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  1. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    I want to apologize for this nearsighted and ignorant opinion. It's not you it's me. I was wrong and out of line. Play whatever and whenever you want and ignore any naysayers like the "old" me!
  2. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    I don't mean any disrespect to e-mandos, I just don't personally care for them. But I will say, I've never plugged in one of my electric guitars and tried to sound like an acoustic guitar. Because it...
  3. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    I really enjoyed this and most all of Burns work. Granted the late versions of "country" were just as annoying as they are now, but what can you do. I would however liked to see a segment on the...
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    Re: tone and picks vs strings

    I have been searching tone vs. attack on my Gretsch 6120 and after putting a set of Thomastik Blues sliders and have the same type of result. I'm a BC guy too but it was really bright on the 6120...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Gentle On My Mind
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRsD_-mrDdE Recently inspired by a Molly Tuttle version of this tune this is what I hear...
  6. Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    When you have a mandolin next to your kitchen table, behind your living room chair, next to your side of the bed, and don't even open that closet door.:mandosmiley::mandosmiley::mandosmiley:
  7. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    My opinion is that I must have turned really soft somewhere along the line, because this series will not leave my heartstrings alone.
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    No Wires ! Joe Walsh w/ Molly Tuttle

    This video and performance illustrate perfectly why I'm a staunch proponent of "Acoustic" music done with acoustic instruments, no plugs. :mandosmiley:...
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    Re: A word of encouragement (but maybe not)

    IMHO If you spend your life focused on the big hill, at the end you'll find your life is over and you were too busy trying to be better, at whatever, to remember it.
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    Re: Would you sacrifice tone for playability?

    I use lighter gauge strings for everyday playing, and heavier strings for recording and performance, specifically for tone.
  11. Thread: Tonegards

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    Re: Tonegards

    :popcorn:
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    Re: How an Instrument Shapes Our Playing

    I do believe to a degree you are what you play. No matter the instrument we hold we are bound to be influenced first by appearance, then by feel. Those two things would be enough. But we're also...
  13. Re: looking to move, but I have no clue where ?.

    Southeast Ma. Pick a town any town and you'll have it all. Natural beauty, culture, history, and the best hospitals in the world 45 minutes away.:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Looking for a GOOD flat top mandolin

    Don't let Howard Morris' low price fool you. These are great hand crafted mandolins, at least mine is. At a fraction of the cost compared to the price of the big names. I love flat-tops and have...
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    Re: Eastman El Rey Video Review

    I always respect your opinion Daniel, but in mine the only thing "endemic" is their ,"Eastmans" ,excuses. I do agree with,"Lots can be done to ameliorate the e string issue". It's not rocket science....
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    Re: Eastman El Rey Video Review

    I can't wrap my head around why a major manufacturer would release a product with a problem with pick-ups on an electric mandolin, that already has an image problem. To say that's just the way it is,...
  17. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Agree.
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    Re: General Mandolin Post - Re-dux and apologies

    I was biting my lip. Thanks for seeing the other ways your post could be interpreted.
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    ops
  20. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    At 7:36 I thought I heard a "mic drop".:whistling:
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    Re: I canít play now

    Sorry to hear of your assault. As a biker who's been assaulted three times, I think you'll come out fine in the end. Better, stronger, and you legit dodged another of life's bullets. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Only the best to you and yours Ivan.
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    Re: Who makes custom strings?

    I bought a set of "Mapes" "blues" guitar strings with various gages about a month ago after hearing about them here. I never in my life got a more DEAD set of strings. There wasn't an ounce of ring...
  24. Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    I got the Polytune 3 a few months back for my electric guitars and it's pretty great...:whistling:
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    Re: Song Writers???

    The idea, is first for me whether music or lyric. I never have luck "trying" to write, it has to be pretty spontaneous. Not saying not to try just what works for me. I can write while trying, but it...
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