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  1. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    Burns picked a perfect place to stop, though I was itching for him to take on Newgrass. He could have at least given us a taste! But most all of that newer stuff is available on youtube and...
  2. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    Thanks to all you historians, filling in some of the blanks in my upbringing.
  3. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    Awesome thread about an awesome doc. Even my wife, who’s not that into country and especially not intoC and W, and who has little background in the bluegrass I play rather incessantly, is captivated.
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    Re: John Cohen 1932-2019

    Thanks for the statement about the power of music to “grab” you, allenhopkins. It’s not a choice you make...
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    Re: No Wires ! Joe Walsh w/ Molly Tuttle

    Wow, something about this just brings a tear. Thanks for posting
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    Re: Elbow or wrist...

    No. In general, I advocate doing what most players do, a little more elbow when playing chords, more wrist when picking. Check out David Benedict’s website or watch him on utoob. I just thought it...
  7. Thread: Tonegards

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    Re: Tonegards

    Interesting thread. My $.02: I’ve had one for several years on my KM 1500, a newer Tonegard with the clear tubing on the clamps. I play sitting down usually. with only the very back of the mando...
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    Re: Elbow or wrist...

    Benedict jumped “the wall” long ago.
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    Re: Elbow or wrist...

    David B. is clearly resting his mando on something...first time I’ve seen that. Must try it myself. I think that seems to stabilize his mando and promotes more of the elbow, tomahawk action....
  10. Re: Opera singer guitarist in need of help

    I want to be right down front! Where are you performing? Please fill us in, and good luck with your search for the right mando. I would contact Caterina Lichtenberg, who teaches Classical Mandolin at...
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    Re: KM-1500 Serial Number

    Contact Saga in South San Francisco with your best guess. They very helpful.
  12. Re: Thile quote on resting hand on the bridge

    In a utoob vid for mando beginners, Mike Marshall advocates the fleshy part of the palm touching the bridge “ever so slightly”.
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    Re: Mike Compton changed my pick grip

    Before going all in with Compton, I’d check out Mike Marshall’s suggestion: https://youtu.be/NmagoBQunZI
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    Re: Soft Picks ?

    I’ve tried most all the picks, and I’ve found the D’Andrea Radex 1.25 I got recently to be really soft, almost a sponge-like feel. Softest I’ve tried, but I haven’t tried a Wolle.
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    Re: Blue Chip meltdown

    Nice heiku


    Just gotta Radek
    The feeling is too spongy
    More click with BC
  16. Re: A Good Gal Singing, A Large Orange Gretsch, & Some Mediocre M

    Great songs. Where are you?
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    Re: My First Festival - which one?

    Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
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    Re: Blue Chip meltdown

    I like the way my TAD 60 sticks right onto my thumbpad, like, immediately. So then I can loosen my grip and still not drop it. I’m following Mike Marshall’s instructions: “You should drop the pick...
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    Re: Mando Fret work in SF/Marin?

    Call Schoenberg Guitars in Tiburon.
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    Re: Loar Tone "Sweet Spot"

    My KM 1500 wakes up after I play it awhile. No doubt in my mind, even after just sitting overnight in a 65 degree room. It only takes a little while for it to start sounding fuller, and more...
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    Re: Bay Area good bluegrass/old time jams?

    I went to the Corta Madera jam two years ago. Very nice, encouraging folks playing BG and OT. Same with the Plow and Stars group.
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    Re: tonguards ..do they really work?

    Mine stays on the mando when it’s in the Superior case. Snug fit, but no problem really.
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    Re: tonguards ..do they really work?

    Yes, that correlates nicely.
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    Re: tonguards ..do they really work?

    Also, just watched Mandolin Mondays #159, and David has one on his Apitius. (Also on his mandolin.)

    BYW, he compares three D’Add. string types on this session. As usual, I couldn’t hear any...
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    Re: tonguards ..do they really work?

    I’ve had one on my KM 1500 for years — no marks at all on the finish. Does what it says..
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