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    Re: We Honor Your Service

    I graduated high school in 1973 and I drew in the '73 &'74 draft high numbers,past 300 so I wasn't going anywhere. My brother in law served in Nam though,,my father in law joined the Army at 17 to...
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    Re: What's taking you so long in there?

    The good thing is you can always multi task!..
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    I've never named an instrument,just rifles...
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    I play hardcore bluegrass on a F5 with med./ hvy. strings,,I've tried everything,have a pick collection going back over 50 years,,,the beSt pick ever is the BC jazz LG 35...thin,very stiff,brings...
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    Re: Right Hand Technique

    I do wrist curls with a weight to strengthen my forearms,,I used to take a 2,3 or 5 lb. Lifting plate and hold it it in my right hand like a pick and start to fan it like tremelo,no mandolin in hand...
  6. Re: Listen to CMSA playing "Magnificent Mountain" at the conventi

    Wow,,that's all mandolins? Very impressive,just awesome to listen to .
  7. Thread: Improvising

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    Re: Improvising

    Don't forget to use other "tools of expression" such as sliding in and out of notes,hammer on's and pull offs,glissandos,choking,vibrato,altered tremolo beats etc...once you start to utilize these on...
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    I always thought the triangle guy had it pretty easy..
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    I've heard the Sitar is hard to learn,I would think something like the Basoon isn't to easy either..playing a left handed strung guitar ,right handed is really hard,I've tried it ,,playing bluegrass...
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    Re: Vulfpeck - Thile appearance

    Your first comment isn't really a positive one also..
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    Re: Your average $150,000 guitar

    I don't think Ren built the dragon guitar ,did he? It doesn't look like his style..it's pretty hideous,and the neck is almost dysfuntional...
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    Re: Billy Strings new album - Home

    I'm a huge fan,,I'd love to hear his latest..
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    Re: Your average $150,000 guitar

    You can see this guitar on youtube,,pawn stars:Gibson master museum guitar...
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    Re: Your average $150,000 guitar

    The L-7 is amazing,,,I have heard the Ren Ferguson master museum guitars actually sound and play better than they look..the guy who evaluated one on pawn stars said it was the finest sounding guitar...
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    Re: Vulfpeck - Thile appearance

    Not even close,,Monroe just throws in a little hillbilly sidesteping,that fits right in,,that's cool,,,ThIle's jumping around like a drunk hippy on the beach dancing around a camp fire...
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    Re: Classic Grisman

    Excellent solo by Grisman,,Rices opening notes on his solo is very ear catching..
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    Re: Vulfpeck - Thile appearance

    Thile is a great player,but his stage antics are totally pretentious,,personally, I think he looks like a dang fool hoping around like that..
  18. Re: Gibson Army Navy (Reissue) AN Custom (mid-90s)

    Those look like great mandolins,they don't come up for sale very often..I've always liked the Gibson A/N customs and wouldn't mind one myself.
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    Re: Now HERE's a mandolinist's worst nightmare:

    Yeah,I wonder what kind of case you put that thing in,or do you lug it around as it is?....
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    Re: What's In Your Mind

    I can see where this is an area where I should really be aware of more and work on..I get tension headaches in my neck from playing to hard,,
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    Re: What's In Your Mind

    Myself,,when improvising I'm thinking about what note I'm on,what notes I want to go to,how I want to manipulate the sound,maybe changing tempo or go to double stops,do I tremolo a note,where on the...
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    Re: What's In Your Mind

    IMO..if your not thinking while playing,your playing mindlessly,,how can you possibly put any feeling in your playing if your not thinking about what your doing,,otherwise its just unemotional ,cold...
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    Re: Potential USA Recesssion?

    Never invest in anything you don't have a direct interest in..
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    Re: Potential USA Recesssion?

    Don't base your life intimadated by a so-called up coming recession or you will make it happen,,,live your life without fear...
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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    This person is a complete fraud,,I doubt very much she's even a "doctor".
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