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  1. Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    I used to think fiddle was hardest, and it would have been harder if I hadn't already been playing mandolin for 20-odd years. Then I tried flute. Ow. My lips just won't bend that way, and my lung...
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    Re: NMD: Howard Morris A-4 #430

    Not yet, but it's certainly a thought.
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    Re: NMD: Howard Morris A-4 #430

    OK, so: photos. And apologies right up front, because they're awful in that they don't come near doing this instrument justice.

    This a a seriously sweet little axe. I wondered what a cedar top...
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    NMD: Howard Morris A-4 #430

    New, as in straight out of the extremely well-packed shipping box and just tuned up.

    This is a beauty.

    More info and (I hope!) pics to follow shortly.
  5. Re: The mandolin is more than just a folk instrument

    At any given Saturday night noisemaking session ("more than a jam, less than a gig") our still-evolving and thus still nameless band is almost guaranteed to play at least two songs each from...
  6. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    Another possibility that just occurred to me: try having a look at builders within feasible driving distance. You might start here:
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  7. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    +1 on Elderly and the Mandolin Store. I've dealt with both and they're top notch. Ditto Northfield. Their very highly regarded Big Mon model is right at the edge of your price range. Their S series...
  8. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I have an Eastman DGM3 (i.e. Lyon & Healey knockoff) mandola. It gets played less than my mandolins, but enough to keep it around even after I get an octave. To my ears, the mandola meshes better...
  9. Re: For All Of You On The Southeast US Coast

    Thank you, NDB.

    The US Coast Guard have descended in force and are now conducting constant SAR missions. As a fuller picture emerges it's unlikely to get any prettier. This was apocalyptic. Those...
  10. Re: Caterina Lichtenberg‘s On-line course

    I'm a subscriber as well. The course is well structured, with each new concept clearly explained and demonstrated. Studying classical mandolin opens up a whole other world of possibilities on the...
  11. Re: For All Of You On The Southeast US Coast

    In the Bahamas it missed Andros Island by a good 100 miles, but the devastation in Marsh Harbor and Freeport defies description.
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    Re: What has your mandolin been called?

    Ukulele, banjo, and wuffo (short for "wuffo you play that funny-lookin' little guitar?").
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    Re: Northfield Marshall Mandolin Summit

    I'm mostly chiming in to second everything slinds said.

    Go if you can. The Marshall Mandolin Summit is worth it and then some.

    A more personal take: most of what I've done on mandolin so far...
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    Re: Song Writers???

    With me it's usually a story line, then the lyrics, then the melody. But not always; sometimes it's a chord progression, sometimes it's a riff, and at least twice it's been a bass line. Whichever way...
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    Re: Uther my cat..

    I love cats. The bond with one is special. You have my condolences. RIP Uther.
  16. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    So how long before Gibson goes after Epiphone? ;)
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    How many bassists does it take to change a lightbulb?
    None. The keyboard player can do it with his left hand.

    And a sort of riff on one that's probably already been posted:
    How do you get a...
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    Re: Man....I had a blue guitar...

    Haven't had a blue mando … yet, but I was pretty tickled with how this guitar turned out, and the thought of a mandolin (or, ooh, mandola) done up in the same scheme is tempting.

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    Re: Visited Fiddler's Green

    Perfectly happy with the Northfield F2S I got from them. Though buying at a distance is always a gamble, Fiddler's Green made it painless, and the YouTube videos they post just give me one more...
  20. Thread: What shape?

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    Re: What shape?

    Sounds like some potentially fancy free-form whittling.
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    Re: NMD: Northfield F2S

    I'm not sure what kind of burst it's called; maybe tobacco? Personally I think it looks like milk chocolate and honey. It's a lovely finish. :) I'll be more than happy to post photos as soon as I can...
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    NMD: Northfield F2S

    OK, the actual New Mandolin Day was last Wednesday. I've been playing too much to post.

    I tend to favor oval holes over f-holes, and had been ogling Northfields for a while, so when this F2S...
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    Re: Old versus New: Blind Taste Test

    I know Joe Curtin was involved in an experiment or two in Europe. I don't know whether he had anything to do with the demonstration in Arizona alluded to by yankees1.

    David Burgess has racked up...
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    Re: Were I to take up the fiddle ...

    When I play mando* or guitar (usually tenor these days), my cat sits and listens for a while, then comes over and starts pawing and nibbling at the strings. Not sure what she's trying to tell me...
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    Re: New to mandolin

    +1 on Eastman, Kentucky, and The Mandolin Store.
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