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    Re: Types of Mandolin Collections

    What I've learned from pretty much a professional collector I once knew,,1. A collection is a minimum of 3 items.2 items does not make a collection. 2, a true collection is specific.just because you...
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    Re: Pickboy “Mandolin” Picks.

    Pickboy carbon .88 is my no.2 go to after bc...
  3. Re: Top classical pieces every mandolin player should know

    Anything by R.Calace...
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    Eddie saved us from disco...
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    Re: New tune I wrote, "Red Winged Blackbird"

    Well done..
  6. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    I think the F model design came about because of the time period in which it was developed..it was the late Victorian era,,where people like Gibson and Fairbanks were heavily influenced by the style...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day!

    Everything like this will really drive you nuts all the way up to the point of opening it and playing it,then you can breathe a deep sigh of relief,,just open it and get on with it....
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    Re: Playing with wrist/thumb pain

    Eat more protein and mega vitamin s,more like a body builders diet..
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    Re: Daily Cleaning Routine

    I don't do anything..
  10. Re: Has Anyone Received Stimulus Check? (Possible Mandolin Conten

    Yes,2 days ago..mandolins are great,,
  11. Re: Do you shift positions for hammer-ons/pull-offs?

    That pull off is still a tough one to do..not only does the pinky usually have the smallest pad on it compared to the other fingers,but the way you hold and play a mandolin,your hand is slanted at an...
  12. Re: Do you shift positions for hammer-ons/pull-offs?

    I do this sort of thing all the time when playing..let's say your playing part of a scale on a single string,you use all 4 fingers to go up the neck,keeping the index as an anchor,,like you were...
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    "The Final Countdown"..europe..
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    Re: Small diameter round braided strap source

    Really not to hard to make yourself,just learn to do a simple braid and get some leather.Here's one I made of braided deerskin with a deer sinew core,,,very strong,will hold my weight..183860
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    Re: Should I be insulted?

    My white cat loves my playing,just loves it,she sits there and watches in fascination at my playing...oh by the way,did I mention shes totally deaf,,
  16. Re: Michael Cleveland Tall Fiddler Grammy Winner

    Probably the best fiddle player out there,,and one of the best freaking mandolinists I've heard...
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    It's to your benefit to use all of your fingers,I don't know how that can be argued,,some pros might have really high action,which explains using only your stronger fingers up the neck,,I think it's...
  18. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    I started singing along once and the guitar player says to me " wow,is there a melody that goes with that?"..
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    Ok,,I sometimes play with a guy who detune's his guitar ,to exactly I'm not sure and then puts a capo on it half the time,,he's also left handed and can't play in a standard tuning,,I play with him...
  20. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    This looks very similar to a DMM that was in the classifies about a year or so ago..it was located in Germany ,if anybody recalls that mandolin..
  21. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    Oh yeah that is just sweet...
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    Re: We Honor Your Service

    I graduated high school in 1973 and I drew in the '73 &'74 draft high numbers,past 300 so I wasn't going anywhere. My brother in law served in Nam though,,my father in law joined the Army at 17 to...
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    Re: What's taking you so long in there?

    The good thing is you can always multi task!..
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    I play hardcore bluegrass on a F5 with med./ hvy. strings,,I've tried everything,have a pick collection going back over 50 years,,,the beSt pick ever is the BC jazz LG 35...thin,very stiff,brings...
  25. Thread: Improvising

    by T.D.Nydn
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    Re: Improvising

    Don't forget to use other "tools of expression" such as sliding in and out of notes,hammer on's and pull offs,glissandos,choking,vibrato,altered tremolo beats etc...once you start to utilize these on...
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