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    Re: Picking faster?

    Speed is mental. Yes it is technique up to a certain point, but after that it becomes mental. For instance JeffD talks about leaving fingers down behind each other, we know that the milli-second that...
  2. Re: The Guitars (and Mandolins) of Ken Burns' Country Music

    Rector rarely if ever played with a strap, most players use one.
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    Re: Easy strap lock

    I used to watch Jonny Cash take that D45? Martin and give it a swing toward his back. It would make me cringe. I was taught to NEVER trust the strap, strap lock or not. If an instrument is around my...
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    Re: Gibson A5-L unsold for 15 years

    Probably half that. This may be part of the reason brick and mortar stores are having problems staying in business. Whatever money they have tied up in that mandolin has cost them 2or3 times in cash...
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    Re: Understanding double-stops...

    I don't understand what y'all are talking about. A double stop to me is just adding a harmonizing second note. When I find one that I like the sound of I can use that "shape" in any chord by changing...
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    The thing is bass or lower notes just don't seem as loud. Turn the mids and highs up on a PA and it will sound louder. Another way to say it a 100 watt PA will worh in a very large room and be heard...
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    A study that says the brain can't keep sounds in it's memory? If stated correctly that is a bunch of hogwash. As stated above we all do it, who can't recognize their mates voice, as well as other...
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    Re: Chords Guitar to Mandolin

    Ok that makes sense. A good chart is still the easiest way to learn. It should show different shapes for each chord. Also keep in mind that a mandolin will not sound exactly like a guitar and unless...
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    Re: Chords Guitar to Mandolin

    I really don't understand the question. An A chord on guitar will correspond to an A chord on the mandolin, as will any and all chords. If you know the chords playing the guitar they are the same...
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    Re: I'm buying a Mandolin

    With both hands
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    Re: Please help! Fixing my pick direction

    This constant dududu is the " new" style on mandolin picking, probably popularized by Doyle Lawson when he was with Country Gentlement. To "coin" a phrase " Bill didn't do it that way" neither did...
  12. Re: Micing my Farmers Market/Retirement Home Bluegrass band

    Bradklein brought up one of my favorite things about single mic set-up. It is less likely to do harm or another way to say it is more forgiving. Everyone may not come thru like you'd like but there...
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    If you couldn't pick out the difference in those lenses why pay the $2500 more. Bragging rights? If you constantly work on your mandolin after a point any change is so minute that you couldn't...
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    Re: How do you clean your mandolin?

    Yes a high pressure car wash should do fine.seriously I just wipe mine off with a damp rag followed by drying, buffing with a soft dry rag.
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    The truth of the matter is it can't be perfect, nothing is. Also true most of the adjustments after a certain point is not an improvement really it is in the players head. My dad was one of the best...
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    Re: Who makes custom strings?

    Dont what was wrong with your strings but I would have told mape about them. I've used them for several years with no problem. Also it is my understanding that they make the solid strings for most...
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    Re: Really need to work on my right hand

    Playing fast is 95% mental. When we have to play fast we tend to tighten up and fight it. Try to relax and roll with the beat enjoy and quit fighting it,you are capable of playing faster than dance...
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    Re: Three Beginner Questions

    He who dies with the most mandolins wins
  19. Re: Newbie here, suffering from analysis paralysis

    You can do your own set up just remember, if a 32nd on an inch works for a guitar a mandolin needs at least a 64th. The short scale and "twin" strings make everything about a set-up more critical....
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    Re: Looking for My 1st Mandolin

    Do yourself a favor and listen to these knowledgeable people and stay away from Washburn. I bought a Washburn mandola to enter into mandolas. Made a fairly good instrument after I done considerable...
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    That's why I love Mandolin Cafe
  22. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I can also agree in principal with Gibson, but while we are going historical let's look at why the F5 was so universally copied. I've been a mandolin nut since a kid and remember if you had the money...
  23. Re: What to look/listen for when mandolin shopping?

    Balance to me is the mark of a good to great instrument. Even tone can be personal preference. Most of what you list can be easily corrected or just gotten use to. My best mandolin is a Dearstone, no...
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    Re: Tuner that works for setting intonation?

    I'm not following something--why do you need the tuner to pick up the harmonics? I tune the 12th fret to the harmonic by ear, then check at 5th fret octave to next string again by ear although I can...
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    Re: Roanoke, VA jams, pickers, etc.

    Jam at Floyd is Sunday 1:30 to3:00 old time 2:00 to 4:00 bluegrass. At country store couple blocks south of traffic light on rt 8. Jam at Hopes restaurant sat morning 10-12. Wide open anyone welcome,...
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