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    Re: Sierra Hull- tone tips video

    Can anyone tell what pickup she is using? I don’t think she is plugged in for the video, but i am curious.
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    Re: Picking technique on electric mandolin?

    I’ve played the acoustic for decades and have a very heavy (for lack of a better term) approach with both hands. With the electric, I have had much better results with a thinner pick and a looser...
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  4. Way to go Ben. See you soon.

    Way to go Ben. See you soon.
  5. Re: Happy 70th birthday today to Mike Kemnitzer of Nugget Mandoli

    Proud owner of #70. Happy Birthday, Mike. Sorry, no tat.
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    Re: Picked up a fiddle recently..

    I’ve been playing the fiddle about 40 years; the mandolin for about 45. My mandolin playing came along, but my fiddle playing.....I had about 6 months of classical violin lessons early on to try to...
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    Re: My New Blevins Mandolin

    New Blevins? How about Old Blevins.
    https://youtu.be/zCwmgH246AA
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    Re: Mandolin to Violin

    As I mandolin player, I have often felt compelled to cram as many notes as I could into breaks and tunes. However, as I have progressed on the fiddle, I have found I do much better by taking out...
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    I use NBs on my acoustic mando. Will they also work on my electric with a magnetic pickup.

    Thanks,

    Tim Wilson
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    Re: Wayne Shorter on 10-string

    Hey Tom, saw ‘Wayne Shorter on 10 string’ and figured that must be Tom Wright. Great stuffl.
  11. Thread: Chords

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    Re: Chords

    I second Mark Gís notion about 2 note chords. You can get a great percussive sound just using two notes. For me, the chop is as much about percussion as it is about chord structure. I use the G and...
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    Re: Riffstation app

    Thanks, Ivan. I appreciate you going to the trouble. I am going to study on the video and the Riffstation chords. I am curious how it will handle extended and altered chords.

    Tim
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    Re: Riffstation app.

    Ivan, have you tried this app with different kinds of music? Do you know how it works on jazz, i.e. piano music?

    Thanks,

    Tim
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    Re: Slump......slump buster?

    What Al from Colorado said works for me. But I take more than a day off, sometimes several. When I get back to it, I find some of the vexing passages or licks fall into place. Subconscious at work?
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    Re: Monel users.....

    I, too, did not notice a volume loss with Monels. But, you know, I think I think too hard sometimes about all this stuff, and am not sure my thinking and observations are all that reliable. Hence,...
  16. Thread: Pava Mandolins

    by twilson
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    Re: Pava Mandolins

    Ellis sitting in a leather chair, smoking a cigar, and drinking expensive Irish whiskey....yes, I have seen that many a time.

    Oh, you were referring to an Ellis mandolin. My bad.:whistling:

    I...
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    Re: Monel users.....

    Interesting. I am the original poster, and I was asking whether Monels had more ‘give’ to them than bronze. I didn’t say it in the post, but I was referring to Mangans. You seem to confirm my...
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    Monel users.....

    Do you Monel users feel like these strings give a little more than phosphor bronze strings? That is, do Monels seem a little less taut?

    Thatís what it seems like to me and I like it.

    Thanks,
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    Re: The First Loar F-5 I Ever Played

    AlanN, you may be right about Bobby’s mando. That was 40 years ago..........

    How did you know Bill asked me to work for him? I told him ‘yeah, I’l work for $10 a week, and I’ll give you $5...
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    Re: The First Loar F-5 I Ever Played

    The first one I played was Bobby Clark’s, probably about 1978. Yeah, I’m old. We were playing on the same show. I was playing an F4 at the time and broke a string a few minutes before I was supposed...
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    Re: Need more dog songs...

    Jimmy Martin, Dog Bite Your Hide
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    Re: How to play harmony

    I have had luck with the Amazing Slow Downer. Record the lead of the tune, plug it into slowdowner, and slow the tempo down to where you can figure out the harmony by ear. (The slowdowner keeps the...
  23. Re: Just finished my first mandolin string change!

    First string change? Way to go. Only 10.000 or so more to go. If you’re a youngster.
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    Re: Hearing aids for musicians

    I also use Widex, for a little over a year now. My audiologist (an old timey banjo picker) programmed in a music setting like others have described above. She took out the annoying ‘tinkly’ highs...
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    Re: Bluegrass Music Theory (?)

    Phew, gave me a headache.
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