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  1. Re: Buying my first Mandolin- Equipment questions

    You can change strings one side at a time (4 strings) without disturbing the floating bridge.
    If you use a string winder make sure it's sized for the small pegs on a mandolin. Guitar-sized one is...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    sorry. I said... "never say never" :cool:
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    I get it. The wanting of a fully appointed next level A5 will keep the MAS flame simmering. Unless you're willing to make a final jump to the top of the heap of Heiden, Gilchrist and the like, an A5...
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    At the time Pava mandolins were smokin hot on MC and I leaned on other's advice and opinion for some assurance of a 'good' mandolin bought online w/o trial. I bought it on rep and was not...
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    $200 new Kentucky Oval via Amazon. Arrived in cardboard box with strings and bridge in baggie
    $400 used Flatiron via ebay. Nice mandolin but high un-adjustable action
    $2200 new satin Pava A via...
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    Re: Another source for Backup Tracks

    I happen to know this fellow does backing track requests FOC all the time. ;) Email info in "About" section

    BBT Bluegrass and Fiddle Tune Backing Tracks
  7. Re: How to approach practicing and improvement?

    A simple way around it is to permanently improve the small things you're not good at. One small step at a time.
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    Re: Having trouble picking in public

    Early on, playing in public is a divide by 3 ordeal. What ever you think you can do - divide by 3
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    Re: Best Armrest

    That angle is comfortable for me.
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    Re: New Kelley F5

    Mercy! Really sweet on every point. Mandolin awesomeness. Thx for sharing
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    Re: Web based backing track tool?

    I put up backing tracks on BBT Backing Tracks channel on YT. If you find a mistake or need a track not listed send me the chord chart..
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    Re: NMD #774 Ratliff R-5 (1999)

    Congratulations Dan! That's a great looking mandolin. Enjoy :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Seeking song suggestions, cool groves

    Just spent the week jamming every night and Foggy Mountain Special (about the speed and lope in this video) got the circle swinging and tapping feet every time.
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    Re: Not all Collings hold their value

    That is a good point.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Charles Samuel Bush!

    If you haven't seen it the Sam Bush Documentary on amazon is fantastic.
    I always liked the clips of Sam and Tony from this festival:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_Q_fkvCLnY
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    Re: Headphones recommendations?

    I recovered from 10 years of H.A.S. A coiled cable is a minus for me. I have a collection of pricey headphones but I grab my $100 AT every time because it has straight cable. My 600 ohm set sounds...
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    Re: New Kelley mandolin violin style

    Nice! For new, it sounds loud and open already. Gonna be a good’n
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    Re: Fingerboard Diagram

    mandolin fretboard - no notes - done in powerpoint I think
    My way of learning scales and chords. Try starting on any root note, labeling it's major scale, then circle the 1, 3, and 5 notes to make...
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    Re: Looking to upgrade

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/137490#137490 Done!
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    Re: Looking to upgrade

    Nice budget. Visit a store that has as many to play as possible. Know that mandolins sound different in a large room. Wander off somewhere cozy to play. You will likely chose one that you never...
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    Re: Separation of Singing and Playing

    When I sang lead in an former band, I took to writing down the first 3 words of the next verse following the guitar break, by the song title on my set sheet. For some reason I would occasionally draw...
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    Re: CA Glue Advise

    I've had success with BSI CA and their UnCure debonder. Kept in refrigerator
  23. Re: Anyone Know where I can find a used Gilchrist

    Nice! I took up mandolin after watching MO's 'Runnin Red' video. Eastman 514(?) to Signed Loar in six years? That's very cool.
    :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Mid-range Case Recommendations

    yep!
  25. Re: Little Maggie, John Reischman (anyone have tabs)?

    Nice. Has a clawhammer feel to it. IMO tab would be scary on this - I'd try looping slowly and mimicking until I got the jest of it
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