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    Re: Where did you find your last mando?

    Local dealers, Gryphon and Sylvan, have provided the overwhelming majority of my mandolins and guitars. I did have one built for me by Canadian luthier Lawrence Nyberg --- a mini-cittern (I call it...
  2. Re: Question for users of Audacity app--multiple devices?

    I don't know the tech behind the distortion, but I just played a YT on my ancient desktop that connects to our modem/router by ethernet, and I still get some audio distortion at the reduced speeds,...
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    Re: Sierra playing a Goldtone mandocello

    I guess that this ends the concern about being too small to play mandocello. :)
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    Re: Punch Brothers "Hell on Church Street"

    I think there is a strong consensus about the musical brilliance in this album. The disagreement seems to be about enjoyment of the album.

    From the bits that I’ve heard so far from the album,...
  5. Re: Question for users of Audacity app--multiple devices?

    To slow down recorded music, I use the official posts on You Tube. In the settings, you can set the speed to 1/2 or 3/4. It wonít let you pinpoint the speed setting any more specifically than that,...
  6. Re: multi-instrumentalists: how do you manage your time?

    :):mandosmiley:


    https://youtu.be/NErjqaD29F4
  7. Re: multi-instrumentalists: how do you manage your time?

    Me, too! I want to be playing the instrument that I want to be playing. I don't want to be playing one instrument while wishing to be playing a different one. BTW, I'm up to mandolin, octave...
  8. Re: Hey guys and gals, I need some help please . . . old newbie

    No, but you can do a lot going forward!
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    Re: What is a C2 chord?

    Such a long thread emerging from such a short question! Shows the question isnít as simple as it looked.

    Everyone is agreeing that a D note is involved, and on mandolin, the easiest places to...
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    Re: Where are all the (new) mandolins?

    Iíve always been under the impression that they sell their instruments directly to customers, rather than through stores.
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    Re: Where are all the (new) mandolins?

    Here in the SF Bay Area, the good news is that the new mandolin stock is looking better. The bad news is that, as another thread here discusses, the prices are up significantly.

    Sylvan got four...
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    Re: Essential David Grisman

    I like how you got it down to a dozen, but managed to include plenty more as BTWís. :)

    The album with Tommy Emmanuel didnít do much for me, so I would have swapped it for Songs of Our Fathers. I...
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    Re: Should I trade up?

    Wisdom is the love child of intelligence and experience. :cool:

    Re: the original post:

    As someone with a long marriage and a long instrument purchase list, I have no regrets about keeping a...
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    Me, too!!! So, I'll have to answer the survey with "no." I would have answered yes, though, if the question was "Were you mainly a bluegrass player during your first year of playing mandolin?"

    I...
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    Re: Ready to upgrade mandolin - need advice!

    For any amount of money, you usually can get a better A mandolin than F mandolin from the same builder or company.

    Mandolins with a gloss finish tend to be easier to find than with a satin finish....
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    Re: Should I trade up?

    I have to agree, unless you’re equally confident that you can upgrade your wife. Given that your wife actually gave you a mandolin, rather than grief for buying one, that doesn’t seem too likely.
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    Re: David Surette has passed.

    I started taking an online class from David a few months ago, and was astounded when it was suspended due to his illness. He was so energetic and upbeat that I never would have suspected he was...
  18. Re: Hey guys and gals, I need some help please . . . old newbie

    My OM that I was describing is a Petersen Level 3, built in 2006. The one that Chuck flagged is a Level 2, but built six years later. Bill Petersen retired a few years after that, so this would be...
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    Re: Throw me over-board..

    You might look into signing up for Mike Marshall's ArtistWorks course, since that starts at the basic basics and then makes its way to a really advanced level. Here are the first seven lessons:
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    Re: Pickguards and Tone

    Thanks for the input and reference guidance! Since I couldn’t remember reading a discussion of this, I was glad to see that Charles’ reference thread, and the one referenced within it with the late...
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    Pickguards and Tone

    This probably has been discussed before, but I'm curious about whether a pickguard has any effect on a mandolin's tone and/or volume. Even if a pickguard is attached so minimally that it wouldn't...
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    Re: Mandolin Gift Suggestions

    I agree! I have one of their braided flat straps that I love. It's really comfortable, and it looks great.
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    Re: In Praise of Matt Flinner's Classes

    I second all of those emotions! I'll add that Matt has been teaching online for many years now, so he hasn't just adapted to survive the pandemic. He's past the learning curve.

    I also really...
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    Re: Reverb to start collecting tax IDs

    Great question! Since I don't buy instruments with the intent of flipping them, I don't have much in the way of purchase records. I don't have cancelled checks from more than seven years back, and...
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    Re: Northfield 4th Gen F5

    I was down at Gryphon this afternoon, so I asked one of the guys there about how it compared with the Big Mons that they have in stock; did he hear the additional $1,500 in its tone? He said, "Oh,...
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