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    Re: Woke with a chord question

    It’s all context. Technically an Em chord could be a Cmaj7/no root for example. The human brain has a capacity for ‘filling in’ the missing notes. So yes you can have a chord without the root.
  2. Thread: Levon Helm

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    Re: Levon Helm

    Levon and Ian Anderson from jethro tull were why I took up mandolin. Simple but effective playing.
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    Re: Washburn mandolins

    Mine is brilliant. Too many of you seem to spend too much money on high end mandolins and then need to justify it by disparaging budget ones. Or is tone not in the fingers after all?

    Open your...
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    Chris Thile interview

    https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/wong-notes/id1513405224?i=1000584047201

    Very interesting interview with Chris by vulfpeck guitarist Cory Wong. Not much direct mandolin stuff but lots of...
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    Found on google home page

    http://www.mandolincentral.com/breaking-news-1922/2022/3/21/march-22-1922-chautauqua-and-the-first-serious-mandolin

    Not a bad article.
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    Re: Snark tuner

    I use a boss Tu-5. Clips on nicely. Big screen. Accurate. Handles mandolin and five string bass. Robust.
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    Re: Modern Oval Holes

    I have two oval holes. An epiphone mm40L and a Washburn M1SDB1. Many here would dismiss them - pac rim ‘budget’ instruments. But I find them both excellent. The F style epiphone has a warmer tone to...
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    Re: Buzz on open D string on jbovier ELS

    Finally took it to my tech guy. It now plays beautifully again.

    Thank you all for your advice. It's deeply appreciated.
  9. Re: Tried this string comparison technique?

    My only issue with this is that I hate changing strings. Lol. Otherwise let us know what happens
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    Re: Washburn Jethro Burns M4S

    Listening to jethro play one, I’d say yes it’s typical?
  11. Re: What’s the nicest mandolin you’ve ever seen?

    There are no wrong answers. And you can define it as you like. Just an attempt to get a parade of beautiful instruments.
  12. Re: What’s the nicest mandolin you’ve ever seen?

    I’ve seen it there too. They do a great job in displaying it. And it is a magnificent specimen.
  13. Thread: Pick Talk

    by David Lewis
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    Re: Pick Talk

    Off hand I like the tradition with the round corners and the transparent blue tradition. I also like the medium light one. You should try yours on the mandolin. You might like them.
  14. What’s the nicest mandolin you’ve ever seen?

    Not necessarily one of yours and not necessarily your favourite. But an instrument that made you look twice?

    And I’ll accept mandolin family.
  15. Thread: Pick Talk

    by David Lewis
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    Re: Pick Talk

    V picks and prime tones and I have a couple of jazzmandos I use on special occasions.
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    Re: Buzz on open D string on jbovier ELS

    Thank you everyone.
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    Buzz on open D string on jbovier ELS

    So it’s clearly the nut. 12 years of constant use will do that.

    The question is - should I get the nut recut? Or get a new nut? If the latter where can I source one from? It’s a four string...
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    Re: Illustrated Mandolin Chord Bible

    Mark - absolutely superb. Thank you for all of this.
  19. Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Mike Compton’s rotten taters is sublime.
    Sierra Hulls last album
    Don stiernberg- any of them
    Jethro and tiny
    Chris biesterfeldt
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    At least in australia - antique - 100 years or more
    Veteran -75 years or more
    Vintage - 50 years or more
    Classic - 25 years or more

    So that cheap no brand you have that has the broken...
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    NBD - rich del grosso mandolin blues.

    Actually not new to me… had it some years back, loaned it to a student who had to discontinue. Finally got around to replacing it.

    Remembered it was great. Forgot how great it was.


    Highly...
  22. Re: Good Tone - How long does it actually take?

    There’s a great story of Julian bream, the great guitarist, giving a seminar and at the end one of the students says, ‘sure you have great tone, but you’ve got a great instrument. How do I get great...
  23. Re: Good Tone - How long does it actually take?

    Like many here have stated, tonewood, strings, pick type help. I do think we confuse 'response' for tone, particularly with electronics. But setup - ease of playability helps. How does rob meldrum...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    The other thing that hasn't been mentioned in 'natural relicing' is the acid content of people's sweat. Rory Gallagher and Stevie Ray Vaughn literally burned the finish off their stratocasters....
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    Hollow body electrics though... and George maintained that it worked for the rest of his life. So... ? (I don't know myself)
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