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  1. Thread: Informal Poll

    by McIrish
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    Re: Informal Poll

    I did not read the entire thread, but I will add to the data. Yes, I would pay $10k for a mandolin. I had a very specific sound in mind. I tried dozens of mandolins before I found one that was close...
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    I work in the entertainment industry. Our company was hit very hard and we had to furlough over 100 people. There are very few of us trying to keep it afloat and also helping the fight by making some...
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    Re: Any new pedals for multi-instrumentalists?

    An impulse response is a very small wav file that contains the sonic fingerprint of an audio source. It's based on a technique named convolution. For years it was used as a way to create a reverb...
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    Re: Tone Dexter users?

    For all the absolute tech geeks, here is my instructions for creating an IR that can be loaded into an IR loader.

    Some prerequisites: A computer (PC), DAW software (Cubase/Nuendo is what I used),...
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    Re: Tone Dexter users?

    I bought a Mooer Radar pedal yesterday. It can load user created IRs. I will test my manually made IR in it and report back. That pedal is only $150 new. Much less expensive than the Tone Dexter for...
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    Re: Tone Dexter users?

    Ky Slim,
    You are correct. the way the TD works will only make your mandolin pickup sound closer to a microphone on your mandolin. As far as I know, no one is selling IRs of expensive mandolins...
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    Tone Dexter users?

    I know it's been out for a while, but I just started looking into the ToneDexter. Pretty incredible piece of software that uses IRs (impulse responses) to give your piezo pickup the sound of a mic'd...
  8. Re: Gibson Master Model vs. Ellis F5 with all of his highest opti

    I think for the money you are spending, you HAVE to play them in person. I also would not be bound to just those two instruments.
    I was on tour in 2016 and stopped at Morgan Music in MO to check...
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    Any new pedals for multi-instrumentalists?

    I currently play seven different acoustic instruments on stage with my band. For quite a few years I have been using a Zoom A3 (not AC-3). This pedal allows me to setup presets for each instrument...
  10. Thread: Ribbon Mics

    by McIrish
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    Re: Ribbon Mics

    Like all mics, ribbons can be good or bad depending on who made it. The really cheap ribbon mics that flood the market are not going to be a great option. many of the better ribbons are passive and...
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    Re: Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams"

    Thanks for the nice comments!
    Bob, where are you out east? We are heading that way sometime this year.
    Also, not to do too much self-promotion... if you like what you hear and want to keep in...
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    People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield cover)

    Here is a fun version of Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready". Mandolin, upright bass, piano, fiddle and drums. Enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u6oc_HW95o
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    Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF1SspL54F8

    Mandola, Violin, Banjo, Piano, Bass and Drums. Got the rights from Annie and Dave to release this as a single with my band. Sorry, no bluegrass here,...
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    Re: anyone using a wireless?

    I bought one of the Line 6 G10 wireless systems to use with my K&K pickups. I really wanted it to work but after a couple shows, I sent it back. It just sucked the life out of my tone. It became sort...
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    Re: DAWG picks. YES, they work

    I think a lot of this has to do with the mandolin as well. I had a Weber oval hole that was bright and kind of stringy sounding. The combination of using the silk and bronze strings and a Golden Gate...
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    Folk-Rock Mandolin video from my band

    Hi Everyone,
    I'm on Mandolin Cafe every day. It's cost me a ton of money... MAS. I wanted to do a video to show off the sound of my Gibson Fern I got late last year, but haven't had too much free...
  17. Thread: RIP Greg Lake

    by McIrish
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    Re: RIP Greg Lake

    I was a huge ELP fan. Sad to see 2/3 of the group gone too young.
  18. Thread: Ouch!

    by McIrish
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    Re: Ouch!

    There's a product called Rock Tips that is basically medical grade super glue. That's available at some music stores. Good to have around.
  19. Re: Just Bought a Breedlove Crossover... not my original plan at

    Congratulations on the new mandolin. I too ended up buying something I hadn't planned on. It's an odd experience when our ears and our eyes don't agree. As musicians, the ears have to win or we will...
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    Re: Northfield F4M Strings and Amplify

    I've used K&K pickups in all my mandolins, including an oval hole Weber. That sounded great. I am able to get to a volume level that I can hear myself in a band with a drummer. But, there is a limit...
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    Buying with your ears - total shock for me

    I know it should be the most common thing, but it isn't. How many of us buy mandolins based on specs or advertisements or simply a picture here at the cafe? I know I've bought a couple fairly...
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    Re: collings vs northfield resale value.

    That may be true only because of bias based on the flood of inexpensive Asian made instruments. I don't view Northfield in that category at all. I own one and have played many others as well. Every...
  23. Re: Weird thing about the Jim Dunlop Primetone Picks

    When I had a Weber oval hole (it was kind of bright and stringy sounding) I used a Golden Gate and that gave me a bigger and smoother tone. After getting a Northfield BigMon I switched to Proplec for...
  24. Re: Just like wine the Merlot MTO opened up, I think.

    For the longest time I thought the whole "opening up" thing was a myth. But, I have noticed it on a few of my instruments. It might be that my playing improved but it might also be that the whole...
  25. Re: Northfield Mandolins "Deluxe Airloom" fiberglass Cases

    I'm not Scott (obviously) but I did get to play an early Artist series demo named "Ribs" back in April last year. If I could have, I would have bought it on the spot. I hadn't played a better...
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