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    Re: Experimenting with Logic Pro

    Very cool. I have no idea how you would make that happen, but I really enjoyed it.
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    Re: TablEdit is back!

    And thanks to Scott for preserving this resource.
  3. Re: How do you think of the fretboard - closed patterns or just n

    You need to know both to be really proficient. The note names/locations are absolute while the patterns are relative, ie, the intervals. But I find my pattern facility varies with the finger and...
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    The chart, easily findable with Google, shows the relationship between chords. There are several online sources to explain the info represented by that chart.

    You don't need to learn all of the...
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    Re: Gassing for next Mandolin

    A used A style is the place to look.
  6. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    When I had my 2 point made, I measured the width and depth of my favorite neck at 3 points and used a profile gage at those same 3 places to provide the necessary info for the builder. Perfect match...
  7. Re: Is the position of the braces on a mandolin important?

    Nope. They get in the way when you pick. Even Loar knew that:)
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    Re: Gibson mando date and model?

    Did Batson D. Belfrey play mandolin?
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    Re: Do You Have Too Many Instruments?

    No, I'm usually short one:)

    But it is on order:mandosmiley:
  10. Re: Is the position of the braces on a mandolin important?

    The first guitar Arthur Overholzer built won an international competition. You can certainly bring a lot to your first instrument.
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    Re: Strings for a K-1 Mandocello

    Hi Tom. Didn’t know you played mandocello.

    Nice of you to join us.:)
  12. Re: Is the position of the braces on a mandolin important?

    A search of ladder bracing on this site through Google doesn’t return much. The little bit it does return is about guitars and flat top mandolins.

    I get the value of the removable back jig and...
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    Re: Michael Cleveland on Mandolin

    Michael and Nathan Livers played a blazing duet a couple of years ago at the Stevenson Wa festival. I was surprised the instruments didn’t burst in flame:)
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    Re: How Would You Play This Double Stop?

    When I sing the melody, the 'once' note and the note before it is D. In the first strike its the fifth the G chord, but the second strike its the root of the V chord, ie, the D chord. So to me, the...
  15. Re: Is the position of the braces on a mandolin important?

    Yes. Could maybe make the long braces smaller, thinner not shorter.

    Edit: just noticed in the ‘recurve too thin’ thread has a comment about a European builder who uses cross bracing. Hmmm....
  16. Re: Is the position of the braces on a mandolin important?

    So, if braces act as beams, it seems they should run perpendicular to the grain of the top, and probably under the bridge, to provide additional top stiffness by shortening the length of the...
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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    That hits the mark:)
  18. Re: Is the position of the braces on a mandolin important?

    Find a set of plans, oval or f hole, and follow them. There are many explanations of bracing or ‘tone bar’ specifications, some based on history, some on scientific understanding.
  19. Re: Some questions about optional features on mandolins:

    1. A wider nut, typically to 1 3/16, adds about 60/1000 in width, split between the the 3 string groups. Some people find greater ease of playing, some find it too wide.
    2. Flat v radius board is...
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    Re: Method book recommendations

    From my own experience, you might be a while at that:)
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    Re: Batwing Flies Again!

    It wasn't too far from Allen and Elmwood, back in my mac 'n cheese days. i had a similar Friday habit as well, for country blues records. Of course there were no cds then:)
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    Re: One piece back?

    Yes, trees grow much bigger than that:)
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    Re: Take The A Train

    YouTube is your friend.
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    Re: Batwing Flies Again!

    Nice job, and nice to be reminded of Ed. I certainly knew the way to his shop, I probably bought 6 guitars from him.
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    Re: Newbie questions -- where to start?

    Buying from a reputable dealer like Elderly is a good first step. I would also recommend some good online instruction for beginning steps, like holding the instrument, hand positioning and pick...
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