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  1. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    The mando is equivalent to the 12th fret on the octave
  2. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I 've always been drawn to the dark side of the mando universe, and actually focused on octave for along time, the first mandola I bought (off of Larry Sledge -who played mandocello on Norman Blake's...
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    Re: I can’t believe it!

    I did play 3 tunes of his in his honor, but that's pretty much every day anyway.....
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    Olga Egorova on mandola

    Always looking for mandola music, what a treasure!
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    Re: Controlling Tone on Weber F Body Octave

    I've had a Weber Gallatin O hole Octave for many years now and just recently acquired a Weber Black Ice Octave F style, I will say even going from the Gallatin to the Black Ice is requiring some...
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    Re: Top 5 Sam Bush tracks

    For me "Late as Usual" is a favorite, I was exposed to Sam mostly for his work with John Hartford, Doc Watson and Tony Rice, but....

    On the Album "Short Trip Home" with Joshua Bell, Mike Marshall...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Dan Fogelberg's "Aspen" from his 1975 "Captured Angel" album.
    Played on a Macica F5, Weber Gallatin Mandola, Weber Black Ice Octave, and a Ratliff F4 Mandocello, through a sure SM81 and a Behringer...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    +1 Kennedy Rag!
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    Re: Phillips Grier and Flinner in Galway NY

    wolfhollow brewing
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    Re: Phillips Grier and Flinner in Galway NY

    Well my band Blind Crow is playing at Wolf Hollow down on 5 in Glennville, Oct 5th,stop down and say hello. We were talking to the owner of Cock and Bull and I think we will be playing there sooner...
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    Phillips Grier and Flinner in Galway NY

    Caught Todd Phillips, David Grier and Matt Flinner last night at the Cock and Bull Restaurant in Galway NY ( near Saratoga), great show!
    They hadn't practiced for this show and actually hadn't...
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    Re: Octave Scale Question

    I have a couple of 22" scale octaves ( both Webers) and its a fairly comfortable length for me, I can't make that first position F with the C in the root but can do an F with the A in the root. I can...
  13. Re: Arpeggios - tips and tricks to play these well and how to use

    The Mike Marshall fun with Arpeggios homespun CD- stresses the importance of arpeggios in Bluegrass, but I believe it is also relevant to most genres of western music.
    So when you have a song in a...
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    Re: Trying to make a modest leap...

    I agree with a lot of the comments - Flat Iron Performer over Kentucky or Eastman or Loar.
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    Re: Trying to make a modest leap...

    As you get closer to the $1000 range, the Eastmans and Loars do get better in quality, I can't say the same for the Kentucky or Washburns.
    My first "upgrade" was to an $800 Washburn, but alas I...
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    Re: Gibson “Black Night” at TMS

    Yup drooling, I just picked up a used Weber Black ice octave, so gonna have to let that Gibson pass, love the solid black look(don't know if I feel more like Neil Young, Johnny Cash, or Ace Frehley)...
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    Re: review of the rigel I just got.

    I have several mandolins, my wife keeps asking me when I am going to sell my Rigel ( G-110).

    Nope ....that one is a keeper - I've always been very impressed with the Rigel tone and play-ability, I...
  18. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I know large corporations are filing copyright infringement law suits all the time, but I know an individual who after one small success suing for income, decided to make it a career, needless to...
  19. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Not sure that is a defend-able statement? I was just posting how while visiting Nashville I was expecting a plethora of county and bluegrass acoustic acts, what I found was the opposite, most live...
  20. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Sounds like they are trying to fight a battle they have already lost.
  21. Re: Mando Acquisition Syndrome and the Mandocello

    I have a Ratliff F4 with the oval hole, which has a narrower fretboard than the Goldtone, so the stretches are slightly easier.
    I've posted examples of both in the CBOM section.
    It was more than...
  22. Re: Mando Acquisition Syndrome and the Mandocello

    Alas I have 2 mandocellos, 3 octave mandolins, 2 mandolas and 3 mandolins ( down from 5), so abandon all hope ye who enter here....

    The Goldtone mandocello is worth looking at and is generally @ 8...
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    Re: Expensive mandolins

    Back when I started playing I had a Kentucky- a model not sure the model, payed $150 for it. It was nicer than the first mandolin I had which was no brand and had cracked top. I was playing it a jam...
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    Re: The Blarney Pilgrim

    On the contrary - not offended at all- delighted actually! I grew up listening to heavy rock, not traditional Celtic or Bluegrass or Folk, so it most certainly is part of my musical pallet and...
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    Re: Disappointed with the Nashville music scene

    Jl277z I could not agree more with everything you said, to me " modern country" is pretty much rock in cowboy boots (not the Patsy Cline , Johnny Cash and George Jones I grew up with). My son who...
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