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    Re: Big Muddy bridge

    That’s great—where did you get it?
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    Re: Big Muddy bridge

    Thanks very much! I don't have any skill in woodworking; it is a shame he doesn't sell them. What did you use to file down your frets? I'm not sure if this is the problem, but worth checking.
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    Big Muddy bridge

    I recently bought a lovely Big Muddy mandolin. It came with 3 non-adjustable bridges. Can I swap out an adjustable bridge? I get a lot of buzzing even with the higher bridge. (I am careful about not...
  4. Re: Looking for opinions of Big Muddy mandolins

    Uh-oh. I'd better get on it soon!!!
  5. Re: Looking for opinions of Big Muddy mandolins

    Thanks everyone for this wealth of information. I think I need to speak with someone at Big Muddy. I have only been playing a year and have a lovely Eastman 305. I love Celtic music and I think an...
  6. Re: Looking for opinions of Big Muddy mandolins

    Thank you both for your thoughtful comments! They seem to align with the general consensus in MandolinLand! I am looking at either the M1 or the M7. Do either of you know if they are set up when they...
  7. Looking for opinions of Big Muddy mandolins

    I am seriously considering getting one of these soon. I want a handmade instrument with an oval hole for Celtic music and love the story behind these. Thank you!
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    Re: “Month of November” Rodney Miller

    Wow. Thanks. I will give it a try! I just saw a different composer's name and assumed it was different. Thanks so much Everyone!
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    Re: “Month of November” Rodney Miller

    Thanks David. This isn’t the one I was looking for, but it looks lovely and will give it a try! I was looking for “Month of November” by Rodney Miller and Airdance. (https://youtu.be/FoxGIZXjZvc)
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    “Month of November” Rodney Miller

    Looking for mandolin music for this lovely waltz. Performed on the Flying on Home album by Airdance.
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    Re: best method to clean mandolin surface?

    I use a small dab of Amish Furniture Milk and a soft cotton dishcloth. Works really well. It's very gentle--I have been using on my wood furniture for years.
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    Re: CMC joint arthritis (no mandolin content)

    Curt, I had this issue before I started playing the mandolin last year (it could have been aggravated by years of the guitar when I was in my teens and 20s. I use light gauge strings normally, so I...
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    Re: CMC joint arthritis (no mandolin content)

    Thanks Earl for your kind words. I went for my post op visit today and a new cast was put on which I will wear for three weeks. The cast gives me more dexterity and less pain. I haven't tried playing...
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    Re: CMC joint arthritis (no mandolin content)

    I just had CMC thumb arthoplasty surgery this week. My left hand was becoming more and more painful the more I played my mandolin (especially chords). All went well--I am typing this now with both...
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    Re: Letter to Peter Pan by Liz Carroll

    Thank you Nigel! Lovely piece and transcription.
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    Re: Letter to Peter Pan by Liz Carroll

    Yes, you are correct! So sorry. I mistakenly thought she was from Canada, but I was thinking of Natalie McMaster. #GoCubs
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    Letter to Peter Pan by Liz Carroll

    Hi, I'm trying to find a transcription of the fiddle tune Letter to Peter Pan by great Canadian fiddler Liz Carroll. Has anyone come across this one? Thank you.
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    Music transcription website

    Can anyone recommend a good website to transcribe music from a sound file or YouTube video? I can play by ear most times, but some more complicated fiddle tunes baffle me! Thanks!
  19. Looking for sheet music to The Cloud Forest by Barn Owl Band

    No luck finding online! Thanks--it's a gorgeous song!
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    April Verch music

    Hi Everyone! I have recently discovered the Canadian fiddler April Verch. She plays traditional Ottawa Valley, Métis, and Celtic music, and also writes her own compositions in those styles. If anyone...
  21. Re: Good source for beginning Celtic and Quebecois music

    Thanks so much for the Montreal Session Tunebook Jim! I have just started to dip into it and there are some lovely melodies.
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    Re: Mandolins on airplanes

    I have an Eastman A and a hard case. Glad to hear yours fits.
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    Mandolins on airplanes

    We will be flying across the country to be with our grown children during the holidays. I have been tasked to bring my mandolin. Do airlines let you carry them on? I hope I don’t have to buy it its ...
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    Re: Intermediate Upgrade

    It's so funny I stumbled across this thread today...I have been seriously considering upgrading to the Eastman 305 (a birthday present to myself). I am glad to see all the great endorsements, and...
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    Re: Advice on First Mandolin

    Good Luck! I am a beginner too--at age 58! I am loving learning the mandolin and look forward to practicing. I have an Ibanez 510 which cost about $150 USD. It needed new strings and a set up...
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