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  1. Re: Going out of the country...personal item/carry-on?

    When I step on the plane, I ask the attendant if they can store my mandolin in their crew locker. More often than not , they've done that for me; otherwise I've stored it in the overhead. I've only...
  2. Re: Intervals/Scale Ricky Skagg's Breaks on J.D. Crowe & the New

    Thanks Niles.
  3. Intervals/Scale Ricky Skagg's Breaks on J.D. Crowe & the New Sout

    I hear Ricky playing scales during his breaks that sound like 3rd intervals. Could someone explain what he's playing? Thanking y'all in advance.
  4. Thread: The Kentucky

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    Re: The Kentucky

    The finish on my KM956 is very thin. I'm sure this helps the tone and volume. The very thin finish is one of the reasons I had a custom pick guard made for it.
  5. Thread: The Kentucky

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    Re: The Kentucky

    The same Steve Hartz. In a few short hours I'll be making music with him. I think the KM150 sounds good and the one I've seen has a really nice dark sunburst finish.
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    Re: The Kentucky

    I have a KM-956, which is the same instrument as the 950 but with a different color; a deep reddish brown. I bought this A model so I could get a bluegrass instrument without paying an additional...
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    Re: No more EXP74's?

    I've been using EXPs for a couple of years. I'm looking forward to trying the set of XTs I ordered last night. I still use Monel on my old A2 but prefer the coated phosphorus bronze on my KM956.
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    Re: F2/F4 style mandolins?

    I've never seen that Breedlove model. I could handle the less than traditional look if it plays well and sounds good.
  9. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    The Fiddlin' Powers Family first recorded in 1924 with Orpha Powers on mandolin. The young lady had some chops on the mandolin.
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    Re: basic recording setup

    Tascam DR-40X is a 4 channel recorder. The Sweetwater price is $199.99
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    Re: What's In Your Mind

    I try to be aware of any tension or strain in either hand or arm and make being relaxed when I play, a priorty over playing the best or even the correct note.
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    I apologize. I was mistaken about the specific D'addario strings I've been using. The set that I'm satisfied with is not the XT but the EXP74. Sorry about my confusion. The EXP74 have been the both...
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    D'addario says it is a different steel core. Regular pb strings have always been difficult for me to fine tune after a couple of weeks. I play these XTs for 3 - 4 months before they get cranky about...
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    I've used Monels on all of my mando's and guitars for years but I tried a set XT on my Kentucky KM956 a year ago and I'm on my third set on the same mandolin
    I still use Monel (Mangan & Martin) on...
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    Re: Some days are like that . . .

    Hey FredK! Thanks for your encouraging post!
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    Re: Increasing Scale Exercise Speed

    An interesting question, Sherry. I guess I never practice scales with all quarter notes. My default is to play scales with eighth notes, alternating my pick direction. Now I'm curious. The next time...
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    Re: Silk and Steel Strings?

    I put a set of s&s on my Ibanez "beater" and it fattened the sound. I tried a 3.0mm Primetone pick instead of my usual 1.3 mm and it fattened the sound even more.
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    Re: looking to move, but I have no clue where ?.

    There's a large medical community in Durham/Chapel Hill NC (Duke and UNC) and a whole lot of acoustic music happening on most every day of the week, year-round.
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    Re: Modern pickguard for a teens Gibson A?

    I had a local luther make ebony pick guards for my mandolins.

    If you don't know someone in your area, Bruce Weber makes ebony p.g.
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    Re: Tascam Portastudio DP-24SD / DP-32SD

    Yep
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    Re: Tascam Portastudio DP-24SD / DP-32SD

    Thanks! I'll look at the Zoom product.
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    Tascam Portastudio DP-24SD / DP-32SD

    I have a lot of experience recording with a handheld Tascam DR-07 Mk2 and editing the files with Audacity. I'm interested in expanding to recording 8 tracks simultaneously and being able to mix the...
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    In November, 1970 I saw Robin Williamson, of the Incredible String Band, and Levon Helm, The Band, perform. I've been in love with the little 8-stringer ever since!
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    Re: Amnesia Bar - bluegrass jam

    I had a great time visiting in the Bay area but didn't go to the jam. Thanks for the replies.
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    Amnesia Bar - bluegrass jam

    Have Amy of y'all been to this jam? I'll be in the Bay area next week.
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