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    Re: Attic Find

    12 strings! What is the scale length (from nut to bridge)?
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    I played with a woman who tuned to A=432. I was playing bass and keep one tuned that way just for that.
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    Mapes string on my mandola

    Mapes Strings does not list mandola strings on their web site but they let you customize your gages. I took a chance and ordered a mando set in dola gauges, 15 25 35 52. They are coated strings and...
  4. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    I stream it every week. You can listen to old shows with or with out the video feed. Just google Live From Here.
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    Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X's

    https://armchairrockstar.com/why-gibson-destroyed-the-firebird-xs-in-the-viral-video/

    Hard to watch.
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    Re: Explain This Chord

    I don't understand your question. See if this helps.
    The notes in an A Chord are A (root) C# (third note in A scale) and E (the fifth note in A scale). All major chords are made up of the first...
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    Re: Jam etiquette

    I've been going to a local jam now for about 20 years. Some people just don't get it. I don't understand a musician who does not listen.
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    Re: An extra finger can be incredibly handy

    Jerry's missing finger was on his right hand. He did use the stub to hold his flat pick when he wanted to finger pick.
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    Re: Help me use this diminished lick

    Yes any note in the chord could be the root. Naming it would depend on the context. The key, the chord before and after. Usually the chord before is a half step lower, say for example a E7...
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    Re: Soundcraft Ui 16 mixer

    I will second all this. I bought a bigger antenna also. It does loose connectivity sometimes but everything keeps working. Preamps hiss give it a hot signal and turn the masters up hot too. ...
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    Re: Mandolin or Keyboard?

    Both. Keyboards are cheap. Every mandolin player should have one. (Just my opinion.)
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    Re: Playing in C

    Play in C no capo. I think this is better in the long run. Drop your G licks down a string. (C note is fifth fret on G string just like G is fifth fret on D string).
  13. Thread: Primetone

    by Bob Visentin
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    Re: Primetone

    Me too!
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    Re: Dirty old town tab

    I don't know this song but after a listen I think there are a few notes missing. There are eight phrases to this song. The first three are on the first line and the fourth one is missing. It is a...
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    Re: Lefties Who Play Righty?

    I once worked with a guy we called Lefty. One day I noticed he was right handed. I asked "Why do we call you Lefty?" He said "That is my name." He showed me his drivers license and , yes his...
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    Re: Lefties Who Play Righty?

    Some lefties brains are mirror imaged. If I remember correctly I think about 1/3.

    I was made to use my right hand as a small child. I was left handed till school made me write with my right...
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    Re: Bach Cello Suites

    My wife played cello in high school and she says after the first suite most people go to the third.
  18. Re: Going to Nashville, looking for a new mandolin...

    I bought a mandola from Gruhn. They left me and my wife ALONE in a small room for about an hour with 5 dollas. When we decided on one they offered to ship it (fully insured) for free, to Georgia so...
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    Re: New Mandola Day!

    Congratulations. The mandola has helped me break out of many ruts.
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    Re: How do you get better at the mandolin?

    Try transcribing solos especially from other instruments. I remember the first Miles Davis solo I transcribed. Freddie the Freeloader. Just a basic Bb blues but I would never have played it like...
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    Re: Jams in or around Atlanta?

    There is a Celtic Jam at the Marley in Decatur every Tuesday. I think it is not a beginner jam but it might be fun to go and listen.
  22. Thread: Lulu

    by Bob Visentin
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    Re: Lulu

    Inspired by Monk.....Monk is the one....

    The Only-est
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    Re: Were I to take up the fiddle ...

    My cat pushes the harmonica out of my mouth.
  24. Re: Four-string nylon-stringed mando. Acoustic.

    Perhaps a banjolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkLhv7XtYso
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    Re: Rover RM-75 serial number

    There is a RM-75 now on e-bay for $1282.99 plus $80 shipping. Yikes. Also a new one for $259.99.
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