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    Re: Best bet on a road trip

    I'm really confused but maybe I missed this. It sounds like you're just driving through and not planning to leave the instrument in the car (at least I didn't see any mention of that in the post). ...
  2. Re: Any jams/meetups in NY (Poughkeepise / New Paltz / Albany / N

    That sounds pretty funny Ed. I went to school at New Paltz for a bit and my mom has lived in Highland for a bit. I've watched the place change as I've come back to visit. The railroad bridge was...
  3. Any jams/meetups in NY (Poughkeepise / New Paltz / Albany / NYC)

    I'm going to be traveling back to NY from 6/17 to 7/20. I'll mostly in Poughkeepise / New Paltz area but will be up in Albany and down in NYC somewhat too.

    It's been a while since I've been in...
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    Re: Kentucky 272 and my big problem

    After I got my Newson mando, I haven't really touched my Gibson F9 unless I have to haha. I love them both - but the Newson just sounds (and looks) better IMO. Whenever I pickup my Gibson now, it...
  5. Thread: Small amplifier

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    Re: Small amplifier

    I use a Loundbox mini as my main amp for shows. It sounds great by itself - the reverb and eq's are easy to work with and etc. It also has a line out so you can go to the PA as well and you can...
  6. Thread: Gibson F9 2004

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    Re: Gibson F9 2004

    I have a 2015 F9 with a pickup installed too. It was my main mando for about 4 years and it was (and still is) great.

    The main impact different strings could have is thicker strings (like 11's)...
  7. Thread: Amplification

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    Re: Amplification

    I play in a 6 person (sometimes 7) band with one or two loud electric guitars, a drummer, percussionist, and bassist at least (line up can vary a bit). I use a Newson mandolin with a K&K pickup...
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    Re: Mandolin chords chart in standard notation

    If you just need the chords in standard notation, then it shouldn't matter if it's a violin book right? Personally, I would just pickup a piano book since that will have pretty much everything you...
  9. Thread: Musician Jokes

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    One of my favorites:

    What's the difference between a bass player and guitar player walking down the street?

    The bass player is going to a gig.


    My favorite stage joke (non-musical) is:
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    Re: Online or local San Diego Teachers

    I live in San Diego (Ocean Beach). Been teaching for about 20 years at this point and have a pretty wide variety of musical tastes myself. I play everything from Bill Monroe to Steely Dan :) I'm...
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    Re: Choro listening recommendations

    I really like Craig Einhorrn's Choro album in general - not mandolin focused, but a good run of standard tunes IMO https://www.deezer.com/en/track/9700022
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    What's the difference between a guitar player and a bass player walking down the street?

    Bass player is going to a gig.

    That's the joke that got me to stop playing guitar and focus on bass...
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    Re: First World Problems

    Generally a good light tech should be able to avoid that with diffusion and properly focusing the lights. It's generally an easy problem to solve. Since this sounds like a running gig, I would talk...
  14. Thread: stand or sit?

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    Re: stand or sit?

    For sure - some of the best players hated playing on stage - and some of the worst players love it haha. There's no knock in where you get your energy and/or how you want to spend it.
  15. Thread: stand or sit?

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    Re: stand or sit?

    I'm almost the exact opposite. My favorite part of playing music is playing at a gig with a rehearsed band and a good crowd. I generally like rehearsing in that I like getting better and like...
  16. Thread: stand or sit?

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    Re: stand or sit?

    When I first started gigging, I heard an older musician say "people should haven't to guess that your working". A large part of that was dressing up for gigs (meaning show shirts, no shorts or...
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    Re: Jazzy tunes with good melodies

    I've been playing Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans a lot lately, really fun melody / chord mix.
  18. Re: Aaron Weinstein's New Apitius yorkville mandolin

    Sounds Great Aaron. Thanks for sharing :)
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    Re: Are travel mandolins worth it?

    Often I do those things to help with my playing - the adventure / experience can be a good spark for inspiration etc. Though IMO, it's pretty much always the time and place to play - provided you...
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    Re: Are travel mandolins worth it?

    As noted before, the mandolin is a travel instrument for the most part. The only thing I would personally consider getting as a true "travel only" instrument is a carbon fiber mandolin. The added...
  21. Thread: Just to thank

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    Re: Just to thank

    I find those that play and appreciate mandolin's are just generally better people hehe.
  22. Thread: Mandolin bridge

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    Re: Mandolin bridge

    I agree with Pops on this - if the buzzing was from the bridge, it would stand to reason all notes (or at least all fretted notes that put more pressure on the bridge) would buzz. Since that's not...
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    Re: Any lazy way to off a bunch of instruments?

    Go consignment if you don't have time to do it. The guys at Gryphon are awesome - I'm sure they'll work with you.
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    Re: What are you looking forward to?

    I just played my second gig of the year at this great outdoor venue - lots of space in the venue and a huge parking lot to tailgate for those that didn't want to come in. I loved every second of it...
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    Re: Cassette Tape -> MP3 -> Youtube

    You can do this in a few ways.

    Lo-tech - play the tape loud near your computer mic and record it as an MP3. From there, you'd just need video editing software (iMovie or whatever) to add the...
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