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    Re: Why So Few Resonator Mandolins?

    You're right. It would sound odd, for sure. That's a piece of how I look at it, too. Folks like the sound, folks like the look. Going too far away from Bill would be too different.

    It's like...
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    Re: Why So Few Resonator Mandolins?

    Met him at a music camp in Massachusetts and got to jam with him a bit—me on guitar, a couple other folks on this and that. He'll make you feel right at home, no matter what your level. A real mensch!
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    Re: Why So Few Resonator Mandolins?

    I read it reso.
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    Re: Why So Few Resonator Mandolins?

    Love Rich! Nothing like a little blues in C to start the day right.

    For what it's worth, he sounds exactly like that whether what he's playing is a reso or not.

    The big reso advantage is that...
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    Re: Picks

    Hm! I've been playing guitar for over fifty years, and you're the first person I've heard mention that.

    It does make a difference on guitar, so it makes some sense. But the difference isn't nearly...
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    Re: Picks

    Yes, indeed. Guitar players hold picks every which way.

    I never realized it until I got into a pick-holding discussion here a while back. It turns out a lot of folks here had never even heard of...
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    Re: Picks

    Another update:

    I've been using one of these this week: Dunlop Delrin purple 2.0 mm

    . . . and am going to invest in a fistful. It's Goldilocks: not too bright, not to dull, just right.
  8. Re: Campanella two-point (How to make an accent on due?)

    I bought a mando online whose E strings hardly sounded. Following the advice of several people here at the cafe, I took it to a luthier and had him fiddle with the nut.

    Now it plays just fine.
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    Re: Picks

    Ugh! I've tried and tried, but I just cannot stop using the pencil-style guitar-player's grip and get used to the mandolin monkey-clutch.

    I'll give a big triangle another try, but, oh, man, mando...
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    Re: Picks

    PS - This past week I've been using a Dunlop Dawg (mellow) and a Dunlop 1.0 Big Stubby (snappy) a lot. So far, of all the flatpicks I've tried, I like them best. Comfortable, and the tips stay aimed...
  11. Re: Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    Patient: Doctor, you gotta help me! I can't get a date!

    Doctor: You're ugly.

    Patient: I want a second opinion!

    Doctor: Okay. You're stupid, too.
  12. Re: Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    A: Playing mando makes me smart.
    B: Being smart makes me play mando.
    C: My mando playing will drive you away if you're smart.
    D: Your mando playing makes my ears smart.
    E: None of the above.
    F:...
  13. Re: Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    Never trust a writer who uses "postively impacts."*

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    *Much less "meta-"!
  14. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    I'm picturing a geese frat party.

    Not pretty.
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    Re: Who?

    Same here. (See #7.)

    I throw myself into it. The wannahears and don't-wannahears sort themselves out promptly
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    Re: Light vs. Medium vs. Heavy Picks

    I'm with Bruce and Jeff. Fat, heavy strings give me a warm, mellow sound. Thinner, lighter picks sound brighter and more sparkly. So the choice depends on you're taste, the tune you're playing, and...
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    by Charlie Bernstein
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    Re: Who?

    If you like Pete Stampfel you'll love me.
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    Re: Playing Solo..

    It clearly can be done. Great examples above. But to me, piano and acoustic guitar are the only instruments that sound complete played solo.

    I once heard Paul Simon play "Sounds of Silence" solo...
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    Re: Which bridge?

    Thanks, gang! That helps.
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    Which bridge?

    I bought an old oval-A Gibson Junior recently. It needs a bridge. I'm thinking of either a Stewmac or a Cumberland Acoustics.

    There's a big price difference. Is there a big sound difference?
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    Re: Picks

    I don't think anyone has mentioned this yet, but with mandolin much more than guitar, different picks have different sounds. Thick, heavy picks are warm and mellow, thin, light picks are bright and...
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    Re: Picks

    =o•
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    Re: Picks

    I've tried a lot of mando picks: big, small, fat, thin, triangle, teardrop.

    What I like using best: one Dunlop medium plastic thumb pick and two Dunlap .15 mm nickel finger picks. Faster tremolo,...
  24. Re: Any other Big Muddy owners out there?

    My second mando was a rosewood Mid-Missouri. Wonderful, magical instrument. But I don't keep instruments forever. Now I have a couple of other cool mandos and will probably sell one within the year....
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    Re: Trip to Nashville

    Was there a few years ago. The Nudie suits at the Hall of Fame and the poster shop across the hall are fun. But you're right: Downtown is an overcrowded ghost town.

    Artisans sold me a defective...
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