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    Re: How thick of a pick?

    Thinner picks from .8 to 1.0 or so work best for my style and instruments. But I don't play bluegrass and don't strive to sound like Monroe.
  2. Thread: Blue Chips

    by Eric Platt
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    Re: Blue Chips

    Have misplaced a BC, but found it after almost a year. Will often thread it through the strings, but it can and will pop out going into or coming out of a case. Still, it's the easiest method. Do...
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    Re: Funky logo placement on F4 headstock.

    Ran across this the other day on eBay. Looks like Joey Bishop is playing an F-4 with really low inlay. Since I don't remember the talk show, am wondering if he was practicing in the dressing room...
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    Re: D'Addrio picks?

    It's this pick - https://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-DAD-2CA701CT-LIST

    There don't seem to be many of them out there in the wild yet. If you look on the Cafe, there is a discussion of these...
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    Re: Why keys of B and B flat?

    After some shows a couple of weeks ago, got to thinking about this again. Cm (E flat) is not great sounding on either guitar or mandolin. Sure, melody is okay, but the chords do not sound nice to my...
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    Re: collecting and playing mandolins ?

    Have a number of friends who are professional players that only have one mandolin. At least, I've only seen one. They may have others, but rely on one instrument. Also know folks who have multiple...
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    Re: Used Gibsons

    There may be an appearance of it, but that's all it is. If you look for used Gibson F models, suddenly it seems there are multiple ones out there.

    As everyone else says, some of us catch and...
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    Re: Professional Mando Names

    Robin Bullock's three Gibson A's are - The Feral Cat, Coyote and Black Beastie.

    My Gibson A Jr. is "junior". The Kalamazoo is "Beater" because it is my beater instrument (and a reference to LOTR...
  9. Re: On eBay, 2007 Eastman MD615 with "some" wear

    I'm looking at that wear and immediately thinking "rocker". A lot of the gouging around the F hole looks to be a combination of pinkie and pick gouge. And the headstock has at least 2 points missing...
  10. Re: We have a 3-way race: Collings vs Pava vs Gilchrist

    Good choice. I like my Collings, but it's not for everyone. That Gilchrist should be all you ever need. Enjoy!
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    Re: In case or on stand?

    Most in cases. One on a hanger on the wall near the couch. It's got a good neck shape for my hand and has become the default practice instrument.
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    Re: New acquisition

    Paul Fox's book. Page 54. Although it states the Louis Handel company was based in New York City instead of St. Louis.
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    Re: James on my J.Bovier

    Looks nice with it on. Brighter you say? Hmm. That's what I've been trending towards in one band. Might have to check them out.
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    Re: Snacks for Super Bowl party

    Like most sporting events on television, I like to lounge around on the couch and just noodle on an instrument. Then if the game becomes boring, it can become more serious practice.

    Oh, and...
  15. Thread: Grommets

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    Re: Grommets

    The US seller on eBay threw in extra on my purchase. Went with that because my closest small hardware store doesn't stock them.
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    Re: To Gibson or not?

    Oval holes do emphasize the bass sound more. My 1929 A Jr. has more bass than a previously owned 1910 A had. They all have it and it varies from instrument to instrument.

    You can often deal with...
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Yes, thoughts are with you. Wishing for a speedy recovery.
  18. Re: Sound: opinions sought on technique vs instrument, i.e. anti-

    Would definitely look first at how you practice and what. Maybe striking the strings differently, at a different angle, or even with a different pick could help change the tone you produce from the...
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    Re: Kentucky unknown model

    Yup. KM-620 - https://www.folkmusician.com/products/kentucky-standard-f-model-mandolin-km-620

    All laminate model. Thanks for finding the number Mike. Was able to get this in a quick search. Looks...
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    Re: To Gibson or not?

    For a Gibson oval hole, it's a good price. A "steal"? Maybe not right now as the market is slightly soft. But last time I looked there are not a lot of them available for that price. If it doesn't...
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    Re: Grammy Mandolin Siting

    Might have been a prop, but looked to me like he was chording on it. And the wiring made me think it was hot. Not the music I play, but was impressed with the performance.
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    Re: Mr. Compton on the right hand.

    Definitely. Have had to change my hand grip in the last month or two because of too much hand pain and stiffness. This new grip seems to have helped. Played 6 shows over 4 days and had no problems at...
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    Re: Did Bill Collings Sign All Or Some?

    There might also be a few Collings out there without a signature. Owned a D1 that didn't have one. This was during the early years and he sometimes was too busy to sign. Or at least that's what the...
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    Re: Did Bill Collings Sign All Or Some?

    That's cool if he did. Here's something else, can't guarantee you will find signatures, but if you take an inspection mirror and light and look down near the end pin block there may be 2 or 3...
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Agreed. My mentor uses Dunlop nylon heavy. In my hands they sound bad. Like a cheap nylon pick. With him they are perfect. He likes my BC, but is afraid of losing it. (FWIW, I am now trying Ultex .73...
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