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    Todd Phillips Released

    Glad to see this obscure Gem of a Gem available , so woody, smoky, and heavy on the Bebop. Some of my favorite string band music ever.

    ・Todd Phillips (Bass, Mandolin)
    ・Tony Rice (Guitar)
    ・John...
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    Re: A little pickup advice?

    Choose the one with the least amount of makeup, not scantily clad, a bit quiet and classy.
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    Re: A little pickup advice?

    I'm afraid that you'll have to check one of the b*njo forums for that...
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    Re: A little pickup advice?

    I thought this was going to be a dating thread :)
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    Re: scraping celluloid bindings

    yeah, I use CA on the fingerboard bindings. Sometimes the headstock, but even there I'll use a little Duco and the slurry at the miters. Which is a compromise. Not wild about it on the body where...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    https://i.imgur.com/Pn3xW3I.jpg
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Hi Guys,
    Hope that you’re all keeping well and safe. The chambered body electric mandolin is now complete and here’s the final video. There are some nice photos and a demo to show how it all works....
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Nah, I'll just aspire to make fewer mistakes and fix the rare ones I make.
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    by NDO
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    Re: Absolute Silence

    Or there’s always this :)

    193331
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    Re: Three string chords - good and bad?

    Using the bottom 2 or 3 strings to do most of the work (G & D courses with the A course) and using the top two strings (sometimes the A course used this way and very often the E course) to simply add...
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    Re: Headstock drilling jig.

    The point of the Unisaw conversation was never to criticize any one else's choices. It was more that they made so many of them, they are so reliable, and they can often be found much cheaper than a...
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    Re: Headstock drilling jig.

    A good drill press is a priceless tool in the workshop and worth every penny! They last a half century and are readily available on the secondhand market for very reasonable prices- both of mine cost...
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    Re: Jazz Players

    I'll give big thumbs up to the Stiernberg Soundslice lessons, Aaron's Pegged Nation course, and Flinner's Swing sessions - they've all helped me get through this year.
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    by catmandu2
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    Re: Jazz Players

    I used to play 'jazz'-style guitar - studying a lot of Metheny, Towner, and these folks .. but the first time I heard Sun Ship sometime in the 80s I was gone - hooked on avant jazz ever since. I...
  15. Thread: Jazz Players

    by DavidKOS
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    Re: Jazz Players

    There are several similar threads on the forum, you can use the search function to find them.

    However, don't let the complexities of jazz scare you off, if you want to learn to play jazz, play...
  16. Thread: Jazz Players

    by rcc56
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    Re: Jazz Players

    I am a now retired professional jazz bass fiddle player.
    I've also played a bit of jazz guitar over the years.
    I always thought jazz improvisation was easier on the mandolin than on the guitar.
    ...
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    Re: Learning to Jam – A Primer?

    I would add being an active listener to the list. Lots of times I see folks that get entrenched in their own head/instrument and miss a lot of what's going on. One of the wonderful things about...
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    Sunny Side

    Nice Stiernbergish Sunny Side from an exceedingly cool cat.



    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=myDHniwuZ2E
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    Re: Loggins and Messina "Be Free" chords?

    I have seen Jim Messina perform "Be Free" and here are the first two chords he plays on mandolin:

    G9sus2 (played twice)


    G D A E
    | ...
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    Re: Where to start with Jazz Mandolin?

    Learn this, all you need to know.
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    Re: Where to start with Jazz Mandolin?

    more random observations

    Lester Young is credited hear and there with pointing out that knowing the LYRICS to a tune is another essential component of successful improvisation.

    Charlie...
  22. Goodbye to.. my Stiver, my Collings, my Rigel...

    i've played music in various bands for 45 years of my life , and now have to move on forever from fretted instruments. alas , due to recent neurosurgery i lost the use...
  23. Thread: Intonation

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    Re: Intonation

    A few things:
    -Yes, equal temperament exists and can be considered a compromise. When we use frets we are almost completely bound by it.
    -Even accurately placed frets are not perfect because of...
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    Re: Sweet Georgia Brown

    Hi Gary,
    the hyphen seperates measures, each having four beats. The backslash cuts one measure in half, each chord getting two beats. These are not correct universally accepted...
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    Re: Sweet Georgia Brown

    The way it ended up in G is because Django played it there.
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