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    Re: Fender mandolin and amp

    A tweed Super Champ is an effect. I have a VHT champ clone, and it just sounds right.
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    Re: Speed: Missed Notes and feeling

    No matter how well you are playing the mandolin, you won't get true feelings out of it unless you are actually having some true feelings. So I recommend using all the normal practice techniques to...
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    Re: Upgrade tail piece?

    One thing that definitely can influence tone is the bridge. And the bridge fit.
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    Re: The pulse of a tune

    I can find the musicality in Blackberry Blossom without much effort.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lqHItQtGPc0
  5. Thread: Billy Strings

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    Re: Billy Strings

    Looks like Billy and band are getting a major push.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8Icz8-BirM
  6. Thread: Vinyl!

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    Re: Vinyl!

    I have a bunch but no turntable right now, a problem I am soon going to fix. I don't believe vinyl sounds better, but it is definitely a lot more fun.
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    Re: Speed: Missed Notes and feeling

    If it were easy, everyone would do it.
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    Re: Always use a strap? Even when seated?

    My L&H doesn't have an endpin button, so I play that on my lap with a leg propped up on something. On my A5 I always use a strap, can't play without it. Johnny Young is another who played strapless...
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    Re: Ry Cooder isolated mandolin Love in Vain

    No mando- Let It Bleed is definitely my favorite with Beggar's Banquet a close second, although i like them all up to Exile. i like every tune on Let it Bleed. Richards played a great bassline on...
  10. Re: Mandolin for Dummies/Mandolin Exercises for Dummies

    I can recommend a couple of good online resources.

    Baron Collins-Hill has a great website with all kinds of lessons and tunes at mandolessons.com, and all free.

    Pete Martin has some good...
  11. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    ok. What I was describing was the left hand technique you described as exactly like your guitar technique. If it's fine for you, it's fine for you, and that's why I included that exception in the...
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    Re: Pain in fretting hand

    Probably basal joint arthritis. My orthopedic dr says this is the most common osteoarthritis of the hand.

    I've been affected too, and was very close to selling my mandolins, but have altered my...
  13. Thread: Barbara

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    Re: Barbara

    I should have pulled my own vinyl copy of the album.
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    Re: Sierra Hull's fall tour 2021

    Would it be a lot of trouble to post the set list?
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    Re: Carolan's Draught

    A lot of people will tell you that the tremolo does not work in Irish trad. I'm not so sure, but definitely, it is not required.
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    Re: 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    If it is my former mandolin, the neck has been replaced. Flatiron replaced it under their lifetime warranty.
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    Re: Gary Moore on Mandolin

    So it's not actually Gary Moore on mandolin then.
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    That's pretty common, and especially on these fiddle tunes that are all so similar. The key is...repetition. I think, and this is probably not news, playing a tune you're learning a veeeerrry slowly,...
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    Re: Help me date a Kentucky KM-1500

    Have you tried flowers?
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    Re: String shortage!?

    Elixir mandolin strings are still not available. I have pretty much settled on those strings, so it figures that they are unobtainable. XS strings are...OK.

    So i noticed that some of their other...
  21. Thread: Barbara

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    Re: Barbara

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR1TPvE2UQQ
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    Barbara

    I love this, and probably everyone who reads this sub forum knows the tune, but just in case! Andy Statman, and really good guitar by John Carlini. I don't know who are playing bass and brushes, but...
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    Re: Where to play melody on fret board

    And even if it's in the same octave, playing up the neck has a different sound. On my mandolin it's a little mellower. It depends on what you want to hear. Open strings sound a little different from...
  24. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    Judging from my own experience, you might one day regret having used that left hand technique on mandolin. I play a little guitar, bass guitar, and double bass and on all of those place my thumb...
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    Re: 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    That could very well have been mine. I bought one new via Elderly in 87.
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