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Andrew Reckhart
Feb-20-2004, 11:38am
I was just wondering how many members, if any, do not play the mandolin. Does anybody just like it enough to hang out around here?

mad dawg
Feb-20-2004, 11:59am
Do I qualify if I don't play mandolin well?

Feb-20-2004, 12:15pm
Do I qualify if I don't play mandolin well?
If so, a lot more of us would be replying!


Michael H Geimer
Feb-20-2004, 12:23pm
Surely there's some lost b@nj* player, aimlessly wandering the topics ... struggling with the mouse, trying to post the question, "Where the heck am I?"

Just kidding, of course. Happy Friday.

- Benig

Feb-20-2004, 12:48pm
At the risk of being banished from the community I must admit that I cannot play a note. My appreciation for a few select players and the beauty of the instrument led me to take a crack at building. I personally would rather spend my time learning to build than learning to play. I am here because there is no greater gathering of knowledgable folks, on the subject of mandolins, anywhere. I intend to rely on the srutiny of experienced players to help me evaluate the tone of the instruments I produce. I'm sure there are several other builders who don't play much themselves.

Michael H Geimer
Feb-20-2004, 12:54pm
Banish you!?! An bite the very hand that feeds us? Never. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Feb-20-2004, 12:56pm
LOL! Thanks, I appreciate that. But I'm a new builder and I promise you, you don't want to eat what I've got to feed you quite yet.

Feb-20-2004, 2:38pm
I visited often over a year or so before I got a mandolin, researching brands, types etc., then I joined up, so I had a phase where I was here, but not a player of the 8 stringed wonder.

Feb-20-2004, 3:19pm
I'm just an upright bass player, but I play in a bluegrass band & this is by far the best discussion group/message board for bluegrass info that I've found, regardless of the fact that it is a mandolin site.

I don't think I'll ever pick up the mandolin (knowing that it's "just like a bass…but backwards!" doesn't help) but I enjoy chatting with other musicians no matter what instrument they play. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Plus I always enjoy hearing someone preach the gospel according to St. Monroe! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif You don't hear that so often on rockabillybass.com!