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    Re: favorite festival tent?

    Ok they're not tents. I love my Capri Retreat pickup bed slide-in camper. Great for 1 or 2, a little cramped for 3 or more.

    I also love our vintage 25 foot Airstream. Houses 4 to 5 people...
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    Re: Breaking A-Strings in CGDA tuning

    Google "fatigue failure." That's what you're causing with frequent tuning changes.
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    Re: Gong from mandolin to mandola, tunes

    One thing I've noticed and incorporated into playing mandolin, mandola, octave mandolin, mandocello and guitar is this - the melody notes can be found in the chord shapes you're playing. Start with...
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    Re: Gong from mandolin to mandola, tunes

    For me the mental transposition of chord shapes from mandolin to mandola (or mandocello) got easier the more I did it. Just look at basic two finger first position chords. A G (0-0-2-3) on mandolin...
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    Re: Sorry, another Maandola string qeustion

    I don't know how mellow these are compared to other brands, but for sweet rich tone, good volume and sustain I'm hooked on these Curt Mangan mandola strings.
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    Re: Future octave mandolin player question?

    Here's the thing I always point out - market forces. We all know the initial sticker shock when we first started shopping for mandolins. I can get a very good quality, playable new acoustic guitar...
  7. Re: Heart of the Heartland by Peter Ostroushko

    Weird that its not readily available in D. That's the key I play in when I play along with the recording.
  8. Re: The Dilemma of Motivation, Attention Span, and Practice Regim

    The PNW is a hotbed of acoustic music, especially if you like bluegrass, newgrass, Americana....

    Wintergrass. You must go. If I can cross the Cascades in winter to get there you sure can from...
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    Re: Good Tone - How long does it actually take?

    I started on violin at 10 years old. I seriously started acoustic guitar when I was 13. It wasn't until I was 45 that I took up mandolin.

    With that background I was able to get acceptable to...
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    Re: Live Mic for Mandolin Recommendations

    You're bringing a knife to a gunfight. You'll never get there with any mic playing with a drum kit and two (even one) electric guitars. Even a piezo SBT will not likely cut it.

    You see them big...
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    Re: Tygh Valley Oregon Bluegrass Jamboree

    I was going, but COVID finally caught me.
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    Re: Should I Resist Waverly Tuners?

    I found ebony tuner buttons for Grover mini rotomatics that fit my mandolin tuning machines perfectly. Of course now it shows "out of stock." According to an email I got from them all their...
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    Re: Should I Resist Waverly Tuners?

    It's not an either or, binary choice - Waverly or cheesy. I put a set of Rubners on my F5 (years ago when you could still get them). I also put Schaller Grand Tunes on my Eastman mandocello. None...
  14. Re: The Dilemma of Motivation, Attention Span, and Practice Regim

    In my experience, discipline/focus is a decision (as is a lack of these). You are deciding to answer your phone or attend to your computer rather than practice. If you want to become the "great...
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    Re: Where to post mandolin for sale?

    Classifieds are here, click on submit an ad.
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    Re: Anchor a finger on the pit guard or not?

    There are suggested/recommended techniques for everything including playing posture, neck angle, pick grip, etc. It is generally recommended to NOT plant any fingers on the instrument since it...
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    Re: Guitar Chord Photo Flash Cards

    Every bluegrass player I know who has been playing a while is a multi-instrumentalist. Cross training on different instruments yields big, unexpected, synergistic results.

    When I took up...
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    Re: a couple of MC related string questions

    Try Curt Mangan. These sound truly wonderful. I use his "fusion matched" phosphor bronze strings on my F5 mandolin, A4 mandola, F4 octave mandolin and F4 mandocello. I actually use the light...
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    Re: Guitar Chord Photo Flash Cards

    Along similar lines I recently posted here how as a guitar player I can easily follow guitar chords when I play mandolin, but I'm not able to visually follow another mandolin player's chords.

    I...
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    Visual Chord Cues?

    Like many of us I play guitar and a few other instruments besides mandolin. Like many others I read notation but mostly learn tunes and play by ear. I've been playing violin and guitar for almost...
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    Re: Finish Flaking off on Neck

    This is exactly what I did when the finish started flaking off the neck of my Morris hybrid F4. I used the edge of a Wegen M200 pick to scrape all the clear finish off the neck. Then a few strokes...
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    Re: Finger style mandolin

    Not mandolin, but my 10 string mandola, octave mandolin and 10 string mandocello all have wide enough fretboards and string spacing to finerpick. And I do flat pick/cross pick and finger pick them...
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    Re: Octave strings on a regular mandolin

    I'm guessing from the context of the two recent posts you're refering to the breaking Sensicore octave viola strings 9 years ago? I found the problem on the C string breaking was not enough room...
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    Re: Custom mandolin Info

    Chuck is right. The unique scroll shape, scrolls on the headstock, clam shell inlay and Allen tailpiece are hallmarks of TJ's work. The Madelia Minnesota label clinches it.
    Probably a western...
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    Re: Weber Gallatin pickup carpenter jack

    You could try shorter turnbuckle barrels to tighten the clamp more, or ticker cork/leather padding on the sides of the clamp that contact your mandolin.

    For me personally, I've ditched carpenter...
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