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    Re: Eastman El Rey Video Review

    I always respect your opinion Daniel, but in mine the only thing "endemic" is their ,"Eastmans" ,excuses. I do agree with,"Lots can be done to ameliorate the e string issue". It's not rocket science....
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    Re: Eastman El Rey Video Review

    I can't wrap my head around why a major manufacturer would release a product with a problem with pick-ups on an electric mandolin, that already has an image problem. To say that's just the way it is,...
  3. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Agree.
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    Re: General Mandolin Post - Re-dux and apologies

    I was biting my lip. Thanks for seeing the other ways your post could be interpreted.
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    ops
  6. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    At 7:36 I thought I heard a "mic drop".:whistling:
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    Re: I canít play now

    Sorry to hear of your assault. As a biker who's been assaulted three times, I think you'll come out fine in the end. Better, stronger, and you legit dodged another of life's bullets. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Only the best to you and yours Ivan.
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    Re: Who makes custom strings?

    I bought a set of "Mapes" "blues" guitar strings with various gages about a month ago after hearing about them here. I never in my life got a more DEAD set of strings. There wasn't an ounce of ring...
  10. Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    I got the Polytune 3 a few months back for my electric guitars and it's pretty great...:whistling:
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    Re: Song Writers???

    The idea, is first for me whether music or lyric. I never have luck "trying" to write, it has to be pretty spontaneous. Not saying not to try just what works for me. I can write while trying, but it...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    This video has no mandolin. but I wanted to post here to show how one person half way across the world can make a difference. A fellow member here, Ivan Kelsall, shared a battle with cancer that...
  13. Re: What mandolin recordings are definitive to evolving its role?

    I don't think the mandolin has evolved at all. And probably never will. Depending on your definition. I don't equate popularity with evolution. A handful of rock songs from a span of almost 50 years...
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    Re: Santa Lucia, mandolin quartet (with score)

    I missed this post. Thanks Martin as always. This was my first Italian song soooo many years ago and has a permanent place in my heart.:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Happy fourth of July!

    Thanks! Happy fourth to all !!! My wife and I celebrate with an all day Harley ride. She on hers, me on mine. Freedom! PARTY!!! :mandosmiley::mandosmiley::mandosmiley:
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    Re: Pickup for pin bridge mando

    I don't know anything about mandolin pick-ups, but what kind of mandolin do you have with a pinned bridge ?
  17. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    We know corporations have no soul so it kinda surprised me when they needed a tool, a " spokesperson" , they were very successful. Except it was the wrong kind of "tool". :disbelief:
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    Re: Soft Picks ?

    I had to lower the pick-ups from new, they were almost touching the strings, and I've since adjusted them by ear which I prefer over just measurements. So along with heavier strings and better...
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    Re: Music Streaming service question...

    I've tried Pan,Spot,Amz, ect... And if you don't have any music library there OK. BUT they all have the same selections of generic and very common songs which get repeated over and over and over and...
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    Re: Soft Picks ?

    Thanx again MC friends. I will try all suggestions I can, I did get hold of a Tortex .73 which I liked other than too thin am going to try the two thickest ones. The tone I'm looking for is not...
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    Re: Soft Picks ?

    I use a TPR-BC mostly, and being used to it it's my go to pick and has a nice round edge I prefer. This Brian Setzer 6120 is the wildest guitar I have, hard to tame. I have to coax most electrics but...
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    Soft Picks ?

    I need some of advice from some of our pick experts. While I prefer a hard smooth pick, ie.BC for mandolin, I am now looking for a soft pick that's still smooth on the strings but will give me more...
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    Re: Are Eastmans a keeper?

    If you can't be with the one you love ....
  24. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    I think that's a fair question. That will never be answered, at least not here.
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    Re: Wearing a watch and RH anchor

    I'm right handed and wear my watch on my right also. I get why RHs wear watches on the left but I always disliked it. So I remove my watch when playing and use a pocket watch during performances,...
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