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  1. Congratulations, David! I cannot imagine the...

    Congratulations, David! I cannot imagine the work that has gone into consistently keeping this up and running for 200 weeks straight!

    God Bless,
    Andy
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    Re: Flatt and Scruggs on Netflix

    Most of this thread is from 8 years ago
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    Re: Year old mandolin

    For what it's worth, I have a guitar I built that's beat to pieces and a Martin without a scratch.
  4. Love hearing the bass so clearly in a guitar-less...

    Love hearing the bass so clearly in a guitar-less format
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    Re: National Mandolin Champion 2019 !

    Walnut valley doesn't allow video, and generally, people comply. They have a videographer, and you can buy your round for a reasonable fee.

    Andy
  6. Re: 2019 National Mandolin Championships from Walnut Valley Festi

    Congratulations to Wes, Luke, and Holton!

    Andy
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    Re: Sounds descriptions

    Maybe opposites help. Woody vs. Brassy.

    Gotta play a lot of mandolins
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    Re: Flatt and Scruggs on Netflix

    Don't forget Paul Williams with Jimmy Martin
  9. Re: Who makes A-style mandos that sound similar to Givens?

    What I remember about that tone is it is very punchy. I like what you said about the notes just jumping off the fretboard. It's a great sound. I think I've heard it in flatirons, I've heard it in...
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    Re: Elbow or wrist...

    Ive found i can do one, and not the other.
  11. Re: Who makes A-style mandos that sound similar to Givens?

    I played a FANTASTIC givens last summer, and it reminded me of a Kimble. Very dark and punchy.
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    Re: Understanding double-stops...

    Questions are: What style of music are you playing? When you say "on the fly," do you mean improvising?
  13. Re: Article: Fiddling with Mandolin on Aaron Weinstein's Chesky J

    Sounds great! Great playing, great tones. So, my understanding is, that it was recorded live on set of mics, and that you moved around the room until they had you where they wanted you? What did...
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    Re: capek bouzouki

    Rosta is a great builder. One of my students has an Capek F5. It is a professional instrument in every way. Congrats on your purchase!
  15. Great playing

    Great playing
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    Re: Right hand cure-all exercise

    Its great. If we waited for better lighting, we wouldn't have it at all. I didnt have a computer in my pocket until 5 years ago, I'll live. Thanks for sharing, its good information.
  17. Lloyd Loar Hometown Music Festival in Illinois

    This is an interesting one. Lloyd Loar attended high school in Lewistown, IL. This was picked up on a few years ago by some local folks, and they started a small music festival in his honor. A...
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    Re: How to choose a mandolin teacher

    Well, what do you want to play on that thing?
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    The Loars were earlier
  20. Re: The Washburn M1SD or Ibanez M510DVS dilemma!

    One time I bought a $70 fiddle to learn to play fiddle, and you know what? I learned a few tunes, and it was fun, and got something nicer later on.
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    Re: Multi-track Recording?

    For computer, any one of the dozen cheap USB interfaces, and a condenser mic. Record into a program called reaper, which is essentially free.
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    Re: Multi-track Recording?

    I like something with knobs and buttons. Haven't tried it, but maybe a Tascam DP-006 for $130.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Yes, please
  24. Re: The Washburn M1SD or Ibanez M510DVS dilemma!

    All instruments are different, but I played an oval hole Washburn that I thought sounded pretty good. That does sound like a no brainer to me. Between those two, I'd do the Washburn. And take off...
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    Re: Monroe on another guitar

    I love it. Always fascinated with where this music comes from.
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