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    Re: Always use a strap? Even when seated?

    As a child I started on a bowlback, so no strap and I always sat down. When I got my first carved A model ,I didn’t have a strap and really didn’t know any better so I played without a strap both...
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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    I saw Frank play in the early ‘70’s at a coffee house in Saratoga n.y. called Cafe Lenas..I thought he was great until he made his little daughter sing..his flagstaff tune is probably “catnip”,a tune...
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    My neighborhood chipped in and hired me not to …
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    Re: Do You Baby Your Mandolin?

    It’s my axe and I play it,but I’m not reckless with it. Some marring where I place my forearm and some rubbing on the sides of the neck ,that’s about it.when not in use though,always in the case.I’m...
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    Re: Weird Left Hand Discomfort - Help!

    196075. Your holding it wrong there buddy,your hand should look slanted like this…
  6. Re: Mandolin Tasting: Gibsons, Buckeye, Duff, Northfiled

    Oh yeah I preferred #6 = ‘28 fern…
  7. Re: Mandolin Tasting: Gibsons, Buckeye, Duff, Northfiled

    That is really cool how you did that..I guess I prefer #6…I think it had the sharpest high end and deepest low end…I’m not sure…
  8. Re: Tear drop or pear-shaped A style--what's your preference?

    Gibson put out both shapes with the A5L..I prefer the earlier A5L shape myself..
  9. Thread: Porch Pride

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    Re: Porch Pride

    Violates forum posting guidelines. Take it elsewhere.
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    Re: Dean Webb, Mandolin Man Ongoing

    Dean Webb has had and still has a huge influence in my playing.it's his tremolo and what I call a "galloping bluegrass tremolo" that made me get to serious work on my right hand technique.on...
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    Re: New (to me) Gibson A5L . To scoop of not....

    I've got a '92 A5L with stock fingerboard,if it was scooped I wouldn't have bought it,,I want it all..as for click,I get it once in awhile,but Bigskygirl has it right...
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    Re: Pick orientation to strings

    I'm not a classical player and my forearm ,wrist and hand run pretty much parallel to the mandolin,and my pick is perpendicular to the strings,,
  13. Re: RSW's Jerry Rosa & The Mysterious Sam Bush Upside-Down Truss

    Really good video,but a crooked headstock,and messed up truss rod etc.got signed off by Gibson for a $10,000 mandolin? I am wondering what year is that mandolin and who signed the label?
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    Re: Photo of Orville Gibson

    It's not just the musical groups that dressed like this,anyone going out with money in the big city would dress like this.people forget this is the Victorian era,where it was trendy to wear totally...
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    Re: Do you name your instruments?

    I don't think I ever named anything,,the parrot I had I called "bird"..my cat now of 16 years still doesn't have a real name,,she's deaf though so it doesn't really matter,I call her all kinds of...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    I've read that the Derrington signed DMM 's went through a lot more than just some sanding down,including some sort of secret and lengthy U.V. light exposure process among other things..
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    Re: How high do you go

    194070 range of notes on Calaces 2 preludio...
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    Re: Tremolo shoulder

    When I'm tremoloing,,my hand is barely moving and almost one with my forearm,the movement comes from the forearm as a "tight shaking motion",,fast,,only 1/4th inch up and down barely,,will have you...
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    Re: Tremolo shoulder

    First,this is how I play tremolo : hold your right hand like your gripping a pick and in the position like you play. Extend your index finger out.now wave your wrist up and down like your...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Scott Tichenor

    Happy birthday man,have the best one you can...
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    Whatever it is,,would you date this mandolin around that time?
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    Ok,so signed or unsigned whatever ,,what years could this be ?
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    What also is interesting is that the case comes with the olive canvas case cover,which I rarely see...
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    Re: Thumb wear on the neck

    [QUOTE=ralph johansson;1821207] There is no wear on the middle of the back of the neck,since there is no contact whatever between that area and my fretting hand.
    This is why I've never needed a...
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    I usually start simple than get complex,play a melody,deviate from it and then return to it.I've read studies that suggest the listeners usually only remember the beginning and end solos,so to make a...
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