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  1. Re: Ukulele Chords Played on Mandolin: Something is Wrong

    there are steel string electric ukes (steel for the magnetic pickups)
    you can use a Uke tuning like dGbe also called tenor guitar Chicago tuning..

    to be more guitar familiar,, Violin &...
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    EZ solution: Just don't hire a banjo player ..

    Oh wait You're the banjo player..


    How about a contact pickup on the head, an amp & in ear monitors ?
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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    Glass cloth & a polyester or epoxy resin ?
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    Re: Four-string nylon-stringed mando. Acoustic.

    A Luthier Instrument tech rebuilt a Slingerland May Belle soprano banjo uke In need of lots of work..

    Head a disc of spruce * fingerboard mandolin .. tuners replaced the friction pegs with a...
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    Re: Picking technique on electric mandolin?

    I regret having too many frets I'll never use forcing the pickup to be in the way ..
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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    Otherwise, I have a couple Intellitouch ... Older large one & the newer smaller .. seem to work reliably ..
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    Re: To Cafe Members on the US West Coast

    Far north-west Oregon , was smoky here due to light winds out of the east, then fog rolled in from the sea.

    Reminiscent of the Victorian 'pea soup' .. water vapor @ dew point with a carbon...
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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    I got along just fine for many years with an A-440 tuning fork..
    once struck, ringing, I'd touched it's base to the bridge, then tuned the A string to it,
    tuned the others relative to the A ...
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    Re: Still cant play a break!

    Sing it in your head , play it with your fingers ..




    give it 20 years or so.. :whistling:
  10. Re: Microphone recommends for home studio recording?

    Shure mic usb converter https://www.shure.com/en-US/products/accessories/x2u-xlr-usb-interface,
    lets you use your workaday SM 57~ 58 in the home studio (available discounted bought with the Mic)
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    Re: Martin Copy--Rokkomann

    Former shop owner , repair guy , retired Coastguard, made some , used a round sound hole rather than copying the oval..


    ..:mandosmiley:
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    3/4 Bass Viol see if you can find a KAY..
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    Re: First song to learn on mandolin

    One you can sing ?
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    Re: source for small, mando-sized strap button

    I don't know where he got them (RIP, cant ask) my Hodson Djangolin the button, big end is only 10mm across..
    UK ? it is a plated metal button .....
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    Re: Question for flat top players

    My Flat top is a Hodson D'jangolin, never felt a desire to put on thicker strings.
    like this: http://www.emando.com/builders_inactive/Hodson.htm
  16. Re: MIX Carbon Fiber Mandolin Truss Rod Question

    Have a Mix A5.. I got a re-fret... they leveled the fingerboard, then, put the new frets in..

    Other side of The River , Portland Fretworks .. Bill : $400.. (Oregon, No Sales Tax)
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    Stella, Kay, Harmony?
  18. Re: looking for Ideas in adding pickup coils to an old mandolin..

    You hand wound pickups before? Or are you just looking for a magnetic pickup?

    $200 these are made with a magnetic pickup

    so , plug it in and go..
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    Re: Resoldering k&k twin foot?

    Basically a soldered lead , 1 goes directly on the wafer, the other to the brass base the wafer is bonded to ..
    I have a couple DIY piezos from Musix that was what I did ..

    they work .. I...
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    Re: Octave pairings?

    Irish Zouk has used octave Gg & Dd..A & E unisons..

    these are banjo length necks ...

    a follows g & e follows d



    :whistling:
  21. Thread: Gibson-Prewar

    by mandroid
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    Re: Gibson-Prewar

    As there have been one after the other I often ask 'pre which war' ?
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    Re: Epiphone MM-50

    "string tensioner" I dont understand the definition you are going by ? you mean changing the tuners?

    I don't know whu y'all immediately want to do that...

    spend $ on a good setup ,...
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    Re: D'Addario Delivers A Holiday Turkey

    Not a fat Butterball bird?
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    Re: Minimal contact arm rest

    the 2 I have just have a thin actual contact of cork, on the very edge which is over the kerfed lining the top & rim are glued onto...
  25. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Add: https://evanjmarshall.com/
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