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    Re: Frank Solivan and ToneSlabs picks

    My first should be arriving in the post any minute. Tweener (smaller triangle), 1 round corner, 1.5mm, yellow. Looking forward to comparing it with my usuals.
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    Dunlop Tortex picks are made from delrin. I don't know if Dunlop uses the exact same delrin for their delrin 500 series picks, but the delrin 500 .96mm has been my go-to for electric guitar for many...
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    They'd be a custom order. Just contact Nik if you'd like those materials in any shape.
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    That was 2020, not 2021. I think I reached out to Eric sometime during that year as well, and he said he was still planning to get going again. But since then has gone radio silent. I went digging...
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    Well if we're voting, I throw mine in for Vespel over PEI or PEEK, unless that's against the rules.
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    Nik does a decent job of explaining the PEI > Ultem > specific glass filled content grade here: https://www.apollopicks.com/faqs

    Ultex/Prime tone are PEI > Ultem, but probably not the same glass...
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    Since I'm here, I have an EML casein pick that Eric made me back in early 2018 that is the one of my all time favorite picks. Only pick I have that brings out the best tone of every acoustic...
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    Re: Tone traveler?

    I own 2 models of tone-rite. I use them on new instruments or those that haven't been played in awhile. The tone-rite has adjustable amplitude but not frequency.

    My subjective observation: After...
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    Re: Frank Solivan and ToneSlabs picks

    Is that not the going rate for pretty much all the boutique TS alternative picks? Is 45 any different than 40 for an Apollo or the other picks in that category?
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    Re: Advantages of stereo matched pair?

    I've heard great things about those mics. The more I'm learning the more I realize I might just stick with single mics. Seems like either way of using 2 mics on a source requires more effort to...
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    Advantages of stereo matched pair?

    With regards to recording acoustic instruments primarily in a traditional bluegrass context, what are the advantages to using a stereo matched pair of mics? In particular, I'm asking about a stereo...
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    Re: Need some advice on a tuner pedal

    I'm a fan of the TC Electronics Polytune. I have the clip on and polytune 3 mini noir pedal. I use a Peterson StroboPlus HD for setup/intonation work and pedal steel, so I'd say my bar for tuning...
  13. Re: Can anyone top this amount of Blue Chip pick wear?

    Nothing like that wear, but this is one of the older Blue Chips from before the model codes were engraved (it's the same as a TP50). Not my only pick, but it's gotten plenty of play time in the 16 or...
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    Re: Bourgeois Mandolins!

    The Northfield F5S and Big Mon are both made in China as well and currently retail at $3.5k and $5k respectively. It's understood there will always be those that chose US made instruments on...
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    Re: Northwest Arkansas

    NW AR local here. The bluegrass jams are a little dried up at the moment. Springdale has an old time fiddler’s group that meets regularly. Used to be regular bg jams in Rogers, Bentonville, and Pea...
  16. Re: Holding on to your personal Holy Grail mandolin

    After an almost 2 year wait, I received my Apitius Rosine Loar Spec F-5 last year. Made to my preferences. It's now the only mandolin I own, and I can't imagine ever needing or wanting another. It's...
  17. Re: How long does it take to get over fumble fingers?

    All of the above. Plus, keep the following in mind.

    "People overestimate what can be done in one year, and underestimate what can be done in ten."

    It is difficult to maintain motivation over...
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    Yes
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    Re: Pickguards and Tone

    I prefer no guard because I find it interferes with the way I play.
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    Re: The first Apitius Era

    That's a great deal on a great instrument! Enjoy and join the Apitius club!
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    Re: High marks for Schaller GrandTunes

    I wouldn't recommend them for that application. For the price of the Grandtunes and a pro install (it would require considerable redrilling) you could just move up to the Eastman 505 and get a far...
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    Re: potato chip casein picks

    Might be helpful to share here for others.
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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    Nik opens the store when his order backlog has room for more. He hand makes each pick and the demand has grown pretty high, so the best option is to get on his mailing list or watch his social media...
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    Re: High marks for Schaller GrandTunes

    Oliver posted this the other day, and it seemed relevant to this discussion. This happens to be my new Apitius Rosine Loar Spec, and I requested the gallalith ivoroid buttons on the Grandtunes...
  25. Re: Items stolen from David Grisman's gig last night

    A single Neumann KM84 like those goes for north of 2k these days. Times 4.

    Stealing from musicians infuriates me. The lowest of the low.
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