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    Re: Song Writers???

    With me it's usually a story line, then the lyrics, then the melody. But not always; sometimes it's a chord progression, sometimes it's a riff, and at least twice it's been a bass line. Whichever way...
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    Re: Uther my cat..

    I love cats. The bond with one is special. You have my condolences. RIP Uther.
  3. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    So how long before Gibson goes after Epiphone? ;)
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    How many bassists does it take to change a lightbulb?
    None. The keyboard player can do it with his left hand.

    And a sort of riff on one that's probably already been posted:
    How do you get a...
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    Re: Man....I had a blue guitar...

    Haven't had a blue mando yet, but I was pretty tickled with how this guitar turned out, and the thought of a mandolin (or, ooh, mandola) done up in the same scheme is tempting.

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    Re: Visited Fiddler's Green

    Perfectly happy with the Northfield F2S I got from them. Though buying at a distance is always a gamble, Fiddler's Green made it painless, and the YouTube videos they post just give me one more...
  7. Thread: What shape?

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    Re: What shape?

    Sounds like some potentially fancy free-form whittling.
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    Re: NMD: Northfield F2S

    I'm not sure what kind of burst it's called; maybe tobacco? Personally I think it looks like milk chocolate and honey. It's a lovely finish. :) I'll be more than happy to post photos as soon as I can...
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    NMD: Northfield F2S

    OK, the actual New Mandolin Day was last Wednesday. I've been playing too much to post.

    I tend to favor oval holes over f-holes, and had been ogling Northfields for a while, so when this F2S...
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    Re: Old versus New: Blind Taste Test

    I know Joe Curtin was involved in an experiment or two in Europe. I don't know whether he had anything to do with the demonstration in Arizona alluded to by yankees1.

    David Burgess has racked up...
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    Re: Were I to take up the fiddle ...

    When I play mando* or guitar (usually tenor these days), my cat sits and listens for a while, then comes over and starts pawing and nibbling at the strings. Not sure what she's trying to tell me...
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    Re: New to mandolin

    +1 on Eastman, Kentucky, and The Mandolin Store.
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    Re: Old versus New: Blind Taste Test

    I'm gonna take a wild guess that it was either Gregg Alf, David Burgess, or Joseph Curtin.
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    Re: Blueridge BR-40T tenor guitar

    I just got a BR40-TCE and love it. In fact I'll probably make a complete post about it soon.
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    Re: So, was creating a new song...

    Yeah, that would weird me out too. More specifically it would make me wonder if YouTube were monitoring me through my computer's web cam, especially if these are on-site video recommendations....
  16. Thread: Who played

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    Re: Who played

    Blowing pretty hard down here for the past few days, but the temperature is nice and rain is intermittent so a handful of us had an impromptu jam on the deck at the neighborhood Bait 'n' Brew.
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    Re: Mandolins for about $600

    I'll gladly second (nth?) all the positive comments about both the Mandolin Store and the KM-272.

    Haven't played a Morris yet, but wow, they look tempting.
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    Re: TKD Mandolins

    A friend of mine had a pleasant experience purchasing a new TKD A-style oval hole from The Mando Shop in their physical location. FWIW I've played that particular instrument and found it well made...
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    Re: Tips on reaching the F Chord

    With straightforward major or minor chords I usually go for whatever triad voicing will put the desired note on top. For an F triad, that usually comes out to 5-3-0-x, 2-3-3-x, or 5-7-8-x. If I'm not...
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    Re: Dennis Vance and The Mandolin Store

    Agreed, the folks at the Mandolin Store are great. I've only bought one instrument from them so far, a KM-272. We had one of the bizarre delivery glitches that happen sometimes purely as a result of...
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    Re: The Loar vs. Breedlove

    I've played current (Asian) production Breedlove mandolins in the store and found them unimpressive, with forgettable tone and a notably clunky feel overall. That alone would make me more inclined to...
  22. Re: What genres of music do you play on mando (besides bluegrass)

    I'll (attempt to?) play anything with a tune and a rhythm, but in a group setting I lean heavily towards country, folk, and relatveily mainstream classic rock. If there were more demand for jazz...
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    Re: Different G chord

    I've used this occasionally in passing, but usually opt for 4-5-5-x, 7-5-2-x, or even 7-9-10-x depending on exactly what's happening at the moment. If the top string is involved then I'll go for...
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    Re: Anyone stop playing guitar for Mandolin?

    I've played guitar for 40-odd years and have always kept a mandolin around since first picking one up about 30 years ago. I was off again/on again with mandolin for most of that time but in the past...
  25. Lovely mandolin, and thanks for the opportunity!

    Lovely mandolin, and thanks for the opportunity!
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