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    Re: Over the Rainbow chord melody

    Amazing and wonderful and brilliant! Thank you Aaron for sharing this with us all. As a piano player, this is the competency level I still hope to achieve on the mandolin. Your Peghead Nation course...
  2. Re: Rio Grande Mock 4 Pickup for Gibson EM200

    Good point! The current strings are a nickel medium set from The setup from The Music Emporium was perfect, so I asked about the strings and ordered sets to spare.

    Only issue is the...
  3. Re: Rio Grande Mock 4 Pickup for Gibson EM200

    It does seem to be the original electronics, and have been impressed with the knobs: clean sounding and satisfying to turn, tone cap is subtle and useful. They do like to be used, and it sounds...
  4. Rio Grande Mock 4 Pickup for Gibson EM200

    I recently joined the e-mando crowd after seeing a beautiful Gibson EM200 on our classified. 177450 Have had it for a couple months now, and have played a couple gigs so far.

    9/10 stars, with the...
  5. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    Have a suspicion it's not the Loar. ;)
  6. Re: -If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    Just a Nugget, that is all I ask.
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    Re: Man I need a good tuner...

    Peterson StroboPlus HD is the one for me. Have used it on all the instruments for over 6 years now, including calibrating the key tracking for synths and tuning the spinet piano. I genuinely credit...
  8. Re: Sometimes you gotta go back to the basics...

    I treat my mandolin teacher as if they were a coach. There isn't a whole lot left for me to study or learn, but of course we always do find things. Most of the discussion is about efficient mechanics...
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    Re: Argh...

    Q: What is your typical playing situation in which you hope to hear overdriven pre amps?

    Horses for Courses: At gig volumes last weekend (8/10), the Super Champ XD set on its clean channel was...
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    Re: 4- vs 8-string electric mandos

    I recently joined the electric mandolin club. After a long debate about all the various build styles, and different ways we might amplify a mandolin, I chose an 8-string solid body, a classic Gibson...
  11. Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    Strat has not been picked up since getting this EM200 from our Classifieds last week. Also putting in a good word for the fantastic Vox AC30 as tube amp of choice for this household.

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    Re: If You Were Famous . . .

    Always a Bridesmaid, never a Bride! Have genuinely famous friends, but not me. :crying:
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    Re: Mandolins have ruined my ears

    Yep. Truly enjoy the Pono, but its tone is nothing like the all Koa Kanile'a sitting next to it, and the price difference is as described. It was outside my budget, but after playing it I literally...
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    Re: Fender Tele Tenor at NAMM

    Ha! I do enjoy the ukulele very much, and also completely understand your point. Am currently playing in a band called The Ukulele Brothers (mando/b-vox). These guys can square off any noble groove...
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    Re: Old versus New: Blind Taste Test

    Assuming a comparable test with mandolins: Even if we could control all aspects of a performance from instrument to instrument, what meaningful difference would exist? I say none, because once we...
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    Re: Fender Tele Tenor at NAMM

    Dot position aside, is there anything about the fret spacing that would hinder tuning in fifths?

    Always figured the popularity of using guitar tuning on a tenor came from The Kingston Trio. If I...
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    Re: Acoustic preamp for mandolin

    It certainly is quite a challenge playing mandolin for a band with drums, e-bass, acoustic and electric banjo, multiple ukuleles and accordion to boot. Last gig was billed as an unplugged event yet...
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    Re: Take A Hint?

    Hang in there! Also took up mandolin in 2000, and have suffered many years of being asked to play guitar. :disbelief: Only in the last couple years have I joined a band where playing mandolin. Wow,...
  19. Re: I just Googled "Best Mandolin". Amazing results...

    Pretty sure that article was written by an AI, not a human.
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    Re: Campfire travel Mandolin

    Bought a used Mid-Mo/Big Muddy for < $300 for the very purpose of going to NC with friends. Couch surfing that trip meant I had budget for the instrument. Jammed at a whole hog Pig Pickin', jammed at...
  21. Re: Anyone stop playing guitar for Mandolin?

    Guitar has been an 'albatross around my neck' since I started mandolin, always ending up playing 6-strings instead of 4-courses, for... reasons. Last year, took a mandolin position in a cover band,...
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    Re: composing and arranging

    Personally, I think phrasing is the most important component in a compelling melody. Even fiddle tunes and Bach pieces that contain mostly eight notes have an underlying syncopation, where not every...
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    Re: Questions about jams and jamming

    Jams can be a great place to make friends. Go regularly enough to meet people you like. Invite them over for a living room jam. Eventually, you will have friends who jam, who cook, who eat and...
  24. Re: Collins? Weber? Other recommendation?

    Once upon a time, 'branding' was used to indicate origin. Now it simply means 'graphics placed upon the product'. :(
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    Re: Prairie Home Streaming Now

    Listening to the Sunday re-run on my local NPR station yesterday, I was reminded of how much I enjoy that guy's mandolin playing! I am ready for a new show, and Thile is perfect for the role. To...
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