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    Re: Espresso Swing - Jordan Ramsey mandolin

    Very nice stuff. Love this style.
  2. Thread: Gold Tone TG-18

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    Re: Gold Tone TG-18

    JeffD, that makes perfect sense. I tried it also on my Uke and it works very similarly. The G chords all fit in the pattern of open, 5th fret (with the G on the 3rd string 7th fret) and then 10th...
  3. Thread: Levin TG-15

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    Re: Levin TG-15

    Wow, a very beautiful instrument. Hope we can hear a recording sometime. Thanks for all the photos....drool worthy.
  4. Re: Confusing stuff in Mel Bay "Fun with Strums" book

    Don't hesitate to send an email to Mbay. They are excellent in responding and being helpful. I've done that a couple of times on issues I've had. You can link to a msg right on their site.
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    Re: I Want to Be Happy

    Saw Don's trio at the Midwest Gypsy Jazz fest last September. Excellent show and great guy besides. Lots of fun. Listen to his stuff a lot.
  6. Re: Chord melody-MISTER ROGERS THEME SONG by Aaron Weinstein

    Always excellent! Thanks for sharing these. You are an inspiration!
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    Re: Tenor banjo help

    Ok, thanks. I wondered if the head was a bit too loose. There is a slight tear, maybe, where the bridge is placed, so I wonder when they sold it they kept the head a little loose to avoid further...
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    Tenor banjo help

    I have an old tenor banjo open back that I never play as such. It sounds a bit muddy. It is tuned in CGDA. My question is whether I should try Octave mandolin tuning or re-entrant Chicago tuning. ...
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    Re: Those other chords?

    Apart from the theory, what would be some common songs that a person can think about when you want those chord progressions? (thinking "Get Together" by Youngbloods, with the I to bVII chord.)
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    Re: Any Baritone guitar players here?

    I have a Walden Baritone that is a good sounding instrument. It definitely inspires me to play some things outside my normal box. I think the Taylors sound really nice online but i've never had a...
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    Re: Your Jeff Austin Memories

    Wow, what a shocker. I had not heard of him until he played in Iowa City recently at the Arts Fest (1st weekend in June this year). i heard him from afar and had to go see what he and this band...
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    Re: Chord Melody Songbooks?

    Hey, thanks for all the suggestions! Very helpful. Shout out to Pete for reaching out.
  13. Re: Damaged 1931 Epiphone Beverly - okay to play as is?

    Go ahead and fix it. you won't regret it. I have a Mossman guitar I bought used in 1976. The neck went south about 15 years ago. I thought, well I've had this thing long enough I'll just sell...
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    Re: Gypsy jazz tenor guitar at modest price point

    for experiment I had taken a triple 000 guitar once and restrung it for fifths tuning. worked out pretty well. My thought was if I liked it to turn one of my guitars with a real narrow neck and...
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    Chord Melody Songbooks?

    I'm not finding Mando Chord Melody books of old standard tunes. I'd be looking for something not real difficult but more late beginner and moving up from there. If they are in just notation, it...
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    Re: FRETBOARD JOURNAL Interview: Aaron Weinstein

    Plus, some of those chords on Mandolin can be a stretch for me. But i appreciate Aaron's playing, one of my absolute favorites for sure. Thanks for all your support on this site.
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    Re: Great tenor playing

    Hey, thanks for sharing this. I'd never heard of him before but he is great. I agree, he does not get tiring to listen to soloing as he keeps something different going all the time. Great stuff.
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    Re: Lil Cedar Topped tenor build

    A master player and builder - very excellent!
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    Re: Breedlove Crossover

    I got a chance to play the cross overs and I did like them. I have an Eastman 505 which is great but I did like the neck on the corss over better. Sound was very nice too. Enjoy it!
  20. Thread: In the white

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    Re: In the white

    Very nice playing and sounding instrument in the hands of a very capable player and luthier. Great stuff!
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    Re: Inferiority complex

    When I was in college and barely knew three chords I decided to buy a guitar that would be "it" for a lifetime. I had made two baby steps with cheaper instruments and got frustrated each time. The...
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    Re: Brand new Breedlove Crossover for $299.00

    I came across both an F hole and Oval hole model at a local store yesterday. I thought they sounded very nice. i have an Eastman 505 but didn't have it with me to compare, but I bet it would be in...
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    Re: Fiddle and FFcF formations

    She does get a lot of compliments on her tone and that by long time fiddle players here locally.
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    Re: Fiddle and FFcF formations

    Yeah, I think I understand. So, with fiddle holding two strings with one finger is different than for mandolin. It sounds actually pretty convenient in a way. Any suggestions for encouraging her...
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    Fiddle and FFcF formations

    Hi, my wife plays fiddle but has a hard time with certain keys. I figure in theory the FFcF
    method would work but not being a fiddle player I am not sure. If you could weigh in that
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