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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    Maybe, but just two guys opinions.

    Ymmv
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    Re: Attaching pickguard w/ velcro

    I've seen several mandos, including Collings and Sullivan's with a clear piece of thin, self adhering plastic added to protect the finish. Much easier to install.
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    Re: A recent Mini Squire conversion

    Nice, but inquiring minds want to know what the bridge and tailpiece look like.:)
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    Re: Pain in Fretting Hand?

    Start the ffcp practice up the neck from the nut and work towards the nut, starting at D for instance. This allows for a warmup before you work on the positions with the hardest stretches. The Bb...
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    Re: Very high notes on a budget instrument

    Sounds like a violin teacher dabbling with mandolins.
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    Re: Changing the tuning for medieval sound

    well, it is 11 years old or more, can't tell which link you are referencing.
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    Re: Shipping Costs

    Why do you think that's high? Or rather, what do you think it should cost? And if you were an extremely frequent customer, wouldn't you try to negotiate a discount?
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    John Moore/Bluegrass Etc

    Anybody seen him or his band play recently? Checked his website for a music schedule (johnmoore4horses.com) but havenít seen any activity for this year, nor has his site been updated.

    Heís one of...
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    Re: Improvising

    For me, if music is about communication, then your break should say something. The original tune says something in its structure. I think a break should utilize that structure to say something...
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    Oregon will not make the list, no sales tax.
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    Re: What is this wood figuring called?

    Big trees can expose a large amount of silking due to the ability to have a wide board that could be right on the quarter. Carving will change the surface geometry to off the quarter and lose the...
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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    I hope they achieve what they desired. They make fine instruments.
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    Re: Refinishing the top: pros and cons

    Wouldn't a '34 have a truss rod? I don't see any indication. Is it perhaps older? Got any numbers for identification?

    If it’s older, could be varnish.
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    Re: Refinishing the top: pros and cons

    It could be very pretty refinished, with new hardware. No significant sound change, if any, and probably a bit more fun. Certainly not a collector piece, so choose what makes your heart happy.
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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    Plenty of similarities to my eye in this new line for Bourgeois. “Bourgeois will be responsible for design, materials selection, voicing, setup, and quality control, and Eastman will contribute...
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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    It’s not clear to me that Dana Bourgeois was/is the majority owner. It appears they were reorganized in 2000 and again in 2015. It looks more like the majority owners have changed their business...
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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    Looks like the Northfield model is attracting other firms.
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    Re: What is this wood figuring called?

    “Spruce, cedar, and redwood guitar tops are riftsawn, with the familiar annular grain pattern running parallel to the strings and the perpendicular end grain visible on the edge of the soundhole. On...
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    Re: What is this wood figuring called?

    A better photo, maybe shot from the same perspective as above, would be helpful. It could just be silking.
  20. Re: Interview with Ron Thomason of Dry Branch Fire Squad

    nice, thanks.
  21. Re: Campanella two-point (How to make an accent on due?)

    A lighter e string won't be more powerful, although if you lighten only the others the balance may seem better.
  22. Re: Article: The 1978 Bob Givens Interview from The Guitars Frien

    +1. Not available on Bluegrass Unlimited.
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    Re: Plexi for templates

    Years ago I worked on racket ball court doors and cut sheets of 1/2" plexiglas into small door lights. Good horsepower, sharp blades on an industrial panel saw and recut to size on a sliding table...
  24. Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    Sounds perfect for Cajun music:popcorn:
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    Re: Songwriting

    What kind of resources were you thinking of? And would they be different from songwriting on another instrument?
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