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    Re: Gospel Sheet Music or Chord Charts

    Steve Kaufman has a book called ďFlatpicking the GospelsĒ that has basic chord/melody/lyric and more advanced solos, so you have both options. I still pull it out periodically and work through some...
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    Re: how do you prevent and get rid of hand cramps

    For acute relief, use a squirt of yellow mustard. Donít know if itís the salt, vinegar, or it just makes you not care about the cramps anymore, lol, but I know some folks who swear by it.

    The...
  3. Re: Get Well Soon Dennis! (Owner of The Mandolin Store)

    Praying for you, Dennis!
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    Re: Happy Birthday Scott Tichenor!

    Happy Birthday, Scott!!
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    Re: 80/20 Bronze Strings

    Iíve played Elixirs forever on guitar, so tried them early in my mandolin journey. I liked them, and, on instruments played less often they lasted 8-12 months for me. One of my upgrade mandos came...
  6. Re: How to Keep a Headstock Tuner from Damaging Your Instrument

    Thanks to the tip in this thread (and a couple of Snarks breaking recently) I ordered 3 of them along with some Gravity picks to try out for a change of pace from my usuals. I have one mounted on my...
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    Re: Henderson A5 at Music Emporium

    Not me, but Iím glad someone snatched it, as I was sorely tempted...
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    Re: Newbie OM questions

    I own a Weber Bitterroot 20 incher that I love. A style body, with F holes. I used to have a 22.5 inch Hyalite, and the scale length was too much for me to comfortably play melody on, despite a great...
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Oh, wow, that's beautiful, Gary, and I love the tonal versatility. Very cool, thanks for posting!
  10. Re: Excited to join this community and yet (another) string quest

    Welcome! Yes, music has played a huge role in maintaining my sanity over the past year as well. While I can't speak to those specific strings, I'm using EJ-72 mandola strings (D'Addairio) on my 20...
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    Re: A Style in case for F style

    Yep. I actually prefer to keep my As in a F case because I like the extra scroll room...perfect place to roll up a strap without removing it ...
  12. Thread: Nmd

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    Re: Nmd

    Congrats!!
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    Re: Want to take up the cello

    My daughter is in her second year of law school in Boston, and one of her move days pre-pandemic was also a move in day ar Berklee. Man, that was an awesome sight...all those younglings (who can...
  14. Thread: Picks- Acrylic

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    Re: Picks- Acrylic

    Bluechip and Wegen remain my favorites, but I bought a V-Picks “Tree of Life” pick on a whim in the Classifieds a few weeks ago. Iirc it’s 2.78mm thick, which was a bit daunting given TAD 60 is the...
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    Re: Collings Vs. Northfield Vs. Kelley

    My Kelley A5 is more traditional sounding than a Collings MT I used to own and other MTs Iíve played through the years. The Collingsí fit/finish was spectacular and it had great playability and...
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    Re: Got me an Eastman MD315...

    Put a fresh set of strings on and wail on it. I agree that it’ll sound better with play. Whether that’s because it “opens up” or your fretting and picking hands adjust to the string spacing and neck...
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    Re: Intermediate Mando - Good Mando to Step up to?

    Since it’s gotta be a scroll (hey, I get it), I’d look at Kentucky KM 1000 or 1050 (used) and the Eastman 515 and up. Ratliff has a very good rep, and you can occasionally find some “unknown”...
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    Re: Intermediate Mando - Good Mando to Step up to?

    Eastman and Kentucky (Eastman, especially) still do a ton of hand carving and work in their building process, and their quality tends to be better than some of the other mass produced imports, so the...
  19. Re: Check out this Martin D28 Adi Top and braces VTS

    Sounds great! Get it set up to your preferences and wail on it a bit. I have a 00-17 1931 reissue that Iím falling in love with as well. Took a little time to get used to the 1 7/8 nut width, but now...
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    Re: The wear of celluloid

    I played celluloid picks for years and will still use them in situations at high risk for pick loss (lake docks, camping when sharing instruments with friends and their kids, etc (well, before...
  21. Thread: Absolute Silence

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    Re: Absolute Silence

    Another inexpensive option is to use the elastic strap from an acoustic guitar capo wrapped around the bridge. Not perfect, but a significant volume reduction...
  22. Thread: octave on valium?

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    Re: octave on valium?

    FP, agree that a 22.5 inch or longer OM gives you sustain and drive that the shorter scales can’t, but, damn, I just don’t have the finger length to make the longer scales work for me with...
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    Re: Jay Ungar, Mandolin Picker

    Thanks for the heads up, will watch...
  24. Re: Article: KFC and Elixir Enhanced Strings with CBD/THC Coating

    Yaaaaasssssss! Thank you ;)
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    Re: Looking for some insight into microtonal mandolin

    I respect his talent, but, yeah, agree with Shawn. I didnít make it past the first verse. Which, of course, is not a fair trial, but Iím on vacation and donít want to put forth that effort right now,...
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