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  1. Thread: Improvising

    by RobP
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    Re: Improvising

    I also find that the ease with which one can follow the chords for a break and still approximate the melody depends a lot on the song. For instance, one of the songs we perform is a cover of The...
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    Re: Portland, Maine Old Time Jam

    I'd be there if it was in that OTHER Portland :)
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    Re: Goldtone Long Scale Mando-Guitar

    The guy in the demo did a nice job with Whiskey Before Breakfast!
  4. Thread: Improvising

    by RobP
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    Re: Improvising

    Yes, THIS!! It ain't cheating to use the chord tones/positions as anchors for a break. Often the melody notes are in the chord tones, if not they are only a fret or 2 away from one. It really...
  5. Re: What should i'l buy to clean the neck and the frets?

    The green ones are pretty harsh though - might leave scratches
  6. Thread: The Un Pequeno

    by RobP
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    Re: The Un Pequeno

    Sucrets!!! Now there is a nice blast from the past :)
  7. Thread: The Un Pequeno

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    Re: The Un Pequeno

    I was passing no judgement on the item itself - it was just the writing in the ad that caught my attn.
  8. Re: what strings do you recommend for a rigel mando ?

    I do not miss mine (A+deluxe). Ultimately it did not have just the sound I wanted. I'm much happier with the Collings sound.
  9. Thread: What a day!

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    Re: What a day!

    Happy Birthday!
  10. Thread: The Un Pequeno

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    Re: The Un Pequeno

    I don't see anything said about shipping in the classified ad
  11. Re: what strings do you recommend for a rigel mando ?

    I used to use J-74s (before they were EJ74's) on the A+ deluxe I had many years ago.
  12. Thread: The Un Pequeno

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    The Un Pequeno

    The writing in this classified ad cracks me up. Makes me think of J Peterman from Seinfeld

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/146139#146139
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    Please do!!!
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    Re: Sent This to Sam Bush

    Hey cool! I have one of his instructional CD's - that tune is on my list to learn. Nice job!
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    Re: Those other chords?

    I've been reading a bit about modes lately. It seems like borrowed chords would fit into a discussion about modes (which may be where you are headed with Jazz). But I like the simplicity of the...
  16. Thread: Big Muddy bridge

    by RobP
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    Re: Big Muddy bridge

    As of yesterday, I am the proud owner of a brand new Big Muddy MW-0. Wonderful little instrument. It's pretty quiet compared to my Collings, but it's perfect for solo fiddle tune playing. The...
  17. Re: Shioping mandolin - Nov 1 - West to East Coast - safest metho

    I just shipped Fedex ground west to east coast successfully, and today received a mandolin by UPS that was in great condition.

    You might be interested in a recent cost discussion here:
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    I had not been following this post. How sad. RIP Ivan
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    Re: cheap external pickup

    Are there vocals that are mic’ed, or is it just an instrumental performance? If you have to plug a cable into the board anyway, what’s the difference if it’s from a mic? Maybe need a little...
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    Re: Mandolin Considerations -- Add to my List

    If I had even close to enough extra money, I would be considering that Gibson Goldrush that is in the classifieds. :)
  21. Thread: Year old mandolin

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    Re: Year old mandolin

    My Collings MT is 7 years old. I play it a lot - there are some grooves in the frets that I'll have to have taken care of one of these days. I certainly don't baby it, but I do keep it in the case...
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    Re: NMD Sawchyn Hobo Flat top

    Nice sound! Which instructor at peghead did you learn that tune from?
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    As much as I lust to play really fast, deliberately slowing down is the biggest thing ive found to improve tone. That, and being relaxed. I try to listen to the quality of the notes im playing, and...
  24. Thread: Shipping Costs

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    Re: Shipping Costs

    Da-yum.. that hurts
  25. Thread: Tacoma mandolins

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    Re: Tacoma mandolins

    Tacoma M1 was my first mandolin. Played great, wasn't thrilled with the sound. I went Tacoma -> Rigel A+Deluxe --> Breedlove FF --> Weber Yellowstone --> Collings MT. I've been playing the MT...
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