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    Re: Atlanta Mandolin Luthiers

    My older brother gave me his '64 Corvair when he got his GTO. I was too young to legally drive at the time, 14 years old, he was 21. My cousin and I had a blast in the woods and on the backroads in...
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    Re: Preferred wire cutters?

    When buying diagonal pliers from HF (really, from any hardware or home improvement store), look through the closed plier jaws closely to see if there is light coming through - IOW check that the...
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    Re: To look at the mando or not?

    I remember when I was a kid somebody asked me if I could yoke (or yolk?) the guitar. They said that means to play without watching your hands. Anybody here ever heard that term?
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    Re: Pick Thickness

    That would be 1.2775 millimeters thick.





    Just kidding, of course. If you really want to dive into these waters, see here: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/search.php?searchid=13837651
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    Re: What chord is this?

    Congrats Zach! Ill always think of you as the guy who won the great mandolin giveaway that time :mandosmiley: you know, the one we all wanted <green with envy, lol>

    You are well on your way to...
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    Re: "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    Thanks Ranald, I hadn't seen that one, I love it. I always liked the way Canned Heat used Henry Thomas' Quills melody and played it on flute for Going Up The Country, and I really like the way that...
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    Re: "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    Their take on the oft covered Blind Lemon Jefferson tune, See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, aka One Kind Favor:



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsTd-SjxMX8
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Foggy Mountain Breakdown. Everybody loves Earl Scruggs! Whether or not they even know his name.
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    I agree, and I stick with my original answer - nope, there's not one.

    Died-in-the-wool Bluegrassers (of which there are always many here, to the extent that some of them sometimes seem to assume...
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Nope - not for the general populace anyway - most people will not know a mandolin when they see it, much less associate a specific song with it.

    I did say "most people" ... "Some people" I've met...
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    Re: Best use of bulk time?

    That Mike Marshall set is a great one, IMO. I've often thought that it should be included with new mandolin purchases for any beginning player! That's how well-rounded it is IMO. Since Mike goes...
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    Re: Down Up help

    Absolutely will pay off! Great that you are tackling this. The groove is in your right hand. Alternating with the beat is the key, regardless of note duration, you can set a relaxed or hyperdrive...
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    Re: I Hate Playing Chords

    Im with bigskygirl: For D to D7, 7-4-5-x to 5-4-5-x is usually my choice. Use that all the time. The note at fret 7 is the root (D) and when you lower it a full step you get the flatted 7 (C note)....
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    This looks great, thanks for sharing!
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    Re: "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    One of a few videos (For What It's Worth, With A Little Help From My Friends) that Ricky Skaggs recorded in his studio for fun. I think it was done during festival season, when these all stars were...
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    Mike Marshall's Arpeggio Workout

    NFI, just a heads up for anyone interested. Homespun is offering Mike Marshall's Arpeggio Workout series as an instant download on sale for $12.50 right now.

    Check it out at their site to see if...
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    Re: What's in your case?

    Wegen TF120 pick, JTsPix triangle pick, another pick (can’t remember), strobe clip tuner, nail clippers, Emory board
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    Re: Bridge foot marks/resale value

    It’s really a non-issue for me personally. I buy them to play rather than to look at them. Not that good looks don’t count, but a flawless finish to me is just icing on the cake. Also, I never buy...
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    Re: Old mandolins versus new a conclusion

    Be creative; sometimes all it takes is a little fine sanding, sometimes a slight modification, to mitigate any irritation caused by brushing of the hand behind the bridge.
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    Re: New milestone

    Jim’s signature lists a bunch of mandolin names that are “playing lately” - doesn’t say where each is or who is playing it.
    >twilight zone music still on loop<
  21. Re: My wife gifted me two mandolins for Christmas!

    Nicely done!
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    Re: New milestone

    Have you actually seen them, or have you only seen photos of mandolins? :confused:

    Sign me up for the workshop >insert twilight zone music here<
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    ^ This is it ... and I would add, 5) Your ear.

    The mandolin being by nature a pretty high pitched instrument, it took some time for my ear to get used to it after a lifetime of guitar playing. I...
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    Re: New milestone

    :))
  25. Re: Changing Left-Hand positions on the mandolin

    I find that resting the neck fully into the crotch between thumb and finger actually restricts range of motion in the fretting fingers.
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