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    Re: Mike Compton changed my pick grip

    Two weekends ago I saw Chris Thile in a solo concert at Lime Kiln in Lexington, Va. I had hoped I might talk with him after the show about his pick grip. Unfortunately that opportunity didn't...
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    Re: About my pick grip

    [QUOTE=Tom Wright;1714793]I have noticed pretty much all guitar players I see use a fairly open hand shape. It is likely due to the fact they are jazz or other electric guitar players.

    I, too...
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    Re: About my pick grip

    You know it's funny. When I "mime" holding a pick my last 3 fingers naturally fold back into my palm, as if ready to form a fist. But with mandolin in hand it seems more challenging to keep that...
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    About my pick grip

    As I often do, I evaluate and re-evaluate my right hand pick grip. When watching many good players, and how they hold their picks, they have their picking hand fingers tucked in a loose fist. When...
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    Re: Barnes Walsh Gordy

    Saw them together about a year ago in Charlottesville VA. Great show by 3 of the best out there these days.
  6. Thread: CA Glue Advise

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    Re: CA Glue Advise

    I have found that storing CA glue in the refrigerator keeps it good up to a year. Make sure the tip is clean and place in a zip lock bag.8
  7. Thread: New Hamlett A

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    Re: New Hamlett A

    Here is the headstock ambigram from my new Hamlett #40. Also a couple pictures(poor quality) of the mandolin itself.174910174911174912174913

    Click on the images twice and it displays upright. ...
  8. Re: Sierra Hull: Orchestra concerts in the Pacific Northwest

    I believe Mike Marshall, Joe K Walsh, and John Mailander among others also play Austin's OMs.
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    Re: Would appreciate some opinions please.

    There's a nice Hamlett A5 (NFI) in the classifieds right now and would be a real steal.
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    Re: Training the Mind

    Several thoughts here. One very helpful, two analogous. This thread reminds me of Charlie Parker's comment about learning your instrument, then practice, practice, practice, and then when you get...
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    Frets and Acoustics

    Do new frets sometimes change tone? My mandolin has very small frets which makes it a little challenging to finger sometimes so I am planing on a fret job and having .080 frets installed. So what...
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    Re: How Long is Long Enough

    Yesterday the wait ended and I must say it turned out a happy ending. A new custom made bridge saddle, with a new set of strings, and this mandolin is sounding like her old self. Loud, clear, warm...
  13. Thread: New Hamlett A

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    Re: New Hamlett A

    Still working on getting photos of #40 as soon as the weather breaks. In the mean time John's sense of design and detail is also very nice. I've always liked the headstock shape of his A models. ...
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    Re: New Hamlett A

    ColdBeerGoCubs, that's a different tailpiece than John's custom designed standard! Guess I'd better go out into the backyard and find a tree. Very nice! I think #40 had been his personal use...
  15. Thread: New Hamlett A

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    Re: New Hamlett A

    Pictures coming soon. Also with a surprise--at least surprise to me--headstock inlay.
  16. Thread: New Hamlett A

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    New Hamlett A

    A few years back I posted having acquired a John Hamlett F5 mandolin. And I swooned over it and recommended to anyone looking for a builder that John should be included for consideration. Well I now...
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    Re: How Long is Long Enough

    As of the end of this week still no bridge and no communication from my builder. I will be buying another mandolin which should be in next week. John Hamlett a.k.a. Sunburst has an A model...
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    Re: How Long is Long Enough

    Hey Br1ck I sure am glad my wife doesn't read Cafe posts. You aren't helping my plight very much. But to all you Cafe people who have posted and PM'd I want to thank you for some great advice and...
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    Re: How Long is Long Enough

    Great advice. She's getting a new fancy gas range, which should be in next week. I'm going to give another week or so about this bridge thing and then start gentle nudging towards the end of the...
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    Re: How Long is Long Enough

    I humbly stand chastised. But don't tempt me, my wife will step in!
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    Re: How Long is Long Enough

    This mandolin is getting some age on it. 30 years getting close to 40 years. And I'm pretty sure it was built by the luthier. The builder is the one who offered to make another. I am offering to...
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    How Long is Long Enough

    This is a ticklish question/situation for me. I have a mandolin whose saddle broke a while back. So the 2nd week of December I sent it to the builder to use to make a new one. Including several...
  23. Thread: MAS or not

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    Re: MAS or not

    Lots of good advice here and I'm sure it will help you sort things out. My own story, in short, is I had a late teens F2 many, many years ago. I got severe tendonitis, bordering on carpal tunnel. ...
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    Re: Flatwounds on a Tenor

    What gauges are you using on your Blueridge?
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    Re: Flatwounds on a Tenor

    Scale length is 23". And I would be looking in the realm of 13-46, 47, or 48. I like the 13 because it tunes from E to D fairly easily.
    Thanks colorado_al for the tip about emando. Before I throw...
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