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    Re: Three mandolins at once

    Long Live Jorma.

    Sounds like a great concert!
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    Re: new questions

    I've found there is something even more compelling: It's when you have a sound in your head - in your mind and your heart and your inner ear - that you want to achieve. That can make you want to play...
  3. Re: Want flat fretboard, at least 1 1/8" nut width. Suggestions?

    I'd sure argue against that, though. (1) pull frets, (2) level fetboard, (3)a. level nut & recut slots or (3)b. replace nut with flat top nut & cut slots, (4)a. level saddle and recut for slots &...
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    Re: Missing the bluegrass sound

    Taking the side track, sorry ... Timothy, like you (and surely many, many others) I notice these errors and cringe, especially when I make one. I do generally refrain from posting corrections on...
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    Re: Collings MTO

    Hope you like it Jake :mandosmiley:
  6. Thread: Blue Skies

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    Re: Blue Skies

    ​nice, Ralph
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    Re: Collings MTO

    No worries, Chris. You're probably in good company with your opinion, and the truth is I often regret posting in the forum. My business is my own after all. I have no guilt about spending time with...
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    Re: How to make the crack disappear ?

    This:



    Not a professional luthier, but I've made a 40 year career out of finish work and finish repair work ... I wouldn't totally refinish a neck to make a crack disappear. The go-to method in...
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    Re: Collings MTO

    LOL, I didn’t exactly fall in love. She was such a shock I found her a bit intimidating. I’ve been playing my mandolin all day while thinking about the tone & sustain of that one, though. :)
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  10. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    Mandolin. It's hard to resist, easy to use, difficult to learn well.
  11. Re: What strings are you currently playing?

    D'a exp74cm
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    Re: Collings MTO

    Flatiron

    183781

    Weber

    183782

    Collings
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    Re: Collings MTO

    Flatiron Performer ... The little Kentucky KM500 suited me very well, too. Didn't care for the Weber Bitterroot so much.



    And?

    Actually, I held it for between 45 minutes to an hour. Spent...
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    Collings MTO

    This one: http://www.fiddlersgreenmusicshop.com/instrument/2016-collings-mto-gloss-top

    Canít say it was my favorite of the day, but it was the loudest, with sustain for days, and I played it for...
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    Re: How thick of a pick?

    I used those grey, floppy nylon picks for 50 years! Like you, it was learning the mandolin that turned me away from them, and for the same reason. Floppy picks are a waste IMO.
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    Re: Why keys of B and B flat?

    Exercise in Eb/Cm

    Just a suggestion ... here is a fun track to play with as an exercise in Eb/Cm. I realize this won't be appealing to everyone because (1) Bob Dylan, (2) spiritual. This is a song...
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    Re: How thick of a pick?

    For a good while now, my favorite picks have been JT's Pix, Style #2, blue polycarbonate at 1.2mm and Wegen white TF120 at 1.2mm and Wegen black TF140 at 1.4mm, and I'm Jonesing to try the Wegen...
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    Re: Why keys of B and B flat?

    Eric, it would be interesting to hear more about the experience you describe with Am. Iím assuming that context is everything here. Down the neck in Am is
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  19. Re: Is this Gibson A-5 model familiar to anyone?

    Overdubbed now :)
  20. Re: Is this Gibson A-5 model familiar to anyone?

    Non sequitur, ya think? I don't think A. L. Smart produced many gumbies :)
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    Re: Washburn Mando info please

    Hey Bubby, I can't see anything on it with a search, so I can only offer my opinion. For more than that, you should contact the Washburn folk.

    M1S is an A style mandolin. The "S" would indicate a...
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    Re: Learning to read music for Mandolin

    I think both sides of the current argument have valid points, sometimes we argue past each other. In my own life, thinking about chord tones has helped a great deal to learn the real estate of...
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    Re: Why keys of B and B flat?

    I’m a sucker for that minor modal sound. The scales for F and Bb are familiar because I like Dm (F) e.g. Bach’s Invention #4, and Gm (Bb) e.g. Sam Bush’s Poor Richard’s Blues. Dm is a great sound for...
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    Re: Why keys of B and B flat?

    that’s nice

    fiddle sounds like a horn section, only better!
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