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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Has anyone ever come across a fiddle tune called "Flight to D.C."? (Yeah, try searching for it. Nearly impossible.)

    a Dm tune, I believe.

    Found this one vid, but wondering if anyone has seen...
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    Re: Pono - KR Strings Octave

    Well, I went ahead and got one of these from Kilin Reese. I love it. Great tone, really bell like. Having a blast with it.

    I love the guitar body, and it really balances well with a strap.

    But...
  3. Re: String Choices vs Mando type vs Mando quality

    as has been said, I have come to understand (and I believe strongly) that there is NO difference between A's and F's as far as the sound chamber and general architecture go. (Now, there IS a...
  4. Re: Pick/String inquiries vs Instrument inquiries

    an amusing side note... (myth, legend, ahdunno.)

    D'Addario changed the slogan on their strings (the old-style packs) from:

    "Played by David Grisman!"

    to

    "David Grisman picks these!"
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    Re: How thick the pick?

    $35 is the LEAST you should spend on a pick. ;)

    I kid, but they really are excellent picks.

    I know this isn't a "Why should I get a Blue Chip?" thread, but I think of it this way:

    My...
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    Re: How do you memorize tunes?

    Yeah, are we talking "tunes" (as in fiddle tunes) or songs/melodies? (Or longer pieces? Like a Bach cello suite?)

    I don't read music (well, I can, from my old high-school choir days, but I can't...
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    Re: I got my Blue Chip CT55 today

    We need a Blue Chip subforum of the Equipment subforum of the Instruments and Equipment subforum of the forum.
  8. Re: My one beef with Waverly mando tuners: Cylindrical string pos

    it's interesting, though, that their guitar tuners (with which I'm familiar, from my Martins), are shaped concavely.
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    Re: The arrival of a Sorensen Sprite.

    I know I swore I'd get sound files up, but here are a few new pics.

    This mandolin really is something special. I told Steve that I picked up my Collings MT last night, probably for the first time...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival this week. Trying to get Squirrel Hunters in the brain in time.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20WIuHCVzwM
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    Re: Headstock pictures

    I think there's a Sorensen Sprite somewhere back a ways, but here's mine, with ebony-knobbed Waverlys.

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7036/27739198352_a0ac13de7f_c.jpg
  12. Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    Love seeing mine up there in the collage. Orange you all jealous?
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    Re: The arrival of a Sorensen Sprite.

    Here you be, Charley!
    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/27739198352_a0ac13de7f_c.jpg

    and here's a closer-up shot of the pickguard
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    Re: The arrival of a Sorensen Sprite.

    Here's a quick shot I took outside, which really is the most accurate one, color-wise.

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7525/27695892792_68c005e2c2_c.jpg
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    Re: The arrival of a Sorensen Sprite.

    Thanks, all.

    I'll try to get something recorded soon.

    I told Steve that, aside from its stunning looks, it is the best mandolin I've ever played. Now, I will admit, I've never played a...
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    The arrival of a Sorensen Sprite.

    For my 50th Birthday, my wife said "You should get a new mandolin."

    So in November 2014, I contacted Steve to build me a tangerine-burst Sprite. Red-Spruce top, Birdseye maple back and sides, EVO...
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    Re: Pick Guards

    Yup. That's your correct answer right there.
  18. Re: Where can I try a variety of mandos in the upper midwest?

    Was going to say the same thing until I scrolled down and saw that it was already said.

    The Podium in Minneapolis sometimes carries a few upper-level units, but totally hit or miss. They have a...
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    Re: Famous Octave Mandolin players

    Not sure how famous he is (but famous to me once I started seeking out great OM players and videos) but Collin Botts is pretty great.

    Check out his Drunken Sailor Hornpipe.

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    Re: In case or on stand?

    Tell that to the person who plays the piano.
  21. Re: What old-time/traditional vocal tune are you working on?

    I Been All Around This World is a great one.

    Also, Louis Collins.

    If you enjoy Grisman/Garcia, it's all old-time awesomeness.
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    Re: In case or on stand?

    Most are on the wall in my music room. Whole house is humidified, and I have an extra room humidifier in there.

    The instruments aren't cheap, but they aren't priceless Loar-era heirlooms, either....
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    Re: The Big Dog Octave

    I'm not a doctor, but that's the first symptom of the disease. You should have that looked at.
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    Re: Strings for Short-Scale Octave (20")

    Well, two things:
    1) I am SO glad I went with the 20". My fingers aren't particularly long (my almost-14-year-old son's hands are about the same size as mine), and I think any longer scale would be...
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    Re: Ones you wish you bought.

    Hey! That Sarah Jarosz video is where I learned "Shove that Pig's Foot a Little Further into the Fire"! Love it love it love it.

    I haven't played any "otherworldly" mandolins yet. I did play a...
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