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  1. Re: Today in Mandolin History - August 5, 1890, Lawrence, KS Jour

    All hail August 5! If we could go back in time we'd share some music with these folks. Guessing likker may have been involved! This would have occurred less than an mile from Cafe headquarters, maybe...
  2. Re: Elixir Official Notice Mandolin strings discontinued

    Used to use them, but didn't like the way the fuzzed as they got worn. Went to GHS silk and bronze for a while, now their Pure Nickel. They last a long time and don't get fuzzy as they age.
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    Re: Best On-Instrument Mic

    Re: Bartlett mics:

    Since a few of you have mentioned them, I have one a got several years ago for my acoustic guitar and was very happy with it. Would it work well on my mandolin? Or would I...
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    "The Tree"

    Presumably everybody who builds instruments knows about "The Tree." This is a rather good article on the subject: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-legend-of-the-music-tree-180979792/
  5. Re: What Pickup/Pre-amp pedal are you currently using?

    K&K with a RedEye. My RedEye uses a battery for the times there is not phantom. I thought they all had a battery,. You have to unscrew it to change the battery, there is no battery box that is...
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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    Well, now, there was a time capsule! From the opening number, Rufus Thomas "Walking the Dog" backed by The Bar-Kays to the closer by Mississippi Fred McDowell (and the Bar-Kays playing ""Let The...
  7. Thread: B7b9

    by Don Stiernberg
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    Re: B7b9

    assuming the B7b9 leads to the Em as in Autumn Leaves, that voicing that is effectively a diminished chord is what you want. Alan's voicing puts the b9 pitch on the bottom. Remember that the...
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    Re: Powerful A models in the 5K range

    Looks great, signed by one of the best, Waverly and James are good QoL upgrades. A lot to love. Enjoy!
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    Re: Miller Brothers Bluegrass

    Yes it is cool, it was a surprise to my step dad, it would have been better if his brothers were here with him.
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    Re: Really good tremelo exercises?

    What I have tried to do is practice tremolo exercises trying to get it smooth and sounding decent, especially with double stops, and play it in songs to get a good clean transition from tremolo to...
  11. Re: What song, Album, Musician changed your perspective on music?

    Oh yes. Pick 'n Strum was another hang out. I think we went to these places to have the opportunity to play expensive instruments that we could not afford. Also we got tips on interesting tunes to...
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    In memory of Tony Williams

    From time to time we receive notes such as what follows and this one seemed appropriate to share after some discussion with the individual that contacted us and we do so with their permission. I did...
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    Re: Sierra Hull- tone tips video

    She uses a LR Baggs Radius. I have one that I run through a preamp/eq device with my Weber. Works great but is a bit "thumpy".
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    Re: Sierra Hull- tone tips video

    She uses a Radius pickup. I started with a BC 60, didn't like it so went to a 50, 40, 35. and now use a Wegen TF100 (that I thinned down). To my ear the BC picks are dead sounding on my G string,...
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    Sierra Hull- tone tips video

    Hello friends,

    I came across this on YT today. Simple advice from one of the best! Enjoy :)

    https://youtu.be/-tCoGGcsi0I
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    Re: "Accapella App" type video software?

    You can do that in iMovie on the Mac. Not sure about iOS. Here's one I did. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2Y3gsr0ZZQ Larry sent me a video leaving a place for me to play. I played along to his...
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    Article on Chief O誰eil

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/history/ct-opinion-flashback-chief-oneill-irish-music-20200918-pxualytarfah7bvbzmhmoqpwtq-story.html

    Not mandolin specific but a good article about Chief O誰eil in...
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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    I suspect that they all use the same chip. It is the display and clamping that varies. BTW, none of the clip on tuners are really strobe tuners. If you want real accuracy a real strobe is the way...
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    Re: 5 string in jazz combo question

    in my experience on the 5-string electric, I'll usually "comp"(grab chords for accompaniment) in the mandola range of the five, lower four C-G-D-A. i've heard my friend and electric mando hero Paul...
  20. Re: Homer and Jethro's It Ain't Necessarily Square

    On "It Ain't Necessarily Square" Jethro plays electric guitar, pretty sure a hollow body Gibson of some kind, ES175 or such like. On those tunes he's playing a lot of single note lines, so when you...
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    Criss-Cross/Thelonious Monk

    This tune really sits well on the mandolin...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LvGuyC3BZI
  22. Re: (Godin A8) Making my mandolin look more ethnic

    Or give it a few cigarette burns and pour a frappe over it? Maybe laminate a very thin layer of olive wood over the top?
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    Ryder 10-string conversion

    Enjoying 10-string so much I never played my Ryder, so I converted it to 10-string. It has a sweet tone from the combination of mahogany body with maple overlay, and the bolt-on maple neck.
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    Re: The Don Stiernberg Interview

    Hello again friends,

    In the words of the great comedian Martin Short..."thanks for remembering.."

    I hope it's ok, a few update items....
    Everyone has changed...
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    Blues, Stomps, & Rags #30

    Edward Lee "Ted" Hawkins (1894-1985) -- or was it Ezra "Ted" Hawkins? -- was an excellent mandolin player from Atlanta, Georgia. Besides mandolin, he played fiddle, banjo, and guitar. Hawkins was a...
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