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    Re: A-Model Archtop Oval Hole $500-1000

    To follow up on this, I ended up buying a used, mint Eastman 504 w/ hardshell case for $525 delivered, which I thought was a good price since it's basically new.

    It's not an American, handmade...
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    Re: A-Model Archtop Oval Hole $500-1000

    Thank you to everyone who responded. It was really helpful. A couple of follow-up responses...

    * I didn't see that Pomeroy in time, but it looked like a great option.

    * Someone pointed out to...
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    Re: Collings MT vs Pava A

    I thought about and played a used Collings before I bought my Pava. Iím happy I waited - it cured MAS. Iím continually amazed at how much easier it is to play than the entry level mandolins I...
  4. Re: Sierra Hull's Turkey In The Straw Theme and others...

    Roland - Thanks! That was too kind! I was out of cell and internet for the long weekend. I'll definitely try using Audacity in the future. I'm sure the transcribing will help with training my...
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    Re: Chop Chords

    Why not?

    A 2245 (bar 22 pointer, ring 4, pinky 5)
    Am 2235 (bar 22 pointer, middle 3, pinky 5)
    A7 2243 (bar 22 pointer, middle 4, ring 3)

    Your pointer never moves.

    or
  6. Tip: Replacing Book Bindings with Spiral Bindings

    Maybe this is common knowledge but...

    I had an old Fiddler's Fakebook with a plastic spiral binding that was falling apart. Someone told me they had theirs replaced at Kinkos/Fedex so I took it...
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    Re: Tab of Fifths

    Maybe this is a more useful way to view it on the key of G:

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    Tab of Fifths

    For tab enthusiasts... I'm always looking for patterns for summarizing things and was trying to visualize the mandolin symmetry and the Circle of Fifths when you shift the scale patterns up or down a...
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    Re: quick key change question

    Thanks for all of your replies. That really helps.
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    Training the Mind

    Hey everyone,

    I'm having three different mental problems:

    1. Thinking
    I'll be going on just fine, following the music and as soon as I have a specific thought I make a mistake. Particularly...
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    Re: Sam Bush vs Sierra Hull right hand

    Thanks for everyone's responses. Interesting stuff.
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    Sam Bush vs Sierra Hull right hand

    Hi,

    I was struck by the right hand range of motion differences in this video between these two players (starts around 1:50):
    https://youtu.be/_aQonnNSATk

    Sam is really cranking back and forth....
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    Re: Best Online Sites For Learning

    This is an old thread but my two cents since signing up for the free trial at Banjo Ben and then buying a year subscription to Mike Marshall's ArtistWorks on super sale on Xmas eve (cheaper than 6...
  14. Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Pick Sampler 2 has been mailed to thecelloronin. Here's the sampler waiting list:

    Sampler II
    thecelloronin - will receive shortly
    rowka
    Rdeane
  15. Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    I've only been playing for 9 months and only recently discovered how much a pick can change everything. I like my three current picks (Dunlop 2.0 Big Stubby, Pro Plec 1.5, Pickboy 150) from my local...
  16. Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Received! Thanks! The first picture is all of the picks; the second, a sample of the sampler.

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    Loar / Kentucky comparison

    I recently came across a good deal on a used Kentucky 950 (not on this site) so even though my skills don't match the mandolin, I bought it to complement or replace my Loar 220. Seeing as comparison...
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