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  1. 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: 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...
  5. 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

    Beanzy, Martin and David,

    It's folks like you that make the innerwebz great. Off to check out your recommendations.

    Thanks again!
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    Calabrese 'folk' tunes

    Spent an amazing afternoon this past Sunday with my friend's extended family, most of whom were born and raised in Calabria Italy. After much (much) home made wine and a feast, 2 "organettos" (sp?)...
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    1970s Kasuga on The Gear Page

    NFI

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/1970s-kasuga-f-style-custom-mandolin-burst-flame-finish-ohsc.1641980/
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    Re: Armrest kills tone?

    (the following nonsense was written by a guitarist who plays mandolin poorly)

    Adding an arm rest helped me greatly because I was picking at a weird angle; when my arm hits the rest my hand moves...
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    Mandolin Orange to tour Europe

    Heads up to youse guys (this is Jersey talk);

    http://www.mandolinorange.com/tour/

    Some very, very fine music is headed your way...
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    New Los Lobos track (mandolin content!)

    Cant say enough about this band, I am a huge fan to say the least.
    Here is a new track from upcoming album:
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  13. Re: Tomorrow's Challenge:Broken Headstock on Kentucky KM-550

    The story continues; I just bought this mandolin on ebay from David (aka badliver) who listed it while posting in this thread:


    Caveat emptor, indeed. Next mandolin I (can afford to) buy will be...
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    Re: Favorite Stage Banter

    More of a zinger than banter, and the genre is all wrong:

    "That concludes the musical portion of this evenings show."
    Jeff Beck at the end of his opening set...
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    Re: solid body electrics

    I have the MM; is there an better aftermarket bridge available? BTW, I attempted to play it yesterday with a slightly out of tune 12 string guitarist; I threw up in my mouth a little. He wouldn't...
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    Re: NPR Posts a Mandolin Orange Video

    I am still binge listening to them. Trying to get my daughters to watch some of the video on YT (in my on going quest to show two young girls that women can and do make music that doesn't require...
  17. Re: 22" scale length, electric something or another

    Don,

    You are very correct. Nut to 12th fret is 9.5", adding 9.5" to that puts me almost exactly where the bridge pup is, making the scale 19". Now that I see what an awful idea this is, I am truly...
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    Re: Fun with Paint it Black of Rolling Stones

    I love playing Dead Flowers so much, I feel like I am overplaying on it. I do everything but a heavy metal pick scrape on it!
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    Re: Rock, Folk-Rock, Roots, etc. Jam Tunes

    Hmm, no not yet, but I am sitting in with some guys later today. Do you try and cop the sitar sound (searches memory...was there a sitar...)? Great tune, I will call it at the session and see what...
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    Re: Levon Helm - Deep Elem Blues

    Since I had only just met her that night, I am unsure if she is always so quick to answer, but she said no.
    She may possibly be thinking it over; God knows whenever I see her, I do!
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    Re: In praise of a MIGHTY FINE MANDOLIN

    ATTENTION: The following message is from a guitar player, no actual mandolinists were involved.

    This just in: Epiphone MM30s made in Japan in the 70s had a SOLID TOP. To prove this, look very...
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    Re: The Band on Mandolin?

    Easily a top 3 band for me. Levon Helm was my first mandolin inspiration (actually a tie with Ry Cooder). Once or twice a year a try to play "When I Paint My Masterpiece" convincingly, and have yet...
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