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  1. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    The older brother lex loar. Very smart but a supervillain.
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    And the instruments on that link are gorgeous.
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    Didn’t Sam bushs hoss used to belong to Norman?
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    Re: Loar’s Loar!

    Has anyone played it? Is it a good one? (I mean I know they’re all good, but some are better than others, I believe).

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    Has anyone played it? Is it a good one? (I mean I know...
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    Re: What strings for Gibson F4 (1911)?

    I'd suggest D'Addario monels - maybe not the Sam Bush custom gauges (though you might like them), but the standard gauges. (I like the Sam Bush ones, but for best results for what you're after...)...
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    Re: Electro / Acoustic Mandolin

    I’m very happy with mine. Watch it though they chew batteries if you leave them plugged in.
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    Re: Revisiting: The Mandolin: A History

    It is an excellent book. All mandolinist should have it.
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    Re: Tips for fairly new Mando players

    It's not a little guitar - its strum is different, and its sound and role is different. Concentrate on the right hand.

    Try and learn the intervals. And chords. And scales.

    Don't set...
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    Re: favourite strings

    Two of my mandos have Sam bush monels. But my Gretsch New Yorker has flatowunds, mostly as an atta to to put off changing the strings as much as possible and my epiphone mm50 has Daddarios. It just...
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    As, I think one of the two guys who have an opinion, I am a musicologist and historian who has taught 19, 20 and 21st century vernacular music at universities. My opinion might not be worth much, but...
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    Seems so. :)
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    Also, to learn jazz, you’ve got to know the blues.
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    I have been working through Jazzology , from Hal Leonard. It's not any instrument specific - maybe piano. But it has some very nice ideas. Also, Ted's Getting into Jazz mandolin will get those...
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    It’s probably solved now but you could take the case to a chain locksmith - mister minute in Australis I don’t know what in your country - but the type of place that has a kiosk in a mall. There’ll...
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    Thank you for your generosity.

    Would you do an electric mandolin set? (Or do you?) could it be in sets of four rather than eight as an option?

    Thanks again
  16. Re: No mando content: Remembering Ginger Baker

    As complicated a person as th polyrhythms he so effortlessly played. A great drummer.
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    Re: Dropped mandolin

    If it gives piece of mind, yes
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    Re: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

    I’ve looked very closely. I don’t think there’s a mandolin. But I’m happy to look again
  19. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    Nearly all the early photos in the Burns' documentary have a mandolin - mostly oval holes.

    The rule is, I think - if it's not bluegrass, no chop. I understand there were occasional choppers in...
  20. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    That mi or third in the melody clashing against the major third in the chord - that space between those two is African tonality. The 7 in the 1 chord. The flatted fifth (downtown) or sharpened fourth...
  21. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    It has parts that are brilliant. It glosses over difficult concept. The history of race in jazz is not as clear cut as he suggested.

    Wynton Marsalis was the wrong focus. Unlike Shelby Foote in...
  22. Re: Now HERE's a mandolinist's worst nightmare:

    Tuned in fourths like a bass? Just wondering. Looked like it
    'Kangaroo gut'? Really? Or showbiz?
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    Re: In praise of solid body mandolins.

    That is , yes, DANG!
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    Re: In praise of solid body mandolins.

    What do you want to check? Do you want a review, or just to hear one?
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    Re: In praise of solid body mandolins.

    My goodness there are some beautiful instruments here.

    I mentioned mine, but here it is. Ignore the ugly thing holding it.
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