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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    Make set lists. Group your songs together by theme - These are Irish fiddle tunes, these are Irish drinking tunes, these are sea shanties, these are bluegrass tunes about a guy who owns a still. If...
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    need help figuring out a lick

    Hello

    I'd like some help deciphering a fiddle lick to that I can apply it to mandolin.

    In the song Devil Went Down to Georgia Charlie Daniels plays some various fiddle licks. When he gets to...
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    only been playing a short while

    Guitar player who picked up mandolin recently. Enjoying it, but I have noticed one thing:

    Mandolins can make a lot of different sounds, but only a few of them sound like music. I REALLY need to...
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    Re: Sanding for bass

    With a guitar you can take off the strings, reach inside through the sound hole with sand paper, and sand the underside of the sound board. You can also remove some of the wood from the sound board...
  5. Re: Will being a lefty, but playing right handed be more limiting

    Also lefty who plays righty. I hate my metronome but I practice with it all the time, guitar and mandolin.
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    Re: Price increases coming soon or already here

    Damn, Iíve had my eye on an Eastman guitar for a while
  7. Re: Decided to expand from just guitar to mandolin

    I was saving my money for an Eastman guitar when I got bit by the mandolin bug. Now I'm saving my money again for that Eastman guitar, and in all probability will one day trade in my KM-250 for an...
  8. Re: Decided to expand from just guitar to mandolin

    The thing I like about Big Muddy is he sells them blonde. I'm all for paying extra to get beautiful figured maple, but I want to be able to show it off, not hide it under dark brown stain & lacquer....
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    Re: Sanding for bass

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  10. Re: Decided to expand from just guitar to mandolin

    With OP's budget he could get an Eastman 505, any Kentucky A Style, or if he wants an oval nearly any Big Muddy, new with setup, and have a good quality instrument he can be proud of for the rest of...
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    Re: New Player - Kentucky KM-150 vs KM-250?

    Phydaux was the name of my favorite musician's dog. Larry Norman, God rest is soul. I spend all of the 80's listening to his five albums over and over.
  12. Re: Decided to expand from just guitar to mandolin

    OP,

    I'm a new guitar-to-mandolin guy myself. Having just bought my first (it arrived yesterday) here are my thoughts if you decide to go new:

    First, buy from a seller who includes a full setup...
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    Re: New Player - Kentucky KM-150 vs KM-250?

    My wife just texted me and said my new mandolin was delivered by FedEx. Iím so tempted to bail early from work.
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    Re: harmonic dampener grommets

    Based on the other thread the answer is 1/8" ID, 3/8" OD
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    harmonic dampener grommets

    When buying rubber grommets to use as harmonic dampeners, what size grommet is best?
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    Upgrade tail piece?

    Does changing the tail piece on a mandolin do anything for the tone?

    Is there anything you can do to "upgrade" a mandolin? I come from the guitar world where guys are constantly upgrading their...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day em8!

    Gratz, Bill. My first mandolin, a Kentucky KM-250, is suppose to arrive from Elderly Instruments today.
  18. Re: Mandolin for Dummies/Mandolin Exercises for Dummies

    Hi Louise!

    I see from Amazon that The Complete Mandolinist is mostly European music and doesn't include a lot of Celtic/Irish folk or American fold/bluegrass. Is this correct?

    That's not bad,...
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    Re: Another Newbie Here

    Rereading your OP, the heart wants what the heart wants, but going F Style will add ~$200 over the cost of a similar A Style. That's one of the reasons I went with the A Style KM-250. Again the...
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    Re: Another Newbie Here

    Same here. I just bought my first mandolin from Elderly Instruments, a Kentucky KM-250, and it came with a gig bag. This mandolin is the one recommended by mandolinlessons.com as a good starter...
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    Re: Speed: Missed Notes and feeling

    I just started with mandolin, and I fully expect to spend the next six months in front of a metronome.

    Also, there's a huge difference between the extreme edge of what you can do, and what you can...
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    Re: Speed: Missed Notes and feeling

    Express yourself your way, bro. Play the music the way you like it, 'cause if you don't like it then it won't be music.
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    Re: New Player - Kentucky KM-150 vs KM-250?

    Yes. Oh well. The only difference is the color.
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    Re: New Player - Kentucky KM-150 vs KM-250?

    On reflection, I wish I had gotten the KM-252.
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    Re: Always use a strap? Even when seated?

    My mandolin arrives tomorrow. I fully expect to spend the next six months practicing in front of a metronome. lol
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