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  1. Re: How much of a difference in sound does string gauge make?

    I switch between medium and med./heavy…I personally like the 11.5 E string and the 41 G string…
  2. Re: Sad, Melancholic, Forlorn Mandolin Tunes/Songs

    What’s sadder than gallows pole,Tom Dooley or the streets of Laredo?..the saddest tune I’ve ever heard : Polly Vaughn…
  3. Re: Mandolin Sheet music and breakdown: Old Joe Clark

    On YouTube : “Andy and Barney visit the Darling residence”… the best version of “old joesph” you’ll ever hear…
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    Re: Monroe Style Mandolin Question

    Monroe style playing centers around a few specific techniques,first as mentioned before , is his use of syncnapation like the way he plays the B parts in Salt creek and Kentucky mandolin.he adds that...
  5. Re: Can anyone top this amount of Blue Chip pick wear?

    I can’t top that but I wore the point right off a BC and put a bevel on it that didn’t have one..
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    Re: NMD: Morris F5 #482

    The scroll is quite different but well done…
  7. Re: An afternoon picking w/ Andrew Marlin & the Griffith Loar

    How awesome..such volume and tone!…
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    Re: Help with 19XX Gibsons F5

    I would say that mandolin is overpriced by at least $6000
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    Re: block inlay patterns

    201077 if I had to choose a block pattern , I’ve always liked the split block…
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    Re: Doyle Lawson tell us about your mandolin

    I’ve seen clips of him playing a Gibson Victorian…
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    Re: Favorite Mandolin Player

    David Grisman can put out some fantastic solos,Andy Statman is another great player,personally I really like Dean Webb’s picking and tone..but lately I’ve been pretty thrilled with myself…
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    Re: Volume vs Tone

    I was playing my Gibson for a friend and he actually asked me : “is that thing electric,?Are you plugged in somewhere?”..
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    Re: Where did you find your last mando?

    Right here in the classifieds…
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    Re: Gibson A5L last manufacture Year

    The Paul Fox guide says 2012..I haven’t seen one past 2005 but someone told me 2006…
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    Yes…bluegrass/fusion..lol
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    Re: Always use a strap? Even when seated?

    As a child I started on a bowlback, so no strap and I always sat down. When I got my first carved A model ,I didn’t have a strap and really didn’t know any better so I played without a strap both...
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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    I saw Frank play in the early ‘70’s at a coffee house in Saratoga n.y. called Cafe Lenas..I thought he was great until he made his little daughter sing..his flagstaff tune is probably “catnip”,a tune...
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    My neighborhood chipped in and hired me not to …
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    Re: Do You Baby Your Mandolin?

    It’s my axe and I play it,but I’m not reckless with it. Some marring where I place my forearm and some rubbing on the sides of the neck ,that’s about it.when not in use though,always in the case.I’m...
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    Re: Weird Left Hand Discomfort - Help!

    196075. Your holding it wrong there buddy,your hand should look slanted like this…
  21. Re: Mandolin Tasting: Gibsons, Buckeye, Duff, Northfiled

    Oh yeah I preferred #6 = ‘28 fern…
  22. Re: Mandolin Tasting: Gibsons, Buckeye, Duff, Northfiled

    That is really cool how you did that..I guess I prefer #6…I think it had the sharpest high end and deepest low end…I’m not sure…
  23. Re: Tear drop or pear-shaped A style--what's your preference?

    Gibson put out both shapes with the A5L..I prefer the earlier A5L shape myself..
  24. Thread: Porch Pride

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    Re: Porch Pride

    Violates forum posting guidelines. Take it elsewhere.
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    Re: Dean Webb, Mandolin Man Ongoing

    Dean Webb has had and still has a huge influence in my playing.it's his tremolo and what I call a "galloping bluegrass tremolo" that made me get to serious work on my right hand technique.on...
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