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  1. Thread: No motivation

    by dhergert
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    Re: No motivation

    JamKazam...

    It is much better than not jamming! Online jamming may not be perfect, but what jam has ever been perfect?

    JamKazam does do best with a wired ethernet connection to a router, and...
  2. Re: Dumb and petty complaint (Doyle Lawson F-5 content)

    My experience may be different, but once I made my main-playing mandolin mine by spending years playing and tweaking setup with it, and finally by having it modified to suit my tastes, it became a...
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    Re: This Gibson legit?

    Or a Gitolin???

    From the fingerboard cut and the lack of binding in key locations I'd guess it's a basic A-9 allocated with 6 strings and painted interestingly.
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    If it had been me, it would be because I'm trying to play Salt Creek. :grin:
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    L-O-V-E ala Nat King Monroe.

    Really.

    (Me on either mandolin or banjo, wife sings and plays guitar.)
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    Re: Pre cut fretboard supply - UK

    You've been more than patient, and it's good that you contacted him. If you have any further issues after he sends a new one, you've got plenty of good suggestions here.

    It's especially good...
  7. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    That's how my F-9 looks inside the scroll. Not completely hollow, but there is some space there. I used to think the points had some space hollowed out too, but nope.
  8. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    It's important to look at period-specific Gibson mandolin markets to understand the popularity of the scroll.

    Historically, there was a ping of intense mandolin interest from the late 1800s to the...
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    Re: Heads up for you Mandolinists with Cats

    We are a cat-friendly home (to say the least, we are a multi adopted-cat home). Kidneys are a major source of problems, especially for post-adult neutered male cats. Females (neutered and not...
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    Re: Easiest Strings to Play?

    Another option for the flat-wound feel is the D'Addario FlatTops (EFT-74). The wound strings are Flat-Topped -- originally wound with phosphor bronze round-wound and then ground flat. They have...
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    Re: Strings for Nerve Damaged Hands

    Cross tuning (aka spit tuning) on a mandolin is more than open tuning. It's specifically turning your four course mandolin into an 8-string mandolin. Meaning, you can potentially tune each string...
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    Re: Strings for Nerve Damaged Hands

    Frank Wakefield is known for cross-tunings, among other mandolin techniques. Might find some YT cuts of his. I don't know which of his songs he cross-tuned, but others here might be able to share...
  13. Re: $59,000 Reward for Missing Gibson Shipping Ledger

    It was kindling for the Norlin "Get To Know You" barbecue.
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    Re: Rogue mandolin has no braces

    With the Rogue it isn't the wood that counts. It's the thick poly-plastic finish. Really.
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    Ironically, just after your original post here my son (who is single and lives in his own home in a nearby town) reported that he had received a positive test result, after he had tested about 10...
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    Thank you Chuck (@tree), for being open and clear about this. I honestly only know 2 in-person people personally who have or have had the virus... Both are older retired guys, one had a lighter...
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    Re: Strings for Nerve Damaged Hands

    Might look at Thomastic mandolin strings, I've never used them but they get good reviews and they are typically lower tension than typical mandolin strings. They may produce different tone too -- ...
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    I'm in California and we're in an up-surge all over the state right now... From what I've been reading, everyone is exposed, the differences are in the dosage (or, the density) of the virus and in...
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    Re: All of My 2020 Festivals Have Been Cancelled

    It takes a lot of energy, money and resources to start and succeed with a festival. I've seen a number of them come and go through my 50 years associated with bluegrass, losing a few very big...
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    Re: .017 A string....whoa!

    Yup, I use the D'A loop .017, but I tune that 2nd course to E, and the first course (D'A loop .015) to G. I'm afraid if I tune those strings to standard A and E I'd break something -- the .017 might...
  21. Re: Does anyone know what this piece is from Siera Hull?

    Sounds like warm-up exercises to me, her warm-up exercises would be like playing "Alabama Jubilee" for me (the most complicated song I do). Might be an original piece of hers though.

    If it had...
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    Re: All of My 2020 Festivals Have Been Cancelled

    Just two pertinent but unrelated thoughts...

    I've read a number of recent articles that suggest that any vaccine within a year to 18 months at best will only avoid immediate infection but will...
  23. Thread: New F9

    by dhergert
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    Re: New F9

    Great job Jim!!!
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    Re: Gibson catalogs

    Very nice collection of catalogs!
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    Re: Pachelbel's Canon and Gigue in D

    Our band (banjo, fiddle, guitar and double bass) did the Canon part as a processional (in D) for a wedding a couple of years ago. Then instead of the Gigue we immediately broke into Turkey Knob...
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