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    Re: Long Scale Gibson Banjo question...

    Thanks for the reply.

    I did get it all set up and working for my friend.
    It is a cool old thing.
    Interesting tone.
    Got them a capo to put it up to regular banjo tuning.
    I am pretty sure no...
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    Re: Long Scale Gibson Banjo question...

    Thanks to all above.
    It makes sense now.
    I had no idea.

    It has a really nice tone.
    It is not super bright, and has a comfortable volume.
    Cool instrument.
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    Long Scale Gibson Banjo question...

    First, apologies for a banjo question, but I dont want to join a banjo forum to ask, and I figured one of you will know the answer.

    A friend asked me to restring and set up his Grandmother's...
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    Re: Trying to identify an old pick

    I will guess Dunlop Primetone Semi-Round.
    Looks like it.
    Shape and bevel is right, and the circle for the logo makes sense.

    197554
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    Re: Astroturf Noise

    It isn’t for me.
    Not passing judgement on their musicianship or on the music, I just don’t enjoy listening to it.
    I’m not usually fond of discordant experimental stuff, regardless of genre.
    It...
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    Re: Just Ordered my First Mandolin, Advice?

    I came to mandolin from guitar.
    Some people tell guitarists to think of the mandolin as the bottom four strings of a guitar turned upside down.
    Dont do this... It is a bad way to think about it. ...
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    Re: The amazing Jaco Pastorius

    Beato is awesome. He is really good at this.
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    Re: New Eastman won't stay in tune - bad pegs?

    Mandolins go out of tune all the time, for whatever reason it chooses.
    Having matched pairs of stings make it really obvious when they are slightly out.
    Best you can do is have it set up...
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    Re: Mandolin repair in los angeles

    Nowell at Living Tree Music did a fantastic job on my instruments.
    He does beautiful work, and makes fantastic instruments too.
    He is in the Valley.

    http://www.livingtreemusic.com
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    Re: Engleman Ellis F5 at Gruhn

    Holy cow, that is a beautiful instrument.
    Love the woods used.
    Stunning top and back.

    It is listed on their website as having an Engelmann top.
    Must just be a mistake on Gruhn's side. ...
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    Re: The amazing Jaco Pastorius

    Jaco is one of my favorite musicians of all time.
    Apart from his amazing solo albums and Weather Report, his work with Joni Mitchell is some of his most unique and lovely playing.
    The way his...
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    Re: Changing strings to help fingertips

    Or you can keep playing until you develop thicker callouses.
    At some point soon, your fingers will not hurt and it will all be good, as long as you keep playing.
    Shouldn't take too long.
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    Re: Struggling with Eastman V-neck

    Generally, the thumb shouldn't be on the point of the V at the center back of the neck.
    In fact the center of the back of the neck usually isn't touching any part of your hand, other than...
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    Re: Does my mandolin sound cheap???

    It is mainly due to to the fact that he is a really great mandolinist playing on a super great mandolin.
    On your end, your picking is a tad timid.
    I think you might only be plucking one of the...
  15. Re: Unique description of a beautiful 1923 A4, for sale in Japan

    It definitely reeks of Google Translate.
    DeepL is a far superior translator, and you can upload whole documents for translation.
    www.deepL.com
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    Re: Do You Have Too Many Instruments?

    There is no such thing as too many instruments, as long as you have the space for them.
    Can be a drag when you move though, and having to get a place that has an extra room just for the...
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    Re: New Mandolin Style

    It is a super adventurous, interesting, and cool design.
    However, surely the scroll shapes taking up huge real estate in the meat of the tone producing area of the mandolin will hamper tone.
    Your...
  18. Re: New to mando...coming from guitar...where would you start?

    I came from guitar to mandolin.
    My advice is to forget about relating your guitar to mandolin.
    Just take it as a totally different instrument.
    Learn the mandolin chords, and mandolin...
  19. Thread: Tailpiece

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    Re: Tailpiece

    I have an Allen on one mandolin and a James on the other.
    The James is superior to me.

    The Allen is a nice tailpiece, and works just fine.
    My issue with it is that you have to use a capo to...
  20. Re: L/F recommendation: mandolin set-up & repair in So. Calif.

    Yeah, I will second Living Tree Music.
    http://www.livingtreemusic.com/

    He does excellent setup and just about any repair you might have, and also builds very nice instruments.
    He has worked...
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    Re: Looking for information on a Gibson mandolin

    Cool instrument.
    Gotta love a snakehead.
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    Re: McClung Armrest

    McClung armrests rock!!
    I have them on both mandolins.
    Tried other kinds, but the McClung is the best shape.
    Low, smooth, and wide.
    Excellent all 'round.

    Here are my two.
    Love the dark one...
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    Re: Learning Mando - Udemy??

    When I started playing mandolin, I had good luck with courses from the following sources.

    www.artistworks.com
    Mike Marshall is an excellent teacher, and the courses here are very useful.
    ...
  24. Thread: Kimble Trio

    by CWRoyds
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    Re: Kimble Trio

    Wow.
    Those are all beautiful.
    I especially love the two points.

    I played a Kimble A-style recently that had an amazing bluegrass honk.
    Great sounding mandolin.
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    Re: New design from Bulas

    It is a beautiful mandolin.
    I love the headstock, the subtle treble side points, and the tailpiece.
    It seems to sound pretty good too, which is most important. ...
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