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  1. Re: Opinions about trading out a Weber Sage OM #1

    If you’re looking for “the big warm sound,” you should probably stay away from maple back and sides, which is what the Sages often (always?) had, and go for walnut or mahogany. Rosewood on an OM...
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    Re: Weber Bitterroot Cedar Top

    I haven't played any Bitterroots since Bruce sold the business, and I only played spruce-topped ones back then. So, I'll offer this to tide you over until others reply with more current info.

    I...
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    Re: How Do I Maximize An Octave Mandolin?

    Tim O’Brien uses an octar really effectively to support his vocals, but those tend to be more percussive than regular OM’s.


    https://youtu.be/6Hl1YNvWzi0
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    Re: Live From Home

    Mary Chapin Carpenter started a solo acoustic series a while ago. She is up to #22 now.


    https://youtu.be/GIVAjRE5C-M
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    Re: Question for Experienced Players

    As you’ve seen, there are plenty of jammers who go NASCAR. As you’ve read here, there are plenty who don’t. One advantage of playing at Mach Whatever is getting to play more songs or tunes at a...
  6. Re: Just for fun and interest - favourite acoustic tones

    Mandolin - John Reischman

    Cittern - Robin Bullock

    Guitar - Bryan Sutton, Norman Blake, Robbie Basho (unless restricted to only living musicians)
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    Re: tunes for electric mandolin

    Talking Heads?


    https://youtu.be/7lGgsHy32sU
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    Re: Live From Home

    This one starts out solid, and then gets really fun at around 3:45. Didn’t know that John Cowan plays/played with the Doobies.

    https://youtu.be/4ZLY2ht9iBM
  9. Re: Appendectomy: Trust Your Gut (some mandolin content)

    Agreed! When my symptoms got bad, they got BAD. Really quickly. So, great move!

    Best wishes for a smooth recovery.
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    Re: Top-rated mandolins for 2020

    :))

    That was even funnier than the article’s line about the strings only fitting “medium-sized mandolins”!
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    Re: Live From Home

    Can be weird even without words! :)
  12. Re: Sierra Hull - Get Happy, Quarantine Covers #1

    And ....... that’s why she keeps taking the mandolin further and further.
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    Re: Happy 75th Birthday Today, David Grisman!

    Happy birthday to one of the greatest tone poets and tune poets ever!!! When will you be recording “Dawg’s Shelter-in-Place”? I’d call it “Dawg’s Quarantine,” but that would be too tight of a leash.
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    Re: Live From Home

    Agreed!!!

    When I played that video at 3/4-speed, I thought it lost a littlle of the mando intensity, but it highlighted the beauty of Thile’s vocal and playing. Even at 3/4-speed, his break near...
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    Re: Sierra Hull tour

    When Sierra has come to the SF Bay Area in the past, she has always played at the Freight and Salvage, our folk/bluegrass/world music mecca, in Berkeley --- even last year when she had Eddie Barbash...
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    Re: tone woods for Octave Mandolin

    I’ll second the recommendations for maple back and sides. I have a Petersen with a spruce top and maple behind it, which I absolutely love for its “clear, clean, loud voicing.” I love rosewood on...
  17. Thread: Dash Crofts

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    Re: Dash Crofts

    Great photo in that article!
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    If this was the Mandolin Bar, that could be quite a thread. 😃


    https://youtu.be/IsOWhuhbSSk
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    Two mandos from one trip to Carter’s in 2017. No regrets, though, since both were way beyond my price range.

    They had two identical F5’s by Oliver Apitius. One was from 2016, and the other was...
  20. Re: Position available in full-time touring bluegrass band.

    It is.

    This is such an incredible opportunity!!! If only I had the time and the talent.
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    Re: Left-Handed Players

    So is Tim O’Brien. Didn’t realize that until I saw him autograph a cd.
  22. Thread: Education

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    Re: Education

    A pilgrimage to Nashville is fun for so many reasons! For an education about mandolins over $5K, it will be hard to beat Carter’s and Gruhn’s. You’ll get to play mandolins —- often more than one —-...
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    Sierra Hull: Lee Highway Blues

    From late November. This might be beyond jamgrass. No mando content until after the 6-minute mark, but then ...


    https://youtu.be/9nb2TH-54gs
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    Re: Rockin' the Dulcimer!

    Sam has put out a lot of tremendous rock covers over the past few years.


    https://youtu.be/ij7yi3ICB_4
  25. Re: Live From Here Joni Mitchell musicians' birthdays

    He showed another facet of his virtuosity in this medley. He dialed back the speed and the volume and played appropriately gorgeous accompaniment to the vocals.
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