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    Re: Which mandolin should I buy?

    Well, it may be used but it can't be all that old. I think he is only on #17 right now (a mandola). Still that mandolin is a beauty. Congratulations.
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    Re: Which mandolin should I buy?

    For the assist!
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    Re: Which mandolin should I buy?

    Sounds good, I tried to embed the video but it came up as an error.
    Maybe the link will work.....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J4IEETv-HA
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    Re: Which mandolin should I buy?

    Wow, that's beautiful. Congratulations!
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    Re: What pick for what style?

    When I play classical, the warm tone really sound wrong to me. I much prefer the high scintillating brilliance. The sparkles. This requires a thinner pointier pick. I use a PickBoy 0.75 mandolin...
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    Re: What pick for what style?

    For bluegrass I like the Wegen BG 140.

    Bright and loud but not brash or tinny. I liked the Primetones and Pro plecs but the Wegen just gives me more volume for less effort especially on the...
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    Re: What pick for what style?

    One thing about a Bluechip is that they sell pretty quickly here in the classifieds. So if you don't bond with your choice you could flip it.
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    Re: What pick for what style?

    LOL... I just realized my response was very dry and not reflecting the light hearted intent of the question.
    I will admit that I tried to bust out Big Mon once, but it didn't go well.

    Then...
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    Re: What pick for what style?

    Here.......

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/117767-The-Traveling-Pick-Sampler-Anyone-Interested?highlight=traveling+pick+sampler
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    Re: What pick for what style?

    Nope. I don't play anything on the sitar other than traditional Indian Classical Music.
    I guess I am a snob in that way, and don't think the sitar is appropriate for other genres.
    There are a few...
  11. Re: I知 so sorry (for the thread what mando should I not buy)

    A bit of a conundrum: there are hundreds of posts on different threads, counseling against buying a particular brand or model of mandolin, or individual mandolin. However, a thread started basically...
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    Re: What pick for what style?

    It's probably worth signing up for that traveling pick sampler if you are curious about different picks. Different instruments sound better with different picks as far as I can tell. My son got...
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    Re: What pick for what style?

    One thing that's neat about Blue Chip picks is that although they have a very smooth surface, they get "stickier" if your hand is damp. It's something to do with how surface tension of moisture...
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    Re: What pick for what style?

    Picks are as personal a choice as strings. What suits you is what is important. Shape , material, thickness, bevel are all choices to be made. Yes Blue Chip and Wegan both manufacture fine picks. As...
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    Re: What pick for what style?

    Sound sample with the 0.60mm
    Moscow Nights 0.60mm.mp3
    I wouldn't always play it like this, more often I'd use the 0.73 which is a little firmer, and if I was playing along with others, something...
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    Re: What pick for what style?

    I have used BlueChips (TAD 40's) a lot for guitar & mandolin but recently have been using a Charmed Life ntr-1.15. I find that the Charmed Life Pics hold their own against BlueChips. I was dropped on...
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    Re: What pick for what style?

    Mostly I play European folk music, with the emphasis on playing the melody, including lots of tremolo as a matter of routine. I've tended to settle on the Jim Dunlop nylon range, typically the .73mm,...
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    Re: What pick for what style?

    To me picks are about tone and ease of playing.

    BC's are darker and glide easier than the equivalent pick in another material.

    I used to play a primetone 1.5 triangle, switched to a BC...
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    Re: What pick for what style?

    For what it's worth, and we all play different music here -- I use a Blue Chip TAD40-1R (medium triangle, 1.0mm thick) for playing Irish and Scottish traditional music on mandolin. I need a thinner...
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    Re: What pick for what style?

    The BlueChip is the rich warm one of the three. Give a clean rich tone.
    The Wegen is a little brighter and has a slight texture which makes it a very slightly grittier tone.

    The Big Stubby...
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    Re: What pick for what style?

    I am using a Bluechip TAD-1R 40 for my octave and 1R 50 for my mandolin. ITM, fiddle tunes and Appalachian tunes are most of what I play. An occasional choro or two. I don't really swap for...
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    Re: What pick for what style?

    I use a Bluechip CT55 on mandolin, or Wegen Tf140.
    I like the big triangle for mandolin.
    I find it just suits the playing style better.
    For example, I find tremolo much easier with a big triangle,...
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    Re: What Mandolin should you not buy???

    A discussion centered around cutting down and criticizing people that build mandolins as their passion or companies involved in their distribution with people making their living do so is not what...
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    Re: Would appreciate some opinions please.

    To clarify: I believe those prices above are for F-models. The OP with a $6000 budget is willing also to look at A models as well.
  25. Re: Another good reason to own more than one mando - string compa

    Your test may be valid, but I see no value in comparing strings on my Gibson A-1 and Arches kit. Far too different from each other, but two similar instruments could be a useful comparison.
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