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    Re: Blue Chips

    This thread had quite some funny moments.

    Pick pouches (on a key chain) disintegrated on me. Therefore no more of that.

    I keep a spare in my wallet (I am a no loose change jangling in my...
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    Re: How thick of a pick?

    As it may be with cars or other somewhat technical devices. The higher quality the main product has, the more fussier you may be with equipment.

    A thick pick may make a "cheap" mandolin sound...
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    Re: Hester Mandolin

    Enjoy and play it in good health.

    As you are one of the (many?) musicians who are not unfamiliar to the "catch and release" syndrom, I have noticed some of your mandolins in the past. Am I right...
  4. Re: Jazz mandolin/violin duet from Aaron Weinstein

    As allways top drawer.

    How do you go about thinking rythm with the violin when you play with yourself?
  5. Re: Learning to read music for Mandolin

    I have marked the obvious and necessary part of your statement in red. Read my post and see that my posts were about just that. And itīs no reverse engineering. Because mainly it (the OPīs queation)...
  6. Re: Learning to read music for Mandolin

    Thatīs a bold statement without giving the shadow of an argument. Your statement is therefore negligable.

    Yet I feel inclined to elaborate my point yet again, and probably clearer.

    The OP...
  7. Re: Learning to read music for Mandolin

    At all who advocate playing scales (only). I do not think that this is the right aproach. I do think that knowing your scales is imortant. But it all boils down to knowing your chords. When you know...
  8. Re: Learning to read music for Mandolin

    The difference between piano and mandolin is that on the piano each note has one designatet spot, namely the key that you play it on. On the mandolin you have multiple possibilities to play one note....
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    Re: Lamar Grier passes

    RIP

    First heard him on a Monroe record and was an instant fan. I allways wished he would record with his son David. That didn‘t happen. Funny that a banjopicker (predudice mode on) would work at...
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    Re: The Mando Boys

    Great stuff! As it is with the songs from the "Original Underground Music from the Mysterious South".

    Does anyone know how PO is doing these days (concerning the stroke I believe he suffered some...
  11. Re: Article: Guess the Mandolin Dawg is Playing, Win $100 Gift Ce

    I was soooooo incredibly wrong... except the Gilchrist tracks (which were easy).

    I honed my ears on the Acoustic Disc records as to how DG sounds on either Loar or Fern (and also on his Giacomel,...
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    Re: "Powerful/Loud!"

    Jim Garber: Yep, thatīs what you were talking about. And you are right.

    HoGo/Adrian: I find your point interesting. What I find in guitars, mandolins and banjos is that an instrument that carries...
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    Re: "Powerful/Loud!"

    Loud can have different meanings. If you think "carrying power"... yes I want loud because I can allways tone down.

    If by loud you mean simple volume... then maybe "not necessarily" is the answer....
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    Re: Gibson A50, odd neck

    First things first. My Orthographie is letting me down. So... Sorry for that. The smartphone attempts at autocorrection wouldn‘t have helped neither. ...pathetic.

    I‘ve checked pic 9. It looks like...
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    Re: Gibson A50, odd neck

    Yes, see my post above. Thereīs the "Parrot Loar" for example: http://www.mandolinarchive.com/gibson/serial/71055
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    Re: Gibson A50, odd neck

    Headstock:
    What you describe is called "wings". The headstock is obviously not made out of a single piece of wood. This happens in (acoustic guitars, f.ex. Martin). Some hate them. But they are...
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    Re: Brentrup Mandolins

    - I think the V8 at Carterīs is overpriced at 14.000 USD (It is on the website for a couple of years and had a higher price some time back)

    - I think that Hans Brentrup built wonderful...
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    Re: Elbow or wrist...

    The most prominent "ellbow" musician is Sam Bush. The reason seems to be that he broke his wrist (car door accident if Iīm not mistaken) which rules out the wrist approach.

    I would advocate the...
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    Re: Parting with a beloved mandolin

    To be fair up front. I have bought some instruments and sold none... Ups, I should have said "but one". And this leads me to express my opinion.

    If I felt deeply for an instrument (like my...
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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    Great observation. Letīs get the mind rambling... Chinese immigrants are able to play the mandolin whereas african immigrants have the banjo reserved for themselves... the spanish have the guitar and...
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    I thought it was okay to arrest the guy for harming a banjo by banging it on a metal statue.

    Of course I do not condone violence and vandalism. But I found this thought more apropriate than taking...
  22. Big Family (and other movies); availability in other countries

    So documentaries like Big Family air in the US (https://bluegrasstoday.com/dont-forget-big-family-airs-tonight/). So far, so good. With the internet I would have thought, that an availability of...
  23. Re: Frank Wakefield, Taylor Baker ..LIVE SHOW..

    Great videos. As long as bluegrass is in the hand of such (young) pickers bluegrass is doing well.

    Does anyone know how Frank Wakefield is doing these days. He‘s getting on in the years.
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    Re: Need some advice.

    Itīs all about how the music is put together. So a mandolin might fit in a rock band. But if the musicians do not know what they are doing even an all bluegrass cast suck at playing "Will The Circle...
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    Re: 1976 Gehrardt Green F5 Pictures

    For whatever reason the other thread got closed. I think that the mandolin and its builder deserves recognition. So hereīs my amended post from the other thread.

    The mandolin was built in a period...
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