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  1. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    Remember also that the cops aren’t going to come around to your house if you play your mandolin like a guitar.

    Fiddle tunes, learn and record about thirty Fiddle tunes (no improv, rock steady,...
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    Re: Thile can't chop chords

    Good example of that here ... just mute the strings with your fingertips rather than pressing them all the way down to the fretboard, and you get that dry chop sound. A mandolin can be used to play...
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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    Mandobar is right.

    Comparing guitar and mandolin markets is apples and oranges. The amount of money and interest in guitars by comparison is astronomical.
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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    Hey, I was lucky enough to get a new Rosine that that Oliver put up on the cafe spring of '20. It's an excellent instrument, I love it. And Oliver is great. I'm not far from Pilot Mountain, just a...
  5. Re: Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    There is a way to determine if a ToneGard will be of any benefit. Sit or stand facing into a corner of the room, like you were being punished. This way you hear more of what the audience hears. Play...
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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    Thanks all of you for commenting, definitely sounds like it’s worth the wait. I actually got in touch with Oliver on here and I think it may have had something to do with my email, maybe being a...
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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    Man that description helped me out more than you know, I appreciate that. I really love the way David’s mandolin sounds. That’s where I found out about Apitius. So I would be going for that sound as...
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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    I'd recommend trying to get on his list, Oliver is a pleasure to work with, his work is topps and the final results will and should exceed ones expectations. My LS voiced custom I waited maybe a year...
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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    Hi Brad
    glad to see you pulled the trigger with Oliver god he is good.
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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    HI Cobow18
    I have a J Model by Oliver, you will not be sorry waiting for his waitlist. It might seem long but if you dont think
    about the wait it is just a song away. I just had an email convo with...
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    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    There is in fact an acronym for clown barf. According to those in the plastics industry it is referred to as: "Unused Particulate Celluloid Heated Utilizing Convection Kettle". Makes sense now.
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    Re: Thile using an SM57 mic

    It's an SM57. There's a couple spots where you can see the name/logo, and they do have a cardioid pattern on them, too.

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    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    Browsing around luthiery suppliers, I was startled to find out you can get clown barf binding to match the picks. It's hideous, but there's almost a perverse urge to put it on an instrument...
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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    Back when Frank worked for a certain manufacturing company he designed, built, and sold (gave away?) novel bridges fashioned from the wide variety of synthetic materials he had access to at the time....
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    Re: Punch brothers

    Great quote from Norman Blake in post 27 above ^^^. And thoughtful. He's separating the idea of labeling for commercial reasons (and making a living is important and valid in this world), from the...
  16. Re: Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    I’d start with less invasive surgery, such as a heavier string (D’Addario EJ75) and pick (1.5 mm).

    P.S. Some players prefer a ToneGard on the back and even an armrest on the top so as not to mute...
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    Re: Punch brothers

    Iíll tell you what. I own a music academy and for the past week I have played this video for all of my students in particular. Mind you, these are electric guitar students as well as some pop vocal...
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    IBMA Awards Announcement

    BILLY STRINGS NAMED
    "ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR"
    AT 32nd ANNUAL IBMA BLUEGRASS MUSIC AWARDS
    presented by YAMAHA

    Nashville, Tennessee (October 1, 2021) ó Billy Strings received the coveted...
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    Re: Northfield F style strap

    I believe so, that is how I got ahold of him. I recall there was a decent wait for a custom made strap with your name etc. on it but he happened to have this one plain that just needed holes so I...
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    Re: My MAS is cured.

    Having sworn I would adhere to a "one in, one out" policy, I now am in a situation where I can't decide which one should go out. Might have to break my oath and leave those decisions to the kids.
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    Monteleone F5 -#4 - 'The Gibson'. 1970s

    I have one of the very first mandolins that John Monteleone made back in the 70's. Long before he became famous. I bought it in my twenties, gigged with it and then came babies and mortgages...
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    Re: Northfield F style strap

    I picked up my strap from Ronnie Harrison who makes these for Northfield so it is identical minus their logo. I really like it. The workmanship is very good and I like the width on my shoulder. Since...
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    Re: Punch brothers

    Oh! Damn! That is a helluva buildup and release.

    You can't overstate the reverence and deep love the Bros have for so much of the repertoire. Take Noam's Kenny Baker reboot. And now this album....
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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    The [MM] monogram and Apollo [lyre] logo are both lightly etched into the pick. Definitely tactile, but the overall pick is polished, though not slippery in my fingers, at least.

    My very...
  25. Thread: My MAS is cured.

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    Re: My MAS is cured.

    I bought the last mandolin I would ever buy about four mandolins ago.
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