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  1. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    Mr. Logan, thank you for sharing your experience and congratulations on your new mando! Out here on the plains of Iowa, getting to a shop that has an actual selection is a bit of a trick, and...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I find the scrolls of the F style to be quite beautiful if well executed, but that type of construction is a hindrance to me. I frequently employ a thumb over the top of the fretboard in chording...
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    Re: Native American With Mando-Banjo

    Thanks Carl! The American Gothic house is about a 20 minute drive from home. Our little group played a local Porchfest event from "the most famous porch in America." I think anyone who visits...
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    Native American With Mando-Banjo

    This photo was shared in a Facebook group I'm involved with. Just goes to show the popularity of mandolin family instruments in the early 20th century!

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  5. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    Anything that causes or helps you pick up an instrument and play can't be that detrimental. There a lot of aspects and angles to this whole music thing that will lead some folks to champion one...
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    Re: Givson (yes, Givson) mandolin

    Don't you mean, "Only a Givson is good enouvh?"
  7. Thread: Why Mandolin?

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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    I started playing mandolin because I wanted to be rich and famous. And to meet chicks.
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    Re: Mandolin Set Up Ebook and Mandolin Users

    Another thumbs up for "The Book." Solid information and great tips for getting the job done right.
    Thank you Rob for providing this handy guide for the mandolin community!
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    Re: Funk Mandolin - "Kiss" by Prince

    Wow! One of my favorite tunes. Thanks for sharing.
  10. Thread: Storm videos

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    Re: Storm videos

    CarlM - glad to hear you came through with minimal damage. We're thinking of all of you in the CR/IC corridor.
    We had some strong wind down here in Ottumwa, but nothing like what you saw. Stay...
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    Re: New Big Muddy MW-0

    Looks nice! Mike put an ebony fretboard on my Mid-Missouri octave mandolin; I kinda like it!
    You will enjoy your mandolin.
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    Re: Case for mandocaster

    I have one of the Fender Mandocaster re-issues. I've never cared for gig-bags and needed a case when I bought it. I purchased the Gator GC Mandolin case and have been very pleased. It's a solid...
  13. Thread: Gangstagrass?

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    Re: Gangstagrass?

    I believe music is a gift for all people. Some artists see beyond the boundaries of what we call genres and work/produce/play/create together. Some artists remain attached to certain forms and...
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    I think we need to focus our attention not so much on 'country of origin' as 'quality of shop origin.' Northfield's shop in China employs skilled luthiers and craftsmen to build instruments. It is...
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    Re: Centerfold/Push It medley

    That was a lot of fun! Heard Push It over the weekend and it's in my head now. Thanks for your mando-rendition!
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    Re: 1st fret playability on your mando?

    This is a place where fingering technique can make a difference too. At those 1 and 2 frets, I really try to put the finger as close (or a little on) the fret. Further up the fretboard, it doesn't...
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    Re: Mandocello Envy

    That's a beautiful... thing! :) It sounds like you are off on a new adventure; enjoy the journey!
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    Those are stunning for sure!
  19. Re: First Video of The Mandolin Store new location

    I was thinking the other day about the loss of Stan Jay and the legacy of the Mandolin Brothers store. While that hole in our soul can never be filled, I think Dennis Vance and the Mandolin Store...
  20. Re: Which of these two Mandolins would be better?

    A couple more advantages for the Army/Navy style - An adjustable bridge which will help you dial in a comfortable setup and the neck joins the body past the 12 fret. More playable neck!
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    Re: My last build : a tribute to the Telecaster

    Very nice! Especially the integrated tech. I've been dreaming of cutting the cable.
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    Good night John. I hope you find that cigarette that's nine miles long.
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    Re: Chop - hold/release or just mute?

    +1 for what John Ritchhart said! Sometimes I'll use several percussive techniques over the course of a single song (or even a single measure) depending on the tune and what other players are...
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    Louise, so sorry to hear about your mother.
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    Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    I just had two gigs cancelled for this Saturday. I organize a band that plays a St. Patrick's Day show every year, and as part of our "world tour" we play at a number of retirement/nursing...
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