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    Re: Telluride Streaming Starts June 20

    Wow, if you didn’t get to hear the first ladies of bluegrass set, you missed out!

    Punch Brothers up next, thanks KOTO and TBF!!!
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    Re: Telluride Streaming Starts June 20

    I missed most of the night to play a gig! :crying:

    But the gig went awesome and I drove home streaming the greensky bluegrass set, still going and Iím still smiling :mandosmiley:

    Somehow I am...
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    Re: Telluride Streaming Starts June 20

    The solo thile opener was awesome!

    Enjoying some leftover salmon now, house band coming up at 730pm

    Thanks koto.org! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Telluride Streaming Starts June 20

    Heck yes!!!

    Those in Mountain time I take it?
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    Re: Telluride bluegrass fest

    They do first grass in Mountain Village on Wednesday, it seems to get bigger every year.
    Definitely check out Elks Park and night grass as mentioned
    If you want to hike the bear Creek Falls Trail...
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    Re: Playing a five string vs a four

    The low C string really gives a nice depth to the chords, in contrast the 4 string can sound thin...

    But there is some learning curve to the 5 string, and there is something simple about a...
  7. Thread: Strap Locks

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    Re: Strap Locks

    I use these also, they work so good I bought one for each instrument I put a pickup in (six total)
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    Of course you wonít define quality, you must have read the book The quote in your signature line is from... ;)

    Robert Pirsig also said ďthe real purpose of the scientific method is to make sure...
  9. Thread: Lazy Sunday pics

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    Re: Lazy Sunday pics

    I just got back from a trip to see some shows at redrocks, took only one mando shot but itís sunday and I am lazy so I wanted to revisit this thread...

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    And I donít know why I didnít say...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    Your friend may have a PHD in musicology ó I have a masters in plant biochemistry, and while I never studied cell death specifically, the current understanding of the natural senescence of plant...
  11. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    I met both of those guys at the mandolin summit last year, Dino and Kosuke are very nice. I was able to talk mandolins with them in broken english. It reminded me of speaking science with someone...
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    Re: 4-string emando, whatís the best out there?

    I have been thinking about this a lot, but I feel like that extra empty space on the fretboard would bug me. And does removing the C string leave too little tension?

    I like Danielís idea of...
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    Re: Wearing a watch and RH anchor

    I also wear an Apple Watch on my right wrist because I am left-handed...

    I use this little trick: every show right before I play I leave my watch in my case when I take my mandolin out :grin:
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    Re: ultra-mini battery/travel rig for electric

    I have one of these, works great with rechargeable batteries or plugged in. Expensive but cool.
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    Re: 4-string emando, whatís the best out there?

    Well, I was coming to a similar conclusion and got a Mandostang to tide me over until I get something really cool. I can already tell I want to end up with humbuckers or something switchable, the...
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    Re: 4-string emando, whatís the best out there?

    Very cool! Interesting tailpiece, can you tell me what it is? And what pickups?
    I also like that you use natural woods and don’t want to paint them as you say in your bio.
    Thanks!
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    Re: Do people ever change their strings?

    Practice was yesterday, we have gigs Friday and Saturday so I will change my strings today or tomorrow
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    Re: pointless pick

    V picks make a round one, i think it’s called the gypsy
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    Re: Argh...

    I definitely empathize with you about the EQ... not specifically targeted to mando range - even for expensive acoustic preamps this seems to apply.



    Not sure about Fender availability in your...
  20. Thread: Argh...

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    Re: Argh...

    I have really been enjoying a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe IV
  21. Thread: Gig stories...

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    Re: Gig stories...

    Great stories! It sometimes seems ridiculous what we go through to play... glad you all go through it too! :grin:


    So back in November we were playing at this bar, pretty packed show, people...
  22. Thread: Gig stories...

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    Gig stories...

    Just got home from my 3rd gig in 24+hr. We played a gig at a bar on Friday, a weekend spring event on Sat and another gig at a bar on Sat night...

    Looking to be a good summer full of music. I...
  23. Re: Michael Cleveland Tommy Emmanuel. hold on to something

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcwx6AifG7Q

    Wow, the end really gets going!
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    I asked Micah to do a fake fret for me, just cause I could. I have pretty big round fingers and couldnít play up there anyway... And yes, I wish I could play as well as Dave...
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    Re: Thinking I might have to do a speed neck

    Do it, I am having a speed neck put on my oval hole Collings MT2 right now. I have 2 other mandos with speed necks and I felt the oval needed it too, because I liked the feel so much less then the...
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