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  1. Re: Focal Point Presents | Mike Compton + Joe Newberry

    I guess he wasn't playing it that much before since the tuners didn't work too good (what he said in the video above). I wonder if Gilchrist made that one with the super hard maple like he made his...
  2. Re: New Bela Fleck Album out - My Bluegrass Heart

    Oh yeah, I smile every time I hear that lick that Dominick, plays! It's "The Girl I Left Behind Me."
  3. Re: New Bela Fleck Album out - My Bluegrass Heart

    You forgot Dominick Leslie, who plays on 5 of the 19 tracks. He has one of my favorite mandolin breaks on the album (Baptist Pumpkin Farm) and plays on Round Rock on the album.

    Man, this album is...
  4. Re: Mandolin Tasting: Gibsons, Buckeye, Duff, Northfiled

    Probably listened to this with my Airpods at least 10 times. #1 is definitely my favorite and I think it's the Loar, maybe #2 is the Fern? Really like #6, too, and think that that might be the Big...
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    Re: Northfield Airloom Recurve with A-style

    Yup, my Northfield A5 special arrived in an Airloom and it fits perfectly.
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    Re: Left hand thumb soreness

    Thanks Glassweb and CarlM. My new Northfield A5 special is well setup with a nice low action and is very easy to fret so that's not the issue. I think it really does have to do with: 1) the newer,...
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    Re: Left hand thumb soreness

    Real great advice, Matt! I think since the neck profile on my new mando is more of a soft V than the very pronounced V on my Collings i was pressing harder on my thumb. Will try these suggestions for...
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    Re: Left hand thumb soreness

    How else does one hold a mandolin neck? Always hold it with my thumb and right below the first finger in general. Never "palm" the neck.
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    Re: Left hand thumb soreness

    I don't even play guitar. Have solely played mandolin since 2004 and have never had that issue. I think it's just me getting use to the new shape oof my new mandos neck.
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    Left hand thumb soreness

    Hi all,
    So I've been playing my new mandolin a ton lately, trying to get a feel for it, and have developed some soreness in my thumb pad on my left hand. I guess I have been pressing it too hard on...
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    Re: New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    Thanks Iflngpicker! It really is fully the next level above my MT in absolutely every way possible. I am so damn happy with my purchase!!
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    Re: New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    It is and it's super comfortable. Much more rounded V shape than my MT but it took hardly any time for me to transition to this rounder profile.
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    Re: New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    Well it finally arrived around 10 this morning. Opened it up about an hour or so ago and am so enjoying this new sound for me. Obviously a little bit louder and fuller with greater bass response and...
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    Re: New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    Wednesday and still waiting. Haven't had a shipping update since it was in Sacramento yesterday. Talked to Banjo Ben and they noted that they have never had issues with shipping as they have had...
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    New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    Hi all,
    I am so excited to be finally getting a new mandolin after playing my trusty Collings basic MT for about 11 years now.

    A little backstory: almost 5 months ago I bought a used Northfield...
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    Re: Rattle Snake F 5 Loars by Olin Davis

    Casey Campbell plays one; it sounds amazing. Plenty of videos on YouTube of him playing it.
  17. Thread: Bela!

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    Re: Bela!

    The set was absolutely incredible and all of his new compositions are crazy. The new album is going to be straight FIRE!
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    Rockygrass 2021

    Hey all,
    Just checking to see how many of you either went to Rockygrass or viewed it via the Mandolin.com stream. I ended up shelling out the rather cheap $50 for the option to stream all 3 days...
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    Re: Grisman's mando at Rockygrass ID?

    Ohhhhh, was this a private online tasting or is it public like on Youtube or something? Would LOVE to see that!
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    Re: Grisman's mando at Rockygrass ID?

    Bela Fleck on banjo, Chris Eldridge and Brian Sutton on Guitar, Michael Cleveland on fiddle, Mark Shatz on bass, Sam on mandolin and fiddle. It was epic! It was so cool to hear them play Swing 51...
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    Re: Grisman's mando at Rockygrass ID?

    I think DAWGs playing for the TR tribute was definitely from being a bit rusty and not playing a gig for like 19 months (I think that's what he said on stage). Sam was definitely on fire last night...
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    Re: Grisman's mando at Rockygrass ID?

    It was a Giacomel. Looked like anew I haven't seen him play before.
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    Re: Thile Update NYT

    Whoa...The Punch Brothers are going to release an album of Tony Rice material?! EPIC!
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    Re: Artistworks question

    As a current student of ArtistWorks, and more of an intermediate player I have been sooooooo happy with having this resource. Even though it does take Mike around 10+ days to respond to your video...
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    Re: 3-Part Chris Thile Master Class online

    Thanks, Peter! Iíll give it another run today.

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    Thanks, Don!
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