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    Re: A pair of Diamonds

    Snazzy. Does anyone use that word, or did I just nerd myself?
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    Re: My new mando!

    Congrats! I don't think I can add anything that hasn't yet been said
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    Re: Sounds descriptions

    If you find the answer please share it with the rest of us ~:>
  4. Help with playing the Ballad of St. Anne's reel

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA7iedRBJrs

    I've gotten totally addicted to this song, and I've got a question. Do you sing it in G and then play the reel in D, or both in D? I've noticed it seems...
  5. Thread: I fear

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    Re: I fear

    That's what I was gonna say, but my internet was too slow.
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    Re: What tune is this?

    https://youtu.be/_WMn_jRFJY0

    Is the song he starts playing at about 1:12 the same as the one in the first post?
  7. Re: Here's some of the best IBMA jams on youtube! Post your's bel

    That's one of my favorites!
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    I don't know of any Irish builders, the closest I know of is Nigel Forster, who is a member here, but he's in England. Might I ask why does it have to be in Ireland? And what price range are you...
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    Re: First Mando Buying Advice

    Woohoo, I love these type threads.... from your post I'll assume you want to play bluegrass. Yes, the Eastman 315 should be a great mandolin for the price, and coming from fiddle, you'll probably be...
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    Re: No Wires ! Joe Walsh w/ Molly Tuttle

    Some of my favorite musicians playing one of my favorite songs! Thanks for posting. Although, it might make a better argument for acoustic music if you posted a video of people playing plugged...
  11. Re: Article: Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg Six Day Afric

    Wow, that sounds like fun, wish they would bring some pickers a little closer to where I am.....
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    Re: New Weber Mandolin

    Congratulations!
  13. Thread: Speed

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    Re: Speed

    I agree with that statement, I always play best when I'm almost asleep. I can play reasonably fast, and it's always surprising when I play super fast and as soon as I notice, frequently it slows me...
  14. Thread: Musician Jokes

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    So, when Berklee college of music started their roots music program, it was a tough sell to the board. They ended up getting approval for a trial period, to take ten students, and all of them had to...
  15. Thread: Musician Jokes

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    What's the difference between a bassist's girlfriend and a walrus?
    One has a mustache and smells like fish; The other one is a walrus
  16. Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    When you come on mandolincafe and get excited cuz in the "this day in mandolin history" area, it shows that you share a birthday with Roger Siminoff!
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    Re: A word of encouragement (but maybe not)

    I was actually joking when I said you were reading Greek philosophy, but it seems some of you actually were :)) :))
  18. Thread: Musician Jokes

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Two banjo players decided to go fishing, so they went to the lake and rented a boat and some poles and went fishing. They moved around the lake some, and in one spot they both caught several large...
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    A word of encouragement (but maybe not)

    Well I was contemplating the meaning of life and listening to heavy metal the other day… ok just kidding. But I was thinking (that’s dangerous, last time I thought someone almost lost a hand… jk) I...
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    Re: In praise of solid body mandolins.

    You forgot Sierra Hull
  21. Thread: Tonegards

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    Re: Tonegards

    The shoulder rest on the fiddle is for comfort, I personally don't find it comfortable, I used to use a cloth held to the instrument with a rubber band, now I use none. I did notice a definite sound...
  22. Thread: Tonegards

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    Re: Tonegards

    In response to JeffMandos snark tuner comment, one of my biggest pet peeves with musicians specifically banjo, mandolin and guitar players on YouTube is that they always have a tuner on the headstock...
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    Re: V-shaping a C or round shaped neck

    I can't help with the modification, but I also don't like a round neck it hurts my wrist, I played a collings mt and a the loar 310 that both had a V neck, very comfortable. My Kentucky KM150 has a...
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    Re: Would you sacrifice tone for playability?

    Me too
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    Re: Lazy Sunday pics

    If you took your pictures upside down, they would come out upright.... looks like fun, even if all your blood rushes to your head :))
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