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  1. Re: Right-handed fiddle player, left-handed mando player

    Funny topic, I have recently considered learning fiddle. I've played guitar left handed for 20 years and mandolin left handed for 6.

    But a left handed fiddle looks too odd to me. So I've debated...
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    Re: Your favorite mandolin tuning tips?

    If tuning strings relative to each other, start with a string that reduces the number of references.

    Ie do not start on G, then tune D from G 7th fret, A from D 7th fret, etc. This multiplies...
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    Re: Low profile arm rests

    Well if you never used one, you might want to try it first! :-D
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    Re: Low profile arm rests

    I bought a Cumberland and it did the trick. I really enjoy the Mclung but the angle from the arm rest to the bracket causes it to stick out more, even with a similar thickness of armrest. If that...
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    Low profile arm rests

    Hey Guys,

    I like having an arm rest, for comfort. Currently have a Mclung, which i like. But am looking for something lower profile.

    The Northfield looks like it'd do the trick, but they are...
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    Re: Speed: Missed Notes and feeling

    Great points!
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    Re: Speed: Missed Notes and feeling

    I should say, that while i don't prefer his musical direction, Thile is one for me that can convey the feeling, tone, and maintain dynamics at high tempo.
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    Speed: Missed Notes and feeling

    Hey Guys,

    Does anyone else feel bluegrass mandolin playing at high tempos, especially live, often has a large amount of missed notes and can lack "feeling".

    Generally I enjoy guitar, banjo,...
  9. Thread: Old Settlers

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    Re: Old Settlers

    Awesome, just sent you a direct message!
  10. Thread: Old Settlers

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    Old Settlers

    Anyone going/camping at Old Settlers this weekend?
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    Re: Ellis Through the Years

    I purchased it!

    Anyone want to buy a lefty D28, LSL bad bone, or Fender Princeton special edition?! :-D
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    Re: Ellis Through the Years

    Thank you so much for comments, I loved hearing the history.
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    Ellis Through the Years

    Hey Guys,

    I see there is a 2011 Lefty Ellis A5 Special in the classifieds. As a lefty player always looking for used left handed high end instruments, this is intriguing.

    I know Ellis'...
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    Re: New bluegrass fiddle tune jam along podcast

    Just listened to this podcast. Its a wonderful weekly motivator to refresh on some tunes, especially when jamming is difficult right now.

    Also, I'm not sure what your profession is, but you...
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    Re: Hill Country Stringworks

    I ordered a lefty ebony for my MT.

    LOVE IT. It is so much more comfortable to play, can't believe I waited so long.

    As a side note, I leave it on when putting the mandolin in the gold hardware...
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    Re: Houston park meetup

    Awesome, thanks Mark. I don't know many swing tunes, but will definitely check it out.
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    Houston park meetup

    Anyone interested in a socially distanced park jam in Houston?

    I know mostly old time tunes, but can pick some bluegrass songs, especially if I have the chords.
  18. Thread: HOUSTON Jams

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    Re: HOUSTON Jams

    I checked out the Buffalo Grille jam. There were a couple guitarist, a banjo, and a bass. I had a fussy baby with me, so couldn't stay long. From what I heard, it was more gospel oriented. The...
  19. Thread: HOUSTON Jams

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    Re: HOUSTON Jams

    Per the Hickory Hollow website, there are now Wednesday jams at their Fallbrook location. Has anyone been to it? Any comments on it vs the Buffalo Grille Wed jam? I'll probably head out to one...
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    Re: The Mandolins and Beer Podcast

    Nice! As a professional brewer, a hobby mandolinist, and podcast lover, this checks a lot of boxes!
  21. Thread: Ryman Blues

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    Re: Ryman Blues

    This is how young people enjoy concerts. If standing brings them into a bluegrass night, that is great for bluegrass. If the gals are tagging themselves on facebook at a bluegrass event, that is...
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    Re: My 1st jam session

    I grew up in Owosso and lived in Lansing for a number of years. There is a great weekly old time jam in East Lansing, called the Pretty Shakey String Band. They are very welcoming to newbs, like...
  23. Thread: Santa Fe

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    Santa Fe

    Hello,

    I will be in Santa Fe for 6 weeks starting after labor day. Just starting out on mandolin (long time guitar player). Does anyone have recommendations for mandolin lessons in the area? ...
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