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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    I've never understood the assumption that because you enjoy playing music that you must do it in public.
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    Performing in public is not the end goal for me. I have done it in the past and it was fine, but kind of like a second job that took a lot of my time away from home.

    I play music for my own...
  3. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

    I briefly had 2 after I bought a new one and hadn't sold the other one yet. Just one works for me, but that doesn't mean I won't upgrade again at some point.
  4. Re: Played a Loar F5 for the first time and met Mike Compton

    That is a cool experience. You must have had a huge grin on your face as you walked out of there with a great new mandolin and having had the time spent with Mike Compton. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Mandolin art (drawing)

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    Your drawing is quite well done with the contrasts in light and dark. Here is another I did recently. I have been doing this just about a year, so I still have much to learn.
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    My father did pencil drawings and watercolor paintings quite well. After he died, I took his drawing pencils and a fresh pad of paper. I have enjoyed trying to draw and it makes feel...
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    Re: How did I miss the latest Sam Bush?

    I have seen him play in Emmilou Harris's band and also fronting his own band and both times he was an amazing musician and entertainer.
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    Re: Andrew Marlin's Gilchrist F5

    Just goes to show that a lot of the sound is in the player's hands.
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    Re: listing of rock songs w/mando

    Plamen's list above omits the Rolling Stone's version of "Love in Vain" with Ry Cooder doing a great mando solo.
  10. Nice review of this in the new Vintage Guitar...

    Nice review of this in the new Vintage Guitar Magazine.
  11. Re: Balancing practice between two instruments...

    I play several instruments and don't worry about being a master of anything, just enjoying making and learning about music.

    I will say that anything I do learning on one instrument ends up...
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    Re: Shopping! Or...Playing Around

    Also, Fredericksburg is not that far from you on Rt. 17 and Picker's Supply is a great store with a good selection of entry level and higher end mandos and nice folks to help.
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    Re: Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin

    My first mando was a Rogue and it served me well at that time.
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    Re: Gruhn's and/ Carter's?

    Going to both should be a part of any trip to Nashville.
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    Re: mandolin orange in SLO

    The Fretboard Journal article was informative and the pictures were cool too. They are one of my favorite new bands for sure.
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    Re: Happy fourth of July!

    Indeed! Celebrate safely.
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    Re: Bought & I Donít Even Play

    Thanks, Doug, for the info on the Grover tuners...I was thinking about that myself.
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    Re: About done upgrading my MD315

    It's cool that you decided to experiment and ended up learning some things. I have done the same type of thing on electric guitars and have learned a lot and ended up with some nice instruments.
  19. Re: Oliver Craven on Cy Winstanley's new video shot in Nashville

    Nice tune and video. Good vibe. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Broken headstock on Eastman MD515

    Part of the value of these forum discussions is that we can learn from other's problems, while also providing a good sounding board. I learned from this: 1) to definitely keep my mando in my case...
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    Re: Different ways of learning

    I also record myself regularly and listening back to that lets me know how my progress is coming.
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    Re: Different ways of learning

    To keep things interesting, I take several approaches to learning.

    Of course I learn specific songs to be able to play with others or just to enjoy playing and/or recording on my own. Learning...
  23. Re: What to do about a big increase in my mandolinís value?

    I like dcoventry's story better...were the burritos good? How about the Dead? And the acid...?
  24. Re: The bible of monroe is released by tom ewing

    Is it really an "autobiography" as you mention in the original post? The cover implies is it written by Tom Ewing and does not mention being written by Bill Monroe...
  25. Re: MAS Already. I just got back to playing! MD514 or 614?

    I got the 615 and like Chris says I didn't have any interest in the pickup, but it does sound cool through my Acoustisonic Jr. amp.
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