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    Re: Bela Fleck and Chris Thile

    that was great
  2. Re: Seeking "mournful" mandolin - like Levon Helm with The Band

    Some great choices on there. I also like 'Azalea Waltz' in this genre. Sierra's playing it on an octave here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caB5g_Kaxfk
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    Jethro Burns at Adler House, 1985

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpU83gGQMGY

    Enjoy.
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    Re: Strumming like guitar?

    "Strumming like guitar" can mean different things. To me, Mike Compton strums the mandolin and I think he's fantastic. Is he "strumming like guitar"? I dunno. There's a pick in his hand and it's...
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    Re: octave pedal or multi-effect pedal?

    In one of my bands I play what I'd call rock mandolin. The chain goes like this. A Sarno Black Box sits on top of my Genzler Acoustic Array and is the first stop, as an impedance buffer and for...
  6. Re: "banjo-mandolin" and "nice sounding": an oxymoron?

    I have one - it's from the 'teens or '20s and was probably a decent one in its day. I'm away with family but will post a pic of it on here when I get back - I'd be interested to hear any thoughts...
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    Re: What's the big deal about changing strings?

    I don't mind choppin' wood ... and I don't care if the money's no good.

    Seriously - good thread. A few things to think about here.
  8. Great interview. I've worn out her "Third...

    Great interview. I've worn out her "Third Journey" album with Mike, and I love her musical philosophy and her insights on the mandolin. Interesting personal history too.
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    Re: Why play Mandolin?

    194422

    I grew up playing various instruments (there was an old bowl-back mando in the house) and eventually became best known playing upright and electric bass. I took up mandolin for real in...
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    Re: Thile Update NYT

    This.
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    gigs .... starting to return?

    One in the book for June, two for July and one in August. Hoping to fill the book a lot fuller in coming weeks.

    How about where you are?
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    Re: Gibson doubleneck

    wow - I so totally want that '65 EMS 1235. And I've never been a fan of the SG shape (on bass either, which I also play). But that thing is killer, and as the guy says, it's actually a pretty...
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    Re: octave on valium?

    Does it alleviate Octave Mandolin Acquisition Syndrome?
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    Re: octave on valium?

    193357

    no comment on the valium comparison (no experience in that department) but here's my Weber octave next to my Lyn Hardy short scale octave
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    Re: A new GBOM source: Lyn Hardy

    192062

    I have one of those octave mandos - bought it from Lyn a few weeks ago. They're cool. I'll see if I can post a pic. If this comes thru that's Lyn's octave on the right, a standard scale...
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    Re: who wouldn't want one of these?

    Your sarcasm detector is busted.
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    who wouldn't want one of these?

    https://reverb.com/item/38443589-mortone-semi-hollow-10-string-electric-mandocello-cittern-guitar-conversion?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=ad&utm_campaign=23845101650510455&utm_content=23845114313670...
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    Re: What mandolins are made in North America?

    Yup, as are Collings. My two faves, and not because they're made in North America (although they are).
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    Re: flatwound strings for Gibson Mandobass

    There definitely are. Upright bass players discuss this all the time. I suggest you go to the website called Talkbass, go to the section for upright bass players (as distinguished from bass...
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    Re: K&K pick up and Baggs Venue DI Help

    I'm using a Fishman not the Baggs (although they look very nice), and I join with those who suggest the 1/4 inch output direct into the PA. As noted, the XLR can be very hot and, more important,...
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    Re: Cherokee Shuffle - Emory Lester

    Another fan of Emory here...
  22. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Happy Birthday Dennis, and best wishes to you for good health. You and your store gave me my start as a Mando player! I've continued to shop there over the years. But more important is that you be...
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    Re: '30 Epiphone Tenor - Mansion on the Hill

    Very nice! I just got my first tenor guitar, a '65 Gibson that was for sale locally, and now I'm going down the rabbit hole too!

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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    setting up for an outdoor practice

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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    I've been practicing with one music friend on Monday nights for about six weeks in a socially distanced, semi-outdoor setting. We've played together for years, he finger-picks guitar and sings, and...
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