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    Re: Galalith poker chip pick

    This is the same material Red Bear uses in their $27+ picks. Search for Red Bear and you'll find lots of testimonials. Galalith is made from milk. It was very popular about 100 years ago for...
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    Galalith poker chip pick

    Just wondering if any one else has done this. I ran across someone selling vintage galalith (caseinite) poker chips on ebay. No embossing or printing, just plain chips in various shapes and colors....
  3. Thread: Lace Alumitone

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    Re: Lace Alumitone

    Just to update this, I got the Alumitone installed. I recorded some quick and dirty sound samples. This was playing through my Blackstar Fly mini-amp. (I live in an apartment. Didn't want to crank...
  4. Thread: Lace Alumitone

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    Re: Lace Alumitone

    I ordered one of the Alumitone pickups from Reverb. I will report on my impressions when it arrives and I get it installed. I think curiosity got the better of me. By the way, The Alumitone...
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    Lace Alumitone

    Has anyone tried a Lace Alumitone in an emando? I've got a Jonathon Mann EM5 with a DiMarzio Protrack pickup. It has the infamous weak E string problem. I've tried adjusting it, tried an .012...
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    Re: 10 string mandolin builder

    Just thought I'd update this old thread. Just received this Blues Hardware custom 10-string mandolin from Tom Sheehy. The poor quality webcam picture doesn't begin to do it justice. It's a sweet...
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    Re: 10 string mandolin builder

    Are fan frets really necessary? I understand the theory, but if the scale length is chosen carefully, can't one get a good sound out of all the strings without resorting to this? I actually have a...
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    10 string mandolin builder

    I'm interested in having a 10 string mandolin made. I'm thinking maybe a two point body, 15" or so scale length, f-hole model. I'd like to keep the price no greater than $3000. Any suggestions? ...
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    Re: Crosspicking and pick direction

    I did a search and saw some of the threads debating what is or isn't crosspicking. Personally, I don't really care what it's called. I want to know which (if either) of the two approaches is the...
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    Crosspicking and pick direction

    I've always had trouble with crosspicking fast. Slow tunes are no problem, but there seems to be a speed limit. Somewhere along the line I ran into a guitar instruction video where the fellow was...
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    Re: Breedlove Master Models

    I sent an email to them and got this reply:
    "Hello Chase,

    Thanks so much for your support of Breedlove mandolins. It is true we are no longer doing the Masterclass series of Mandolins, but we...
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    Breedlove Master Models

    I just traded two instruments for a very minty Breedlove Rogue. I'm very happy with it. (Thanks Bob Smakula!). I just visited Breedlove's site and I see no mention of any of the master models. I...
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    Breedlove with factory installed Schertler

    Is anyone familiar with the factory installed Schertler Dyn_M pickup Breedlove uses? Does it use a standard 1/4" patch cord? Does it require a preamp? Thanks!
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    Re: So many equipment permutations for our trio

    Sometimes the best advice you can get on live sound setup comes from non-musicians. Two important things my non-musician wife has taught me:
    1) Vocals need to be louder than you think. Musicians...
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    Re: Thumb Picks...Anyone Use One on their Mando?

    For a few years now I have been playing lap steel. It occurred to me that if I use my electric lap steel with legs, I can sling my electric mandolin and actually play both on the same song, using...
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    Re: Northern Ohio Mandolin Gathering Version 3.0

    Eric, where in wellington is your open jam? What time?

    --Chase Brady
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    Re: Northern Ohio Mandolin Gathering Version 3.0

    If anyone is at the One World Festival in Cleveland on Sunday, I will be busking at 2:00. Drop by and say hello.

    --chase Brady
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    Re: Northern Ohio Mandolin Gathering Version 3.0

    I'll keep an eye on this forum. I wanted to attend the last get together, but it turned out to coincide with a fund raiser I'd promised to do.

    --Chase Brady
    Check out my YouTube channel:...
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    Re: Northern Ohio Mandolin Gathering Version 3.0

    I live in the mid-Ohio valley (Parkersburg, WV). I recently posted a question about activity in that area. I received no responses. No surprise there. Musically, this is pretty much the city of...
  20. Thread: Mid Ohio Valley

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    Mid Ohio Valley

    Anyone know of any jams going on in the Parkersburg/Marietta area or thereabouts?

    --Chase Brady
    Check out my YouTube channel:
    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGB22R_hYOXh55h_zfazCPQ
    Nice...
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    Re: Best pickup solution

    There was another thread about the Myers pickup recently. It's now on the second page of threads. I posted some sound samples in that thread. I'm still happy with mine. I have had feedback issues a...
  22. Thread: Myers Pickup

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    Re: Myers Pickup

    I meant to say "Full disclosure:".

    --Chase Brady
    Check out my YouTube channel:
    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGB22R_hYOXh55h_zfazCPQ
    Nice YouTube comments help local musicians get gigs!
    My...
  23. Thread: Myers Pickup

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    Re: Myers Pickup

    Full disclaimer:
    After I posted the comments above, I decided to send Greg Myers (the manufacturer) an email. I thought he might be interested in knowing there was a discussion of his product. ...
  24. Thread: Myers Pickup

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    Re: Myers Pickup

    I tried the myers pickup on my Cascade last night at an open jam. I have to say I'm impressed. No problem with feedback and it sounded great. With the caveat that an external preamp is required,...
  25. Thread: Myers Pickup

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    Re: Myers Pickup

    The Myers pickup arrived today. I made some quick and dirty sound samples.
    https://soundcloud.com/chasebrady/sets/mandolin-pickup-comparison
    I'm not terribly familiar with SoundCloud, so let me...
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