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    Re: Electric mandolin - who's interesting?

    Here's Kevin Russell playing a a little mndln-esque figure on guitar 1:46". Of course, what you don't get with mndln is that crunchy low end electric guitar (reason suggests, this, and other aspects...
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    Re: Electric mandolin - who's interesting?

    Before anyone gets excited - above about EC is complimentary. (And yes I know a ukulele has nylon strings) Consider the U-bass - sure it can rock. I play pinball wizard on my charango, Latin,...
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    Re: Electric mandolin - who's interesting?

    Absolutely. The first time I heard EC acoustic I assumed he'd been going for Robert Johnson clone. He's on record talking about how much he's emulated RJ - which is obvious (well, to some ;) ).
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    Re: What artist/album got you started with Trad

    Fiona Ritchie is talking again about Alan Stivell - said he learned brian boru from chieftains. Their early stuff I remember turned me on - all new to me. I rather like a strong rhythm! :)
  5. Re: What song, Album, Musician changed your perspective on music?

    I'm just now listening to Fiona Ritchie here talking about Alan Stivell again and playing chieftains dowrosy maggie 73. She said he too learned it from the Chieftains (I think it was might have been...
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    Detroit has a deep history of jazz, rhythm and blues - Paradise Valley and Black Bottom, for instance - which was long gone before my time. My grandparents lived just up the road in St Clair Shores...
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    Ah I guess it was 74 or maybe even 73...I remember now we were playing jean genie - it was well before when station to station came out.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Nice Jo. Do you have any vids of your ronroco builds?
  9. Re: Learning The Basics -vs- Being A Slave To The Basics

    It's much like a golf swing: The idea is to inculcate good form - a rock-solid foundation that is relied upon for best outcome/performance. But we can be fully creative and depart from this...
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    My band played a show in the parking lot of some penguin-themed ice cream joint right on 11 Mile and Woodward, summer ~1975. Stones, Bowie, Cream covers.. There's still that nice church there at...
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    Hey Doug, ya we talked about that Strings 'n Things shop out on Woodward - where I bought my first good acoustic guitar (Guild D-50, and Flatiron mndln in 82) back in the 70s. My family did the...
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    Re: NMC rare relic (re-purposed autoharp body)

    Here ya go - make your own (must supply own stickers and paint): https://www.ebay.com/itm/174781436480?hash=item28b1c91240:g:gCwAAOSwLqRgrSiR

    NFI
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    I grew up in Detroit - there was a constant din of rock everywhere in my youth. I'm a little younger than you guys as I was just a wee lad in 1970, and the Grande Ballroom - where the MC5, The...
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    Re: NMC rare relic (re-purposed autoharp body)

    Well I hesitate to comment as Ill quick make reference to socio-politi-economic phenomena and start deriding marketing hyperbole, our addiction to spectacle, and so forth. But that's not why we...
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    Re: Keith Richards

    Apparently Keith learned the 'open G' tuning from Taj Mahal (or Ry Cooder) when the Stones were staying at Stills' house in Laurel Canyon (back in the day). Keith has made a living off it since.
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    Re: 'Mermaid' Charango

    I like that one.

    By the way re that harp: I've posted on the harp sites but perhaps someone here might know as much - the maker is Charles Ellis, likely the Birmingham AL region. Maybe a...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    I believe the fret job on that 4-stringer above will render an authentic 'rustic' intonation.
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    Re: 'Mermaid' Charango

    Eventual deformation of the body is the downside of 'traditional' animal shell construction - it's to be expected, unfortunately. I would recommend a wood body (but also a reputable...
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    Re: NMC rare relic (re-purposed autoharp body)

    Prices have gone up -

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/253997816021?hash=item3b237318d5:g:TqQAAOSwq6Vb-gsR


    And apparently there's a seller's market in 'biblical' harps
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    Re: The amazing Jaco Pastorius

    Seems to me there was a good bio on netflix recently - hope you all caught it.

    I was nuts for Weather Report back in the day, got to see Jaco do his Hendrix thing live, etc. I also studied Peter...
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    Re: What artist/album got you started with Trad

    I still listen to "T & S" - Fiona Ritchie occasionally remarks on how Alan Stivell's first album was her earliest influence. I hadn't heard it myself until after I was already captivated by the...
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    Re: What artist/album got you started with Trad?

    Actually, I forgot I'd gotten started long ago on guitar - I'd been playing Page's instrumental treatment of Black Waterside for a long time, before delving into his sources. Naturally, this led to...
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    Re: What artist/album got you started with Trad?

    Twas the slow airs for me as well. I'd always been moved by the sound of the pipes/harp on the old Chieftains recordings (maybe I first heard the Women of Ireland theme on Kubrick's Barry Lyndon) -...
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    Re: Mandolin in the Hospital???

    Take your music with you wherever you go. Others enjoy hearing and seeing a musical instrument - the sharing of it promotes healing and health. (Good luck with your procedure!)
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    Re: Please define “intermediate”

    I don't know whether I should be happy or sad that my preference aligns with whatever 'fascist hierarchy' you posted there Jeff :) *FTR i get Niles' critique - just having fun..I'm all for throwing...
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