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  1. Re: Northfield mandolins - USA or China made?

    Hi everyone. Thanks for all the inquiry and feedback. Like someone said in the thread, we’re always up for talking and we encourage people to write or call us directly. Happy to explain about how we...
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    Re: Funk Mandolin - "Kiss" by Prince

    Righteously.
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    Re: Mounting a DPA 4099 on a mandolin

    A few other examples...

    176515

    176516

    176517

    Definitely loop the cable to avoid pulling on the mount.
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    Re: Mounting a DPA 4099 on a mandolin

    If it helps, here is a photo of how the mic clamp looks from the bottom side of my mandolin. Note that the two little "feet" fit nicely in a narrow gap of the Tonegard, so I don't have to remove the...
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    Re: Mounting a DPA 4099 on a mandolin

    The standard DPA4099 mounting bracket, which attaches like a carpenter jack to the side of the instrument (usually at a place midway between the F5 bottom point and tailpiece) should be perfectly...
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    Re: Mounting a DPA 4099 on a mandolin

    I'm not gigging much now, but I used the DPA 4099 on my mandolin for several years with no problems. A few tips that might help:

    If you mount it the way I do (see image below), that area where the...
  7. Thread: Kentucky Km-950

    by meado
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    Kentucky Km-950

    I saw this model on Amazon for $647.48.

    Pricing error? One left.

    I only wish I were in the market for an A mando!
  8. Thread: Blues Backup

    by Don Julin
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    Re: Blues Backup

    Here is one approach that works in some blues grooves.

    https://youtu.be/8RjZrAzeovY
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    Re: Blues Backup

    hehe havenīt been here in a while but coming back i see this post =)

    dwc if you get the chance to attend a bluesmandolin workshop by Niles donīt miss the opportunity.
    Niles is the man to show...
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    Re: Blues Backup

    Play "guitar" on mandolin. Use riff figures (think Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf) as close as you can to the way - notewise - they were done on guitar. Split string stuff and voicings on the G and D...
  11. Thread: Blues Backup

    by Jim Bevan
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    Re: Blues Backup

    Learn to play that standard VIm-Vm blues chord lick, and you'll be good to go.

    For example: Say you're in G, and since it's a blues, you're in 12/8. Play the open G on "1", and play an Em (G (12th...
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    Re: Purchasing through the Cafe

    I feel I need to respond to this, not because of anything you've personally said or done, but someone reading this that is new might not fully understand and I feel it's important to clarify from my...
  13. Re: Breedlove production moving to China -- Will Weber be next?

    Hey fellow mandolin warriors. To put fears to rest. There are no intensions of ever moving any part of Weber to China. We will remain a domestically built family of instruments.
  14. Re: Charlie Christian for the Non-Jazz-Mandolin Player

    Actually the bridge in Ab is

    G7 C7 F7 Bb7 Eb7 not quite Rhythm Changes

    The A part in the Christian Goodman version is just a long Ab chord.
  15. Re: Until I learn More Theory...What Chords Should I Practice?

    Please see Phil's post3# for proper notating of chords, we typically go from low strings to high when putting the shapes on paper.
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    Talent vs Practice vs ???

    A recent article on the ongoing "talent vs practice" thread. Originally printed in Scientific American. If I'm reading this correctly, it appears to assert that the "10,000 hours" theory, first...
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