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  1. Re: A tip thatís helping my clarity and speed

    Watch out. What you are doing sounds good and can help with speed. Just watch out, donít get in a habit of speeding up each time through
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    All that may be true, but the mandolin really came into its own thru BG.
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    Re: Crosspicking vs "the Other Kind"

    I think of cross picking as more of a way to emulate a Scruggs style banjo roll than a Travis style guitar finger picking. I have listened to, read explanations, and racked my brain to figure out...
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    Re: Gibson F2 and F4 mandolins.

    Whole lot of Jimmy Martinís records have a F4. Red Rector played s lot of bluegrass on an oval hole Ato Z (?)
    Even Mr. Monroe recorded a couple with a F2 or F4 I forget which
  5. Re: which is better mass produced mando...Loar or Eastman

    I think it depends on the sound you want, and of course the individual instrument. Iíve plsyed several Eastman, and on my opinion they are well built, very balanced and Iíve not played one I like. To...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Medley 12 bluegrass IS NOT always played fast, it just always sounds faster than it is if properly played, it pushes the beat. Listen to Flatt and Scruggs before about 60 or 61 or the Country...
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    Re: Crosspicking vs "the Other Kind"

    Bill McCall but learning other style of picking wonít help your cross picking.
    What you work on, time spent perfecting, is based on what you prefer. IMHO
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    Re: New Mandolin Style

    I fail to see how a radius bridge is a compensating bridge. Is the bridge radius against a flat fingerboard?? Seems that would make correct intonation impossible. Iím not trying to fault your...
  9. Thread: Gratitude

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    Re: Gratitude

    I am grateful for the Mandolinís I have, but that doesnít mean I wouldnít be grateful for one more
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    Re: E strings unraveling

    A real mandolin tailpiece, like Gibson used for ever, had extra pegs, at right angles, to direction of the string that helped to stop this type of slippage
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    Re: What do the numbers mean???

    I thought RB stood for Real Banjer
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    Re: Do You Mix & Match Your String Set?

    I use their website and order direct from Mape. Good string and reasonably priced even paying shipping. Several sets same shipping so I get about 4 sets at a time
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    Re: Why keys of B and B flat?

    In a jam secession I canít believe you couldnít have sang it in F or G. If it was a performance it would have been learned and practiced, and should be in key that absolutely suits singer but a jam...
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    Re: Am I seeing more A style mandolins?

    Red Rector played some pretty good bluegrass on a short neck oval hole, and Buzz Bugsby played an A50 (?) also short neck. I think the short neck probably held back the Aís as much as anything. And...
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    Re: Do You Mix & Match Your String Set?

    If you havenít tried Mapes I would suggest them. You can order custom sets with each string the gauge you want. I have used their nickel wound for sometime, today I ordered a phosphorus bronze to try...
  16. Re: Learning to find the notes on the mandolin neck

    I learned to play by ear, because my teacher ( my Dad) best musician Iíve known, taught me that way. In school I learned to read music playing trumpet in the band, but never applied written music to...
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    Re: New string formula?

    I love Mapes, I like a 016 second string on a medium set. I was buying them and throwing away seconds. With Mapes I order the gauge I want, they last like coated strings, play good and are reasonably...
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    Re: Mandolin with Best Bluegrass Chop

    Todayís players for some reason do not make a ďcleanĒ sound. But that is not true of early bluegrass. Listen to early Monroe. Chop is percussive but still a chord and very clean. I hate a chop that...
  19. Re: rarest of rare in the classifieds, great instrument, super pr

    But you NEED one more, you always need one more
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    Gibson BANJO. NMC

    I know this ainít a mandolin but I have a 1957 Bow Tie 250 that I was told by someone that should know, that it should sell for about $3000 several years ago. At that time the deal fell thru, and I...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I own 4 A style and a F2,The F has some sentimental value because it belonged to a friend that passed away and my wife bought it from his wife and gave to me. I donít dislike Fís it is just that I...
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    Re: Specific Pick Direction Question

    I play strickly by ear, although I have a limited education in theory. My pick direction is determined by what feels natural. What is the advantage of studying pick direction if it makes it awkward...
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    Above a certain point it's the name. When I was a kid and starting out ( late 60's early70's ) Gibson ,
    Mandolins were JUNK. several people were making hand made copies of older mandolins and...
  24. Thread: Need help

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    Need help

    Does anyone have a contact number for Daniel Smith mandolin player in Blacksburg (or somewhere close) Va. I need to contact him . My name is Ricky Edwards. PM me if that would be acceptable. Thanks
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    Re: Best brand for upgrade

    Oregon Jim I wasn't disagreeing with you, just stating that we are all different. That's probably why they make both
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