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    Re: Cutting Shellac for sealing

    Any ultra high proof ethanol, like Everclear or Spiritus, will work. be careful, it is very flammable.
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    Re: Practicing the swing feel for Irish music

    Rhythm is very individual, particularly when it comes to swing. I am mostly a bass player. My teacher had me play along with recordings he picked and digitally removed the bass parts to give me a...
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    Re: Givson (yes, Givson) mandolin

    I think the Givson brand has been discussed before. Not a bad looking electric if it is cheap enough.
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    Re: Eliminating fret buzz on a couple of frets

    Thanks
  5. Thread: Why Mandolin?

    by Nevin
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    I found one in decent shape for $30 in an antique store. I like that is tuned in fifths. I like the soprano range. It is just different from my usual bass playing.
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    I still take pride from the time the band leader told me my un-amplified upright bass was drowning out the banjo.
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    Re: Need Help Identifying Strange Mandolin

    I am not sure that is a mandolin. There are several South American instruments that have four double courses of strings and simaler shapes.
  8. Re: Ukulele Chords Played on Mandolin: Something is Wrong

    Mandolins are tuned differently than guitar or uke if you have tabs you shouldn use the fingerings but can use the chord name. Most tabs give the name of the chord as well as the fingerings. Get a...
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    Re: Question if I may.

    I can't speak to string spacing but on strings, phosphorus bronze strings tend to not work well on electric mandolins as the magnetic pickup only interacts with the core. The four Vs eight debate is...
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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    One f the problems with greater sensetivity is that it can make the tuner hard to read.
  11. Thread: Tuning issue

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    Re: Tuning issue

    I apologies to Rob Meldrum for misspelling his last name.
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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    I suspect that they all use the same chip. It is the display and clamping that varies. BTW, none of the clip on tuners are really strobe tuners. If you want real accuracy a real strobe is the way...
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    Re: Tuning issue

    I suggest you get in touch with Rob Meldron here at the Cafe. He has a very good ebook on setting up a mandolin that is free to Cafe members.

    While you are waiting for it. Your problem sounds...
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    Re: Need Help w/Chord Chart Search Term

    Using Roman numerals is sometimes referred to as the Nashville system. It has the advantage in the studio of not being key dependent.
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    Re: Electric Mandolin Buzzing

    Aluminum works fine for shielding but it has to be grounded.
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    Re: MuseScore software

    I also use MuseScore and have found it to be as good as all but he most expensive programs.
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    Re: Well set up beater mandolin??

    Products like bitter apple and the brand Phooey are very good chew deterrents. I wouldn't put them on an instrument but they should be fine for a case.
  18. Re: Paul Hathaway mandolin on Vermont Craigslist

    I saw this too and am tempted but am out of work at the moment.
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    Re: Ken Cartwright loses home in Oregon fires

    Sorry to hear this. There has just been one tragedy after another.
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    Bass is my primary instrument. I own an inexpensive acoustic bass guitar. With tape wound strings it does come close to an upright. The volume it produces is so low that it is ok with a quiet...
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    Re: Cortez Mandolin F-Style

    In the electric guitar world, Kasuga is a lesser known but respected Japanese factory. They made some of the upper end Electra and Westbury guitars.
  22. Re: Getting better at Mandolin by Playing other Instruments

    I am mostly a bass player. I find that mandolin helps me get out of a musical rut I can fall into.
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    Re: Resoldering k&k twin foot?

    Good to hear that it worked out.
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    Re: Ideas for what could be rattling on Mandolin!

    If it is a post rattling in the bridge, ten cents worth of teflon tape or a drop of locktite would do the trick and the bridge would still be adjustable.
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    Re: First builds finished at last.

    Congratulations! If these are your first I am waiting to see just how amazing the tenth will be.
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