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    Re: Pickup for my Rogue

    Whoa!!! Flat top?
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    Humidty, plastic bag, stupid question

    I keep my gear together in a semi controlled environment in my basement. My mando goes sharp in the case whereas my flattop does not.

    I am considering wrapping the case in a plastic bag; any risk...
  3. Re: Gig over, wife happy, Mando Cafe sticker, pint behind my back

    Thanks guys. It was a duo setting with a talented singer/guitarist; I had about four tunes with fills but it was mostly rhythm (which I love). Weird acoustics in the room (Hops, Morristown NJ), the...
  4. Gig over, wife happy, Mando Cafe sticker, pint behind my back

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    Re: "Daughters" by John Mayer

    Gig was last night and "Daughters" went very well. The three motifs (guitar intro, short guitar break and short piano break) are very mandolin friendly.

    For the bridge, I played the first chord...
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    Re: "Daughters" by John Mayer

    (wisdom tooth extraction delayed my saying...)

    Thank You!!!
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    "Daughters" by John Mayer

    Sitting in with a guitarist/singer next week and the bridge section of this tune is giving me a little trouble (compounded by the fact that I have 8 other tunes to get down and no time to practice)....
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    Re: Contact pickups and cheap mandolins

    Tavy,

    I do use a plug in tuner; it's in the effects loop of the Fire-Eye.
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    Contact pickups and cheap mandolins

    I play in a band with multiple electric guitars, bass and keys and use a solid top Rover (25S). I use the JJB Prestige pickups into a Fire Eye preamp and then into PA.

    The Rover is overbuilt to a...
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    Re: Electric mandolin - a few questions...

    My favorite setup was to use 6 strings; single G and D, and double A and e.
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    Re: Found this little beauty: Electric Mandobass

    FWIW, I had one of that builders mandocello conversions and it was an absolute blast to play. It tuned well and the string spacing was comfy. I have some significant nerve damage to both arms and let...
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    Re: So, bought a used Rogue... Huh...

    Here is my cheapie:
    https://www.facebook.com/rob.dreamworker/videos/10157933854144692/?t=67
    Rover solid top mandolin with case: $70
    Dual stick-on transducers (used): $30
    Missed cue by vocalist...
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    Mandolins at Guitar Center Geldora Ca.

    Old topic, dead horse, etc. alert.

    I have been in different Guitar Centers maybe 4 times in my life, all 58 years of it. This past weekend I was on a business trip to City Of Industry and visited...
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    Re: Friend of the Devil

    Timely thread for me, the following just happened Monday via text:
    Guy I know: Can you sit in with us and play some Dead on mandolin?
    Me: Sure, my go to tunes are Ripple, Rider and the...
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    Re: Guitarist needs to boost mandolin for solos

    So, no clips yet; one of the other guitarists didn't make rehearsal last night so there was some sonic space for me.

    I took the opportunity to start a conversation about volume and dynamic, and...
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    Re: Guitarist needs to boost mandolin for solos

    The Sparkledrive has a feature that blends the original clean tone with the driven sound; I use it primarily for electric slide guitar parts. I wasn't sure how the compressor would respond to...
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    Re: Guitarist needs to boost mandolin for solos

    Len B.
    I had a few minutes to test with a crappy amp last night, and the compressor seemed to work well. The amp is noisy as all get out, so I couldn't assess signal to noise with the compressor...
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    Guitarist needs to boost mandolin for solos

    Folks,

    I play mandolin on 4 tunes and am primarily a guitarist. My rig is
    old MIJ Epiphone A with K&K pickups -> cheapo GMF Ai1 preamp -> PA.

    I get usable sounds and have no complaints with...
  19. Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Much obliged folks. Not that it has any impact on me recreating the part, I just like knowing the source. I would love to play in a pocket like that.
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    Actually, until I read your post, I was unaware of the amazing Mr. Albert Lee played mando, so you are a help!
  21. Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Best I can tell it was recorded in 1996, so around the time of "Wrecking Ball" and the Spyboy tour.

    I really like the tempo and groove - economical playing that serves the recording very well IMO.
  22. Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Levon is one of biggest musical influences, I'd be knocked out but surprised if it was him.
  23. Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    A truly great version of a truly great song:


    I am working up this version to bring to the guys. Who is the mandolin player on this, anyone know?
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    Re: Calabrese 'folk' tunes

    Wow, I had completely forgot about the harp!!! 2 of the older guys tried to describe it and I wish I had video taped it as it was truly hilarious. They spoke no English and I no Italian, we resorted...
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    Re: Calabrese 'folk' tunes

    Both of the instruments that I saw on Sunday had pretty girl pictures (albeit brunettes) like in the screen grab of bottom video; I think they are a crucial to getting the sound right!
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