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jambalaya
Nov-20-2013, 11:20pm
so i got this mando about 3 weeks ago and haven't window shopped since. i'll post a few vids here of it played in different ways. i wonder if any of you will guess what it is.

rights of man
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152476771579968&l=2648859468269344908

a minor excursion
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152476863884968&l=7499358844281151065

peaches
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152476796804968&l=1060944597200831325

jambalaya
Nov-20-2013, 11:23pm
not sure why i couldn't get the vids to post. those are the links.
here's one more.
blue slides
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152476908544968&l=1174981500766926319

Kerry Krishna
Nov-21-2013, 5:11am
Well done on Rights Of A Man. It constantly amazes me how many versions of a single song can be out there. I have been playing this since I heard the Gordon Lightfoot version all those years ago. It is a song that stands the test of time.
Thanks for posting. What kind of Mandolin is it? It sounds great!

jambalaya
Nov-21-2013, 8:23am
it's a gold tone gm60. i took a ca bridge off of it that had been installed improperly and replaced it with the original bridge and i couldn't be happier. i like the french satin finish way more than the nitrocellulose on my lm 400. it's way brighter and more responsive.
I am curious if the difference in the finish affects the sound like that across the board or if it's just this particular mando.

cayuga red
Nov-21-2013, 12:31pm
it's a gold tone gm60. i took a ca bridge off of it that had been installed improperly and replaced it with the original bridge and i couldn't be happier. i like the french satin finish way more than the nitrocellulose on my lm 400. it's way brighter and more responsive.
I am curious if the difference in the finish affects the sound like that across the board or if it's just this particular mando.

Gold Tone makes a fine mandolin. Play yours in good health!

jambalaya
Dec-21-2013, 7:47pm
blackberry blossom. it might not be perfect, but it sure was fun. i've replaced the bridge with another c.a. bridge that i sanded and fitted myself.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152561275094968&set=vb.717719967&type=2&theater

Philphool
Dec-22-2013, 12:05am
Good job. That's the perfect tempo for BBB IMO. Some play it at twice that tempo and the beauty of the tune just disappears.

Markelberry
Dec-29-2013, 5:28pm
good stuff!!
:mandosmiley:

Minorkey
Jan-04-2014, 2:52pm
Beautiful playing!

MaggieMae
Jan-04-2014, 6:17pm
Wow! Rights of Man was amazing, and I love your song "Peaches". Good stuff.

jambalaya
Jan-07-2014, 6:43pm
I'm still really happy with this mando. At this point all the tonal flaws are caused by good ol' user error. At the end of the day that's what makes a good instrument. If you play it right, it sounds right.
Here's just a couple more.

land's end by tim o'brien. i learned this one off of the cafe tab
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=446194872174769

and for something completely different, can you get to that by funkadelic. who says you can't play funk on mandolin?
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=446201595507430

JLeather
Jan-07-2014, 6:52pm
Hate to break it to you, but there is no "cure" for MAS. Only temporary treatments. Enjoy the mando, though!

jambalaya
Jan-07-2014, 7:11pm
please don't tell my wife that. Really though, this one speaks to me in a way only a couple instruments have and though i've only been playing mando for a couple years, i've been playing music for over 20. i'm not saying one won't catch my eye, but i'm a player, not a collector.i just want one to do what it's supposed to do. not that i haven't managed to collect quite a few toys over the years