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    Re: Best live gig setup for mandolin/guitar

    I’ve used a tone bone PZ pre and liked it. You can’t EQ the instruments separately which can be a drag but if you know your instruments you can adjust quickly or leave it up to the front of house....
  2. Re: String quality on used instruments in stores?

    It seems like a no-brainer that stores should put new strings on instruments so they sound better so people want to buy them, but it doesn’t work out that way. Every set of strings you add eats into...
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    Re: Preamp for K&K pickup?

    I’ll second this. Only gigged with it once so far but it handled a banjo and mandolin excellently.
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    Re: New Jam Session Advice

    If someone wants to skip their break, their turn to lead a song, or sit out from playing for a while let them. I’ve been to jams that are too sensitive about including everyone equally, so they end...
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    Re: First Fret Question

    Could also be a low nut or your E and A strings may have worn down their nut slots. This would reduce the clearance between the strings and the second fret when you’re noting the first fret. Sort of...
  6. Re: Spending most of my money on a mandolin, now for a good guita

    I second DougC’s comment about Larrivees. I bought a D03R ten years ago thinking I’d end up getting something nicer down the line but the guitar just keeps sounding better and better.

    Another...
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    Re: Underrated Players?

    Agreed
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    Re: Underrated Players?

    I often forget that Ricky Skaggs is a really great mandolin player and then some JD Crowe and the New South comes up on YouTube or Boone Creek pops up on Spotify or he shows up in my town. Not my...
  9. Re: If you had to begin your mandolin journey again from the star

    It took a long time to realize that 30 minutes everyday is worth so much more than a three hour session once a week.
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    Re: Copyright Question

    Whether something infringes on someone's copyright is also dependent on Fair Use (or Fair Dealing here in Canada). The creator of a work has the right to copy a work (copyright) but everyone has the...
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    Re: Copyright Question

    Copyright is automatically granted to the creator of a work as soon as the work is created. There are myths around this like that if you send a copy of something through the mail that somehow does...
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    Re: Oh Brother . . .

    I would say the film had a big impact on people who are now in their late 20s and early 30s. I know because that's how old I am and the soundtrack still comes up in conversation.

    When I worked at...
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    Re: "Inside Llewylyn Davis"--sneak review

    This was the best thread in a while.

    I saw the movie and was kind of disappointed but I couldn't stop thinking about the movie after which is a good sign, I think. I think our expectations were...
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    Re: sam bush

    I don't think there's any need to blame Sam Bush in this situation. He's not the sound guy afterall. It seems like almost every venue I go to has the music too loud. It's usually based on the sound...
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    Re: Steve Jobs vs. Leo Fender

    Apple stuff is pretty locked down which can be annoying but it's also why so much of it lasts so long (iPhone batteries excluded). I have had a few Apple products and have been impressed with how...
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    Re: G string problem

    The people on the cafe are awesome. They really are kind and helpful. Nobody knows everything but together this community will find an answer for any question and any person. Whether that person...
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    Re: So a lady walks into a fiddle shop...

    When I worked at a music shop I used to talk to a lot of professional musicians and I can sort of understand what the violin shop owner was saying, but it's a surface thing.

    Most people don't like...
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    Re: Strings that don't rust so fast?

    If you are one of those people with really corrosive sweat, don't bother with coated strings. The sweat will eat right through the coating and you'll just be paying more money for strings that way....
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    Re: Luthiers in Eastern Ontario

    I don't know about his work on mandolins, but I know Gord at the Kingston Guitar Shop does good work on guitars, but would only recommend that if you're significantly closer to Kingston than Ottawa....
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    Re: A weary impatience with music

    I think people who brought food into the mix are on the right track. I don't think Franzen is saying that music doesn't have rich content, just that it isn't the content he wants. I cannot fathom...
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    Re: name that tune...

    Think you might have the last few words wrong. Might it be:

    THE BONNIE BLUE BONNETS

    Blaring trumpets sounded far
    Horseman wore their gear for war
    English came up tae Dunbar
    Upon the misty...
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    Re: Songs of the Canadian Revolution

    The best Canadian music collection (in my experience) are those collected by Edith Fowke or Helen Creighton. Folk Songs of Canada (ed. Edith Fowke) has a few different tunes about Louis Riel.
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    Re: Shawnee Creek Woodworks (Mike Holmes, Luthier)

    I am the owner of Mike's #27. It's an F-style mando with a finish I can't really describe. I tried to research Shawnee Creek as much as I could and couldn't get much. I decided to take the chance....
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    Re: Not sure what this is

    The best way to check for a high fret (and that sounds like what you're dealing with) is to get a small straight edge and try rocking it on each fret. If your frets are level then the straight edge...
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    Re: Humidifiers and Hygrometers

    The best advice that's come up on this thread so far is not to get too worked up about these things. As long as you follow the simplest instructions about temperature and humidity a well-built...
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