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  1. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    My main instrument is a Red Diamond model A with a very thin neck profile. I recently purchased a different mandolin which has a wider and rounder neck profile, and I notice that after playing the...
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    Re: New Andrew Marlin Album

    Yeah, both of his new instrumental albums are wonderful. I have been a big Mandolin Orange fan for years.
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    This was a great review! I read it in the physical copy. I was lucky enough to be able to play this mandolin too, and it is as great sounding as described.
  4. Re: Music, not coding, makes for smarter kids

    I am also a programmer and a musician, and I have used the example of standard notation vs tabs to explain varying levels of abstraction before! Now if I could get my fingers to move as fluidly on...
  5. Re: Is there a reason for the fretboard extension into the soundh

    It looks kinda cool? I think that is about it. Totally possible there are players that make use of them somehow, though.

    I have heard stories of folks cutting them off of their mandolins!*

    *I...
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

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    Here is one of the recent Kimbles!
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    I was lucky enough to acquire one of Will's two points in the most recent batch. It's blonde-ish, with beautiful dark binding, and it sounds phenomenal.
  8. Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    For what its worth, I think Blackberry Blossom is a tune that works really well both at higher speeds and slower speeds.

    I think a lot of the unease with playing fast is needing to getting used...
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    Re: 97 Nugget at Music Emporium

    YES! thank you. Beautiful mandolin and tune.
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    Re: 97 Nugget at Music Emporium

    What tune is he playing? It is on the tip of my brain but I can't recall it
  11. Re: Looking for Biographies about Mandolin players

    Not necessarily about a mandolin player, but Bluegrass Generation by Neal Rosenberg is a wonderful account of Bean Blossom (and Monroe) in the 60s.
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    Re: Another source for Backup Tracks

    Another satisfied Strum Machine user here!
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    Re: Sierra Hull on Steven Colbert

    Tim O'Brian isn't wearing that awesome shirt this time, unfortunately.
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    Re: Going backwards

    This is definitely a common problem. I have found it will happen when I have been learning and practicing a particular tune for a period of time. I agree with the poster who said that finding...
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    Re: New Peghead Nation web site

    This is awesome!
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    Re: Tortoise shell pick alternative

    huh, I had no idea that tortoise shell pics were a thing until this thread
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    Re: Builder or Company

    I second Weber, they make solid mandolins in that price range.

    What is a Colorado style mandolin?
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    forgive the cliche, but pics?!
  19. 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.
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    Re: Ok, who dunnit?

    I love that not only did multiple folks see the Gil and think about it, but the person who did saw this post. What a community.
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    Re: Sierra Hull has a Patreon!

    This is absolutely not the circumstances I would have wished for this to happen under, but with covid there are suddenly so many more resources for folks learning instruments. Between patreon pages...
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    Re: Andrew Collins Zoom Series

    Here is some more information, including a link to the facebook page to register, https://bluegrasstoday.com/andrew-collins-isolationist-guide-to-mandolin/

    Its been wonderful, I have only missed...
  23. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    Happy to see some nice discourse on this topic. More diversity in who is playing the mandolin will only make the music more interesting.
  24. Re: Play with backup tracks, sing with mp3s. Looking for new sour

    This is a great resource, and the developer is constantly making updates. Well worth the money.

    Note: I am not affiliated with strum machine, just a fan and daily user.
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    Re: Right hand wrist position

    Thanks for the advice Mark, I will definitely take it to heart. I think I may have psyched myself out a bit, I admit.

    And Bill, I also like that, I certainly don't need any more trauma in these...
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