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  1. Thread: Greek strings

    by Ranald
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    Re: Greek strings

    Thanks, Greg. I always like getting more musical and cultural education, and I enjoyed the music, especially all those cousins-of-mandolins played by masterful musicians. I grew up partly in...
  2. Re: Makes me long for the old "Photoshop This" threads

    Nooooo!
    182423

    Jamie
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    Re: Bert Deivert's international recording

    Thanks for sharing it Ron. That was recorded with my new custom built David Sefl 2 point mandolin. Jesper and the gang recorded in Denmark and I did my part in Sweden. More coming from us! BUT......
  4. Thread: Improvising

    by Don Julin
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    Re: Improvising

    https://www.mandolinshealtheworld.com/categories/20190520

    https://youtu.be/gf6XsDpzaWA
  5. Thread: Improvising

    by Don Julin
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    Re: Improvising

    https://www.mandolinshealtheworld.com/categories/20170317

    https://youtu.be/1bWLaLijXDo
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    Re: Improvising

    There is no "right way" to learn improv. While the goal is to be able to flow without thinking (subconcious), no player can ever do this without a whole lot of concious improv work in the practice...
  7. Re: Tonedexter - neat new DI/pre for acoustic instruments

    There have been a lot of products trying to make an acoustic pickup sound more like an acoustic, but the ToneDexter is in a whole new league, able to take the signal from an undersaddle transducer,...
  8. Thread: For Sell

    by multidon
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    Re: For Sell -

    Greg_tsam, I am sorry about the injury. And I hate to be the one to have to point this out but Forum guidelines prohibit commerce anywhere but the Classifieds. One of the moderators will surely...
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    Re: "Perfect" Scroll?

    I've tried that, Drew. It looks weird once you see it in the flesh. The sides of the button end up sloping up and it ends up looking kind of un-anchored.
  10. Re: My new truss rod cover: Homeage to Hoss (the other Hoss)

    After all, he was one of us.
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    Re: Saying Farewell

    Thanks for all the kind words. Unfortunately the arthritis is in the index and middle fingers of the left hand. I can't even press down Uke strings. I will likely hang around the forum.

    I am...
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    Re: Saying Farewell

    I also have arthritis and have to make two note chords now days but I still play with the band and I have learned to do two note chops that are not as good as four note chops but they do the job...
  13. Thread: New Cap

    by Ron McMillan
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    Re: New Cap

    I'm most impressed to hear that the new Cafe cap also makes tea and tells jokes.
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    Re: Musicians and hats

    A rigid brimmed cowboy topper is better than a snake rattle and a tone guard and an armrest put together at improving the tone of a mandolin - by deflecting sound into the player's ears.
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    Re: Tips on chords in Jazz

    Dear drbhrb,

    Please be more specific about which chord sounds you don't like. I don't mean to defend my bad sounding chords, and I would like to help. A quick review of the samples above...
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    Re: The search continues...

    Or a highly predictable train wreck in slow motion.

    :popcorn:
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    Re: The search continues...

    JKA,

    I take it as a reference to sitting back and watching a movie, or in this case, the drama of a reality TV show.
  18. Re: MAS for your day, Duff A-5(new) just posted on youtube 8/4/1

    Well, now I feel like a real dope. I just found out the problem was my headphones. I listened to something else of which I know is excellent quality and it sounded bad as well. I used another set...
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    Re: Aaron Weinstein's Mel Bay books

    Hello Montana,

    I noticed your reiterated here the comments that you sent me directly and so I think it's best that I post here as well. Re: the chord melody book, the instructional chapters do...
  20. Texas: The Pearl Bluegrass Jam's new webpage

    The monthly bluegrass jam in Pearl, Texas is one of my favorite places to be. I just visited the website and was surprise to find it under construction - although there was a link to the new...
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    Re: Bear claw on top: good or not?

    No, you see it all the time in old fiddles...
    I remember an Amati with an especially nice one-piece top that was loaded in bearclaw...



    Yeah, that all happened when Dana Bourgeois started...
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    Re: Bear claw on top: good or not?

    Hey, Tim. Them's fightin' words! My parents bought a brand new '59 Edsel and it was a fine car. Robin's egg blue and white. Not that I'm bragging or anything. :)
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    Re: Bear claw on top: good or not?

    Bear claw was considered a fault, traditionally. Lots of spruce was rejected because of bear claw, C.F. Martin would not use it, it was considered "junk". Then, somehow, it became something to...
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    JD Crowe & New South 1975: Ricky Skaggs Loar

    Cafe denizens!

    Someone posted the full public television special/in-studio show from 1975 in Kentucky that features JD Crowe & The New South. Lots of mando content featuring Ricky's newly acquired...
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    Re: One tip that changed everything

    FFcp=four fingers in closed position(s)

    Being able to use the whole neck and fearless of any key has had the biggest effect on my playing.
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