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    Re: Like this site but for guitar....

    So, Drake, have you found any you like yet?
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    Re: Like this site but for guitar....

    The problem is that there are so many more guitarists than mando players. So sites specific to particular brands or types of guitars abound. The Gear Page has a Guitars in General forum, which might...
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    Re: Like this site but for guitar....

    That's why I mentioned TDPRI. Even though it's a Tele site, it actually has more traffic for general guitar discussion than a lot of other music sites.

    Its Acoustic Heaven, forum, for instance,...
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    You're making a great point.

    I've been playing guitar for over fifty years and have never been able to get a good alternating bass going. About a year ago I attended a guitar workshop with drop-D...
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    I'm left-handed and play right-handed (if you can call it playing).

    Like a lot of lefties, I have an extremely stupid right hand. For instance, I can only get a fast tremolo if I use finger...
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    Re: Like this site but for guitar....

    Personally, I found Acoustic Guitar's forum hard to navigate and not very useful. Other disappointments include Harmony Central and Just Plain Folks.

    Pops1 is right, a lot of the same folks that...
  7. Re: A newbie player looking for an affordable entry level mandoli

    There are always finds out there, but Mandobart is right that the small mando market means you generally have to pay more than you would for a comparable guitar.
  8. Re: A newbie player looking for an affordable entry level mandoli

    Great advice.
  9. Re: I put new strings on and positioned the bridge myself

    Well done!

    I'm getting a new bridge soon and have no idea how to place it. (The mando came without a bridge.) I like your method.
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    Re: Amy Helm chord form

    And not just hillbilly. It's a pretty standard guitar technique, whether it's country, blues, jazz, or rock. Took a lesson from a jazz teacher once, and he used his thumb for just about all his...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    It's Malcolm Gladwell's formula for success: talent + opportunity + ten thousand hours of practice. It takes all three.

    Talent: If you try to teach a pig to sing, you'll just frustrate yourself...
  12. Re: Sirius Radio Replaced Bluegrass station 62 with 24/7 Dolly Pa

    Cool! When I was a kid in Cincinnati, there was at least one (maybe two or three?) local all-Beatles-all-the-time stations.
  13. Re: What's the weirdest MUSICAL thing you've ever done?

    Bought a mandolin!
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    Re: someone beat me to this....

    How do you know it's not a hobbit?
  15. Re: Forgive me....for I have sinned.....

    181249
  16. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    Absolutely. And there are a lot of differences. Keillor's was a laid-back hot cocoa with marshmallow, Thile's is a hyper-hopped espresso triple-shot.

    Your weekend morning hot beverage of choice...
  17. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    I still miss Hootenany.

    =O[
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    Re: Disappointment

    Congrats. Good that you you held out for a reasonable deal.
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    Re: just say no to a lone star

    Ouch. Got me again.

    Some forums are programmed to tell you when a thread is past its go-by date. Not this one. Maybe some day . . . .
  20. Re: Maybe it's just me...but I like this

    Smooooth tremolo. You've been practicing!
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    I dunno. For the money, you could get a Big Muddy AND a Red Line Traveler . . . .
  22. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    Has Teddy left the building? Earth to Teddy . . . .
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    Re: just say no to a lone star

    That's too bad. What I like about the company is that they have so many kinds of south-of-the-border instruments - bajo sexto, guitaron, charango, and so on. But the prices are too good to be true. ...
  24. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    Good on you! I'm looking forward to the day when my mando or dobro playing is good enough that I can leave my flattop at home. (If I could only break out of G . . . .)
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    Re: Looking for some recommendations

    That works well for lots of folks. That's why it's so popular.

    Those books always confuse me. For some of us, it's easier to just play along with recordings and try to find the notes. (I've been...
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