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  1. Re: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals...

    WARNING: Continues use of this mandolin could lead to abandonment of previously purchased expensive guitars.


    I saw a bumper sticker that said something similar about fishing. WARNING: Continued...
  2. Thread: technique

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    Re: technique

    I think expression comes with technique. Expression uses various techniques. One achieves expressive playing by the use of good techniques.

    As to not saying very much. That is poor technique, as...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    I am not sure there are techniques to learn. It is a skill that can be acquired.

    When I can, I spend several days or a week singing the tune or humming it, or kind of skat singing it. When I can...
  4. Re: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals...

    So what would be a more realistic warning label on a mandolin...

    WARNING: Can cause massive almost spontaneous priority changes.

    WARNING: Competent use of this device increases endorphins.
  5. Thread: Pick Question

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    Re: Pick Question

    I use a 1.4 mm pick for many types of playing, and I use a 0.75 mm pick for others. Having pick options greatly increases the versatility of one's playing. I don't get the idea of trying to find one...
  6. Thread: Pick Question

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    Re: Pick Question

    Pick thickness, pick shape, pick bevel, all make a difference. Here is an amazing article to help sort it all out.

    http://jazzmando.com/tips/archives/000718.shtml
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    You have a myriad of great choices with your budget limit. Even at half that you can do real real well.

    Note that, in general, from 1000 miles away, admitting all the exceptions, a violin costs...
  8. Thread: Tuning up

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    Re: Tuning up

    There is nothing "wrong" with using a capo on a mandolin. Lots of scenarios where it makes sense. And I have been an advocate of painting the capo bright green so that everyone sees it. Don't be shy....
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    Re: How Long do your J74Strings last?

    It all really depends on so many things, how often and hard you play, how you play, your skin chemistry, your mandolin's set up, etc.

    My EJ74s last about three or four months with daily playing....
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    I will check and get back to you, but I think it is the large uke case. I think one can find inside dimensions of all their cases on line.

    I have another reunion Blues Continental case, next size...
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    Re: Should a Beginner use a Marco Rebora Mandolin?

    If the question is whether a beginner should start with a bowlback, I answer why not? I have to believe that in the history of mandolin like instruments throughout the world more folks have started...
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    Re: Should a Beginner use a Marco Rebora Mandolin?

    I may be not understanding the question.

    There is no reason at all the Marco Rebora mandolin is not a good mandolin to use as a beginner. It is a great choice for a player at any level.

    I...
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    I use Reunion Blues Continental case for mine. Tough enough for most everything it is likely to experience.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    I often tend to work on tunes in groups. Presently playing Texas (a.k.a. Newcastle), Roscoe, and Georgia (a.k.a. Ain't No Hell in Georgia). Also dusting off a slow oooky version of Hog Eyed Man...
  15. Thread: Old Mandolin

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    Re: Old Mandolin

    My own experience with bowlbacks (generalize at your own risk) is that I look at the neck joint first. If there is anything wonky or amiss or any evidence of repair, I don't bother to look at the...
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    Re: A new design F5 from Freedman Mandolins

    Great tone.

    What is the tune you are playing?
  17. Thread: Guitar Center

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    Re: Guitar Center

    :)) If something called guitar center can't make it, something called mandolin center hasn't got a chance. Probably couldn't give stuff away.
  18. Re: A banjo album that deserves wider recognition

    I have heard some great enthusiasm for that album. You have pushed me over the edge.
  19. Re: Skill Progression/Benchmarks, MAS and Instrument Upgrades

    I completely deny the idea of deserving or not yet deserving or not yet ready for this or that mandolin. I deny the hierarchy of the "next" mandolin, or upgrading.

    I think that the first mandolin...
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    Re: Stupid string question

    Yea, at least a week. Sometimes what you discover is that after a week they sound just like the day you put them on, but more likely not.
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    Re: Violinist- New to Mandolin- Any Advice?

    As a general rule of thumb, from a thousand miles away, with plenty of exceptions - violins are roughly twice the price of mandolins of comparable quality. (Just as mandolins are roughly twice the...
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    Re: Violinist- New to Mandolin- Any Advice?

    I think our initial approach to mandolin is determined by what instrument we came from. So I came from woodwinds, and my first few years of mandolin were all single note melody playing. So for me...
  23. Thread: Hornpipe rhythm

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    Re: Hornpipe rhythm

    I work with rules of thumb, and then work my way out to the exceptions. I am never happy with answers that seem like a heaping big pile of special cases.

    I use fruit.

    A reel would be:...
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    When I change strings I do it one at a time, replacing before removing the next. Preserves the set up.

    I do not do my own set ups. That is a bridge too far.
  25. Re: The sheer inexpressible delight of stumbling across a new tun

    Interesting! I know that one. Or I used to know it. I have that album. Hmmmm. Is that dark? It sure is serious and less playful than one thinks when one expects a horpipe. Has "gravitas". I am...
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