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    Re: Not all Collings hold their value

    This is extremely common for musical instrument companies- they don't want their dealers to undercut each other and race to the bottom. If you don't sell at their price -- or at least advertise at...
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    Re: Not all Collings hold their value

    Glad I'm not the only one who is always thinking of my 'instrument per hour' price when I'm playing. I've got a weird old mandola and some other oddballs that are probably still around $40 an hour or...
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    Re: Repairing an ugly side gouge/hole?

    Thanks everybody, Mark especially. That burn-in stuff is really interesting, I just don't know if I'd use it enough to justify getting it.
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    Re: Fat fingers/wide nuts?

    Seconding the people who suggest trying a wide-nut mandolin if you can. Not everybody rides the same size bicycle or uses the same length skis, no reason not to try to get the equipment that works...
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    Repairing an ugly side gouge/hole?

    Hi, I'm wary of even posting this since I know that people (very, very skilled people) might have strong opinions about there being a correct way of doing this, which mine probably wasn't. In other...
  6. Close harmony with a mixture of male/female voices- strategies?

    Hi all, this is only peripheral to mandolin but I know there are a ton of good bluegrassers here who sing:

    How do you approach improvised close harmony when you have men and women singing...
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    Re: Solved an Amateur Lutherie Trap

    Interesting! I know a couple local guys that use sandpaper as their last step. Lots of way to skin a cat, though.
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    Re: Solved an Amateur Lutherie Trap

    If you clean up the slot with some sandpaper, that might help too... that or the inevitable set of 80 graduated nut files from Stew-Mac.
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    Re: Solved an Amateur Lutherie Trap

    Yeah, that looks like a platonic ideal of a nut rather than a practical one. I can't imagine any of us have nuts where the plain strings sit half-way out of the nut slot, unless the slot is like a...
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    How do they do frets at big factories?

    I'm curious about this, since I've been trying to practice doing fret-levels on junkers- how do they do fretwork at big factories? Is it very automated? Is there such a thing as 'pre-crowned'...
  11. Re: Cheap electric mandolin- Eastwood, Kentucky, Gold Tone, or...

    Okay, reporting back: I ended up getting the Eastwood Warren Ellis 'mandostang'. It's pretty darn decent- the build feels solid and the electronics and knobs feel better than, say, those on a recent...
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    Re: Eastwood LP tenor

    I need another tenor like a hole in the head but they got those colors EXACTLY RIGHT. Headstock logo looks great, too.
  13. Re: Cheap electric mandolin- Eastwood, Kentucky, Gold Tone, or...

    Thanks everybody, this is really good stuff to know, especially about replacing pickups. So, Mandobird vs. Eastwood- who ya got?
  14. Cheap electric mandolin- Eastwood, Kentucky, Gold Tone, or... ?

    I'm looking for a cheap solid-body 4-string electric mandolin, mainly to use for very quiet practice. I found a local Kentucky which felt reasonably okay, but I thought I'd throw the question over to...
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    Re: Halloween Costume

    Yeah, but a CT 55? That's a mandolin nerd pick.
  16. Thread: slack key

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    Re: slack key

    There's a couple good records of Ry Cooder with Gabby Pahinui that might be inspiring.
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    Re: Mando Lesson Structure

    This gets at something at something I think is important with lessons (I teach some). When a student plays something, a teacher can probably see about twenty things to work on- posture, pick grip,...
  18. Re: New Mandolin Player... Have a Loar 520, is a Kentucky 800 Bet

    Between those two, I have found Kentucky instruments to be more consistent- the Loar had some really rough quality control issues for a while, but the good ones can sound good.

    "Vintage" mandolins...
  19. Re: Your Opinions on inspiring a new student?

    Hot take: I think anybody that teaches has had students that quit. I teach some, and when adult students quit it's usually because they don't have enough time in their schedule or, frankly, they...
  20. Are there fewer workshops these days?

    Does it seem like there are drastically fewer instrument workshops these days? Five or six years ago it seemed like there was an interesting workshop for mandolin or guitar or something every two or...
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    Re: (in)definitive chord guides

    This (the second one) is the Marshall DVD that I think is very good for mandolin chords: 171083

    It used to be about the price of a single mandolin lesson with an average teacher, and for me it was...
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    Re: (in)definitive chord guides

    What books are you using? You can use different fingerings within shapes, the only rule is that it makes sense in context and works for your anatomy.

    In the early stages, I think it's good to...
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    Re: Well, she’s here...

    That filter you're using is making it look blue.
  24. Re: Proper form for playing B major shape chords on mandolin

    Man, you're spot-on about that. I'm always amazed when I go through a songbook and see all these interesting rare shapes- it's like the music version of driving twenty miles of backroads to avoid an...
  25. Re: Mic for recording practice tracks, jams, etc.

    If you want a tough and light mic that plugs into your iPhone or iPad, the Apogee MiC is extremely good. An Audient rig and separate "real" (i.e. non-USB) mic would be more versatile, but I've been...
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