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  1. Re: Would method books be different if profit wasn't the goal.

    For a mandolin-specific book, I think you're not just looking at "decreased profitability" if you include copyright material for which royalties must be paid, but "in the red." Probably why most...
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    Re: Cool article on alternative tonewoods

    Considering Wenge's status on the engangered species list, seems its not necessarily the best place replacement.
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    Re: Confused on Loars

    I don't understand how registering the mark did anything to give him "a legitimate right" to build Gibson style instruments under the logo. The only thing registration of the mark did, to my...
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    Re: Variable Coil-Splitting Circuit on E-Mando?

    If your main concern is single coils sound, but would also like to have humbucking sound too, you could probably place two single coil pickups immediately adjacent to one another and then wire like a...
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    Re: Mandola top thicknessing

    I dunno. The overall string tension on a Gibson-style mandola appears lower than on a mandolin, so it seems like that would counter-balance that slightly increased span. Also, my understanding was...
  6. Re: MAS... upgrade the Mandolin, or go down the Mandola path?

    Also would be good to think about what you're hoping to get out of the BRW two point, MT2V, etc. If its mostly appearance-driven (which, if you're lusting after one of those having not played one,...
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    Re: Mandola top thicknessing

    What would be the theory behind needing a thicker top plate for a mandola? String tension should be similar -- maybe even less. I guess the bending moment trying to fold the instrument in half...
  8. Re: Chinese or Other various eBay Mandolin Sellers question

    (1) An under $400 f-style is in all likelihood going to sound just as dull and lifeless as you're current mandolin, regardless of where its made or the quality of the wood used to make it. One can...
  9. Re: MAS... upgrade the Mandolin, or go down the Mandola path?

    I prefer breadth to absolute quality. Given that you're happy with your current f-hole mando, I'd get either a mandola or an oval hole mandolin. I love going back and forth between my flat-top and...
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    Re: Disappointed newbie

    I've had a Kentucky KM-150 for three years that I purchased on-line from a store that does okay setups, but nothing outstanding. Mine also came with a cracked saddle. On-line seller immediately...
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    Re: How did you install a truss rod?

    go to google.com/patents and search for 1446758 for the full document.
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    Re: Bob Taylor disses Tenors!

    The 8-string baritone was likely not built or brought to market for the purpose of profit, or to address needs of the market. It was likely initially built in the custom shop based on a "wouldn't it...
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    Re: Just noticed this.............

    I dunno, I don't care how un-warm and tinny the "tone", I'm pretty sure I'll always prefer the sound of a mandolin having the bridge located for proper intonation.
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    Re: Need Mando Music listening suggestions

    In addition to Sarah Jarosz, give Joy Kills Sorrow a try. Tim O'Brien is a good suggestion, but he's a little all over the place, so you may not like everything he does. This is a good place to...
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    Re: Kentucky 150 on Ebay

    How much playing experience do you have? If you've played a little guitar and/or mandolin and you think the km-150 at your local music store plays reasonably well, then there may not be any need to...
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    Re: Kentucky 150 on Ebay

    Also, if you've got the ~250 to spend -- just go ahead and order a KM 150 from a cafe sponsor. There's no need to hem and haw and try to find a "bargain" starter mandolin that MIGHT save you 30-40...
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    Re: Kentucky 150 on Ebay

    If you are confident you can do the setup yourself (and have the tools to do it), then I'd say paying no more than $170 shipped would be in the "well I saved myself a few bucks" category, since you...
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    Re: The PRS mandolin - Why so darn elusive?

    I don't understand how the Dweezil guitar is considered to be "mandolin shaped", unless they mean "shaped like the very few mandolins we have made in the past, which were not shaped at all like stuff...
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    Re: Crump OMII 22.75 or 20.125 Scale length?

    Do you have an acoustic guitar? If so, place a capo on the 2nd fret and then tune it to pitch (i.e., drop every string by a whole tone). That should give you a better idea of how shortening the...
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    Re: Cost of F style?

    Do builders have more fun making f-style, or are they just as happy not having to deal with the scroll?
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    Re: Adventures In Carbon Fiber

    There are plenty of applications where carbon fibre has a matte finish -- some high end bikes leave off paint to save weight, and the result is a matte finish, other mgf apply a matte paint for...
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    Re: Are you "Spotified" yet?

    Hmmm, I haven't had any problems with the software usability, but I also prefer keeping things simple when it comes to music cataloging. The catalog is definitely not "everything ever recorded", but...
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    Re: Are you "Spotified" yet?

    Anyone? Anyone? Its amazing. I'm so overwhelmed I don't even know where to begin. Seems like a great way to introduce new music around here . . . like that thread about great bluegrass duets? ...
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    Re: Practice Pratice Practice

    Are you still playing guitar regularly? When I first started on mando, I found it helpful to just shelf the guitar for a couple of months -- the left and right hand techniques are different enough...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    The back on this is awesome -- the figure complements the annular rings, rather than overpowers them. Same with the back on Max's Garcia-replica. Both of those backs make a strong case for "not...
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