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  1. Re: Northfield F5S consistency (or buying without checking)

    Iíve had my Northfield F5M (model before the artist series) since 2015 and ordered it directly from them. Why donít you contact them - over the years Adrian, Peter, and Derek have always been ready...
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    I sold off a lot of instruments I had acquired over the years - mostly guitars I was no longer playing - in late 2019 and am generally not afflicted by MAS/GAS but I did get a mandocaster a few...
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    Poll: Re: Southern Flavor - AABA or AB?

    I vote for C - AABA at 110, I like the way this one sounds at a slower tempo but TEHO…its a fun tune anyway you play it!
  4. Re: Article: New Music from Simon Dunson - Chicken Bridge

    Wonderful! I took a class with Simon thru the Louisville Folk School this year and he is a fabulous teacher. Congrats on the new album!
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    Re: CHOP MELODY STYLE - Jingle Bells

    Wow Jesper, such fun. Please consider offering a wks on this style. Thank you for posting!
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    Re: J.D. Crowe passes

    Darn shame…condolences to his family and friends.
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    Re: What's the best room/apt humidifier?

    It comes down to ease of cleaning for me. After going thru many, many, many humidifiers I am using the Homedics ultrasonic I got at Costco - on sale this month (nfi). The large tank is easy to lift...
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    Re: The shipping problem

    UPS allows “declared value” whatever that is. It’s not insurance and will not cover loss/damage. If you have a local music shop they may allow you to ship on their account which is covered by their...
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    Re: David Surette has passed.

    Can’t see the Facebook page without an account.

    This is very sad news…I was never a fan of Irish/Celtic playing until I took a workshop with David. Loved him, his teaching, and playing…RIP David...
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    Re: Orange Crush Amps-Anybody have one

    A guitar friend of mine wasn’t keen on them, said they were for mainly R&R playing. I had a Roland Cube that I liked and a cheapo Line 6 thats pretty good for when I just noodle around on my...
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    Re: Slow, sweet songs

    You can always take a fiddle tune you know and put it in 3/4 time, a good practice exercise as well since it takes a moment to wrap your head around the different time signature. I heard someone...
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    Re: help with leading notes

    Search for material on using bass runs in backup, probably find alot geared toward guitar and bass but you can apply it to mando as well.
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    Re: I am weary let me rest

    I just recently lost a dear friend to an illness and I played this song…kind of a sad/happy thing. I also changed the lyrics of the last line from “in a cold and lonely grave” to “wrapped warmly in...
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    Re: need help figuring out a lick

    Sounds like you are on the right track, the CD song is repurposed Lonesome Fiddle Blues so you might take a listen to that for some ideas.
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    Re: Looking for some help

    There is a pedal you can buy from Vidami that will slow, pause, loop, etc YT and other sites for practice.

    Your best bet is to try and work on it by ear, listen until you can hum it then try it...
  16. Re: Will being a lefty, but playing right handed be more limiting

    Lefty who plays righty here and I think you should try lefty. There are inexpensive left handed mandos now that you can give a go and see how it feels, then if you donít jive with it sell it.
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    Re: Eastwood Mandolins

    Eastwood had an ad in the classifieds a few weeks ago offering the 10% off, I haven't plugged it in yet but it's a nice solid little instrument. Seems well made and I couldn't find anything wrong...
  18. Re: 4-String, Solid Body Electric Mandolin Options

    I just bought an 8-string Eastwood Mandocaster, at first look it is well made and seems good. I haven't plugged it in yet so can't speak to how it sounds, how the pick ups are, etc.

    Eastwood was...
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    Re: Southwest Mandolin Camp - Kingston, NM

    This sounds nice, have a good time and please post a report when you return.
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    Re: Where to play melody on fret board

    Play it wherever it works/sounds good to you. Staying 1st position has the advantage of using the open strings. Some keys require a small shift and then you can come back, moving up/down the neck...
  21. Re: There has got to be something better than Tabledit, right?

    I donít mean to be flip here but get a piece of staff paper and write it out yourself. Even better start working on your ear, the time you are spending on the computer can be spent on the fretboard....
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    Re: Workshop Topics Suggestions

    Since youíre targeting Beg and Int I would put out a message to be tuned and ready to go when the wks begins and be able to play 2-finger chords G, C, D, and A.

    Donít entertain ques about tuners,...
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    Re: Eastwood Mandolins

    I’ve been thinking about the mandocaster for a loooong time now…the 10% off was enough to push me over as it’s on the way.
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    Re: Post a pic of your cat sleeping in your case

    Real nice, why don't you crawl back in your hole.
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    Re: Northfield F style strap

    I have one and like it alot. What are you wondering about specifically…it doesn’t stretch since its a piece of hard leather but there are hole and they might stretch a bit over time.
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