ set flat. I'm building a mandolin right now that is going to have Dazzos put in...
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    Re: Schertler Preamp Review

    Buying matched gear is a very good way to go, and probably worth the money. Schertler engineers know what they are doing. I have the same situation with my Dazzo guitar pickups and SunnAudio Stage 1...
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    Re: One more banjo question

    I'm already a social pariah, got that down good. It was quite hot here yesterday. I have a detached studio and had the doors closed. My wife asked me why and I said for your protection. She said,...
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    Re: First Mando Buying Advice

    Quality of the lower end of the Eastman line is quite good. Big strides in the market have been made in the last decade.
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    Re: Help with budget mandolin.

    it's hard for us on this side of the pond to fathom what things cost in Europe. The base line default mandolin will be the Kentucky KM 150 or an Eastman 305. Both I'm sure would be double your budget...
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    Re: One more banjo question

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I told you, another rabbit hole. There are at least four Bart Reider banjos at Gryphon right now. But this is a mandolin forum, so I suppose a lurking is in order. But I just...
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    Re: Cords on the ground

    I have short cords running to floor pre amps, then long XLR cables from there. Two more XLRs for mics. So I end up with four XLR cables going to the mixer. I run them side by side across the stage...
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    Re: One more banjo question

    Any opinions on the newer Pisgah or Bert Reiter banjos? My total lack of knowledge scares me off the ols stuff, plus my budget would be minimal.
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    Re: One more banjo question

    I already have shimmed the neck with a business card. Plays cleanly up the neck now. Glad to hear the ringing is a common issue. This claw hammer business is fun.
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    One more banjo question

    I got my cheap open back banjo's neck crack glued and have been playing it. It has a ton of ringing overtones that muddy up the sound. I had a micro fiber cloth handy so balled it up and stuck it in...
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    Re: Eastman MD515 tailpiece replacement

    If you are going to keep the Eastman, I'd get a James.
  13. Thread: My Pava

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    Re: My Pava

    When I bought my first good mandolin, my Silverangel, it was mainly a financial decision, the used SA vs a new MT. Saved over a thousand dollars. Later, I was able to play these side by side and...
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    Re: Sounds descriptions

    My mandolin is crisp as a carrot, sweet as a tomato, with a creamy avocado base.
  15. Thread: I fear

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    Re: I fear

    I went down to my local hardware store and they didn't know what a claw hammer was, but when I said it was for banjo, they showed me a sledgehammer.
  16. Thread: DYN-M Preamp

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    Re: DYN-M Preamp

    Here is an observation from one who often does sound for an open mic. We have a nice SunnAudio pre amp we use on everything but the Taylor ES equipped guitars. We can make pretty much any piezo...
  17. Thread: My Pava

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    Re: My Pava

    The truth is, an MT gets you most of anything anyone really needs in a mandolin. Wants is another matter entirely. I've held MAS at bay by starting another build.
  18. Thread: I fear

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    Re: I fear

    I had no idea when after the repair, I couldn't get the outside strings to stay in their slots, so I ran down to Griffin. Frank Ford was there and asked what I had. I replayed, either a banjo or...
  19. Thread: I fear

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    I fear

    What, you ask? I fear I've slipped down another rabbit hole. I was just strolling through the forest when I tripped over a banjo. It was the kind that transports you back to the dawn of steel...
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    Interesting mixer

    I got to play last night with a friend who used his new to him mixer. His job is sound and video installations for museums, theaters, corporate boardrooms, amusement parks, etc., anywhere sound and...
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    Re: Cracked banjo headstock

    OK, I decided to give it a go. Basically used a small clamp to open the crack, liberally brushed slightly thinned titebond wood glue along the surfaces, cut a six inch piece of garden drip irrigation...
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    Re: First Mando Buying Advice

    All the valid arguments for A styles aside, if you want a scroll, you want a scroll. I've found no amount of logic to change this. Certainly if you don't care, an A is the dollar for dollar champ.
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    Re: Flatiron N1 vs K2

    I think variety is a very good thing. Flatties aren't too damaging to the bank account either. The 1N I played was a memorable instrument I probably should have bought.
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    Re: Weak trigger finger woes

    When I have this kind of remorse, I just fantasize about all the hidden issues they must have had.
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    Re: Rover RM 75 on eBay and reverb

    That is the most subtle sunburst I've ever seen. Of course with that mandolin, you'll pick like a pro.

    People get paid to write like that.

    Why would they want to encroach on Kentucky territory?
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