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    Re: Multi-track Recording?

    $60 for Reaper is essentially free, I think that's what the poster meant. Especially considering how much value it has. I agree, buy a license, you're getting Neumann quality for MXL prices.
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    Re: Kay Mandolin A style F holes Mand-8

    Regardless of what instrument it is, I was going to comment on the concept of "upgrading an instrument".

    Unless something is broken (i.e., tailpiece only holds 6 strings, tuners don't work, bridge...
  3. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    I think it's also pretty personal.

    The mandolin tone on this track from Jazz Mandolin Project sounds, frankly, pretty awful to me, though I can respect the musicianship which was necessary to...
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    Re: New five course mandocello

    So when does the Five-Course Mandocello Book come out? :-)

    Classy and sharp.
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin

    West System epoxy, if not post cured, creeps at about 115 degrees F. To get performance above that with pretty much any modern epoxy or polyester resin, you have to add energy (heat) during the...
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    Re: Tone wood Backs

    Brian Dean's Labraid Grand Concert models have a carved spruce back which is about 1.3mm thick.
    Kermans have an internal back, spruce as well I believe, which is 2mm thick or so.
    Both of those...
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    Re: Tone wood Backs

    Two words:

    Tradition

    Appearance.

    I'm personally jonesing for a nice mandola with curly redwood top and back, with curly maple sides and neck. It's gonna happen.
  8. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Because of the short scale and nature of an emag-pickup electric instrument, an electric mandolin is never going to have the tonal complexity of an acoustic mandolin. Electric guitars have a longer...
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    The cost to buy a Red Diamond for me (i.e. two month's worth of my take-home pay) is one month's disposable spending money for some people. No big deal, spend it, get what you want, it won't lose...
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    Re: What does OP mean?

    TLDR; (too long, didn't read) :-)

    IIRC - I have no idea but I'm going to try to sound authoritative and/or have googled some stuff
  11. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

    Fewer than Jim Garber.
  12. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    They are definitely hideous, no question about that...
  13. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I think you might be surprised by the ingenuity of people with limited resources, but whatever.
  14. Re: Tonedexter wavemaps for mando and mic position...

    So it sounds like what we need is a... "convolution map"? If that's the right term. I don't know the digital signal processing terms or computer science behind this, but I'm sure it must be...
  15. Re: Ideas re: mostly solid body mandolin w/flat top 3/8" above

    I built a travel guitar for my son to bring on a month-long trip overseas. It's less than 1.5" thick, and plenty beefy for anything you might throw at it, or on it. I put it in the suitcase with...
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin

    CFRP is over double the density of hardwoods. A solid CF bridge, armrest, etc., in addition to being quite expensive, would be very heavy, indeed. So there would need to be designs made and tested to...
  17. Re: Tonedexter wavemaps for mando and mic position...

    Sorry if this is derailing the conversation, but has anyone mis-matched Tonedexter wavemaps?
    For example, your buddy has an awesome Gilchrist the tone of which you love. Assuming you're using the...
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    Re: How do you clean your mandolin?

    I use Meguiar's Fine Cut Cleaner, which is abrasive and should not be used frequently. But it will blend out a patina to a soft glow without losing any mojo. You'd be surprised how many scratches...
  19. Re: for people who don't have deep pockets.

    $899.00 / 60 = $80/month, according to car dealerships...
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    Re: Engraved Truss Rod Cover

    Why would I want a truss rod cover with your name on it? Looks nice though.
  21. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Also the whole thing about them being unsalvageable is bunk. Give one of those to any kid in the developing world, and they would have salvaged the heck out of it.
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin

    No, if properly designed, they have the potential to be lighter. My prototype was about 500g lighter than my normal mandolins, because it has a hollow neck, and no blocks or linings inside. However,...
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    It's just like photo gear. Does it make a difference to have a 42 megapixel sensor and perfect lenses that cost $3000?
    Yes, it does.
    Could you actually pick out the difference between that fancy...
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    Re: Stupid(?) question re: resawing wood

    It's a Ryobi BS-360 dedicated resaw. The blades are getting hard to get, but there's one supplier, Skarpaz, who makes them, for the time being. The problem is, the blades last so long, it's not a big...
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    Re: Stupid(?) question re: resawing wood

    I have a resaw with a 3" wide bandsaw blade. A fence is useful on that saw. On a normal Delta style 14" bandsaw, I cannot recommend using a fence. The problem is that your drift angle is dependent on...
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