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    Re: What does OP mean?

    To get back to the OP’s question....
    It’s you
  2. Re: Tonedexter wavemaps for mando and mic position...

    In my very limited experience I had confusing results at best.

    I tried playing my oval with the f-hole wave maps and it didn't sound good. Vice versa and the results were also poor. Not sure...
  3. Thread: Hey

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    Re: Hey

    Oh, that mando is a Collings MT2 if that’s what you meant
  4. Thread: Beware EVOs

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    Re: Beware EVOs

    You start a thread with a strongly worded title, offer up a cautionary tale with little or no logical explanation - and you categorize people that have other experiences as emotional? Perhaps your...
  5. Thread: Beware EVOs

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    Re: Beware EVOs

    So you paid for two entire refrets back to back? And the same repair guy did the work? Can you elaborate on the “many adjustments” tried before the second refret?

    I have heard the EVO is...
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    Re: RockyGrass Live Stream on now

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    Re: RockyGrass Live Stream on now

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    Re: Remove Frets & Scoop

    Do it.
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    Re: Your Jeff Austin Memories

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    I’m not on FB, so my buddy shared this pic with me, it seems appropriate to post here...
    3 Nuggets! Paul Hoffman, Jeff Austin and Drew Emmitt
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    Re: Telluride Streaming Starts June 20

    Wow, if you didn’t get to hear the first ladies of bluegrass set, you missed out!

    Punch Brothers up next, thanks KOTO and TBF!!!
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    Re: Telluride Streaming Starts June 20

    The solo thile opener was awesome!

    Enjoying some leftover salmon now, house band coming up at 730pm

    Thanks koto.org! :mandosmiley:
  12. Thread: Strap Locks

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    Re: Strap Locks

    I use these also, they work so good I bought one for each instrument I put a pickup in (six total)
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    Of course you won’t define quality, you must have read the book The quote in your signature line is from... ;)

    Robert Pirsig also said “the real purpose of the scientific method is to make sure...
  14. Thread: Lazy Sunday pics

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    Re: Lazy Sunday pics

    I just got back from a trip to see some shows at redrocks, took only one mando shot but it’s sunday and I am lazy so I wanted to revisit this thread...

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    And I don’t know why I didn’t say...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    Your friend may have a PHD in musicology — I have a masters in plant biochemistry, and while I never studied cell death specifically, the current understanding of the natural senescence of plant...
  16. Thread: Gig stories...

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    Gig stories...

    Just got home from my 3rd gig in 24+hr. We played a gig at a bar on Friday, a weekend spring event on Sat and another gig at a bar on Sat night...

    Looking to be a good summer full of music. I...
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    Re: Thinking I might have to do a speed neck

    Do it, I am having a speed neck put on my oval hole Collings MT2 right now. I have 2 other mandos with speed necks and I felt the oval needed it too, because I liked the feel so much less then the...
  18. Thread: Collings MT NMD

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    Re: Collings MT NMD

    I think I know that story too, I ended up with a Collings OM2H and I don’t really play guitar...
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    Re: Toning down a bright instrument

    This...


    What’s on there now? ‘Cause we need a point of reference.

    Monels do this well as Jim suggests
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    Re: Show your Mando "Gig Rig"!

    OP update: After a bunch of experimentation and a good number of hours live use I replaced the chorus pedal with an optical compression pedal. The chorus was a decent novelty effect but I ended up...
  21. Re: This Gibson mandolin deserves it's own page for its back side

    That’s awesome, I can’t remember the last time I had to look up a word
  22. Re: Northfield Octave really benefits from the right string gauge

    Northfield OM String Gauges: .052 .034 .022 .014 (inches)

    The D’Addario are
    Medium Gauge: Plain Steel .012/.012, Phosphor Bronze Wound .022/.022, .032/.032, .046/.046
  23. Northfield Octave really benefits from the right string gauges...

    I hadn’t been playing my Northfield Octave as much as I had hoped lately. I was busy. There was some traveling it couldn’t go with me but my mando did... Maybe it was jealous. It seemed to be less...
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    Re: Working on my chop

    Who’s chop do you want to sound like?
    Are you playing hard driving bluegrass?
    Sam Bush has one of my favorite chops, many consider him one of the gold standard rhythm players. Part of it is how...
  25. Thread: 'Radius" Bridge

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    Re: 'Radius" Bridge

    I think many do a compound radius, more pronounced at the fretboard, flatter at the bridge

    Or at least Collings does a compound radius...
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