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  1. Thread: Pandemic Reading

    by Lucas
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    Re: Pandemic Reading

    Bill:

    Do you like Ricky Skaggs? I am currently reading his autobiography "Kentucky Traveler". It's a bit of a history book too because he talks about the time he got to perform with Bill...
  2. Re: Ralph Stanley & Clinch Mountain Boys - GREAT 1972 video

    Thanks for sharing this video. I am in the process of reading Ricky Skagg's biography. He described his mandolin as an A-5 Florentine Gibson. It doesn't have a pick guard, so I'm not so sure it is...
  3. Re: Musiccompo in Hong Kong Carbon Fiber mandolin cases

    Their prices look very good for carbon fiber. It would be interesting to see one in person. Please keep us informed. Thanks.
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    Re: Another audio file..

    Lovely tune. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Re: FedEx — wow — can’t follow directions; fakes receipt signatur

    I know that due to covid-19, Fedex has a no signature policy in order to avoid contact. But I don't understand why they signed your name. Maybe the drivers were instructed to do so?
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    Re: Setup, Setup, Setup!

    The MT-O and the MT have different nut widths. One is 1 1/8" and the other is 1 3/16". So is this technically really a setup problem?
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    Re: Another source for Backup Tracks

    Another Strum Machine user here as well. Originally I was reluctant to pay $5 a month but once I took the plunge I have no regrets.
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    Re: Looking for Biographies about Mandolin players

    Ricky Skaggs has an autobiography. I haven't read it yet but I am itching to get it.
  9. Thread: Price Tag

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    Re: Price Tag

    In my case, my decision was based on the geographically location of the builder. I chose a builder who was within reasonable driving distance in case I had to take my mandolin back to his shop for...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Fred: That was a lot of fun! I enjoyed it. Thanks for bringing some holiday cheer.
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    Re: How to Set Up a Mandolin -Rob Meldrum

    Rob: I received my copy of the eBook today. It is quite comprehensive. Much appreciated. Thanks!
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    Re: New Pava = 2 New Songs 2 Me

    Very nice Frank. What backing track app are you using?
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    That was great Frank. Played it with great sensitivity and feeling.
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    Re: Me and Bobby McGee

    Great job Corban! I loved it!
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    Re: “It’s Now or Never” Saturday Jam

    Great job Songbird. I was hoping you would do more tremelo action, as in the original Elvis recording, but nevertheless it still sounded great!
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    Re: Builder or Company

    I've had 3 instruments commissioned. I find the entire process of selecting the woods, choosing the different options, designing the inlay, etc, very exciting and enjoyable. I find it amazing how...
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    Re: Help..problem with strap and looking for ideas.

    Hi Wayne:

    Almost the same exact thing happened to me, so I know how you feel. There are many solutions out there but the cheapest and secure system that I found was the D'addario strap lock.
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    Re: Lessons/Jamming in CT?

    This might help:
    http://folknotes.org/branfordfolk/branfordfolk_listings.htm
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    Re: Strategies for learning without teachers?

    Round2:

    I agree with everyone. With your past musical background, I wouldn't consider you to be a novice. Transition from violin to mandolin is quite easy. I also second the suggestion about...
  20. Thread: NMD Kelley A5

    by Lucas
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    Re: NMD Kelley A5

    Congratulations! I'm glad to hear you made the right choice.
  21. Re: If money was no object, and perfect bluegrass tone was only g

    Congratulations on selecting a Skip Kelley. Please let us know how you like it.
  22. Thread: Why Mandolin?

    by Lucas
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    In my jam group, I play acoustic guitar, dobro, bass, and fiddle, so I thought it would be fun to add another bluegrass instrument to my arsenal. I had a choice between mandolin or banjo. I chose...
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    Hi Devin: don't second guess yourself. If you feel you have a keeper, then that's your answer. However, once you gain more experience and your playing has reached a higher level, then go out and...
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    Re: Help me narrow down my search

    I second the idea of taking a road trip to Nashville. But you may need to call ahead and make an appointment due to the pandemic. I visited Nashville on a business trip a few weeks ago and tried to...
  25. Re: Long term planning for 1st mandolin and uke GDAE in the meant

    Hi cunparis:

    Thanks for the clarification. I can easily play B on the A string followed by G# on the D string, no problem, and I don't have large hands or long fingers. Even with anchoring. The...
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