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    Re: New Mandolin Day!

    That is beautimus!!!! Congrats, again. Looks so good. I bet it sounds even better.
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    Re: New Mandolin Day!

    Wow, congrats!!! It's going to be a stunner, I'm sure. Pics are a must!!
  3. Re: Rest Strokes - a means to an end, or part of regular techniqu

    I've found rest stroke exercises help keep me aware of how I need to attack with my right hand for which tone I want. There's a specific way that I can attack my G string with a rest stroke that will...
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    Re: Please School Me On Mandolin Strings

    I have to admit I was unsure, but I ordered a custom size set from Mapes (they were cheap, too) and they have been awesome. Super long lasting and sound great. I find I'm tuning less, but maybe...
  5. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    What a beauty! Congrats!!

    I did the same thing recently and went into Gryphon Strings thinking I'd walk out with an MF5V or Northfield they had, but once I tried them all, I was actually really...
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Not sure my metronome goes that slow. What about a fast version? Heheh
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    Re: Mandolin flagship song?

    Guess I need to go look up Rawhide...lol
  8. Re: Clean fretting where there's more finger than board?

    What David L said. You may have to adjust the finger behind it to slop back a bit, but the main finger fretting the note is the important one.
    Take it slow and you'll see progress.
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    Re: Mandolin Newbie

    Welcome to the mandolin and Cafe!!

    It does sound like you may want to get someone to look at the nut. I'd likely take it to a reputable person near you and ask to have it set up properly and let...
  10. Re: Best exercise source for fast accurate picking?

    More than specific exercises though, I find it's usually the case of playing slowly and consistently with a metronome. Then raise the tempo once you can play it a few times perfectly. Start slower...
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    Re: Hello everyone

    Welcome! Sounds like you've got a nice arsenal to keep you playing!
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    Re: Pandemic Reading

    Mandolin in America is good, but I found the pictures to be the best part.

    I really loved The Mandolin: A History. I read it cover to cover just a month ago.
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    Re: Favorite Metronome

    I prefer having a fully analog metronome. It makes sure that nothing distracts me while I practice.
    I absolutely love the Wittner Taktell Super-Mini....
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    Re: Picking both strings in a course

    Practicing "rest strokes" may also help. The whole idea is to pick through and land on the next course, so you'll start to feel varying degrees of attack through the courses you're playing.
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    Re: What's in your case?

    This thread has cost me a bunch of money on little additions. lol. Thanks?
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    Re: Daily Cleaning Routine

    Tell me more about this Dave Harvey's secret polish... ;)

    Edit: Looks like I found it: https://cumberlandacoustic.com/product/jubliee-polish/
  17. Re: The best scroll video! ASMR for F style fans!

    So very cool to watch. Crazy awesome expertise.
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    Re: What's in your case?

    In the main compartment with the mandolin:
    • An Oasis hygrometer
    • A braided Lakota Leathers strap (attached)
    • A D'Addario Micro Tuner (attached)
    • A BlueChip pick under the G, D, and A strings...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    I also think it's a big mix of things. Does the audience enjoy it? Probably for a few tunes. Do the musicians enjoy it, who play it? You betcha. It's the same with blazing guitar solos, when you get...
  20. Re: A nice version of June Apple feat. Sierra Hull

    Super enjoyed it. Makes the version I play seem extremely basic, lol.
  21. Re: The Mandolin - a history publication update

    Congrats! I just finished reading it a few weeks ago and it was excellent. Now I need to seek out your others...
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    Re: Santa brought a new tailpiece!

    Thank you!!!
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    Re: Santa brought a new tailpiece!

    Lovely tailpiece!

    Related: I would love to know who made the strap.
  24. Re: Merry Christmas everybody, here's a present for you

    Merry Christmas to all! Let’s hope for a better year next time.
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    Re: Seasonal Sight Reading Challenge

    Need to teach my kids to play this year round.
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