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    Re: No more EXP74's?

    Whew - that's good news . . . I prefer the sound of strings after they have been played for a day or two, so this should work just fine.
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    Re: Fun observation

    Exactly! I am sure that my first 'Santa Rosa' mandolin would be a laughable instrument if I saw it today - but at the time it was absolutely invaluable. For months I took it with me EVERYWHERE that...
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    Re: Forgive me....for I have sinned.....

    Saying that the banjo was 'heavy' makes me think that there was a more than a little harmless looking and touching going on, in that clandestine little room.

    Since you have confessed your sin, you...
  4. Thread: Oval vs F

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    Re: Oval vs F

    I am more of a melodic player (if you want to call it 'playing') than someone who 'chops' or plays straight chords - and I find that oval holes are much more likely to give me the tone and sustain...
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    Re: What are you playing for the holidays?

    'Deck The Halls' is the only thing that I have ever really worked on:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqlI-PEhx48


    'Linus & Lucy' (The Charlie Brown theme) isn't really a Christmas song, but...
  6. Re: What's the weirdest MUSICAL thing you've ever done?

    I'm over 4 years late for the party - but sure, I'll play . . . .

    Probably the weirdest musical thing I ever did happened back when I was writing radio jingles and music for corporate...
  7. Re: YouTube policy change, ‘Made for Kids’

    I just got a message from YouTube and the FCC . . . they have been monitoring my 30-second mandolin videos and demanded that I label them as 'Not Suitable For Listening'.
  8. Thread: Holiday music

    by MikeZito
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    Re: Holiday music

    My pathetic contribution . . . .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqlI-PEhx48
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    Re: BLACK Mandolin Cafe hats! Woohoo!

    No Charley - he is the famous namesake (very good singer and blues guitarist) - but I am the 'original' Mike Zito; (his first album came out in 2000, but my first was in 1994).
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    Re: BLACK Mandolin Cafe hats! Woohoo!

    Ooooh, I like that . . . I only wish I was worthy of wearing one . . . .
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    Re: We Honor Your Service

    In my area there is a Military base, a Coast Guard station and a submarine building shipyard - all within just about 3 miles of each other. Needless to say, there is a lot of military presence and...
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    Re: just say no to a lone star

    I thought it was a country music band from the 90's . . . .
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    Re: Is my MAS dead?

    Like many of us - off the top of my head I can think of at least several long-gone instruments that fall into the 'Wish I had never sold' category, but in the end I can still be very content with the...
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    Re: Is my MAS dead?

    The same thing seemed to have the opposite effect on my son. He took a part-time job at one of the chain music stores, just for the substantial employee discount - but instead of quelling the...
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    Re: I know that tune... um... how's it go again?

    A number of years ago I finished a local television gig and afterwards went to a hometown bar with the rest of the band. Unbeknownst to us, it was 'open mic' night. At one point, they yelled out...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    If that's the case, your member name should be Tarzan . . . .
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    Re: Is my MAS dead?

    I hate to break the news to you, but (to some extent) The Monkees already beat you to the punch, with a song called 'Love Is Only Sleeping'.

    Other than that - I can relate to a lack of MAS, simply...
  18. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    In my early days of playing in bands I was always the bass player - but now that I am a songwriter and solo artist who does one-man shows, it is the guitar that I can be found playing most often . ....
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    Upon further reflection on this topic (you can tell that I have waaaay too much free time on my hands if this is the best thing that I can reflect on) - I occasionally refer to guitars in certain...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    But wait - in the Monty Python skit, ALL of the Australians were named Bruce. Is it possible that they were being facetious?
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    I have owned at least a couple of hundred instruments over the years, but have only named one.

    I have an inexpensive oval hole mandolin that I bought because it vaguely reminded me of Jethro Burns...
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    Re: Hope this never happens again

    I knew a guy who was once a tour manager for a fairly big American rock band, consisting of young guys whom he affectionately refers to as a 'group of knuckleheads'. Apparently one time they were...
  23. Re: what strings do you recommend for a rigel mando ?

    And yet another vote for the 74's.

    Damn I miss my Rigel . . . . .
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    Re: Hope this never happens again

    I once forgot my Rickenbacker double-neck guitar at a local dive bar . . . luckily, I realized my mistake after only being on the road for a few seconds - and when I ran back in, the guitar was...
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    Re: Fingerstyle mandolin

    A couple of years ago I bought an inexpensive Rogue mandolin, took off 4 of the strings and took a crack at finger-picking. I didn't take it too far, but it was quite fun and interesting,...
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