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

    I fly about 1 to 2 times a month for work. I always have a backpack or roller board for my clothes / etc and a mandolin with me as carry on's. I've never had an issue with carrying a mandolin on...
  2. Re: First Time Cafe Seller - Returns Cost Allocation

    When buying from the classifieds, I assume the buyer pays shipping both ways unless they note otherwise. It's not feasible for them to include the variable shipping costs in the price IMO. The only...
  3. Thread: Chord drones?

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    Re: Chord drones?

    I use the Cello Drones on YouTube to practice singing and ear training stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MimVnBAuYqA
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    Re: Thor's Hammer, many thanks

    I got one from Gruhn's - great sound from a relatively new instrument. It's opening up more and getting nicer - overall it was a great purchase IMO.

    When I was trying it out at Gruhn's I got a...
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    Great 48 in Bakersfield, CA

    Anyone going to this one? Always a fun time!

    https://www.cbaweb.org/events/great48
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    Re: Mandolin Lesson with Aaron Weinstein

    Second to this. I was traveling to visit family in NYC and was able to book an in person lesson. We booked an hour, but it went for two. He was okay with recording for personal use (which is a...
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    Re: Amy Helm chord form

    I use this chord a lot, but I finger it with my 2nd and 1st fingers usually (second finger covering the G and D strings at the 5th fret and first finger on the A and E strings at the 3rd fret). I...
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    Re: Amy Helm chord form

    She's plugged in so she's playing. Looks like a C5 (low to high notes are C G C G).

    Overlaying the thumb for the G string isn't all that weird by itself - it's a technique many have used and...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    I'm gonna share this thread with my lady haha - glad to hear I'm not alone in the no-name camp!!
  10. Thread: Beginner

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    Re: Beginner

    I agree with Dillion on the Amazing Slower Downer - it has been by far one of the best investments I've made in music. With it you can slow down any MP3 recording, change keys into an easier key for...
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    Naming your Mandolin

    So I've never named my instruments - no real reason behind it, just never really did. I just call them by what they are - the Gibson, the Newson, the 5 string Mann, the 8 string Mann etc. My...
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    Re: Hope this never happens again

    I left a mandolin at the Airtrain station heading from JFK airport to Queens. I had to run back - it was still there thankfully :)
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    Re: Orange County, California

    There's the San Diego Mandolin Orchestra (https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Performance---Event-Venue/San-Diego-Mandolin-Orchestra-San-Diego-California-1798728603741064/) and the Classical...
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    Re: Need some advice.

    Great to hear!! Glad to hear things are progressing for you!
  15. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    I have a couple electric mandolins from John Mann - one 8 string octave and one 5 string octave. I also have a few acoustic mandolins that are my primaries really. I totally agree with the OP - an...
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    Viva Las VeGrass 10/12 - 10/13

    Anyone heading up to Vegrass? https://vivalasvegrass.org/

    It's at a new site this year but should be a lot of fun.
  17. Thread: Gryphon is 50

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    Re: Gryphon is 50

    I love those guys but I have yet to visit the store. Great people in general - especially Steve. He's been a great source of knowledge whenever I've talked with him.

    They've been long time...
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    Re: Huck Finn Music Festival (Ontario CA)

    They just released the line up for Huck Finn this year - https://huckfinn.com/lineup

    My band Shakedown String Band is in the battle of the bands playing from 12:30 to 1p (real short set haha). If...
  19. Re: David Grisman & Sierra Hull tomorrow in Albany, NY (for free)

    Aw man I'm super jealous. I used to live up in Albany for a while (down on Hamilton st).

    I just saw a great video from backstage at Pickin in the Pines (AZ) with Sierra, Frank Solven, David...
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    Re: 8 string solid body playability

    I'm a huge fan of John Mann instruments. I have a 5 and 8 string Mann - honestly, I like the 5 way better than the 8 - but they are both great. I have a ThunderBird IV as well - mainly that's wall...
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    Huck Finn Music Festival (Ontario CA)

    Anyone going to Huck Finn Music Fest in California? I just found out that one of my bands is heading up so curious who else might be :)
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    Re: Skype Instruction on West Coast?

    I'd add Peghead has Aaron Weinstein too - great courses from him.


    OP:
    Where are you on the West Coast?
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    Re: East Tennessee Blues

    I've always been a fan of Steffey's version


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0pGeBindSo
  24. Re: Help! I can't hear the beat when I play a break

    I would second the singing the melody in your head. If you do it with tapping your foot, that's even better. Also, I would definitely second counting all music you hear in your head and tapping...
  25. Thread: Go To Jams Now!

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    Re: Go To Jams Now!

    Most bluegrass festivals have some sort of Slow Jam event led by an instructor which can be helpful. Some places have a regular slow jam meetup as well. I'm not sure where exactly you are - but try...
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