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  1. NMD - impulse purchase, and an F style to boot

    With both our anniversary and my birthday coming up, and having my wife's approval, had started looking more seriously for my first F style mandolin. Was thinking would wait longer when this one...
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    Re: Eastman MD815/V in classifieds

    +1 on the 815v for great tone and volume. Whenever I'm warming up when playing out or at a jam, musicians come up and start asking about it.
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    Gibson Opry Mills Facility

    This morning while looking for something else I bumped into these pictures taken by Richard Johnston in a visit to Gibson's Opry Mills facility back in 2000. It's no longer there but it was a fun...
  4. Re: Unexpected things/benefits about playing mandolin

    I have discovered so much new music, met a whole bunch of local like minded folks, made new friends, and overall enriched my life by picking up the mandolin.
  5. Re: Unexpected things/benefits about playing mandolin

    I first saw my wife at a jam at Wintergrass that I got invited to as I was walking past the registration desk. Talk about unexpected! Can't be any better than that:)
  6. Re: mandolin orange-Unknown Legend (Neil Young cover)....WOW

    They are big fans of Neil. They have covered "Cowgirl In The Sand" for a long time, both as a duo and with the band.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCVNIPVLfZo
  7. Re: Unexpected things/benefits about playing mandolin

    I met some cool people and heard some great music as a result of playing the mandolin, but the biggest surprise is that it made me a better musician in general.
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    Eastman 805 Review

    Heya, Folks!

    Good news.... I recently acquired an Eastman 805, and let me say, Iím very impressed with the value of this mandolin. Although I expected it to be a good mandolin in terms of action...
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    Re: Sight read tab?

    If you want to do sight read playing in time, I’d suggest standard notation. Tablature, for me, is useful for use in the practice room, and nowhere else. I use standard notation when sight reading,...
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    Once in a Lifetime Mandolin Find

    Some weeks ago I happened to snag a 1929 Martin Style 20 which had been floating around GCs in the NYC area for some time. After the price had been greatly reduced, I decided to bite and take a...
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    Re: First song to learn on mandolin

    Eruption
    Giant Steps :disbelief:
    Ornithology
    Peaches in Regalia
    The Claw
    Limerock :crying:
    Wild Thing

    (just goofin' on you!) :))
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    I'm with Em. I wouldn't appreciate a discussion of my personality or behaviour on the Forum. If anyone's unhappy with things I say, I'd hope they'd either address me personally, perhaps through a PM...
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    Eric,
    I was a bit surprised by your comment. I have found this to be one of the most civil message boards that I use. It most cases the few personal attacks or political posts that pop up are...
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    At least he didn’t take up the banjo.
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    Hidden History Of Music Row - new book

    Here's a new book just published. Doesn't really hit a mandolin sweet spot but looks interesting and most definitely worth sharing so doing so pretty much as the news release arrived in my inbox.
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    Re: Question on Manzanita album

    David Grisman is on mandolin on 3 tracks, Blackberry Blossom, Nine Pound Hammer and Stoney Point. Ricky Skaggs on mandolin on 2 tracks, Midnight on the Stormy Deep and Home from the Forest. Sam Bush...
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    Re: Chop Chords

    What you may do is use a 1/5 on the G and D strings and imply a major or minor chord. But as stated above for the full chop four or three tone chord no ... an A major won't work over an A minor....
  18. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Muleskinner;

    "A potpourri of bluegrass jam."
  19. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Anything Andrew Marlin plays on, but especially Mandolin Orange's 'Such Jubilee' album, and Andrew's solo effort 'Buried In A Cape'

    Also, Sam Bush on any Doc Watson recording, especially 'Ridin...
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    I think we need to focus our attention not so much on 'country of origin' as 'quality of shop origin.' Northfield's shop in China employs skilled luthiers and craftsmen to build instruments. It is...
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    Go do some homework first and stop trolling.
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    No

    Beware stereotypes
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    Norwegian Wood
    Iíve Just Seen a Face
    Ripple
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    I hate to say it, but it doesn't seem to have much to do with skill or ability. I find if I sing a song about being rowdy, drinkin' (too much) or partaking in other less than legal substances -- the...
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    Re: A chord without muting A string

    Just keep trying, maybe work on it for a few minutes each day and it will come. Itís not like itís going to be perfect when you first do it, youll find a way to fret with the tip of your index (most...
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