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  1. Re: Sirius Radio Replaced Bluegrass station 62 with 24/7 Dolly Pa

    My son got Sm when it came out. After listening to it and hearing them advertise themselves every fifteen minutes I said, No,Never. Commercial free means " No Commercials". It's bad enough we're...
  2. Re: Suggestions for Online posting of musical content for payment

    I think getting paid for anything is probably the saddest part of performing music, for everyone. Today and yesterday. pro and amatuer. A piece of music could be listened to infinitely even if paid...
  3. Thread: may be fun

    by Frankdolin
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    Re: may be fun

    Thanks MC
  4. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    I started mandolin at 5, then guitar, banjo, fiddle, and most strings I've handled. I only wish I was as comfortable with anything, including life, as I am with the mandolin.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Rest in Peace Ivan...
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    Re: Tacoma mandolins

    I got a beautiful tobacco burst M3 early 2000's and still love it! I liked so much I added a "Roadking" 6-string guitar and the little 1/4 size Papoose. I was unhappy when they sold out to Fender,...
  7. Thread: Round picks

    by Frankdolin
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    Re: Round picks

    I'm no pro but I use rounded edge picks or the back,rounded part of a pointed pick for all the styles I play. And I play, or try to play, all styles of music. And I'm sure I may struggle with some...
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    Re: Did someone say PICKS?

    I can't imagine a lifetime of relationships, break-ups, and moves. All the while preserving this epic pile of picks. For any amount of money. To each his own. :disbelief:
  9. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    I want to apologize for this nearsighted and ignorant opinion. It's not you it's me. I was wrong and out of line. Play whatever and whenever you want and ignore any naysayers like the "old" me!
  10. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    I don't mean any disrespect to e-mandos, I just don't personally care for them. But I will say, I've never plugged in one of my electric guitars and tried to sound like an acoustic guitar. Because it...
  11. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    I really enjoyed this and most all of Burns work. Granted the late versions of "country" were just as annoying as they are now, but what can you do. I would however liked to see a segment on the...
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    Re: tone and picks vs strings

    I have been searching tone vs. attack on my Gretsch 6120 and after putting a set of Thomastik Blues sliders and have the same type of result. I'm a BC guy too but it was really bright on the 6120...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Gentle On My Mind
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRsD_-mrDdE Recently inspired by a Molly Tuttle version of this tune this is what I hear...
  14. Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    When you have a mandolin next to your kitchen table, behind your living room chair, next to your side of the bed, and don't even open that closet door.:mandosmiley::mandosmiley::mandosmiley:
  15. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    My opinion is that I must have turned really soft somewhere along the line, because this series will not leave my heartstrings alone.
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    No Wires ! Joe Walsh w/ Molly Tuttle

    This video and performance illustrate perfectly why I'm a staunch proponent of "Acoustic" music done with acoustic instruments, no plugs. :mandosmiley:...
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    Re: A word of encouragement (but maybe not)

    IMHO If you spend your life focused on the big hill, at the end you'll find your life is over and you were too busy trying to be better, at whatever, to remember it.
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    Re: Would you sacrifice tone for playability?

    I use lighter gauge strings for everyday playing, and heavier strings for recording and performance, specifically for tone.
  19. Thread: Tonegards

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    Re: Tonegards

    :popcorn:
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    Re: How an Instrument Shapes Our Playing

    I do believe to a degree you are what you play. No matter the instrument we hold we are bound to be influenced first by appearance, then by feel. Those two things would be enough. But we're also...
  21. Re: looking to move, but I have no clue where ?.

    Southeast Ma. Pick a town any town and you'll have it all. Natural beauty, culture, history, and the best hospitals in the world 45 minutes away.:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Looking for a GOOD flat top mandolin

    Don't let Howard Morris' low price fool you. These are great hand crafted mandolins, at least mine is. At a fraction of the cost compared to the price of the big names. I love flat-tops and have...
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    Re: Eastman El Rey Video Review

    I always respect your opinion Daniel, but in mine the only thing "endemic" is their ,"Eastmans" ,excuses. I do agree with,"Lots can be done to ameliorate the e string issue". It's not rocket science....
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    Re: Eastman El Rey Video Review

    I can't wrap my head around why a major manufacturer would release a product with a problem with pick-ups on an electric mandolin, that already has an image problem. To say that's just the way it is,...
  25. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Agree.
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