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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    I NEVER use the tuner to tune the second string of a pair, only the first. I can find the unison by ear much better than the tuner can tune the second string the same as the first. Give it a try....
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    Re: Books...and Specifically, Intermediate Books???

    I got a lot of mileage out of the Niles Hokkanen books The Pentatonic Mandolin and Bluegrass Up The Neck. I still refer to them some times. Sometimes I just listen to the CD over and over.
  3. Thread: Kentucky 272a

    by RobP
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    Re: Kentucky 272a

    I had one for a while, but the brown 276 version. I bought it used from a cafe member. It was well-made and very playable, but it wasn't quite what I was looking for sound-wise. I re-sold it on...
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    Re: Online Mandolin Lesson suggestions

    I have been doing the intermediate bluegrass class by sharon gilchrist on peghead nation. She also has an intro course. Not quite the same as a "live" tutor, but very good instruction and reasonable...
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    Re: Replacement Tuners for Collings MT?

    Well, I finally did it. You all are right.. the Rubners are miles better than the stock tuners on the MT. (and I got the brushed nickel)

    Thanks for all the input!
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    Re: Mandolin recommendations?

    Wow it's cool when a thread comes back to life after 4 years!

    What kind of music are you interested in playing? Did you get a chance to try the Big Muddy yourself?
  7. Thread: Dunlop 500 .96mm

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    Re: Dunlop 500 .96mm

    These are my fav as well.
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    Re: Best brand for upgrade

    True, but I bet that Eastman 305 goes fast!
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    Re: Best brand for upgrade

    This:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/158746#158746

    Better hurry though :)

    Good Luck!
  10. Re: nice comparison of two NF Big Mons-englemann vs Red spruce to

    Wow that red spruce really pops!!
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    How to post sound clips?

    I want to post some sound clips here. What's the best way to do that without using Youtube?
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    Re: Happy ending for stolen mandolin

    Wow.. great story!
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    Re: Amazon warehouse deals

    I'm not sure where the Amazon ones are sourced from, but Elderly has a good price too, and it includes a nice bag, and it will come with a setup:
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  14. Wow..that is a nice-looking and inviting shop,...

    Wow..that is a nice-looking and inviting shop, and with a huge inventory! I am far from Texas, but I wish you the best.

    Rob
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    New Big Muddy - Myrtlewood!?

    I am seldom this impulsive, but I pulled the trigger on this "featured mando" yesterday:

    https://www.bigmuddymandolin.com/featured-mandos

    Oregon myrtlewood back/sides, red spruce top,

    I...
  16. Wow.. amazing.. can't wait to hear the rest!

    Wow.. amazing.. can't wait to hear the rest!
  17. Re: Playing a collings - what would an "upgrade" really get me?

    Last summer I spent some time in a local music store comparing my Collings MT to other mandolins. The nicest I played were a new Collings MF and a used Stiver F-style. I played both for some...
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    Re: All of My 2020 Festivals Have Been Cancelled

    They cancelled Wintergrass 2021 a month or so ago :( At least I got a refund on the ticket.
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    Re: Theory: "cheat sheet" for Western modes

    I like the white and black keys - took me a bit to figure out what they were, but cool!
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    Re: hand held recorder

    I have used the older model Zoom H2 for years. The mics are fantastic - really amazing sound quality, and much better than you would expect from a small recorder like this. It also doubles as a...
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    Re: Collings MT Wide Nut Valuation?

    Before the Collings price increase, used ones were going in the $1500-$1800 range. These days, the price of a new one is $3000+. The used ones I've seen listed have been in the 2000-2300 range. ...
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    Yes, THIS - Hotel California is the most amazing solo ever! It's like they were making the guitars SPEAK!
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    Re: Useful Tip For Changing Strings

    Can you clarify what you mean by "reverse lock method"?

    Thanks
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    Re: Useful Tip For Changing Strings

    I will have to try this wind-around-the-post method. I came here now to look for string change advice because I had such a devil of a time changing my strings last night. I used the capo method......
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    Re: When to Play the E on the A String?

    I like to play it there because you can hit the open E at the same time and double. It sounds especially nice when you slide into the A-string E and do that.
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