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    Re: Nasty string buzz on Fender Tele

    Likely your neck is back-bowed slightly from having the truss rod too tight for the light strings. The neck bow that truss rods adjust happens mainly in the low frets where the neck is thinner. So if...
  2. Experience Aids Creativity--Study of Jazz Guitarists

    Observing brain activity and comparing experts with novices, players' improvising was recorded and graded by other experts. The level of creativity was judged and compared with activity in left or...
  3. New Bach recording -- Prelude to Cello Suite #1

    Here's a preview of my solo acoustic project, using my latest Buchanan 10-string.

    https://soundcloud.com/twtunes/bach-gmaj-cello-suite-prelude

    Home recorded via ProTools, Shure KSM32...
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    Re: Whatcha up to?

    I wish I had a use for my electric now, but there are no gigs and my jazz workshop is on hiatus.

    I have begun tracking for a solo acoustic project. It will be some of the Bach cello suites, some...
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    Re: Conference Call Jam Session !!

    It may be that gentle and slow tempos will be satisfying, I would be happy to be wrong on this, but I suspect that much long-distance rehearsing and recording would be happening already, simply for...
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    Re: Conference Call Jam Session !!

    If only. For actual, real-time interactive music, the latency delay will ruin it. A 1/4 sec delay for player B listening to player A means a 1/2 sec delay for the return sound to player A. Even the...
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    Re: Changing strings--winding and leaving?

    There is a range of opinion, but here's my experience. Extra turns around the peg reduce slip, and modern tuner pegs are concave to drive the turns tight against each other. (Boats have capstans that...
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    Re: Tuning failure

    Yes. Compare to the fingered D on your mandola C course, as well.
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    Re: Tuning failure

    Perhaps you tried a D pitch that was two octaves down, not just one?

    The octave mandolin D is the same note as the fingered D (2nd fret) on the C string of your mandola.

    Tuner apps on smart...
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    Re: Hypothetical Wierd Question ?

    The openings in a stringed instrument serve mainly as tuned ports, such as are used in speaker cabinets. They add an in-phase resonant boost to a small range of low frequencies, at the expense of...
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    Re: Gig bag for mandola?

    Blue Heron makes custom gig bags. I have one for a Buchanan 10-string.
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    Re: Viola to mandolin or mandola

    The best instrument for former violists is a 10-string mandolin, tuned CGDAE. (Using myself as example.) Mandola scale length is substantially bigger than viola, usually at least 15 inches and...
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    Re: Learning to play with one less finger

    "Learning to play without using the pinky" is the accurate phrase, as the finger is not available for use.

    A similar thing happened to me few years into mandolin emphasis, but fortunately after I...
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Dan!

    Adding my thanks for the web site and to those doing the work of sustaining it.
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    Re: Emulation v circuitry

    The Pod is great tool. I released a CD on which the guitar player (serious professional touring jazz player) used a Pod direct into the board for all tracks. Sweet tone for clean jazz, and good...
  16. Re: Kinda non-mando: volume pot taper issues

    183756

    Here's one wiring diagram. I wonder if the shorting to ground is not working, maybe on the tone control? Or shorting too early, skipping the capacitor?
  17. Re: Kinda non-mando: volume pot taper issues

    Hmm, that behavior sounds like normal audio taper and the OP is not used to it. I had an axe with linear-taper for the volume and it had the largest noticeable change at the bottom.

    Audio taper...
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    Re: Resonance of a fiddle vs mandolins (wow)

    Violins have a different sound production mechanism, for all the effort of Loar to emulate them. The first difference is the continuous energy input from the bow, as opposed to a transient from a...
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    Re: Help with EQ'ing K&K mandolin pickup

    The usual midrange excess is around 1.2K Hz. The Baggs Para DI has a good notch sweep for mids. Try adding some 300Hz along with a steep cut at 1200.
  20. Re: Yet another string thread, but for electric mandos!

    From Answers.com:

    >Sufficient copper is present in Monel to lower the Curie temperature so that although Monel is usually slightly magnetic at room temperature, it will become non-magnetic when...
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    Re: do many of you mix strings

    Certainly for a custom set like for 10-string I have to do something other than packaged sets. After settling on the best gauges I now buy in bulk, a dozen of each gauge at a time. Saves money and I...
  22. Re: Yet another string thread, but for electric mandos!

    D'Addario makes loop-end mandolin sets in nickel-wound (EJ67, .011-.039) for half the price of monel, a more expensive nickel alloy with good corrosion resistance. Nobody uses them for electric...
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    Re: Revelation Mandocaster Pickups

    They are good, but a different design than Ryder. Almuse uses small neodynium magnets under each pole, and there are models with adjusting screws. The E is given a larger magnet and is pretty...
  24. Re: Yet another string thread, but for electric mandos!

    I use regular nickel-would, bought in bulk (dozens) from JustStrings. Worth trying are stainless-steel-would. For a while I enjoyed them on my Ryder 5-string, using .024 for the D. When I began using...
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    Re: Mando and guitar string question

    Why do you need medium diameter? Lighter (thinner) strings will sit fine in the bridge and nut if properly cut.

    My good friend who repairs guitars and regularly has to reset necks on old guitars...
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