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    Re: S.S. Stewart

    When I saw this I thought it was a thread about a Steam Ship?
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    A couple of bad videos that were never intended to appear anywhere but on my phone but are now making an appearance here. Sorry about that. This is the Mandolin Cafe and Northfield Mandolins annual...
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    Schwab #79

    Received the Schwab #79 5 string and took it for a test run today. I gotta say, I've not played an electric instrument (guitar or mandolin) that plays quite like this. Many thanks to MrMando and...
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    Re: problem with an ebony fret board

    All I can say is, I'm no stranger to things taking a bad turn. Just keep pushing, you'll get there and it'll all be worth it.
    I know you know this, and I know I know this, but sometimes it's worth...
  5. Thread: New MD-305

    by teamfast
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    Re: New MD-305

    I am new to the forum and was looking for where the newby thread was, when I came upon this one. I have found my people. I am an old guitar player searching for something else with strings. I...
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    Re: Virzi tone producer

    If Bill Monroe had a Virzi in his instrument, every tone deaf horrible sounding player over the last 75 years would blame it on "no Virzi" instead of "no practicing".......
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    I wonder where you are tonight

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0N1I0YmZ2A
  8. Andrew Marlin "Cody Road" Artist Session at GMBR

    I am not sure that too many "session" type videos exist out there for Andrew Marlin's solo effort tunes off Buried in a Cape...so I am sharing this session we filmed at this past year's Green...
  9. Thread: Eastma El Rey

    by Leester
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    Eastma El Rey

    Finally found an Eastman El Rey in stock from my friends at the Mandolin Store. It's on the way to my house right now and I'm resisting the urge to sit in the driveway and wait. Just thought I'd...
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    Peace by Sarah Jarosz

    This is deceptively simple little instrumental that I like very much. It's also the first time I worked out a complete song on my own from listening/watching. It's not perfect, there are a couple of...
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    Re: Josh Turner Guitar Plays Mandolin

    Here he is playing Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" on mandolin. This young bloke is a truly talented multi-instrumentalist.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl6FwpTm1PA
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    Josh Turner Guitar Plays Mandolin

    https://youtu.be/_7xGI0uy36g
  13. Flatiron Pancake v. Sawchyn Beavertail v. Poe Scout

    Anybody ever do a realtime comparison between these? If so, could you please share your insights regarding tone, volume, playability, etc. etc?

    Thanks!
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    Rogue A Style Tuner Upgrade

    Well, like many (most) Rogue A Style owners I realized quickly that the tuners are about the worst part of the instrument. Mine were barely usable, but they were able to hold it in tune for the most...
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    Re: Bryan Sutton on mandolin?!?

    I missed it, but here's a clip from Billy's Facebook fan page:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ3fTK8zyvA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3oEEEHS68KtxxPWXw5cqj3rp6jPtL5QajiHHGNOp4Pt3ptq6TdeZK-3DI
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    Re: Love Bluegrass but....

    That was my path as well!
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    Re: Love Bluegrass but....

    Billy Strings and Bryan Sutton were both into metal too.
  18. Bucky Pizzarelli-style chord melody from Aaron Weinstein

    No one has taught me more about chord melody than Bucky Pizzarelli. Today is Bucky’s 94th birthday. To celebrate the occasion, here’s a Pizzarelli-inspired mandolin arrangement of BETWEEN THE 😈 AND...
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    Re: Love Bluegrass but....

    Years ago Norman Blake taught at Steve Kaufman's Kamp and told his classes (klasses?) that he was there to give them permission to play slow.

    If it's good enough for Norman, it's good enough for...
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    Tumbling Tumbleweeds

    The story behind this is that I love this old Sons of The Pioneers tune, especially when folk sing it with killer harmonies. I love the version The Whites did way back when (Buck White & The Down...
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    Re: Mandolin Set-up E-Book by Rob Meldrum

    Rob has politely asked that you not do that.
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    Try picking the strings at at around the 15th fret. Many new players don't realize how sweet a mandolin can sound if they move out of the "parking lot" zone of picking right next to the bridge.
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    Re: Eastman El Rey?

    I've had one since the beginning of October (an El Rey, not a tapir, although tapirs are pretty awesome, too -- just harder to strum). I concur with Dave: the El Rey's a great instrument, and it...
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    New Rono Mandolins

    Hey all,

    Just wanted to post a positive review for Rono Mandolins. I received a 5 string CGDAE electric mandolin from Rono last week and am absolutely in love with it.

    I played a Mann emando...
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    Lutherie Part of an Innovative Program

    A neat article about lutherie as recovery in Kentucky. At least one of our members is mentioned.
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