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    Re: Your Thoughts On D'Addario XT Strings

    Welp, I took off the A and E courses after a few weeks. I can see why some might like the heavier gauges, but my mandolin doesn't really care for it. It also brought out that "tubbiness" in the G....
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    Re: Do You Play ALL of Your Mandolins Regularly?

    I only have one, so that's easy. The problem is that fiddle is my main instrument, and sometimes I can't (or don't want to) leave the time and energy for the mandolin. So sometimes it doesn't get...
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    Re: John Reischman

    That was one of my favorite parts as well. I like how he plays rhythm.
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    Re: These are difficult times

    That's brilliant
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    Re: When You First . . .

    John Reischman and Herschel Sizemore
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    Re: Social Distancing

    As a recovering Uilleann piper from many years ago, I cam attest that even after you learn to play, you still are somewhat isolated haha.
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    Re: Missing the bluegrass sound

    Listen to LOTS of Bluegrass. One of the best ways to "get" a style is listening. Active listening is actually a form of practice. Make a special playlist of the songs or tunes you want to learn first...
  8. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    Fiddle is my #1, for the last 20 years. I've played guitar, bouzouki, and mandolins as well, but about 13 years ago I stopped being a multi-instrumentalist and became monogamous to my fiddles. A...
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    Re: Resonance of a fiddle vs mandolins (wow)

    The great thing about fiddles is that cost isn't necessarily reflective of quality in fiddling terms. Sometimes the trade violins make perfect fiddles, better than a higher end instrument that might...
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    Re: Music Room Feng Shui

    Music space Feng Shui is definitely important! My place is completely open concept, so unfortunately I don't have a dedicated music room, though I wish I did. Fortunately, the Feng Shui is suitable...
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    Re: Your Thoughts On D'Addario XT Strings

    I've now had medium XTs on my mando for just over 3 months, with pretty steady playing. Albeit not marathon stretches. In the last few days, they've finally hit the point where I'm ready to change...
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    Re: Doubling on Mandolin and Fiddle

    I play both, but I like the idea of two players who both double better. It's nice to have BOTH instruments together, and both players can get to do something different. Switching mid-number also...
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    Re: Bryan Sutton on mandolin?!?

    I didn't realize that Bryan played the mandolin, or that Nick Forster played guitar. Nice!
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    Re: Your Thoughts On D'Addario XT Strings

    I've had a set of medium XTs on my Kentucky Km-756 for almost 2 months. I like them. I haven't experienced any tubbiness as others have reported, and definitely like them better than EXP-74s.To me,...
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    Re: crossrock fiberglass mandolin cases

    I just happen to have a Crossrock FG case that I was going to post for sale at some point. It's a perfectly fine case, but I need to clear some excess stuff out and have been opting for an oblong...
  16. Re: Position available in full-time touring bluegrass band.

    Aw man, I wish the reality of life on the road would work for me. 20 year fiddle and mandolin player who would love to have taken things pro for at least a while! My farm and animals need me here lol
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    I remove the tabs the same way as the last poster, no problems to date, and I've been using their strings for eons.
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    Re: Temperance..... Jig!?!?

    Damn, for some reason I missed that Tommy died! 😢
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    Re: Youtube and Ookpik Waltz ownership

    I believe that tune, as are most composed in the traditional idiom nowadays, is public domain. Scam...
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    Re: Differences in Kentucky KM700 series

    Finish difference
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    Re: What’s your travel case?

    My vote would go for the Crossrock fiberglass. I don't have one for my mandolin, but I have the carbon fiber shaped version for one of my fiddles. It's super light, compact, offers great protection...
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    Re: Loudness with Chris Thile CT 55 Bluechip pick?

    Better yet, how many of us will even have these same picks in 8 years! 😁
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    Re: Loudness with Chris Thile CT 55 Bluechip pick?

    I never even noticed the age until now Phil! Haha!
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    Re: Loudness with Chris Thile CT 55 Bluechip pick?

    I had the same experience, and it's not my right hand either! I do like the CT55 but it does draw a noticeably more "delicate" or "less full" tone and lower volume from my mandolin compared to the...
  25. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

    Thank you everyone for making me feel like I am GAS-free! I have one F model, and one oval-hole A, as well as 2 fiddles and that's it.
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