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  1. Re: What's the diff between Northfield NF5S and F5 models?

    I have one of the older F5M (Master) models. It’s not a Big Mon, I received it in January 2015 and LOVE it! It looks great, plays great, and I get all kinds of compliments on it at camps and...
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    Re: Increasing Scale Exercise Speed

    Not sure about the changeover point as it depends entirely on you and your comfort zone. You could add the up strokes and work on coordinating your hands at faster speeds.
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    Re: Multi-track Recording?

    Iíd use a Tascam or Zoom recorder, the ones with 2 tracks can be had on sale for around $100.

    I have the older Tascam DR07mkii that does 2 tracks, itís been replaced by the 22wl

    Iím not...
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    Re: Top three favorite Bill Monroe tunes.

    All great tunes, for me it’s:

    So. Flavor
    Watson’s Blues
    Lochwood

    For now anyway...
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    Re: Finger exercises?

    Listen to your Dr and therapist.
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    Well, you can't compare 1970 with 2019...its not even close in so many ways. You asked in the builders forum and sounds like you got alot of technical answers from people who "know what they are...
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    Re: Learning Video's

    I subscribed to Banjo Ben years ago now and he’s great. I have learned a lot from him on both guitar and mando. Joe K Walsh and Sharon G at Peghead are great, I’ve been with both at various music...
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    Re: Figuring out chords from sheet music?

    My answer is yes it’s easy to figure out...if you are familiar with how music works and know your scales. Lots of good advice in this thread and it will get you started but you need to put in the...
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    Re: Southern flavor

    This is the way we play it, I don't think TD meant 3 chords in 1 bar...I'll have to try it with the Gm and F#m next time we play it.

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    Re: Uther my cat..

    Oh no...so, so sorry for your loss. I have a couple of cat shaped holes and a dog as well in my heart, the most recent was Pinot Noir just a year ago. His little bro Gabe is in my avatar and I...
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    Re: I Don't Do Tab

    Like anything else in this world what works for one doesnít for another. I grew up reading music on guitar and in bands and orchestra in school. Took up mando and learned TAB then developed my ear....
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    Re: Hog Wallow Flats - E. Lester: Tabs?

    Iím Emoryís student and we have gone over this tune, itís one of my favs. Contact him directly and heíll probably send it or better yet contact him for a lesson to go over it in person...NFI.
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    Re: Remove Frets & Scoop

    Ha! I am from So. FL and specifically wanted the Florida on my mando!
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    Welcome!

    Iíd say youíre in for a long wait to get decent on your current mando. You need a decent mandolin then take some lessons to help you develop into a decent player.

    Get an Eastman...
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    Re: Remove Frets & Scoop

    No.

    Take the money and use it on lessons, if you are hearing pick click you’re digging in too deep and it’s poor technique. No amount of scooping will fix that.
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    Re: What's on the grill for the 4th?

    I’m late to this party but yesterday I played a round of afternoon golf, had a double cheeseburger from the grill washed down with a couple of beverages, and then me and the mandolin watched...
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    Why do you think you donít deserve an upgrade after 4 years? Any mandolin will sound and feel better than your current one. You have a budget of up to $3k, Iím partial to them but the Northfield...
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    Re: Montana mandolin field trip

    Sherry, tell your son to look up Greg Boyd's House of Fine Instruments. Its right in Missoula, he has a fabulous shop and is a equally fabulous person. There is a great music scene in Missoula.
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    Re: Explain This Chord

    I use my index finger to play the 2nd fret A chord - and others up the neck. The tip of my finger is not big enough to cover all 4 strings (both courses) cleanly so I get the effect of muting the...
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    I suspect your teacher, being a pro is coming from the perspective that with one main instrument you get familiar with all its tendencies and you eventually become one with it. Some of those violins...
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    Re: quick key change question

    Instead of using closed positions take a tune you know really well and figure out C in the open position, then you know F and Bb. If you know something in G from the 5th fret D string then you know...
  22. Re: Anyone know of a website or app that will display all chord n

    At least he has an iPad but for people that don’t have any Apple products that’s too bad, it’s a great app. Maybe contact the designer and request an android version. OTOH my android hubby has an...
  23. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Hasn’t Gibson always been a bunch of (I can’t say on a family friendly forum) when it comes to their business practices? I was at the Bozeman acoustic facility the day the Tennessee facilities were...
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    Re: Tips for beginners 1st camp

    ROW is a great camp, Iíve been a few times and was bummed to miss this year. Give yourself a break Greg - youíve only been playing for 3 months - I know people that have been playing for years that...
  25. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    I think those F5Sí are one of the best values around.
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