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  1. Re: Gig over, wife happy, Mando Cafe sticker, pint behind my back

    Thanks guys. It was a duo setting with a talented singer/guitarist; I had about four tunes with fills but it was mostly rhythm (which I love). Weird acoustics in the room (Hops, Morristown NJ), the...
  2. Gig over, wife happy, Mando Cafe sticker, pint behind my back

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    Re: "Daughters" by John Mayer

    Gig was last night and "Daughters" went very well. The three motifs (guitar intro, short guitar break and short piano break) are very mandolin friendly.

    For the bridge, I played the first chord...
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    Re: "Daughters" by John Mayer

    (wisdom tooth extraction delayed my saying...)

    Thank You!!!
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    "Daughters" by John Mayer

    Sitting in with a guitarist/singer next week and the bridge section of this tune is giving me a little trouble (compounded by the fact that I have 8 other tunes to get down and no time to practice)....
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    Re: Contact pickups and cheap mandolins

    Tavy,

    I do use a plug in tuner; it's in the effects loop of the Fire-Eye.
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    Contact pickups and cheap mandolins

    I play in a band with multiple electric guitars, bass and keys and use a solid top Rover (25S). I use the JJB Prestige pickups into a Fire Eye preamp and then into PA.

    The Rover is overbuilt to a...
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    Re: Electric mandolin - a few questions...

    My favorite setup was to use 6 strings; single G and D, and double A and e.
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    Re: Found this little beauty: Electric Mandobass

    FWIW, I had one of that builders mandocello conversions and it was an absolute blast to play. It tuned well and the string spacing was comfy. I have some significant nerve damage to both arms and let...
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    Re: So, bought a used Rogue... Huh...

    Here is my cheapie:
    https://www.facebook.com/rob.dreamworker/videos/10157933854144692/?t=67
    Rover solid top mandolin with case: $70
    Dual stick-on transducers (used): $30
    Missed cue by vocalist...
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    Mandolins at Guitar Center Geldora Ca.

    Old topic, dead horse, etc. alert.

    I have been in different Guitar Centers maybe 4 times in my life, all 58 years of it. This past weekend I was on a business trip to City Of Industry and visited...
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    Re: Friend of the Devil

    Timely thread for me, the following just happened Monday via text:
    Guy I know: Can you sit in with us and play some Dead on mandolin?
    Me: Sure, my go to tunes are Ripple, Rider and the...
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    Re: Guitarist needs to boost mandolin for solos

    So, no clips yet; one of the other guitarists didn't make rehearsal last night so there was some sonic space for me.

    I took the opportunity to start a conversation about volume and dynamic, and...
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    Re: Guitarist needs to boost mandolin for solos

    The Sparkledrive has a feature that blends the original clean tone with the driven sound; I use it primarily for electric slide guitar parts. I wasn't sure how the compressor would respond to...
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    Re: Guitarist needs to boost mandolin for solos

    Len B.
    I had a few minutes to test with a crappy amp last night, and the compressor seemed to work well. The amp is noisy as all get out, so I couldn't assess signal to noise with the compressor...
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    Guitarist needs to boost mandolin for solos

    Folks,

    I play mandolin on 4 tunes and am primarily a guitarist. My rig is
    old MIJ Epiphone A with K&K pickups -> cheapo GMF Ai1 preamp -> PA.

    I get usable sounds and have no complaints with...
  17. Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Much obliged folks. Not that it has any impact on me recreating the part, I just like knowing the source. I would love to play in a pocket like that.
  18. Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Actually, until I read your post, I was unaware of the amazing Mr. Albert Lee played mando, so you are a help!
  19. Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Best I can tell it was recorded in 1996, so around the time of "Wrecking Ball" and the Spyboy tour.

    I really like the tempo and groove - economical playing that serves the recording very well IMO.
  20. Re: Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    Levon is one of biggest musical influences, I'd be knocked out but surprised if it was him.
  21. Emmylou Harris "When I Paint My Masterpiece" mando?

    A truly great version of a truly great song:


    I am working up this version to bring to the guys. Who is the mandolin player on this, anyone know?
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    Re: Calabrese 'folk' tunes

    Wow, I had completely forgot about the harp!!! 2 of the older guys tried to describe it and I wish I had video taped it as it was truly hilarious. They spoke no English and I no Italian, we resorted...
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    Re: Calabrese 'folk' tunes

    Both of the instruments that I saw on Sunday had pretty girl pictures (albeit brunettes) like in the screen grab of bottom video; I think they are a crucial to getting the sound right!
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    Re: Calabrese 'folk' tunes

    Beanzy, Martin and David,

    It's folks like you that make the innerwebz great. Off to check out your recommendations.

    Thanks again!
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    Calabrese 'folk' tunes

    Spent an amazing afternoon this past Sunday with my friend's extended family, most of whom were born and raised in Calabria Italy. After much (much) home made wine and a feast, 2 "organettos" (sp?)...
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