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    Re: Gborm? Gbrom?

    Yes, Sue, that's the one. Glad you liked that video -- I was aiming for a stripped down version, broadly inspired by the 16 Horsepower cover.

    Here's a more recent video from last year of me...
  2. Apparently you can play a slow air on a fretted instrument ...

    Musician acquaintance of mine posted this on Facebook.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc7HnCRDa7Q
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    Re: Absolute Silence

    You could probably damp most of the sound by weaving a thin strip of leather or paper towel between the strings, both behind the picking area near the bridge and above the picking area near the neck...
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    Re: Mando upgrade - opinions sought

    Hi Ray,

    In terms of stock my website is up to date.
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    Re: Can this Gibson really fetch such a price?

    ha ha ha ... I've been listening to a lot of "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar" lately, but that angle hasn't come up yet. "The Matter of the Suspicious Theft of Overvalued Mandolins" doesn't exactly roll...
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    Re: Double Stops Question

    I found the entire guide to be very useful. If you skim it she lets you know what parts you might want to skip if you want to get right to the nitty gritty.it gave me a good understand of where to...
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    "Everyone is part of the deal" - That's one of his themes; everyone is included. Peter would have everyone crying at the Prairie Home Companion show because they were invited to sing "You are My...
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    Gibson A Model: Finished date?

    Hey everyone!

    Longtime lurker here. Iím hoping someone might me able to help me find the date for a Gibson A mandolin.

    It belonged to my great grandmother and it had been passed down and to me...
  9. Thread: First Instrument

    by CES
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    Re: First Instrument

    In that budget I’d look for a Silverangel or Ratliff A style. That said, Eastman makes some excellent instruments and I recommend them as well. The other consideration is a Kentucky 900 series,...
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    Sound of the American Mandolin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv5E7OlKI5k&t=2061s
    Sure everyone else has seen this but I just tripped onto it. Pretty cool.
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    Re: Room humidifiers and distilled water

    Are you using an ultrasonic humidifier? Try evaporative
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    Re: Drilling out the top

    1-fresh, sharp drill
    2-You can swell out the dents with a warm, damp sponge, just don't get things too wet.
    3-As John said, a leather pad on the post
    4-don't go too fast, don't press too hard
  13. Thread: New music

    by roberto
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    New music

    Hi amigos!
    I thought you may like to listen to some songs from our upcoming album.
    Traditional Spanish tunes:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJGACvT-1Ik&t


    https://youtu.be/5Ct8nC8S0sg
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    Video: The Princess

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzNcU6sfUuY

    Iíve had the pleasure of the company of both my daughters over the holidays. The day before daughter #1 left we sat down to record this tune which she...
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    Re: Hornpipe rhythm

    Just echoing what others have said above, there doesn't seem to be a hard and fast rule for hornpipes with regard to a dotted feel, or bounce as I think of it. Some hornpipes seem to "want" a...
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    Re: ID the wood on this Sovereign?

    I concur on Koa. Pretty mandolin.
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    The ever-inventive Danny Knicely

    From a pre-covid concert - Caravan - Danny mandolin, John Previti bass, Amie Curl vocals & guitar, Baakari Wilder - tap percussion:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGm8HO66_2Q
  18. Meet new duo The Foreign Landers - David and Tabitha Benedict

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdMMIjB27KI

    Web site
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  19. Thread: Cazadero

    by ABrown
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    Cazadero

    4 part songs are an endurance test for me, especially this one. I feel like I’ve been working on it for years and just finally able to get through the whole thing without falling apart. Hope you like...
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    Re: Bug spray Lacquer repair

    Great job! Gotta wonder who does not know that insect repellent is harmful to an instrument.....just saying.
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    Honestly, I think it's the singing in a group setting that raises risk significantly, even outdoors. And personally, I can't not sing if folks are playing a song I know that needs a harmony part...
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    I'm in California and we're in an up-surge all over the state right now... From what I've been reading, everyone is exposed, the differences are in the dosage (or, the density) of the virus and in...
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    Jonathan, a quick check of the NH covid dashboard tells me there are only 12 current cases in Cheshire county, that's pretty low. I'm in Rockingham county, where there are more than that, but only a...
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    Iím torn as my group is getting together, about 1/2 of them are pretty careful and I feel comfortable around them, the other half thinks the whole pandemic is fake news and I just donít want to be...
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    For the last month, I’ve been playing about once a week with a couple guys. We stay outside and try not to cough on each other. Seriously, though, we’re all taking this pretty seriously in our every...
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