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  1. Re: Article: Sharon Gilchrist's Mandos, Cars & Coffee Vlog Airs T

    I don't know about Seinfled but I stumbled on this today.

    https://youtu.be/JznKRX-hrVQ

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    I think it is more caffine! I always have a monster with my morning practice.
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    Re: Name that wood

    Yea I have a board or to of 6x6 native oak from an industrial machine pallet. Looks different for sure.
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    Re: Name that wood

    196264196265196266Here you go. Found another piece I think is the same. The discoloration may be from a floor mat they were sitting on.
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    Re: Name that wood

    When I picked it up my first guess was ash but it is so heavy I second guessed myself and wondered about white oak. Tele would be cool but an electric mando might be cooler!
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    Re: Name that wood

    Maybe some sides but they are just 2”x4”. I might have to see if he has anything bigger.
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    Re: Name that wood

    I didn’t realize ash was that heavy! Very cool itnis a nice looking piece of wood. What do you mean by ring porous? Thanks guys!
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    Name that wood

    Alright anyone have any idea what this wood is? It is a full 2x4 not the fake dimensions sold at box stores. The sawyer gave them to me to prop up the end of the Cherry I bought and was loading in...
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    Re: Mic for onboard use

    How hard is it on your instrument finish? Look like people mount it with putty or double-sided tape. Is there an internal option like the K&K pure? I really like the K&K in my 000 but haven't tried...
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    Re: Buying without being able to play

    Hogo, in the builder's section, is quite respected and is over in the EU.

    That said there are no Mandolins in my area other than a mom and pop who had a The Loar which I got to try and was not...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Love the natural look of the Brazillian! Like natural untreated Cherry, it looks its best with natural age, but I'm probably the odd guy out on this thought process.
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    Re: Always use a strap? Even when seated?

    196198Leather is fun. I made a round braid with some leather, very soft and flexible. I wanted one just in case. I do use it now and then but mostly go strapless.
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    Re: Right arm placement

    Well, I have been paying more attention to my right arm position, not trying to change it just being more aware of where it is when I play and it seems to be very dependent on body position. Certain...
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    Re: Flatwounds on an Eastman MD315

    TI here as well on my Oldwave A, bit expensive but after looking at the tension I opted for the Start strings which were still less tension than what came on it. It is less tension than either j74...
  14. Re: Looking to Commission Carbon Fiber Mando (1 1/4" nut)

    I would ask on the builder section if anyone is interested. There may be a couple experimenting with CF. I can think of one for sure but no production yet and I don’t think it is any less expensive...
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    Re: Right arm placement

    I can honestly say how the pick strikes the string depends on how I angle my grip sometimes flat sometimes at a very slight angle. Now I wonder which I do more of.
  16. Re: Looking at your hands while playing -- opinions?

    I was told that if I learned without looking at the strings then when I couldn’t look at the strings it would never be a problem. So I generally don’t look at the strings.
  17. Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    I don't understand throaty is there a vid that has the sound I can hear?
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    Re: No strap button, no problem

    If I put a strap on this is similar to what I do.
  19. Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    So @jdchapman how's the search going? I obviously am taken with Mandolas. My first build was a five-course, no I don't remember how I tuned it, but it was incredible sounding. Woodier deeper than a...
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    Re: Vega mando type model publication?

    Jim, I still have the Vega bowlback you sold me, plain but with a very sweet voice.
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    Re: I went and did it!

    Be careful, this is what mas and gas look like when they collide
    000-18GE'37 sunburst and an OldWave oval A!

    196101.
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    Re: Weird Left Hand Discomfort - Help!

    Go to peghead nation and look at a couple of the pictures o the pros and their Mandos. I would have a permanent wrist ache if I had my thumb pointing up like that. My grip is closer to yours but my...
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    Re: I went and did it!

    You have done gone and done it for sure. My first Inexpensive acoustic was nothing more than a fine-sounding gateway drug to a fabulous Martin. Good luck but start saving now because it will happen!
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    Re: cheap peg winder

    I rarely get an entire wrap around my post so I just never understood a pegwinder. How many times are you all wrapping the strings around the post?
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    Re: Weird Left Hand Discomfort - Help!

    I bet looking is an issue as well as hand wrist position. I noticed Sunday when practicing that if I look down I can’t see the front of the fret board but I started ina. Bowl back and got in that...
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