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    Re: Favorite Metronome

    One of the beautiful things about this community is the sharing of everyone's experiences. I've never considered a drum machine for this purpose but I may have to give it a go.

    I bought a KLIQ...
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    Re: Practicing Mandolin with out a mandolin....

    Like you, I work mostly on visualizing and memorization. I've read where some people will use an object to simulate the fretboard to work on left-hand fretting techniques. It could have some...
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    Re: Substantial sale at Bernunzio's

    Allen, I was doing real good this year controlling my MAS while looking through the Classifieds and some of the Cafe sponsors' sites, then you had to go and post this. Now I'm trying to talk myself...
  4. Thread: Mandolin stands

    by FredK
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    Re: Mandolin stands

    +1 for the Hercules stand. It gives an extra level of security IMO.
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    Re: Tone Gard - Comfortable ?

    I bought a tone guard for my first mandolin but haven't for the others. It's not a game-changer for me, but it's all about personal preferences.
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    Re: New Peghead Nation web site

    Haven't been to that site in quite a while. That's an amazing upgrade. Much easier on the eyes.
  7. TMS knows how to do it right.

    TMS knows how to do it right.
  8. Thread: Ebony mandolin

    by FredK
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    Re: Ebony mandolin

    Just WOW! She's a beauty.
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    Re: Sierra Hullís E-Tune

    So cool! Watching Sierra play is just as much fun as listening to her. Thanks for the share, Mark.
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    Re: Case for a Calhoun

    My Calhoun hangs on the wall by my desk for quick & easy access. Never thought about a hard case for it but now that you bring it up . . . . . :popcorn:
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    Re: Happy Anniversary Mandolin Cafe!

    Happy Anniversary, Mandolin Cafe! Scott, you and your team have made this a great place to hang out and learn. Here's to the next 25!
  12. Thread: Little Sadie

    by FredK
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    Re: Little Sadie

    Great job, Mark. I enjoyed that. Good way to end up my day.
  13. Re: Flatiron 1N (The one that got away) and Northfield Calhoun

    I got a Northfield Calhoun from Elderly right before all the lockdown hit. It's got a great sound; much different than my F style The Loar. I wanted an O or oval hole sound. Spent a lot of time...
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    Re: Strap for A-style (that old chestnut)

    It's not as pretty but it gets the job done. It's inconvenient for tuning G and E though. If Lakota made a strap that could be tied or otherwise looped to go under the strings, I'd do that.
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    Re: Strap for A-style (that old chestnut)

    I use a Lakota strap and just put it around the headstock between the first set of tuners. My preference was the option to add/remove the strap without removing the strings. I've had no problems...
  16. Re: Top classical pieces every mandolin player should know

    Although there are some classical pieces I enjoy listening to, I was not brought up or trained in it. It never appealed to me while playing keyboard or guitar. Even when this thread first came out, I...
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    Re: Bluegrass Mando Lessons??

    Both Peghead Nation and ArtistWorks will provide you with the structure you need. Both have a comparable cost involved but well worth it. I've used both Sharon Gilchrist's and Mike Marshall's...
  18. Re: Unexpected things/benefits about playing mandolin

    Attempts to restart my music with keyboard and guitar after years of neglect fell way short. It wasn't the sound or the medium I was looking for. Mandolin not only rekindled my love for making music...
  19. Thread: Why Mandolin?

    by FredK
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    As a pre-teen, I would watch country, bluegrass & folk music on TV. Already played the organ. Saw and heard the mandolin and knew that's what I wanted to play. Asked my dad for one and settled for a...
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    Re: Help: How To Improve Picking Accuracy

    I experienced the same problem when I started playing mandolin. Never really had that problem on guitar but, on the mandolin, you are dealing with a shorter fretboard and tighter spaces between...
  21. Re: A tune I wrote for octave mandolin - Something Squirrelly

    I really enjoyed this. Left me wanting more. Well played. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Trinity College TM 325

    Glad you were able to pick up the Trinity College TM-325. It has a lovely tone and it's very easy on the eyes, as well. I snatched one up from The Mandolin Store about 4 weeks ago and it's a joy to...
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    Re: Philphool, Phil Goodson, passes :(

    I only knew Phil through his posts here but I always enjoyed his responses. Been thinking about him lately and wondered how he was doing. Sorry to hear about his passing. Praying for his family and...
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    Re: Another from the 2020 crop

    This is a beauty. The tuners and tailpiece set it apart.
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    Re: Update From The Mandolin Store

    I can attest from the buyer's side that there's noticeable change to service and quality since you've moved to TN. Late last Friday night, I pulled the trigger and ordered a Trinity Octave that's...
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