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    Re: The pulse of a tune

    Mike Compton! Yes indeed! you can see the pulsein the audience!
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    Re: Avenue Guitars Shout Out

    I have had several dealings with Avenue and everyone was great! Great people to deal with!
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    The pulse of a tune

    I find myself drawn to two ends of a tune, it seems.

    One in which I try to play as fast as I can and the notes produced as the shots on a machine gun. (Although I am not nearly so fast.) No...
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    Old Gibson A case catch straps

    I have an old gibson case and both the "catch straps" ( the cloth thngs that keep the top from falling completely open) are gone. Have any of you fixed this and how would you recomend I proceed? ...
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    Re: John Goodin passing

    My limited interaction with John was a musical blessing.
  6. Re: Two hornpipes: Pat Galvin's and Cuckoo's Nest

    very nice music. I love the tunes when very close to this speed. I know many like them much faster, but I like ( I don't know how to discribe it) the "bounce" or the "pulse" or whatever you call...
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    Stanley Lorton Flat top

    Anone have one of these? I have jsut received a Stanley Lorton "all Koa" Flat top and iam nto my 48 hour approval. I love the way it looks and was exspecting a strong, mellow tone, but at present...
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    Re: Flat Tops, Waterloo and others

    Just to close this off, in case anyone was wondering, I ended up getting another Waterloo. Yes it sounds great! Is it worth the price? People, like me, that buy them insure that that is probably...
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    Re: My MAS is cured.

    Blessings to you! I have thought the same thing several times in the past!
  10. What do you know about the Gibson Big Bell Maandolins? scale?

    I have seen a couple and it seems they have a 14" + scale. Made in 30's and maybe early 40's.
    How do they sound?
    What strings would one use on that scale mandolin? Still tuned GDAE?
    I'm curiious
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    Re: Flat Tops, Waterloo and others

    I agree! It is an amazing mandolin and the sound fits my idea of what I would like my mandoln to sound like. I contacted Paul Shippey. He quickly responded back and informed me that the wait time...
  12. Re: Audiovisual cheat sheet for scales and modes

    Wow! It seems a tremendous anount of work! thanks.
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    Re: Flat Tops, Waterloo and others

    When I started this thread of comparisons (kiind of ) I didn't include the Kalamazoo KM 11. I wish I had, for these are the models from which was born the Waterloo ( I think)
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    Flat Tops, Waterloo and others

    I love flat top mandolins.

    I have owned several and for some reason or another, traded or sold them. I owned a Waterloo before , liked it, and then sold it.

    Now. I am looking for another...
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    Re: Another newcomer

    Welcoime! I believe you will benefit from the MC as a wonderful resource and you've already contributed. Thank you!
  16. Yep!!! Sounds good! Feels Good! Is Good!

    Yep!!! Sounds good! Feels Good! Is Good!
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    Re: Dull and Lifeless

    If you know that the bridge and all are relatively the same and it has taken no licks, etc. I would bet on the humidity problem.
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    JeffD is right on, relative to the clock thing. I used to work on "older" clock movements and you can really mess up by going backwards. Just thought I would add in, as I love old clocks. Carry...
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    Re: Want to take up the cello

    I love this thread! Besides all the music stuff, which is great, learning a new instrument, at an age, is good for our old brain! Being god is not the thing at all, what matters is the mental...
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    David L. I agree with you in that the Emery book would apply, I just wish I could find a book jsut like it written for mandolin and with mandolin examples.
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    Re: What do you keep your picks and stuff in?

    Small Altoid. 1/2 size
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    Re: Mapes Strings

    I like them and their customer service is very good.
  23. Thread: Mandolindo

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    Re: Mandolindo

    I am not a good player, anyway, but I can see that either of these will require a funamental change in the way I address the strings. At first,I thought it was the fault of my hearing aids, then...
  24. Thread: Mandolindo

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    Mandolindo

    I have just received a Mandolindo from Elderly (Great folks BTW).

    It is the rosewood one and I love playing with it, I love the feel of it, size of the neck, tone and all.

    My only issue is that...
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    Re: How to practice Circle of 5ths

    I wish not to take this thread off course, But, I wish there was a mandolin book like Bruce Emery's book for guitarist, " Music Principles for the Skeptical Guitarist, (vol 1 & 2). A GREAT book!!! ...
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