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  1. Thread: Retirement

    by Jim Hudson
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    Re: Retirement

    Retired veterinarian here, for a little over a year. Owned a hospital for over 30 years. I sure don't miss keeping entitled young employees happy, dog bites and cat scratches, "... you gotta save my...
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    Re: Introvert and extrovert

    The reason we are having this very interesting discussion is, in part, because the terms introvert and extrovert are affectations applied to the infinite spectrum of personalities. We are not...
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    Re: Decisions, Decisions

    FYI: I have developed degenerative arthritis of my trapezius bone at the base of my left thumb. For a long time playing mandos with thicker neck profiles and wider nut widths helped with the pain....
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    Re: Austin, TX this weekend

    PS: That's the SOUTH Threadgills location for the Gram Parson's Birthday Bash, (threadgills.com)
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    Re: Austin, TX this weekend

    +1 on TEvans suggestion. That's a great spot, great musicians, loose atmosphere. Also, Fiddler's Green has a Traditional Irish Session every Sun 3 - 6, or go to centraltexasbluegrass.org, there are...
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    Re: Band Practice Etiquette

    Band dynamics are quite tricky. Some of the best performance and songwriting occurs when there is "creative tension", no matter what level you're playing at. At the same time, too much tension can...
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    Re: Phoenix Jazz Mandolin review

    Not a pickup guru but payed a friend's Phoenix at a jam and was surprised by the volume and presence of this instrument. My first impression based on looks was influenced by my prejudice towards...
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    Re: Composition in Roots Music

    Great thread, and thanks for jumping back in Marc. I'm just glad Allen H jumped in. That was some good "jaw harp"!! Made my day. Ha! Ain't music grand!
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    Re: What do ya'll call your mandos?

    I can never sell one after I've named it ... and they all have names. I usually use female names related to the builder, struggling with the Dudenbostel, I call her "the Dude" most the time, but...
  10. Re: LR Baggs Session DI - anyone tried it for Mandolin?

    You're right, sorry, I do have the Venue. Time for my dose of humility. I agree that the Session sounds like it may not work as well for mando range of frequencies.
  11. Re: LR Baggs Session DI - anyone tried it for Mandolin?

    I have both the para acoustic and the session, use both for mandolin and guitar, both are well built, they have similar signal modification and work well for mandolin, the stomp switches (boost and...
  12. Re: String Choices vs Mando type vs Mando quality

    To be clear, the Dudenbostel 1 - A (#65) I am honored to play has "ff" holes. I happen to like the percussive "chop" sound afforded, in part, by "ff" hole mandolins. It has a tone bar braced...
  13. Re: String Choices vs Mando type vs Mando quality

    Thanks very much to all for your input. Still learning new things about mando's, which I hope is a lifelong process.

    This "Dude" is my one and only mando with a Carpathian spruce top. I understand...
  14. String Choices vs Mando type vs Mando quality

    I'm currently playing my first set of Thomastiks on my first high end A model mando. I, quite honestly, struggle a bit with hearing the difference string choice makes simply because of the time...
  15. Re: A Treasure Trove of Tiny, Johnny and Jethro

    Thanks so much for posting this. What great gentlemen pickers! Johnny was kind enough to play fiddle at the 10th Anniversary of my vet hospital in Dripping Springs, Tx many years ago ... no pay, just...
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    Re: Lots of notes vs. defining the melody

    Well defined professor. I'm definitely at stage 2 on most stuff I want to play. Working on stage 3 for more familiar tunes. It makes me feel better having my insufficiencies well defined (sincerely,...
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    Re: Different clip for clip-on mic?

    I worry that the clip will damage the varnish finish on the body. I'd much rather attach it to the pick guard like almeriastrings first pics, since I'm a finger dragger and need a guard. That said,...
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    Re: Lots of notes vs. defining the melody

    Great discussion. I'd like to develop the skill level, or melodic sense, to be able to be creative roughly within the melody, and the more spontaneously it could happen, the better. Currently, my...
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    Re: Lots of notes vs. defining the melody

    Mark, that Micheal Daves vid was the inspiration for my sentiments here. I saw it first the other day here on the cafe. Thanks for posting. He states it elegantly, both vocally and instrumentally. I...
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    Re: Lots of notes vs. defining the melody

    Good morning Tim. Thanks for the input. Things are good, just trying to bust through my current plateau ... until the next one! Wishing I had paid more attention to learning melodies - I like your...
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    Re: Lots of notes vs. defining the melody

    George, i too have developed arthritis in the base of my left thumb ... hurts, but I still sometimes would like to be able to, as JeffD says, play an improvisation "informed by the melody". Well...
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    Re: Lots of notes vs. defining the melody

    Adam Steffy comes to mind, always such tasty melodic leads.
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    Lots of notes vs. defining the melody

    I am squarely an intermediate player, despite my many years of playing. I have worked hard to get some "fancy" leads under my fingers and can even pull one off in a jam occasionally. I've made the...
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    Re: Mando Jargon

    "Crisp", "well defined", "even tone", are perhaps more descriptive and meaningful terms ... but I like and use many of the terms being lambasted here as well. Ironically, the older I get the less...
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    Re: OK, time to get an octave.

    I'm new to octave as well, waiting on my new one. Are there any good learning references on OM? I too love the richness it adds and the flexibility to capo.
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