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    Re: Electric mandolin.

    The Eastman ERM El Rey Electric Mandolin is the best one that I've played and owned so far. But in the end I still prefer a pickup or mic on my acoustic.
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    Re: Eastman El Rey 'weak E pickup' hack

    Hmmm, well, fortunately for me my Eastman El Ray plays perfectly with even volume across all strings. It's the best e-mando I have played.
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    Re: Fender medium-gauge guitar pick

    I switched picks. I can't believe it. After years of using a Blue Chip I am now using a Fender Medium for all my mandolin work. As most of us have done, I tried every pick under the sun and I always...
  4. Re: Go to guy for top mandolin set up in Nashville area

    I would recommend the luthier department at Gruhn's. They are renowned for top notch work. I cannot recommend Carter's Vintage, although I love the store itself. I have had a few bad experiences with...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Not for me. I appreciate honest wear on an instrument. Because it's honest. Faking wear and tear is pretty much the height of posing (Definition = intransitive verb. 1 : to assume a posture or...
  6. Re: Get Well Soon Dennis! (Owner of The Mandolin Store)

    Best wishes to you Dennis, we all need you healthy! You sold my first really good mandolin and my really great recent mandolin, plus 100 sets of strings, picks, strap, etc. Haha! Every time I pick up...
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    Re: Choro listening recommendations

    Well, there is a vast repertoire of bandolim (Brazilian mandolin) out there. I started taking lessons from Elisa Meyer Ferriera and it has opened my ears to choro and the amazing technique that is...
  8. Re: How has the mandolin changed your guitar playing?

    I had similar happen to me. Played guitar for 50 years, then started playing mandolin seriously and barely touched a guitar for 6 years. It felt awkward when I picked up a guitar, especially a...
  9. Thread: New music

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    Re: New music

    Beautiful music. Two thumbs up!
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    Re: Gear for Electric Mandolin

    I just bought an Eastman El Rey. Great little mandolin by the way. And I'm playing with a classic rock band and we do some acoustic covers on which I use the mandolin. I have my guitar setup going...
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    Re: R.I.P. Dan Hicks

    True story here. My band buddies and I drove down to L.A. from S.F. for a few days in 1969 or thereabouts. Our lead singer had a relative working at a recording studio or record label. I remember we...
  12. Mandolins in America | Virtual Museum Curator Tour

    Another very interesting mandolin video popped up in my YouTube feed.

    Definitely worth a watch: https://youtu.be/Ns8AUMtWPnE
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    The Sound of the American Mandolin

    This is a great and informative video about Gibson mandolins, both pre-Loar and post-Loar.

    https://youtu.be/gv5E7OlKI5k

    In this documentary from 1995 Tony Williamson goes through the history of...
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    Re: Room humidifiers and distilled water

    Well, just as you say. I've tried too many humidifiers and all the expensive and not so expensive ultrasonic humidifiers have left the dreaded white dust over everything, including all my...
  15. Re: Anybody heading to Carter Vintage this week?

    Maybe I can help you. If you tell me what you need to know and the particular instruments, then I can make an appointment and do some "investigation" for you. FYI: the mandolins listed on Carters...
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    Re: Anyone been to Nashville trying mandolins?

    I live here in Nashville and there are 3 great shops for mandolins; Carter Vintage, Gruhn Guitars, and The Mandolin Store which just recently moved here from Arizona. Carter and Gruhn are on the same...
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    Re: Mandolin stands

    Hercules. Love it. I originally got a couple for my guitars, but found that it works perfect for mandolin. Keeps it at a good height too. In my music room I don't need to worry about pets or children...
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    Re: Not your typical mandolin video

    Standing ovation!
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    Re: Help me narrow down my search

    Hey Johnny, I'm not sure where you live but if possible for you, I would highly recommend a field trip to Nashville to play on as many mandolins as possible. It could be worth the cost to give you an...
  20. Re: Day by day (instrumental, for lead mandolin)

    I think this is a very good composition. I like it a lot. Very enjoyable to listen to. And it takes me on a journey. Very nice.
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    Re: This Masquerade

    Nice!
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    Yes, I would suggest doing much more research on Northfield mandolins. They have definitely proved themselves over the years. They build consistently high quality instruments in several price ranges...
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    Re: New Northfield Big Mon on it's way.

    Congratulations on your new baby! I'm sure you'll love it every minute of every day. The thing about Northfield is they are extremely consistent in quality. I've played on many and all were just...
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    Re: Nut Width Decision Advise needed

    When I was finally ready to buy a good mandolin I faced your same decision. I went with a wide nut 1 3/16" and it's been fantastic. Made a big difference for me. There is a good selection of wide...
  25. Thread: Blue Chips

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    Re: Blue Chips

    Some funny stories here. I think most of us have been down on hands and knees searching for a pick. I have not lost my BC after 6 years but it certainly has jumped out of my fingers and made a run...
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