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    Re: Pickup options?

    Your assessment of piezo positioning makes sense. It is similar to the pickups on electric guitars. The pickup close to the bridge has a more electric (non-acoustic) sound than the pickup farther...
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    Re: Pickup options?

    I have successfully used a Schertler Dyn-M P48 for several years now with NO finish marring issues. I had a Carvin PA (200W) that had phantom power (48V) and when that died, I bought a $50 phantom...
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    Re: Mandolins in the Movies

    There is an 8-part Italian rom-com series on Netflix now -Generation 56K- which has a bowlback mandolin as part of a band playing music in the final episode. Very good series and over before you know...
  4. Re: Espresso Swing - Jordan Ramsey mandolin

    Very nice, Jordan! My trio added a clarinetist this summer to become a quartet and I absolutely love having a clarinet to trade solos with.
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    Re: Pomeroy workshop photos

    I love workshop photos. Thanks for posting the link. Interesting also to see a violin or two in progress.
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    Re: Octave Mandolin advice

    Central Oklahoma? How far are you from Lawrence, Kansas? Mike Black is a luthier in Lawrence who builds mandolins and guitar-bodied OMs. I drove down to a wedding once in Oklahoma City and passed...
  7. Re: Price increases coming soon or already here

    Or in the words of Yogi Berra: "The future ainít what it used to be."

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Obscure, solid Mandolin Players

    When I moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, in the summer of 1978, I came across the best Alaskan bluegrass band at the time "Tanana Grass". They were lead by brothers George Page (banjo) and Joe Page on...
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    Re: interesting movie

    I saw that movie last year sometime. It was interesting.
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    Re: Help with slash chords

    Or maybe he meant Slash chords. :))

    https://image.shutterstock.com/image-photo/rio-de-janeiro-april-6-600w-776095078.jpg
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    Re: Mic for onboard use

    I saw a duo yesterday that used a Bose L1 and I was totally impressed with the sound. And the fact that they didn't need monitors also sold me on the $1,200 price tag.

    That said, I agree wtih...
  12. Re: Mandolin Tasting: Gibsons, Buckeye, Duff, Northfiled

    1 and 5 were the two best, with 1 getting the edge.
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    Re: 10 Questions For John McGann

    McGann was essentially teaching the Django Reinhardt picking technique. Watch some videos of guitarists using that style and it will be clear. The Cafe also has some archived stuff from McGann.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I have wanted to post something for quite a while now, but never got around to recording a tune or session properly.

    This was done in March of this year after an 8-month break for the trio due to...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Jo, I think that it is awesome that you built your own instrument and then play it so well. Keep up the good work!

    :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Chord Questions

    Sherry

    With all due respect, I think that whoever posted the chords to "Because He Lives" simply forgot to put a space between two chords: Gm C7 is the ii-V7 chord progression in the key of F....
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    Re: Ry Cooder isolated mandolin Love in Vain

    It wasn't just lifting his style, right? Didn't they invite him to an audition for the band, and then secretly tape him while he was playing around waiting for Keith Richards to show up? Later, they...
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    Re: Chord Questions

    Yeah, J-Bear, you bring up a good point. I rarely see an X/Y chord in a song unless it is for a moving bass line. The best example that I can think of right away is John Hartford's "Work in Tall...
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    Re: new videos of Isaac Eicher

    lowtone2

    If you've got pull (influence) with Isaac, get him to post a video playing "Night in Paris". It is a tune that his father wrote and I love it. My trio covers the tune now and then.
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    Re: Sam Bush band

    The one time I was able to see Bush in concert (with the final version of New Grass Revival), I brought my binoculars to watch his hands. That right hand was a blur.
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    Re: Chord Questions

    Yeah, if you are playing with others, have the guitarists play the bass note, or a bass player, and you play the normal D or G chord.
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    Re: Chord Questions

    Usually that means D chord with a C bass, and G chord with a B bass.

    If I saw that in a song, I would try playing the D like this: 545x, which ends up being a D7 chord. That notation means: 5th...
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    Re: Small amplifier

    After my beloved Carvin AG200 died on me, I picked up a Roland Cube Street EX (50W) for a demo discount. It is my amp/PA solely, the other two in my trio have to provide their own amps. I am the only...
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    Re: Transcribing guitar solo for mandolin

    A couple of years back, someone advertised transcription services in the Classifieds. I contacted the lady and she transcribed some music for me into standard notation (she had asked my preference)....
  25. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    I bought my keeper in 1978 for $675 (Givens A model). I suppose it would go for around $5,000 today so that would be my price point if I were trying to replace it.
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