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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    Why did you get rid of the EXP74 strings? My dealer told me they were discontinued. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
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    Re: My 'Customized' Eastman MD-315

    Mine is one of the first couple of batches we got at the store where I used to teach. It came with a stamped tailpiece. I also upgraded the frets with the equivalent to Martin guitar frets. That and...
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    Re: One more banjo question

    Overtones abound with an open back banjo. You can use a cheap plastic shopping bag to attenuate them. Shimming the neck with a business card seems odd and antithetical to getting a good sound. The...
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    Re: John Cohen 1932-2019

    He gave us a lot of great information and insight and shared what he knew readily. RIP
  5. Re: How do you test the qualities you're looking for in a Mandoli

    Play it, do you hardest stuff and see how it works and sounds.
  6. Re: Curly Seckler and the mandolin? What gives?

    Lester and Earl were taking heat from Monroe for playing bluegrass, his music, after leaving his band. Having Curly play mandolin probably exacerbated the lack of love between them. So they played...
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    Re: Tascam DR-05 vs Zoom H2N

    I have an old Zoom and a not quite so old Tascam, they both work fine. I got the Tascam on sale for less than $100 and it is fine.
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    Re: What's up with USPS?

    I bought some picks from Nashville a 5-1/2 hour drive from here and it took ten days to get here. Yeah they are getting worse. We ordered a mic from a store in North GA 2 hours away and it went to...
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    Re: Marty Stuart Mandolin Solo

    He plays a beat up old mandolin made by old friend Chris Warner, who also played banjo with Jimmy Martin among others. Yeah I remember that kid playing with Lester and Nashville Grass.
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    Re: The Sun Jumped Up This Morning

    The relative minor is just used to harmonize one of the runs and is not essential. It is Crawdad song as Woody lifted other melodies for his words as par of his MO.
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    Re: 20 mins superb Celtic tunes

    Very nice. You even played North Carolina Breakdown! But we call that one piece New Five Cents.
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    Re: Notation to Tablature

    There are some smart responses here. Learning to read is not that hard and the exercises of learning scales and arpeggios will make you a better player. I taught all who would let me, how to read...
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    Re: Top 5 Sam Bush tracks

    Leather Britches and Tom and Jerry
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    Get the Tunes to Your Fingers

    I will be teaching mandolin at the John C Campbell Folk School this fall, Sunday, Oct 27 - Saturday, Nov 2, 2019. The Folk School is a great environment and a total immersion kind of week. It...
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Yes indeed!
  16. Re: Splurging on the Best Possible Mandolin Strings

    Best string, now that is a concept. Got to try to wrap my mind around that.
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    Re: Louie bluie

    Love Howard Armstrong. Don't forget Charlie McCoy and Coley Jones when talking blues mandolin or Yank Rachell.
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    Hmm, interesting. I have three instruments with EVO frets and all of them sound great.
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    Do you like the idea of playing the mandolin more than actually playing the mandolin?
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    Re: TablEdit Pick-up Measure

    If there are 4 beats in each measure and you have a 2-3- or 1-1/2 or 2-1/2 note pickup, fill the measure before the pickup notes with the appropriate rests.
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    Re: Old Ellis F5 vs New Ellis F5

    A fellow stopped in the store the other evening just as I was leaving from teaching. He'd taken a few lessons from me. He was holding a Hoffee case. He asked me to look at his Gilcrist it had a...
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    Re: Early Blues Mandolin

    The Steve James is good stuff, the Rich DelGrosso is better, but the best stuff is what you will hear on the old recordings. Johnny Young is a personal favorite to add to the list. Lots of the best...
  23. Re: Balancing practice between two instruments...

    I've played 4 instruments for the past 45 years or more. When asked which one I like best I say something like, "Like the late Hugh Hefner used to say, 'which ever one is in my arms'." I don't know...
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    Re: Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin

    Or a used Eastman 305. Used in either the Kentucky or Eastman would be good.
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    Re: Mandolins on Gibson web site?

    I don't see any mandolins when I got to the Gibson page. I only see Gibson mandolins on The Mandolin Store page.
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