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  1. Thread: Dots or no dots

    by JeffD
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    Re: Dots or no dots

    Two issues. Aesthetic and practical.

    Aesthetic issue, if you are going to have dots do you prefer them on the fret board itself or on the top side, or both. My preference is top side or both. But...
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    Re: Fun holiday mandolin tunes

    Glad you got some tunes to play. Christmas is a great time to play for friends and family because its music they know and like. (Perhaps some performance anxiety because the audience knows how the...
  3. Re: Sirius Radio Replaced Bluegrass station 62 with 24/7 Dolly Pa

    I have sirius xm in the car and on my cell phone. For things like this I would just play it on my cell phone, in the car. It bluetooths it to the car audio system. Pretty cool.
  4. Re: What's the weirdest MUSICAL thing you've ever done?

    A few years back I took my electric mandolin, a four string MandoStrat, out to the park. Under a pavilion I played the gigue from Victor Kioulaphides Suite for Ali, through the amp, and a heavy...
  5. Re: Suggestions for Online posting of musical content for payment

    You can make a million dollars playing mandolin.

    Well, you have to start with two million but...
  6. Re: Tip: Replacing Book Bindings with Spiral Bindings

    I have a Dover publication of the Complete String Quartets of Beethoven. The thing is about an inch thick. I had a spiral binding put on, and it works fine. Its really great how much more I pull the...
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    Re: YouTube policy change, ‘Made for Kids’

    Its that "Late Night Trashy Mandolin Music" all over again. :))


    FYI https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/64607-Late-Night-Trashy-Mandolin-Music
  8. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    There is some truth to that. Is it an age thing? Boy I hope not. :)
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    Re: YouTube policy change, ‘Made for Kids’

    I am afraid this whole thing will get so far from mandolinning as to be blocked. It really really needs to be discussed, I agree, but I am not sure it really really needs to be discussed here.
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    Re: Andrew Marlin's Pick

    I use the pickboy picks. They are 0.75mm, pointy, and heart shaped. I use them for classical music, and classical exercises and etudes. I like them for scintillating highs, making the mandolin really...
  11. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    They have been different places. Mostly recently I have listened here.

    https://beta.prx.org/stories/11181
  12. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    You likely correct. I haven't listened in a while.
  13. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    This all seems besides the point. However great and amazing and world changing Chris Thile is, or isn't, the show isn't the Chris Thile Show.

    Here is an interesting question - what do you think...
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    Re: Good idea / Bad idea ?? Suede back

    Left hand should not be involved at all in keeping the instrument stable. That can be accomplished in many ways already.
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    Re: Piccolo (Soprano) Mandolins

    Here is mine:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/album.php?albumid=10&attachmentid=99356

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/album.php?albumid=10&attachmentid=99355
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    Re: Tips for fairly new Mando players

    I don't know how much beginner you might be, so apologies if I misjudged.

    I would say that if your mandolin is playable, and you know how to tune it up, you are ready to attend a jam session. Of...
  17. Thread: Disappointment

    by JeffD
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    Re: Disappointment

    I have had many disappointments along the lines of the following scenario. A friend, knowing of but not sharing my obsession, asks me to take a look at his neighbor's mandolin, been in the family for...
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    Re: Piccolo (Soprano) Mandolins

    I have the same one, tuned the same way. I play it a lot.

    I like it especially because with the soprano I am usually the only one, and can soar above the melody with what ever decoration I want...
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    Re: Five String Madness

    I mis-measured. Subtract a quarter inch from both. This instrument has a zero fret, and so the real scale length is not from the nut but from that fret. (I believe, I think, am I wrong???)
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    Re: Five String Madness

    Me too. And I fought the MAS, and.. the MAS won.

    Actually, several years ago I tried a five course fan fret mandola owned by Allen Hopkins, made by Bernie Lehmann. I really loved it. Since then I...
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    Re: Five String Madness

    I wonder about that too. My prejudice (and hope) is that it is like experienced multi-instrumentalists, what suffers is what ever is not being practiced. Its time away from a mandolin hurts mandolin...
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    Re: Five String Madness

    Yea I should have called it 10 string madness, or five course or something.
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    Re: Fan-fret mandocello build

    I believe your five string i tried at Crook Farms years ago was the Lehmann to which you refer. I loved playing that thing. In another thread you can see the results of that slow burning five course...
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    Re: Five String Madness

    I love the tone and volume on this instrument. The fan frets take a little getting used to, but not as much as one might suppose. It quickly becomes intuitive, and feels normal. That is my...
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    Re: Five String Madness

    From nut to bridge high E strings is 14 3/4 inch. From nut to bridge on the low C string it is 16 3/4 inch.
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