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    Acoustic Dead duo tunes

    My good buddy Steve Roy & I have a duo, Steve & Dave Play Dead, which is what we do, and we did it as part of an online fest we are a part of, Dead to the Core, this past weekend. We are the only act...
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    Re: Pickboy clown barf pick

    It's hard to describe, and yes, that's what I've been using and would still be satisfied to use. I feel like the attack of the "clown" pick is what I like and the tone produced. I realize it's all...
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    Good grief... what a set!

    Billy Strings is - of course - all shades of bad (_*_)

    The mandolin player in this recent set ain't bad either!!! I'm taking notes. Or trying to!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTrgZ6Bl8C8
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    Nice story about Mike Marshall's Loar

    About 10 years ago or so I was attending an industry retreat in Massachusetts at which we were lucky enough to have Mike Marshall, along with a couple of young guys on violin and bass, play for us...
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    I find it interesting that almost everyone is talking about when it is appropriate to upgrade an instrument.

    I like setting other benchmarks, which are instrument-independent. Scale exercises...
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    Re: Giants of Psychedelic Mandolin?

    I was searching for something else and came across this old thread, pretty good read so I had to bump it to throw in Jarrod Walker. Been listening to him a lot lately and while he is a SOLID...
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    Re: Eastman El Rey Video Review

    I'm going to jump back in real quick and answer a few more things.

    First of all Jim DeSalvo: Here's a longer video that just consists of the mandolin being played:

    ...
  8. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    The emando is a whole other set of tools for expression, and part of the great variety of mandolins in general in regards to shapes, build styles, woods, etc.

    Beyond my acoustics (Rigel A and...
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    Wish You Were Here - with mandolin!

    I hope y'all enjoy this Pink Floyd cover we did!
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    Re: Del & Dawg Tour 2019

    Well that was surely one of the musical highlights of my year! Just a terrific show!

    Two sets. One microphone. Just the right amount of banter and spontaneity to give it a 'living room' feel while...
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    Billy Strings & Del McCoury

    Billy on mandolin, Del on guitar, Midnight On The Stormy Deep

    478908402639345

    https://www.facebook.com/billystrings1/videos/478908402639345/UzpfSTI5OTAzMzI3Njg0MjA3ODoyMDEyMjg4ODM4ODQ5ODM4/
  12. Grateful Dead's - China Cat Sunflowew Lesson

    Hey Folks,

    Tried to post this in the Grateful Dead Section but I don't see it. So here is a China Cat Sunflower lesson. Hope it is useful and let me know what you think!

    I received a request...
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    Re: Grateful Dead tunes

    Speaking of Jerry Garcia and the mandolin, here is the one actually playing the other! :disbelief: This is from a boxed set called "Before The Dead." It includes him playing in several configurations...
  14. Amazing resource for Garcia/Dead enthusiasts

    https://deadstein.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/jerry-garcia-song-book-ver-9-online.pdf
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    Did a good deed today

    A good friend has been helping a family that has recently relocated to Minnesota. There are two sons that like music, but have never played. Someone had donated an acoustic guitar for one of them....
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    A little musical humor

    Not sure if this has been posted before, but if it hasn't, here it is (I hope):
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    Re: Mandolin Cafe threatened with lawsuit

    That's a lot of daughters.
  18. Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    I too was very intrigued by the Hawk SB pick and would like to own one.

    Just a thought: Perhaps we can coordinate a group buy to save on shipping and then distribute them for shipping of <$1...
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    Skaggs playing a fiddle like a mandolin

    I saw this posted on a fiddle forum, and was surprised by it. I had never seen Ricky Skaggs (or anyone else, for that matter) pick a fiddle in a bluegrassy mandolin style. I must admit, it sounds a...
  20. Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Sampler #2 is on its way to Canada.

    Shipped to starbuckna this morning.

    I had to get a photo - I happened to have more stamps on hand than money today, so ...

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    :grin:
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    Re: Famous Friends

    You know you're a member of a 'niche' community when 99% of the people in the world have never heard of your 'famous' friends.
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    Re: When Will This Electronic Music End?

    His name is Ken Moore...he built the world's first drum machine....get it? KENMORE...DRUM MACHINE.....
  23. Re: Stolen 10 years ago, on craigslist today - what can I do?

    Nobody has told the story of leaving their banjo case in the back seat of the car when they went to dinner, coming back and finding the window smashed and three more banjo cases in the car yet.
  24. Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Looks like the samplers are serving their purpose giving pickin' folks a real insight into how big a difference a pick can make. Awesome! :mandosmiley:

    Paul - Thanks for the in-depth review. I...
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    Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Great update, Paul. Enjoyed reading it.
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