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    Re: Dwight Yoakum covers Purple Rain

    Sweet. Not my cup of tea, but I love how Mr. Yoakum was moved by this song and wanted to share his version. I love it when an artist from one genre embraces the music from another, very different,...
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    Re: Netflix

    Thanks, Mark ... there's a few on your list I haven't seen.

    The Tom Petty doc is one of the finest crafted documentaries I've seen (I'm a fly on the wall of the doc film business). The film...
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    Re: Peghead Nation - Any users?

    Thanks, Dan .... I received emails last night and the site is working now.

    I am really enjoying the class so glad I'm able to resume it.

    Cheers,

    Loretta
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    Re: Peghead Nation - Any users?

    Yes, I've been taking Irish mandolin lessons. They are great. However, since Friday, I cannot access my lessons. I've sent three emails, opened a ticket ... nothing. I triple checked to make sure...
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    Re: experiences with internet lessons

    $40-50 per hour/$25-30 per half hour is what I have paid for lessons.

    Here's another resource: Pegged Nation. They have 5 mandolin courses and the cost is $20/month per course: $10/month for...
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    Re: experiences with internet lessons

    Yes and it was very, very positive. One recommendation: find a teacher who teaches mandolin; not someone who teaches fiddle, guitar, banjo, and mandolin when you begin. Some multi instrument...
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    Re: R.I.P. Dan Hicks

    What a great songwriter and performer. He grew up down the street from my first husband. He, and many Sonoma County, CA early folk type musicians started at a little coffee shop in Santa Rosa, CA...
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    Re: My 1927 snakehead Gibson Ajr

    Ohh ... what a beauty! So happy for you. I have a 1923 Ajr Paddlehead Gibson mandolin. She was reincarnated in 1976 by Ken Ratcliff of Silverangel Mandolins. http://silverangelmandolins.com/SM/
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  9. Re: straw poll: what's your favourite pick for trad/celtic playin

    For my mandolin, I am using the Dunlop 512P14 Primetone 1.4 mm Triangle Sculpted Plectra Guitar Picks with Grip
    almost exclusively

    For my banjo, I'm using the .76 Dunlop Ultex Triangle, but...
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    Re: Left hand arthritis

    I have chronic arthritis and the one thing that has completely 86'd the pain is taking turmeric almost daily. It's really a food, so you can't take too much from what I can tell. It takes a while...
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    Re: Facing evacuation

    Glad you're ok, kokopeli. We have a friend who is a fire chief in Lake County, CA ... and she couldn't get out to help out for the Middletown fire because she was surrounded by fires in Cobb, CA. ...
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    Re: I bought a banjo, so sorry!

    Maybe there should be a banjo support group here at the cafe. I finally paid off the tenor banjo I was craving last month. She's very awkward on my lap ... but gorgeous. She looks nice with my...
  13. Re: How Many Of You Play Music Every Day????????????

    I was playing every day when I lived alone. Now that I have a house full of family (with teenagers), and my semi retirement is less semi, I've gone weeks without picking up my mandolin. It's making...
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    Re: What's your favourite plectrum?

    Clearly my pick preference has changed since I posted on this thread in 2012. Now, it's the Dunlop Primetone ...
  15. Re: Recording - my Border Collie Dorje singing with me on my mand

    That was really great. Nice phrasing, Dorje!

    Reminds me of our Polish Chicken, Cher. When I play "Crested Hens", she stops, poses, and stares at me … waiting for her Oscar.

    You can see why we...
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    Re: Starting out: Mandolin or Ukulele?

    What DWM said. I came from the ukulele to the mandolin. You'll spend less money in the ukulele world for a decent instrument. Strings don't have to be changed constantly like the mandolin, and...
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    Re: Pick Guards and Arm Rests

    I can understand not wanting to drill holes for a pick guard, but I've used both a tonegard and McClung arm rests on 3 mandolins with nary a smudge. Reckon it can happen …. but so far … so good.
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  18. Re: Mandolin more difficult than guitar - cosmic truth!

    Ditto!
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    Re: Gibson A Jr. Owners

    I actually don't want a heavier gage string, Jeff …. at least not now. Mainly just curious and trying to expand my instrument understanding.

    Have heard some folks say that a heavier gauge gives...
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    Re: Gibson A Jr. Owners

    Since the topic of Gibson Jr's has been brought up, do you think a heavier gage string … say the GHS 270 vs GHS 250 (which I'm using) … would put an excessive amount of tension on the neck. The A...
  21. Re: New Marla Fibish Video on PegHead Nation

    Wow. I'm uber impressed that anybody could hang on to a pick for 15 years; especially someone like Marla who's out there performing in public … a lot.

    So, it sound like aholes make the best...
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    Re: Gibson A Jr. Owners

    Yes, I really like GHS. I put on the Lights, though. They are fine. I have a A JR 1923 Paddlehead

    http://www.juststrings.com/ghs-a250.html

    Good Luck!
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    So here’s the cafe
    Ordered coffee with au lait
    Got a cap instead
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    Re: Strings dramatically going flat

    Thanks again for the suggestions. Thing is, I'm so swamped with work, it takes me a while to clear the deck for mandolin playing, much less equipment tweaking (which I don't like to do). I'll carve...
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    Re: Beginning Celtic Mandolin

    I'll second the Zak Borden as a great teacher. He rescued me from terrible technique and inspired me to go very deep with my music. If we had not bought a 115 year old fixer upper, I'd be taking...
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