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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    The tunes on this album sound like 1.5 mandolins, because Zenkl used a variety of split tunings.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28Hw5rK_dwQ
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    I’m hoping to get a set of heavies for my MT from Santa this year. I’ve just about settled on La Bella as my favorite string, but I still want to try some TIs and some Straight Ups at some point.
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    I get the impression that most posters are comparing TI flats to Daddario round 74s without getting involved in the Daddario flats,which are good strings at a much less flabbergasting price than the...
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    Or is it that YOU have warmed up and opened up? Have you tried having someone else play it for an hour, then see how YOU sound?
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    I've shared this story before, but its been a while. I picked up mandolin completely by accident.

    My neighbor across the street and I had been getting together to pick tunes for a few years. I...
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    Re: Tiny Moore Tuesday

    Hey gang! This week I'm using one of Tiny's go-to melodic cells to give us another option for crafting a solo over a 12 bar blues.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYmeq7aSjvk

    For tab and the...
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    Re: Question for flat top players

    J74s have 180.7 lbs of tension
    J73s have 155.8 lbs of tension

    My Waterloo mandolin was built for J74s. I’m having another flattop built at the moment and specifically requested it be built for...
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    Sounds like he went over to the dark side.
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    Re: Gibson Warranty question

    Hi Mike. They might see it as an item that would wear out like the tires and brakes on your car but let me give you this piece of advice. Don't call Gibson customer service. Contact Dave Harvey...
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    Re: Tiny Moore Tuesday

    Part Two of our study on C Jam Blues is now live! This week features some really cool double stops that Tiny often used to accompany vocalists/soloists, along with some cool voicings built on top of...
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    Re: Online Lessons With Andy Statman?

    I had a lesson with Andy once. He gave me a lot of things to think about. You want somebody who knows mandolin technique inside and out and can be patient and yet hold you to a high standard? Andy's...
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    I have a Kentucky KM1000 - it was made in China. I originally resisted for that reason, but the truth is, it came highly recommended by a friend who is an experienced player. It turns out, it...
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    All I will add from personal experience is talk to Adrian or Derek at Northfield sometime and your concerns will be eased.
    I spent hours at Swannanoa last year with Adrian and came away with a...
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    Body depth - Weber Road Dog & Red Rocks

    I've been reading about the new Weber Road Dog & Red Rocks models. They are advertised as a "deeper body and a deeper sound". I'm intrigued - I tested a new Weber Gallatin last week and the clear...
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    Update From The Mandolin Store

    Received the following broadcast email from The Mandolin Store this morning. Text as follows as an FYI for those who may not have received it:

    Hello Friends,

    I'd like to start off by saying...
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    Re: Has Waverly Jumped the Shark?

    +1 on the Rubners. I really like them!
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    Re: Has Waverly Jumped the Shark?

    It is so frustrating and sad that the "Best" mandolin tuners are so poor compared to "Average" guitar tuner sets. A few years back, I tried to convince Stephan Schertler to make four-on-a-plate...
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    Re: String winder

    Lynn Dudenbostel made the one I use and it's just perfect for my mandolins!
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    Re: Collings MT-O v Gibson A: Any Opinions?

    Not exactly and apples-to-apples comparison but... my sister has an MF-0 and we have both played vintage F4s. The difference comes down to a haunted-old-guy tone vs, to newer, crisper modern tone....
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    https://www.northfieldinstruments.com/northfield-workshops

    ^^^ Start here. Definitely not the typical “Made in China” product, and a pretty cool concept IMO. I don’t own one but have played some...
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    How many of us play American-made Kay mandolins?
    Supply chains are global these days, get used to it!
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    Re: New Northfield Big Mon on it's way.

    I've had mandolins of every type for 50 years or more. Literally hundreds and none better than my 2016 Big Mon. I've always said I reckon I got the best one ever to come out of their factory. I'm not...
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    Happy ending for stolen mandolin

    A customer/friend had her mandolin stolen from her house a couple of years ago, an Old Wave she'd worn the finish off the back of the neck playing for 20 years. Made her another that she liked as...
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    Re: New Northfield Big Mon on it's way.

    Congratulations on your new baby! I'm sure you'll love it every minute of every day. The thing about Northfield is they are extremely consistent in quality. I've played on many and all were just...
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    Who left you the Gibson? For me playing musician something that was left to me by a loved one would far outweigh my likes of the aesthetics of the instrument. I did not inherit my Heiden but it is...
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