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    Re: Back to guitar after mandolin break

    Me too....
    I focused on mando for 7 years, in order to progress, and to think in mando rather than guitar, (and because i found a niche as such among my muso buds)
    Then 2 years on...
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    Re: Point of Diminishing Returns

    I try to divide sessions into review and new, ie warm up (fingers, picking distances, metronome work ,new tunes, arpeggios scales etc. do your mechanics first, ie warm up, scales, etc, review /play a...
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    Re: Does mandolin improve guitar technique

    I play mando, guitar , banjo and bass.

    I agree with jeff, some musical stuff can improve, get a different perspective.

    when I started mando, I was transcribing in my head from guitar. now I...
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    Re: Disappointment = MAS Cure

    yeah I feel your pain.
    I too tried to purchase a les paul that was there, then was sold before I could process the payment.
    Stuff happens. 4k for an 02 fern was a steal, short of some huge issue.
    ...
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    Re: Source for single Thomastik strings?

    A bit. The starks feel like jt 75s.

    The mittels are very slinky, softer, but drive the top far less.
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    Re: Refret for Gibson F9

    Fyi, i paid $20 per fret, the rest was crown, set up, etc. professional quality work requires experience, and, time. Often more time than one would expect. Thats reality. Some guys can accurately...
  7. Re: Sierra Hull and Billy Strings, Grey Fox June 2019

    Man has sierra got chops and tone. As always, but this one seems to have real sweetness and flawless speed.
  8. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    Congratulations
    Im so delighted you were able to play several and found a great one.

    Cant wait to see the photos.
    There is nothing quite as exhilarating as a new instrument that you love.
    They...
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    Re: Source for single Thomastik strings?

    Wow those prices in euros are the dollar equivalent in price. No savings imho.
  10. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    Well, if you can't test play, heres what i have done. I live in Denver and finding mandos is hard. Low or mid priced, not so much, but otherwise, they aren’t around much.

    First, imho, typically,...
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    Re: Refret for Gibson F9

    I paid $550 for 12 frets , crown, set up.
    A bit high..., yup, and i knew it, but....the work was perfect on my fern. Perfect.
    The repairman is excellent. I had zero concern that my fern would be...
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    Re: Source for single Thomastik strings?

    I sure do>
    the US distributor. Connolly Music
    theyre in NYC.

    I contacted them about a year back, after having two different strings break on new sets of starks.
    an A and a D on starks. two...
  13. Re: Anyone know of a website or app that will display all chord n

    Fwiw, i too wanted the same info, ie 1-3-5, for any chord.

    I did this for guitar jazz chords long ago, root on 6th string, 5th string, 4th string, and inversions. Really helped me.

    Then, i did...
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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    I am deeply hurt by the overwhelming and deep hatred yall ‘spress towards us who play , or are trying to play this maligned, misunderstood, and nuanced instrument.

    I shall start a “banjos too”...
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    Re: Funny Banjo Content

    Yeah, yeah.
    Haters!

    I like my banjos.

    Last night my banjo playing friend added a banjo head with a built in pick up to her John Hartford.
    She asked me if it sounded good. Unfortunately, it...
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    Re: Weldon Lister Tailpiece on Collings

    That rare thing.
    An “owner improvement” that actually is one.

    Beautiful.
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    Re: Replacing Gotoh Tuners

    Let me add, do not rely on rubner to know what fits.
    I recently upgraded my rigel a. It had gotohs.

    I asked if the tuners would fit.
    They did not, due to the close angled “A” configuration....
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    Re: Gibson F-5L thoughts

    Many mandos have yellow to brown/sepia. Tobacco burst, and other names given to particular hues and shades of the various browns gibson has used. Ice tea, desert sunset, ad nauseum,



    These...
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    Re: Gibson F-5L thoughts

    Congrats.
    Im sure youll love it.


    Aa good gibson has a unique and distinctive sound, and, imho, an unequalled woodiness to the lower ranges and chop. And a certain sweetness to the higher range....
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    Re: Gibson F-5L thoughts

    this is what I have read as well.
    FWIW I bought my 2002 fern, sight unseen, with a 3 day return. I love it.

    You cant always find one where you live. In fact, you cant always find lots of musical...
  21. Re: Hedwig's Theme - Solo Mandolin Arrangement [Tab]

    And, nice touch with mortar and pestle, tinctures!
  22. Re: Triggs Guitars and Mandolins feature video

    Love my triggs archtop!
    Jim is a great guy.
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    Re: Training the Mind

    I try to be in the music, not in my head. I sway, move my hips, head, etc.
    This helps with focus, listening, timing, and, solos.

    I dont worry about mistakes. Im going to make them. Yet, most are...
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    Re: Gift for Mentor?

    Gryphon strings has some great mando peg winders, made by a guy that works there, from vintage pens caps, in the frank ford menu. Imho, they are gorgeous.shop, “franks corner”.

    Nfi.

    Fwiw, i...
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    Re: A 6 course renaissance lute I built

    Wonderful!
    Very interesting rosette design.
    Hand made pegs by you?
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