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  1. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    My favourite instrument to play is mandolin.

    However, I'm a pretty useful telecaster player, banjoist, bassist. I teach ukulele (I don't play it live, because I'd rather play a mandolin, or banjo,...
  2. Eiphone discontinued all but the MM-30 mandolin?

    I did a google search, but just got broken links to pages advertising the MM-40L and MM-50 and MM-50e...

    Did i miss something?
  3. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    I was told tony iommi. Weird because I always thought I had more of a Clapton vibe...
  4. Thread: Picks

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    Re: Picks

    If you want to use a coin or a button, a la Brian May or django, go for it. Whatever is right for you is right for you.
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    Don’t forget, the original plectrum was a feather, so small and thin makes sense.
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    Only a hundred? And we all thought you were rich...
  7. Re: Why is this Gibson being called an A-5?

    Google Gumby the claymation character. That may explain the nickname.
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    Mandolin Mount Rushmore.

    Simple task, right? Four players who you’d carve into the side of a mountain.

    My first go

    Jethro burns, David grisman, Sam bush. Chris Thile.

    2 seconds later. Where’s monroe?

    Jethro...
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    Re: On holidays. Forgot my pick!

    I have dozens. But they’re all at home. I now have five more. How I don’t have one is beyond me.
  10. Re: Emando players: What do you want in an amp?

    There are some great suggestions here. I like a fender style but withoutas much treble. Maybe attenuated 10%. I know the fender style has treble but the mandolin supplies that in bulk.
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    Re: On holidays. Forgot my pick!

    I thought I had one in the case! Aaargh.

    But solved now.
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    Re: On holidays. Forgot my pick!

    Thank you all for your suggestions.

    Mirabile dictu - the ship that was meant to be shut open this morning. So I know have a selection of picks!
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    On holidays. Forgot my pick!

    Aargh. And there are no guitar shops near!

    Coins don’t work. No bread tags around.

    Any suggestions?
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    Re: Blues Mandolin Song Choices

    Mike Compton hasn’t been mentioned? Check out his 'rotten taters' album. There are some lovely blues, which you can simplify if needs be.
  15. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    The older brother lex loar. Very smart but a supervillain.
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    And the instruments on that link are gorgeous.
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    Didn’t Sam bushs hoss used to belong to Norman?
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    Re: Loar’s Loar!

    Has anyone played it? Is it a good one? (I mean I know they’re all good, but some are better than others, I believe).

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    Has anyone played it? Is it a good one? (I mean I know...
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    Re: What strings for Gibson F4 (1911)?

    I'd suggest D'Addario monels - maybe not the Sam Bush custom gauges (though you might like them), but the standard gauges. (I like the Sam Bush ones, but for best results for what you're after...)...
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    Re: Electro / Acoustic Mandolin

    I’m very happy with mine. Watch it though they chew batteries if you leave them plugged in.
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    Re: Revisiting: The Mandolin: A History

    It is an excellent book. All mandolinist should have it.
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    Re: Tips for fairly new Mando players

    It's not a little guitar - its strum is different, and its sound and role is different. Concentrate on the right hand.

    Try and learn the intervals. And chords. And scales.

    Don't set...
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    Re: favourite strings

    Two of my mandos have Sam bush monels. But my Gretsch New Yorker has flatowunds, mostly as an atta to to put off changing the strings as much as possible and my epiphone mm50 has Daddarios. It just...
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    As, I think one of the two guys who have an opinion, I am a musicologist and historian who has taught 19, 20 and 21st century vernacular music at universities. My opinion might not be worth much, but...
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    Seems so. :)
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