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  1. Re: Just upgraded my iphone for the first time in nine yewars. :)

    For a chord finder, I have the Mandolin Companion from Infinaut. It gives you options for chords all the way up the neck. Also has scales and a metronome among other features.
    For a tuner app, I...
  2. Re: Playing with others of different skill levels

    Same boat. I am trying to appreciate each group for their assets, and adjust what I am trying to get out of the session accordingly.

    When I play with the 'slower' group, I concentrate on keeping...
  3. Re: Sound: opinions sought on technique vs instrument, i.e. anti-

    Take a day trip to Austin and go to Fiddlers Green. Play everything, then decide if a better mandolin is worth the cost. My money is on you saying 'yes'

    Then go have some good BBQ
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    I think it's lflng and my guess is that is for 'lifelong'
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Hope you are better soon, Dan!
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    Re: Playing Solo..

    Baron Collins-Hill has an album of solo old-time tunes on the mandolessons.com site. It's very very good stuff.
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    Re: Love Bluegrass but....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCiT0Ebqtys
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    Re: Help a Beginner?

    Another vote for Baron on MandoLessons.com, if you want to just get some info on how to start without committing to a one-on-one teacher (that's best, of course).

    For a starter book, Don Julin's...
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    Re: NMD Eastman 305

    Beware.

    Eastmans are the mando version of gateway drugs...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day - Ellis

    Boy, that's purdy....
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    Re: Andrew Marlin and Crew in Portland

    He played the Loar. And it was the most magical sound I've ever heard from a mandolin. We were right up front, so we were hearing the instruments themselves, as opposed to the mic'd sound (it's a...
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    Re: Northfield love

    I did the same thing at Fiddler's Green last spring - played everything on the wall(s) and just kept coming back to the F5S. Should have bought that one right there, but at the time I was set on...
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    Re: Like this site but for guitar....

    TDPRI is a great one. Lots of good stuff, even for non-Tele players.

    TalkBass is decent, if you're a bass player. Those two and the Cafe are my only music-chat sites.
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    Re: Leather straps: flat or braided?

    Same here. Have both, like 'em both.
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    Re: Anyone ever heard of a 'Kitolin'?

    Isn't 'Kitolin' one of those rapid weight loss programs....?
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    Re: Thor's Hammer, many thanks

    'Ella' was the personal (A style) mandolin of the late luthier John Sullivan, who named all of the mandolins he made. You can hear her on the most recent album from Mandolin Orange 'Tides Of A...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange on today Show

    According to his IG, it's a "new" old Gil ('84)

    Guess that settles the old question about whether MAS ends with a Loar.....
  18. Re: What does a mando set-up cost in your area?

    The two best shops in Portland charge $75 and $80 for a mando setup. This does not include fretwork.
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    Re: Andrew Marlin's Pick

    He's had that Loar about 6 months or so. They deserve each other.
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    Re: Andrew Marlin's Pick

    There are several posts on Andrew's IG account where Wegen (TF 100) picks are clearly shown, and another where he mentions that he tried out some Red Bear picks. All of those are larger,...
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    Re: Will Kimble mandolins are....

    ...perfect. I've only had my new A (#266) for a couple months, but it has far surpassed even my admittedly high (and probably unfair) expectations.

    I'll note that it was one of Will's mandolins...
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    Re: Missing the bluegrass sound

    You'll sound a lot better when you're playing with a couple other people, especially a guitar and bass.
  23. Re: Andrew Marlin's awesome new instrumental album

    Rather than create a new thread, I thought I'd give this one a shot in the arm.

    Andrew has announced a (short!) series of West Coast dates with the BIAC crew this December.

    Tickets are on...
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    Re: Mandolin Considerations -- Add to my List

    Might be able to find a Nugget in your range or, as Hank mentioned, there're Givens' out there, too.

    I wouldn't rule out a new instrument from one of the builders you mentioned. I thought a new...
  25. Re: Article: The 1978 Bob Givens Interview from The Guitars Frien

    Heh. Probably the first time I've heard of a Gil F5 being used as a backup...
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