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    Bach -- played on a WHAT?

    Does anybody besides me find this cover photo to be somewhat sad?
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    Cheapo mandolin. Electric. Foam packing material under the bridge. I mean, really, where is the wa-wa lever?
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    Re: Article on Chief O誰eil

    While researching the origins of the tune Sgt. Early's Dream, I learned that Chief O'Neill hired quite a few members of the Chicago police force primarily because of their love of and ability to play...
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    Re: Article on Chief O誰eil

    The following is from tunearch.org:



    FYI, in O'Neill's 1850 it is listed showing an attribution to "Cronin".
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    Re: Sight read tab?

    If I am reading from a TablEdit screen showing both tablature and the dots, I tend to read the tablature. But with short fiddle tunes, memorization is my preliminary goal and I think the tabs help me...
  5. Re: Long term planning for 1st mandolin and uke GDAE in the meant

    I don't know much about the uke-mandolin transition but I know that one of my wife's nephews (in his early teens) crossed over to our side of the fence about a year ago and the last report I had was...
  6. Re: Helpful hint for those with Ashton Bailey or similar tailpiec

    Neat! Now I'll have to dig around in my junk drawer to find those grommets that I no longer use. (I use a piece of leather lace).
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    Re: D'addario strings (Consistent breakage)

    I have an anecdote. Might even be called a data point. Whatever.

    Early on in my mandolin journey I frequently broke E strings. Usually when tuning. Sometimes at the tuning post; sometimes at the...
  8. Re: Two Hornpipes: Rights of Man and Off to California

    Nice job Dave. I like those two in a set.
  9. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Dennis, I look forward to seeing you in the new shop. My MAS is acting up again and you have the antidote.

    All the best for a speedy recovery.
  10. Thread: Pick Quick

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    Re: Pick Quick

    Here is a nice video on tremolo technique:
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    Re: Online Mandolin Lesson suggestions

    For free canned video lessons, Baron Collins-Hill is hard to beat at mandolessons.com

    For inexpensive canned video lessons, check Brad Laird and Banjo Ben Clark

    Those are the ones I have used...
  12. Re: How can I convert unsearchable PDF files to searchable PDF fi

    After dropping that file into a hex editor, I can verify that the text in the submitted pdf does not exist as such in the file itself. The explanation for that seeming paradox can be found here:...
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    Re: New kind of to site

    Hi, DJ, nice to have you back with us.

    A wider nut might help, but not a lot. A typical wide nut is only 1/16" wider. Divide that by three for the amount of "help" you can expect. The real answer...
  14. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Happy Birthday, Dennis. All the best to you, today and in the future. I, and the rest of us in the peanut gallery, are cheering for you.
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    Re: advice on purchasing a Mandolin

    I am a big fan of Bruce Weber's mandolins. If you are patient, you can probably find a used Weber Bitterroot or Gallatin in good shape for that price. You might have to do a little bit of bargaining....
  16. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Thanks for posting that, Beanzy. I really enjoyed watching it. But I couldn't figure out how to make it go fullscreen. Later, I went into the source code for this page and found the direct link to...
  17. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Butch Robins' recollections and commentary on the history of bluegrass as he saw it and as heard from Bill Monroe. It is a series of five videos, produced by Radford University. Here's a link:...
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    Re: Newell mandolin

    Unless you paid two arms and a leg for that, you have a winner. Keith Newell tried to break into the mandolin business but never had the market power to compete successfully with the Webers,...
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    Re: Newbie from Texas says Howdy

    Hi again, Bill. I just left you a note over in the Newbies group.
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    Re: This Masquerade

    Pretty darn good there, Mark!
  21. Re: HOLY BEANBUCKETS! The Colonel's Mandolin Band LP AUTOGRAPHED!

    Just out of curiosity, does anyone recognize (or admit to being) one of the "pickers" or "strummers" listed on the back cover?
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  22. Re: Hello All. I'm new here, first post. Loving the mandolin.

    Welcome, Jetson! Glad to have you on board.
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    Re: Making a Measuring Wheel

    Hey thanks! A couple years ago I whittled this doodad from a piece of hard maple. It has served as a kind of soothing adult pacifier for me ever since. But I have often wondered what it really is....
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    Re: Theory: "cheat sheet" for Western modes

    Nice work. I like it.
  25. Re: Question you致e all answered a million times

    See my sig for how to get Rob Meldrum's setup book.
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