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    RIP Pharoah Sanders

    Had a great sound, beautiful tone, and had the coolest Duke/Count/King-style name.

    Ah, spelled the last name wrong, sorry, can't change it now (I gigged a lot with Reggie Workman's nephew,...
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    "Frotation"? :whistling:
  3. Re: The Dilemma of Motivation, Attention Span, and Practice Regim

    There's your problem right there.

    A oft-quoted maxim applies: "The difference between amateurs and professionals: Amateurs wait for inspiration – professionals just get to work."

    You wouldn't...
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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    "Frablature"? :)
  5. Re: Your favourite manufacturer offers you a signature model

    I own #2 of the three Mike Marshall Signature Series 5-string electrics that John Knutson made – I think it's safe to assume that it was pretty much a custom-from-the-gitgo project.

    (On the other...
  6. Re: Your favourite manufacturer offers you a signature model

    Not quite a signature model, but when Rigel offered to make me a custom model using one of eight CT110 birds-eye maple bodies that they'd made and set aside, I went with midnight blue with ebony...
  7. Re: Pick Choice on Electric Mandolin vs Acoustic

    BC TAD-3R 60s on my acoustics, BC TAD-3R 35s or 40s on my electrics.
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    Re: Mandolin is guitar upside down?

    Yes. :)
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    Re: TI bridge compensation

    I got extra interchangeable saddles made after I noticed that the TI's (medium) wound A's got flatter as I ventured up the neck.
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    Re: Different chord shapes

    Yes, Am=Am. An Am chord has an A, a C, and an E, in any order (eg C-A-E is an Am). If if has more than one A, and/or more than one C, and/or more than one E, it's still an Am.

    There are lots of...
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    Re: 10-string mandolin

    I've used Thomastik light-gauge E's on my Rigel 15 7/8" scale 10-string R-200 "mandolin/mandola"s (Pete Langdell's definition) for years, and haven't had one snap yet.
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    Re: Mando Strat Case/gig bag ideas

    Superior Mandolin Gig Bag

    I've used these for my mandocasters, with satisfactory results.
  13. Re: Moved to Kazakhstan, need free sheet music until stuff arrive

    PM me with your email address, I'll send you lots.
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    Re: D’Addario flat tops

    I use 'em on my 1921 H2 – they sound great, but the tension is (a) um, challenging, and (b) a little worrisome on a 101-year-old instrument.
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    Re: Earplugs for loud session?

    I'll recommend an expensive and mildly complicated route (which I've travelled – PM me for details or advice): install a pickup (if your instrument doesn't already have one), use a little...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    Jazz open-mic/jams don't have this problem because, when a group assembles onstage, the participants discuss what to play, and veto any suggestions that are not known by all.

    Any given tune at an...
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen with a mandolin.

    Yes, the first Guitar Aficionado, I believe.
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    I've attended a few sessions where the more advanced players simply show up later, and the participants seem very okay with the way the evening develops.
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    Ignorance of a particular session's/jam's/whatever's finer points of conduct is no reason to label it intolerant – any situation that combines music-making with social get-togethering is going to...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    I was assuming that Dunning-Kruger was a brand of beer that I was not yet acquainted with. :)
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    Re: Upright Electric Bass Build

    I visited Rigel-maker Pete Langdell's house once, to pick up a new instrument. He had some odd inventions lying around his living room, including one that had a double bass-style body with a...
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    Re: My latest build: An orpharion

    OAS strikes again! :)
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    Re: Mandolin chords chart in standard notation

    New ones get added now and then. The older ones get updated occasionally too – fingering changes/suggestions, extra info, layout tweaks etc.
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    Re: Guitar feels huge ...

    Ibanez makes one too. Both of those are "travel-size"d guitars, and I was after something bigger, that sounded fuller etc.
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    Re: Guitar feels huge ...

    I've played Irish Trad on mandolin for years, and when the situation came up that my wife (who has played Irish Trad for many more years than I have) needed an accompanist, I "created" the "Irish...
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