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    Re: Plectrum guitar string gauges.

    Plectrum guitar

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    Re: Strings - Ball end to Loop End

    If you have a ball end string and need a loop end, you can simply remove the brass ball from the loop at the end of the string.
    The safest way to remove the brass ball is to "bite" it with a pair of...
  3. Thread: Pick Boxes

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    Re: Pick Boxes

    Bags, not boxes. Zip lock sandwich size plastic bags. Visible contents and adaptable size.
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    Re: How many of you play 3rd-less chords?

    A chord is three or more single pitches heard simultaneously.
    A dyad is two single pitches heard simultaneously.
    A power chord is a dyad and not a chord.
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    Re: Octave mandolin and pinky issue

    The thumb has its own tendon.
    First finger and pinkie each has a separate tendon.
    However, our two middle fingers share a tendon.
    If you look at the back of your hand you can see and trace...
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    The Kalamazoo Gals

    Podcast: The Kalamazoo Gals of the Old Gibson Guitar Factory
    The story of the women who stepped up to produce thousands of guitars during World War II.

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  7. Re: Flattened 3rd and Flattened 7th. Why use one over the other?

    The blue notes are the result of the pitches used by slide guitar and mandolin players and may require significant "bending" on fretted instruments played with no slide.

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  8. Re: Are there any 5-string tenors exist? Are there any vintage on

    The five-string version of the cello da spalla may have been what Bach had in mind for performing his Cello Suite No. 6 (which presents many technical problems on a four-string cello).

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    Re: Portable reverb ideas

    Retro Verb Classic - Stereo Digital Reverb Pedal - Analog Sounds? (nfi)
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    Re: Post a pic of your cat sleeping in your case

    Why do cats love boxes (and cases) so much?
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    Re: APC Octave Mandolin - Tuning

    Tuning is shown as the usual octave below mandolin in 4 courses.
    "Cordas: Aço, Afinação - (1ª) EE, AA, DD, GG - Tiro de corda 563 mm"
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    Re: Gibson K5 mandocello unicorns and fairy dust

    Butterflies and zebras, rainbows?
  13. Thread: Mandolin Mutes?

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    Re: Mandolin Mutes?

    Felt ukulele picks might be worth a try.

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    Re: What’s going through your mind during a solo?

    Sing!

    No matter what instrument is being played, string or wind, I'm singing the melody in my head.
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    Re: RC Cola And A Moon Pie

    In the 60's in SC, RC Cola had a marketing campaign.
    If the same logo on top of the cap was under the cork on the inside, the drink was free.
    Working in a general store, it became easy to spot...
  16. Re: J.L. Smith Mandolins: Yes! I'm still building some Emandos.

    Emando has builder info.
  17. Thread: H.O. Brown!

    by Jacob
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    Re: H.O. Brown!

    Bought a handmade wire strung folk harp online.
    Next morning found emails for a payment method refund, and an apology from the seller.
    When it was being prepared for shipping, it imploded.
    Asked...
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    Re: Ukulele with mando tuning

    Soprano ukes have a scale length of 13 inches and can be tuned to mandolin pitch GDAE with the soprano set.
    Concert ukes have a longer scale length of 15 inches and can be tuned to mandola pitch, a...
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    Re: Ukulele with mando tuning

    As mentioned above, Aquila Soprano Uke Mandolin Tuning and Aquila Concert Uke Mandola Tuning.
  20. Re: Seeking music by S. Seth Weeks & other Black mandolinists

    The 369th Infantry Regiment was not utilized in combat by the US Army.
    However, they were welcomed into the French army and wore those uniforms in battle.
    The first photo may have been at their...
  21. Re: Seeking music by S. Seth Weeks & other Black mandolinists

    James Reese Europe 369th Harlem Hell Fighters Band CD
    Compositions

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    In WWI the band marched through no man's land under enemy fire playing "Memphis Blues".
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    Re: Why play Mandolin?

    Exactly!!!
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    Re: is 17" scale adequate for electric OM?

    It should be workable. A 17 inch scale may require a rather thick G string. For a 19 inch scale electric, .050 works for me. Increased compensation at the bridge may be needed. On several solid body...
  24. Thread: Bubinga

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    Re: Bubinga

    For visual reference, guitar with (laminated?) "waterfall" bubinga back and sides.

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    Dreadnaught with Bubinga
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    Most definitely. It has resulted in a laser focused approach. Have purchased a single instrument that has happily/sadly ended my search for the perfect electric 5 string. 5 String Electric by Sparrow...
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