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    Re: Fiddle Tunes with History?

    British Field March

    This and the following tune ("Santa Anna's Retreat," AFS 13035a33) are both marches that Henry Reed learned from Quince Dillion, an elderly fiddler and fife player from whom...
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    Re: What's up with Ukes?

    Ukulele magazine (yes, there is such a thing) refers to the present as the third wave of uke popularity. They've been publishing for 10 years, and the current popularity probably predates that by a...
  3. Re: Any tips on installing loop-end strings?

    I tie a bandana around the neck and string being installed to keep the string from flip-flopping away.

    D.H.
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    Re: Nick's Front Porch Mandolin

    I took lessons from Lou back around 1985. The lessons were by the state-of-the-art method of mailing a cassette back and forth. I was passing through Syracuse at one point, and got an in-person...
  5. Re: Embarassing Question - Which Mandolin to Bring to Jam?

    Your guitar skills will stand you in good stead, as it's often helpful to read the chords the guitars are playing and translate them to the mando. As for fancier vs. not-fancier mandos, it shouldn't...
  6. Re: How often should my mandolin need to be tuned?

    I usually need to tune a little these days, but not much. I think that's because the mando is usually in the house these days, and the environment is pretty stable. But when I take it to a jam...
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    Blackberry Blossom

    Mandolin, guitars, and bass. Not a very trad version.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-875085466/blackberry-blossom
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    Re: Strad-O-Lin T-Shirts!

    Wait a minute, now... tell me more about that.

    D.H.
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    Winder Slide

    An autumnal fiddle tune that sounds good at a slower tempo, with mandolins, guitars and uke. It was written by Joe LaRose about 40 years ago

    I learned this from Ross Martin in a workshop at the...
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    Re: Jack Tottle's book

    Bought mine from Elderly in 198...4?

    D.H.
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    Re: Vintage Gibson Playability

    1916 A0. The neck size doesn't bother me, but the small frets get on my nerves sometimes. But the sound is why I got it and kept it. (Maybe a refret would be an improvement, but I'm kind of a...
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    Re: Jack Tottle's book

    Ray(T) "By “sound sheet”, I assume you mean the awful, scratchy, floppy record you had to cut out of the back?"

    Right - those things were rather terrible!

    D.H.
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    Re: Jack Tottle's book

    I've still got my copy, about 40 years later - the soundsheet has gone missing though.

    D.H.
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    Two songs with mandolin solos

    Original folk-rock with vocals, mandolin, guitars, electric bass and Zoom the Robodrummer. Mando starts about halfway through.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-875085466/rise-again

    Trad tune with...
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    Re: Silk & Steel on old instrument??

    I have GHS S&S on a 1916 Gibson A-0, with no problem I've seen.

    D.H.
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    "British Field March"

    An old-time fiddle tune with mandolin, guitars and electric bass.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-875085466/british-field-march

    This is a traditional British Isles tune, probably Irish in origin. ...
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    Re: Do you insure your instruments?

    Kenny: "Check your homeowner policy, though. If you ever gig for pay your instruments may not be covered there."

    Thanks, I'll have to check. Getting paid is a pretty rare event for me, however....
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    Re: Do you insure your instruments?

    We put ours on the homeowner's insurance.

    D.H.
  19. Re: What’s the nicest mandolin you’ve ever seen?

    I was 2 ft from Mike Compton's Gilchrist a couple days ago.

    D.H.
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    Re: What is that little instrument?

    My wife and I played in the showcase at Sweetwater last week. While we were waiting to go onstage, a young feller (about 14) in the green room with us asked, with some excitement in his voice, "Is...
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    Re: Feedback on a magnetic pickup

    I have often played a completely hollow electric guitar (Gibson ES 125) on stage and rarely had feedback issues. I had to keep my distance from the amp, use little gain, and keep my hands on the...
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    Re: Identify this pick?

    Looks familiar - I used one earlier today.

    D.H.
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    Re: Looking for Recording Equipment Suggestion

    I got Cubase with a different Zoom recorder. It's very nice for editing and mixing multitrack recordings, but I found getting it set up to use my external speakers difficult (I hope I don't have to...
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    Re: Guitar Chord Photo Flash Cards

    I'm usually the only mando player in a group, so I've never really learned what the chords look like. I can pick them out if I concentrate enough, but guitar chords are much faster to get.

    D.H.
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    Re: Guitar Chord Photo Flash Cards

    When my wife started playing guitar, I got her one of these:

    https://www.elderly.com/products/playbook-guitar-chords

    "Each chord is displayed as a diagram, in standard notation, and...
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