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  1. Thread: Jubilee

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    Re: Jubilee

    "Be wary of stories of origin" - I am in no way a believer that Genesis is the true origin of man I just found it interesting that they found the makers and players of instruments to be "from the...
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    Re: Cafe Classified

    let me get this straight, you want to see less mandolins for sale?
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    I spent way too much money on mandolins last year, but I've always believed in "Better luck next year".
  4. Thread: Jubilee

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    Re: Jubilee

    I believe the term Jubilee comes from the Hebrew "sons of Jubal", who were according to Genesis the first makers and players of stringed musical instruments, Jubal BTW was a son of Cain, other wise...
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    Re: mandolins on television

    Here's the Dillards on Andy Griffith, the guy has a nice 3 point F2, but I read on Facebook he recorded it with his F5, but strum synched with the fancier F2. He has the F5 in some of the later...
  6. Re: Looking for a Mandola and I need some advice.

    Thanks for the info, doing my utmost to show some restraint!
  7. Re: Looking for a Mandola and I need some advice.

    not sure your budget but for "starting" I wouldn't go high end, you will be pleasantly surprised by the Flatiron pancake, but I'm sure the Eastman is a good choice for a starter. I find I play my...
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    Re: Essential David Grisman

    I would have picked "Dawg 90" over Dawgnova - Dawg 90 was such a strong album and introduced the whole Matt Eckel thing ( recorded with Crusher), and would have included Mondo Mando ( for Cedar Hill...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    a sampling of some of my electric mandos

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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    so that's 3 "yes" and a lot of no, I admit if someone heard me attempt to play Bluegrass that might say "that ain't no part of nuthin" but I still enjoy "trying". There does seem to be a fair amount...
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    Re: Even the cafe is biased towards f's

    its funny how the F style mandolin was produced by Gibson long before the invention of the "Les Paul" guitar, yet the body style of the classic Les Paul is remarkably similar to the F style mandolin,...
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    Yes
    and now I will complicate it by saying "but not exclusively"
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Nice is that a Rigel you're playing there?
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    Re: David Surette has passed.

    I remember he played a nice old 3 point F2 at a forum he and John McGann put on up in Concord NH, must be 20 years ago. He was a very inspiring player and demonstrated many styles at that gathering,...
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    Re: why no carbon fiber mandolins?

    I would have to disagree completely, my experience is steel ( mandolin) and PB strings tighten and are difficult to tune when the temp drops much below 50 degrees F. if you think about the exposed...
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    Re: why no carbon fiber mandolins?

    All that aside, doesn't the cold affect the strings even more (regardless of the body material)- causing them to shrink and overtighten and be hard to press anyway? In movies you sometimes see...
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    Re: Tristan Scroggins on Eastwood Electrics

    I have the Eastwood electric octave MRG ( 8 string)- originally sold as a mandocello -with a 23.5 inch scale that seemed more octave to me love it.
  18. Re: Mandolin or Mandola - Next step in the stringed journey

    I concur with the overlap using mandola and guitar, and the guitar tends to stand out while the dola is hidden, that being said - I have been using my dola as a melody instrument with accompaniment...
  19. Re: Hey guys and gals, I need some help please . . . old newbie

    "I've carved out a niche for myself called "obscure songs on obscure instruments."

    MandoBart - you are my hero
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    Re: Jumbo Mandolins?

    OldSausage a "mini-mandocello" is sometimes referred to as a "mandola" although I've never heard it called that until just now by me.
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    Re: Dunlop Primetone picks

    Prime tone are my choice - I like 1.5, I admit they can be clicky ( but that is probably mostly user error) , but they do produce a nice even and generally loud tone, I have ordered dozens and will...
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    Re: In Praise of Matt Flinner's Classes

    Like Don said, Matt staying online overtime, is more the norm than the exception, and for my classes it was often close to an hour over. I have to echo A4's comments about multiple levels, He casts a...
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    Re: Jumbo Mandolins?

    Northfield makes the "Big Mon" which doesn't necessarily have the wide neck but has a larger F body, I've encountered a few of them and they do sound nice - a little on the pricey side, compared to...
  24. Re: So I guess I'll practice scales some more....

    phydaux as Pete said - many of us prefer wide nut and longer scale, I have a 1920 F4 that has a very fat fretboard, I thought it would be too big, but its just right. Other than that I prefer the 1...
  25. Re: Hey guys and gals, I need some help please . . . old newbie

    Um....
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