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    Re: Tips for moving up the neck needed

    I'm in need of the same help. Feels like staying is first position is getting stale.

    Good stuff here, folks! Thanks for all the tips!
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    In the process of hand-writing out the tab and learning 'Woodland Star' off Andrew Marlin's latest album.

    It's been a great exercise in patience, and thank gawd for the Amazing Slow Downer. ...
  3. Re: Joe K Walsh, Darol Anger and Mike Barnett

    I had to watch this three times to get past the phenomenal fiddle playing before I was able to focus on Joe's incredible right hand.

    Good stuff, there...
  4. Re: S1E80 - The Mandolins and Beer Podcast Episode #80 Andrew Mar

    Worth a listen, if only to learn the nicknames Andrew has for his mandolins...
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    Re: New Andrew Marlin Album

    I'm another for whom Andrew's playing lit the fire in me to take up the mandolin. Nobody better, IMO.

    And the new albums are fantastic...
  6. Re: Article: Andrew Marlin Set to Release Two All-Original Acoust

    Gonna take a while to fully absorb all these...in a good, savoring way...
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    Re: Method book recommendations

    You have chosen wisely, on all fronts....
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    Re: Method book recommendations

    https://www.amazon.com/Mandolin-Exercises-Dummies-Don-Julin/dp/1118769538

    The internet is your friend
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    Re: Method book recommendations

    'Mandolin For Dummies' and especially the accompanying 'Mandolin Exercises For Dummies' by Don Julin

    MandoLessons.com for staple fiddle tunes
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    Re: Northfield Mandolins

    I got mine used, and it had a few dings in the top; I have added a couple through various mishaps, but that's not really too much of a concern with me. I also recall watching the YT vid that Aaron...
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    Re: Northfield Mandolins

    Congrats!

    In the spring of 2019, I was in Austin and spent an afternoon at Fiddlers playing everything they had on their wall. The instrument I kept coming back to was the Northfield F5S, and...
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    Re: Newbie questions -- where to start?

    Prices on new mandolins don't vary much, with the exception that you may find some deals on lower-tier instruments at GC, but they likely won't be set up well, and setup is uber-crucial to the...
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    Re: Andrew Marlin and Tommy Edwards

    Heh. "Tubby"... I like that descriptor...

    A little tubby-ness is ok. Lends some color to the woody-ness. But for me, that one (and oval's, in general) is too tubby. I like the more focused...
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    Re: Andrew Marlin and Tommy Edwards

    Thanks, Evan - hadn't heard this one.

    I can always count on Andrew to expand my library of songs. 'Have a feast here tonight' and 'Love letters tied in blue' will be added to the list.

    I do so...
  15. Re: Who Has The Largest Selection Of Mandolins On Hand... Anywher

    Fiddlers Green (Lockhart) is probably the closest store to Dallas with a sizeable inventory
  16. Re: Low-cost cases/gigbags that FIT WELL for an Eastman 315

    The standard Eastman gig bag fits perfectly and doesn't cost much. Depending on where you are getting your instrument from, a new one should include the gig bag. If not, TMS has them:
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  17. Re: What Sensation Should You Feel for "The One?"

    Couple years ago, my wife and I went into a shop so I could check out a Givens that they had there. I had been listening to a lot of YT clips and was really liking the Givens sound and had prepared...
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    Re: New player - Mandolin

    Head over to MandoLessons.com for great help with that.

    I actually only have two mandolins, a Northfield F5S and a Kimble A (see avatar). I wanted a good one in both body styles. In between...
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    Re: New player - Mandolin

    Heh.

    Maybe.

    But I only have one Telecaster...

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    Re: New player - Mandolin

    I'm one of the guys on the Telecaster forum (TDPRI) that sent Ash over here.

    It is amazing to me how quickly these little instruments can wiggle their way into our brains/hearts.
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    Re: New player - Mandolin

    Congrats - great choice on the 305!

    When I started on mandolin, also coming from many years of guitar and bass, I was really surprised how big of a difference the selection of pick could make. I...
  22. Re: New player -- question about learning materials

    MandoLessons.com

    A full complement of technique lessons, plus huge collection of OT and BG fiddle tune lessons. Free (donations encouraged).

    Lots of us started there.

    Good choice for a...
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    Re: New player - Mandolin

    Get the one that is going to make you want to pick it up and play.

    If it sticks, you'll likely be getting more soon enough, and any of those three are great starters.
  24. Re: Article: Andrew Marlin Set to Release Two All-Original Acoust

    Huzzah!!

    Can't wait!
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    I noticed that peculiarity when I started on the mandolin, too. My guitars and mandolins sit right next to each other, and when I tune them, it's always bringing the guitars up to pitch, and the the...
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