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    No Wires ! Joe Walsh w/ Molly Tuttle

    This video and performance illustrate perfectly why I'm a staunch proponent of "Acoustic" music done with acoustic instruments, no plugs. :mandosmiley:...
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    Re: Tunes on the old Sobell

    No fiddle. Dodgy playing too.

    https://youtu.be/SKPyYJY2-VE
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    To each his own, to me it's a bridge too far. Maybe two. Give me a classic fern.
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    Re: Sumi mandolins

    good morning Dave. you can check them out on YouTube & I think there is 2 or 3 for sale on eBay.
  5. Re: Tonedexter wavemaps for mando and mic position...

    I think it's more complicated than just eq adjustment...I think it is a digitally processed signal that transforms the piezoelectric input to match the acoustic sample...impulse filter is what TD...
  6. Re: Tonedexter wavemaps for mando and mic position...

    With the Tonedexter, you play into the unit with an input from your instrument’s pickup at the same time as with an input from a microphone. The resulting wave map is an effort by the Tonedexter to...
  7. Re: Bluegrass/celtic band playing Train 45 SUPER FAST

    Seems to define "That ain't no part of nothin'" in my opinion.
  8. Re: Bluegrass/celtic band playing Train 45 SUPER FAST

    Agreed Dave....fine musicians, however way too fast for soul...and discernible tone.
  9. Thread: string gauges

    by DHopkins
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    Re: string gauges

    I have a 1916 Gibson Oval hole F-4 and I use the EXP-74s. It sounds great.
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    Re: string gauges

    The D'Addario J-74 (EXP-74) gauges work fine, as do many similar sets: 0.011" (E), 0.015" (A), 0.026" (D), 0.040" (G).
    You can also use something like 0.010" for E, or 0.0016" for A, or 0.041" for...
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    Re: Rawhide pick stroke advice sought

    Here is a video of Bill playing Rawhide and his right hand is visible. I see a lot of up and down. I donít see much of the all downstrokes technique.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    From Bernie - " ..it just blows my mind that so much more has not been accomplished in this regard with the incredibly powerful tools of molecular biology that we have today. "

    Bernie - For...
  13. Re: Sad. Young Israeli mandolin student killed by terrorist

    This is way beyond the scope of this forum. There are plenty of places on the Internet to have this discussion.
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    Happy Birthday Norman Blake

    Born on this day in 1938.

    Here's a rare video of him playing his Loar.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWq1lEeJNbU
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    Re: Woman's History Month pic

    Also should remember Ali Stephens; 1st March was her birthday.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/8064905/Alison-Stephens.html#
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    A ''Happy New Year'' from the UK

    Hi all - Just to wish every one of you - A Happy, Prosperous,Safe & Healthy New Year for 2019.
    Ivan ;)
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    Re: Was Bill Monroe The First?

    While we're on the subject, the man talking the mandolin in person. This has been on the site in various places since at least 2010. Guessing some of you haven't heard it.
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    Re: Headstock Scratches

    I've said this before! You play em they will get used! Get used to it or put em in a glass case to look at!
  19. Thread: Alec Finn RIP

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    Re: Alec Finn RIP

    http://www.kevinmacleod.co.uk/alec-finn
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    What he uses means nothing to me, as I will never sound like him. I just want a pick that sounds good to me.

    Carry on.:grin:
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    Re: increase mandolin volume

    Boy sometimes I wonder about this crowd. Do y'all hire a qualified expert to change your light bulbs or study a video before changing them yourself? My Lord a truss rod adjustment is simple enough...
  22. Re: We Should Build Mandolins - Ellis/Pava documentary

    Sorry about that....LOL.....I'm waiting for mandolin to arrive....I fully understand.
  23. We Should Build Mandolins - Ellis/Pava documentary

    Pretty awesome, nice to get to know more about the brands.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYObbCufvoo
  24. Re: Collings Italian Spruce - any identifier?

    No, but when you open the case, you can catch a whiff of Parmesan and oregano.
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    Re: Six More Miles - Danny Paisley

    From Flatrock Hill - " Don't know anyone's version but Hank's. Don't see how it could get much better." IMHO - It couldn't. That guy had so much soul in his voice, that some of his songs bring a lump...
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