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    Re: About done upgrading my MD315

    Maybe try a Cumberland Acoustics bridge?
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    Re: TC Electronic Polytune Clip-on Tuner

    Thanks a lot yall. You just made me order one. But I got the unitune version. My second snark is falling apart and acting up and i'm done with them. i loved they were cheap and accurate enough when...
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    Re: Mike Compton changed my pick grip

    Great stuff and i'm going to try. But I do think this may vary with style and player. I see Chris Thele playing a lot with sort of the opposite in that most of the pick is hanging out and he is...
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    Re: Mandolin Stand Recommendations

    Ugly, unstable, likely to topple and crash your instrument?

    This looks perfect for a banjo !
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    Re: Mandolin Stand Recommendations

    Thanks to this post/thread, I ordered the proline (18 bucks) and it just came in. Its darn near perfect for me. It hangs the instrument from a neck yoke and positions it high enough to stay plugged...
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    Re: Sometimes You Do Get What You Want

    Love this story. But, sorry, pictures still required. :)
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    Re: Giving credit where credit is due

    Rubber pads just spontaneously disappeared. I cant remember how the ball joint broke. But it didn't take much.
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    Re: Giving credit where credit is due

    I lost the rubber pad off both of my snarks. I emailed the company twice trying to get one and they never responded. Since then one of the snarks "ball socket" broke. I reglued it and wrapped it with...
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    Re: Mandolin Stand Recommendations

    Thanks. I just ordered one. 18 bucks with tax. I like that it sits high enough to allow instrument to stay plugged in during gigs. I worry that the ones with only bottom forks to sit on allow the...
  10. Re: Has anyone tried flatwound strings on a Pono octave mandolin?

    Id be interested in this too. I havent found the right string fit for this instrument yet. Mine is the small one as well (21.5).
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    Re: Should I take my Eastman MD305 on vacation?

    If you are vacationing alone, take it. It is/will be your beater/campfire mando and should survive just fine.

    If you are going with spouse or family, maybe not. At least ask.
    If you play like I...
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    Re: Are Eastmans a keeper?

    I still have my first mandolin--Eastman MD305. I took it to the jam last night. Plays and sounds just fine. I payed less than 400 for it. The 4000 dollar mandolin stayed home. Yes they can be keepers...
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    Re: -If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    An Ellis F that I played 4 years ago still haunts me. And a Mowry I didnt play but heard clips of and couldnt get over...and a clip of Reischman's (sp?) I heard a few years back which I'm not sure...
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    Re: So...I'm stuck....dang MAS...

    Yeah, out of context and out of taste this sounds pretty demeaning--which I never intended. I guess it would have been better to say "spouses" instead of "wives" but really could have left the whole...
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    Re: So...I'm stuck....dang MAS...

    Better than stamps, coins, model trains, or golf clubs. Easier to store than cars. Way cheaper than wives.

    Instruments are about the only collectable I can think of that you can use as it was...
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    Re: Soundcraft Ui 16 mixer

    I've had my ui16 almost 2 years I think. Ive really enjoyed it. Tough to beat for the money. Sorry I dont have more experience with anything else to compare it to. Going digital is a bit of a...
  17. Re: How much should I ask? Weber Black Ice Octave + mandolin

    Separate. Ask for 2/3rds. Be happy with anything over half original.

    Or ask 1 million each. That way you don't have to worry about selling them and, hey, you tried.
  18. Thread: Gig stories...

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    Re: Gig stories...

    One extra benefit of gigging is that it makes you know the material in a way nothing else can. I mean you've played it a thousand times and think you know it but get to a gig in front of a crowd and...
  19. Thread: Gig stories...

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    Re: Gig stories...

    I think the most I did was 4 gigs in one weekend in a busy band I was in about 4 years ago. Now I occasionally book on my own and pull in others as I can depending on the pay. And gigs are few and...
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    Re: Thinking I might have to do a speed neck

    Actually, I think thats what I have. Mine is not down to bare wood. It retains the stains, just not gloss. And after 2 years its still pretty slick.
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    Re: Thinking I might have to do a speed neck

    Do it.

    I had a beautiful matching burst finish on my Gibson's neck and so after much trepidation, I finally grew tired of sticking to the back of the neck so I had it professionally speed necked. ...
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    Re: a bad practice session

    quit critiquing.
    just play stupid.
    just play, stupid.
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    Re: Gibson/Mandolin Orange content

    Does that Loar look thicker than average ? It looks thicker than my recent Gibson. Or maybe its just that Andrew is skinnier than my recent midsection throwing off the appearance in scale ? Ha !...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange in SLO! Going!!

    Love SLO. Love MO.
    Enjoy !
  25. Thread: What makes Chop?

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    Re: What makes Chop?

    With a 4 finger chord especially, the simultaneous release of the pressure required to apply the chord with the left hand(but leaving the fingers on the strings in position as if muting) just as you...
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