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    Stupid string question

    I know new strings stretch and sometimes it takes a day or two to stay in tune, but is it common for strings to... idk how to say it but like stretch into their tone?

    I put these new strings on...
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2Hk34p2OBA

    Definitely one at a time. I also love this video - I watch to warm up every time I start a string change. Another thing I do, that a lot of people...
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    The set I tried is much better the second day. I'm not in love with them, they're too heavy (it's hard to tune them - very tight), but last night I hated them so much I was going to change them...
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    I wasn't being cryptic on purpose, I just have imposter syndrome and try not to overshare. It is indeed a 404.

    I tried heavy strings because there's an intermittent buzz on the G and read that...
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    When I first started, I had the default D'addario strings that come on most beginner instruments, then tried one gauge higher of the same line. After that my 3rd set of strings were the Nickel...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    I'm about to splurge on a set of viola strings (cheaper than my last set, but more than my Helicore standby). I might go for it and finally give these a try for my mandolin. They're less than a...
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    Re: Does anyone else get "steps" from playing?

    Yes! My calibration is off anyway because I switch hands. Right for viola bc I'm a neck squasher (not proud), left for mandolin bc I can't pick w anything on the right.
    I should just take it off,...
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    Re: mass produced instruments & size variations

    I'm so happy I could cry.
    What I thought was a scratch in the picture might have just been a finger print or something - it's perfect - I am a cynic so when I saw the one I wanted for a price I...
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    Re: instrument an offensive weapon (no mando)

    I used to think banjo jokes were the viola jokes of the folk/bluegrass (or otherwise non-classical) world. i.e. exaggerated concepts as a lever for humor. Then I discovered Rhiannon Giddens and now...
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    I don't know anywhere as much about instruments as 99% of MC-forumites, but I have a flute and a viola and if I ever really feel like playing a lot in the evening, I start with the flute, move to the...
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    Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    It depends on what you mean to learn. My type-A friends were put into Suzuki school and I felt I got a late start, but then was a better sight reader and did better in music theory.

    Now I'm an...
  12. Re: Unexpected things/benefits about playing mandolin

    I've told this story a million times in a million corners of the Internet, so I apologize if I repeat myself.
    I played the viola for 30 years and then had a terrible car accident and hurt my bow...
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    Re: mass produced instruments & size variations

    I started watching the classifieds and it already panned out :)
    I got a blemished 404 for the price of a 304 from the Mandolin Store.
    I can hardly contain myself - it's better than me - I will be...
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    Re: mass produced instruments & size variations

    I'm not savvy with tracking down used instruments. I search various things on the internet and see new ones popping up for within a few dollars of each other, but can't find many used oval-holes...
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    Re: mass produced instruments & size variations

    How low is "low"? In the mass produced market, you might look at the Kentucky 270 models or the Eastman 304, if you can find a used one it would help bring the cost down. Another option would for...
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    Re: mass produced instruments & size variations

    Interesting - it's the same with violins and violas. (My other instrument is viola - but my index to pinky stretch is MUCH bigger with my arm up in viola-holding-position, so the small hands never...
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    mass produced instruments & size variations

    I've been dragging my feet on a new (still beginner level) instrument for about a year now. I'm getting closer - maybe I'll have the guts for Christmas.

    I was just wondering if there are any of...
  18. Thread: Bassett Creek

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    Bassett Creek

    What's the bigger sin, that I'm not sure if this is Bluegrass or Old-time, or that I'm asking if anyone knows how to play a banjo song on mandolin? Crucify me for your reason of preference, but if...
  19. Re: While nonmusicians post "You're not hungry, you're bored"...

    Thanks Louise :)
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    Thanks everyone.

    Another question... has anyone made a purchase while their state was requesting social distancing? The music shop in town is shut. How would one go about getting a setup?
  21. While nonmusicians post "You're not hungry, you're bored"...

    How many of us need someone to make an instrument equivalent meme?

    I have not purchased a single instrument since this started - but man is it getting hard.

    I'm not even that good - I'm on...
  22. Re: help not-quite-intermediate player put together a tune set

    Thank you for all these new thoughts to mull :)

    I'm just playing in my bedroom after work. I realize I'm mixing regions with these songs, and I know some frown upon that, but I did it anyway :)
  23. help not-quite-intermediate player put together a tune set

    Hi,

    I have it stuck in my head that a tune set should be at least 3 songs. I've been working on a pair I found on The Session (The Red Crow, and St. Kilda Wedding (the 4th of 5 versions)). I am...
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    Re: Music Room Feng Shui

    Ok - I know I'm dredging up ancient history again, but... no sense in starting a new thread when this one was here, right?

    I use this corner of my bedroom for music. I don't want to use a closet...
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    General question about an Ebay transaction

    Hi.

    I ordered something 3 weeks ago with an ETA of Feb 4-7.
    On Jan 30 the tracking number was created.
    The item has still not arrived at the outgoing post office.

    Should I reach out to the...
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