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    Re: Mandolins for 6k and under?

    Ive got an ‘87 Flatiron F5 Artist and it is just a great mandolin. Sounds and plays great. I’m not in love with the heel cap instead of the back carved to the bottom of the heel, and the finish color...
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    Re: arthritis in my left hand

    As others above have said, different things work for different people. I’ve had 30 surgeries, ranging from little stuff like hernias to being pieced together after getting crushed to having spinal...
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    Re: Tuner that works for setting intonation?

    Hey, Douglas - I see you’re in Maine. If anywhere near Brunswick, there’s a BG jam starting up on Tuesdays in the Mall near the gazebo, I forget if it’s 7 or 7:30.
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    Re: Tuner that works for setting intonation?

    Yes, sir, it did, and it works perfectly. Thanks for the tip, I’m very happy with it. It couldn’t work better. And the $13 (including Amazon Prime shipping) Peterson has 8 feet of cord with a nice...
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    Re: Tuner that works for setting intonation?

    Thank you, John - perfect. Just ordered one. $13 and change on Amazon with free shipping. Looking forward to getting back in tune,
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    Re: Tuner that works for setting intonation?

    Any refs for the cheapest workable clip on?
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    Re: Tuner that works for setting intonation?

    I like to see the tuner read the exact pitch and then get to the same value on the 12th fret to match precisely.
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    Re: Tuner that works for setting intonation?

    Anymore recommendations for cheapest workable mic?
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    Tuner that works for setting intonation?

    Been reading the threads on tuners and how great the Polytune and Unitune and Peterson clip-ons are, and I’m considering which to get. My question is whether any of them work when you’re trying to...
  10. Re: Anybody happen to have tabs for Temtation Rag?

    Or, typical of arrangements of the day, one or more instruments playing the chromatic run with maybe some cymbal on the way in...
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    Re: PSA: you should try an actual mandolin pick!

    Daryl Zanuck once threatened to have a director’s movie, “melted down and made into mandolin picks.” Apropos of not much.
  12. Re: Anybody happen to have tabs for Temtation Rag?

    Also, for chording during the chromatic run, more likely that the composer intended multiple instrument to play the run together without rhythm chords,
  13. Re: Anybody happen to have tabs for Temtation Rag?

    This chromatic run is easy to play using 2 finger on the low B, 3 for C and C#, open D, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3 open A, 1, 1, 2 on C# 3 onE flat, in other words standard chromatic fingering until it jumps a...
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    Re: Flatbush Waltz - my attempt to play it

    Very nice! There’s a YT video of Andy playing this tune with David Grisman, and you can see that Andy REALLYREALLYREALLY wants David to play the arpeggio (if I remember, it’s just a straight D...
  15. Thread: pointless pick

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    Re: pointless pick

    When Django came to New York he went backstage at Carnegie Hall to meet Les Paul, who was playing there. Les asked Django if he’d play something and Django borrowed a guitar and asked for a pick. Les...
  16. Re: Anybody happen to have tabs for Temtation Rag?

    WOW. This is perhaps the most far out response to anything I have ever posted on the internet. Thank you! Superb!
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    Re: Why use a heel cap?

    I’m pretty sure it’s not a bolt on neck on the Flatiron.
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    Re: Search question

    Thanks, Hank - invaluable advice that nailed it. Much obliged.
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    Search question

    When I try to use quotation marks to specify a search on two words, like “Eureka Springs,” that doesn’t seem to be recognized as a single search string. Is there a way to do that?

    Thanks!
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    Search question

    When I try to use quotation marks to specify a search on two words, like “Eureka Springs,” that doesn’t seem to be recognized as a single search string. Is there a way to do that?

    Thanks!
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    Why use a heel cap?

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    ‘90 A5-L on the left, ‘87 Flatiron F-5 on the right. Why does the Flatiron use the heel cap instead of extending the back up instead? Something to do with beefing that area up?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Rawhide pick stroke advice sought

    Unfortunately that app isn’t available for the iPad I use, but a great idea that I feel pretty stupid for not having thought of! Thanks.
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    Re: Rawhide pick stroke advice sought

    Because it’s so fast I have no idea what’s going on.
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    Rawhide pick stroke advice sought

    Bill Monroe having been big into downstrokes, I’m wondering about the parts in Rawhide in measures 19 through 26 in the attached screenshot (from the TablEdit transcription at Mandozine). Would you...
  25. Sorry for posting a uke clip, but this 10-year-old?

    Hat tip to the great mandolinist Paul Glasse, who tweeted a different video of this kid and wrote, “Okay. I quit.”

    https://youtu.be/EJnl03hm2HA

    Apologies got figuring out how to embed, tried a...
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