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    Re: Chorusing bleah

    Chorus and vibrato pedals can be downright obnoxious.

    They can also be great! In a stereo rig with a subtle setting, pedals like the Boss CE-2 or the Mr. Black Vintage Ensemble can add some...
  2. Re: Thoughts on getting a country sound with an electric mandolin

    Hi AMM,

    I have a Schwab 5-string, and I know exactly what youíre describing. There are a lot of really good suggestions here, butófor meóa pre-amp pedal with a powerful tone stack or an EQ pedal...
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    Alternative tunings for your 5-string

    Hi gang!

    I have come to the conclusion I use my C-string much less than the other, traditional mandolin strings. Given most of the songs I play are in the keys of G, D or A, I was thinking about...
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    Re: New Speaker Cabinet

    Hi Tom.

    Two months into your home brew cabinet! Are you still pleased? Do you have any sound clips?
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    Re: New Speaker Cabinet

    Give us an update, Tom!

    Now that you have been using the cab for a month, what are your thoughts? Do you still like it? Have you discovered any shortcomings?
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    Re: New Speaker Cabinet

    Dang.

    It looks like I killed another thread.
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    Re: New Speaker Cabinet

    I love projects like this, and I think this is fascinating for a couple of different reasons: 1.) I love smaller speakers due to their property of better sound dispersion because of a shallower cone....
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    Re: New Speaker Cabinet

    Very cool, Tom!

    Is this cabinet closed or open in the back? Iím guessing closed, because of the port in the front?
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    Re: Re-lectrified!

    What I like to do with folk, traditional tunes is use a combination of subtle reverb and tremolo. For instance, take a slower tempo song like Wayfaring Stranger. Set the reverb to taste, and then...
  10. Re: Why did you gravitate toward the electric side?

    Itís interesting reading peopleís history with this uncommon version of our instrument.

    I played the clarinet through college, and then life happened. Music took a back seat. When things finally...
  11. Why did you gravitate toward the electric side?

    Hi Gang!

    For those of you who have made the jump, what pulled you towards the expensive, toy-laden, world of pickups, pedals, and amps? Was it the pursuit of different timbres? Was it the desire...
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    Re: NMD Mandobird IV

    Congrats! Now then, what's the first modification you are planning, Dave?
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    Re: String trees

    I've never had a problem with the strings--no breakage or intonation issues--on my Schwab.
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    Nice Little Wing Cover on Mandolin

    Just as the thread title suggests, this kid does a really nice cover of Little Wing. Give it a listen.

    https://youtu.be/Yl6FwpTm1PA
  15. Re: I made the first step to Electronic. Now what?

    Congratulations on getting your mandolin, CG!

    Another pickup option is Steve Ryder. He makes superb custom mandolins complete with his own hand-wound pickups specifically voiced for the electric...
  16. Re: I made the first step to Electronic. Now what?

    CG, has it arrived yet?
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    Re: Post your rig!

    Thanks, Dave. I'm fortunate in that my wife doesn't give me too much grief about my gear purchases!

    The signal chain goes as follows:
    Tuner>fuzz>250>Quilter Input
    Effects...
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    Re: Post your rig!

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  19. Re: How do you justify a high end mandolin? Or do you?

    I wrote this on the Cafe a while back:

    I learned a long time ago when I was burning through inexpensive clarinets that a cheap instrument will almost always either play or sound cheap. I never...
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    Is anyone familiar with this?

    My son is looking for a fun way to learn jazz improvisation, and this looks like a possibility. I don't want to cast $50 into the wind if it's not worth it.

    https://improviseforreal.com

    Has...
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    Re: Learn to read music?

    Languages are best learned by total immersion, and in some ways I think it works well for learning notation.

    Get a pencil. Learn where GDAE are on the treble clef, and then find some sheet music...
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    Re: Charlie Christian pickup?

    I would never presume to speak (write) for others, but I think there are a good number of us eager to hear a sound file! :popcorn:
  23. Re: Mandolins That Work Well With Extra Light Strings

    I have a Flatiron 2MW pancake that seems like it was made for a light gauge set (34-24-14-10) of strings. The action does not need to be adjusted to accommodate these light strings, and the sound is...
  24. Re: ISO advice on pedals, chains, and boards

    Very nice board, Dave.

    Have you tried the compressor before the dirt box? It may make no difference at all, but it may also reduce your baseline noise level if those two pedals are always on.
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  25. Re: ISO advice on pedals, chains, and boards

    Hi Dave,

    I run a Schwab 5-string through a pedal board. Before you "pull the trigger" on the ModTone, consider a Diamond compressor. In addition to a light or heavy squeeze, something magical...
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