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    The pulse of a tune

    I find myself drawn to two ends of a tune, it seems.

    One in which I try to play as fast as I can and the notes produced as the shots on a machine gun. (Although I am not nearly so fast.) No...
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    Old Gibson A case catch straps

    I have an old gibson case and both the "catch straps" ( the cloth thngs that keep the top from falling completely open) are gone. Have any of you fixed this and how would you recomend I proceed? ...
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    Re: John Goodin passing

    My limited interaction with John was a musical blessing.
  4. Re: Two hornpipes: Pat Galvin's and Cuckoo's Nest

    very nice music. I love the tunes when very close to this speed. I know many like them much faster, but I like ( I don't know how to discribe it) the "bounce" or the "pulse" or whatever you call...
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    Stanley Lorton Flat top

    Anone have one of these? I have jsut received a Stanley Lorton "all Koa" Flat top and iam nto my 48 hour approval. I love the way it looks and was exspecting a strong, mellow tone, but at present...
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    Re: Flat Tops, Waterloo and others

    Just to close this off, in case anyone was wondering, I ended up getting another Waterloo. Yes it sounds great! Is it worth the price? People, like me, that buy them insure that that is probably...
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    Re: My MAS is cured.

    Blessings to you! I have thought the same thing several times in the past!
  8. What do you know about the Gibson Big Bell Maandolins? scale?

    I have seen a couple and it seems they have a 14" + scale. Made in 30's and maybe early 40's.
    How do they sound?
    What strings would one use on that scale mandolin? Still tuned GDAE?
    I'm curiious
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    Re: Flat Tops, Waterloo and others

    I agree! It is an amazing mandolin and the sound fits my idea of what I would like my mandoln to sound like. I contacted Paul Shippey. He quickly responded back and informed me that the wait time...
  10. Re: Audiovisual cheat sheet for scales and modes

    Wow! It seems a tremendous anount of work! thanks.
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    Re: Flat Tops, Waterloo and others

    When I started this thread of comparisons (kiind of ) I didn't include the Kalamazoo KM 11. I wish I had, for these are the models from which was born the Waterloo ( I think)
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    Flat Tops, Waterloo and others

    I love flat top mandolins.

    I have owned several and for some reason or another, traded or sold them. I owned a Waterloo before , liked it, and then sold it.

    Now. I am looking for another...
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    Re: Another newcomer

    Welcoime! I believe you will benefit from the MC as a wonderful resource and you've already contributed. Thank you!
  14. Yep!!! Sounds good! Feels Good! Is Good!

    Yep!!! Sounds good! Feels Good! Is Good!
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    Re: Dull and Lifeless

    If you know that the bridge and all are relatively the same and it has taken no licks, etc. I would bet on the humidity problem.
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    JeffD is right on, relative to the clock thing. I used to work on "older" clock movements and you can really mess up by going backwards. Just thought I would add in, as I love old clocks. Carry...
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    Re: Want to take up the cello

    I love this thread! Besides all the music stuff, which is great, learning a new instrument, at an age, is good for our old brain! Being god is not the thing at all, what matters is the mental...
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    David L. I agree with you in that the Emery book would apply, I just wish I could find a book jsut like it written for mandolin and with mandolin examples.
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    Re: What do you keep your picks and stuff in?

    Small Altoid. 1/2 size
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    Re: Mapes Strings

    I like them and their customer service is very good.
  21. Thread: Mandolindo

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    Re: Mandolindo

    I am not a good player, anyway, but I can see that either of these will require a funamental change in the way I address the strings. At first,I thought it was the fault of my hearing aids, then...
  22. Thread: Mandolindo

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    Mandolindo

    I have just received a Mandolindo from Elderly (Great folks BTW).

    It is the rosewood one and I love playing with it, I love the feel of it, size of the neck, tone and all.

    My only issue is that...
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    I wish not to take this thread off course, But, I wish there was a mandolin book like Bruce Emery's book for guitarist, " Music Principles for the Skeptical Guitarist, (vol 1 & 2). A GREAT book!!! ...
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    Re: Jazz Players

    I watched the video. Great! I got caught up in YouTube and watched others of Isaac Eicher and am just amazed, He is really good and I, very much.enjoyed his playing. Thanks.
  25. John S. Kinnard Dell Arte Finegold Series Mandolinetto

    Anyone ever play one of these? What was your impression? What are they worth or sell for? I see one and and am juste curious. Thanks eceryone.
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