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  1. Re: Check out this mandolin...... Thoughts, comments, concerns

    It's actually pretty nice,I've seen this mandolin before ,I just can't remember where...
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    Re: 99' F5 Fern info

    Danny Roberts signed Gibsons ain't no slouches either..
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    Re: Picking faster?

    Everything that David said,you can't go wrong,,looking at your video,your picking nice and clean,,but that pinky is holding you back..when it is,mounted,you don't have a true pivoting hand and...
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    Re: Picking faster?

    As stated above,speed is directly related to tremolo,,you can only play as fast as you can tremolo..since you play violin,the problem is in your right hand ,just got to get them two hands to sync....
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    Re: Picking faster?

    personaly,I say yes,The Heel Is Vastly superior to pinky rest,and I hit the sweet spot no problem. Playing just super fast is the begining,next is controlling your speed at will.listen to any good...
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    Re: Picking faster?

    Basically keep it curled in with the rest of the fingers,,,
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    Re: Picking faster?

    I'm a speed picker for sure,been that way my whole life and that's just the way it is,im" too many notes Nydn",,,but I think there is a concept called too fast for your own good..I play comfortably...
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    Re: Original cost of a Lloyd Loar F5

    I know somebody (knew, r.i.p.Fireball Freddy)..who bought one personally from Lloyd Loar ,I don't know the exact year,but he said he paid $225. for it...
  9. Thread: Finger Ease

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    Re: Finger Ease

    The callous on my left index gets so thick and hard you can't even play,I have to shave it down with a scalpel...
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    Re: Fingerboard Extensions

    Seems to be an epidemic of pick clickers out there....
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    Re: Meet ... the Perfect Mandolin Player.

    Their going to execute me and turn me into tone bars!...
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    Re: Headstock Scroll repair?

    Pete,,is that your avatar,with that thing hanging off? That's great man...
  13. Re: A-5 Jethro two-point.. what can you tell me about this?

    I've never seen a label like that,,that "Gibson" is really inlayed off center...
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    Re: Uther my cat..

    Wow,,is that you guys playing? Thank you so much,,that is just awesome! So good man,,the mandolin playing is fantastic and the flute player is,over the top! I really needed that!
  15. Re: Balancing practice between two instruments...

    "Jack of all trades,master of none", or master of one.
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    Re: Top three favorite Bill Monroe tunes.

    1. Kentucky mandolin. 2. Big Mon 3. Southern flavor..a second nod to Wheel hoss,Rawhide ..
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    Re: I Don't Do Tab

    "Imagination is more important than knowledge", ,A.Einstein..
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    Re: Uther my cat..

    I wish to thank everyone for their replies,I am deeply moved by your very kind comments.
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    Re: Anyone Recognize This Signature?

    Wesley Snipes?
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    Re: 3 hours of practice a day?

    I try to do about an hour and half a day,in 3 half hour segments:morning,afternoon,night,,sometimes more,sometimes less..
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    Re: Really need to work on my right hand

    This is not an uncommon phenomenon ,at least for me. When I was gigging,jamming and in a band,this kind of stuff always happened,usually started by inebriated guitar players,who at the end of a gig...
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    Uther my cat..

    I lost my best friend this morning after 18 years,,I'm really going to miss him bad,,,the only mandolin content here is I will dedicate,my playing today to him.. 178227
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    I try to memorize everything ,so I can take off and improvise on a tune..I read sheet music to learn new tunes..if you just read sheet music,how can you ever improvise on a tune? Classical stuff is...
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    Re: Come hither to go yonder

    Bluegrassers arguing about whether something is major or minor,,look at what we're going thru with southern flavor and now this? These threads are very entertaining and are just great!...
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    Re: Southern flavor

    Playing this yesterday I realize I'm all over the place with this tune,,I play the first round pretty straight forward and after that anything goes,,I play it entirely in minors,,when I hit the B7 or...
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