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    Re: Major chord arpeggios

    IMHO Arpeggios are far more fun than a straight major scale, especially in bluegrass or old time music.
    Arpeggios and Pentatonic scales come off more musical/lyrical than a straight major scale. ...
  2. Re: comparison: Ellis A5, Northfield F5 Artist VIE, Collings MF5

    For tone on these three instruments:
    1) Ellis
    2) Northfield
    3) Collings

    An Ellis A5 is my attainable dream mandolin, and I think an A5 is in my future.
    Not sure if I will ever spring for...
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    Re: Red Henry Maple Bridge

    There is only so much you will change a mandolin with trading out parts.
    In the end, that particular mandolin might not be loud enough for you.

    I did find a slight volume increase when I...
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    Re: Opinion: Wegen M150 vs Blue Chip CT55

    Im a CT-55 guy for sure, but I also have a bunch of Wegen TF-140s around, as I really like them too.
    The BlueChip stays in the mandolin strings.
    The wegen is a little brighter and good for...
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    Re: What to expect, F5S?

    Love the F5s.
    I have played a lot of Northfields, and own an Artist 5bar.
    I owned an F5s for a short time and it might be the favorite mandolin I have played in terms of sound, but unfortunately...
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    Re: Last Mando standing, How to choose?

    Only you can answer that for yourself.
    I would pick the one I play the most, that is the most versatile for the music styles I play.

    Unfortunately for me, I only have one mandolin that would...
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    Re: Mandolin will not stay in tune

    Personally, I would put Mediums on, as they give a better tone than lights on an F5, but that is just my preference.

    Seeing as the strings are already 3 months old, I would suggest it is time to...
  8. Thread: Informal Poll

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    Re: Informal Poll

    If I had the cash, I would certainly have no problem buying a mandolin north of 10K.
    I have no fear of expensive instruments.

    My dream mandolins are Nugget, Ellis, and Gilchrist.
    I could...
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    Re: online jamming?

    As stated above, latency makes it very difficult to jam with others online, and latency gets worse the farther apart the musicians are.
    There are services/software that claim it works OK, and many...
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    Re: D'Addario picks?

    Good to know. Thanks.
    I am used to BlueChips, which seem bullet proof.
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    Re: D'Addario picks?

    It is worth every penny, as are the BlueChips which are $10 more.
    I am going to buy two more, one for my case, one for my pocket.
    Cool pick.
  12. Re: D'Addario's new Chris Thile signature mandolin pick

    Just got one of these, and I really like it.
    I usually use a BlueChip CT55, and love it, but this D'addario casein pick is great too.

    The D'addario is a bit brighter in tone, which works...
  13. Thread: JBovier

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    Re: JBovier

    Yup, they are very good mandolins, especially for the price.
    My first good mandolin was a J Bovier F5 Special.
    It is very nicely built, with lovely flame maple back and sides.
    I don't play it...
  14. Re: If you think changing strings on a mandolin is a pain...

    Try changing strings on my sitar sometime!!
    A string change on a mandolin takes me about 10 minutes.
    A string change on my sitar takes an evening.

    19 strings, and all wooden friction pegs.
    No...
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    Re: Gibson EM-1235 with TWO MANDOLIN NECKS

    That is pretty cool.
    I dont know about $149K, but it is certainly unique.
  16. Thread: Blue Chips

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    Re: Blue Chips

    If they stay with your mandolin, they will always be there.
    Stick the pick under the strings when you put the mando in the case.

    If you need to have a pick with you, then buy some cheaper picks...
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    Re: 7th fret problem

    It could just be a "wolf tone" on that particular instrument.
    Sometimes and instrument has one particular frequency that gets squished for whatever reason.
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    Re: Adding side port to mandolin

    Thank you for the input, Marty.
    I appreciate your opinion, as I admire your instruments, and see your experiments with different types of sound holes, etc.

    I am not going to start cutting holes...
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    Re: Adding side port to mandolin

    LOL.
    Thanks for the past thread suggestions.
    Sorry, I had a thought and posted, and I certainly know better, as I usually search for past threads on subjects first before posting.
    There...
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    Adding side port to mandolin

    Hi all,

    Just wondering if anyone experimented with adding side ports to an existing mandolin.
    My question is about how it effects the existing tone from the front the mandolin.

    I like the...
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    Re: Girouard G5 Concert

    Yeah, that is a pretty mandolin.
    I need to try a Girouard.
    They seem to be a reasonably priced, beautifully made mandolin.
    I used to not like the pointy scroll thing, but it has grown on me.
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    Re: Best type of string for my mandolin

    My Northfield has an Engelmann top, and some types of strings make it sound more compressed and less projecting.
    I have found that the Straight Up Strings medium set works really well for me. ...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day - Ellis

    I love Ellis mandolins.
    They are just exactly what they should be.

    Beautiful silking in the grain on the top.
    Is it Engelmann?
  24. Re: Bill Monroe playing on Joe Greene's Fiddle Album?

    I found the album on eBay, and the back of the album says Roland White on mandolin.

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    Re: High frets on mandolin.

    Unfortunately it comes down to the mandolin, and it usually costs quite a bit to get a mandolin that functions well up there.
    Most of my mandolins are pretty useless above the 14th fret.
    BUT my...
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