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  1. Re: How many of you knew or knew of Don Brown?

    He mentioned it in the mandolins & beer podcast this week! Worth a listen for sure :mandosmiley:
  2. Re: An archtop/jazz mandolin similar to the Apitius Club Jazz

    Link: http://www.michaellewisinstruments.com/mandolins/



    Link: https://www.facebook.com/ArrowGuitars/
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Hoping for a good recovery Dan.
  4. Re: Bought this on Ebay, HANDMADE J.W BRADFORD

    Good looking mandolin. How does it sound?
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    Casey Campbell

    Man ... Daniel's interviews, Daniel's guests are so awesome, how can it just keep getting better? Listened to the Casey Campbell interview just Friday, and bought Casey's duets album. Just finished...
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    Re: Anti theft GPS info?

    Actual GPS trackers have come a long way IMO, market exists as a personal safety service for backpackers and the like. You can get these "fist size" devices spoken of in post #8, supposedly either to...
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    Wow, that's a lot of questions :)

    Don't hope for black & white, definitive answers ... you're inviting comment, so here goes.



    Lots of reasons to shift positions. Just to name a few (1) Two...
  8. Thread: Picks

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    Re: Picks

    I can empathize there, changing ingrained technique is not so easy. You have to be willing to suck at it for a while.

    I faced the same conundrum (or at least, I had the same thoughts) when I tried...
  9. Re: Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    Case in point, the article quickly becomes unintelligible to me. Science, mathematics (like music) are inefficient at piercing my wall of basic ignorance.

    Oh, is that my mandolin there in the...
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    Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...

    Welcome to the forum, Norm. Here's some advice, including links to free lessons: http://www.markgunter.net/cool_stuff/12/advice-for-mandolin-beginners

    The mandolin world is a wonderful place, and...
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    The horror.
  12. Thread: Octofone

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    Re: Octofone

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    Re: Lonesome Moonlight Waltz

    Yes! Good chemistry there. Love that album. And +1 on SAW Group, lots of great ideas and lots of encouragement from fellow members when you post there. :)

    P.S. Ive been playing this one from time...
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    Re: Lonesome Moonlight Waltz

    Some ideas including double mandolin harmonies



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlDoqzSYXBE
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    What a pretty set. >drool<
  16. Thread: Picks

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    Re: Picks

    I prefer them. Switched a few years ago, and it was clumsy at first, but I'm glad I did. It's a pretty strong preference now. I suppose you'll get different 'whys' from different folk.

    One why,...
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    Re: Playing Solo..

    Joey: Check out Tim Connell's book, Mandalone. He has videos of solo playing search YouTube.

    Cafe article here https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/content/364-Tim-Connell-Interview


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    Re: Playing Solo..

    Thanks for the link to that classic Jethro.

    "Would you work with a guy like that? Well, neither would he."

    and ... "... this is no time to change the formula."

    :))
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    Fine as frog's hair ...

    ... the figured back of this Girouard from the classifieds. Wow.

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    Re: Adam Steffey

    Had to jog my memory. This was actually posted November 2018: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/142344-Adam-Steffey-steps-away-from-the-business?highlight=Adam+Steffey

    Then in January of...
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    Re: Adam Steffey

    Someone posted here last year that Adam was retiring from music work and moving in a different direction, maybe search for that thread? Or maybe HappyPickin has a better scoop on this, since he is in...
  22. Re: Old Mandolin - Any Insight Much Appreciated

    Looks like it has pretty decent action. I understand you're a newbie to mandolin, but do you like the way it feels and sounds?

    Typical low cost mandolin of the day in choice of woods, at least....
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    Re: Playing Solo..

    You can definitely find examples of mandolin folk musicians playing solo. Check out Ry Cooder playing blues, Sam Bush (see below), Thile does solo numbers that are not classical, etc. etc.


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    Re: Curious Mandolin

    May these several highly esteemed world class lutherie experts ever remain unnamed. Beware the papparazzi.
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    Tumbling Tumbleweeds

    The story behind this is that I love this old Sons of The Pioneers tune, especially when folk sing it with killer harmonies. I love the version The Whites did way back when (Buck White & The Down...
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