Search:

Search: Search took 1.00 seconds.

  1. Re: IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year Finalists for 2018

    It might be hard for me to technically define bluegrass but I know it when I hear it. I would say I've heard all of the nominees play some bluegrass at one time or another.
  2. Replies
    14
    Views
    2,067

    Re: Pentatonic question

    You can work in slides and pull offs and even some blues notes as you progress. It's not as limiting as you might think at first.
  3. Replies
    14
    Views
    2,067

    Re: Pentatonic question

    You can play just the notes in the G pentatonic scale through the whole song. You may not match the melody of the tune note for note but you won't hit any notes that will sound "wrong". In essence,...
  4. Replies
    25
    Views
    4,141

    Re: Article: Schertler GIULIA Amp Giveaway

    Can't think of a better place to pick and sip.
  5. Replies
    113
    Views
    15,297

    Re: Why Do Festivals Hire The Wrong Sound Guys?

    [QUOTE=TonyP;1188609]
    We are blessed here on the Left Coast that one man, Paul Knight, has literally changed the whole way sound is done, and how it sounds on stage and in the audience. He often...
  6. Replies
    150
    Views
    11,743

    Re: Character over practice?

    It seems to me that creativity is limited by the ability to express it.
  7. Replies
    30
    Views
    3,784

    Re: Play Every Note?

    Right! I like to keep fiddle tunes to a dancing tempo. That's what they were written for,
    supposedly.
  8. Re: How many of you have successfully changed your hand position?

    The thing that affects my tone the most is tension in my hands and wrist. I'm constantly working on keeping the hands relaxed and using as little pressure on gripping the pick and fretting the...
  9. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,941

    Re: buzz and string questions

    Yes, and since the G string is a bit thicker on the D'Addario strings you may need to raise the bass side of the bridge by a quarter turn or two to correct the buzzing against the frets.
  10. Replies
    88
    Views
    16,401

    Re: I have been playing wrong all my life

    Stan also played the mandolin. Don't know if he used the right techniques or not. I have a hunch though.
  11. Replies
    83
    Views
    11,511

    Re: Submit a caption for this photo

    Mandolin for sale with light wear.
  12. Replies
    137
    Views
    29,013

    Re: So I bought a Blue Chip pick-my impressions

    Buying a quality mandolin, paying for a good setup to make it sound it's best, and then skimping on a cheap pick makes no sense to me.
  13. Replies
    43
    Views
    21,086

    Re: My review of the Mandolin Cafe ball cap...

    I like the black but would also like to see a sunburst model. Also you might consider adding a truss rod to keep the bill from bending..
  14. Re: Re-doing the nut slot pairs closer together...

    I had mine done professionally. Also be aware of any fret wear that exists under the current string spacing and where that wear will be under the new spacing. You may have to dress the frets to get...
  15. Replies
    28
    Views
    5,837

    Re: Anyone else play a Summit?

    I guess I just prefer a more natural look over all sunbursts. But that's just me.
Results 1 to 15 of 15