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  1. Re: Mandolin Considerations -- Add to my List

    You might be able to find a Red Diamond A in your range. Or a RL Givens A-6. An you've already got some good ones on your list.

    If you like the Gallatin sound, a Weber Fern might be something to...
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    Re: Back in action

    Nice to meet you, Aidan. And thanks for your efforts on your website.
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    Re: Did someone say PICKS?

    A wise guru once said: "For every mandolin there exists a perfect pick."

    And: "For every pick there exists a perfect mandolin."

    And finally: "And never the twain shall meet."

    shazam! MAS...
  4. Re: Campanella two-point (How to make an accent on due?)

    Well, I'll be darned and touché.:redface:
  5. Re: Campanella two-point (How to make an accent on due?)

    That does work, but I believe the Due is named as the Italian word for two, as in two-pointer. Thus no accent.
  6. Re: Article: Amid Constant Change The Mandolin Store Flourishes

    Some would say I am crazy (and I wouldn't argue), but last week a light bulb went off in my mind and I just decided I needed to drive down to Surprise AZ to visit TMS. Dennis and Brian were great and...
  7. Thread: I fear

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    Re: I fear

    Seriously, look up Josh Turknett and his Brainjo lessons. He's pretty good. Here: https://clawhammerbanjo.net/
  8. Thread: I fear

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    Re: I fear

    How old are you? If you are over 6, you'll never get clawhammer down right. But nobody will know.

    And if you happen to drop a thumb, just bend over and pick it up. Always good for a laugh.
  9. Re: mando in $300 price range for Italian songs

    I paid ~$300 for my Vega bowlback and it looks and sounds pretty good. It sounds good with O Solo Mio and Santa Lucia (my whole Italian repertoire). I see them on eBay from time to time for about the...
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    Re: eBay sales tax

    It's a rant.
    179850
  11. Re: Kudos to Bruce Weber at Montana Lutherie

    Bruce and Mary both. Nice folks. Great mando team.
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    pppfffff. a fake metal banjo. if he had gotten hold of my old metal bodied Ode, the bull would have been reduced to scrap.
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    Re: Internet Radio Stations?

    Somebody mentioned Folk Alley, which comes from WKSU ( https://www.wksu.org/#stream/1 ). They also have my favorite classical stream ( https://www.wksu.org/#stream/2 ). (WKSU is public radio from...
  14. Re: What's the origin/lyrics of this song: All Around the Mountai

    I heard it on The String Band Project, Elektra Records, EKS-7292, in the mid 1960's. It a compilation of various old timey string band musicians, this one done by Stu Jamieson's Boys. See...
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    Re: Would you sacrifice tone for playability?

    Let's say I have $500 - $1.5k to spend on a mandolin. I would not buy one that sounds crummy. I would not buy one that has structural problems or design defects that render it impossible to play...
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    Re: Interesting video

    Wow. I understood almost every word. But the sentences were ... well ... intricate. Am I allowed to be fascinated even though I didn't really get much stashed away in usable form?
  17. Re: Can anyone tell me anything about this banjolin?

    As a matter of fact, I am pretty sure the banjo mandolin in that thread is the same instrument as the one in this thread. Check the stains on the head. Good catch, Flutes.
  18. Re: Can anyone tell me anything about this banjolin?

    Whoever made it sure didn't want anybody taking it apart on a whim. I don't think I have ever seen that many fasteners.

    I am guessing it is English, but only on very weak evidence -- a) I haven't...
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    Re: Brid Harper Jig Fingering

    Now that makes sense to me. Thanks , Dagger.
  20. Re: PBS documentary on the history of Bluegrass

    Evan, your link takes me to the PBS trailers on a bluegrass documentary produced by Kentucky Public Broadcasting, which I will surely watch next week. But Ken Burns' documentary on country music...
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    Re: Brid Harper Jig Fingering

    That is interesting. I usually cheat to avoid use of the pinkie. Never thought of using it when I didn't need to.

    In any case, thanks for posting: I see that Tergal14 has a great collection of...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    Used to. But none of that la-dee-dah three finger stuff. Swore it off, though, and got a mandolin. Haven't looked back.
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    Re: How to choose a mandolin teacher

    If it is anything like my quest to find a 'good' teacher for golf (some years ago), it may involve taking a few lessons and deciding you are not getting what you want out of that particular...
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    Re: Out of my league

    German? Heck no. French. MY Devastator is a Çhmergel.
  25. Re: Congratulations to Eli Wildman - Galax Mandolin winner x2

    Congratulations to Eli and to you, too, Steve. That is a brilliant sounding mandolin!
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