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    Re: Would someone please buy this

    Okay - I'll take it . . . can somebody loan me $6,940.00?
  2. Re: Balancing practice between two instruments...

    I would tend to think that the amount of time that you spend on any one instrument could often dictated by your current musical endeavors. If I am concentrating on live solo performances, I have to...
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    Re: Shopping! Or...Playing Around

    For me the pecking order is as follows:

    1. Playability: straight neck, easy fretting all the way up and down the neck.

    2. Tone: everybody has their own idea of what 'good tone' is, so I won't...
  4. Re: PayPal fraud in prograess (have you smelled this one before)?

    Whew, I was worried there for a second . . . the Nigerian prince who contacted me didn't have an inheritance, he just needed me to funnel money through my account so that he could collect his...
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    Re: Looking for information

    There have been a few threads about the Bragg mandolins in the past. In general, the opinions are that they sound okay, but the detail work can be kind of shabby.
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    Re: Back to f-holes?

    The tunes that I am working on right now need a 'tighter sound . . . almost more of a 'chop'. The oval holes are great for melodic playing, but they just don't seem to be working for this batch of...
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    This very strange; all three to don't memorize are women?

    How is it that women can't memorize music, but they remember every tiny detail of an insignificant argument that you had with them in...
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    Back to f-holes?

    Long story short . . . I am in the process of doing a new album, and realized that I could probably use an f-hole mandolin; (both of my current mandolins are ovals). I am leaning towards looking...
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    Re: Takamine mandolin

    I first saw Takamine guitars back in the late 1970's, when they were still largely considered Martin copies. The owner of the store refered to them as tock-a-meany - so, that is how I came across my...
  10. Re: Trigger Pulled - Eastman 304 on it's way!

    . . . and don't forget to post pictures when the mandolin arrives.
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    Re: Uther my cat..

    I have only been a cat person for about 5 years - so I have not lost one yet - but I can only imagine how sad I will be . . .

    The great Christian theologian Saint Thomas Aquinas once...
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    Re: I Don't Do Tab

    I have never used tab - mostly because I am not smart enough to figure out how! I learned to play by using the chord charts on the top of sheet music . . . tell me the chords you want me to play,...
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    Re: Wow, what a flip!

    All things considered, I think the original $1,150 was a decent deal . . . but for my money, $2,800 would cause me to look somewhere else.
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    I do much better at memorizing music than lyrics . . . especially if I haven't played the songs for quite some time. Considering the fact that when I play live I do 99% original songs, (the only...
  15. Re: Do you ever sing the notes of a tune while you play it?

    For my two-cents - I prefer not to hear somebody sing over their instrument . . . on most occasions what you hear most is the voice, and the music gets lost.

    Dale hit the nail on the head when he...
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    Re: eBay sales tax

    Here in Connecticut the state taxes you on just about anything that you can imagine - including out-of-state and internet purchases. Being a relatively honest guy, I used to keep a tally on my...
  17. Re: What mandolin recordings are definitive to evolving its role?

    David kind of hit the nail on the head in the post above. The answer to your question depends on what genre of music you are you talking about. From the above post I am assuming that you mean...
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    Re: A Train - Homer and Jethro

    If I am not mistaken -

    Some time ago the interview segment that proceeded this performance was also posted on YouTube, and it was hysterical - but I haven't been able to find it since at least...
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    My first mandolin was a Santa Rosa MD11. In hindsight, it was an almost laughable instrument - but at the time, it was all that I could afford (I think I paid $69) but it was invaluable to me as...
  20. Re: Just released a mandolin fronted punk/indie album

    Keep up the good work!
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    Re: What's on the grill for the 4th?

    I had the Deluxe Hamburger at Red Robin . . . .
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    Re: Happy fourth of July!

    My mother and her family are all immigrants, my father's parents and half of his siblings are immigrants . . . and we are all proud and happy to be Americans.

    Happy Independence Day.
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    For me is is perfectly natural for you to change or add to your mandolins, as your playing progresses. That does not necessarially mean that your mandolins have to get 'better' or more expensive -...
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    Re: My five month progress report, March 32nd

    You are better at 5 months than I am after 20 years . . .

    Maybe I'll take up the tambourine . . . .
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    One day an explorer got lost in the jungle. As he was wandering aimlessly he began to hear tribal drumming in the distance, and couldn't help but wonder what it meant.

    Shortly after hearing the...
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