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  1. Re: What are your thoughts on Deering Tenor Banjos

    I should add: yes, it's heavier than any of my other banjos though the neck is not at all chunky. The mass is all in the pot, and there's no wasted energy to support the neck while playing. -- Paul
  2. Re: What are your thoughts on Deering Tenor Banjos

    I have a 17-fret Sierra which I like very much, tuned CGDA; I have a 19-fret Gibson TB3 tuned GDAE, which I'm more likely to reach for for my usual Celtic melodies. I use my CGDA instruments to play...
  3. Re: What are your thoughts on Deering Tenor Banjos

    I bought my first tenor banjo, a 17 fret Goodtime, from Bedford Banjo about three years ago. I think I paid $300 for it. It was a great starter after several years of five string. It had heavy...
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    Re: Wegen vs. Primetone vs. Clown Barf

    Thanks for your time and interest in this, Everyone.

    Itís quite a fun journey exploring a bee instrument you like a whole lot. Iím the fortunate position of being on such a journey. Iím finding...
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    Re: Wegen vs. Primetone vs. Clown Barf

    I actually just recently bought both a Wegen TF140 (bevelled) and a Primetone 513. Also currently testing out flatwounds on an Eastman MD315. I'm really undecided. I find the difference subtle, but...
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    Wegen vs. Primetone vs. Clown Barf

    Hi Everyone,

    Here’s a pretty sweet pick comparison. These are all what I consider to be valued picks that seem to occupy similar market space in terms of reputation and cost.

    1. Wegen TF 140....
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    Joseph Joseph

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM4QFW7J-u4&lc=UgwqGl8pRoC9RAxeRip4AaABAg
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    Re: I went and did it!

    Most important thing is to realize that a guitar is not a great big upside down mandolin...
    :)
  9. Thread: Books

    by DougC
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    Re: Books

    My reference book is called Fretboard Toolbox, by Scott Sharp.

    Any time I have a question about chord building, or chord progressions, there is the quick answer. I love how he shows the...
  10. Thread: Books

    by Bill McCall
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    Re: Books

    Raise it more, minor third for a dominant 7, major third for major 7. That’s the stretchy part.
  11. Thread: Books

    by John Kelly
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    Re: Books

    Bill, you say above "A good rule is to make a 7th (dominant or major) by raising the 5th, not by flatting the root". Would raising the 5th not produce a 6th?
    Take a C major triad with C-E-G as...
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    by Bill McCall
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    Re: Books

    The chord library resources on this site are good, but I've gotten more mileage after learning to build the triads and the 2 common inversions, ie, root in the bass, 3rd in the bass and 5th in the...
  13. Jerry Garcia, Days Between, Watkins Glen, And Stuff

    People have been posting on facebook about the recent anniversary of Watkins Glen, 7/28/73 - 48th anniversary, a bit random - including one mind-blowing post from which I learned the entire event is...
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    Re: Trip To Dusty Strings Today

    They are always very patient with me and my students when I go down there to match student with instrument... so I don't mind bringing them the business.

    They are good folks down there at Dusty...
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    Re: Loar 600 vs Eastman MD615

    Well...my Mid Missouri M4 arrived today and it is amazing! I bought it used from Classifieds and it is beautiful sounding and has a pickup. Very different from my friend's Eastman 605, but once I...
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    Trip To Dusty Strings Today

    Spent the afternoon Seattle at Dusty Strings... once again vetting mandolins for a student. I was very impressed with their 3 Northfield A-models... the M model ($2,500), an A5 Special ($3,500) and...
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    Re: Beginner Lessons philosophy/discussion

    Sage advice by Jeff and I want to underscore that you need not waste time worrying about having to continue learning, continue stretching, continue correcting and continue relearning as a lifelong...
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    Re: Beginner Lessons philosophy/discussion

    Some comments on your beginner lessons philosophy. A less tactical and more strategic answer.

    I would definitely try too hard. Just head down and go after it.

    I think most people start with...
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    Re: Beginner Lessons philosophy/discussion

    I'll point out that if you decide to spend the money on a good teacher -- and i feel about that kind of like I'd choose a doctor or dentist, i'd prefer someone who is better at their job than someone...
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    Re: Beginner Lessons philosophy/discussion

    Welcome to the Cafe and to mandolin playing. Most of us would benefit from the best teacher possible. However, the problem is that no one advertises themselves as a poor teacher. A big-name teacher...
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    Re: Beginner Lessons philosophy/discussion

    A good teacher from the outset will help you adopt good fundamentals and avoid forming bad habits that you will spend considerable time undoing. Beware the guitar teacher who also can noodle a bit on...
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    Beginner Lessons philosophy/discussion

    Hello everyone,

    I've always wanted to pick up an instrument. All of my closest friends from elementary school to college have always been musicians but I've never played (i was the guy with the...
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    Re: New picks and pick noise

    I found those to be brighter and more "pick-ish" sounding. The most reduction I get is by moving to the tortoise colored ProPlecs or Golden Gate (even more so than their clown barf ones).
    Also,...
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    Re: New picks and pick noise

    I actually saw a few of the picks you guys mention in the following video, including the Blue Chip and the Clown Barf. I considered checking that one out, but it seems they're sold out at the moment:...
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    Re: New picks and pick noise

    The difference in picks is surprising. I suspect that as the distance from the mandolin increases, that it becomes much less noticeable - someday I'll make myself set a mic up and record some tests,...
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