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    We Honor Your Service

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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    As the OP (original poster) of this thread I agree 101% with the comments. Now I just have to convince my wife....
  3. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    Public performance has got nothing to do with it. Audiences are not staffed with instrument experts, so you can take your laminated cheapo to Carnegie Hall and raise everybody out of their seats with...
  5. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

    seven, but a few are out as loaners. My-husband-the-guitar-player has 3 guitars, so I win.
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    Hmmm. Sounds like your wife is a member of the Cafe...........
  7. Re: Lose grip on a thick pick or use a thin pick?

    Evan Marshall uses as floppy a pick as I've ever seen. He seems to have no trouble picking the right strings at the right time. Here's that floppy pick on the last movement of the William Tell...
  8. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Sorry guys, of all the things to be outraged about in the world today this don’t make the list! :popcorn:
  9. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbd1trNz9bY

    ;)
  10. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I smell a ruse.

    Am I the only person that sees this as someone went to great length to make a presentation clearly intended for video use on the web? There's no clandestine video work here. This...
  11. Re: Varnish finish vs lacquer - durability question

    They also make those clear plastic pickguards that cling to the wood for guitars--aren't glued on. You could cut one down to protect your pinky area although it might need to be bigger to stay put.
  12. Thread: I Don't Do Tab

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    Re: I Don't Do Tab

    I agree of course, and well said. But in reality we don't need anyone to allow us anything. Just go after the world and its experiences with both hands, and be gentle to those out there who will...
  13. Thread: I Don't Do Tab

    by JeffD
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    Re: I Don't Do Tab

    I think we are talking across each other a bit. Learning music from notation of some kind is pretty old school as well.



    I know more than a few formally educated in music who are lost without...
  14. NMC..but lots of respect to top performers

    No mandolin content but this performance by two incredible artists ought to be shared to those who love music.
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  15. Thread: Clean picks

    by Astro
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    Re: Clean picks

    Mine unintentionally get a cycle or 2 in the washer and dryer from time to time.
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    It’s not just the feel; it’s also the tone.

    Does a painter use only one brush?
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    Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    Good news I got word from my insurance they will cover the full value of replacements for stolen items (minus small deductible) and I installed an alarm system at my house!

    I'm still checking...
  18. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Po-tayto, Po-tahto...Agnesi, Avenatti... Let's call the whole thing off.
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    Re: For Family. For Country. For Freedom.

    God bless all our veterans!
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    Re: For Family. For Country. For Freedom.

    4,414 U.S. soldiers died that day , more disappeared in the the current and were recorded as M.I.A. ... never found. Still more died of their wounds at a a later date. The pain and sorrow of those...
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    For Family. For Country. For Freedom.

    June 6, 1944

    75 years ago today.

    To all the valiant soldiers who selflessly faced unimaginable odds…

    Thank you.
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    Domra players inhabit a parallel universe. Here's Vera Makhan.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a__fk6A2Ukw
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxoyg90hPGQ&list=PLrBDofEhaHmRoJl4l0JkHun0g_fS0DIPz&index=4

    Keep up those chops!
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    Sonatas for mandolin

    I've been working on a series of Sonatas for mandolin in the style of the 18th century Italian composers like Barbella, Gervasio and Battista. It's a style I really like and I hope to do a lot more...
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    Just introducing myself...

    Greetings Mandolin Players

    I was looking for an area for introductions and didn't find one so I thought I would just post a little something here. I played an instrument in high school (the...
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