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    Re: Frets worn -3 months?

    Mine looks similar after a short time (6 months) .... I play a lot, so it's not really a surprise.
  2. Re: Gil, Dude, Brentrup, Duff, Stanley, Collings, Pheonix, & Brun

    What's the name of the demo tune in the first video, please?
  3. Re: End pin keeps popping out of my Collings MT -- glue it?

    I know this is an old thread, but I've done the teflon tape and I find it to work only initially, and then the pin starts to fall out again after a while.
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    Re: Buzzing when fretting

    As a new mandolin player, I find I have to take care not to put sideways pressure on the strings as they will move and then a buzz will be created. All my notes fretted individually have decent tone...
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    Re: Do you mandoke?

    Yup... Using band in a box and creating my own chord progression sets. A great way to learn/improve, in my opinion. I also change up the keys so I don't become key dependant. I'll also play along...
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    Re: Left Handed Hogwash?

    My initial thought was to wonder if the author was referring to playing an instrument 'upside down' so to speak, rather than using a left handed instrument with the bass courses at the top.
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen AX

    Breathtaking!
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    Re: Should I buy this tenor?

    KY 7 could be the model number, rather than a serial number.
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    Re: Speed neck on Kentucky Km250

    My mandolin came with a satin finish that remains fast after many hours of playing. I deliberately chose the model with the satin finish for that very reason. If I were in your shoes, I wouldn't...
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    Re: Beginners Thoughts

    Yup... Been at it almost 40 years on guitar, and the last couple of months on mandolin. Still loving it and constantly learning, no matter which instrument I pick up.
  11. Thread: Identify tune

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    Re: Identify tune

    I don't know, but it's amazing!
  12. Re: How a mandolin changes with age? New vs middle age

    The most simple answer is that the tonal range of a mandolin is higher than larger instruments, therefore, the larger surface area is not required to produce the lower tones. Lower notes produce...
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    Re: Homemade Leather Mando Strap

    i love the simplicity and the adjustability of your design! :)
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    Re: iPhone audio app?

    You could use GarageBand as a recorder, I believe, without having to use any of its multitrack features.
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    Re: Quickly detachable strap?

    In my opinion, the simplest way is to use a quality leather mandolin strap. Fit it securely to the instrument, and just leave it there. There is at least 1 thread that explains numerous way to do...
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    Re: Sweet Spot on the Mandolin Fret Board

    The sweet spot will move slightly as a string is fretted. Unless you play the whole neck regularly, the spot will be within a smaller area and as long as you get it close, on the average, it will...
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    Re: how long should i practice?

    The only talent is perseverance. I had no musical aptitude when I picked up a guitar at age 13. I picked up my instrument regularly, and with a passion to learn. Your ability increases in direct...
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    Re: Any ChordPulse fans out there?

    Chord pulse is an ideal tool. I Like the adjustable key and tempo and it is very user friendly for chord entry. It is definitely worth the price. Ireal pro is good too, but I wish it had more pattern...
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    Re: Rob Meldrum E book

    I too have benefitted from the knowledge in this Ebook. I feel better equipped to approach setup than I did before, for having read it.
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    Re: how long should i practice?

    I pick up the mandolin every chance I get and spend a lot of time exploring new chords, usually 3 finger combos and 2 finger progressions. I pay special attention to playing notes and chords cleanly....
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    Re: Homemade Leather Mando Strap

    Those look amazing!
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    Re: Homemade Leather Mando Strap

    I did mine very similarly to Ivan's. I used some Latigo leather straps " called saddle string. I thought it might be to narrow but it turns out to be just right.
  23. Re: Is "Pick-Click" on extended fingerboards bad form?

    My preference is for it to sound good before looking good. I do find the 'pick-click' rather annoying, and am thankful for the shorter fretboard on my mandolin.
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    Re: Afraid to play for others - advice?

    Shooting for perfection will invariably result in failure. Seek instead to learn from mistakes by seeing them as areas that are not yet flowing fluently. It is an indication to practice a particular...
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    Re: Book of tablature?

    Part of learning includes a lot of listening to the different mandolin players.

    Take note of the artists, styles, and tunes that really appeal to you. From there you can do a search for specific...
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