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    Re: mandolin teachers

    What kind of music are you chasing?
  2. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    I was at a truck show where folks gather and talk truck. And a friend of mine was lauding the advantages of a farm show in that you stand around and talk farming without actually having to do any.
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    Re: A4, A5, F4, F5--what do the numbers mean?

    Yes that is my understanding.
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I meant here in this thread. :)

    I thought a lot of bandolims were arch top but you are right, I can't find a single picture of an arch top bandolim.
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    You know you have a point. The flatty is under-represented here as a choice. Hate to think the whole world is either an F arch top or an A arch top.
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    I have doubts as well. I don't believe that the higher cost is due to the extra work required.

    I think the higher cost is due to it being a different market, where people are willing to pay more,...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    My favorite design of all times is the asymmetrical two point mandolin.
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    Re: We've said it before, we'll say it again.

    I sometimes wish there were more choices than buy it or don't buy it. Sometimes I really really like a mandolin that I am testing in a music store, and really love that it exists, but I don't need to...
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    Re: We've said it before, we'll say it again.

    I have had the experience of going into a well stocked music store and trying out several mandolins and finding nothing there I would prefer over what I have. And in many cases it wasn't due to...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I think that there is nothing inherent in the F style body that makes it harder to hold comfortably. As to the beauty of the design, I agree, but as i described, it took a some experience and context...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I don't find the F style body any harder to hold, in general, than any other mandolin. I play sitting down, and I find the placement of the point and curl on the treble side really help keeping the...
  12. Re: If money was no object, and perfect bluegrass tone was only g

    Yes. More bluegrass than bluegrass :cool:
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    All that is true, but that instrument sure has beautiful lines.
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    Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    Absolutely!

    The "complete musician" does it all, and whatever you don't do subtracts from what you can do.
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    Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning? No.

    Is not playing notation detrimental to really learning? Yes.
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    Re: 7th fret: 3rd or 4th fingers?

    GRRR. Well you know what I meant anyway.
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    Re: Discovering the fun of GDGD tuning

    I have one mandolin I keep in GDGD, or right now I think its in AEAE. Same thing really. That way the the standard tuned mandolin does not need to be retuned and stressed, and the cross mandolin can...
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    Re: What’s after a Kentucky KM-1050?

    My idea is that you should go to the best mandolin that you can appreciate and afford. The best. What is the one you could not conceive of upgrading from. Get it if you can.

    Three reasons:

    -...
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    Re: 7th fret: 3rd or 4th fingers?

    The pinky is short with a limited range of motion for most everyone. Something to try - can you reach the seventh fret with your pinky if your ring finger is on the fifth fret? If yes, then put your...
  20. Thread: Why Mandolin?

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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    I saw everyone playing guitar, being all emo, and getting dates, and I wanted to be part of it, but being a contrarian I went for something different. Can't be exceptional without first being an...
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    Re: Need Help Identifying Strange Mandolin

    Please put it up on the Mandolin Café classifieds. I don't really want to do business with anyone else.
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    Irrespective of the science and the facts, if a banjo player (or any other musician) is dominating a jam with their volume, they are inconsiderate. Everyone can play softer if they want to.
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    Re: pointy vs round picks.

    Even if everyone played the same way, and even if everyone had the same playing goals, and even if everyone had the same tastes in tone and playing, there would still be reasons one might choose...
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    Re: pointy vs round picks.

    What picks others use, and how much we need follow heros, I talked out here. https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/entries/833-Musical-Heroes-a-second-take
  25. Re: Would anyone be interested in a Blue Chip pick shootout?

    I am not a fan of pick comparison videos myself, because it reinforces the myth that there is one pick, superior to all others; and that a pick more fitting for this kind of playing or under these...
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