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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    I'll be brutally honest - they'll be about 42.00 AUD, with shipping which will push them over the 50.00 mark. Which puts them out of the market for me, alas. I'd love to have a go - maybe when I...
  2. Re: New Bela Fleck Album out - My Bluegrass Heart

    Bela is one of the best musicians in the world today. Anything he releases is important. I haven’t heard this yet, but with Chris Thile laysongs, this is a sterling year in acoustic music.
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    Re: Do You Baby Your Mandolin?

    Mine stay on stands. I wipe them down after use, and I try to not knock them round. While I love looking at worn instruments, for some reason I don’t want one.
  4. Re: Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator vs Boss AC-2 Acoustic Simulator

    The AC2 was innovative but not quite there, though it has its supporters. The AC 3 sounds much better. It uses Boss CSOM technology to simulate the guitar. Once this tech became available boss used...
  5. Re: "This mandolin was intact until my son sat on it"

    ‘We’ll, he was sitting in the drivers seat when he ran over it'
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    Re: Chris Thile - 10 representative tracks.

    Thanks for all your comments! Of course 10 isn't enough, and I loved all your alternative suggestions!
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    Chris Thile - 10 representative tracks.

    An impossible task that only an idiot would attempt.


    Here’s my take. Hope you enjoy.

    https://www.toppermost.co.uk/chris-thile/
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    Re: Modern Case for 1920's Gibson Model A

    I have a gator case which is sturdy and snug and works well.
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    Re: Action high - but why, I cry!

    It could be as simple as a truss rod adustment.
  10. Re: Fifteenth Anniversary of the Death of Charlie Derrington

    Without diminishing anything else he did, fixing Bill Monroe’s mandolin put him in the ‘hall of fame’ by itself. A great luthier. RIP
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    Re: Modes of the diatonic scale?

    The other way is to listen. Songs in modes.

    Scarborough fair. - Dorian.
    Eleanor rigby - Dorian
    Clocks - Coldplay - mixolydian.

    I think modes are somewhat overrated and over used and...
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    Re: Beginner Lessons philosophy/discussion

    I’d also remember that the instrument is a tool to make music. Find music you like to play. There’s lots of ‘shoulds'. You should play this or that. Rubbish. Play whatever you like. Learn chords and...
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    Re: New picks and pick noise

    Yes. You don’t draw it the full length that you might with a bow but you put a slight movement across the strings. I’m not explaining it well and I noe can’t find the interview with John McGann. But...
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Without trying to be funny, I’m not sure anybody truly understands what the modes are. I've spent hours reading, watching videos and talking to musicians, and no one has said the same thing. My...
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    Re: New picks and pick noise

    I've found the two best pieces of advice I've seen for picks was from here - I thought it was the late John McGann who stated that you should use the pick like a bow - that stops a lot of the noise....
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    Re: Grisman's mando at Rockygrass ID?

    That was amazing! Six of all my all time faves on a stage together. Wish I could have been there.
  17. Re: the Lloyd Loar F5s: in the 1920s and today

    Like Leo Fender, Adolphe Sax, I think Loar would be amazed at bluegrass, at rock and roll (John Paul Jones owns a Loar), at jazz, and everything else. Great instruments are great instruments. I think...
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    Re: Rest in Peace - Byron Berline passes

    So sad. Awful loss.
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    Re: Mandolins in visual art

    195082

    Found it
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    Re: Mandolins in visual art

    195081

    This was in the museum at Zagreb, Croatia. I’ve lost the attribution alas.
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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

    I too think the Beagle is fantastic. All of these inlays are magnificent.
  22. Re: Tiny Moore’s Bob Venn Customs 5 string electric mandolin

    20k in Australia.

    I took a photo of the Roberts in the CMHOF museum.It's a lovely instrument.

    I'm not sure this one is...
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    Re: Chord Questions

    And of course Bb is the b7 of C... but still...
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    Re: Chord Questions

    Surely they meant Gm7/C at best. Not a terribly consonant chord... But with no C (and presumably no other instrument playing the C (in the bass too)...
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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

    And am I right in believing Orville Gibson was into occultism or spiritualism? And his inlays reflected this?
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