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    Re: Need a new mandaloun?

    If you put a little to it, you can afford one of those meteor rock picks posted the other day.
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    So, how do Italians pronouce 'Mandolin', and why is that word also the name for a cullinary device designed for slicing vegetables thin? I used to play with a guy called Fang (full name, changed by...
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    Yes indeed, Jerry was just your average downhome cosmic bluegrass playing bib overall cosmic hippie, and a fine musician - now THERE'S a man to dance with racoons like he means it. Hang on, we have...
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    Re: Looking for suggestions

    David P - what they said above. I did all this about 3 months ago, and I went for an Eastman 305 in the end - that might suit you as they have quite a strong agressive tone that is more likely to cut...
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    For me, the most widespread grammatical nonsense in English is signwritten misplaced apostrophes, e.g. Emission's Testing, Mikes' Mandolins (no reference to any persons living or dead etc...).
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    Re: Need a new mandaloun?

    Here's the meaning of Mandaloun, from Wikipedia (click to enlarge) - my, you learn something every day :)

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    Thanks Ranald, that's very interesting, no doot aboot it (apologies - a Canadian friend of my son used to say that self-deprecatingly.). The concept of 'Canadian Raising' on the vid explains it well....
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    To my UK tuned ear, West Coast Canadians often say something similar to 'aboot', but most of my Vancouver born relatives deny they do that. Is there some kind of cultural thing there that they think...
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    Who'd have thought so many answers aboot a bowt.
  10. Thread: Tone Guard!!

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    Re: Tone Guard!!

    Yeah, I bought one (from Elderley Instruments in USA to UK) this year. It took a few weeks to get here, but no problems, no extra duty to pay .
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    Just remember that when you first saw a guy in bib overalls dancing with a racoon, the music was Aretha Frankin...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwyuXI-5QIQ
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    Re: New carbon fiber mandolin builder

    So remember guys - 'Mandolins Die in Hot Cars'. (there was a useful UK pet safety campaign which substituted 'Dogs' for 'Mandolins' in that phrase).
  13. Thread: Tone Guard!!

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    Re: Tone Guard!!

    And...it looks to me that the asymetrical spring strut which that attachment prong ends might foul an arm rest with violin style attachment clamps - or it might not, you'd have to check one out....
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    Re: New carbon fiber mandolin builder

    I'm not sure tha a CF mandolin would need a larger body to get a full sound, or that there would be a problem with warmth if well designed. My Luis & Clarke CF violin has a smaller body but a bigger...
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    Re: Finally got the 314!

    You mean a $325 meteorite pick won't make me play faster than all those good guys? I'm shocked!
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    Re: Tone Guard!!

    i think Elderly Instruments is cheaper for Tone-Gard than buying direct when you add the carriage to UK.
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    Re: Finally got the 314!

    It's probably got a cast alloy tailpiece (recent OEM upgrade to 300 series Eastmans). The tuners might be a no-brainer replacement unless they've upgraded (Eastman seem to be quite responsive to...
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    Re: New carbon fiber mandolin builder

    I believe there might be an under $1000 CF mandolin coming from the Klos guitar company. That price might persuade a few people they need a 'leave in the car' mandolin.
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    Re: Rubner tuners on Eastman MD305?

    I'm sure a top of the line individual mandolin is a wonderful thing, but I suggest there's a strong case for having a less expensive instrument (of any kind)sorted as well as it can be, whether it's...
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    Re: Rubner tuners on Eastman MD305?

    I have an Eastman MD305, and guys, I don't think it's the nut etc, IMO it's the tuners. Mine are stiff from new, with or without strings and with or without Nut Sauce lubricant
  21. Thread: Pig Jicking?

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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    Of course, I might be comprehensive but wrong :)
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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    Using YouTube's slowdown facility to 50% of actual speed, (click the gearwheel there for Settings, guys), it looks to me like you're mostly doing alternative picking Dagger, with glide strokes across...
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    Re: Pig Jicking?

    Looking at a bunch of the above posts, it strikes me that quite a lot of players here seem to go with whatever mechanics are easiest to play and make musical sense. To me, playing DD anywhere other...
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin Raffle

    I used to play an English ceilidh every year for an association called something like the South London Confectioner's Association. One year they suggested members bring the raffle prizes. They all...
  25. Thread: stand or sit?

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    Re: stand or sit?

    At least mandolinists don't have a trade off between bodily health vs fashion expenditure to deal with. I played fiddle for years in Scottish dance bands, sitting between kilted accordionists playing...
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