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  1. Re: Ye Vagabonds live in Whelans during lockdown

    Those guys are really special. Same excitement i felt hearing Paul Brady or Mick Hanley the first time.
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    Re: Boston-area repair people and luthiers

    I would highly recommend Bill Tippin in Marblehead, though you would definitely need a car to get there. Jon Mouradian in Wilmington is also excellent but again, car.
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    Re: Boston/Cambridge Music Stores?

    If you want to see mandolins, I don't think there's anything much in Boston or Cambridge anymore. The Music Emporium, somewhat west of Cambridge in Lexington is fabulous but I wouldn't call it...
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    Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    If things get really desperate, you could always rehearse.
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    Re: How to choose a mandolin teacher

    The place I've been teaching offers a free initial trial lesson. See about that if you can. As others have implied, be specific to both the teacher and yourself what you want to do. Ask questions....
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    The fact that they all have a different feel is a major reason to own more than one instrument, in my opinion. I've been in situations where a wide neck is great for some things and a narrow neck is...
  7. Thread: Buying online

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    Re: Buying online

    Hi Jeff, I might not agree with your point of view but I really appreciate the friendly tone of your response. Thank you for that and all the best to you.
  8. Re: Heads up - My Tune-A-Week project over in the Videos subforum

    Really good...nice bounce in the rhythm. That mandolin really sounds fabulous.
  9. Re: Beginner Seeking Advice - Guitar or Octave Mandolin?

    If your primary need is for song accompaniment, there's a reason most singer/songwriters play guitar. It's usually the best tool for that job. Consider that it's going to be easier and cheaper to...
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    Re: Snark vs Korg chromatic tuner

    The battery life complaint seems to be a huge variable. I own a lot of Snarks and use them often. I have one in my teaching studio that I use multiple times every day. The batteries in all of mine...
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    Re: Snark vs Korg chromatic tuner

    That's a problem but I wouldn't call it damage. I tighten a small zip tie around the receptacle for the ball joint as those can break easily.That will sometimes repair a broken one if only one tab...
  12. Thread: Alec Finn RIP

    by Steve L
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    RIP Alec Finn

    Sad news today about the passing of Alec Finn. Truly a giant in our little corner of the world.

    https://www.rte.ie/culture/2018/1116/1011338-de-dannann-co-founder-alec-finn-dies-aged-74/
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    Re: About my Mandolin “Lyon and Healy”

    Brian Dean/Labraid Mandolins builds L&H style mandolins. He's amazing.

    http://www.labraid.ca/lyon-healy/
  14. Thread: Dunlop Picks

    by Steve L
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    Re: Dunlop Picks

    I used the green .88 Tortex version of those for a long time. A couple of years ago, I did a 180 and switched to the 1.3 round shouldered Primetone...both Dunlop products. I just realized I use...
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    Re: Are you a mandolin picker?

    I do think it's a more idiomatic expression from bluegrass music. I don't use it myself but I don't have any negativity about people who do.
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    Re: Need help with Jigs

    Marla Fibish, Kevin McLeod, Dave Surrette, Luke Plumb, and some Youtube searches might expose you to some nice stuff.

    That being said, 4 months isn't a long time to be playing and jigs are a big...
  17. String And Pick Gauges For Irish/Scottish Trad

    Hey Folks,

    There's a similar thread in the General Discussions forum, but it may have a Bluegrass-centric orientation. I'm wondering what folks in this specific music are using for strings and...
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    Re: Thoughts about Greek zouk for Irish music

    Here in the Boston area, we have a fabulous band called Copley Street. Joey Abarta (pipes) and Nathan Gorley (fiddle) are the core of the band and they are often accompanied by a wonderful player...
  19. Re: Left handed player looking to buy tenor guitar...

    https://www.amazon.com/Gold-Tone-TG-10-Tenor-Guitar/dp/B00U3MNZFW
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    Re: Why does my mandolin playing sound so bad?

    In my opinion, the good news is that basic musicianship is not a problem. Your phrasing, execution and time seem good. The tone you're getting does sound a bit brittle and buzzy. The first thing...
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    Re: PHC to be renamed

    How To Grow A Radio Show From The Ground
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    Re: Tenor guitar question

    The baritone uke suggestion sounds ideal for you. I think the egonomics would work really well in your situation.
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    Re: What gauge strings for fylde octavius

    You might do better to post this in the CBOM section.

    Here's recommended gauges from Fylde.

    http://www.fyldeguitars.com/qi-strings.html
  24. Thread: Don't hate me

    by Steve L
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    Re: Don't hate me

    Having tried Keysers, Shubbs,and Paiges, that D'Addario capo is the best of the lot. Works fine on my Breedlove radiused board.
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    Re: To Pinkie or Not Pinkie is my Question

    Who would have dreamed the little finger would prove to be as divisive as the capo?
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