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    Re: Campfire travel Mandolin

    No doubt, we all have our own situations and druthers. Unlike the OP, I don't play often with others with my travel mando--it's mainly for practice. But like the OP, I see the low monetary value of...
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    Re: "Mandolin Hacks"

    Rob Meldrum's book on setting up your mandolin yourself with Harbor Freight files and gauges fits the bill. Great approach for Rogue-level mandos, I've tried it, but I entrust the setup of valued or...
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    Re: FrankenMando (you need to see this)

    Makes me think of those "Rolls-Royce" fronts that those of a certain age will remember for VW bugs. I love goofy DIY solutions as self-expression, so I got a big kick out of seeing this!
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    Re: Lots of notes vs. defining the melody

    I take the OP's comment rather differently than most here. I think he's talking about the difference between an intermediate player and an advanced player. As intermediate players, we get wrapped up...
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    Re: Travel with a nice mandolin

    Charley,

    I've taken my beater (from the same factory, it would appear, as the Rogue-100A with a different headstock/name) twice to Belize in a padded gig bag with shoulder straps and have had no...
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    Re: To read or not to read...

    At an impressionable age, I heard the old joke, "Q to folk musician: Can you read music? A: Not enough to hurt my playing!" and believed it true, not seeing it as the bit of showmanship that it is....
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    Re: Playing with an out of tune piano

    Our 1908 Chickering and Sons upright piano is marked on the iron frame inside "International Pitch A 435" in 1" black lettering--not only may old pianos be weaker, but before WWII, they may not be...
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    Re: Left hand arthritis

    Helpful thread for me. About 4 weeks ago my family medicine doctor explained to me that it was a combination of "trigger thumb" and arthritis that was making my left hand thumb painful--including...
  9. Re: stolen stradivarius violin recovered after 35 years

    Nina Totenberg's article on NPR fills in most of the missing details from the family's perspective:
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