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    Re: Newbie from Texas says Howdy

    A fellow lifelong-guitarist who picked up mandolin semi-recently from Ohio says “Hey man.” :)
  2. Re: string height - huge difference after using depth guage

    Iím playing a much nicer instrument than I started on, and can use a lot lower action now. I set it so chop chords donít sound buzzy. It was .040Ē the last time I measured it, but Iíve raised it a...
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    Re: String change frequency

    This doesn’t apply so much to mandolin, but on any instrument where you’re bending strings, changing them frequently helps prevent excessive fret wear.
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    Re: Very Lucky Guy

    My instrument collection is something I dreamed about as a kid:

    2019 Northfield Big Mon
    1996 Sparks F-5
    19-something Gibson A
    1990-something homemade F

    1965 Gibson Southern Jumbo

    1996...
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    Re: Mike Marshallís tone recipe

    I don’t think realizing that tone is ever going to happen. Instead, I’m cool with the idea of chasing it, and enjoying all the stops along the way. It’s especially fun to try the things that are in...
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    Re: Mike Marshallís tone recipe

    I have never tried those, so I probably will. There’s a set of EJ74s to go on next, and I just brought all the records home from my dad’s house. There are a ton of Osborne Brothers albums, so maybe...
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    Re: Mike Marshallís tone recipe

    No, the 346
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    Re: Gangstagrass?

    I think the overwhelming majority of artists are into all sorts of goofy stuff their fans would hate.

    Incidentally, Mark, if you haven’t watched Justified, it’s pretty great.
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    Mike Marshallís tone recipe

    Disclaimer: this doesnít make me play or sound like Mike. If youíre replying to say, ďThat wonít make you play like him!,Ē Iím aware.

    Iíve been trying different string and pick combos with my Big...
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    Re: Red Bear Lilí Picker

    I have a pick made from a record. It’s thinner than 1.5mm, but sounds and feels awful.
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    Re: Red Bear Lilí Picker

    I’ve tried several casein picks now, along with other organic materials, and they all have this weird scratchy tone on the G. I don’t think it’s an issue of the pick not being polished, either. The...
  12. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Mike Marshall and Chris Thile “Live Duets” is pretty awesome.
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    Re: String change frequency

    I like trying different strings, so I tend to change them pretty frequently. Add to that, I just got a new mandolin, so I’ll probably go through 3 or 4 sets this month.
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    Re: Red Bear Lilí Picker

    Ultimately, I’ve realized casein isn’t my thing. Back to plastic.
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    Re: Looking For An F5 Gibson

    $2k is definitely on the high end for the Strat. That’s more like what a Custom Shop model would be priced at. I’d be really surprised if anyone cared about getting the original box. Those Clapton...
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    Re: NMD: Northfield Big Mon

    I can’t put it down! The only downside is I’m back on crazy pick and string rotation... currently EJ75s and a Wegen TF120.



    It sounds a little warmer, right? Nothing wrong with Adirondack, but...
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    Re: F style strap recommendation...

    I’ve been trying to get along with a lace or braid, but they’re both extremely uncomfortable. Considering my mandolin would’ve originally cost about $5k, and most of the time I’m using a $35 pick, I...
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    Re: NMD: Northfield Big Mon

    Hey Drew, you’ll be hearing it on Artistworks soon :) Just saw your video of Mike’s solo, pretty impressive!
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    NMD: Northfield Big Mon

    I recently parted with my Gibson Doyle Lawson in favor of a 2019 Northfield Big Mon. Itís only been a few days, but it was a good move. Iím anxiously awaiting the report from the DLís new owner, and...
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    Re: Chop Chords

    I started off playing heavy metal and rock guitar, so I’ve been chopping constantly, even before mandolin. Rhythmic muted strumming sounds good to me in pretty much everything.
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    Re: Better tone with light strings?

    In addition to what I’ve already stated, my default set is the D’Addario Custom Medium, 11.5, 16, 26, 40. I put these on my new-to-me Northfield Big Mon. I’ll try the EJ75 next to see if the 41 G...
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    No kidding. Even the wrong notes with good time and feel are preferably to lousy time and no pocket.
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    Re: Chop Chords

    I’ve always just move the G and D chop shapes around, but I’ve been watching the Sam Bush rhythm dvd, and getting more into the 224 for A, 223 for Am shapes, and using my pinky to dampen for the...
  24. Re: Body depth - Weber Road Dog & Red Rocks

    The Big Mon’s slightly oversized body delivers what they claim. Would be interested to check our the Weber.
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    Got a Northfield Big Mon a few days ago. I love it.
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