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    Re: Gibson Master Models

    When the F5 was introduced along with the whole line of “Master Models”, Gibson was making a line of mandolins from entry level , thru many levels to a “master”. Having a line of top end products...
  2. Re: How is Tuning Drift with Rubner Tuning Machines

    True a cent is a sent but also true the short scale MUST BE more precise. An extreme example; if discussing the length of a table a table, a foot is ver significant, if discussing the length of road...
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    Re: Mandolin is guitar upside down?

    I don’t think we disagree, I certainly use and expect others to use all the knowledge they process. Basic music theory knows no specific instrument. But each instrument has its place in the overall...
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    Re: DO I need a better mandolin?

    What the heck is a last mandolin? I figure when they bury me I will have had my last mandolin, not before
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    Re: DO I need a better mandolin?

    I started playing mandolin on my Dads, while living at home. When I went on my own I needed one of my own. PAC Rims were just becoming acceptable. A small store had a Aria for $375, which I could...
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    Re: Mandolin is guitar upside down?

    A mandolin is a mandolin, not an upside down guitar, not a fretted , plucked fiddle er excuse me violin; not a ukulele. If you are going to play mandolin, LEARN HOW!!! Don’t even try to learn to...
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    Re: Any experience with Mapes strings?

    Males were making guitar strings as well as piano strings 50 years ago, I don’t know about mandolin strings, I’ve used them for several years
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    Re: Tuning to Flatt and Scruggs

    My Dad, who is gone now, would pick up an instrument in a store or where ever and declare it low or high, if allowed to tune it he would put it to what he called “standard” you could pick up one of...
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    Re: Recording King RA-998

    Once you amplify an instrument what difference does the instrument make, the sound is from the amp, I know there are different opinions on that but I love the sound of a good instrument and...
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    Re: How Good of a Player

    I think it was Monroe himself that said to develop your own style , you should learn EVERYTHING that anyone else does snd then DO NONR OF IT!! I love Monroe mandolin, have played mandolin for almost...
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    Re: Midrange Cases; worth the expense?

    Try carrying a banjo in a decent case around,
    the mandolin case had not been built that approaches
    That!!!
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    Re: Bluegrass Mandolin for a Newbie

    All this is sound advice, even when there are exact opposites
    The thing is Bluegrass can be played on a traditional sounding, or
    A modern sounding mandolin; on an A style or a F style; with a...
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    Re: Any experience with Mapes strings?

    Chances are you have used their strings, they
    Make the core for wound string and the unwound strings
    for a lot if not all string manufacturers. I use them and love them
    On all my mandolins....
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    Re: Monroe Style Mandolin Question

    The first time I heard her I said she has Monroe down perfect. I listened some more and decided she was doing what Monroe was trying to do. She has the attitude but much smoother.
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    Re: Is a new mandolin the answer?

    I knew that sooner or later that solution would come up. I have never heard a pick-up that didn't change the sound of the instrument, most of the time to the point of it being very plain that the...
  16. Re: New to mando...coming from guitar...where would you start?

    [QUOTE=journeybear;1859562]This might be the place to start. Get that mandolin sound without having to contend with learning how to play one. Comes complete with built-in straphanger. Transition to...
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    Re: Tips for chording with a hard(ish) pick?

    There should be a chord sound, a very brief ring,if you will. This total percussion sound is new and I hate it. Some don't even make chords, just lay fingers across strings and strike.!!!!!!
  18. Re: bluegrass listening to understand and learn the mandolin

    You are right the Stanleys had a couple good mandolin players , Pee Wee probably the best, but be warned it's hard to find. Speaking of his mandolin heard he was at a jam , laid it in a chair and...
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    Re: Kentucky Vs LOAR

    You will be buying mandolins for the rest of your life. Buy the one that speaks to you, start practicing and looking for your next mandolin. Just remember you ain't supposed to sell them, just buy...
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    Re: Help ID my Alzarez F-style Mandolin

    I'd suggest taking it at closing time to the local saloon
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    Re: Kentucky-brand info

    Kentucky seem to be good for their price. They make all from beginner to the 900 and 1000 which I classify as begin professional
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    Re: Alternative tunings

    Just to answer one question (2) maybe a poor mandolin but I can't see how, poor technique would seem to showvip more on noted strings as would equal temperament. I would think maybe you dislike the...
  23. Re: bluegrass listening to understand and learn the mandolin

    The man is wanting to learn mandolin. The early bands you mentioned did not feature mandolin, in fact with F&S you would be hard pressed to hear a mandolin even when Curly was holding one
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    Re: Fret Material / Type Differences

    Pops I agree, it's the wide " dimple" that affects intonation and that can be recrowned several times before it lowers the fret enough to require total leveling. The leveling can be done several...
  25. Re: New to mando...coming from guitar...where would you start?

    Mandolins are mandolins, not little guitars nor plucked fiddles, tell me how Monroe, Wakefield, Duffy( maybe a littlle ) or McRendoyls was a violin
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