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  1. Re: Installing a James tailpiece on a Collings MT2

    No need to post in several areas.
    One simple phone call to Collings will likely answer the question.
  2. Re: Straight Up Strings by Siminoff - any thoughts or experiences

    I tried Straight Up Strings and couldn't tell any significant difference in sound from J74s and such.
    I found the technical explanations for the strings to include too much 'hand waving' and too...
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    Re: Silk and Steel Strings?

    I tried silk & steel strings several years ago on a couple of mandolins which were a little "tinny" sounding instead of mellow.
    The silk & steel strings made them sound significantly better, more...
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    Re: Jamie Wiens Mandolins

    I played that Wiens w/ virzi several weeks ago while in Nashville. It sounded very nice and played well. Not a banjo killer, but very nice full sound.
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    Re: Sellerís Remorse - 2008 custom Weber Fern

    If you haven't already, you might google his name in case he has a web page now.

    Also, many people have made email changes through the years from things like "musician" at aol.com to "musician" at...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    I learned a few banjo tunes 35 years ago, Scruggs style. Wisely gave it up after I noticed that the banjo weighs about a ton.
    I still have one in the closet.:)
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    Re: what is the best selling mandolin.

    You're kidding. Right?~:>:whistling:
  8. Thread: Woodstock

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    Re: Woodstock

    Well, I was about to start a semester including 3 chemistry courses, calculus, physics, and German. I probably should have been in NY with something to smoke to help prepare for what was coming.:))
  9. Re: Loudness with Chris Thile CT 55 Bluechip pick?

    Congratulations on finding an 8 year old pick thread to comment on.:whistling:
  10. Re: Congratulations to Eli Wildman - Galax Mandolin winner x2

    Steve,
    Are you bringing any AX models to IBMA this year? Would love to try one.
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    Re: Round core mandolin strings?

    Just to add one more option, Mapes advertises strings with an OCTAGONAL core also. I suppose this gives an effect somewhere between round core and hex core.

    I tried them a year or so ago and...
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    Re: General Mandolin Discussion

    I reread the guidelines, but still don't see the problem.
    Bill, if you see it why not tell us?
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    Re: Ingles Violin Stand Question

    I used some of that on the clamping sufaces of my clip-on tuner to prevent clouding the finish of a soft-varnished instrument. Worked pretty well, but had some trouble sticking the felt to the...
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    Re: Ingles Violin Stand Question

    Through the years I've had some concerns about the possibility of marring instruments in contact with rubber or plastic of instrument stands. The worries mostly stem from some spots caused by...
  15. Re: Help! I can't hear the beat when I play a break

    I knew a guy who played cajůn in a bluegrass group.
    How would your group feel about your being the drummer for a couple years just to ingrain the 'beat' into your brain? (I'm kinda kidding,...
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    Re: Toddlers mandolins and flying

    Let me propose a bit of heresy: consider leaving the mando home and just enjoying the family for a few days.
    Amazing how soon toddlers become adults. Just saying.:(
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    Re: Solved a buzzing problem on my Ratliff

    Use only the tiniest bit of polish or loctite (use the weakest) on those Waverly screws. If they get stuck, it's pretty easy to twist off the screw head with a screwdriver. (a friend told me that...
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    Re: Finger exercises ?

    Okay. If you really want to do something helpful, I'll recommend the four finger closed position exercises.

    (oops, I just noticed that atsunrise has already recommended this.)
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    Re: Finger exercises ?

    Maybe just me, but when I had been playing mandolin "for a few weeks", I was doing well to remember which side of the mandolin was the front. Worrying about specific exercises before just getting...
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    Re: Thile quote on resting hand on the bridge

    I do what Chris does; .... but I don't sound much like he does.:(
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    Re: Instrument Appraisals

    IIRC, the minimum is a premium of around $200/year and covers up to around $30K. Above that is more, but I don't know how it's calculated.
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    Re: Can't Find a Post!

    So no one can discover that you're also reading the banjo forums.:))
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    Re: Finger exercises ?

    Nothing special is needed. Just play and be patient. Trust me.:)

    (But you'll soon get lots of other advice.)
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    Re: What gauge for 1st course?

    If you must have those notes, it might be time for a <ahem> capo. <ouch!>:whistling:
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    Re: Instrument Appraisals

    I've used Heritage for almost a decade and never needed an appraisal.

    IIRC, they have two methods of insuring the instruments. (I might get this wrong a little) On modern instruments at least, you...
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