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  1. Re: Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    I'd like to see a study on the effects of early musical training on net worth at time of retirement. I'd bet my entire savings it is a reverse correlation. Both dollars. Who is this Meta and why is...
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    It seems counter intuitive but for me the Fstyle is actually the most versatile. If you're not that opposed, I'd keep it and play it and get used to the tone to see how it can be used. If you're...
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    Re: Trip to Nashville

    Winter has barely started.
    Guitar show sounds fun.
    When I went for first and only time 2or3years ago:
    Carters was the best !
    Gruhns was great too. I bought a baseball hat with their logo because...
  4. Thread: Re: Peace

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    Re: Peace

    ...having trouble fingering that first chord...
  5. Re: Just to put myself on notice for some accountability...

    The Mandolin Cafe board will be sending a representative from the daily practice committee for a surprise visit to your home to authenticate your mandolin progress.
    If you can drive your spouse...
  6. Small mixer with great mic pre's and great phantom power.

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend a small mixer with very clean pres and very good phantom power.

    Our band has a Soundcraft ui16 that is fine for most of what we do. (90%)

    But we can't...
  7. Re: Just to put myself on notice for some accountability...

    You are almost exactly where I was when I mandolized. I lurked here first, then bought a mando and joined the forum, then learned to play mostly off utube. Maybe I was 55, I cant recall just now. I'm...
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    Re: CBS Saturday Morning, Mandolin Orange

    Love the song. So well done. Its got to be really hard to sound that AWESOME on a live TV studio shoot. Well done E, A, and MO !!
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    Re: Picked up a fiddle recently..

    Ive thought of picking up fiddle to make my mandolin playing seem like it doesnt stink as bad.

    I figured a few shreaks on the bow of a fiddle and my wife might tell me she wouldnt mind hearing...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    Assuming there is some baseline natural potential and assuming serious efforts of 10k hours practice and assuming a willingness to put it out there (confidence?) then I really like this Steve Martin...
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    Re: Visit to Carter Vintage Guitars

    Well I should have provided full disclosure in that, at the time, I hadnt yet played an octave. So me saying it didnt do it for me really doesnt mean much. It could have been the size/scale length...
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    Re: Visit to Carter Vintage Guitars

    Well I dont know if it was the specific instrument or me not jelling with the scale length but Ive got to say I mirror those who played one at Carters and just didnt feel moved by it. This was about...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange on today Show

    That was fantastic.
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    Re: What does a mando set-up cost in your area?

    You're lucky to be in an area to find someone experienced in mandolin set ups. Around here the "experts" set up entry import guitars for the student market. We have a couple of decent guitar set up...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    There isn't anything in the world I love more than my kids. I affectionately call my boy "Boy". I affectionately call my girl "Girl". I figure that's fair enough since they call me "Dad".

    I have...
  16. Re: Gibson Master Model vs. Ellis F5 with all of his highest opti

    At that price you really deserve to play them both. And enjoy the process.

    And the individual mandolin you play from either brand may be more important than the brand itself.

    They will both be...
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    Re: Cords on the ground

    We're always standing in piles of spaghetti. My last band had a light cheapo fake oriental carpert that we would put down over the speaker chords where we could and that helped a little. The places...
  18. Thread: Thank you!

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    Re: Thank you!

    Great job the both of you. Really enjoyed episode 7 and finally hearing the voice behind the curtain of everyone's favorite forum. Fun, fun podcast. Thank you both !
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    Re: Sierra Hull and Chris Smither Live show

    Crazy great mando chops by Sierra on "People Get Ready" ...well on everything she does.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Pretty Mando. Great playing !
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    Re: Solo Performance Gear

    So true ! Dont worry, if you gig out solo a lot you should break even right about the time your equipment wears out. :)
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    Re: Solo Performance Gear

    What is AGF ? ohh ... Acoustic Guitar Forum ?
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    Re: In praise of solid body mandolins.

    I'm just sitting here trying not to want one...and failing
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    Re: In praise of solid body mandolins.

    Which one do you play and which are you favorites?
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    Many of us have banjos. No real disdain for the instrument. They're fun ! This is just a good old fasion intra family ribbing. But they are loud instruments. Adding a sucky mando player to the band...
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