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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    Harmony, stopped playing .. it was very poorly made ( in the very early 60's ),

    In early-mid 70's, I found a Gibson A40 ..
  2. Re: (Godin A8) Making my mandolin look more ethnic

    Lower the lighting on it and it won't matter.. less candles in the room ... ;)
  3. Thread: string gauges

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    Re: string gauges/brands?

    I use 10- 38 bronze wound on my pre- TR 1922 A..,
    the A4 same year, introduced the TR, that one gets 11 - 40..

    GHS or D'Add ?, I cannot tell the difference..

    use...
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    Re: New Fender 1.5mm pick

    Seems 'X Heavy' have only been available by the half gross, where the 'Heavy' you could buy by the Dozen.
  5. Re: Small speakers . Other ones

    I bought a Roland Mobile AC, I plug into it directly, not with a phone bluetoothsource, and all that..

    It runs off flashlight batteries when no AC for the wall wart is around..


    A few...
  6. Re: Small speakers revisited, and we have a new winner: Sony XB-2

    IMHO, links to the manufacturer site is more useful than Amazon
    which only funnel a buy it from them not learn anything about it..

    https://www.sony.com/electronics/wireless-speakers/srs-xb2
  7. Re: Varnish finish vs lacquer - durability question

    Carrying on from # 8, The Tone Gard kept my '22 A4,
    from having the backside finish damage my 22 Brown A sustained .

    Both already had finger rests.. on the Front ...



    :redface:
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    Re: Waverly tuner bushing reliability

    you can get old style replica brass bushings from stew mac which are nickel or gold plated..

    I have a set of die cast/machined Schaller bushings around here, loose, somewhere..

    peg head...
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    Re: Best mandolin wall stand, e.g. hook etc?

    :))
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    Re: Question about Acoustic Amps and PreAmps

    Piezo pickups, a company like Fishman also makes amps, and the pickups , so I expect they have inputs with right impedance.

    I have a Schertler Dyn* Pickup It is a contact microphone , so...
  11. Other side

    Back of my varnished brown mandolin did not react well to my sweaty T shirt.. :whistling:
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    I never learned sight reading, so I have to memorize tunes in my head..

    OP reads scores so does not have to memorize them just remember where they put the pages..
  13. Re: Experience in Using Effects on Acoustic Mandolins

    Adding to # 10 .. My Roland AC 60 has chorus & reverb, lighter smaller yet, Roland Mobile AC has reverb ..





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    Re: Do people ever change their strings?

    the nickel wound G&D on my Hodson Djangolin have been on there for years, and still sound OK.
  15. Re: Carbon Fiber mandolin, Adam Buchwald and Circle Strings

    Peter Mix Sold his CF F5 for that much, and then some.. the A5 for 3.6K$*

    Resales seemed to hold value.. Clear Carbon/Peter's B stock?..

    (He did say he was The one to finish...
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    Re: backpack straps with sternum strap?

    Can you sew? or willing to try ? or pay a local to do it for you.

    you just need a side release buckle , and some nylon webbing..

    fabric stores may be walk in handy..



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    agreed

    the basics 0 > 12 is half way an octave ..

    Might be an instrument as is that will make some one else happy,(as is)

    so its part 2 of 'catch and release' let it go, and get something...
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    Re: Mandobird pickup hum-Bad ground?

    Metal foil lined body cavity and the underside of the scratch plate?
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    Re: Does Praying Help Find Your Blue Chip?

    My Pet Mantis is hoping for the best for you..
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    Re: Jamming-What to do?

    Listen to the others carefully?

    Bend may have some high powered players ...

    happy to drop any one not fast enough ( bicycle group ride analogy)
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin

    Peter Mix had Clear Carbon of Rhode Island for the Carbon , he did the finishing in VT.

    Luis and Clark in MA have a similar arrangement, for orchestral string instruments ..

    I think they...
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    Re: Where to buy Bouzouki online?

    Style; Greek or Irish?
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    Re: Schertler DYN-M problems

    No, * But the feedback, of course, could be mechanical ...

    Monitor speaker inducing air pressure waves, ringing the top, like a spruce microphone diaphragm.


    * my history only...
  24. Re: Experience in Using Effects on Acoustic Mandolins

    Have a Y'ha AG stomp multi EFX pedal , it has a collection of reverb processes, making a pickup signal fuller ,

    made for acoustic-electric guitars to sound , as they say, like...
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    Re: 4- vs 8-string electric mandos

    8 into 4 conversion of an EM 150 as a CGDA tuned electric-acoustic mandola works well

    perfect solution for the weak E string is it doesn't have one ..

    little different sound than a...
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