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    Pickup for my Rogue

    This is a simple addition that I have been planning for some time and finally got around to. I ordered the following pu and cover since I had the other parts.
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  2. Re: Ricky Skaggs and Dailey and Vincent Saturday Night Opry

    That was enjoyable and they gave us many close-up views of Ricky playing.
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    Re: Ibanez M510E Question

    I had one of those, I bought it used at a GC in SC. Was in kindof rough shape and it took several tweaking sessions to get it playing well but I learned on it and even played it on stage.

    I ended...
  4. Thread: My hola mando

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    Re: My hola mando

    Opps! Thanks Allen!

    I picked up the grommets on ebay, several US vendors sell them at low cost.
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    Re: Ovation MCS 148

    Nice work! Enjoy!
  6. Thread: My hola mando

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    Re: My hola mando

    Congrats! Being the proud owner of budget mandolins I found that putting those little rubber grommets on the strings behind the bridge really helps the overall sound, cuts those pesky overtones....
  7. Re: Replacing Tuning machines with non-standard distance between

    I took pop1's advice earlier to "upgrade" the tuners on a Rogue. Here is the post with pix.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/148265-Rogue-A-Style-Tuner-Upgrade?p=1751959#post1751959
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    Re: Best Android Tablet >10" for Sheet Music

    Band I was in used Songbook (chordpro) so I got an ASUS 8" which work great for 5 years and still works fine. I got it for two reasons, 1) small size yet not phone tiny and 2) Android OS lets you get...
  9. Re: Acoustic Mandolin plus electric tenor playing live kit questi

    My pedal board for Bass guitar, mandolin and tenor banjo has one for the BG but the Mando/TB go into an A/B switch -> compressor -> then a cheap Behringer acoustic DI (approx $30) because I will...
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    Re: Rogue A Style Tuner Upgrade

    Thanks for the tip! I doubt I will ever do this again, but never say never, ya know? The dual peg parts slipped in normally but I did notice (after the strings were on) that some of the round...
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    Re: Rogue A Style Tuner Upgrade

    True, the Rogue A's peg hole spacing is 1" but modern standard is slightly less. At least the name brand decent tuners usually have diagrams with all the specs. The cheapo ones sometimes do but the...
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    Rogue A Style Tuner Upgrade

    Well, like many (most) Rogue A Style owners I realized quickly that the tuners are about the worst part of the instrument. Mine were barely usable, but they were able to hold it in tune for the most...
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    Re: Point of Diminishing Returns

    I heard it referred to as "plateauing" long ago. Happens to most people in all types of learning. Something to do with the body and mind catching up with each other.
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    Re: $200 to spend on a new or used Mandolin

    I bought a Rogue for the same reason (I am a Librarian) but I realized it would be too tempting.

    What I consider downtime vs. what THEY consider down time are two VERY different concepts!
  15. Re: Loar 520E, Kentucky 630, Loar 590E or Eastman 315

    Sorry to add one more variable but something popped into my mind. I have a couple low-end Loars (LM310F & LM110) and both have V shaped necks. Not sure about the models you mentioned but might be...
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    Re: Forgive me....for I have sinned.....

    I just purchased my second tenor, a 17 fret Gold Tone. both are tuned DGBE so functionally they are not banjos but plus size baritone banjoleles.

    Whether THAT is sinful is another question but...
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    Re: Loar LM110A Mandolin Question

    Sensukai, did you get your mandolin setup to your liking? Not sure if anyone mentioned it but I bought a bag of rubber grommets on "the bay" and have them on my mandolins. They pop in between each...
  18. Re: Tip: Replacing Book Bindings with Spiral Bindings

    Been doing this for years - Buy used from amazon then take it to the office store to make spiral. Then put it on a shelf and forget it's there!
  19. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    I can imagine a mandolin providing counter melody to the fiddle or perhaps arpeggios. BUT that is from my "modern ear" perspective, I've never done must OT Folk.
  20. Re: Just downloaded Rob Meldrum's free Mandolin set-up book

    True, I got a Loar LM310f from the same place and the setup was very good. Over time I did a little tweeking but trying different strings often requires that.
  21. Re: Just downloaded Rob Meldrum's free Mandolin set-up book

    Ditto! The info helped me turn a barely playable Rogue A into a enjoyably playable and usable instrument.
  22. Re: Confirmed: Correct Tone-Gard size for “The Loar” LM-310F

    Thanks for the update, John. I have one of those and the HSC from the Mandolin Store and am very pleased with how it plays.
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    Re: One more banjo question

    I play 4 string tenor (DGBE) and I put a couple of foam squares between the strings between the bridge and tailpiece. That really killed the weird ringies. I also use a block of foam in the back...
  24. Re: Straight Up Strings by Siminoff - any thoughts or experiences

    Well, the thread got me to look! What they describe does make sense but the strings I like at the moment are DR Dragon Skins (10-36). Last a long time and the tone works of both my low-end Loars...
  25. Thread: Finger Ease

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    Re: Finger Ease

    I have used FE sparingly for decades. first on guitar, then bass, now mandolin. What it does for me is lessen the dreaded "SQUEEK!" and lower the resistance sliding my fingers over the strings. May...
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