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  1. Re: Sam Bush playing something other than Hoss?

    He has stated that Hoss doesnít cope well with the cold dry weather of places like telluride anymore. But thatís a great video.
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    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    This leads me to epiphone. I take it the higher end epiphone arenít being made? (Mm50e and mm40L?

    Or have they just taken them offline?
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    'Cept Old Bill

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6ylJUqZZeQ

    Does anyone know for sure which 'Mike' he's referring to? Marshall? Compton? Someone else? (I asked similar before the forums went down again, so if you...
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Dan!

    The work you put in Scott is appreciated. Always.

    and thanks to Dan for the technicals as well.
  5. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    My favourite instrument to play is mandolin.

    However, I'm a pretty useful telecaster player, banjoist, bassist. I teach ukulele (I don't play it live, because I'd rather play a mandolin, or banjo,...
  6. Eiphone discontinued all but the MM-30 mandolin?

    I did a google search, but just got broken links to pages advertising the MM-40L and MM-50 and MM-50e...

    Did i miss something?
  7. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    I was told tony iommi. Weird because I always thought I had more of a Clapton vibe...
  8. Thread: Picks

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    Re: Picks

    If you want to use a coin or a button, a la Brian May or django, go for it. Whatever is right for you is right for you.
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    Don’t forget, the original plectrum was a feather, so small and thin makes sense.
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    Only a hundred? And we all thought you were rich...
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    Re: Why is this Gibson being called an A-5?

    Google Gumby the claymation character. That may explain the nickname.
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    Mandolin Mount Rushmore.

    Simple task, right? Four players who youíd carve into the side of a mountain.

    My first go

    Jethro burns, David grisman, Sam bush. Chris Thile.

    2 seconds later. Whereís monroe?

    Jethro...
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    Re: On holidays. Forgot my pick!

    I have dozens. But they’re all at home. I now have five more. How I don’t have one is beyond me.
  14. Re: Emando players: What do you want in an amp?

    There are some great suggestions here. I like a fender style but withoutas much treble. Maybe attenuated 10%. I know the fender style has treble but the mandolin supplies that in bulk.
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    Re: On holidays. Forgot my pick!

    I thought I had one in the case! Aaargh.

    But solved now.
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    Re: On holidays. Forgot my pick!

    Thank you all for your suggestions.

    Mirabile dictu - the ship that was meant to be shut open this morning. So I know have a selection of picks!
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    On holidays. Forgot my pick!

    Aargh. And there are no guitar shops near!

    Coins donít work. No bread tags around.

    Any suggestions?
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    Re: Blues Mandolin Song Choices

    Mike Compton hasn’t been mentioned? Check out his 'rotten taters' album. There are some lovely blues, which you can simplify if needs be.
  19. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    The older brother lex loar. Very smart but a supervillain.
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    And the instruments on that link are gorgeous.
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    Didn’t Sam bushs hoss used to belong to Norman?
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    Re: Loarís Loar!

    Has anyone played it? Is it a good one? (I mean I know they’re all good, but some are better than others, I believe).

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    Has anyone played it? Is it a good one? (I mean I know...
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    Re: What strings for Gibson F4 (1911)?

    I'd suggest D'Addario monels - maybe not the Sam Bush custom gauges (though you might like them), but the standard gauges. (I like the Sam Bush ones, but for best results for what you're after...)...
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    Re: Electro / Acoustic Mandolin

    Iím very happy with mine. Watch it though they chew batteries if you leave them plugged in.
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    Re: Revisiting: The Mandolin: A History

    It is an excellent book. All mandolinist should have it.
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