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    Allen Tailpiece

    What exactly does a cast tailpiece accomplish as opposed to a stamped one? I think I read somewhere that they increase the sustain. Is that correct? I noticed on the Allens that they have only one...
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    Re: Another "Which One To Buy" Question

    Eric, you were speaking directly to ME. That is exactly the way I am. It's like the T-shirt says, I play the mandolin because I like to, not because I'm good at it.
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    Re: Is my new mando trash?

    KM150s are hard to beat in their price range or somewhat higher.
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    Re: On Line Lessons

    Are these prerecorded lessons like the tutorials on you tube? Thanks for all the answers so far.
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    On Line Lessons

    My wife gave me the go ahead to do on line lessons last night. I know absolutely nothing about them, so can you folks enlighten me about them? I think Mike Marshall would be a good one and have...
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    Another "Which One To Buy" Question

    I know this has been beaten to death many times, but, help a brother out. I'm in the market for a new mandolin, why I don't know, I just have a MAS itch that I have to scratch. The contenders are: ...
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    Re: New tune I wrote, "Red Winged Blackbird"

    Great job! How long have you been playing?
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    Re: Marty Stuart's ex-Loar?

    [QUOTE=Jeff Mando;1741743]30 million would probably buy the whole state of Mississippi and maybe Arkansas, too.........:)):grin::));):disbelief:

    Dude, I live in Arkansas and there is a lot of BIG...
  9. Thread: Key of Bb

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    Re: Key of Bb

    Man, after reading these posts, I'm beginning to understand theory a little. When I was playing music back in the day, our bass player when learning a song would always ask about an "alternate...
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    Re: Key of Bb

    I did google it and got that info plus more, but no mention of an "alternate" chord which is, I've been told a chord that is used along with or instead of one of the I, IV, V chords, l like maybe the...
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    Re: Arlo Guthrie Retirement

    He sounds like he's trying to make lemonade out of the lemons he's been handed. Great artist!
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    Key of Bb

    I know that in the Bb key, there is Bb, Eb, F. What other chords are in this key? What is considered the alternate chord?
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    Kentucky KM 1500

    Just opinions on one of these. I love Kentuckys, but never have had any experience with these. What is a decent price for one of these used? Thanks
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    Re: Kentucky komparison

    I have four Kentuckys. A KM150 that is a real winner, a KM171 which is a shot neck, black face, oval that is discontinued, a KM272 that has a very mellow tone, and my KM855 Bella Voce that is...
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    Re: Kentucky komparison

    I have a KM150 that I've had for sometime now and was really impress with the way it opened up. Not ever played or compared it to another A5 with f holes, but still love the way it sounds.
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    Re: We've said it before, we'll say it again.

    Some years ago I bought a Kentucky KM855 Bella Voce mando. Really didn't know what I was buying and didn't play well enough to really tell what it was capable of. I saw another F5, think it was a...
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    I don't know if mine is opening up or I'm becoming a better player. There is only one way for me to go, I couldn't get any worse. I do truly believe chopping sounds better since I've been playing...
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    Re: Kentucky KM1050 Or KM1500

    Thank you for the info. The 1050 is gone and I really don't want to spend that much on a 1500. When you look at it, I'm almost half way there on price of a Gibson F5 or some other high end mando. ...
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    Re: Kentucky KM1050 Or KM1500

    They are on line so unable to play them.
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    Kentucky KM1050 Or KM1500

    I have a chance to get either/or one of these. The 1500 is about $750 more than the 1050. Both are pristine, but the main difference is the 1500 was made in Japan. Which should I really be looking...
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    Re: Looking For An F5 Gibson

    I also have a Kentucky KM272, KM150, and a KM855 Bells Voce that I'll also let go if I have to. I also have a KM171 Blackface, but I really want to keep it, so if anyone can help me out here please...
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    Looking For An F5 Gibson

    After the divorce about 20 years ago. I ended up with a Gibson ES335 reissue dot neck guitar and a first generation Fender Eric Clapton signature Strat with Lace Sensor pick-ups. Both are in...
  23. Thread: Chop Chords

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    Chop Chords

    I've had a mandolin for years, but never really worked at it seriously. I'm trying to learn to chop and have a question. If a song has an A and an Am and A7 just for arguments sake can you use an A...
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    Re: The Kentucky

    Me, I have four of those rascals. I have a KM150 like everyone else which since it has opened up is a great mandolin with a great sound. Next is a KM171, which is out of production now. It is a...
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    The Kentucky

    Just curious as to who on here plays a Kentucky mandolin and which one? Description and pics would be nice.
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