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    Re: Sierra on Fretboard Journal

    Sierra is perhaps the most musical creature in the know universe.
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    Re: My review: BILLY STRINGS ME/and/DAD

    Wish my son had someone this talented to teach him how to play when he was young.
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    Re: the kindness of strangers

    Ovaltine, Really like your story. Let me know if the person you give the mando to is just starting out. I have a couple of beginner instruction books an would be happy to send them to the new owner. ...
  4. Thread: Elk Live Bridge

    by JimKo
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    Elk Live Bridge

    Just wondering if anyone has tried, or has experience with the Elk Live Bridge. https://www.elk.live/ Read about it the other day and was wondering. In short, it (allegedly) allows jamming over the...
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    Re: Tips for accompanying a guitar?

    Lots of really good tips above. Just like to add one more. Record and listen to what you have done. What sounds good and what can be improved on. Yes, tape (or digital) can be cruel but it is a...
  6. Re: Helping out a mandolin themed film: Jacob's First Mandolin

    Fishing and mandolins. Doesn't get much better than that.
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    Re: Dark trails appeared on the neck of my mandolin

    Have you considered poking the spots with a small nail to see if they go through?
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    Re: Ready For The Times To Get Better

    I know this isn't what the OP asked for but is a version worth listening to.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4auTvTux28
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    Re: Any experience with Mapes strings?

    Just put a set on about a week ago. Good tone and stay-in tune-ness.
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    Re: Dealing with pokey string ends?

    Why bend them? In days gone by you could have stuck 8 lit cigarettes on them while playing.
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    Re: Guitar flight case in overhead?

    Just a heads up here. I flew, with my mandolin, cross country last week on American and things have changed . First of all, at one security check they took the mando to a different scanner and...
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    Re: 1998 IBMA Galt House

    Dang, I recognize Akira and the Gil but who is that young looking dude on the left?
  13. Thread: Tree planting

    by JimKo
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    Re: Tree planting

    John, I can't tell you what pick is best, what tonewood to use, or who is the greatest mandolin player ever. But, after over 40 years of working with plants, mostly natives , I can say do exactly...
  14. Re: HELP! I'm Running Sound For the (sort've) First Time

    All of the above is filled with good technical advice. Now here is something else to consider. Upon specific EQ request from pickers, don't be afraid to bend over, pretend you are adjusting...
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    Re: Telluride 2022 Streaming

    Thanks for the reminder. This is one of the best radio events of the year.
  16. Re: Slowed Down Bluegrass with Pics of WV Mountains

    Nice job. Makes me want to go see that country.
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    Re: The Ugliest Mandolin Cafe Hat in the World

    Big Sky Girl says "I’d like to see a few pastel colors…pink, light blue, lavender…not just for us gals but you guys would look awesome in those colors too…"
    Personally I don't wear anything brighter...
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    Re: Wireless mandolin connection

    Hope I am not hijacking this thread but wondering if the is anyway to go wireless with my current set up. It is a AT Pro 35 mic. Sure would be nice not to be tethered.
    Thanks
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    Re: What’s going through your mind during a solo?

    On a good day, running through my mind, is the chord progression and the melody. On most days it is "why did someone stick my head in a box of killer bees and shake it up violently while I am trying...
  20. Re: Lost Interviews: Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Maybelle & Daught

    Mark, I have listened to two out of threes of these so far and they are really interesting. Anyone who appreciates country or rockabilly history should check them out. Thank you for posting them....
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    Re: Pine, what a tone

    Thanks. Plant geek talk is great for clarification. Jim
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    Re: CHOP MELODY STYLE - Jingle Bells

    That was really cool, and inspirational. Thanks.
  23. Thread: RIP Jim Griffith

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    RIP Jim Griffith

    Jim Griffith passed yesterday in Tucson Az. Big Jim, as most folks called him was a large man who left a bigger legend. Anyone who played acoustic music in Tucson from about the 60's to the 80's was...
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    Re: In Praise of Matt Flinner's Classes

    I have taken several classes from Matt as well as sampled other on-line options. Matt's classes have ,by far, the most personal feel to them. He has obviously put a lot of time an effort into be an...
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    Re: Kimble neck - forearm pain

    I recently bought a 2 Point Kimble. The neck and fingerboard was very different than what I was playing. I immediately loved the tone and playability but my hands were uncomfortable with the new...
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