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    Re: Trip To Dusty Strings Today

    I wasn’t!!! It sounded great at full force and with a delicate touch, perfectly balanced from the low strings to the high ones. I had never played a cittern with octave courses before, which I...
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    Re: Trip To Dusty Strings Today

    Thanks for posting this! I’m in Tacoma for a few days and was planning to head up there tomorrow to play their Brock cittern and buy some accessories.
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    Re: Grisman's mando at Rockygrass ID?

    And with a cup of coffee before the show …. :mandosmiley:

    Seriously, having seen Ravi Shankar in concert in his late 80’s, I’d say that as the greats age, speed decreases, tone remains the same...
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    Re: Mandola Sounds?

    John Reischman recorded a couple of tunes on mandola for his Walk Along John album a few years ago. I think he uses a mandola built by Stan Miller, but I'm not positive about that.

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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    I agree completely! In my comment, I didn’t mean to imply this mandolin isn’t worth the asking price. I just meant that no matter how incredible the Nugget is, I really don’t like playing mandolins...
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    I absolutely would —- if the nut width had one more 32nd of an inch and the price had one less zero. :)
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    Since companies spend money in order to make even more money, it will be interesting to see how TrueFire ends up profiting from this expense. Will they figure out how to expand membership beyond its...
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    Re: Key Signator - Mr. Sun

    I'm biased towards the first version that I ever heard of this tune, which was at the late great Mandolin Symposium 14 years ago. Check out the personnel!

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    I agree with Glassweb that JR's Loar may be well worn, but it's far from worn out. :)

    I, too, am glad that Reischman has finally rerecorded Salt Spring, which I only discovered through that...
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    Re: Octave mando 4 or 5 courses?

    I don't think it would. Offhand, I can't think of any citterns that I've seen that had fanned frets. Mine (which was built by Richard Beard) doesn't, and it holds its tuning and intonation just...
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    Re: Octave mando 4 or 5 courses?

    I have an OM and a cittern, and I use and enjoy them both. If you made me sell one, though, it would be the cittern, but very reluctantly. (My cittern has a longer scale, so it's tuned like...
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    Re: Mandolins in LA? shops?

    Since you want to try before you buy, I doubt you'll find anyone here who disagrees with rcc's declaration that Nashville has "by far the best selection anywhere." Also, the food there is absolutely...
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    Re: Mandolin shops in Tacoma, WA

    My daughter lived in Tacoma for three years, and hopes to move back there in a few years. From my visits, I'd agree with Hank and JD that Dusty Strings is the main place to go for good mandolins up...
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    Re: Mandolin Pricing?

    I'm guessing that before the pandemic, there was a pretty established and consistent equilibrium between supply and demand. The companies and the luthiers knew about how many mandolins they could...
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    Re: New Chris Thile album

    I think that it's harder to use effectively for solo vocal accompaniment than guitar or even banjo is, but I think that Sam Bush, Sierra Hull, and Thile himself have proven that it can work really...
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    Re: Question about Collings mandolins

    This is where ignorance could be bliss. If THE ONE hadn't been there, you probably would have been happy with one of the other two. (The glass half-full.) The flip side, though, is that if you had...
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    Re: What artist/album got you started with Trad

    I went backwards. I started with Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention, and then explored a lot through a boxed set called The Electric Muse. ...
  18. Re: Article: Weber Announces Pause in Mandolin Manufacturing

    For these companies, I guess the key stat is dollars of sales per hour of labor. I always assumed that that stat was pretty similar in the guitar and mandolin worlds, since a mandolin is far more...
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    Re: Celtic, irish cd's

    Ten years later, I'll add her solo album The Bright Hollow Fog, which she released last year. It's pretty bare bones, with little accompaniment, so you really can dial into her playing, which has...
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    Re: Please define “intermediate”

    Literally speaking, "intermediate" is a paradoxical term. "Inter" means between (e.g., intercollegiate) or going from one place to another (e.g., interstate, intercontinental) "Med" means middle...
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    Re: Battle of Evermore

    If you want a pick-up, you're going to be adding a significant installation charge to your budget. You might want to check out Eastman's MD604 or 605, which come with a K&K. The 604 has an oval...
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    Re: Planning a road trip

    I agree completely with this advice. The case will insulate the instrument, but only to a point, and you definitely don't want to go beyond that point. I'll leave an instrument covered in my car...
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko on Mr Rogers Neighborhood

    Someone posted this on YouTube recently, so Amazon Prime is no longer required.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWyPvuql_VM
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    Re: Choro listening recommendations

    Oooooooh. Major rabbit hole here! I took an intro workshop from Mike Marshall and saw the appeal, but it was going to require way more time than I wanted to invest in it. We're talking lots of...
  25. Re: Fiddle Hell Online Workshops April 15-18

    I think it's tricky because as you scroll down it, you can't tell what day you're on once you pass the first session. On the right side of the schedule page, before you scroll down, it gives you the...
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