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    Re: Travel Guitar

    Another vote for the Little Martin "Koa". Nice looking, playing and sounding. I put an $18 Planet Waves O-Port in mine and it is a joy to hear. John
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    iPad 2: How to Justify Purchase

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    So far I have put 143 TABS and 166 Songs ( lyrics and chords ) on my IPOD 2. My TAB is already in Excel and with margin adjustments and Acrobat Pro, I have very legible music set up in book...
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    Re: Pawn Stars on History channel

    Looks to be that the most important issue is not being addressed. This young woman was willing to trade away her grandmother's mandolin for cash so she could go gamble. I would love to have...
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    Re: Suggest a caption for this photo

    Listen to me.......this passage still needs a softer touch!
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    Re: I don't like the sound of tremolo.

    Because of the short scale length of the mandolin and almost total lack of sustain, I find tremolo absolutely necessary. Even an electric mandolin with a great sustain pedal just can't give me what...
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    The Time Jumpers

    I heard this group on Larry's Country Diner yesterday and immediately downloaded their CD from Amazon. This is a group of musicians that sat around backstage at the Opry playing and finnaly got...
  7. Thread: Compressors

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    Re: Compressors

    I have a Boss CS-3 modified by Humphrey Pedal Mods ( they replace a number of the electronics to reduce noise and expand tonal range ) and agree about being able to smooth out my sound. While I have...
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    Re: How Often Do You Play With Other People?

    Living 7000 ft. up in the High Sierra Mountains, I am probably the best guitar picker and the ONLY mandolin guy for 40 miles. I did recently have a part timer buy the cabin next to me that has an...
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    Re: banjo-mandolin vs. mandolin-banjo

    I've got three banjos. A five string, a six string and an eight string. I am slightly insulted ( O.K,, not really ) of saying that ALL mandolin banjos sound awful. Mine is from about 1920, built...
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    Re: stopping by woods on a snowy evening

    Always has been a favorite poem and you have done a very nice job. Are you going to offer an MP3 file for ipod?
    John
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    Re: Pain in fret hand....

    I always play with a strap so that my left hand NEVER helps support my instrument. But, even with that, when I play for three hours a day for four or five days straight, I get a bit sore. I...
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    Re: Doyle Lawson will now take your questions!

    Doyle,

    I always felt there was a special bond between Jamie and yourself. After his, what I hope was amiable departure, have you two stayed in touch?

    John
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    Re: mando Guitar players ,what kind do you play?

    Takamine Koa Wood 508
    MK Visionary 55 FCE
    MK Pairiot Premium
    Fender Tele Thinline 72 Reisue
    Ibanez AF105

    John
  14. Re: Could Mandolin Playing Cause Swollen Thumb Joints?

    Are you sure you didn't close your case on that right thumb? I've had pain on the inside of my left thumb from overplay and made a leather shield that fastens with velcro to wear until the pain...
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    Re: How Many of You Have Got To Play A Loar?

    I was at both LoarFests in Bakersfield a few years ago and think I played all that were brought each year. A few were very good, one was excellent and the rest were just "nice little instruments". ...
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    Re: E-bay no show

    Five or six years ago, I bought a piece of electronics from an ebayer with an excellent record over a three year period. Neither I or ebay/PayPal ever found out if he died, went to jail or was...
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    Re: Top Modern Mandolin Maker

    Gilchrist!!!
  18. Re: What if.... Mike Marshall played with... Tommy Emmanual

    I met Mike Marshall at LoarFest in Bakersfield a few years ago and he is indeed one very nice gentleman. That seems to be true of so many fine musicians I've meet. Sorry to hear Mr. Emmanuel does...
  19. Re: What if.... Mike Marshall played with... Tommy Emmanual

    I played a Tommy Emmanuel DVD for a fellow guitar picker today that had never heard of him. He sat slack jawed and in awe of Tommy. While Mike is just about as good as it gets in the mandolin...
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    Re: What Did Your Parents Listen Too?

    My parents told of hearing approaching Union cannon fire...........well, maybe they weren't born that long ago. But in regards to music, I remember them listening to Les Paul and Mary Ford as well...
  21. Re: Anyone play Chuck Berry type music with the mandolin?

    A few weeks ago, Marty Stuart was playing mandolin "Rock and Roll" (or pretty dang close to it ) on his weekly TV show. We see him every week on RFDTV.
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    Hazel Scott, Jazz Piano

    I was watching an old Red Skelton movie called "I Dood It" the other day and in comes a jazz piano player named Hazel Scott. Her timing was INCREDIBLE and some of her CDs will be added to my...
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    Re: Luthier in Fresno area?

    I've never been to the one up north, but did have salmon for lunch on Friday and came home with a five gallon keg of porter. My wife had their excellent beer battered fish and chips and all is well...
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    Re: Luthier in Fresno area?

    Fresno does have a really good Porter (dark beer) at the Sequoia Brewery behind the Tower Theater on Olive. You can drive a few miles for a luthier, but keep your brewmaster close!
    John
  25. Poll: Re: Mandolin Cafe votes on IBMA Mandolin Player of Year Nominees

    Jesse Brock has as much talent as should be allowed. I've heard Ronnie a half dozen times, Adam once and Jesse several times over a weekend. The other two on DVD or Cds. Jesse can scorch anyone on...
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