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  1. Thread: I fear

    by Doug Brock
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    Re: I fear

    Hilarie Burhan has a bunch of YouTube videos teaching clawhammer tunes. She doesn't provide tabs but just goes through the tune slowly explaining each section piece by piece. It's almost like having...
  2. Thread: I fear

    by Doug Brock
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    Re: I fear

    I've owned a few banjos over the years but haven't had one for awhile. I always played 3 finger Scruggs style, but I've had a hankering to try clawhammer style. I finally broke down recently and...
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    I raised the bridge and, as expected, volume improved (but at the expense of some intonation and playability). I lowered the bridge a bit and am pretty happy with the results now. I'm wondering if...
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    I didnít like the golden gate at all. Its response seemed muted, and I didnít seem to have the control Iím used to. I did go through my stack of picks and the Primetone 1.5mm had the best volume and...
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    I saw them today on Just Strings and was curious about them. I tried to order a set but had an error that the set was "unorderable"?
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    Yes, the lower end is nice. I just didn't realize that I might be losing the ability to be heard in my group. Really, I don't mind having the Econo A even if it doesn't end up working for my group....
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    I thought about the factor of the two electric instruments being too loud, but I haven't had to worry about their volume before. The big issue is if I can be heard over the banjo. I can be heard with...
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    Yep, I'll definitely be in the market for a nice mandolin that is also loud. Just need to save up some spare cash for a bit. Any recommendations for loud mandolins at reasonable prices?
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    I've always heard that and am hoping time and lots of playing will help.
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    I tried J74's and the treble sound was very thin.
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    I have the heavies on there that Ken recommends. There don't seem to be a lot of choices for heavies, and Ken feels the D'Addario J75's are the best choice for his mandolins. I experimented a lot...
  12. Re: Posting a Post... Wonderful.Luthier Ken Ratcliff from Kentuck

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    Silverangel Econo A #446

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    150 year old redwood top, lots of flame on curly maple back, sides, neck, headstock, and pick guard. James tailpiece. K&K Twin internal pickups ("just in case" I ever want...
  14. Re: Posting a Post... Wonderful.Luthier Ken Ratcliff from Kentuck

    Here are a couple pics of your mandolin. Donít know if Ken sent these specific pics to you too. (Ken was building an Econo A for me and shared the pics of his progress on your mandolin.)

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    Re: Number 99 and 100

    I plan to be at the FidPick championships on Sunday. I'll have to look you up!
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    Re: I'm buying a Mandolin

    I got an Eastman MD315 in December and have played the heck out of it. I love the dark woody sound and easy playability. After playing lots of mandolins in the $1000-$7000 range over four months, I...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    Similar to my story! Iím hoping to retire in four years if not sooner and I just added an open back banjo to my collection with hopes of being able to enjoy clawhammer style for a reasonable number...
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    Re: my two mandolins

    I started on a KM-150 which was a fine instrument, but I believe the model is even better now. Enjoy!
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    Re: Alex Heflin on the Eastman ER-M mandolin

    Gorgeous music by Django, very nice performance, and delightful tone from the Eastman!
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    Re: Refret for Gibson F9

    Yesterday I dropped off a couple of Martins at Mass Street Music for some work and while there asked about the cost to refret a mandolin with Gold EVO. Turns out they don't do gold EVO, but can do...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    I've owned a few banjos over the years and played 3-finger Scruggs style, but haven't owned a banjo in about ten years. I've had a constant yearning but was just too busy to buy one. Last week I...
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    Re: My 'Customized' Eastman MD-315

    Did you sand it to remove the gloss or did you just sand spots to make it look worn?
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    Re: My 'Customized' Eastman MD-315

    Wow, if I had read this before I did my upgrades, I might not have done so! I thought about changing out the tailpiece for a James and now probably won't, lol.

    I only replaced the tuners (only...
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    Re: Need some advice.

    I've been playing with a casual Saturday morning group (banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, and me on mandolin) that does some bluegrass, some gospel, some country, and some alt...
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    That's a good price! :)
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