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    Re: Really Basic String Question

    I have always assumed that they are the same. Slightly different properties of the steel might influence their behavior near breaking tension, but not anything audible.
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    Re: Light vs. Medium vs. Heavy Picks

    I have originally started on thin picks with mandolin, TB and eventually OM.

    Then I felt like being talked into thicker ones here on the Cafe, and even had a bulky Wegen.

    But then reality...
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    we don't say T.S. name out loud here, Craig.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ7nIgS9dbk

    Anyway, I guess celluloid was around then, wasn't it?
  4. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Thanks for the hint. Now we know what to do with that. Where is the nearest volcano?
  5. Re: Fylde Octavius mandolin string gauge?

    I also assumed that this is about the OM.
  6. Re: Fylde Octavius mandolin string gauge?

    I have 49,34,24,15 on my Touchstone, which should be a good starting point to experiment your way to either heavier or lighter from.
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    Re: Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas and a good new year full of merrie mandolins.
  8. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    If it is, the Devastator is a myth, for this was pryed from the hands of the charred corpse of its maker after a workshop fire, apparently. Torrefaction gone wrong?
  9. Re: Armenian (soviet) 1970's electric mandolin monstrosity

    just don't leave your pick on that pickguard...
  10. Re: Of your favorite instruments that qualify for this site...

    My OM is the one for practising and playing in sessions. There are others for various recording occasions, which can be seen in my contribution to wild entertainment here:

    ...
  11. Re: Is this an octave mandolin or octave Mandola? Please help!

    like Eric said, it's just the name business.

    I have a Fylde Octave Mandola in GDAE.
  12. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Fiddlers beware!
  13. Re: Pay The Reckoning's "Irish Mandolin" Webpage - Now Resurrecte

    Ahaa, there is Corey Ticknor's set alive and well. Hadn't heard it in years. Thanks a lot for that.
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    Re: What's taking you so long in there?

    Telling us that what you're shedding when woodshedding is not neccessarily wood...
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    Re: Hope this never happens again

    since the advent of baggage bombs, left-behind instrument cases are more likely to be blown up by means of a robot than to be stolen.
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    Ok, Start of pontification:
    "modal" is used for two different things:
    - Fifths without a third - tunings, where the third is avoided in accompaniment are often called modal
    - the 7 modal scales,...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    I hope you are in a bright place, Ivan, playing.
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    Without dance music, there would be no fun in sadness. Piper's Despair:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bItMBKIyJlM
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    Re: "Powerful/Loud!"

    I have done several tweaks to my OM and my playing technique to be heard in an Irish session, and I have had encounters where people sitting to my right asked if we could swap places so they could...
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    Re: Did someone say PICKS?

    That man might build a pool of picks to swim in and spend Christmas with three ghosts.
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    Re: Back in action

    File size may be an issue for people loading those files in a low bandwidth area, so it can be a matter of time, not space.
    WAV is common, but mp3 is more common. For instance, when I load an mp3,...
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    Re: Insomniacs? Asians?

    I can't be there for that all the time. Sometimes, I have to attend a session and actually play (and afterwards instantly fall asleep). :grin:
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    Re: Andy Irvine / Paul Brady

    Funny what youthful pictures they chose for the website.
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    Re: Pick “spinning” while strumming

    They also sell stuff called "Pick Honey", which I prefer - less creamy, more sticky.
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    Re: Unusual mandola

    weird proportions - reminds me of a Sumo wrestler seen from behind.
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