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    Re: Pick thickness - how to choose?

    To misquote a line in a popular novel "the picker doesn't chose the pick - the pick choses you" Your part in the matter is to collect as many as you can of all sizes, thicknesses and points etc and...
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    Re: Metronome & flow

    Speeding up while playing solo is an issue for me and a metronome is an easy cure. It can take some discipline to stay synced, but finding a groove is easy enough. Like having a perfect drummer. I...
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    Re: Mandolin stands

    The hercules with auto grip and folding back rest supports a mandolin nicely. The back rest is what makes it work well for mandolin. Very stable imo
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    Re: headed home!

    Are you returning the octave?
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    Re: Preferred wire cutters?

    I have a tool chest full of top quality side cutters of every size but this planet waves cutter works better on strings imo ... and it stores well in the case after you remove the guitar peg winder...
  6. Re: Anyone been to Nashville trying mandolins?

    My visit to Carters was more enjoyable than I expected. It's a lot to take in and if I went again I'd take some notes to help me remember it all.
  7. Re: Copying from a PDF to Word - or Editing a PDF

    Yes. Then take that to an image editor like Paint.
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    I used that feature creating manuals when teaching. Export to jpeg and cut and paste edit in Paint - export into powerpoint and create new pdf. Editing pdf's directly thru pro is clunky and limited...
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    Re: Collings MT vs Pava A

    I owned both and they have fine points each. Both are built to fine standards - flawless imo. I had two Pavas and they were a less bright than the Collins but the tone of the Collins was excellent...
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    Re: $750 Collings mandolin case at elderlys

    I consider my Collins A case (badged and sold by Tom Ellis' shop) to be one of my prized musical possessions and one of the smartest purchases I've made. It's a thing of beauty and a work of art. ...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    Elevate your sense of awareness when practicing. Study the form of it until your brain develops a way to hold it. I was having trouble remembering strings of numbers in my head recently and decided...
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    Re: McClung Armrest

    Nice! Good to know he's still at it. I gave one of my two away and was having giver's remorse thinking he had stopped making them.
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    Re: Cafe versus Craigslist

    Today's world is in text. I have good friends that almost only text and will admit they don't want phone calls. Weird for me but such is life
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    Re: the Small Dog

    Was it the small dog covers that had an insulating property to prevent overheating in sun?
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    Re: A4, A5, F4, F5--what do the numbers mean?

    Also A (and F) designation is reserved for arch top/back mandolins?
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    The first time I spent a lot of time playing an F style the points bothered me more than I expected. I assumed it would be handy to have the point help rest the instrument on my leg. I was in...
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    Re: the Small Dog

    Sounds like a biz opportunity to sell tens of them yearly. I'd buy one or two
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    Re: The ever-inventive Danny Knicely

    Danny Knicely really IS the man. I saw him with the Krunk band and his mandolin and fiddle playing was beyond words. Thanks for the link!
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    Re: Speakers for mixing

    I agree that sub-woofer is not necessary for most premixing but without a sub-woofer system or large diameter speakers you are left to guessing about the bass levels. I used to final check my early...
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    Re: pointy vs round picks.

    You can have something in the middle of the two. I find rounded picks too rounded and regular picks a little too pointed. I use a salon 4-way file to slightly round the tip of a TAD down where if I...
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    Sounds good with guitar
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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    I have snark and notice that 'green - in tune' status remains while I make slight adjustments (by ear) to match the adjacent string on same course. I can hear the change but the tuner remains in the...
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    Re: 8 string Uke

    Plenty loud for a uke. Really fun to play. The high low courses on the lo end work similar to 12 string guitar. Works well for playing melody because of the volume and tone across all strings. I...
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    Re: Holding the pick

    IMO - starting out at slower deliberate speeds it appears to not matter what pick grip you chose. But..

    When your speed picks up you'll hit a wall if your upstroke isn't supported or if your...
  25. Re: PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on

    An auction on this mandolin is a gamble. You never know. I just sold an item at no reserve auction there that went for 3x my estimate. I've have a "give it away" at auction also.

    To me the...
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