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  1. Re: Classical nerd roll call: Lyon & Healy archtops

    I, too, lust in my heart for a Style A mandola, but practically speaking, cannot justify the expense.

    bratsche
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld string weights

    I'm glad you got your answer. I have no experience with the 174s, other than to try them on mandolas, as I don't have an octave mandolin of any scale right now... I was referring to the 164s being...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld string weights

    They do make them for octave mandolin, only they're called the Mandola set (174). (For a mandola, you'd want the Alto Mandolin set - 164 -, but they run short, so you'd have to measure your...
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    Re: Sawchyn Beavertail Mandola

    PM sent in response to yours.

    bratsche
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    Re: Don't let those mandolins get thirsty

    In my S. Florida house, it's impossible to get the humidity below 60% in the summer, even with the AC running full time. In the master bedroom, which somehow is the most humid room and even worse,...
  6. Re: I put new strings on and positioned the bridge myself

    For me, a string change every three years is quite normal, but I use Thomastiks and don't play exclusively on any one instrument, so they last quite well that long, or even longer. If I'm not...
  7. Re: Where do all the Mandolin Cafe decals end up?

    File cabinet. I like my cases & vehicles free of adornment.

    bratsche
  8. Re: What's the weirdest MUSICAL thing you've ever done?

    I love that, Bob! You should post some videos! I also love your tagline - I have a sign in my kitchen that says the same thing. ;)

    bratsche
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    Re: I started a blog!

    I caught when you said that you were still a teen. But you do write much better than 95% of your age group. Must be the home schooling! :)
    Oh, and I subscribed too. Look forward to reading about...
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    Re: Fingerstyle mandolin

    My journey into fifths-tuned ukuleles has led me to explore fingerpicking on mandola. Adds another color to the palette, for sure!

    bratsche
  11. Re: Tip: Replacing Book Bindings with Spiral Bindings

    Some creative solutions to the shelf ID problem can be found here.

    bratsche
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    Re: This is mind blowing....

    Was that the point all along, for real? I always wondered what their name meant, but never put 2 and 2 together because the accent on mandarin is on the first syllable, and the accent on mandolin is...
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    Re: tenor uke to mandolin tuning

    Tenor ukes work great in CGDA mandola tuning. GDAE, not so much - you need a shorter scale uke.

    bratsche
  14. Thread: Round picks

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    Re: Round picks

    Hi Victor, good to "see" you, too! Good points - real music (versus synthetic) includes its many integral extraneous sounds, and each of us has our personal tolerance/annoyance thresholds. The only...
  15. Thread: Round picks

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    Re: Round picks

    When I first started my plectrum journey, though I liked their articulation capabilities, I was very clumsy with pointed picks, getting them easily hung up in the strings, so I opted for rounder...
  16. Re: 10 high end guitars seized by Moose & Goose, find good homes,

    Moose & Goose? Sounds like the name of a pub...

    bratsche
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    Re: Did someone say PICKS?

    Sheesh... THEY'RE NOT MINE! The OP is a link to a local Craigslist ad, for those who didn't notice! :)) :)) :))

    bratsche
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    Did someone say PICKS?

    NFI. Just thought I'd post it for grins.

    bratsche

    https://images.craigslist.org/01010_kkesthzAoZL_1200x900.jpg
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    Re: F-Style Mandola progress

    How about "Gibsnot"? :grin:

    bratsche
  20. Re: Kongthong village babies are named with a melody

    Thanks for posting. These types of little-known musical/cultural traditions from isolated parts of the world are fascinating to me. This one reminded me somewhat of the whistling language on the...
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    Re: Timple in 5ths tuning

    Very interesting! I only visited Lanzarote briefly, and of course I didn't know about a long-necked timple - learn something new each day! In that case, I don't know how to attain that tuning. I...
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    Re: Dots or no dots

    I prefer side markers only, I don't need them very often, but it's nice to have them there. But I just don't get the ones on the fretboard. If you bend over far enough to see them, you're hurting...
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    Re: Timple in 5ths tuning

    Patrick, how are you measuring it? Because that doesn't sound right. The scale length is the vibrating string length only - from nut to bridge saddle. A whole timple canario is barely more than...
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    Re: Photographing shiny things

    You took the words right out of my fingers. Exactly what I do!

    bratsche
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    Re: What's up with USPS?

    Our main problem with the USPS has been on the local level, when the regular carrier has the day off or is on vacation and one of her substitutes is working the route. Our regular carrier is great -...
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