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  1. Re: Talk me out of replacing an ABS nut with a bone nut

    The biggest difference in tone with a nut change is likely going to be on the open strings, and I do like bone better than Tusq or other plastics. A good set up will likely affect the tone of...
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    Re: New Buckeye A model

    Pictures or it didn't happen! Also sound file, if you can.
  3. Re: Larry Campbell "Shelter In Place Orchestra" - Gold Rush

    That mandolin player is great... and the fiddler, and banjer picker. And then the guitarist and bass player... wait - the same person. Some people have developed more talent than they need. Please...
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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    At 68, I'm a practicing physician in an academic setting. Every July we get new medical students, residents and fellows on our clinical service. I have to keep up with the current information in my...
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    Re: New Stiver Today!

    Stivers are really good bluegrass mandolins - at least every one I've played. Congratulations! Photos & video, please!
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    Re: A-style and F-style.

    You can get 99 to 101% of the same tone, volume, etc from an A with F holes compared to an F with F holes, if they are built by the same luthier with the same wood selection. You just don't get the...
  7. Re: Rosanne Cash - I Will Miss What I Wanted to Lose

    Wonderful article, Scott. This is a perspective form someone close to the top rung (at least upper quartile) or music performers. And it is a real experience that expresses the need to get out...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    lflngpicker - your budget is right in the sweet spot for a lifetime A5! It is unfortunate that I can't recommend that you take a trip to Carter's or Gruhn's in Nashville at this Covid time to sit...
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    Be very careful. Once the flame of MAS is started, it is very, very difficult to extinguish.
  10. Re: Learn to play multiple instruments at once?

    If you want a paying gig, learn Bass! A good bass player (pre-quarantine) could always find a job, often in multiple bands. If you are a casual player who wants to accompany themselves or friends,...
  11. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    Nice transcription, Jordan. One more thing for me to try and get under the fingers! A fun tune to play.
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    Re: Boozy impulse purchase

    If you don't plug in, you'll have the perfect isolation mandolin!
  13. A little bit of Ellington courtesy of Danny Knicely

    And when the drummer can't make the gig - bring a tap dancer!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGm8HO66_2Q&fbclid=IwAR2edAbkwSXeOPPysCa9Ac-5KA1QlBPpO8-A8zIJYHQ0HWdcyafvM0tgaWg
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    Stiernberg and Weinstein video lessons

    Social isolation has deprived me of my usual weekend picking sessions with friends and the local Django Djam, but reduced outpatient load at the hospital has increased my daily opportunities for...
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    Re: Custom mandolin finish?

    John Hamlett's advice is best - with an appropriately thin finish, it's not going to make a hill o' sonic beans difference in the tone or volume of your mandolin. I've had and loved both.
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    Re: Little Rock Getaway - Dave Peters

    One of my favorite albums that surveys the breadth of mandolin music played by a master! Great job!
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    Re: "Playability"

    The mandolin that you have probably needs a set up. A Rover isn't a "top quality" mandolin, but a set up by a competent luthier or repair person would make it more playable and might help you make...
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    Memories, they can"t be boughten, can't be won at carnivals for free
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    Question: When this is over do I join weight watchers or AA?
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    Re: When You First . . .

    First was really the Dawg, but I played more like Levon. When I starting playing more seriously, It was Jethro's final sessions with Don Stiernberg playing rhythm guitar that really lit my bulb.
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    Re: What is it? UK auction.

    The luthier for this instrument - a Florentine guitar (?) - [I]may [I] have salvaged a Gibson guitar neck and bridge for this creation... or just slapped a decal on the headstock.
  22. Re: D'Addario's new Chris Thile signature mandolin pick

    I like the black Wegen picks in general, because they have a darker tone than the white ones. :grin:
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    Re: Play better when alone

    As a surgeon who plays mandolin and other instruments, I resemble that statement!
  24. Re: Quick and dirty electric mandocello conversion

    Kinda looks like a Big Joe Williams guitar headstock!
  25. Re: I'll See You In My Dreams - Django transcribed for mandolin

    Jim: There are tons of options for playing rhythm to this song. We play this in our Django Djam & depending on the circle size, I'm playing rhythm >90% of the choruses. My humble take: Use a...
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