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    Re: Sold my Collings and got a Pava

    We are all different in size and shape, so how could there be an ideal neck profile? I recently acquired a Collings MF and even through I'd played many before, knew the shape felt good, there was the...
  2. Re: Emando players: What do you want in an amp?

    LoudBox Mini works for me! As said, it is lightweight, has good tone, multiple inputs/types, and loud enough for most any gig purpose. EM200 goes into a small pedalboard and then into the 1/4" input...
  3. Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    Cb... song was actually in B major.

    I do want to say that the songwriter is very talented and most any of us would likely be happy backing him up. He's going to do well in Nashville, I hope.
  4. Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    Gig Report: Played a Weber Bitterroot with a Radius p/u into a DI for FOH mix, no amp no monitor. Venue is a mid-sized BBQ place with a proper stage and sound engineer. The opener brought along a...
  5. Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    ^This my plan for tomorrow! Going to work myself in between the vocal lines, and do my best to anticipate the changes/add dynamics/fills and the take the occasional solo. Last time we played it was...
  6. Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    This reminded me of last gig when he capo'd on the 1st fret and played out of 'C chord'. I went into it by ear, closed position and only at the very end did it occur to me it was in C-major all...
  7. Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    Showed up to a gig with a local singer/songwriter only to find out he tunes down a half-step. :crying: A 'cheat-sheet' was provided, but I ended up just hanging onto closed positions and not looking...
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    Re: Some good practice

    Just did this challenge at a Black Friday gig. Sat in with a talented Singer/Songwriter who informed me on arrival that he tunes down a half-step. Played four hours of originals and covers, all...
  9. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    Piano is still #1 , but mandolin gets all the practice time and all the gig time.
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    Re: Did someone say PICKS?

    Came here say the same thing. Especially so for the one on the left that appears to be an original Dawg pick.
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    Re: Michael A Lewis Mandolins

    It is good to hear from you, Michael through we all wish the news was different. You have been in my thoughts lately, and that will continue. Take care of yourself, and all those around you.
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    Re: What's In Your Mind

    FFcP has provided source material for muscle-memory practice (many thanks to Ted!). Local lessons from an inspiring teacher offered insights into double-stops, and a complete overhaul of right-hand...
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    Re: Vulfpeck - Thile appearance

    Really enjoying listening to the interplay between Thile and Koz, especially how well they supported groove throughout their improv. Seeing the band sit down to watch was a nice element. "You can...
  14. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Gig tonight, and as the only soloist for our hour-and-a half set, I'll be bringing the EM-200 as an alternate tone to break up the mandotony. Songs range from 'Grass to Grunge, and obviously will...
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    Re: Tascam DR-05 vs Zoom H2N

    Going to throw out another suggestion, the Tascam DP-006 Portastudio. It is only slightly larger than the others, runs off batteries, stereo condenser mics. Advantage is that is is a multi-track...
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    Re: In praise of solid body mandolins.

    When the banjo player in the band switched to electric, there was no other road to take. We have moved on to the amplifier wars, and an AC30 most always gets its way.
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    Re: What has your mandolin been called?

    Just last gig, "Is that an ukulele?" understandable because we are an uke-centric band. Me: "No, this is a mandolin", and she went, "Drat! My nephew was right. I knew it was an uke, and he insisted...
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    Re: Help please re. EM200

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    Let me know if these work, or if you need better quality/angle/etc. Quick phone photos.
  19. Re: Two point semi/hollow electric mando w/ magnetic pickup

    2-point beauty is a worthy consideration, but another solid reason to choose the EM200 is that it is not semi-hollow. I greatly enjoy being able to use ample volume and overdrive without any concerns...
  20. Re: Rio Grande Mock 4 Pickup for Gibson EM200

    Thanks Len! The Loudbox Mini is a recent addition after joining a new band. Guitarists uses one, and after a couple gigs it was obvious, since it can power the mic'd rig and the electric. Have heard...
  21. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    The last thing I would want from an electric mandolin would be for it to sound like an acoustic mandolin. Electric guitars generally do not sound like acoustic guitars. To the extent that 'sounding...
  22. Re: Rio Grande Mock 4 Pickup for Gibson EM200

    Hey there everyone, Happy Friday to you all! Bumping this back up to share what seems to be the ideal solution for the hum issue: EHX Hum Debugger. Works perfectly with no tone changes that I hear....
  23. Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    Just talked with a pedal steel player using a BOSS needle style tuner, and said it works great for that set-up. We also had a good discussion of Peterson tuners, strobe-light vs digital and all...
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    Re: Adventures in Clip-On Mics

    Late to this thread! I play in a similar situation to the OP - acoustic instrument along with drums, cajon, e-bass, pedal steel, accordion, electric banjo... occasional horns. Cops get called.

    I...
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    Re: ‘Beach’ mandolin

    Small World: My travel/beach mando originally sold from Gryphon, but came to me very slightly used—not a scratch or nick to be found and still light blonde, 200 bucks. It's been over 10-years and...
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