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  1. Thread: Roanoke

    by Ky Slim
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    Re: Roanoke

    Kevin you really play this tune nicely and that is a great sounding mandolin!

    I used to play Roanoke with a banjo player that would not slow down. No matter what. I came to think that he may...
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    Re: Need guidance for picking hand

    Welcome to the Cafe! The Picking Hand!! As a lifelong picking hand technique crusader (and struggler) the best advice I can give is to consider getting some lessons from a qualified mandolin...
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    Re: Marlon Brando playing a mandolin!

    Brando on Mando?!! Brandolin??!!
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    Re: Weird Left Hand Discomfort - Help!

    Would you say that the neck profile is more or less V shaped than the other instruments you play? Bigger or smaller?
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    Re: Foam rubber armrest?

    Perhaps get an armrest and glue the foam to it
  6. Thread: Books

    by Ky Slim
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    Re: Books

    Mandolin for Dummies is an incredible resource. Everything is explained very well and it is also a fun read.

    I'm not sure why anyone would suggest complicated extended chords, shapes and even...
  7. Re: Gibson Jam Master versus A9 versus Flatiron A value

    One observation I have made is that the Jam Masters don't show up in the classifieds often. I've also never seen a JM in a shop.

    In this range of instruments I would add the Ratliff Country...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Just to get back to the dilemma that the OP is/was having. My advice is to go ahead and learn the chords/harmony when learning the melody of tunes like Salt Creek. Also, modes and/or music theory...
  9. Thread: GDGD tuning

    by Ky Slim
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    Re: GDGD tuning

    I think this is AEAE. I'd say the big advantage is droning
  10. Re: Weber brekke bridge thumbwheel and nut adjustment ?

    Thank you so much Vern! Talk about great product support! I sent you a PM. I have also reached out to Bruce. His support was great as usual. After discussing things I realize that it is time...
  11. Thread: Old Time Jam

    by Ky Slim
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    Re: Old Time Jam

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    It allowed me to get them. I think I have grabbed these before as I follow Brainjo at clawhammerbanjo.net. They send out some decent lessons
  12. Re: Weber brekke bridge thumbwheel and nut adjustment ?

    Pops1, thanks for suggestion. I've considered calling Bruce. In this pic above, that's not my mandolin. That is a pic that I robbed off another thread about these bridges. I am at my limit...
  13. Weber brekke bridge thumbwheel and nut adjustment ?

    I have a question about the Weber bridge that has the thumbwheel and nut. I believe this is called the "Brekke" bridge. The design is meant so that saddle height can be adjusted under tension
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    I wouldn't say that Baron "misspoke" by calling Salt Creek in the key of A. If you were at a jam and called Salt Creek in D you'd get some funny looks.

    Key signature of salt creek is D. Key...
  15. Thread: Can of air

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    Re: Can of air

    The dust won't hurt the finish. The can of air might. I've never had much trouble weaseling a small cloth under the strings to get most of the dust around the bridge and back around the tailpiece. ...
  16. Re: Any video/audio of Steve Earle's octave mandolin?

    I got to see these folks last night. Great show! From where I was sitting I couldn't read the headstock and would've guessed the octave he was playing was a Northfield because of the black tuner...
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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

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    I love this one!!. It was in this thread a while back
  18. Re: "banjo-mandolin" and "nice sounding": an oxymoron?

    I agree with the suggestions to dampen the head by putting something in there. Sock, foam, towel, rag, tshirt etc.. Also, consider using a lighter gauge of pick. I have always thought they were...
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    Re: Good tone on long chords?

    These sheets are from mandozine. They are sort of similar to ffcp for chords. Hope this helps. Good Luck!

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  20. Re: Scale Exercises Using Triplets, For Example

    Check out posts #16 and #17 by Zoukboy in this thread. These exercises have been really helpful for me in the past. I really need to "diggity dig dig" and "dig dig diggity" back into them.
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    Re: Any good Mandolin Transcription books?

    I enjoy the Masters of the Mandolin: 130 of the Greatest Bluegrass and Newgrass Solos Book by Fred Sokolow.
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    Mandolin Pricing?

    Realizing the can of worms this may open I've been sitting on this question for a while now. What drives mandolin pricing? If it is simply supply and demand there must be an awful lot of people...
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    Re: The latest in plectrum technology.....

    A side that isn't playable?? Just wait. Eventually someone will find that picking with that side is where they find their best tone
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    Re: Eastman 515 or 515cc?

    I have not played either of these but they both look like great instruments.

    I'll try to give some help to your question about the armrest and say that the contoured comfort edge of the Eastman...
  25. Re: Endpiece for nonlooped strings, without having to make knots

    Perhaps a trapeze style tailpiece with a wooden stop bar. This picture came from this thread. I think this one is on an archtop OM


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    Is that a real instrument in the OP pic? ...
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