Search:

Page 1 of 38 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 1.00 seconds.

  1. Replies
    33
    Views
    1,780

    Re: "Powerful/Loud!"

    If you put aside mandolin-like instruments from consideration (such as resonator mandolins and banjolins) and just concentrate on regular, wooden mandolins, then yes, volume is a very desired quality...
  2. Replies
    12
    Views
    830

    Re: Insomniacs? Asians?

    The numbers of users (1707) is only 15% of the peak value (11,326), and there are more folks online right now as I write (over 2000). Also, consider that quite a number of users log on from Europe,...
  3. Replies
    21
    Views
    761

    Re: Getting mildew off a gig bag

    +1 for ozone treatment! It not only kills all the mildew and mold, but it also eliminates the characteristic smell of dead mold, which otherwise can linger for long after the fungus has been...
  4. Thread: Jam etiquette

    by sblock
    Replies
    33
    Views
    1,485

    Re: Jam etiquette

    Closed shape (four-finger moverable) chords on the mandolin are vitally important in bluegrass music. Even if you're just a beginner, you should start working with these kinds of chords now if you...
  5. Thread: Tab Software

    by sblock
    Replies
    11
    Views
    692

    Re: Tab Software

    JL277z: This method works to display ALL instrument parts onscreen during playback in TablEdit -- shown in both tab and notation, if you so desire!

    1) Go to File | Options, then select the...
  6. Replies
    6
    Views
    563

    Re: Essential tremor and mandolin playing

    Yup, it is true that a moderate amount of alcohol, consumed at a level insufficient to get you inebriated, can help to suppress episodes of essential tremor. We're talking here about one or two...
  7. Replies
    15
    Views
    522

    Re: Altering Original Tempo

    Bluegrass tempos tend to be on the faster side. Old-time tempos tend to go a bit slower. Dance tempos suit the dancers (~100 BPM or thereabouts). Beginner jams tend to go slowly. It's all good. ...
  8. Re: Electronic tuner: guide, or unquestionable authority?

    Let me try to allay some confusion associated with your question. "Standard tuning" refers to the notes of the musical scale that are most conventionally used for tuning the open strings. It does...
  9. Re: Electronic tuner: guide, or unquestionable authority?

    You are perfectly free to treat your electronic tuner either as a "guide" or an "unquestionable authority." Having said that, a lot of folks who insist on tuning by ear or tend to make systematic...
  10. Replies
    68
    Views
    5,543

    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    That said, Don Paine (of Glenwood Springs, CO) did some truly lovely and imaginative work on his earliest Pomeroy F5 mandolin pegheads. Alas, the more recent Pomeroy models don't reach quite the...
  11. Replies
    68
    Views
    5,543

    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    In my opinion, for sheer beauty and balance, it's hard to beat the classic torch and wire inlay from Gibson.

    179290
  12. Re: Oiling your pick: a tip from Albert Bellson

    Well, some oldtimers used to wipe the business end of the pick against their nose, briefly, to pick up facial oils! Also, Earl Scruggs once wrote that before playing onstage, he'd run his fingerpicks...
  13. Replies
    20
    Views
    2,120

    Re: PBS documentary on the history of Bluegrass

    To clarify: The much-anticipated new documentary from Ken Burns, scheduled to air on PBS, starting September 15 (check your local listings for times; these are different in different places), is...
  14. Re: High end Northfields versus other $8-12k mandos

    True, these folks endorse Northfields, and they probably get their instruments for free or at a large discount. And true, the Northfields are genuinely fine-sounding mandolins. However, when I've...
  15. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,195

    Re: What’s your travel case?

    Well, I agree that a Hoffee is not for him, but be fair. The OP asked us what travel case we use. "What's your travel case"? is the title of the thread. "How do you protect your travel mando when...
  16. Re: Lose grip on a thick pick or use a thin pick?

    "lose" grip means that you have not managed to maintain the grip.
    "loose" grip is when you don't hold it tightly.

    Sometimes, the spelling does matter! :grin: Anyway, too loose a grip will lose...
  17. Replies
    30
    Views
    2,402

    Re: Round core mandolin strings?

    It's probably worth making one more comment about "flexible" strings, and possibly misleading claims or misconceptions. As we have seen earlier, the fretting effort required (as well as the effort...
  18. Replies
    30
    Views
    2,402

    Re: Round core mandolin strings?

    I think this idea is just a bit mistaken (sorry). See the diagram below. To have the same mass-per-unit-length, and therefore to have the same tension when brought up to pitch, a hex core needs to be...
  19. Thread: New Strap!

    by sblock
    Replies
    11
    Views
    1,160

    Re: New Strap!

    We are waiting to hear about how the tone of your mandolin improved once you put the new strap on. :))
  20. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,215

    Re: Interesting billboard

    :)) Yeah, I totally agree -- I'm not worried, either, about possible infringements by your avatar with "The Guild" on it. I'm also not worried about that Kewadin Casino billboard, and don't think...
  21. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,215

    Re: Interesting billboard

    Yeah, and your avatar shows a headstock photo of a your Guild guitar, displayed in a public forum. Was this an authorized use of the corporate logo? Does it gnaw at you a little, I wonder? Methinks...
  22. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,020

    Re: Solved a buzzing problem on my Ratliff

    Yes, Loctite works very well for preventing rattle from tuner button screws.

    Also, if you have Waverly buttons that fit fairly loosely on the shaft, and particularly if those buttons are made from...
  23. Thread: Beware EVOs

    by sblock
    Replies
    65
    Views
    5,489

    Re: Beware EVOs

    Some reports of changes make sense to me. By that, I mean that I can understand how a change might affect the mandolin's tone, at least in principle. Such changes involve things like adding or...
  24. Replies
    5
    Views
    630

    Re: What gauge for 1st course?

    You may be asking for just a bit too much by tuning a high-carbon steel string to E5 over a 17" scale length. The required tension over that length will definitely break a conventional 0.010" or...
  25. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,856

    Re: IMO - Why red spruce is the loudest top wood

    My goodness. No one here is infantilizing, belittling, or mocking you, so please get over that. No one is demeaning experience, either. This is a serious forum and our responses have been...
Results 1 to 25 of 945
Page 1 of 38 1 2 3 4