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    Re: Amplified playing and effects

    I'm new to mandolin but have been playing guitar forever. I haven't been able to gig on a plugged-in mando yet, but I've been experimenting a bit. I've found that a little bit of an octave pedal...
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    Re: New Eastwood Mandocello

    I love the look with the walnut finish. I've wanted to hear one and hadn't seen any YouTube videos of that model yet. What are you using for an amp?
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    Yes, it did work when I synced the phone to a laptop, which I hadn't needed to do since I got the phone.
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    Thanks, all! Great music mentioned above. Mario Poletti's "One Man One Mandolin" is a timely release too. It's just what I was looking for, as well as many of the suggestions above. An issue I'm...
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    It's not that I don't like to hear singers. I just find solo mandolin more inspiring, plus I'm not a very good singer. That being said, I hate guys like Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Vince Gill...
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    Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    I'm looking for recordings of SOLO mandolin, along the lines of Evan Marshall. No accompaniment, no singing, no banjo, no duet, just ONE mandolin... or mandola, mandocello, OM. Different genres...
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    Petty tribute

    My first video posts on the cafe. A couple brief tributes to Tom Petty for what would have been his 70th birthday a few weeks ago.


    http...
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    Re: Eastman mandolins for sale

    I'd say most of the retail advertisers on the Cafe are Eastman distributors. I bought mine at Bernunzio in Rochester, NY and Mass St Music near Kansas City. I highly recommend both.
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    I still say that George Harrison is actually the most influential guitarist the world has ever known. His playing is what initially lead millions to put down the accordion and pick up a guitar. ...
  10. Re: Unexpected things/benefits about playing mandolin

    Great thread! I haven't been playing long but because of some of these unexpected things, I haven't picked up the guitar in months.

    1) Chord melody is a bit more simplified, IMO. Fewer strings...
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    Re: Givson (yes, Givson) mandolin

    I bought my first two mandolins for $40 and $50 earlier this year, caught the mando bug, and sold them for $160 combined later, which went toward an Eastman MD505. If the price is right, have at it....
  12. Thread: Why Mandolin?

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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    Covid hobby turned to obsession. Started getting rid of guitars. No guitar jones for the first time since I was 13 (43 years).
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    Re: Ocatjo

    That alone was worth the price paid.

    I have to wonder, how did you get it from the buyer then back and forth from the nursing home? I'm thinking you're in a large urban area.
  14. Thread: $1000 Budget

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    Re: $1000 Budget

    I'm an anti-sunburst guy, so for me it was an Eastman MD415GD, which won my blind tone contest against an MD315 and MD305.
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    Re: Eastman MD415-GD opinions

    I bought a 415GD about 6 weeks ago. It was my upgrade from my "let's try a mandolin" beginner. Since buying the 415 I've sold a couple more guitars and invested in a MD505e and and MDO305 octave. ...
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    Re: Eastman Mandolin Advice

    I just got an MD505e this weekend. I haven't really it through the paces yet. My other is an MD415GD. I love the 415, which is why I stuck with Eastman, but the Eastman 305's and 315's I played...
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    Re: Pentatonic scales

    They call that "jazz".
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    The only cedar top I see mentioned above (though I didn't look TOO closely) was the Taylor 714, which is relatively far from budget friendly by most non-pro standards. Cedar is a great top for...
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    Re: how long should i practice?

    If you practice 20-30 minutes a day 4-7 times a week with consistency, you'll improve by leaps and bounds. If all you can do is 10 minutes a day, 10 minutes EVERY day of practice is better than one...
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    Steinberger Synapse Conversion

    I have a Steinberger Synapse, which is a "convertible" baritone that you can also play as a guitar. As a bari it has a 27.85" scale and 2 more frets (and a zero fret) and can be strung with bari...
  21. Re: Octave Mandolin question: Teardrop versus mando-guitar?

    I'm a guitar convert and I've always considered "vibe" in the appearance of the instrument. How many variations can there be on the 2-humbucker LP and the 3-PU strat for tone? (Don't answer)
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    Re: 5 string in jazz combo question

    In a school jazz band, i think the mandolin would be great. Way back when, as a guitar player, I'd ask the band director for alternate chords on a lot of chords. The answer I'd usually get would be...
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    Re: What are you playing the blues on?

    Well, I'm playing an Eastman MD415GD, which is a spruce top (gold finish), mahogany combo, which is what you'll find with some many blues guitars, such as the Les Paul Gold top, which is solid...
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    Re: Mandolin "L" Chords

    I remember Paula Abdul referring to the "H" chord on American Idol back in the day, as in "I didn't hear that high H chord in the middle section", but never heard anyone else mention L other than...
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    Re: Carbon fiber mandolins

    I'm waiting for the Lava Mando. They have guitars and ukes at reasonable prices, but only available on Amazon. (Hmmm) I'd still like to try one before I believe anything I've read or seen on...
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