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  1. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    You could say exactly the same thing about guitars. Just substitute “guitar” for “mandolin” in your post. And yet the popularity of electric guitars far outpaces acoustic guitars in terms of units...
  2. Re: how many of you venture up to-or beyond the 18th fret ?

    I think you’re all showing off! :) Save for the 12th fret (to check intonation) I never go above the 7th, that’s nosebleed territory.
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    Re: Woman's History Month pic

    The only real omission I can think of is Sharon Gilchrist. But it is great.
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    Re: Woman's History Month pic

    Sarah Jarosz and Molly Tuttle would be two. I like the pic, so I'll add them here. As always good job MC.
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    R.I.P. Mac Wiseman

    Don't know if this has been posted yet:
    "Very sad news in the bluegrass and entire music world today. Mac Wiseman has passed away. The "Voice With a Heart" was 93 years old. He was a musical...
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    I'm Baaaaack

    Hi all. Sorry to have had to drop out of sight for a while, but I hope I can get back into the swing of things now.

    I don't know if this is familiar to y'all, but I wanted to share this with...
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    Re: Christmas Card for Mandolin Cafe

    Merry Christmas Cafe peeps!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjBa-tg2bHs
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    Re: How do you speed up the left hand?

    Google "guitar speed burst".
    Here is one example.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK3yH3WPb-A
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    Some arrangement for mandolin

    Hi there,

    I've been working quite a bit on a project lately and I'd be really grateful to have your opinion about it.

    At first, I wanted to make live videos but a friend who helped me in that...
  10. Thread: Jethro and Roy

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    Jethro and Roy

    Sorry if this has been posted before; heck worth another look anyway!

    Jethro smoking up the fingerboard.

    p.s. for some reason I can't get the hang of posting a YouTube on this site:
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    Re: Best way to polish picks?

    Hi Rob - I've re-shaped / polished a few picks (& Thumb picks),not because they were worn or scratched,but because i like a certain point 'shape'. I use a Saphire grit nail file - pretty cheap these...
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    Re: MAS -> GAS: Which effects pedal?

    My mandolin EFX pedal board goes: POG nano -> EBS chorus -> EBS phaser. Three is enough, and it's quite a small board. Among the three of them, or one or two at a time, I can cop a keyboard type...
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    Re: MAS -> GAS: Which effects pedal?

    Dude, I feel your pain. EFX are a Pandora’s box, for sure. I read every one of these threads until my brain hurts, and then I go have a drink (or three) and play something acoustic for a couple of...
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    Re: MAS -> GAS: Which effects pedal?

    If what you really need is just a slap back echo, then find a used Flashback mini, and load in a slap back tone print. FWIW, I find the Flashback v.1 perfect and mostly just use the lofi and slapback...
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    I Love Cappuccino - Mandolin Blues

    Michael Reichenbach, a member here, has published 4 tunes with Astute Music, available as paper or download. I think they were written a while ago, but the videos seem to be new.

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  16. Re: EV PL37 - an alternative live mandolin mic to consider

    Yeah... the tight pattern would work in that context. Oddly enough, I know these have been out there for a while (believe they were introduced in 2008!) but I had never actually encountered them...
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    Sleepwalk with Mandobird VIII

    To play electric mandolin is another world, really. One must to deal with amplifiers, mics, pc software, etc. and the technique! a strong pick stroke/tremolo and you get distortion...sometimes is...
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    Re: Inside the Ellis and Pava Workshop

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    Inside the Ellis and Pava Workshop

    Hello fellow Cafe friends and Happy New Year.

    My wife and I travelled over the holidays to New Orleans and San Antonio before stopping in Austin for a few days. I had reached out to Ellis...
  20. this is just a cool video, watch how they focus in on the

    instrument and hands of each player, just a well made video with a different approach


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtEFXm7eobg
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    Re: Need Metronome Recommendation

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e3ORXRhMY-g :)) :)) :))
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    My new painting of Ol Bill

    I gave my sister in law my old Rover RM-75 and commissioned this painting as payment. Just got it yesterday. She's got skills.
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  23. Thread: Zorro

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    Zorro

    The "mythical" opening theme of the famous television series produced by Walt Disney and broadcast around the world between the late '50s and the' 60s, in my arrangement for classical guitar....
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    Wayfaring Stranger Mongolian Throat Cover

    Maybe bluegrass has some Mongolian roots...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5oHBMo1pQk
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    Re: Playing with accuracy

    Do use the FFcP exercises, but here is a practice technique from violin teaching---change the rhythm from equal notes to a dotted rhythm, or like a jig instead of a reel. Long---short-long---short-,...
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