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  1. Re: Long term planning for 1st mandolin and uke GDAE in the meant

    Trying them out is nice, but when you're starting out, they all sound pretty much the same. Unlike a guitar (or uke), it isn't until you've been playing mando for a while that you start to hear the...
  2. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUAH0C1NcCI
  3. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Rich DelGrosso's Get Your Nose Outta My Bizness!
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    Re: how long should i practice?

    A friend who teaches music recommends twenty-minute sessions several times a day. He thinks it gives ideas a chance to settle.

    It's like rain. If there's a lot all at once, most of it just washes...
  5. Re: We don't need no steenking flat picks!

    Wow! Can't top that with a cherry!
  6. Re: We don't need no steenking flat picks!

    Well, three picks instead of one did give him an unfair advantage . . . .
  7. Re: We don't need no steenking flat picks!

    Thanks for the green light. Glad to have someone watching my Bach!
  8. Re: We don't need no steenking flat picks!

    Nice vid! Always wanted to see someone play a bowlback.
  9. Re: We don't need no steenking flat picks!

    My subjective opinion: lots better!

    My more balanced guitar-versus-mando estimation:

    Playing guitar, the tone differences between flat picks, finger picks, and bare fingers is huge. But...
  10. Re: We don't need no steenking flat picks!

    Great guitarist! Didn't know he played mando, too. Good to know. Thanks!
  11. We don't need no steenking flat picks!

    Maybe five years ago, after forty-five years playing guitar, I bought a $50 mando on a whim.

    Turned out they're a blast. On my fourth now.

    BUT I've never used to flat-picking them. Gone through...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    I'm right on the verge of selling one, keeping the other, and never buying another.

    Not rushing to judgement. But it's appealing.
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    Re: The beagle has landed

    I'd been looking for a few years, too. I spotted this one either here or at Reverb, can't remember. Talked the guy down to what I had to spend. The price wasn't Hollywood, but it wasn't Tobacco Road,...
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    Re: The beagle has landed

    Ugh. Last year I bought a Zoom digital camcorder that got good reviews, hated it, returned it. I doubt I'll ever go down that road again.

    And so far, I've never needed a telephone that takes...
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    Re: The beagle has landed

    Yep, I've been banging away. The neck is shorter than my other mando's, and it turns out that makes it easier to go up the neck because now my left pinky stops at the twelfth fret, so I have a...
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    The beagle has landed

    Bought a basket case Gibson Junior snakehead last fall. Refinished it and had my local gear whisperer add hardware and some frets. Folks here recommended a Cumberland Acoustics bridge and a clamshell...
  17. Re: No mandolin content: Nursing musical grudges?

    The creepy Big Brother part is that they know when you're streaming.
  18. Re: Has Anyone Received Stimulus Check? (Possible Mandolin Conten

    Yes.
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    Re: Last Mando standing, How to choose?

    I have two, and they're both worth something in the $1k-$1.5k range.

    Or they were. Now I don't think I can get much of anything for either. No big deal, I can afford to sit on 'em for a while,...
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    Re: Last Mando standing, How to choose?

    I'm a fatalist. I know that whichever I sell will be the wrong one. So just bite the bullet and do it. Not necessarily in that order.

    - - - Updated - - -


    Yeah, I had big plans.

    Oh, well.
  21. Re: Thinking of buying a second mandolin

    First, here's what you don't want to hear: It would make more sense (to me, anyhow) to put the money toward a higher-quality A than sink it into a same-quality F. Like a Howard Morris, for instance....
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    Re: New to the Mandolin

    Tell us about your vintage mandolin. Whatcha packin'?
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    Re: "Playability"

    Howard Morris is in Oregon. His mandos are in your price range and, from what I've read, the instruments are terrific.

    If I wanted a new mando, I'd probably get one of his.

    Morris mandos
    ...
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    Re: best mandolin for 700.00

    Which way are you leaning, Salt?

    Here's another plug for flattops. Even though I've moved on to carved-top instruments (a Red Line and a Gibson, both great), I realize now that I sounded just as...
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    Re: Know You Rider

    Yep. See #16 and #18.
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