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    Re: How to achieve a "warmer" sound?

    I find oval hole mandolins warmer and brighter all at once. Heavier picks, picking near the neck are the cheapest ways to warm up your sound.
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Since you all frame this in limited bluegrass terms I'd expand it to say Dallas Rag is the OBS of mandolin tunes.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vha0nvk8uU
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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    We have to ovals at our house both X braced and both killer in the sound department and great players to boot.
  4. Re: Best exercise source for fast accurate picking?

    Per usual, it is out of stock at Elderly.
  5. Re: Suggestions for the Solution of Limited Options Problem

    The two best starter mandolins out there are the Kentucky KM-150 and the Eastman 305.
  6. Re: New Superior CD1521 Mandolin case Strong Chemical Smell

    Leave it open. When the cat decides to sleep in it, it is fit to use.
  7. Re: Ralph Stanley & Clinch Mountain Boys - GREAT 1972 video

    That mandolin is probably a Gibson A5 like Jethro played. Whatever it is it really pops!
  8. Re: Vivaldi Mandolin and Organ Festival w/ E Skliar & A Alexandro

    Nice. That woman doing the talking has a Philly accent, so I guess that is where this was?
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    Re: Avoid marking the top of your mandolin

    I've used an electrostatic pick guard like Taylor makes for guitars. They take the abuse and can be removed. and I have removed them. They are a clear plastic and I cut them to cover the area....
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    Re: Looking for Gary Vessel

    Facebook is a good place to reach him.
  11. Re: Forgotten Dairy Cow Serenader on Mandolin

    Not that it will matter here, but the description of her farming methods was spot on for what modern farming is becoming. More care to the animals, composting wastes to improve soil, are part of that...
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    Re: Price Tag

    At $4000 an accomplished single maker is just making it. There is a considerable amount of time in each build, not to mention the prices for hardware, the better woods they tend to use. Some, like...
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    Re: Eastman MD305 = AMAZING!

    I have on here that belongs to a student. It is a very good mandolin the for the money. This one has an upgraded hard case and an Allen tailpiece. It is sweet.
  14. Re: Advice: new Hohner A style vs Kentucky KM-150

    Kentucky
  15. Re: Should I put a Mandolin Cafe Sticker on my Vintage Lifton Cas

    I put stickers on from gigs and places I have been. If someone does not like it, I didn't do it for them.
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    It seems that a large triangle pick can be had for a lot less than $25 and the difference in plectral tonality is not really worth the drastic difference in price.
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    Re: Can a Luthier fix this?

    I had that happen so I stained the wood where it broke and said it was a Bill Monroe model Eastman. I sold it to a young man who didn't care and he even has the piece that broke off!
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    Re: Builder or Company

    I've had them from both sources, and it is the mandolin that matters most. If has to feel and sound right and of course you must like the way it looks. If you can get out and play a couple you will...
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    Re: Key of Bb

    One must be careful when interacting with the theory twinkies. they will take you to task and you will soon learn the lingo that goes with theory. Carry on!
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    Re: Mandolin to DADGAD

    I've used that tuning for blues/slide guitar along with DGDGBD. Played at a folk school one year and one of the perks was taking a class. Did it with John Doyle who is a master with that tuning.
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    Re: the Small Dog

    Betty makes great cases. I bought one for my wife's hand built guitar fifteen years ago and it has held up well in our travels all around the country.
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    Re: Troublesome Creek

    There was or perhaps still is a band by that name in Virginia.
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I like A's but do not find F's hard to hold. When you get old you may appreciate a tonegard. A's sound as good as F's and cost less so the Jack Benny (look him up) in me kicks in.
  24. Re: Copying from a PDF to Word - or Editing a PDF

    I doctor PDF's on Mac with PDF Expert.
  25. Re: Would anyone be interested in a Blue Chip pick shootout?

    Picks are great. I cannot play very well without one
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