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    Re: Gibson mandolin face repair needed.

    Where are you located?
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    I too have suffered catching the index finger under a string while playing from the closed hand position. For me it was happening if I relaxed the curl of my hand and the index finger would drift...
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    Re: Thick Picks?

    Interesting picks. What material and shape do you like? Do you order direct?
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    Re: Burns & Clark

    Roy looks like he’s hanging on for dear life while Jethro just smokes it.
  5. Re: Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    Very nice, sweet sound as well as beautiful.
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    Re: Missing the bluegrass sound

    Its hard to be born full grown.

    Give yourself a little more time, measured in years, not months.
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    Re: Hacked, Dude construction pages down

    Everybody's just an IP address, scans are run looking for vulnerabilities and then attacked programmatically. If you're a bank or something else special with data or $, you get targeted by the...
  8. Thread: Givens A

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    Re: Givens A

    Test drive them blindfolded, with someone handing you the unknown instruments. All you'd know is A from F. I think a lot of facts would suddenly be swept away by the cold stream of the reality you...
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    Re: Weber, the best years.

    Mine’s maple, not mahogany. 1998. Bruce did some setup work on it a few years ago and told me it’s the fourth one made. Good right out of the gate. Great fit and finish, big sound.

    Played...
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    Re: EM-150 questions

    Hadn’t seen one that early, just the 50’s and newer.
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    Re: EM-150 questions

    I don't think it left any factory that way. For an em-150, the pickup is wrong, the knobs are in the wrong location, we won't even talk about the screws through the top.

    Might have started life...
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    Eb and Bb are pretty common keys for jazz and swing. I would/did learn them.
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    Re: $200 to dress mandolin frets? Ouch!

    The price for not inconveniencing the builder is apparently about $100, from your description of the issues. The shop seems to be reasonable in its price given that it has plenty of work in their...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    Nice of you to join:)
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    Re: Naked Bridge Post Is Shredding My Palm

    Files work well for this problem. Less than 5 minutes will do the trick.
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    An interesting area of study for sure. Since the article is paywalled, I can't/didn't read it, but I also see these studies which make the relationship statement about the empirical observations a...
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    Re: Gagliano mando on Reverb

    thanks for the links. Seems like all things old are new again.

    Not lusting to buy, but curious what they sound like.
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    Gagliano mando on Reverb

    Anybody ever seen one of these and know a bit about it? Certainly a various curious mandolin.
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    No, another opinion is 'don't confuse the historic origins of the music with the development path of all modern players.'
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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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