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  1. Re: Celebrating The Mandolin Pickers Guide to Bluegrass Improvisa

    Sound like what I need - bought. I'll let you know how I get on in a while, Jesper!
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    Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    What do you think of antiqued or 'distressed' instruments? First, I'm very happy for anyone to do their own thing and have their own preferences. However for myself, I prefer to see wear and tear I...
  3. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    And then there's txt spk - which was OK for texts back when all we had was four rows of multi character buttons, but... At that time I was running a small live music agency, sending out bands,...
  4. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    It's certainly the most obscure question, I was expecting '!!!!!' at the end.
  5. Thread: Tremolo shoulder

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    Re: Tremolo shoulder

    I found I was unconsciously clamping the neck with my left hand whenever my right hand got busy, and it really didn't help.
  6. Re: 1903 postacard showing how to not play a mandolin

    "Just tell me once again that I say 'aboot'!"
  7. Thread: Musician Jokes

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    What's the definition of a Scottish gentleman?

    A man who can play bagpipes but doesn't.
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    Re: Struggling with Eastman V-neck

    I have an Eastman 305 and a UK made small travel mandolin. I'd say the Eastman neck is probably a soft V already, because the other one I have has an acute ridge right the way down the back of the...
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    Re: Dr. Arm for Mandolin

    I'm another (non top!) UK player who uses both. you may not see many of either here because nobody in UK sells them (yet). I'm certain the Tone-Gard make my Eastman MD 305 sound better to me, and the...
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    Re: How high do you go

    Maybe he was in Spinal Tap, playing his electric guitar with a mandolin?
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    Re: Does my mandolin sound cheap???

    Some credit for the quality of Mr Walsh's recording may also go to the quality of his recording setup and the long experience of the ears 'producing' it. Having said that, Joe may now post that he...
  12. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Yes, but H.A.P.C. is not great for your continued music appreciation - once you've read it, it's difficult to ignore how much great music has a 'tiddly-pom' (copyright JM Barrie) resolution at the...
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    Re: How high do you go

    Modern 'Classical' composers seem to find a use for anything you can do with or to an instrument, and I guess the dusty end of the mandolin fretboard gives them a sonic palette similar to where you...
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    Perhaps the Portsmouth Sinfoinia may make more sense when put in the contect that one of the luminaries involved in their rise without trace was Brian Eno, he of the 'Alternative Strategies' (hmm, or...
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    I think the problem might be that few other than drummers understand drum solos, as few (even among Highland pipers) understand pibroch ('Classical music of the Highland bagpipe'). It seems like the...
  16. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    AAArgh!!! Louise NM, you just reminded me of one of my least favo(u)rite things done by some internet posters and occasional letter writers - so far as I've seen, the perpetrators are mostly from...
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    Re: Need a new mandaloun?

    If you put a little to it, you can afford one of those meteor rock picks posted the other day.
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    So, how do Italians pronouce 'Mandolin', and why is that word also the name for a cullinary device designed for slicing vegetables thin? I used to play with a guy called Fang (full name, changed by...
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    Yes indeed, Jerry was just your average downhome cosmic bluegrass playing bib overall cosmic hippie, and a fine musician - now THERE'S a man to dance with racoons like he means it. Hang on, we have...
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    Re: Looking for suggestions

    David P - what they said above. I did all this about 3 months ago, and I went for an Eastman 305 in the end - that might suit you as they have quite a strong agressive tone that is more likely to cut...
  21. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    For me, the most widespread grammatical nonsense in English is signwritten misplaced apostrophes, e.g. Emission's Testing, Mikes' Mandolins (no reference to any persons living or dead etc...).
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    Re: Need a new mandaloun?

    Here's the meaning of Mandaloun, from Wikipedia (click to enlarge) - my, you learn something every day :)

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  23. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Thanks Ranald, that's very interesting, no doot aboot it (apologies - a Canadian friend of my son used to say that self-deprecatingly.). The concept of 'Canadian Raising' on the vid explains it well....
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    To my UK tuned ear, West Coast Canadians often say something similar to 'aboot', but most of my Vancouver born relatives deny they do that. Is there some kind of cultural thing there that they think...
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    Who'd have thought so many answers aboot a bowt.
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