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    Re: Wide neck Mandolins ?

    I've been playing guitar for years and wanted to get into mandolin playing. I have large hands, and every time I'd try to play one, it felt way too uncomfortable, so I know exactly what you're going...
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    Light vs. Medium vs. Heavy Picks

    Just wanted to get some feedback from other players as far as what feels, sounds, and plays well when deciding on what plectrum to use. I realize this is mostly based on personal preference, but I...
  3. Re: W S Jackson Mandolins - South Bend, Indiana

    Good to know for next time, thanks Jim!
  4. Need help finding info on custom mandolin

    I bought a mandolin crafted by a luthier by the name of WS Jackson from South Bend, Indiana. It was purchased in Marietta, GA at Atlanta Vintage Guitars and has a label with his name and the year he...
  5. Re: W S Jackson Mandolins - South Bend, Indiana

    Yeah it's pretty sick, nothing I've ever seen on any other instrument.
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  7. Re: W S Jackson Mandolins - South Bend, Indiana

    Yes that's where I got it. Once I figure out how to get pics posted I'll reply.
  8. Re: W S Jacksom Mandolins - South Bend, Indiana

    How do I post pics? I can't find any options to upload them from my phone.
  9. Different picks for different instruments

    As a 30 year guitar player, I've been using standard shape .88 picks which are on the heavy side. I just started playing mandolin and switched to large triangular Dunlop Tortex lighter picks at .60...
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    Economy or alternate picking

    I've been using economy picking with my guitars for years. Since I'm new to mandolins, is there a preferred picking style? Most of the guitar forums say there's really no right or wrong method as far...
  11. Re: Does mandolin improve guitar technique

    That's awesome, glad to hear that! I've only been playing mandolin for 2 weeks, so as far is my flatpicking, it's too early for me to tell. One thing I have started noticing is my fret hand on the...
  12. Re: Does mandolin improve guitar technique

    This is what I was hoping to hear. I've found with guitar technique, especially on electric guitar, you can get away with a lot of things and make it sound great with minimal effort (hammer ons and...
  13. Does mandolin improve guitar technique

    I've been playing guitar for almost 30 years. I just started playing mandolin and noticed that it requires more finger strength. I'm also dedicating more time and focus on tremelo picking than I...
  14. Re: W S Jacksom Mandolins - South Bend, Indiana

    I just bought a Gibson F-5 mandolin in Marietta GA dated 1977 South Bend Indiana crafted by WS Jackson! It's an absolute beauty and she sounds incredible. I too wasn't able to find any info. Would...
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