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    Re: Recommendation for an electric?

    I'm a fan of Jon Mann (Manndolins). I have a 5 string and 8 string from him. I prefer the 5 string by far as the 8 tends to have a phased sound to it. I tune the 5 string to have a high B (so it's...
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    Re: keeping the mando off your stomach

    100% agree on Tonegard. I have one on both my acoustic mandolins - the difference in volume alone is impressive.
  3. Re: “one announcement we're privy to that will rock the industry”

    I get not wanting to cut a hatch in as it has potentially significant tone implications but I've often wondered why a plug in power adapter is not an option for this reason. You can run that through...
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    Re: Great 48 in Bakersfield, CA

    Well - I ended up making the trip and it was well worth it as always. Great to see and jam with a bunch of folks that I rarely see outside of that festival - including you buddy!

    Looking...
  5. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    I get David Grohl from Foo Fighters / Nirvana often - though I just cut my hair, so maybe not anymore.
  6. Thread: Playing Solo..

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    Re: Playing Solo..

    Playing alone / solo can be loads of fun! While many of us on the forum busk from time to time, gigging solo is a whole different ball of wax. Mainly because you can't really stop in the middle and...
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    Re: Great 48 in Bakersfield, CA

    I'm so very torn on going or not. I was planning on leaving on Thursday night but I had last minute things come up and had to stick around until noon today. Then noon became 3:30 much faster than I...
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    Re: economical option to record myself

    Phone works for recording basic single tracks - which are perfect for jotting down song ideas etc. If you want to do any multi-tracking (like record a guitar backing track and then record a mandolin...
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    Re: Does mandolin improve guitar technique

    Learning music helps you play better period. Learning mandolin may not make you a world-class guitar player, but it will build your ear and finger dexterity along with an interesting insight on how...
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    Just a funny observation on the return policy from the site - not a comment on the picks or general business practices of the maker - just funny IMO

    PEEK pick product description
    Short for...
  11. Re: Going out of the country...personal item/carry-on?

    I fly about 1 to 2 times a month for work. I always have a backpack or roller board for my clothes / etc and a mandolin with me as carry on's. I've never had an issue with carrying a mandolin on...
  12. Re: First Time Cafe Seller - Returns Cost Allocation

    When buying from the classifieds, I assume the buyer pays shipping both ways unless they note otherwise. It's not feasible for them to include the variable shipping costs in the price IMO. The only...
  13. Thread: Chord drones?

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    Re: Chord drones?

    I use the Cello Drones on YouTube to practice singing and ear training stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MimVnBAuYqA
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    Re: Thor's Hammer, many thanks

    I got one from Gruhn's - great sound from a relatively new instrument. It's opening up more and getting nicer - overall it was a great purchase IMO.

    When I was trying it out at Gruhn's I got a...
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    Great 48 in Bakersfield, CA

    Anyone going to this one? Always a fun time!

    https://www.cbaweb.org/events/great48
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    Re: Mandolin Lesson with Aaron Weinstein

    Second to this. I was traveling to visit family in NYC and was able to book an in person lesson. We booked an hour, but it went for two. He was okay with recording for personal use (which is a...
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    Re: Amy Helm chord form

    I use this chord a lot, but I finger it with my 2nd and 1st fingers usually (second finger covering the G and D strings at the 5th fret and first finger on the A and E strings at the 3rd fret). I...
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    Re: Amy Helm chord form

    She's plugged in so she's playing. Looks like a C5 (low to high notes are C G C G).

    Overlaying the thumb for the G string isn't all that weird by itself - it's a technique many have used and...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    I'm gonna share this thread with my lady haha - glad to hear I'm not alone in the no-name camp!!
  20. Thread: Beginner

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    Re: Beginner

    I agree with Dillion on the Amazing Slower Downer - it has been by far one of the best investments I've made in music. With it you can slow down any MP3 recording, change keys into an easier key for...
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    Naming your Mandolin

    So I've never named my instruments - no real reason behind it, just never really did. I just call them by what they are - the Gibson, the Newson, the 5 string Mann, the 8 string Mann etc. My...
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    Re: Hope this never happens again

    I left a mandolin at the Airtrain station heading from JFK airport to Queens. I had to run back - it was still there thankfully :)
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    Re: Orange County, California

    There's the San Diego Mandolin Orchestra (https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Performance---Event-Venue/San-Diego-Mandolin-Orchestra-San-Diego-California-1798728603741064/) and the Classical...
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    Re: Need some advice.

    Great to hear!! Glad to hear things are progressing for you!
  25. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    I have a couple electric mandolins from John Mann - one 8 string octave and one 5 string octave. I also have a few acoustic mandolins that are my primaries really. I totally agree with the OP - an...
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