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  1. Re: Any recommendation on octave pedal to simulate a bass guitar?

    The POG2 does two- and one-octave down, and several above. It also has an excellent slow attack effect which allows emulating a bowed sound.
  2. Re: Any new pedals for multi-instrumentalists?

    I'm late to the topic, but it was investigated a while ago on The Gear Page the fact that a lot of the Zoom pedals have a USB portr for updating and editing. This led to the discovery that many will...
  3. Re: Any new pedals for multi-instrumentalists?

    I'm late to the topic, but it was investigated a while ago on The Gear Page the fact that a lot of the Zoom pedals have a USB portr for updating and editing. This led to the discovery that many will...
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    Re: Mel Bay 200 Mandolin

    You might have more luck with Google than your current search engine. I found lots of copies available by searching for 'mel bay "2000 mandolin"'.

    Good luck!
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    Re: Best Celtic Mandolin around ~500($700)?

    A few design features do dampen sustain and the high-end frequencies of the instrument. This is true both for mandolins and for guitars, and one can note the same dampening profile when comparing...
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    Re: Breedlove american FO thoughts

    Yeah, that was my question. His first post was considering buying it, and the second, less than three hours later, had him deciding not to sell it. Wut?
  7. Re: Sound: opinions sought on technique vs instrument, i.e. anti-

    I find it interesting that almost everyone is talking about when it is appropriate to upgrade an instrument.

    I like setting other benchmarks, which are instrument-independent. Scale exercises...
  8. Thread: Steely Dan

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    Re: Steely Dan

    I've done "Josie" for years, singing with mandolin accompaniment...

    But here's the thing: I never think about what songs "sound cool" on mando. I just play them, usually by ear. That means I'm...
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    Re: Weber Redesign results

    I've had more than one instrument which had features reducing susceptibility to humidity changes. It's hard to know how susceptible a particular model is to weather changes just from holding it in...
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    Re: Flatiron 1DC Mandolin

    Funny... I was going to post Cobalt's previous response....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/3496-Compulsive-purchase-Flatiron-1N?p=1435037&viewfull=1#post1435037



    It's a Bozeman...
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    Re: Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    Taking advantage of the necrobump to add...

    There is actually a huge amount of written material and instructional material applicable for CGDA instruments, originally developed for the tenor...
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    Re: NMC rare relic (re-purposed autoharp body)

    Wow... pain alleviation is a medical claim, and I doubt the groundwork for making it was done. Shame on seller for preying on the desperate, if that's the case.
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    Re: Mandolin vs. Mandola?

    I recommend you do a bit more research. It really seems you've missed out on the available historical record. That page you provided didn't even list the dates when the various instruments emerged,...
  14. Re: Anyone seen a build like this before: Custom guitar

    I've seen that kind of headless travel guitar before, but eventually gave up after many pages of brpwsing through Google image search results on "headless travel guitar." I believe I saw it between...
  15. Re: Trying to get a mandolin sent from a shop in Napoli/Naples, I

    Assuming they had to find a translator on at least two purchase/no-purchase reversals, at how many changes of mind do you think it would be reasonable for them to stop engaging?

    My advice is to go...
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    Re: Mandocello Specific Techniques

    Not being a cello player or even a player who has taken lessons from a teacher, no matter the instrument, I tend to both adapt what I find in books, and to find things which work empirically.

    One...
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    Re: Converting Mandolin to Mandola

    I've done this before.

    I've had to do a little intonation adjustment, but since I normally use very light strings and play chord melody all over the neck, going to a set with equal tension for...
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    Re: What are these bridges called?

    Anytime you eliminate a need for a portion of the top to resist constant mechanical forces to just stay intact, you can instead just let the soundboard concentrate on being stiff and lightweight in...
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    Re: Changing the tuning for medieval sound

    Just to add information to justify the necrobump, the mandore (ancestor of the mandolin/mandola) was often tuned DADA, as shown in the Skene Manuscript.

    There are many interesting writings...
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    Re: Timple in 5ths tuning

    First, do no harm. If the strings seem really tight, you risk ripping off the bridge. Drop that tuning immediately.

    Once you go back to the original tuning, and keep the instrument intact, here's...
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    Re: How do you progress on tenor?

    MT Quinn, one of the greatest feedback methods I've used with my students is recording them, and/or having them record themselves. The goal isn't to produce a perfect recording or play-through, but...
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    Re: How do you progress on tenor?

    They're progressive, and "Melody Chord System" builds on "Complete Method." I also knew music, and had been playing in CGDA tuning for more than a decade before. I got the books. I treated the...
  23. Re: Gibson Army Navy (Reissue) AN Custom (mid-90s)

    That's super interesting. I has no idea any of the Flatiron pancake/Army-Navy builds were labeled as "Gibson Reissue" instruments, or even customs.

    The pancakes are surprisingly loud, and have...
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    Re: How do you progress on tenor?

    As someone who wishes he had discovered a learning resource sooner, I'll put in a recommendation for two books which took me much further than I had gotten in my own.

    The Mel Bay Complete Tenor...
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    Re: Sustain pedal for 200$ !!!

    Right out of the gate, there are two simple options for how a sustain pedal works: sustain when the switch is closed, or sustain when the switch is open. Those can be the least expensive pedals.
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