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  1. Re: First instrument(s) suggestions - mostly Irish/celtic/folk

    Got a 17 fret Gold Tone Tenor on sale, locally, (no case) for $200 .. fwiw.. :whistling:
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    Re: Gibson EM 150?

    Later the P90 pickup was closer to the bridge..
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    Re: Preamp Question

    Read up on the manuals of your various pickups .. I can't do that for you.

    List Them ..
  4. Thread: Gibson A40

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    Re: Gibson A40

    Had one, bought in the early 70's bought from a player , back then ..

    No competitive back story .. was natural finish, did not need work .

    you probably won't care how little I paid.. ...
  5. Thread: Monel strings

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    Re: Monel strings

    Gibson Mona~steel .. RIP .. good until discontinued ..
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    Re: Secure Endpin?

    A FAQ Resurfaces again, from a freshly signed on player .. :popcorn:

    A Tapered piece of wood, .. say More of what the end block is made from,
    rather than the ebony end button ones that are...
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    Re: Preamp Question

    Do You Understand the Impedance matching requirements of various sources the preamp must synchronize with ? :confused:
  8. Re: Sound difference between a 305 and a higher end Mandolin?

    One of my friends who managed the local music store, took a trip to the Eastman warehouse,
    and tried out a bunch of the same model , they looked identical but each had an individual sound.
    ...
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    Re: Key for Presto case

    Thanks..

    I'm guessing. of my 3, Pegasus in Scotland, is still selling cases .. IDK if he still buys the same latches ..
    each case uses 6 .. only 1 has a locking potential, or needs only...
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    Re: Just Ordered my First Mandolin, Advice?

    read back in the immense archives, here , is my advice ..
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    Re: Key for Presto case

    I have 3 cases with those latches .. I should get one (or 3) for a Presto, a Pegasus and the Hodson case .
    am I OK assuming there is 1 key for all.. ? A UK Commonwealth made latch ..
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  12. Thread: Shure sm57

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    Re: Shure sm57

    With same capsule, ball end just wont let you close mic to the capsule,
    as the flat ended 57.. [that last 3/4"]

    Singing those p's and ss'es & moist sounds are taken in stride with dynamic...
  13. Re: Suggestions for types strings and a mandolin

    Sorry, a Mechanic ..
    Gages are measured numbers US ..010"(.254mm) usually called a 10 for the E..


    lighter, a 9, heavier an 11 or 11.5..
    sets; proportional 9~32, 10~36, 11~38 or 40...
  14. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    There are some guitar players thay play melody.. like fiddle tunes, too..
  15. Thread: Monel strings

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    Re: Monel strings

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monel :popcorn:
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    Re: Strings for sore finger tips

    Or Aquilla 1M mandolin strings (nylon, Not steel) go for baroque .. :whistling:
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    Re: Schertler Jam 100 or 150 users?

    My AC 60 serves up phantom power to its Mic channel , instrument channel has a magnetic/piezo source switch .

    their target market the singer songwriter soloist, I assume .. ( being neither) ...
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    Re: Shure sm57

    Seeing a packaged deal SM 57/58* + an adapter offering a USB home recording option X2u (that works with any mic)
    https://www.shure.com/en-US/products/bundles/sm57-x2u

    *capsule the same for...
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    Re: Schertler Jam 100 or 150 users?

    Might be time to replace the Pickup to a non piezo. It, as a signal source, may be the root your problem. :whistling:
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    Re: Octave tuning/string tension question

    It can be an Irish Zouk feature, a friend does that.
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    Re: Schertler Jam 100 or 150 users?

    I bought the passive Schertler pickup, older Dyn-M one many years ago *..
    newer one looks thinner comes in active P-48 phantom dependent, internal preamp
    ( DYN UNI ls their current passive )...
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    So , Brad Klein, He has a website did you write to him and ask directly?

    Although Speculation is Entertaining :popcorn:
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    Re: Gibson A-4, Teens vs 20s

    Maybe '22 saw the introduction of the truss rod , my paddle head A4 has a nickel plated TRC proclaiming it's presence..
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    Re: Tuner Recommendations

    8va? that's 12th fret .. .. may I recommend tuning to an electronic Piano . Many Octaves there,, :popcorn:
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    Re: Tuner Recommendations

    Bottom line: 100% reliable A440 tuning fork ... touch the bridge after you get it ringing..
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