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    Re: Fretboard Frets Question

    It's obvious I don't know how to ask a simple question lol. I was just wondering if it was possible to have a 15-17 fret mandolin with wider fret spacing after 12th fret. I was not looking for a...
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    Re: Fretboard Frets Question

    I understand the tonal differences of mandolin, octave mandolin, mandola, was just curious as to if it was possible to have less frets on a mandolin with wider spacing from 12-15 stopping there. I'm...
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    Fretboard Frets Question

    Is it possible to have a mandolin same scale length with 15-17 frets so that the frets would be further apart instead of 21-22 frets. Don't know how scale factors into such. Personally I very...
  4. Thread: White Dove

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    White Dove

    From my Old & In the Way playlist, oh my what a good playlist also...


    https://youtu.be/UI_c3Lc6FLE
  5. Thread: RIP Tony Rice

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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    I didn't look thru all 4 pages, anyway this is such a treasure for me to listen to or to take turns playing along with acoustic or mandolin. Tone Poems

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    Re: Pickup for New Loar M-520

    Everyones situation is different, I would just never want to be in a situation that I'd need to amplify an acoustic instrument for I love the tone of the instrument and if more volume was needed than...
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    Re: Pickup for New Loar M-520

    You'll get various answers but just my views. To remotely imitate the sound of an acoustic instrument amplified is gonna cost a lot. All according to whether you have plans to play very large venues...
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    Re: Pickup for New Loar M-520

    Reason for wanting to amplify an acoustic instrument?
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    Re: Light or Medium strings?

    Experimenting
  10. Re: String preferences for Collings MTO oval mandolins?

    You'll have to find your own and you will after you try alot of brands
  11. Thread: A Tone I Like

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    Re: A Tone I Like

    ...but then my reason for sometimes just using thumb/fingers was for less punch and less volume and if I want more I use a pick

    But I think the misunderstanding comment was maybe due to a simple...
  12. Thread: A Tone I Like

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    Re: A Tone I Like

    I could change the title to "A Song I Like" or 1 of a million

    Edit: haha
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    Re: iReal Pro Charts

    well I just added to my ireal and they sound great, tks so much
  14. Thread: A Tone I Like

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    Re: A Tone I Like

    Lol now this is funny but only if I can be Captain Obtuse



    Haven't tried flatwounds but maybe I'll stick with fleshwound altho I may try a set and see how I like the tone on my mandolin....
  15. Thread: A Tone I Like

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    Re: A Tone I Like

    me and a thumbpick are a trainwreck...anyway I like the FleshTones...is that a band name? if not it ought to be
  16. Thread: A Tone I Like

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    Re: A Tone I Like

    Happy fingering...Haha

    That's cool and I'm sure he sounds really good also...and as you understood I said "A Tone" not the Only Tone as in "A Song" not the Only Song ha. After 30+ years of playing...
  17. Thread: A Tone I Like

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    Re: A Tone I Like

    Thumb mostly for chord strumming. Thumb behind index finger for a brighter attack for strumming chords, single notes, double stops, cross picking. But then it's just me so I'm in no volume...
  18. Thread: A Tone I Like

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    A Tone I Like

    I really like the tone from my mandolin playing with my thumb and index finger. I probably play using this combination around the house here more than with a pick. I keep a few picks within reach but...
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    Re: "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    For What's It's Worth a tune I was playing shortly after getting my mandolin. A 12th fret chime across all 8 strings sounds really good in the key of D...Everybody look what's going down...Single A...
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    The only way to know is buy. Reviews and opinions mean nothing. What one loves the other hates. I've tried about every brand there is, didn't care for Primetone or Wegen but then that's me and means...
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    Re: Keeping a practice journal

    I'm not organized at all. I've played guitar for over 50 years and never kept any kind of practice journal. Been back at the mandolin the last couple of years and jump from one thing to the next. I...
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    Re: I Hate Playing Chords

    Don't hate playing chords as that's where the beauty lies...explore various genre's, 2-3 positions for each chord, two and three note chords are very powerful. I really like playing without a pick...
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    doggone it's beautiful, I can only fantasize that an Apitius would be the ultimate in tone and playability
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I bought an A style in the beginning mainly because of the visual effect associated with an F style that wasn't who I wanted to be perceived as, not that anyone would ever see me anyway. I don't jam...
  25. Re: If money was no object, and perfect bluegrass tone was only g

    all I have is an opinion and you know what they say about opinions, I'd think you could take a couple of talented players playing the same instrument and hear different tonal qualities and then you...
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