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    Re: Preferred wire cutters?

    I love this place--or rather, the people who frequent it. Look at the answers that include a link, a photo of a product, a careful description of the type of cutters that will do the job without...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Let me be the first bumbleing (sic) picker to note that I don't think my instrument is going to stay in tune all the time. ;)
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Welcome, Dan, and I hope your stay is enjoyable. You're 20 miles west of me, yes? I don't think there's much apart from open desert (which is beautiful, but none too comfy for a three-month stay) 20...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Thank you, Theo, for sharing the perspective from your physics-addled brain. My brain is addled by stream-of-consciousness nonfiction, which doesn't really illuminate this discussion. It does...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Interesting. I'm wondering if wood conducts heat well enough to transmit warmth to the strings? Although of course, one's fingers are on the strings, so that would be the more likely source of...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    It's more a matter of curiosity than concern for me, Zach. Thank you for sharing your experience. We live in very different climates, so it would be interesting if environment proved to be the...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    That's interesting, Jon. We're in a desert environment, so the humidity outdoors is nearly always lower than indoors. My husband takes his mountain dulcimer outside to play a lot. I haven't taken my...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Thank you for this reply from my ancestral homeland. The change isn't specific to certain strings. I will check tuning after playing for an hour and see what that investigation reveals. I'm grateful...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    I play nearly every day; with a goal of daily play and occasional interventions by life. We live in the desert, so humidity is mostly something we remember.
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    I'm not feeling hijacked at all! I think it adds to the discussion that two of us can share experiences.
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    And please don't overlook the pathos of the untimely death of the collector who had originally commissioned the set. It's so tragic.
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    Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    During my years with the violin, tuning always involved bringing strings that had gone flat back up to the proper note.

    I'm finding that my mandolin, an Eastman 305 (but not my Eastman 305 octave...
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    Please change my user name to Sheila Lagrand. Thank you--for this small revision and for this phenomenal website.
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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    I have Soliver armrests on my mandolin and my octave mandolin. I find the ergonomic improvement allows me to play longer at a stretch. This benefit is especially valuable to me as my joints are,...
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Another really tough spot to be, as a musician, is one I found myself in when I was a youngster: I'd walk in, and folks would ask me to play a fiddle tune. I'd have to tell them, "I'm sorry. I don't...
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    Re: Picking both strings in a course

    I'm not sure I know what "float fingers" means, but when I was playing today I made a point to take notice. The only place my right arm is in contact with my mandolin is at the armrest. So maybe I...
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    Re: Multiple guitars but just one mandolin

    And then there's the resonator mandolin---which I am Jonesing for just because it's unique.
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    Re: Daily Cleaning Routine

    Me too, too!
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    Re: Picking both strings in a course

    Thank you all for the suggestions. I will give these techniques a shot. They sound promising.
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    Picking both strings in a course

    Sometimes I'm only picking one of the strings in a course. Any tips or practice techniques to help me improve my technique? TIA!
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    Re: What's in your case?

    Any time!:cool:
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    Re: What's in your case?

    Maybe I'm too tired or preoccupied to be granted access to a keyboard today. I read your phrase, "...even though I normally just use nails" and I pictured those long metal things one buys by the...
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    Re: What's in your case?

    Me too, curious about the coasters for tremolo!
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    Re: What's in your case?

    I wish I had one of those for my case! Instead I have a husband with allergies and three fine canines. Actually, one of the dogs would climb into my case, I think, if I left it somewhere accessible...
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    What's in your case?

    I ask from curiosity, and in a search for inspiration: Other than your mandolin, what do you keep in your case or gig bag? I keep an extra set of strings and some picks. How about you?
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