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    Re: Feedback on a magnetic pickup

    Magnetic pickups work by the string 'cutting' the magnetic field and inducing a voltage. This only occurs when the string is in motion i.e. vibrating. Therefore the resonating spruce does not produce...
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    Feedback on a magnetic pickup

    Iím struggling with feedback on my mandos. They both have K&K twins. I often see cheap second hand instruments with magnetic pickups. Will these be less prone to feedback? I like the idea of a beater...
  3. Re: The Dilemma of Motivation, Attention Span, and Practice Regim

    Spend the first 10/20 minutes doing something to improve your playing- exercises or a new tune, then enjoy yourself with the familiar stuff.
    Put a podcast or speech radio on in the background so...
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    Re: Mandolin to Violin

    Agree. Mutes and/or quiet playing are damaging to technique. You need to find a safe place and blast it out.
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    Re: Mandolin to Violin

    I have been learning the violin for about 4 months after several years on guitar/mando/tenor banjo.
    Its totally possible (or millions of people wouldn't play it), and its one one the most expressive...
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    Re: Closed position shapes

    Thanks mandolinian. Arpeggios are one of those things Iíve always known about but never sure how to meaningfully employ.

    Mark - yes itís all about melody. I have become very adept at fiddle tunes...
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    Closed position shapes

    Iím working on playing some familiar tunes in entirely closed positions. Itís a surprisingly back-to-basics lesson and Iím struggling to structure a plan to develop this skill.

    Currently Iím...
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    Re: A basic classical piece

    Nice tips guys. Iíve also been toying with Erik Satieís Gnossiennes and Gymnopedies. Almost too simple as a development piece but so entrancing.
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    A basic classical piece

    Iíve been hammering fiddle tunes for my first 2 years - jigs, reels, old time ect. One of my goals for year 3 (or Ďorange beltí as Iím calling it) is to learn a very basic classical piece. I have...
  10. Re: Looking for different mandolin music to learn-obscure/nonstan

    English? OK most of it sounds like ploddy fairground music but thereís some good stuff in any genre.

    Sportsmanís Hornpipe.
    The hoses brawl (actually might be french but has a cool dark twist in...
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    Re: Clip On Tuners / What Cha Got ?

    BOSS TU-03. Also a metronome
  12. Re: What's are some good guitar soundhole pickups?

    I did a lot of reading on this recently. The Fishman Rare Earth blend and the Seymour Duncan Magmic seemed to be fairly consistently the best rated combination pickups that donít require much...
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    K&K Pure preamp issues advice needed

    Hi,
    I have a K&K Mandolin twin in my Eastman. Nice little passive pickup and very practical for the kind of busking/outdoor gigs I do. I also got a K&K sound pure preamp box (belt clip, 9v battery,...
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    Very fine Led Zep covers

    I have followed this YouTuber for a while (no affiliation). She has a wonderful sound of singing and playing, particularly OM.
    I was doing my annual attempt at improving my Led Zep repertoire today...
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    Re: Amp for an Octave Mandolin

    Mate, you may not still be looking for an amp but I donít come to this part of the site often so Iím quite late to the chat.

    Keep your eye out for a second hand Roland Street cube. The reason 90%...
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    Re: Mandolin String Grommets

    When Iím getting tempted by gear I like to remind myself that none of it will make me a better player like practice will.
    Not saying that I donít reward myself every now and again but hopefully I...
  17. How did Mando change/improve your guitar flat picking?

    I was never much of a flat picker on guitar - campfire chords and the same old moody 90ís indie music for 20 years (My finger style is better but thatís a different story.) I discovered Mandolin...
  18. Thread: Mandocello

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    Re: Mandocello

    I'm a big fan of Hathaway instruments. For the £700 to £1000 pricepoint, they are some the best instruments in the UK right now IMO. However I have only played recent productions - Mando, OMs, picolo...
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    Played my first gig

    Hi everyone, just a celebratory post for my first gig. It was only on a street corner at a local festival with a kind of steam-punk dance troupe (we call Morris Dancing) but itís a big deal for me as...
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    Dynamic equivalent of the 4099

    Hi guys. If the 4099 is THE standard for condenser clip on mics, is there a dynamic equivalent?
    I have a 4099 but could do with some of the practicalities if a DM for busking and outdoor gigs - no...
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    Re: Portable reverb ideas

    K&K twin on both, luthier installed. Like I say sounds not bad on the regular mando but Octave is a bit lacking
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    Portable reverb ideas

    Iím not massively optimistic about this enquiry!

    I play small dirty gigs, indoors, outdoors, obscure folk festivals, portability is key. The regular mando sounds alright through my Roland Street...
  23. Re: bluegrass listening to understand and learn the mandolin

    England here. When I started I was looking for bluegrass as a good way to learn mando. As I began to explore American Stuff I soon learned that Old Time what what I was really looking for. Very good...
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    Re: Shall I use these OM strings?

    Just to resolve this thread for anyone with a similar enquiry.

    https://youtu.be/9gKH80RiiXs
    (English tune in Em)

    Iíve had the bouzouki strings on for a week or 2. It really suits:
    Minor keys...
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    Re: Overplaying

    This
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