Search:

Type: Posts; User: dhergert

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,119

    Re: Have you ever seen anything like this?

    Looks like an extended armrest and/or palm rest to me. And yes, it has to affect tone, but volume may be unaffected; like with suspended pick guards, the sound gets out, albeit perhaps with some...
  2. Thread: Vintage?

    by dhergert
    Replies
    77
    Views
    3,485

    Re: Vintage?

    Isn't that the indoor stadium in the midwest where they play checkers tournaments?

    :cool:
  3. Re: Alternative to Tone-Gard for a Gold Tone Octave Mandolin

    I think this depends on who you're around. In circles I jam with, I see a number of these on guitars.

    To the OP though, have you submitted your Gold Tone OM's dimensions to anyone for...
  4. Thread: Vintage?

    by dhergert
    Replies
    77
    Views
    3,485

    Re: Vintage?

    Earl had seen and heard Don Reno playing the Granada and wanted it before Don went into the service; it had previously been owned by Fisher Hendley and Snuffy Jenkins, so Earl knew this instrument...
  5. Thread: Vintage?

    by dhergert
    Replies
    77
    Views
    3,485

    Re: Vintage?

    Worth mentioning...

    Bill Monroe bought his 1923 signed Loar in the early 1940s, when it was around 20 years old.

    Earl Scruggs traded for his 1930 Granada in around 1949, when it was around 20...
  6. Replies
    17
    Views
    912

    Re: Playing with three fingers

    I use 3 finger chords just about all the time, mostly an index barre over courses 1, 2 and 3, with the middle and ring fingers alternating back and forth, covering the chord notes not provided by the...
  7. Re: Do you take your best or most valuable mandolin to gigs?

    Our minimum is at 62°F. If I'm playing banjo (which I usually am with this band) I can't get my blown out knees and my arthritic fingers working fast enough if it's any colder. We do have 2 Buddy...
  8. Re: Do you take your best or most valuable mandolin to gigs?

    I take my best to gigs as well as jams -- it is my main playing mandolin. I have a pretty decent backup mandolin that I'll use for riskier weather, venue or travel situations, and I'm glad to have...
  9. Thread: Bakersfield?

    by dhergert
    Replies
    4
    Views
    963

    Re: Bakersfield?

    Early on my wife and I decided not to go to any indoor festivals until post-pandemic. I know a few people who have cancelled their Great 48/Bakersfield reservations due to the recent variant...
  10. Re: Dawgtone late 90s, where does it come from?

    My wife and I love Dawg's Christmas album... Some great very traditional, as well as some really off-the-wall seasonal music. He and his chosen recording accompanists were a big part of the...
  11. Re: Dawgtone late 90s, where does it come from?

    Ok, that's probably his Loar then...

    Not that his Loar couldn't produce unique tone too, but it could also be his touch, as you've suggested a possibility.

    Or, it could also be his mic and...
  12. Re: Dawgtone late 90s, where does it come from?

    I haven't seen or heard this recording, but is it possible he's using Giacomel mandolins (or and/or mandola) by this time? I would imagine they produce a unique tone.


    (FWIW, David Grisman is...
  13. Replies
    13
    Views
    798

    Re: Can you use a Tone-Gard with an armrest?

    Yes!

    198456
  14. Replies
    208
    Views
    10,302

    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    :popcorn:

    (I've just deleted a potential response; everyone else is saying it more gently and tastefully than I could. I love this community. Thank you!)
  15. Replies
    208
    Views
    10,302

    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    True, it is kinda funny.

    If the OP had not included "(mainly) Bluegrass" in the question, it might have been easier for me to just say no.

    As it is, I can definitely say "Maybe". :cool:
  16. Replies
    208
    Views
    10,302

    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    This is a really hard question for someone who doesn't exclusively play one genre.

    So, I'm going to make my answer clear, but it will be really hard to analyze for statistics.

    Note: If the...
  17. Thread: Bakersfield?

    by dhergert
    Replies
    4
    Views
    963

    Re: Bakersfield?

    For those interested, the Great 48 in Bakersfield is still on schedule at least as of today.

    California Bluegrass Association has announced it's a go, with some schedule changes and with...
  18. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,223

    Re: Tips for chording with a hard(ish) pick?

    An old banjo trick to keep your fimgerpicks on. Lick the contact area of your picking fingers.

    I use Fender Heavy flatpicks. Works for me.
  19. Re: I have MAS and check the classified hourly…

    Hi, my name is Don and it has been 3 months since my last Mandolin Cafe Classified hit.

    Before that it was about 3 years. But with both my birthday and Christmas coming, I just had to look.

    I...
  20. Re: buzzing - truss rod, setup, or fret leveling?

    I'm not a luthier, but as an early start to answers, here are some things to consider that our luthier folks can probably provide more information about...

    Has the mandolin been stored un-played...
  21. Replies
    35
    Views
    3,666

    Re: Best prices Gibson F5

    Hmmm, actually the OP sort of opened the door for more than exactly "Gibson F5" models with mention of "Flatiron/ Bradbury etc".

    And, since Gibson builders themselves have discussed the F-9 in...
  22. Replies
    35
    Views
    3,666

    Re: Best prices Gibson F5

    We all have strong opinions and are somewhat obsessed about mandolins, or we wouldn't be here... Looks to me like the intensity of the discussion may have frightened the OP away. Sorry if that's...
  23. Replies
    13
    Views
    898

    Re: trouble strumming

    Chop chords are very percussive on F and A style mandolins and provide a good rhythm background. They are often played "muted" instead of fully pressed down to the frets, which emphasizes the...
  24. Replies
    13
    Views
    898

    Re: trouble strumming

    All the existing posts provide good pointers.

    I use barre chord patterns almost all the time, but I use a non-standard tuning on the mandolin which lends itself more to barre chord work; the...
  25. Replies
    416
    Views
    143,068

    Re: Post a picture of your band!!

    Sweet Tidings Gospel Jam

    198249
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4