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  1. Re: President Garfield's Hornpipe - Writing a variation to the me

    Well said! But I am not Rob.:):disbelief::) I just think every player should have a good idea of how their mandolin works and how it can be adjusted, even if they do not plan on doing those...
  2. Re: President Garfield's Hornpipe - Writing a variation to the me

    Wow! Good work there, Isaac!
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    Re: honketyhank's website link

    Sorry folks. I didn't know my first blog post was going to be "advertised" on the main forum. It is definitely not newsworthy.
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    Re: Help with musical notation and tabs

    I've not seen something like that but I am a newbie myself. I tried it out and what works for me is I play the f normally, then lay my index finger across all four strings loosely but press on the G...
  5. Re: Doctor O誰eill痴 jig. (1001 Irish tunes: day 6)

    Quite an ambitious project.

    I am enjoying the first six. Thanks for posting the link. I'm going to follow the series.

    ps - it looks like a lot of jiggedy jiggedy tunes to start out with. I hope...
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    Re: String suggestions for flat tops

    I bought a used Red Valley. Strings were old and dead so I put some EJ74's on. The tone brightened up considerably but it was too jangly for my taste. So I emailed Jim Wilson (Mr. Red Valley) for...
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Looks good and sounds good, too! Great combo.
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    Re: Korina Korina (custom Gibson on Ebay)

    I saw that today and had to look up "Korina". It seems to be a Gibson-invented name for limba wood. Like Jim, the first thing that came to mind was the tune.
  9. Re: Unexpected things/benefits about playing mandolin

    This may be corny but its true: picking up the mandolin brought me here. I enjoy being here as much, but in a different way, as playing.
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    Re: Article on Chief O誰eil

    I have no doubt that political motivations shaped the actions of the Chicago police force 120 years ago. But I am not burning my copies of O'Neill's books. While interesting, I am not sure what the...
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    Bach -- played on a WHAT?

    Does anybody besides me find this cover photo to be somewhat sad?
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    Cheapo mandolin. Electric. Foam packing material under the bridge. I mean, really, where is the wa-wa lever?
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    Re: Article on Chief O誰eil

    While researching the origins of the tune Sgt. Early's Dream, I learned that Chief O'Neill hired quite a few members of the Chicago police force primarily because of their love of and ability to play...
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    Re: Article on Chief O誰eil

    The following is from tunearch.org:



    FYI, in O'Neill's 1850 it is listed showing an attribution to "Cronin".
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    Re: Sight read tab?

    If I am reading from a TablEdit screen showing both tablature and the dots, I tend to read the tablature. But with short fiddle tunes, memorization is my preliminary goal and I think the tabs help me...
  15. Re: Long term planning for 1st mandolin and uke GDAE in the meant

    I don't know much about the uke-mandolin transition but I know that one of my wife's nephews (in his early teens) crossed over to our side of the fence about a year ago and the last report I had was...
  16. Re: Helpful hint for those with Ashton Bailey or similar tailpiec

    Neat! Now I'll have to dig around in my junk drawer to find those grommets that I no longer use. (I use a piece of leather lace).
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    Re: D'addario strings (Consistent breakage)

    I have an anecdote. Might even be called a data point. Whatever.

    Early on in my mandolin journey I frequently broke E strings. Usually when tuning. Sometimes at the tuning post; sometimes at the...
  18. Re: Two Hornpipes: Rights of Man and Off to California

    Nice job Dave. I like those two in a set.
  19. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Dennis, I look forward to seeing you in the new shop. My MAS is acting up again and you have the antidote.

    All the best for a speedy recovery.
  20. Thread: Pick Quick

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    Re: Pick Quick

    Here is a nice video on tremolo technique:
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    Re: Online Mandolin Lesson suggestions

    For free canned video lessons, Baron Collins-Hill is hard to beat at mandolessons.com

    For inexpensive canned video lessons, check Brad Laird and Banjo Ben Clark

    Those are the ones I have used...
  22. Re: How can I convert unsearchable PDF files to searchable PDF fi

    After dropping that file into a hex editor, I can verify that the text in the submitted pdf does not exist as such in the file itself. The explanation for that seeming paradox can be found here:...
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    Re: New kind of to site

    Hi, DJ, nice to have you back with us.

    A wider nut might help, but not a lot. A typical wide nut is only 1/16" wider. Divide that by three for the amount of "help" you can expect. The real answer...
  24. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Happy Birthday, Dennis. All the best to you, today and in the future. I, and the rest of us in the peanut gallery, are cheering for you.
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    Re: advice on purchasing a Mandolin

    I am a big fan of Bruce Weber's mandolins. If you are patient, you can probably find a used Weber Bitterroot or Gallatin in good shape for that price. You might have to do a little bit of bargaining....
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