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    Re: To look at the mando or not?

    I only look at my mandolin when I'm really mad at it.....
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    Re: Your Wegen Pick

    TF 100

    I get the black ones. They sound....darker.....
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    Re: Collings Headstock and string winders

    Wildwood String Winders

    I've got one of each for Grover and Waverly tuners. They fit perfectly and no banging around the headstock. Durl is great to deal with, too.
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    Re: The Discipline Era Transcriptions

    Want.

    One of my all time favorite albums.
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    Re: Help: Looking To Buy My First Mandolin

    If you're in Cupertino, you should stop by Gryphon in Palo Alto.

    They have an MT, a Pava plus a few others you should consider (Northfield A5 Special or the F2S), but play everything they have. ...
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    Re: Best use of bulk time?

    Make full use of the huge resources at MandoLessons.com (and donate!).

    Learn new tunes by watching the video breakdowns and learning them by ear, not just from tab.

    General rule of thumb is...
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    Check out Will's FB page for some pics of his current PartsCaster Tele, on which he did some of the same 'bursting
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    Re: Ever just love the sound of your mandolin?

    That's how you know you got the right one(s)...
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    Re: Mandolin Mashed Finger Pics

    I'll just put in a plug for the Climb On bar. Keeps those callouses from hardening too much and then peeling away (what I used to call "molting").

    Originally developed for rock climbers, but...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Never said that playing fast wasn't expressive. Just that there are those (in many genres) that concentrate on speed and forget the expression. For every John McLaughlin, Victor Wooten or Chris...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Bluegrass, and mandolins, are not the only genre/instruments that struggle with this. The guitar (and bass) worlds are full of shredders that may have taken technical capabilities to an extremely...
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    Not sure if the Traveling Pick Sampler(s) are still out in the world, but add a post to the end of this thread asking to be included.

    Just one of the many excellent community projects of the Cafe'
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    Re: Bad habits?

    Nut width relates to the string spacing (or more specifically the spacing between the pairs [or courses] of strings) the same way as on a guitar. A wider nut means more space between the courses. I...
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    Re: Music store etiquette?

    I've always tried to make a point of purchasing something from the store, especially if I'm really evaluating apiece of gear (applies to mandolins, guitars, basses, amps, etc.) and not just...
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    Re: Build a mandolin in four days

    That looks like fun. Is that only offered in Australia or does he do that in the US, too? Couldn't find any more info on his site.
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    My second mandolin - 2000 Weber Bitterroot, which I thought was gorgeous.

    190907

    Also have one of these:
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    Re: Santa brought a new tailpiece!

    Beautiful tailpiece, Doug! What tailpiece did Weldon start with?

    Love the strap, too!
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    Re: Beginner info

    +1 on mandolessons.com

    There is a lot of instructional/technique material, and a huge number of fiddle tune lessons (videos with tab and play-along tracks), with each one broken down into...
  19. Re: A mando track with my Ruhland F5 on this cover tune.

    Really nice job, Evan.

    That Ruhland sounds wonderful!
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    Re: New Northfield? Custom? Upgrade?

    Whatever it is, it has my attention...
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    Re: New Northfield? Custom? Upgrade?

    I seem to remember seeing an A style Big Mon in the Classifieds some time ago (or maybe it was on one of the sponsor sites), but the description said they only made a few. Wonder if they are trying...
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    Re: New Northfield? Custom? Upgrade?

    This photo is on their IG account, and one of the hashtags they include is "#a5"

    The caption reads "Preparing for takeoff," so it may indeed be a new model.

    That would be cool....
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    Re: Mandolin player crossing over to guitar

    +1 on Carl and Mark's recommendations.

    No one will care (much) if you can play the melody to Whiskey Before Breakfast perfectly if you can't play the chords properly.

    It's the bluegrass...
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    Re: Mandolin player crossing over to guitar

    And my response was meant as the second punchline to the same joke.... obviously, it missed... :redface:
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    Re: Mandolin player crossing over to guitar

    Actually, I would advise to completely forget that those four strings are like a mandolin, but upside down...
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