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    Re: Another pick-hold question..

    I prefer to keep my hand closed but not clenched like making a fist or anything. I can't imagine having the same control if I let my fingers hang down. However, there are some great players who don't...
  2. Re: Today in Mandolin History - August 5, 1890, Lawrence, KS Jour

    Can I get that on a t-shirt?
  3. Re: Article: New Music from Acoustic Disc - The Tony Rice Unit Li

    On his original tune (Wyatt's original), I'm sure he plays lead. It sounds like he's playing lead on several other cuts also.
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    Re: Mapes Strings

    They definitely have the 11.5 gauge. I recently bought a custom set 11.5 16 26 41. My experience may not be typical, but they sounded great when I first put them on my '99 Flatiron Festival F, but...
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    Re: Bluegrass Gospel

    Check out The Churchmen if you haven't already. They have been together for 30 + years and still tour and record.
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    Re: F style strap recommendation...

    I would HIGHLY recommend Harrison Straps in Woodlawn, Va. Ronny Harrison is an expert at making straps that are very cool in appearance and super functional!
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    Re: Little Rock Getaway

    This tune can be a handful. I've been "learning it" for several decades. Recently with the extra down time due to the pandemic/quarantine, I have had more actual practice time and feel like it's...
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    Re: Little Rock Getaway

    Here's a great video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrJ2A0xFB04

    Copy into your browser if you can. It's a great version by Ralph Carr. He starts out with it at an uptempo speed then slows way...
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    I have tried one set of the XT75 strings. The gauge is the same as my favorite EXP75 : .0115 - .016 - .026 - .041 The feel was a little different almost a flatwound feel compared to the EXP's. The...
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    Re: String slot size in mandolin nut

    Thanks for the great info! You folks are pretty sharp!
  11. Re: Can you help me identify this bluegrass song?

    There are at least 2 additional versions recorded of this song:

    1. CD titled "Cullen & Mickey Galyean & Friends" (no label)

    2. CD titled "Born Into Bluegrass: The Songs Of Cullen Galyean" (on...
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    Re: String slot size in mandolin nut

    My strings are med/heavy gauge .0115 - .016 - .026 - .041.
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    String slot size in mandolin nut

    How much larger than the string size should the string slots be in the nut of a mandolin?
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    Re: What is this chord?

    "F# B E A, played on frets 11 - 9 - 7 - 5 and see how the same chord sounds in 4ths."

    Exactly what I have been playing. Great suggestions on the names. I'll apply if necessary dependent on the...
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    Re: What is this chord?

    Ah, perspective makes all the difference. Nice. Theoretically it could be used in a certain context labeled as one chord and something else in another.
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    Re: What is this chord?

    That makes sense. Try playing it and see what you think of the sound. I like tinkering with jazzy sounding stuff and find places to use it. It helps keep it interesting I guess.
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    What is this chord?

    Can anyone name this chord - A E B F# (1st - 4th strings)?

    I have used the chord but don't know what it is actually called. It almost seems like A9 maybe? Not sure what difference the F# makes.
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    Re: tonguards ..do they really work?

    It works on my Flatiron! It made quite a noticeable difference in volume for me. Thanks to TG peeps!

    GJ Project
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