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  1. Re: Article: 7th Annual Jim Richter Mandolin Camp

    Fantastic news! Both NumberOneWife and I had a blast the other two times we attended. We are both hoping we can make it again this year. And for those who are wondering - NumberOneWife does not play...
  2. Re: Bucky Pizzarelli-style chord melody from Aaron Weinstein

    Great as always. Thanks, Aaron!
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    Re: Tumbling Tumbleweeds

    Sounds great!
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    Re: Does mandolin improve guitar technique

    I believe that any time you spend with an instrument on your lap and a pick in your hand is time well spent. Probably 45 years ago I worked out (on guitar) a "Medley Of Irish Fiddle Tunes" off David...
  5. Re: chord melody by Aaron Weinstein: YOU'RE DRIVING ME CRAZY!

    Great stuff, Aaron, as ALWAYS! Also - picked up the 3x3 disc last week - great work there, too!
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    In the late 70s I was owner of a Fender guitar called the Hand-Carved LTD Archtop. The LTD was an produced for just a few years, built by a couple guys at their shop, under the direction of Roger...
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    Re: The cafe....made my day!

    Wait until you retire and can do it several times a day. Just sayin' :)
  8. Re: Y'all missed some great mandolin playing in Asheville

    Man, I would LOVE to make it to one of their gigs - sadly, none even remotely near us. Maybe next time. From what I'm hearing about these shows, seems like this may not wind up being a one-off tour.
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    Re: Like this site but for guitar....

    Wow, those were some good days back on flatpick-l!! So far back I couldn't even put a date on it. It seemed so leading-edge at the time LOL.
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    Re: Rockin' the Dulcimer!

    I have a gifted musician friend who used to plug his Appalachian Dulcimer into a small practice amp and crank out The Star Spangled Banner a la Jimi Hendrix - it is a wonder to behold!
  11. Thread: Improvising

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    Re: Improvising

    I read and appreciated very much - just didn't think to comment on it. Thanks for posting - not sure how I missed this when it originally aired.
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    Re: Improvising

    What a fantastic idea! I have done this while mindlessly noodling around with various tunes, but never thought to do it in any organized manner. This could be a great ear-opener.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    They are looking good, Andrew!
  14. Re: The Guitars (and Mandolins) of Ken Burns' Country Music

    What has amazed me is the number of Fender Shenandoah guitars (with the Stratocaster-style peghead) that keep popping up. I didn't know anybody except the VERY young Neil Diamond ever played one of...
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    Re: Groovin' High with Isaac Eicher

    Fantastic!
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    Re: String journey on a Collings MT

    I've always been a huge fan of D'Addario strings on both guitar and mandolin. Electric, acoustic, you name it. But when I was going through this same journey, I felt the D-Addario EFW74 flatwounds...
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    Re: Live Jazz -- Tom Wright Quartet

    Sounds great, Tom - thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Eastman ERM El Rey

    Another helpful tip re: rewiring archtop instruments - surgical tubing is a great way to fish things into a hollow or semi-hollow instrument. 2-foot sections of surgical tube, one for each pot. The...
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    Re: Eastman ERM El Rey

    I have a friend who is a prodigious guitar player and top-notch guitar tech. He was on the road maintaining Nugent's Byrdlands for about five years (MANY years back), and spent a lot of time then and...
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    Re: Over the Rainbow chord melody

    I would think that working your way through any of Aaron Weinstein's chord melody arrangements would exercise and stretch every stinkin' finger you've got. :D
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    Re: Best Book for learning Mandolin

    The other thing I have learned with both guitar and mandolin, or music in general - the more you learn, the more you realize you don't know. It truly is a never-ending journey. I have to keep...
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    Re: TC Electronic Polytune Clip-on Tuner

    I bought the polytune, use it on both guitar and mandolin. As others have said, the 'polytune' feature only works on guitar. I personally don't think that feature adds all that much value anyway. One...
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    Re: Tools that you use.

    If you are talking about setup work, the other indispensable tool in my personal opinion is the StewMac String Spacing Gauge. I can't imagine slotting a nut without it.
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    Re: Finished at last

    Beautiful work!
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    Re: Wish You Were Here - with mandolin!

    Well done! Thanks for sharing! Can never have enough Pink Floyd! :)
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