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    New Eastwood Series

    Anyone else seen this new Eastwood MRG Series?

    https://eastwoodguitars.com/pages/mrg-studio

    Mandolin, mandola, mandocello, tenor, ukulele, guitar, and more, all with F5 styling. Iím not...
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    Re: 3-Part Chris Thile Master Class online

    Very cool. Has anyone been able to determine if a "ticket" enables you to watch the stream after it airs -- or can you only watch it "live" in real-time? I have kids, and the chance of me being able...
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    Carlo Aonzo Signature Pick

    As the title says, Carlo Aonzo has put out a signature pick:

    https://www.gallistrings.com/accessori/plettri/celluloide-352/a5h-signature-carlo-aonzo-detail
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Not a video, but here's a recording I made of "Whiskey Before Breakfast." Given that it was just St. Patrick's Day, and that many of us are housebound with young children, I figured it was an...
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    My experience, for the little it's worth:

    I started on mandolin about four years ago, and then picked up an acoustic guitar, an electric bass, and, most recently, a fiddle.

    The mandolin was...
  6. Excellent Introductory Video on the Mandolin

    Likely this has been posted before, but I just came across this video from the Philharmonia Orchestra and Nigel Woodhouse, and really enjoyed it, especially the excerpts from different classical...
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    Re: PSA: you should try an actual mandolin pick!

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  8. Re: Do you bring your expensive mando to the bluegrass festival?

    My advice: take the mandolin you love playing most. You're going to be in one of the most beautiful places in the world (Telluride), and you should enjoy it as much as you can. Lots of people leave...
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    Fiddle Tunes with History?

    I was playing "Eighth of January" the other day (probably on Jan. 8), and it got me thinking: what other fiddle tunes were borne from a very clear historical context, like "Eighth of January" was...
  10. Re: Andrew Marlin, Billy Strings latest albums - not on CD?

    You can buy the CD directly from his website:

    https://www.andrewmarlin.com/store/andrew-marlin-buried-in-a-cape-cd

    I'd guess that's probably true for the Billy Strings CD, too.
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    Dirk Powell and Tim O'Brien

    This is maybe one of the best things ever recorded, imo:

    https://youtu.be/Xo6O7Q8fTGk

    And that whole album, Songs from the Mountain, is one of my absolute favorites.

    However, it's most...
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    Re: Reruns from there

    Well, I try to listen every week, and I totally dig the show. So there. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Strap peg keeps popping out

    As others said above: wrap the peg in painter's tape (the blue tape painters use), and then push it back up into the hole. This is one of those cases when the easiest solution is also the best.
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    Thile's Mandolin Playlist

    Just noticed this via Spotify:

    https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX3NMHG8IaKYe?fo=1

    That's a pretty great playlist!
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    Re: Sierra again

    The sax player, Eddie Barbash, also plays with Vulfpeck, a band Thile has covered on his radio show:

    https://youtu.be/AFDq9NK-Bvg

    Seriously, if you haven't listened to Vulfpeck, you should.
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko's health problems

    I happened to be watching old episodes of Mr. Rogers with my daughter the other day, and we randomly watched this episode in which Peter makes an appearance:

    https://youtu.be/Q8vj9OBx5II

    His...
  17. Re: Bernstein's 5 minute music history lecture (NMC)

    I love Lenny.

    We no longer live in a world where Bernstein's casual elitism and pomposity has any place on the popular airwaves. Like this video, wherein he compares folk songs and rock songs to...
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    Re: What do the dots on the fret board mean?

    A dot on the third fret means: this is the third fret. A dot on the fifth fret means: this is the fifth fret. And so on.

    On that I think we can all agree. Or at least I hope. :)
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    Re: Spalted Mandolins?

    Well, to answer my own question, here's a mandolin I found:

    https://www.folkmusician.com/products/morgan-monroe-spalted-maple-mandolin

    Hmm, maybe that's a bit much -- not sure I like that as...
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    Re: Mandolin arm rests

    Good to hear -- I've been thinking about getting an armrest myself, and I've heard nothing but good things about the armrests you mention.

    Out of curiosity, though, what do people think of the...
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    John Fahey on Bill Monroe

    I had no idea Fahey considered Monroe an influence:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f64cX5vn0mc

    He talks about Monroe early on in that interview. I love Fahey, and I love Monroe -- so, cool to...
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    Re: Thile / Mehldau

    Thinking about Thile and Mehldau a bit more, the reason I like Thile in this context more than many others he plays in is that I feel his singing is more suited to jazz than to bluegrass or other...
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    Re: Thao Nguyen

    As I stated above, I certainly understand the variance of taste -- and I long ago stopped trying to convince others of my own subjective, aesthetic opinions. Some of us dig it, some of us don't. And...
  24. Re: Taking a mandolin camping- humidity and temp swing a problem?

    I'd be more worried about humidity than temperature, especially given the temperature range you stated, which isn't extreme at all. Are you going from a humid to an arid environment, or vice versa?
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    Re: New York City Shops?

    Thanks for the advice, all. Seems like a lot of these shops are concentrated in the Village. I'm going to spend tomorrow checking them out, followed by a bucket-list event: seeing Andy Statman play...
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