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  1. Thread: I'm new too!

    by Mattg
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    Re: I'm new too!

    That was a train wreck but it had nothing to do with you or your question at all I assure you. Just bad luck.

    Please let us know what direction you took and how it's going. I hope you feel...
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    Re: When do you change your strings...

    The A's become difficult to tune.
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    Re: Do you make your child practice?

    That's my approach too. I think it's really easy to make a kid hate playing an instrument.
  4. Re: headstock tuner ....leave on or take off during gig/jam

    I guess it is since this is not the first time this thread has come up. I'm with you Alex. I just close my eyes and listen to the music.

    I had a conversation about similar issues with my daughter...
  5. Re: Does playing Mandolin Help in learning to play the fiddle?

    It didn't help me much. I can't make a good tone with the bow, find my notes, or even bend my left arm around to get my pinky into play. I'll try the bass fiddle next.
  6. Thread: npr

    by Mattg
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    Re: npr

    KGNU (our local NPR station) in Northern Colorado plays "Old Grass" on Saturdays. It's a bluegrass show that more than a few friends of mine have been involved with.
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    Re: Embarrassing moments and them dang capos!

    Why embarrassed? As a frequent audience member, I've seen the capo goof on more than a few occasions. I thinks it's good for a laugh and really don't give it another thought. Stuff happens. That's...
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    Re: Installing K&K internal?Easy?

    I enlarged my endpin hole in several steps:

    1. took off the cast tailpiece and reamed a larger hole.
    2. put it back on the mandolin and drilled the wood just shy of the total depth so that it...
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    Re: Kentucky KA-380 Surprise!

    My KM 380s is a backup of my backup. It's a dang nice instrument even for the money. I've spent alot of time on the setup so it plays pretty nice. Right now, it's sitting in my office at work. Gets a...
  10. Re: Former Eastman and The Loar owners what came next for you?

    I went Eastman 615 to a '96 Montana Flatiron A-5 Artist. It was a good move. Getting good feedback from some of my jam mates. My Eastman just is not loud enough.
  11. Thread: down time

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    Re: down time

    JeffD beat me to it but I agree. Listening to music you want to play and musicians you want to play like.
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    Re: Are Gibsons Worth The Money??

    You baiting me Barry?
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    Re: Is There a Mandolin Building Camp?

    What you meant to say Geoff is that you know cool people that built an enjoyable mandolin at RockyGrass. :cool:

    The slots for mando building at RGA are probably full but they open up from time to...
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    Re: Did the Mandolin Choose You?

    We just came together at the right time. Here is my journey (so far):

    1. Decades of folk guitar, no real progress but fun. Got a bit bored with it though.
    2. Had an opportunity to start building...
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    Re: buying a bluegrass mandolin

    The A vs F thing is pretty common in these discussions. I got my cheap F and now I'm over it. Got a much nicer A now. Sounds good, plays good and holds it's own in any bluegrass jam. Never looking...
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    Re: [B]Are Gibsons Worth The Money??[/B]

    I married a red head so.....yes!
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    Re: on the matter of fretwire and performance. . .

    why thank you. :redface:
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    Re: on the matter of fretwire and performance. . .

    When did you start playing up the neck? :)):disbelief:
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    Re: on the matter of fretwire and performance. . .

    I had banjo frets put on my Eastman 615 and I believe it improved the tone and playability. My Montana Flatiron came with thicker frets too. I like em. I have a theory that a stronger, more solid...
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    Re: Mid-Winter Bluegrass Northglenn CO

    Picked all day. Fingers are still sore
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    Re: Mike Compton: Upcoming Mandolin Camps.

    I spent an entire day at a Mike Compton workshop facilitated by our own Rick Albertson. It was fantastic. Mike really has alot to offer whether you are a Bill Monroe fan or not.
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    Re: Matt Flinner Trio in Asheville

    Be sure to say hi to Eric. He's one of our Lyon CO gang who hosts one of the biggest BG jams in the state. Super nice guy and a great bassist.
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    Re: Mid-Winter BG Fest - Denver. Anyone going?

    :grin: yup!! Looking forward to Steel Pennies and Long Road Home!!!
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    Re: Hidden messages from your builder?

    Do you remember the builder?
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    Re: Mandolins On TV - Advance Notice

    I was hoping the Infamous Stringdusters would beat Marty just cause I like Cobb's mando playing so much. I'll second you on the Chocolate Drops. They are amazing. Pretty cool that Ms. Spalding beat...
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