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    Re: Strings Question

    I really like Elixir nano web strings on both my guitar and mandolins. Don't know if they make a light gauge. They seem to last a really long time.
  2. Re: Ryman Auditorium, february 11, 1995, Bill, Emmylou, Sam

    Bill Sam and Emmylou............it don't get no better than that.
  3. Re: Have y'all known this all along? (re: upstrokes)

    I think Keith has it right, it's the natural thing that happens. Don't over think this stuff, it'll drive you crazy............I speak from experience......
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    Re: DO I need a better mandolin?

    The real question is "Do I want another mandolin".
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    Re: Ry Cooder 1970 mandolin video

    Thanks, that was pretty cool.
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    Re: What is a method?

    Don't we have some great moderators on this site. Some pretty good members too. Thanks to all for giving me a nice daily dose of this stuff.
  7. Re: NMD: I just bought this from the Mandolin Store...

    I hope the hat and T shirt fit.
  8. Re: Darren Nicholson on obtaining his Lloyd Loar F-5

    It doesn't get much better than this. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Cooooooooooooool.
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    Fiddle tunes translate well to the mandolin and it gives us a chance to show our chops.
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    Re: New to Mandolin...What next?

    Jack Tottle's "Bluegrass Mandolin" really helped me. Also, learning some simple fiddle tunes or melodies like Old Joe Clark, Wildwood Flower, etc. Another great resource for bluegrass mandolin is...
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    Re: Harwood mandolins and guitars

    I wonder if you can cut a small piece of brass that you can glue or screw into the wood. I don't know how to draw one but.....______| then the hook on top of the vertical line. Good luck..
  12. Thread: New Guy

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    Re: New Guy

    Welcome, Monroefan. You have joined a site that has great, I mean great information, knowledgeable folks and some humor. Our world is wild and wacky, but beware of MAS. Good luck
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    Re: Monroe Style Mandolin Question

    Mike Compton is a great resource for Monroe's style. He holds camps periodically. Check him out.
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    Re: Best Beginner Mandolin on a Budget?

    When I started mandolin I bought just what I could afford knowing I'd probably want to upgrade in the future. I did and don't regret starting with a real cheapo. Good luck and happy pickin'.
  15. Re: Holding on to your personal Holy Grail mandolin

    I found my holy grail in 1994 when I was fortunate enough to have Randy Wood make me an F 5. No more MAS.
  16. Re: Whiskey Before Breakfast at Black Moshannon

    Very nice. I know John's reputation and that mandolin lives up to it. Thanks Kevin.
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    Re: How to “woodshed”

    This may sound trite but to me it's the old saying....How do you get to Carnegie Hall? PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. Good luck and happy fishin' and pickin'.
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    Re: Yay or nay to a strap button

    Nope, thread the strap under the strings just above the nut.
  19. Re: How does it work when people are playing together?

    The answer is yes.
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    Re: Favorite stand?

    I use Pro Line stands for my mandos and guitar. They are solid and I've had absolutely no problems with them.
  21. Thread: I'm stumped

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    Re: I'm stumped

    Have you tried looking up the tab on the internet? I, at times, have found it helpful. Good luck.
  22. Re: Trem got you stymied? Let your fingers do the cranking!

    Someone had waaaaaaaaaay toooooooooo much time on their hands.
  23. Thread: Pick Boxes

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    Re: Pick Boxes

    A friend made me a small thing like a change purse to keep my picks in. Fits easily in the case pocket.
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    Re: First Mandolin

    This thread, once again, shows the knowledge and helpfulness of Cafe members. Thanks to all.
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    Re: New one to me

    Now that's different.
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