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    Re: My debut as a tenor guitar player

    The terror police are all out eating donuts, so you're safe:)

    Bet it sounded great.
  2. Re: Played an EARNEST Junior Deluxe 5-string electric mandolin to

    Nice stuff there. I like the semi hollow body and the long scale length to produce a nice fat tone. But he's retired and now only wants to do custom stuff, so apparently you have to get his...
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    Re: G(I) chop to 3 or 4-finger D(V) chop?

    When you just go I-V its easiest to stay in the same neck position, although it may take a while to get comfortable with that. Look at some other pro's playing and I'll bet that most stay in the...
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    Re: Tips for Learning - Beginners

    When playing ffcp scales, always startup up the fingerboard,as high as the 12th fret for the highest G scale and work down toward the nut. For me, Bb starting on the middle finger is the hardest...
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    Re: New 2nd generation Coombe flat top

    Wonderful.
  6. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    An Arrow mandolin would solve that problem. Five or 8 string.
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    Re: Blue chip picks

    Just play one note. shouldn't be too hard:)
  8. Re: High end Northfields versus other $8-12k mandos

    Heck, I've played $10K+ mandolins I didn't like as well as $2K mandolins, and I'm very happy with that. Your ears may vary.
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    When they open up they sound so much better.....:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Right hand cure-all exercise

    Good to encourage exercises for pick mobility and relaxation in the right hand. I think it’s a more direct method to master pick strokes you encounter in tunes rather than just playing the tunes.
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    Re: The Pick Guy

    Given what he sells, Iím surprised the thread is still here.
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    Re: Silk and Steel Strings?

    If you’ve never heard them on your instrument, how do you know what sound they’ll generate?
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    It would be rude not to accept the offer, so ‘yes, of course I’d like one’.

    Or two, because they’re little:)
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    I took up mandolin because my Dad played as an Applachian kid in the teens and 20s and as I approached retiring I decided to take it up. Never thought about it when I started guitar playing in my...
  15. Re: My 4th mandolin build, 2nd one built from scratch

    Beautiful work and such a busy schedule!

    But wait until you're retired, you'll wonder how you ever had time to work:)
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Is that damned by faint praise? I'd be curious to know what it sounded like compared to other instruments in in price range. I doubt you only played one mandolin at Carters.
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    Re: 1976 Gehrardt Green F5 Pictures

    We got a picture, not a sound clip. I commented on its looks, not it’s, as yet unknown, sound. But if it sounded great, it would still be ugly, to me anyway.

    Ymmv
  18. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    I'm not offended and disagree on both counts. The richness of tone statement could apply just as well to acoustic v electric guitars and the short scale doesn't seem to be an issue for electric...
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    Re: Tone wood Backs

    It’s not uncommon to have all koa or all mahogany instruments. They sound fine.

    Spruce for the back may be a little too soft for durability and may need to be too thick for good sound.
  20. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

    My wife only has one mandolin, so she doesn't frequent the Cafe. She does have 4 guitars and 3 banjos though.

    I have 2 electric mandolins and 6 acoustic ones. And a few guitars.

    And a banjo....
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    Re: General Mandolin Discussion

    there are posted forum guidelines. Rereading those on occasion might be helpful to provide an insight.
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    Re: 1976 Gehrardt Green F5 Pictures

    Glad you like it.

    I’d keep it in the back of a closet.

    Now if it were translucent red.........
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    Re: New White Face mandolin

    Not a fan of paint on mandolins. Like to see the grain. Makes me think that it’s a way to hide flaws in the wood, even if there aren’t any.

    Don’t like it on old Gibson’s either.
  24. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

    Thatís a very personal question 😊

    Iíll admit to more than 1
  25. Re: Lose grip on a thick pick or use a thin pick?

    Evan Marshall uses as floppy a pick as I've ever seen. He seems to have no trouble picking the right strings at the right time. Here's that floppy pick on the last movement of the William Tell...
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