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    Re: Old ibanez mandolin

    You may be right. I assumed it was the truss-rod cover. :)
  2. Re: Open right hand to closed fist transition help

    It may depend on what sort of music and style of playing is the goal. I use different grips during the course of playing, depending on the approach to both the music and the physical mandolin. It...
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    Re: A-strings constantly going out of tune

    Depends. In my case it mostly happens with instruments which are otherwisec well-behaved, but need extra care when they've not been picked up and played for a while.
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    Re: A-strings constantly going out of tune

    Yes. I find I especially have to do this with the E strings, though it applies to all. When I've left the instrument overnight or longer, the strings tend to grip the nut slots more stubbornly. I...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    The hang gliding looks fun:

    (Though I'd suggest turning down the audio volume)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAXjKgjaBW4
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    Re: Eastman 305 strap button--friction fitted?

    Well, a traditional mandolin didn't have such an endpin, nor a strap button. Both are recent additions. Many mandolins have neither. Whether inspired by a guitar or a violin may be determined on a...
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    Re: Il Globo mandolin

    Do you have any photos showing the back please? The name to me conjured up Italian-made bowl-back definitely. A recently-sold bowl-back example:...
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    Re: Troublesome Creek

    I thought "Troublesome Creek" was the name of the song, maybe that's blues rather than country.
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Thanks for asking. Yes, I still have the shim. I was intending to fit a replacement adjustable bridge, so far that is a work in progress. The bridge I bought had insufficient curvature to fit easily,...
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    Re: String suggestions for flat tops

    That's cool. Newtone strings are made just a few miles from where I live, and yet mostly I'm looking to imported USA-made strings. I have used Newtone in the past, without giving it a second thought,...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    I like my Stradolin very much, but after years of playing flat-tops this arch-top design is a bit awkward for me, in terms of right-hand stability. I can see why people fit arm-rest attachments, the...
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    Re: Learn to shred on this, or sell it?

    Well, it looks very distinctive. Yet at the same time the banjo-mandolin has a distinctive tone and playing character. If you want to learn, I'd be tempted to suggest get something more conventional...
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    Re: Merrill Aluminium Mandolin

    Only a few minutes left to bid on this (No bids so far). Free collection in person from Bognor Regis. Too far away for me.
    Edit: ended with no bids.

    Now relisted:
    The Merrill, Vintage...
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    Re: Opinions on a 1970s Kasuga Mandolin

    That bridge looks strange. If you intended to just replace the saddle, you'd have to check the post spacing - it may not be easy to find a drop-in replacement. You could replace the entire bridge,...
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    Re: Tamco?

    Facebook may be the only way to access certain information. But it is also a business, run for profit, not for the benefit of its users. I often consider it the best way to hide or lose things....
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    Re: Help: How To Improve Picking Accuracy

    I think you just need practice. Repetition over and over of the correct movement. In that respect, it will take time.

    However, when I had that sort of problem, such as picking the wrong string, or...
  17. Re: Ukulele Chords Played on Mandolin: Something is Wrong

    The first of those should be manageable. There is also a follow up in the same series,
    Beginner Mandolin Lessons Series (Part Six): Your First Tune (Cindy)


    The other video I posted...
  18. Re: Ukulele Chords Played on Mandolin: Something is Wrong

    I'm sure we already got to the bottom of this one. I looked at that page, these were the chords:
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    If you already play guitar or one of the other instruments, that could help, but the...
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    Which site is that? Could you link an example so we can see what you were seeing, please.
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    Do you mean you're trying to use ukulele chord shapes/fingering on the mandolin? You'd need mandolin chords: https://www.mandolincafe.com/cgi-bin/chords/ch.pl
  21. Re: Long term planning for 1st mandolin and uke GDAE in the meant

    I would have thought that even a cheap mandolin with a good setup would be preferable to improvising with a uke, if the long-term goal is to learn mandolin. A lot of the playing technique comes from...
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    Re: Shop goodwill flatiron

    Well, imagine you have a large reflective silver ball. Then place it inside a white bathtub. The bottom half will reflect the white of the bath, and the upper part will reflect the rest of the room....
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    Re: Shop goodwill flatiron

    I'm guessing one of those Nashvilles should be Bozeman?
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    Re: Shop goodwill flatiron

    I'm pretty sure it is just a reflection. It looks a bit odd as most of us are not used to seeing our mandolins (or anything else really) in the artificial environment of the photographer's studio.
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    That does look good. Congratulations!
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