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    Re: Waiting for UPS

    To paraphrase RT, my favorite color scheme!
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    Re: Waiting for UPS

    Set a big pot of water on the stove and watch...
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    Re: Waiting for UPS

    It does. This was proven by Einstein in his theory of relativity. Waiting on delivery of his new violin gave him the idea from his observation of common phenomena. His wife worked out all the math...
  4. Thread: Informal Poll

    by J Mangio
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    Re: Informal Poll

    No way...Thankfully I got over Headstock envy early on.
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    GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    The most beautiful mandolin I have ever seen was delivered today ! Port Orford top and beautiful flame maple back ! Workmanship second to none ! Sound really projects crystal clear notes across the...
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    My favorite beat to death thread topic! A bunch of half deaf old geezers arguing about tone!
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    I think it is a phenomenon akin to another that many of us experienced: When I was 18 my parents didn't know anything. By the time I was 30, I couldn't believe how much they had learned since I was...
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    Because I feel as though I am slowly yet constantly improving as a player, that perhaps the improved sound is the result of better "tone" I get through improved technique rather than the instrument...
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    Eva Scow - After You've Gone

    How is it I never heard of this young lady before? Splendid playing!
  10. Just One of Those Things...from Aaron Weinstein

    Well, it could always be worse...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQGWnrwdkpc
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    A new prototype mandolin

    One of my projects over the next year or so is building a mandolin quartet, maybe even a couple. I am not sure what is going to happen to them once they are built, but we will see what happens. I...
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    Re: Viola to mandolin or mandola

    Depending on your price range, there a number of nice looking mandolas in the classifieds at the moment. If I were looking at getting a first mandola I would be looking at this...
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    Re: Reduce costs pleased

    The reason for the Collings price increase was widely communicated with their retailers and business partners, less so with consumers, but I saw plenty of evidence on the Forum here it got seen by...
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    Re: Viola to mandolin or mandola

    What was the reason you started with viola and not violin in the first place? That high e string ..........I couldn't get away from it fast enough.
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    Re: not counting but

    You have obviously never met my wife
  16. I'll See You In My Dreams - Django transcribed for mandolin

    Hey Friends, long time no see, hope you all are well. Transcribed this last year for Steve Smith's mando camp, made a youtube video after and have had a few requests for the transcription. Thought...
  17. Thread: Blue Chips

    by soliver
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    Re: Blue Chips

    Is this a discussion about picks and losing them or a debate on the existential fallibility of mankind?

    Wait let me come back to this later, I lost my pick....
  18. Thread: Blue Chips

    by Philphool
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    Re: Blue Chips

    You want to be 'human'? Look around.:disbelief:;)
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    Jam with Jake Workman- Cherokee Shuffle

    Here's a jam that I got to have with my mandolin teacher Jake Workman after an in-person lesson at his house! It was a lot of fun and I thought I'd share a video...

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    Resonance of a fiddle vs mandolins (wow)

    On Friday I took a day trip to a music store that might have a bigger selection of higher-end mandolins than any other music store in Missouri (that store is Morgan Music in Lebanon, MO) and...
  21. Jazz mandolin/violin duet from Aaron Weinstein

    When the band doesn't show for rehearsal


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy4EKhHgqiM
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    Simpson mandolin in NZ Red Beech

    Kia ora all,
    Not 100% sure on the etiquette of posting your own instruments, so feel free to point out if I shouldn't, or if I'm in the wrong place. But I've recently finished this a-style and...
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    Re: Position playing or shifting?

    NO, but it wouldn't hurt to be able to use it.

    As far as shifting, to what degree of shifting skill are you talking about? How about scales and scale patterns on one string? And there are...
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    Well, if you did, at least you're quite close to your target.

    I'm afraid I feel on the verge of doing something crazy and buying a banjo. Either that or a synth. These are desperate times. I...
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    Losing My Religion

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyrei7VE0KQ
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