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    Re: Shipping an instrument in January

    I can't speak for international sales, but I have bought at least one ukulele in the winter that was shipped from the Northern US to Georgia. I was lucky the body did not crack because it sat in the...
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    Re: DIY Piezo Pickup in an adjustable bridge?

    I know this is a zombie thread, but its interesting. Having put several under saddle and soundboard pickups on ukuleles, I suspect that the USTs may work better than a soundboard pickup in a really...
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    Re: Went to my first Blue Grass jam

    Ha ha. I have only been going to BG jams for about a year (once a month). When I first started, I made the mistake of sitting across from a left handed guitar player. Threw me for a loop.
  4. Re: Beginner Seeking Advice - Guitar or Octave Mandolin?

    You might also consider a Ukulele, which is a good instrument to accompany yourself singing. I played Ukulele and sang with a few other ukulele players for about 6 years, before the desire for a...
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    Re: the addiction...

    Very true, at least in the ukulele world where I spent a lot of time. I have a friend who owns a very popular ukulele store. He always hates it when I say I’ll buy a new one when i learn to play the...
  6. Re: Beginners, how many set up your mandolin successfully on your

    Brick - Im really new to mandolin, so I may ask dumb questions, but if you are happy with the action at the nut and 12th frets, the neck is straight, and no string buzzes on any fret, Im having a...
  7. Thread: Chords

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    Re: Chords

    Doesn't work for everyone, I guess. I watched that vid a while ago. While I can play the dreaded G 4 finger chop chord, I can't ye do it quickly. For me, its easier to plant my first two fingers...
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    Re: Chords

    Not long after I joined the band I am now in, they wanted me to play bass. I had never played bass before. I soon discovered what you did - most others were already playing the full seventh and minor...
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    Re: Busking! who's gone and done it?

    Wow Mrmando - 11 years ago.. thats what i call a real zombie rhread lol.

    Makes me want to start playing behind the coffee house once a week again. I think most towns now have made taking money...
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    Re: the addiction...

    Ha ha. It only took me 2 weeks to order my second mandolin. As I recall, it was about 6 months before I ordered my second ukulele lol. Oh yeah I haver ordered a cheap dual (K&K type) pickup to...
  11. Re: Beginners, how many set up your mandolin successfully on your

    I'd say I've had success. I got Rob's book, but I also watched several YT videos. My Rogue is now much easier to play (lowered the action at the nut and bridge and intonated the bridge). It really...
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    Re: 6 mandolins in 2 days

    What a wonderful idea and experience.
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    Re: Is a Rogue a mistake for a beginner?

    I think that is correct, but I don't think those folks read the forum. I am also guessing that 95% of the people that try any instrument give up when they find out that it is work to learn it. I...
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    Re: Busking! who's gone and done it?

    About the closest I have ever come to busking was several years ago. For about 2-3 years, a friend and I used to jam on our ukuleles once a week behind a coffee shop in the old town square....
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    Re: Is a Rogue a mistake for a beginner?

    I know this is a dinosaur thread, but still useful for beginners considering a Rogue. I can only say that for me, it was not a mistake buying a Rogue for $42.99 delivered to my door a month or so...
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    Re: Reading notation up the neck

    Excellent question, wormpicker. I have wondered the same thing for some time on the ukulele and guitar. I was classically trained on trumpet back in the 1960s in middle school. When reading standard...
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    Re: How much to sell a use instrument for...

    Pretty close, I'd say. I'm not really a fine mandolin guy yet, so take what I say with a grain of salt. However, I have bought and sold a lot of ukuleles and guitars. For non-collectible pieces, I...
  18. Re: Kentucky KM150 flat versus KM 250 radiused fretboard

    I am sure its mostly a matter of getting used to it, but my under $50 beginner mandolin has a flat fretboard and I can muddle along on it. I recently tried out an Eastman with a well set up radiused...
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    Re: Not a mandolin, but…I built a cello!

    I love it. Good work.
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    Re: A deal on a Kentucky Km 272

    Thats what i thought it was at first lol. Too bad it didnt have a mabdolin in it.
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    Re: A deal on a Kentucky Km 272

    As the fates would have it, it turns out I have owned a mandolin gig bag for several years. I bought it one day at the thrift store for $4, not really knowing exactly what instrument it was for. I...
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    Re: A deal on a Kentucky Km 272

    By the way, the deal on the KM252 has been sweetened a bit with a 17% discount until Dec 21. That makes it $245 with free delivery but no setup. I initially passed on the deal and got a Rogue...
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    Re: Making a bad instrument sound good enough

    The UPS man delivered my Rogue today (Monday). Pretty fast free shipping on a $42.99 mandolin that i just ordered Thursday last week. I tuned it up and played a few tunes (mostly GCD chord stuff, but...
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    Re: Mandolin Set Up Ebook and Mandolin Users

    I don't even have my mandolin yet, but I know from the tracking number its in town. I decided to go with the inexpensive Rogue just to see if I like mandolin playing. I already thanked Rob in another...
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    Re: Making a bad instrument sound good enough

    I've seen that too on my local CL. What was really weird on the one I bought from MF was that the price jumped around all week in the same EEBay listing, from $42.99 to $49.99.
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