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    Re: Vanden mandolins/Mike Vanden

    I've had a couple of very highly regarded mandolin builders refuse to work on their older instruments (I was not the original owner of either mandolin), but they did recommend builders who know their...
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Saw CT with the Punch Brothers in August. During a pre-show Q&A, CT said that he was using a prototype pick he is working on with D'Addario. No other details, such as pick material, size, thickness,...
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    Re: Grisman's impact only as a mandolinist

    Just take a look at this discography:
    http://www.deaddisc.com/GDFD_David_Grisman.htm
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    Re: Adam Steffey - New Primitive Interview

    Picked up New Primitive and am really enjoying it...for me, this may be Adam's best...I can't remember Adam playing with more energy and joy and drive...wonderful!
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    Re: Sounds like a "Log"????????

    To me there are three mando tones...

    1) Some mandolins have a strong fundamental sound...the notes are clear with few overtones and not a lot of sustain...you hear the note more than...
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    Re: Something Auld, Something Newgrass...

    Something Auld, Something Newgrass, Something Borrowed, Something Bluegrass is my fav all-time BG recording. Keith is my fav BG banjo picker. Listen to a similar version of Auld Lang Syne played by...
  7. Re: Loar #72212 in performance for the first time in 50+ years

    How about Leonard, Robert De Niro 's character in the movie Awakenings - the true story of a doctor who awakens patients after decades of catatonia to a new life in a new time!
  8. Thread: Loar Sound??

    by Mandoe
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    Re: Loar Sound??

    I've never owned a Loar F-5, but I have played and been around a few and, like others, have listened to them live and on recordings for many years.

    Several makers, IMHO, can build mandos that get...
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    Favorite 2011 recordings with mandolin:

    It's about that time of year again - time to list some of our favorite 2011 recordings that feature mandolin:

    For starters:

    1) "Live at Wigmore Hall" - David Grisman and Martin Taylor
    2)...
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    Re: Tony Williamson - Lloyd Loar Mandolins

    Received my copy of Lloyd Loar Mandolins last week. I'm enjoying the CD, not only the sounds of the mandos but the songs themselves.

    Inspired me to stop by Mandolin Central. Tony was gracious...
  11. Re: Grisman's best album (if you had to pick just one)

    So many great DG recordings. DG is the reason I play mando. Years before I ever discovered Monroe. Lately I've been revisiting Dawg Jazz/Dawg Grass. One side of jazz with Grapelli and others and one...
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    Re: Woody Sounding Mandolin

    The easiest thing to do it try different picks. Some picks roduce a brighter sound and some a darker/rounder sound. You could also try different strings. GHS Silk and Steel strings come to mind as a...
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    Re: Post A Picture Of Yourself

    Me with the Boys...
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    Re: Top Ten for 2010

    My top recordings with mando, 2010:

    1) Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band - Legacy
    2) Dierks Bentley - Up On the Ridge
    3) Frank 'n Dawg - Molody Monstors
    4) John Hartford String Band - Memories of John...
  15. Re: Hand Made/Small Builder Mandolins that punch above their weig

    I was at Merlefest the year CT met Dude and had a chance to look at and play Dude #5. #5 was a demo and I'm not sure it was for sale at the time. I do remember Dude telling me that his F-5's were...
  16. Re: Hand Made/Small Builder Mandolins that punch above their weig

    I've played Heiden mandos (never owned one but would love to) and I believe they are excellent - light-weight, loud, thick notes, excellent playability. I agree with Garrity that the Heiden sound is...
  17. Re: Hull/Weber, Jarosz/Collings, Lovell/Duff - mando tone

    I've had the good fortune of actually being very close, ~three feet away, from RL and SH as they've played these mandos. RL's Duff is tone bar braced. It is very open and sounds more traditional to...
  18. Re: FInally broke down and ordered a set of Teds strings

    I'm on my third set and absolutely love them. They give my mando a and balanced sound I never could get before and they play easy. I played mostly EXP-74 strings for the past few years. I hope your...
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    Poll: Re: Vote for IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year

    Jesse!
  20. Thread: Pick thickness

    by Mandoe
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    Re: Pick thickness

    As rsgars, I like to treat myself to a pick tasting every now and then as well. I get my picks out and mess with them. For me, changing picks is the easiest way to change my sound.

    Over the years...
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    Re: BlueChip pick versus...

    Second is cleaner to me. Less pick click.
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    Re: David Grisman Q&A linked on the homepage

    Me too!
  23. Thread: Hutto copy

    by Mandoe
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    Re: Hutto copy

    I have played a few Hutto mandos over the years. To me they have a deep/robust sound. Dearstone mandos are the closest I have played to the sound of a Hutto. Haven't played a Copperhead yet but would...
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    Re: What mandolin do the bands play most?

    At this year's mando mania at Merlefest, there were two Gibbys, two Gils, a RW, a Brock and a Duff. The best sounding?
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    Re: What is that one bluegrass song?

    "Buffalo Mountain" by David Davis and the Warrior River Boys. A perfect BG song IMHO.
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