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  1. Re: What's Your Favorite Instrumental-Mandolin Album?

    Norman Blake - Original Underground Music from the Mysterious South.
    Andy Statman - Flatbush Waltz
    Chris Thile- All those who wander are not lost
    Dve Appalon-Mandolin Virtuoso
    Jacob do Bandolin-...
  2. Re: What's Your Favorite Instrumental-Mandolin Album?

    I agree but it was originally titled Original Underground Music from the Mysterious South. When it was released as a CD they added a couple Nancy Blake sons and re titled it. It is beautiful I saw...
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    Re: Standing and Strapped Up!

    I play an F and most seem to tie the strap to the scroll. This always makes the mando neck heavy. Endpin to headstock will allow you to position however you want. It sjust sits in the corect position...
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    Re: Looking for Gary Tope

    He is on facebook. I have one of his mandos. It is a great instrument. It was at Elderly. Sounded better than anything else on the wall including a couple Collings, Northfields, a Bluet and a few...
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    Re: Frederick Maryland?

    There is a good Bluegrass Jam in Waynesboro PA on Fridays. (30 min from Frederick) at the Beck and Benedict Hardware store. On Thursdays, In Shepardstown, WV (40 min from Frederick) has an Old Time...
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    Re: Cool mandolin T shirts

    I hope this link works, The Mandocrutian igest sold T-Shirts form The Mystic Order of the Mandocrian" It is a great shirt. My mom put the screening in a quilt for me. Burgendy /brown mando w/ gold...
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    Re: Wheel Hoss on a 1923 LL

    Heard Tony play some Charlie Parker at a mandolin convention. A truly great player. I hope he recorded it somewhere. It was remarkably arranged for solo mando. You could tell he had spent some time...
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    Civil War Era mandolins.

    Living near the Antietam Battlefield allows for many opportunities for reenacting. I was wondering, what were the predominant mandolin styles during the civil war. Certianly there must have been bowl...
  9. Thread: F5L vs A5L

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    Re: F5L vs A5L

    I know any two "identical" instruments will sound different. To refine the question, Is there any reason an A5L would not be as good a Bluegrass mando as an F5L? My understanding is that they have...
  10. Thread: F5L vs A5L

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    F5L vs A5L

    Is there a difference in sound?
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    Re: memorable mandola tone

    I was at TMS this summer. I played all the mandolas (3 or 4) but the Sorenson was spectacular. It does not have a traditional look but it played and sounded best of the bunch. I believe there was a...
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    Tailpieces what types?

    Does changing to a cast tailpiece affect the sound? Mine currently has a standard stamped steel tailpiece w/ engraved cover.
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    Re: Any Buckeye mandolin fans out there?

    I have seen and heard the re simmers Buckeye. A Beautiful instrument with the woodiest bark I have ever heard on a mando. Exceptional volume as well. If "banjo killer" were in the dictionary, it...
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    Re: Cheap Mandocellos?

    I had a 12 string guitar converted. Decent solid top 12 strings are usually available at pawn shops around here for about $100-$150. It sounds great. Really great. I was pleasantly shocked. It cost...
  15. How do I get a pro finish without building a spray booth?

    My son and I are about to begin an electric guitar kit. I do not have access to a spray booth to finish it. It is an inexpensive kit so I do not expect spectacular grain (basswood body). He wants it...
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    Re: KM 1000 cut off fretboard extension ???

    I had mine scooped. It solved the problem and retained the look. I do not like the look of the Sam Bush model. Same thing for the Weber Yellowstone. If not scooped then consider an alteration like on...
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    Re: Weber Bitterroot or Gibson F9??

    A couple Bitterroots are at the local BG Jam. They are both very nice. Of course there is no substitution for a direct comparison but the Bitteroots are better looking (IMO) and they sound great too....
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    Re: Rest strokes

    I was trained by Herman Von Bernewitz in the classical tradition. The Branzoli method book does not use crosspicking at all. Rather than crosspick, you would use 3 down strokes. I realized that this...
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    Mandocello string spacing

    What is the proper/standard string spacing for mandocello strings at the nut and bridge? I am converting a 12 string guitar to a mandocello.
  20. Thread: Mandocellos

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    Re: Mandocello's

    I will have to try a capo. In some common keys (C, F) mandocello is awesome but in D or A it is a beast. It functions nicely as a bass but I find my mando mind is often too busy to play a good bass...
  21. Re: Where are all the vintage Kentucky madolins?

    Is 45 years the official age where vintage begins? Honestly, I never thought about it. In MD, cars are historic at 25 years.
  22. Re: Where are all the vintage Kentucky madolins?

    Most of the Japan era Kentucky KM-1000's sell from $1500-$2000 and the 1500's for a little more. I have only seen about 5 of them for sale here and on e-bay in the last 3 yrs or so. I do not know how...
  23. Re: Where are all the vintage Kentucky madolins?

    I bought my KM 1000 in 1986 at a guitar shop for $500. The shop owner told me a GI bought it while he was in Japan. As near as I can tell it's a late '79 or early '80 model. (The serial numbers are...
  24. Re: I'm Shocked by How People Hold Their Mandolins

    I have my strap over my shoulder and neck connected to the headstock. It stays in position even with no hands. I assumed all those who attach to the scroll do it because Bill Monroe did it or because...
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    Re: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

    Thanks for the arrangement. I have always loved this piece. I hope to have it ready for performance at the CMSA convention in Baltimore.
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