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  1. Re: Another Question for the Theory Geeks (no mandolin content)

    Indeed you could write this out as a slip jig, 9/8 time. As with jigs there is a larger symmetry, so you could wrote it as longer bars, with two or four large beats. The triplet subdivision might not...
  2. Re: pinky plant on electric, wrist rest on acoustic, is this wron

    Everyone hinges at some fulcrum, whether the side of the mandolin or the bridge area. I would argue that the goal is to have a choice of techniques, depending on the kind of stroke needed. I’m not...
  3. Re: Smallest electric traval amp, revisited.

    Most everywhere has AC so go for real gear. The Trace Elliot Elf is 1.6 lbs, the size pf a paperback book, and 130 watts into 8 ohms. Build a small box for a high-power small woofer and you have an...
  4. Re: If you're patient...Avi Avital coming to Baltimore

    There is no refugee crisis of people fleeing Baltimore. BTW, don’t visit New Orleans if statistics scare you, the murder rate is substantially higher. It matters where you go and who you hang with.
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    Re: Best Bluegrass Band Single Microphone?

    A physical description would help, but I can recommend the Shure KSM44A, which is a full omni-directional large-diaphragm condenser mic. I have the single-diaphragm version, the KSM 32, and it is...
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    Re: Ten String Electric Thinline Design

    Because it is unnecessary. The C course does not have to rule the entire instrument. Four courses are, after all, mandolin-tuned. Most violas have a scale length of 14.25" - 14.5", which lets them...
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    Re: Replacement Pickup for Mandocaster

    Steve Ryder’s stacked singles are my favorite, but tapping would only yield a weaker signal with hum. Different tone is what tone controls and pedals are for.

    A side-by-side humbucker sounds...
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    Re: About my pick grip

    I have noticed pretty much all guitar players I see use a fairly open hand shape. It is likely due to the fact they are jazz or other electric guitar players. (I see Tony Rice seems to use the...
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    Re: 19" octave mandolin - tune as CGDA

    You should use nickel-wound strings. Given that you need only four you can simply buy various singe string gauges and see. A normal D’Addario mandola set, for 17” scale acoustic, is .015, .025, .035,...
  10. Thread: Argh...

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    Re: Argh...

    While I don’t know what you feel are the frequencies a 5-string puts out, I can guess it is a lack of smooth transition to a sweet overdrive tone that you want. I will suggest you probably would...
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    Re: Tremolo Notation

    The slash marks are variable depending on composer. But the sideways S is turn, a roll above and below the pitch. The tilde alone is typically a mordent, a brief trill of one up and back, while “tr”...
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    Re: Tremolo Notation

    Squiggly line, a tilde above the note is a trill or mordent (short trill).

    Slashes through the note stem are tremolo or measured subdivided note.

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    Squiggly line, a tilde...
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    Re: Tremolo Notation

    Slashes may indicate measured “tremolo”, so two slashes is 16th notes, three is 32nds. In classical music, we usually say tremolo when we mean unmeasured, so the distinction may be moot. But it is a...
  14. Thread: Use of EQ

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    Re: Use of EQ

    In fact playing with sliders is a way to learn. Assuming you are using a multi-band graphic EQ, like the Boss 7-band, the highs affect the tinkle, the lows affect the thump, and the color and...
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    Re: Ryder 10-string conversion

    No problem with strings maintaining spacing on the bridge saddles, even with tiny grooves. The steep break angle probably helps on that. As of now, the height screws are tall and interfere a little...
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    Ryder 10-string conversion

    Enjoying 10-string so much I never played my Ryder, so I converted it to 10-string. It has a sweet tone from the combination of mahogany body with maple overlay, and the bolt-on maple neck.
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  17. Re: Article: New Music from Tom Wright - Tailwind

    As a former violin player I’m always trying for a singing tone, and solid body instruments need some help. That said, I did try to do some tracks clean but this was a project with a loud band effect...
  18. Re: Article: New Music from Tom Wright - Tailwind

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  19. Thread: Today's Rig

    by Tom Wright
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    Re: Today's Rig

    Output is too low for headphones on stage without another boost.

    The 6.5" AlphaLite woofer is enough, with response from about 100 Hz up to about 6K. No crossover makes for higher efficiency, so I...
  20. Thread: Today's Rig

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    Re: Today's Rig

    Lots of clean power and light weight. Modern bass amps are more hi-fi than guitar amps, and their frequency response is not limited to bass but goes all the way up. The two I’ve used have useful tone...
  21. Thread: Today's Rig

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    Re: Today's Rig

    Midrange is hugely important to mandolin, acoustic or electric. Standard guitar amps might have mid centered on 1K, but how narrow the band is matters a lot. I find that with overdrive in the chain I...
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    Re: Original Jazz CD Preview

    CGDAE. I stick with mandolin scale so I can reach close-voiced chords not possible on longer scales. This project was begun as jazz viola, so not much chording in it, but in my other jazz playing I...
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    Re: Original Jazz CD Preview

    Recording is complete, and I will be offering this project as a CD and a digital download from CDBaby. Mixes are close but I want to give them a bit of time listening before finalizing. Please check...
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    Re: Favourite overdrive?

    Maxon OD9, or the AnalogMan King of Tone. The last can be dialed down to pure boost, no overdrive, and it has two sides for different settings. Probably a waiting list, tho.
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    Re: Original Jazz CD Preview

    I had hoped to complete this project last summer, but I was learning so much from playing in a jazz workshop I was reluctant to put anything down. With my aging fingers suggesting no time to waste I...
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