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    Mandolin to Mandola

    If this is a non idea it won't hurt my feelings but I have an A-style mandolin I was thinking about the practicality of converting to a mandola. First of all I don't know what that would mean as far...
  2. Re: Happy 70th birthday today to Mike Kemnitzer of Nugget Mandoli

    Happy 70th from #43, also a Nederland babe, who has matured into a MAS killer, too. She now resides in Denver close to where she came from.
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    I like Circle Strings tenors.
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    Re: Replacement Tuning Machines

    In answer to why I want to change. It's a modern mandolin, I would say selling new for $5K, so it's worth doing. I took it ot Olde Town Pickin Parlor in Arvada Colorado for adjustment and the best...
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    Replacement Tuning Machines

    I want to replace the tuning machines on my A-style mandolin with upgrades. Right now the mandolin has Stew-Mac Golden Age tuners exactly like the ones in the classifieds up for sale right now. Can...
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    Re: Shipping picks: A word to the wise...

    Goo Gone works great!
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    Re: Small diameter round braided strap source

    John I believe Little Satchel is the one I bought from Mandolin Central.
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    Re: Small diameter round braided strap source

    Two different sources where I got mine. First time I bought one from Carmel Music. The second one came from Tony Williamson's Mandolin Central. Both are braided from kangaroo hide which apparently...
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    Re: How thick of a pick?

    pops1, I never thought of it that way but you may be right. I've been playing with my "illegal" picks which are thinner than my usual BC pick. And the bass notes seem to be clearer. New strings...
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    Re: What strings are you currently playing?

    Is your weed whacker gas or electric? Are you playing .065, .080, or .095 string gauge!
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    Re: How thick of a pick?

    If this makes any sense, I find that not only pick thickness but the "swing weight" of a pick affects my playing. I use the analogy of a bamboo fly rod vs a graphite fly rod. When you are casting a...
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    Re: Marketing and getting your name/brand out.

    Looks great Mandobar. I might have new plans for summer vacation!
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    Re: Marketing and getting your name/brand out.

    Not exactly the same but very similar nonetheless is my other hobby making bamboo fly rods from scratch. I've been at it for 20 years and am still fighting an uphill battle of getting the rods into...
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    It's hard not to also comment on the tone Sierra's Gibson has. Beautiful! Is that a Loar? But thanks bigskygirl for the link. Very clearly demonstrated.
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    Re: Mandolin Mount Rushmore.

    Monroe for getting the mandolin into the publicís attention & for establishing a musical benchmark. Grisman for taking the baton from Monroe. Thile for taking the baton from Grisman. And Lloyd...
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    Re: 1923 A4 Gibson Value

    The store owner said the crack was very shallow and not all the way through. From my cursory observation I would say he's right. Not positive though.

    Timbofood it's on consignment so the music...
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    1923 A4 Gibson Value

    Generally speaking I'm not that interested in vintage mandolins, preferring contemporary builders. So I ran across a 1923 A4 Gibson in the local music shop today. Looks in good shape but with plain...
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    Re: Sarah Jarosz playing a Nugget Mandolin

    Jim my Nugget resided in your neck of the woods, that being Boulder, until I bought myself a retirement present a while back. I’ll be bringing it closer to home again when my wife and I move to...
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    Re: Sarah Jarosz playing a Nugget Mandolin

    I have an Eldora Nugget built in 1979 and the neck is rounded and not big at all. Has a flat fretboard. Great feel to it. Very easy playing.
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    Re: broken case handle

    Picture of break?
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    Re: What's In Your Mind

    JeffD, you may have hit on some helpful ideas. When I say "muscle memory" what I mean is the ability to play a tune somewhat automatically. I can trust myself to play the correct notes without...
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    Re: What's In Your Mind

    With fear that this comment may start a diversionary topic, I liken my playing to golf. I always play golf best when starting out each spring. The further into the season the worse the play is. ...
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    Re: What's In Your Mind

    I'm not talking about playing mindlessly. However if I'm thinking about Part B of a Monroe tune, and how hard it will be while I'm still playing Part A, then it's more of a distraction I would say. ...
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    Re: What's In Your Mind

    [QUOTE=Gunnar;1736154] if I hit it at speed without thinking about it I can usually play it right, but if I think about it I mess up.

    That's exactly what I'm talking about. There's a desire for...
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    What's In Your Mind

    How much thinking while playing? The goal of learning tunes is to create "muscle memory", while clearing the mind of other thoughts. Sometimes that works but not always. For a tune I've been...
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