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  1. Re: Do You Play ALL of Your Mandolins Regularly?

    I did something similar with my guitars for a while, but it was hard to keep up. I really favor small bodied guitars nowadays; I could never part with my dreads for sentimental reasons but they...
  2. Re: Book/s on how to improvise on Old Time tunes???

    stringalong - That's pretty much where I landed as well; I much prefer the "traditional"/old time sound. I listened to his take on Turkey in the Straw (being one of the few that wasn't covered in the...
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    Re: Reduce costs pleased

    Going back to the original post - anybody for which a 10% price hike is a dealbreaker always has the used market to fall back on. And participating in the used market does help support the market for...
  4. Re: Book/s on how to improvise on Old Time tunes???

    Stringalong - Glad you found it useful! I've got a backlog of material to work through, but I plan to activate that free trial at some point. If it ends up being as good as it looks I'll probably...
  5. Re: Book/s on how to improvise on Old Time tunes???

    I took a look at the preview from Amazon for the McGann book, it looks excellent. I think I'm going to pick it up as well.

    Another resource I just stumbled across that might be worth looking at is...
  6. Re: Book/s on how to improvise on Old Time tunes???

    Stringalong, this may be more in the bluegrass vein than strictly old time, but on Sam Bush's DVD "All About Lead Mandolin" he breaks down the fiddle tune Fisher's Hornpipe with a couple different...
  7. Re: Tom Bedell's TED Talk on sustainable woods for instruments

    That was a very interesting talk, and a topic that's been on my mind lately (and apparently others' as well).

    It occurred to me recently that buying used probably helps a good deal on this front....
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    Chords for Chris Thile Homespun DVD?

    Has anybody charted out the chords for the songs on Chris' Homespun lesson?

    I was going through the PDF yesterday and noticed that the notation only has the melody, no chords. He plays rhythm for...
  9. Re: Sam Bush playing something other than Hoss?

    I came across that one when I was scouring his instagram; it looks very similar to the one in these videos but it is trimmed out like an F-5L instead of an F-5G and has block inlays similar to Hoss....
  10. Re: Sam Bush playing something other than Hoss?

    Wow, between his instagram and that podcast there was certainly plenty to nerd-out over. He does call out that mandolin in particular as an "F-5G finished like a gold top Les Paul." So that settles...
  11. Sam Bush playing something other than Hoss?

    Ok let me start by clarifying - I'm sure this was the exception not the rule. But this was the first time I'd ever seen him play a different mandolin. I've read in interviews that he also plays his...
  12. Thread: Picks

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    Re: Picks

    Wise words! And your observations about the learning/growth process (omitted from my quote just for brevity) certainly ring true with my experiences. I've continued to play around with variations of...
  13. Thread: Picks

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    Re: Picks

    That is very helpful, thank you! I do indeed use the "pencil grip" on my pick when playing guitar, but did not even realize it (or at least hadn't given it any thought). From the little footage I've...
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    Re: Mandolin Mount Rushmore.

    I'm new as a mandolin player, but not so new as a mandolin listener. If I could only pick four, it would have to be Bill Monroe, David Grisman, Chris Thile, Yank Rachell. Those four guys, for me,...
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    Re: Picks

    This seems like as good a place to ask this as any - guys that prefer the larger triangular style picks, can you elaborate on why? I've always associated those picks with mandolin. I haven't gotten...
  16. Re: Eastman vs Eastman vs Breedlove vs “budget” vintage vs ?????

    ^ Scratch that silly question, just saw that there is a section of the forum clearly marked "Videos, Pictures, and Sound Files." :))
  17. Re: Eastman vs Eastman vs Breedlove vs “budget” vintage vs ?????

    Well, all said and done I am very happy with the MD-1000. It had some cosmetic issues that weren't well-photographed but the seller gave me a few bucks back, and I've always enjoyed playing...
  18. Re: Eastman vs Eastman vs Breedlove vs “budget” vintage vs ?????

    Well, I pulled the trigger on the MD-1000, and it is arriving Wednesday! I had originally ruled out an F-style because of the extra cost, but after a little negotiating I picked it up for less than...
  19. Re: Eastman vs Eastman vs Breedlove vs “budget” vintage vs ?????

    Thanks everyone for the input! I know I ultimately need to make the decision for myself, but the collective experience here is certainly helping me sound out the competing considerations in my head....
  20. Eastman vs Eastman vs Breedlove vs “budget” vintage vs ?????

    Hey everyone! This is my first post, but I’ve made good use of the forum already while researching my first mandolin. I’ve got some good background, but couldn’t find an answer to my specific delema,...
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