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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Even though your news is hard, thank you for sharing it with us. Your strength is obvious.

    As I typed the preceding, a few lines of a gospel tune came into my head -- "... keep you hand upon the...
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    Re: Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    What a wealth of information is in this thread! Spence, thanks for initiating it, and thanks to all who are being so generous with their hard-won experience.
  3. Re: Speed the plow..family band w fiddle & Northfield Octave Mand

    Pete, can you point me at a notated or tabbed or abc-ed copy of the version you are playing? Everything I have found by that name has been quite different. Fiddler's Companion (ibiblio) mentions a...
  4. Re: Speed the plow..family band w fiddle & Northfield Octave Mand

    Very nice, Pete and family! I think I need to learn that tune. Thanks for posting it.
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    Re: I sure miss my Collings

    I know your Washburn does not sound like a Collings, but I must say that you make amazingly good sound emerge from it. Still, I know what you mean.
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    Re: Shipping: how much???

    Given that a mandolin will always ship based on box volume rather than weight, two inches in any one dimension makes a huge difference in price. Two inches in two dimensions is HUGE huge. When I ship...
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    Re: HIGH action banjolin

    See that relatively clean rectangle on the calfskin just beyond the fretboard? At one time, this instrument had an extended fretboard. Now it doesn't. hmmm. Next look at the picture closely and it...
  8. Re: No mandolin content: Nursing musical grudges?

    Well, if the woodwind is being played by a wannabee oboe-ist, I agree wholeheartedly.
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    Re: Saddle and bridge

    Droopy saddle is not an uncommon problem but it IS a problem. It should be replaced. But you probably will not be able to find a replacement saddle without buying the bridge that it mates with. If...
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    Re: New to the forum

    Welcome! Come visit us in the Newbies Social Group.
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    Re: Greetings from the newest of newbies

    Hi there, Where. Welcome to the right place to be. Glad you found us!
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    Re: Ibanez M510E Question

    Definitely, yes, do remove that bit of sound deadener that is between the bridge and the mando top. (the saddle is the piece that sits on the bridge and which the adjusting wheels raise or lower).
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    Re: Newbie Here

    Hi, AP! See my signature re mandolin setup.
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    Re: Lucy L- Durang's Hornpipe

    Quite nice!
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    Re: New to the Mandolin

    As a perpetual Newbie who aspires to nothing more than that, allow me to welcome you to the Cafe and to the Newbies group if so inclined. See my signature:
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    Re: "Playability"

    Another playability adjustment that is possible on most instruments is truss rod tension if the neck has a bit of bow to it. But as for the non-adjustable aspects of a particular mandolin's design,...
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    Re: Music Software

    I don't think you are going to find anything that works very well taking mp3 to sheet music.

    Slowing stuff down, yes! Amazing Slow Downer is one. Transcribe! is another. I have used Transcribe!...
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    Re: Blueberry mandolin

    If it sounds good, I'd play it. Maybe even in public. I'd probably be grinning, too. But I'm not tempted to order one on spec.
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    Re: paddy on the turnpike

    She has a nice tutorial on the tune on her youtube channel, too. Camera angle shows left hand fingerings very clearly so you can relate them to mandolin. Thanks for introducing me to her videos!
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    Re: paddy on the turnpike

    Wow. I googled and I am glad I did. She is pretty darn good. And she is playing the version that I like.

    She is playing at a pretty good clip, I am getting something like 200 to 220 as I attempt...
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    Re: Beginner

    Also, I have a page of links on my website. It hasn't been updated in a good while, but I still do use most of those links. http://honketyhank.com/favorite-links/
  22. Re: First Video of The Mandolin Store new location

    Yup. I drove down to Surprise AZ last September. Two and a half days down, a couple hours looking at mandolins, two and a half days back. Came back empty handed, much to my wife's relief. I am still...
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    Re: string gauge calculator

    For nipping out the ball for ball-end** strings, I have used a small nipper that I bought in a cheap set. Probably available on Amazon or Harbor Freight. They were a bit dull for the job so I had to...
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    Re: string gauge calculator

    I have used the calculator at https://wahiduddin.net/calc/calc_guitar_tension_from_size.htm successfully. Haven't popped a string yet, at least not because it was the wrong guage.
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    Re: Thank you, Eastman

    Brand new bridge (& saddle) arrived today. Saddle will fit currently installed bridge, yay! All I have to do is cut the slots. Easy peasy.

    Thank you again, Eastman.
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