Re: Mas: Rm-1
No! Don't do it.... Oh.... too late!
I play in Irish/Scottish and Old Time sessions with mine. Because it's an inherently loud instrument I can play softly which brings out the sweet tone and allows more subtlety of expression, and I haven't had a problem with anybody so far.
One caveat: these things are loud. I was playing one at Mandolin Brothers and not exactly wailing away and they told me to play more quietly. Tone is pretty sweet tho. I wonder tho in an old time jam whether someone will get truly annoyed.
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