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    Re: Bruce Brockman 2 Point Mandolin

    Yes, I agree Chuck. This was recorded on my phone, not the best fidelity, but I would say the mandolin is well suited to folk music.
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    Re: Bruce Brockman 2 Point Mandolin

    As requested, a short sound clip:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh4wvfN5-oc
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    Re: Bruce Brockman 2 Point Mandolin

    Sorry Sue, I think I may have misled you. I've been playing the mandolin every day. Bruce set it up nicely, but I would like to tweak it just a bit, and for that he asked me to wait a little while....
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    Bruce Brockman 2 Point Mandolin

    197508 Spruce Top, Hackberry Back and Sides

    I just received this 2 Point Mandolin last Monday. It's been sitting on the stand in my living room ever since. It's not set up yet, but it wont take...
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    Re: New Nava Archtop Mandolin

    That’s a beautiful instrument. Very stylish.
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    Lemonade - Original Instrumental

    I don't claim to be a mandolin player, but I love the sound of the instrument. Here is an instrumental featuring my sweetheart, a 1917 Gibson A4.

    Lemonade
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    Re: How many Mandolins to own

    Iíve been chanting since last Wednesday and like magic the tracking information appeared. And now Ö Iím chanting for a pizza delivery.
  8. Re: Expanding my searches. Thoughts on USA Ovation mandolins?

    I still have my Ovation guitar that I bought new 50 years ago. I’ve never played an Ovation Mandolin but I own 2 Breedloves (made in USA). For the money, I’m tickled with the Breedloves.
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    Re: How many Mandolins to own

    Oh Oh ….. FedEx is delivering another mandolin to my house tomorrow.
  10. Re: Decided to expand from just guitar to mandolin

    I had to click the link Sue suggested regarding a Big Muddy. That one is unique!

    I really enjoy my Big Muddy and I also have two BEAUTIFUL Breedlove mandolins, both USA. It’s a good life.
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    Re: mandolin tattoos

    Things could be worse. I have a friend with a tattoo of a Gibson ES 335. I think that was definitely more painful.
  12. Re: What are your thoughts on Deering Tenor Banjos

    I have a 19 fret Ome Irish Tenor. I have never encountered a 17 fret. My Ome is a beautiful instrument with a tone that encourages me to keep playing.

    I also have two 5 string Deerings, Golden...
  13. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    I’m a guitar player who has recently taken up the mandolin & Irish tenor banjo. For myself, I just turn the guitar brain off and start noodling on the mandolin. The two instruments are more...
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    Re: My MAS is cured.

    I have a couple friends who have been happy with one or two instruments for as long as I’ve known them. I can see where a nice old Gibson and a beautiful Flatiron would satisfy a person.
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    Re: Tell me it gets easier.

    Iím a long time guitar player who has stumbled onto mandolin a few years ago. I absolutely love the sound of the mandolin when accompanying guitar and other instruments. I found it easy once I...
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    Re: Newb's first day

    Welcome to the party LRDave. There has been a lot of good advice mentioned above. In my opinion, setting up your mandolin is the most important. It will help you accomplish everything else more...
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    Re: Encouragement is magic

    Yes, nothing better than an unexpected compliment. I have also noticed that my own playing gets much better when I’m being challenged by other players during jams.
  18. Re: Big Muddy with silk and steel strings?

    I’ve experimented with Silk & Steel on guitars .... usually because the bridge was lifting or some other reason prompting me to find a solution to reduce string tension.

    I have a Big Muddy...
  19. Thread: Tone-Gard?

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    Tone-Gard?

    I just picked up a Tone-Gard for my mandolin. So far, Iím tickled with the beneficial result.

    Here is my question: Has anyone tried the Dreadnaught Guitar and Banjo Tone-Gard? If so, what are...
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    Re: Small amplifier

    I use a Fishman Artist and a Fishman Performer depending on the size of the gig. These are both great sounding amps (big brothers to the Fishman Mini). I recently discovered that they are both...
  21. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    I belong to the camp THERE IS ALWAYS ONE MORE OUT THERE THAT NEEDS TO COME HOME WITH ME.. I GREW UP PLAYING MY Dadís Guild M 20. I still have it, but now it has a lot of instruments around it. It...
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    Re: Q Mandolins

    I like the idea of “hand made” but technology is definitely knocking at the door. I bought a mandolin, “hand made”, by this guy who went on to perfect CNC.

    Take a look: ...
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    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    Looper pedals are an absolute blast! Perfect for practicing lead breaks and really nice for playing out. Get one with a separate “off” button. It will save you some embarrassment when you are...
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    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    Ahhhhhh ... the joys of instrument acquisition! I am an acoustic player like most people here, but lately Iíve been plugging in the electric guitars, as well as buying electrics, amps and pedals. ...
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    Re: New carbon fiber mandolin builder

    I’m glad to see some enthusiasm for carbon fiber mandolins. I have two Carbon fiber guitars that I use every winter when playing out. I leave my Martins, Gibsons, and Breedloves at home, warm and...
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