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    Re: Q Mandolins

    I like the idea of “hand made” but technology is definitely knocking at the door. I bought a mandolin, “hand made”, by this guy who went on to perfect CNC.

    Take a look: ...
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    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    Looper pedals are an absolute blast! Perfect for practicing lead breaks and really nice for playing out. Get one with a separate “off” button. It will save you some embarrassment when you are...
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    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    Ahhhhhh ... the joys of instrument acquisition! I am an acoustic player like most people here, but lately Iíve been plugging in the electric guitars, as well as buying electrics, amps and pedals. ...
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    Re: New carbon fiber mandolin builder

    I’m glad to see some enthusiasm for carbon fiber mandolins. I have two Carbon fiber guitars that I use every winter when playing out. I leave my Martins, Gibsons, and Breedloves at home, warm and...
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    Re: Another NMD

    That looks like a NEAT instrument! I’m a resonator guitar nut from way back. Your new acquisition looks like a lot of fun.
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    Re: My New Baby

    Congratulations on your new acquisition. I have a 1917 A4. Nothing else sounds like it. It has that beautiful open wood sound.
  7. Re: How do I put 2 recordings from Windows Media Player to YouTub

    I suggest you “save” the two recordings to your computer hard drive. Then upload to YouTube using the YouTube prompts.

    Two YouTube Channels:
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin Raffle

    That might be worth a $20 contribution. A carbon fiber mandolin would solve a lot of problems here during a Minnesota winter.
  9. Re: Need Help with String Choice for Sweaty Hands

    Yes, as mentioned above. Coated strings like Elixers might help. They are also expensive and, as mentioned above, they sound different. Maybe the solution is to buy a motorized string winder and...
  10. Re: How has the mandolin changed your guitar playing?

    ..... DADGAD ..... previously mentioned. That has been something that I have never understood, or at least never been able to conquer. Standard tuning is great, open tuning in G or D is wonderful. ...
  11. Re: How has the mandolin changed your guitar playing?

    Mandolin has been the perfect accent to accompany my guitar on recordings. Iím playing guitars and mandolins interchangeably. Iíve taken the mandolin to a few jams but I still have to really think...
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    Re: What do you keep your picks and stuff in?

    I wish I was as organized as all of you. I have picks, capos and slides everywhere. You might say I keep them in a 3 bedroom, 2,600 square foot box.
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    Re: What are you looking forward to?

    I’m looking forward to playing music with other people and singing without a mask. I’ve been playing monthly at my Mother’s assisted living since last November over closed circuit TV. Singing...
  14. Re: Open-back banjo recommendation for a mandolin player?

    I have two Deering banjos, a Senator and a Golden Era. I suggest looking locally for any of the brands mentioned above. Banjo Hangout also has a classified section. Sometimes you can get a used...
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    Re: Cullng the herd

    Itís hard to let these things go. Iím closing in on my 69th birthday with more instruments than an old geezer should have. Cars 🚘 are easy to move on from but instruments have a soul..... I think.
  16. Re: Made a Mandolin Hanger from Recycled Wood

    That is pretty neat. Simple design with a touch of elegance.
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    Re: Plans for the Gibson Kalamazoo Site

    I just checked the Heritage Guitar Owners Club site. I found no information about manufacturing guitars going forward. Itís hard to imagine that nothing would change. I have two Heritage guitars. ...
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    Million Miles - New Original song

    "Million Miles" is part of the RPM 2021 Songwriting Challenge (Write and record 10 songs in the month of February)

    https://mnsongwriters.org/members/greg-connor/mediapress/serenade/million-miles/
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    Re: It's Snowing Down in Texas

    Crazy times . . . Not much snow here in Minnesota but ripping cold. It’s -18 this morning, -25 yesterday. I have one mandolin on the stand in my living room and I’ve been doing a little recording...
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    Poll: Re: Poll - Gold vs Silver

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    Nothing Better Than Gold
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    Re: Check this out... ever seen this before?

    Yamaha recently made some classical and steel string guitars like this. They promoted them as quiet for practice.

    For all you players who responded to the recent thread regarding spousal...
  22. Re: Definition of a good mandolin playerís spouse

    44 years of marriage and going strong!

    I was teaching guitar at a local music store when I met her, and now this past year, we sit in the living room listening to Folk Alley (Internet Radio) and...
  23. Thanks Rob Meldrum / Setting Up A Mandolin

    Thanks Rob for offering tips on setting up a mandolin. Rob has written an e-book on the subject. I recently had a chance to take a look at it and I conclude . . . Well done Rob! That's what we...
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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    I looked, and actually drooled a little looking, at the Steve Gilchrist and Girouard mandolins. Those are some beautiful instruments.

    In the end, I can’t afford those either, so I conclude that...
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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    Collings is the one I would buy if I was inclined to spend the money. Mandolin is not my primary instrument.

    Iím glad to see a lot of old Gibson fans here. I have a 1917 A4, just back from the...
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