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    Re: How to choose a mandolin teacher

    I think your looking at this wrong, you may choose a contractor to build your house & he will do all the work while you watch NO teacher is going to build your house for you a teacher will show you...
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    Re: Best live gig setup for mandolin/guitar

    The Morely ABC solved my problem, I now play my mando, lap steel & harmonica using one amp. I don't get the POP you mention mine is very quiet ? It's a passive pedal and doesn't need power & doesn't...
  3. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    If a Godin A8 qualify's as an E mando, than I think the OP is wrong on the sound part, playing the A8 with a 5 piece band through a Fishman LB the tone/sound that comes through the mix isn't much...
  4. Re: (Godin A8) Making my mandolin look more ethnic

    I also use a Godin A8 but in a semi loud band and kinda thought the same thing the A8 doesn't look the part than realized I don't either so what the hell & I usually hide behind the singer anyway....
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    Something a bit different

    Hi there, I just started playing Lap steel & ran across this western swing mando, never knew it existed. Anyway thought I'd post it up for a little amusement.
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  6. Thread: Buying online

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    Re: Buying online

    Well, if your in a quandary I guess join the club. I've bought every mando (6 total) all on line every one a winner except a used Gibson F model advertised as "pristine" when I opened the case it...
  7. Thread: John hiatt

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    Re: John hiatt

    It's a real simple lick I'm not sure how to type it out but if you PM me I'll send you the tab I did for it.
    Lou
  8. Thread: John hiatt

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    Re: John hiatt

    The Dude who played on that album is a beast, there are some real cool licks/grooves He does which takes a good right hand (& timing) to pull off. It would be cool to see what you post ahmandolin &...
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    Re: American-made F-body mandolins around $2,500

    I'm not ignoring the America comment as I went down that road & ended up commissioning a build from Audey Ratliff and it was a great experience to be involved with picking out wood, bindings, frets,...
  10. Re: Weber Gallatin F weight & action vs. other entry-level mandol

    I think you can't go wrong with a Gallatin I love my Weber plays great & sounds great you won't be disappointed. I have noticed mine does feel a bit lighter compared to some pac rim mandos I've...
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    Re: In Praise of Mediocrity (?)

    Been at it for a few years for FUN but awhile ago I was voicing frustration at my "mediocre" playing & the guitar player in our band said "you know I'll never hit a golf ball like Tiger Woods but I'm...
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    Re: How much to sell a use instrument for...

    I've shipped a few mandolins in the last few years UPS/FEDEX & it seems it's always $150 to over $200 due to insurance. I always insure for cost of sale price not retail, the instruments sold were...
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    Re: Don Julin Workshop in New Jersey

    Wish I was close enough to attend ! Don is a great teacher I did some on line lessons with him He improved my playing a lot I had much quicker improvement with him then with a few other teachers I...
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    Re: Another guitar player buys a mando

    Get a few lessons from here best few hundred I spent. Don will get you going no matter what type of music your into.
    https://mandolinshealtheworld.com/categories/MTF
    Lou
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    Re: Tuner upgrade for Eastman 315

    How is ratio on them ? I'm looking to replace some tuners I don't know what brand but they are but just a very very small turn on the tuner changes the tuning a lot and they are also very hard to...
  16. Re: I pulled the trigger again. Hope this isn't a blank this time

    YOLO bro ! (that's from my millennium daughter) Very nice looking mando I got a Weber a few years ago and love it Happy Picking !
    Lou
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    Re: a8 godin what strings do you like ?

    J74's I use the A8 in a rock/country band I'm a pretty heavy handed player and those strings combined with the A8 are great, last forever, take abuse and rarely goes out of tune even at outdoor gigs.
  18. Re: Would really appreciate some help choosing between these 5 ma

    I'm a probably a biased but I'd go Ratliff, I spent months looking & trying what I could I ended up with a Ratliff CB & it's a great sounding mando I'm not playing my Weber very much anymore the CB...
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    Re: Looking for Recording Equipment Suggestion

    Very wise to record the lessons it's amazing how much info. you will get & only process a small amount at least thats been my experience. If you want a really nice recording & dont mind spending...
  20. Thread: Booster Pedal

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    Re: Booster Pedal

    It would help if you told us what type of pick up your using & what kind of amplification your plugging into, usually just a decent Di box into a PA system works well, a lot of guys here use red eye...
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    Re: Reducing Fingerboard Width

    I just had this done went from 1 3/16" to 1 1/8" and had depth of neck reduced. New nut, re-fret, re-finish neck with a great set up cost 300.00 + 160.00 shipping. It made a huge difference it dosn't...
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    Re: People who have bad rhythm and don't admit it

    You sure about that, or maybe I'm not understanding the sense of time. I started out trying to teach myself then took some lessons with Don Julian and spent about 6-8 months pretty much just working...
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    Re: KM-162, Epiphone MM-50e, Godin A8

    I've been playing a Godin A8 in a semi-loud band for a few years with nothing bad to say about it, but decided I needed more of an acoustic sound (I'm playing through a Fishman LB artist) so I had a...
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    Re: Playing with Feeling

    Not sure if your already doing it & maybe over simplistic but try different strumming patterns like a 1/2 time pattern in a simple tune can really change the feel. But don’t loose time or it’s a...
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    Re: Switching to higher guage

    I found the John Pearse “heavy” gauge to kinda wake up a Mandolin I’ve used them on a Weber, a few pac mandolins compared to the J75’s I think the JP have better tone and volume
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