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    Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    Its probably just the bad jokes and dull company that keeps them away. ;)
    Seriously there are a number of world class female mandolinists and yes Sierra Hull and Sarah Jarosz are two of my favorites...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    I'd bet there is also a "stage Of Life" and "job sector" component to the Great Corona Slow Down. Those living on a guaranteed income (retired) are not effected if they're not infected (haha)....
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    :(
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    Was that 5 bucks a piece for 20 gigs or do y'all usually split it ?
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    Kinda sucked the music out of me at first. I feel it trickling back in a little now. But its just a trickle. At least I hope thats the music. I did write a new song on guitar though in between the...
  6. Thread: Informal Poll

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    Re: Informal Poll

    Nope, way above my pay grade.
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    If your not sure you are in love with the tone of your new instrument, just keep playing it. You'll get used to it.

    I do think there is a little something to aging of the wood/glue/soundboard. I...
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    Re: Social Distancing

    Well, lately, I've found that faking a crunchy hard cough clears those too close right out of the area.
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    Re: Reduce costs pleased

    I don't know, in the current circumstances mandolin buying could pick up.

    These instruments were made for social distancing and self isolation.

    We could be looking at a huge run on mandolins.
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    Re: Do You Play ALL of Your Mandolins Regularly?

    No. That's why one day I'm going to sell one of "The Great Ones"
  11. Thread: Musician Jokes

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Never had Corona virus but I've suffered from the Guinness virus a time or two...
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    Re: Keyboard recommendation for a newbie

    I am also considering this as an addition. The two I have researched and narrowed the field down to are:
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  13. Thread: Musician Jokes

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Made me smile every time because I just like hearing you say jag-you-were.
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    Re: Wireless in-ear monitors

    Couldn't afford the wireless in ear monitors. I had to go with the wired in ear monitors. I couldn't stand up straight at first so I got the extra long 20 foot chords. Works ok but if you spin around...
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    Re: Anybody planting trees? Share your stories!

    Great thread. Gets the xylem and phloem going. I've planted a few, but we've lost a few too. I need to get busy.
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    Re: Why do people only sell the great ones?

    Because they figure the dogs just wont sell.

    For sale: Expensive mandolin looking instrument.
    Sounds harsh, twangy, muddled, yet brittle with thankfully low volume.
    Hard to play up and down the...
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Dan!

    I was sweating it too. So glad you got her back ! All looks right again !! Thanks Scott, Dan and MC !!!
  18. Thread: Sierra Hull tour

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    Re: Sierra Hull tour

    I saw her with her husband in a smallish auditorium about a year ago. She is freakin awesome. (Husband was fantastic too) You will for sure be glad you went. While in town she also gave a clinic in a...
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    Re: Where are Pono Octave Mandolins made?

    Its the Ectonesians ya have to watch out for...Just call or email Kyle at pono. He will tell you if and where you could tour.
  20. Thread: Used Gibsons

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    Re: Used Gibsons

    I see a lot of resale of all the different manufacturers in that range. I dont think the rate of Gibson resale is any higher. Maybe its just because you have been tracking that brand so you are keyed...
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    Re: Help with EQ'ing K&K mandolin pickup

    I have an old Fishman Platinum Pro EQ. I only cut. It has a 3 band eq plus the midrange section has an additional ability to select a frequency in that mid range band with a corresponding fader to...
  22. Thread: TMS to Nashville

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    Re: TMS to Nashville

    I predict it will be a huge plus for them. More centrally located. Look how many make the pilgrimage to Nashville just to shop for instruments. Yeah online sales will still be king so expensive real...
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    Re: Home Recording - best bang for buck

    I never got beyond Garage Band. Its very easy and came on my laptop. I bought a used Scarlet interface for 50 dollars off craigslist. That is all you need for basic stuff assuming you already have a...
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    One day ata time but wishing you wellness soon ! You got too much music to get back to !!!
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    Re: fast-acting pocket audio recorder

    This is basically what I use my smart phone for. Occasionally, I'll actually answer a call, but not often.

    I agree with Jim in post 2. Hard to imagine a better tool for this than a modern smart...
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