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    Daughter's New Mandolin!

    Morning, Y'all!

    I had to share the excitement from this morning's unboxing of Maddy's brand spanking new Ratliff Mandolin. The UPS guy didn't show up until after bedtime last night so she woke up...
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    Re: Carpal Tunnel surgery?

    My ability to hold a pick was mostly limited by the bandage & wrap that was on my right hand for 10 days or so. After that came off, holding a pick was no big deal. The real test will be fretting...
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    Re: Carpal Tunnel surgery?

    I have had surgery on both hands. My experience in terms of down time is very similar to "buckhorn's". Don't get them both done at the same time though.
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    Re: Carpal Tunnel surgery?

    I'm not a player, but am a builder for almost 20 years.. Worked the assembly lines in the auto industry for over 34 years (not all on the line).. With all of the repeated movement, I suffered hard...
  5. Free Livestream Concert Tonight (lots of mandolin content)

    Hi folks,

    My wife and I (aka The Boston Imposters) are doing a free livestream concert tonight at 7:30pm central. We'll be playing lots of our own songs and a couple of borrowed favorites...
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    Re: Carpal Tunnel surgery?

    I've not had the surgery you are considering but I'll say this about recovery - DON'T RUSH IT!!! There are lots of success stories about this surgery.
    Mateo Casarino, an Italian immigrant from the...
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    My Rock and Roll Mandolin Songs

    Ever since I got my Gibson F5G I’ve been knocking out rock ‘n’ roll songs on it, here’s two of them…

    https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/yfWpMcsmNDXW34cs8
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    Re: Carpal Tunnel surgery?

    I think I was down for 2 months after mine a couple years ago but can't remember for sure.
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    Re: Carpal Tunnel surgery?

    My wife had carpel tunnel along with LRTI in her thumb last year. She's fully recovered and flatpicking like crazy. While waiting for full recovery, she learned to pick holding the pick between...
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    Ron Cole-Prayers Please!

    Received some heart breaking news from Ron Cole. Please pray for him as he was diagnosed with cancer. Ron is an incredible guy! I have known him for years and he has always been a first class person...
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    Just A Nice Journey Back In Time

    A jewel from the past:

    "On Raglan Road." Peter Rowan with vocals and guitar, Jerry Douglas on dobro, and Mark O'Connor with very tasteful mandolin.


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    Cafe Classified

    As of this moment 14 out of 18 postings in the mandolin classifieds are dealers selling their wares.

    I'd like to see them separated--dealers in one place and private sellers in another.

    Your...
  13. Electric fourstring Almuse mandola with ZT Lunchbox Junior amp

    Feliz Año 2022 y salud from Tenerife!

    Like every holiday I had my Almuse Mandotele and a ZT Lunchbox Junior with ext. battery with me :)
    We recorded just for friends quick and rough - pedestrians...
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    Battle of New Orleans

    https://youtu.be/jd4XOroC0mI

    I meant to post this on the 8th, but I had a gig and a pig roast, and thus no time lol.
    I came up with the mandolin solo after being inspired by listening to the...
  15. Thread: To weep....

    by Jim Garber
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    Re: To weep....

    So sad he is no longer with us. A beautiful player. For your watching covenience:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_dmczCcKoA

    Trinity Church Wall Street, New York City
    1:16 Medley /La Luna,...
  16. Recorded my entire New Years Eve gig (acoustic trio)

    Happy New Year, all :-)

    Song names and timestamps in the description, and marked as navigable 'chapters' in the YouTube video.
    Worth mentioning that I built the pickup on my mandolin and viola,...
  17. Thread: Bowl Backs

    by Jim Garber
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    Re: Bowl Backs

    I think the Ibanez also branded Conqueror and others is the same as the Suzukis and were imported to US in the 1970s. They are ok. Frankly if you can find a vintage American ones such as Vega,...
  18. Re: Can beginners learn on a 4 String Electric Mandolin?

    They’re really good for learning left hand, right hand coordination.
    Lots of exercises, one is to Play FFcP only using your fret fingers, no picking. Because it's electric you can do hammer on's...
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    Bach Invention No. 11, BMV 782

    Our son was visiting a bit over the Christmas holiday and before he left this morning, I was able to put a mandolin into his hands for a little bit and we recorded this at home yesterday. This...
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    Marty Stuart solo mando Tom Petty cover

    Hi all, forgive me if this was posted elsewhere- I searched and didn't see it, but man, the title of the threat says it all.

    Solo mandolin shred Tom Petty cover.

    Marty, that's awesome. ...
  21. Strength in #s tribute/Mando Mafia Clifftop concerts

    I wasn’t around to host my regular radio show on WTJU Charlottesville Christmas Eve, but my sub played two concert recordings back to back, the first being the Strength In Numbers tribute band (with...
  22. Thread: Bowl Backs

    by DavidKOS
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    Re: Bowl Backs

    Easy if you hold it right - and one can even stand without a strap holding a bowlback.

    3 point hold - the edge of the neck w/ left hand, the back on your belly/thighs, and right hand forearm over...
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    Re: Continuing my electric education

    putting a rack mount EQ _ lots more bands _ in an EFX loop off a minimixer

    may be more satisfactory than a few bands in a stomp box.
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    JHS Pedals execellent video on EQ pedals
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foK6OfdEve0
    Rhett Shull's overview:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNjPvAoRtq0
    Tim Wampler discusses a few possibilities:...
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    Re: Waylon Jennings and the Mandolin

    If you are going to get upset over Waylon's bad behavior then Hank Sr. and Graham Parsons should get you even more upset. Graham got so bad that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, of all people, had to...
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