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    Re: Looking for new F Style Mandolin

    I bought an MD515 from TMS and it served me very well. The folks at TMS set it up great and their customer service is top notch.
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    Re: Pinky independence

    Ive found that taking a tune you know really well that uses open strings and playing it closed has helped me a lot.

    This not only forces you to work out the pinky but helps with transposing that...
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    Re: keeping the mando off your stomach

    Did you call him? What kind of mandolin do you have?
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    Re: keeping the mando off your stomach

    Tone gard!!!
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    A security guy told me this joke about a mandolin when he saw my case...I told him "that sounds like a banjo joke!!"
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    Re: Mandolin as carry on?

    Just flew Delta from SFO to Nashville on Thursday with mine. No issues.
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    Flying with a mando

    I'm taking my mando on an airplane with me for the first time tomorrow. I've heard that I should lower the tension on the strings. True? or Urban legend?
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    Re: Help! YouTube blocked my video

    Youtube is like Lebowski. "anything but the Eagles, man"
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    One of the pieces of advice that people give when buying a first mandolin is "get the best instrument you can afford". Having a higher end mandolin increases the experience in my experience. Even for...
  10. Re: Trying to start an intermediate Jam in Sonoma county. I have

    This is great!! Iíve got one other person on the line so Iíll get back to you ASAP as to if we can make this happen.
  11. Trying to start an intermediate Jam in Sonoma county. I have the

    Greetings all!!!

    I'm looking to start an intermediate and what the heck beginner jam in sonoma county.

    I have the space available and would love to do a bi weekly jam. Bluegrass and fiddle...
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    Sonoma Co. CA

    I have a great house in Sonoma County that is just dying to start up a beginner jam. Please let me know if you are interested. More advanced players welcome, just be willing to teach and be patient. ...
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    Re: Learning to sing and play?

    Thanks everyone for the advice and encouragement.
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    Learning to sing and play?

    I've been playing for just over a year and am looking for tips for learning to sing and play.

    I am able to do it a bit, but when I play more complicated strumming patterns I find it difficult to...
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    Re: Floating Bridge.

    Thanks Dave.

    Oh yes ye olde pontoon bridge.
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    Floating Bridge.

    Hi all,

    I am fairly new to the mandolin (had my Eastman 515 now for just over a year) and am curious about and somewhat intimidated by the floating bridge. I want to change strings but don't want...
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    Re: I know jeff austin don't get no love

    Sorry got so heated forgot to pod]st the link.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EjpwEzvhZ0
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    I know jeff austin don't get no love

    Here is a clip of Jeff Austin from Yonder on stage alone doing a great job doing what he does. I know most of the community doesn't put him in the upper echelon on players but this is pretty cool....
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    Re: Fingertips

    Thanks I'll aspire to that. It's super funny, after a long layoff from playing string instruments(I have played both bass and guitar in the past) and don't remember the beginning stages feeling so...
  20. Thread: Fingertips

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    Fingertips

    New to the mandolin and to the cafe and am just wondering if I'll ever get feeling back in the fingertips of my left had. I just got my mando and have been practicing 1 1/2 - 2 hours a day for the...
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