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  1. Re: How to Open a Vintage Guitar Store in Seven Easy Steps

    Nashville is always my favorite place to visit, but it has been five years since I was there. I was unable to get to Carter's at that time while they were open. I have always loved shopping for...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    Looks like a lot of folks say an hour a day and I fall into that category as well. I do different things every other day or so to break things up and learn different songs and styles.
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    Re: Eastman - back/neck separation

    What are the weather conditions like in your area in summer and winter? Also, is the instrument exposed to a heat/AC vent? Is it exposed to sunshine through a window? Does the humidity and...
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    Re: Eastman - back/neck separation

    in what conditions do you store the instrument?
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    Re: My band asked me to stop playing guitar

    I think a well-played mandolin can add to almost any musical situation...
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    Re: Beginner getting into Bluegrass

    Good luck and enjoy the journey...
  7. Re: While nonmusicians post "You're not hungry, you're bored"...

    You could spend the rest of your life waiting for the right time...if you can afford the Kentucky, it would likely pick up your spirits a bit.
  8. Re: Mandolin Orange Live Stream Sunday 4/26, 8:30 EDT

    Thank you for the heads up. I'll be looking forward to it!
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    Re: Greetings from the newest of newbies

    Welcome! I am a multi-instrumentalist as well and I thoroughly enjoy playing my Eastman mando...have fun!
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    Re: My very musical couch...

    I thought it was obviously "an attempt at humor"...in fact, I laughed.
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    Re: Hi, I'm new to this

    sounds like you need to just take the time to just get started and learn as you go. There are many resources online and in print on strumming patterns and how to read tablature. If you spend time...
  12. Re: “Going to California” with a Stradolin and Ovation mandolin

    Eric,
    That David Rawlings Machine version is killer! Thank you for sharing. I have been working on recording a version with mandolin, acoustic guitar with the melody lines played on electric...
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    Re: My very musical couch...

    For some, Social Distancing was already a way of life...
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    Re: Hello, first time player here

    Welcome! It is certainly a good time to learn an instrument or get better at one if you already play.
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    Re: Uncharted territory in my mandolin life

    congratulations. With all that is bad about this Coronavirus situation, at least you have time to spend enjoying your new instrument.
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    Re: Informal Poll

    Even if I could afford one, I wouldn't spend that much.
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    Re: Tim O’brien on songwriting.

    That was really cool! As a songwriter myself, I enjoyed hearing how he has come up with his ideas for some of the songs. Very inspiring...I think I better grab pen, paper and mando and start...
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    We are in Southwest Florida and the weather has been great, so I have taught my lessons outside under the cabana 6 feet apart.
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    Because I feel as though I am slowly yet constantly improving as a player, that perhaps the improved sound is the result of better "tone" I get through improved technique rather than the instrument...
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    Re: Reading suggestions

    A Bluegrass History was excellent. He also wrote Bluegrass: A History and that is fabulous!
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    I have lusted after Collings mandolins since I saw a wall full of them in Gruhn's Guitar Shop years ago. I cannot afford one at this time, but as soon as I can, I will get one.
  22. Re: Do You Play ALL of Your Mandolins Regularly?

    I only have one mandolin. I am primarily a guitar player and I have just one acoustic guitar; however, I do have a handful of electric guitars and I do rotate them regularly because I love them all....
  23. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    Definitely guitar, but I love to switch around between acoustic and electric, mando, bass and piano for variety and because I love hearing how they all sound.
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    Re: Gary Vessel F5 #94

    It is a cool picture of a special instrument and view. It is good your wife thought to take that photo.
  25. Immokalee Bluegrass Festival - Del & Dawg

    I live half of the year in Virginia where I have my choice of several nearby Bluegrass Festivals during the late spring to early fall months. Otherwise, we spend the winters in southwest Florida...
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