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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    I'm not half as cool as BB King or have inherited any money to speak of.., so my mandolin just goes by the name it was given by the luthier - Weber Bighorn.
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    Appreciate the verbal portrait you painted there with "audacious cacophony". With your permission, I'll put it up for consideration as a band name for the fellows I pick with (Gospel bluegrass).
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    Cool stuff.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    You had me at free.
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    Re: What's on the grill for the 4th?

    Brats, burgers, bacon wrapped asparagus, & pineapple spears over lump charcoal.

    Tasty.

    Happy 4th everyone!
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    Re: Brought home a Buckeye!

    Excellent mando & story.

    Here's a song to work on...

    https://youtu.be/xzSfCv3u3d0


    :grin:

    Edit: Not sure if the vid upload is working
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    Re: Storage: Case vs Hanging on the Wall

    Easy access and encouragement to play has mine hanging on the wall out of reach of my boisterous corgi's and my wife's idiot cat.

    Don't tell her I said that tho. ;-)
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    Ricky at the Beacon

    My son and his lovely bride treated my lovely wife and I to a Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder concert Saturday, and friends - he's still getting it done. Other than the occasional re-tune giving...
  9. Re: Protecting peghead from clip on tuner marring

    Not sure about mandolins, but I recall seeing an Ovation guitar in a pawn shop with an integrated tuner. Pretty cool.
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    Re: Public service anouncement

    I WANT to play like Thile.

    I would NEED a major talent upgrade and a 2 hand transplant.
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    Re: NMD 1941 Strad-O-Lin

    Nice catch!

    Pun intended. :grin:
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    Re: Johnny Adams Two-point. #032.

    A well played MAS attack! Very nice.
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    Re: I'm cringing...

    I dunno, that dance-off to the death scene in Puss in Boots was pretty darn funny.

    Plus, it was in self defense.

    Plus, it wasn't really real.

    So, yeah -smashing imaginary instruments has...
  14. Re: Are you improving? Talk about humps, plateus, and breakthrou

    Playing weekly practice sessions (Gospel) with my buddies has forced me to be able to transpose to different keys depending on who's singing lead. I can pretty much noggin out the melody for most...
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    Re: Mercy: Ellis 2-Point Special

    That is plain & simple mando porn.


    [edit - in the best way of course:)]
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    Re: Weber BigHorn 2010

    +1 for the Wood Nymph. It's aesthetically pleasing as well.
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    Re: Weber BigHorn 2010

    Very, very nice catch. Good price too. Enjoy!
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    Re: Suggestions for a Gospel bluegrass playlist

    Daily & Vincent - album "Singing From the Heart". Chock full of gospel and tasty mandolin breaks.
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    Re: Help me find what I'm looking for...

    I currently play a Blue Chip, but started out with some Wegans, still have them for backups and could easily recommend them...
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    Re: considering an oval hole mandolin

    PM me if you'd like to give mine (see avatar) a try. Weber!

    Looks like we're not too far from each other....

    [Edit - no, not for sale!]
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    Re: Memorizing Chords and Progressions

    I believe the original context was regarding on stage performance as a band/ensemble. Not my intention to sell it as the ultimate answer to the thread, just thought it was clever and somewhat...
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    Re: My new to me Weber arrived.

    Very, very nice! Congrats sir....

    I've got the J75 EXP's on the Bighorn, and it'll woof!
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    Re: Memorizing Chords and Progressions

    [QUOTE]Ultimately,it's the old principle of practice,practice,practice,whichever way you do it, & there are NO easy options,although some folk will find it easier than others/QUOTE]

    Reminds me of...
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    Re: Memorizing Chords and Progressions

    I find the more I play with other musicians on a regular basis, the more patterns of chord progressions become clear. This helps tremendously when transposing to a different key when the vocalist...
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    Re: Your "Go To" Song to Demo Your Mando

    +1 for Ashoken Farewell, or any waltz that comes to mind. Blackberry Blossom if I'm warmed up.
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