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    Re: buying first mando without playing?

    I’ve bought two instruments unplaced. My jbovier and my telecaster. Both bought from Ted eschliman. Both perfect. If you can trust the vendor it’s worth the risk.
  2. Thread: Palm mute

    by David Lewis
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    Re: Palm mute

    A stiff pick held lightly has the same affect, and then gives you support when you need to do a fast single line passage.


    on palm muting:
    Listen to how Sam Bush chops with the 'whisper' he...
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    Re: Informal Poll

    I'd say no, but I'd love a Sam Bush, or maybe just a Gibson. So, it's maybe no...
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    Re: New Ukelele Day

    Thank you for that. Iíll post pics but the nut is ok. Iím going to sand the saddle down. And for the price Iím very happy with the sound and playability (except the high action from the saddle.).
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    New Ukelele Day

    Bought a nice Tenor ukelele. It's mahogany with a pickup. It's from a manufacturer named Braidwood - bought in Sydney (Logan's at Burwood to be precise.)

    I've done a google search but all I get is...
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    I did ask once here years ago if instruments 'close down'. And I was told they do. And I think it is possible that keeping instruments in cases and not playing them might 'stiffen' them, or at least...
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    Re: looking for a small but good eq

    mine is silent, and I don't play grunge. (I can, but I don't)
  8. Re: 1923 Lloyd Loar Previously Owned by Joe Val For Sale

    I was going to ask 'why so cheap', but are the repairs and modifications are a factor? Thank you for posting.
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    Re: looking for a small but good eq

    Danelectro fish and chips. Fairy sturdy, cheap.
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    alas, it's private, meaning I can't see it... :(
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    Re: Musician quotes

    You spend half your time tuning the mandolin and the other half playing out of tune -jethro burns
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    Re: counter-intuitive use of octave pedal

    If you don't like the boss, TC electronics have an octave pedal which is pretty cheap (less than 90.00 in Australia) called the Nether... I don't use harmonising or chorus on my mando - but I might...
  13. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Thank you...

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Thank you Mandolin Cafe!
  14. Thread: JBovier

    by David Lewis
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    Re: JBovier

    Iíve had my els for nearly a decade and I love it as much now as then.

    They are great instruments
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    Re: Your Thoughts On D'Addario XT Strings

    Each mandolin is a bit different, of course. I like the D'Addarios monel (Sam Bush gauge for me, but others might lik the standard gauges), which last a long time. So, for those who have acid...
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    Re: OneMic Series- The David Grisman Quintet

    With all love and complete admiration the dawg looks like a 19th century romantic composer.

    I hadnít seen this. Itís wonderful.
  17. Re: How to approach practicing and improvement?

    Lots of great tips here. May I add a couple more?

    If yes, read on...

    Whenever I get a new student, I ask two questions: why do you want to play? And what song or piece would you like to play? ...
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Thatís very good.
  19. 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.
  23. 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,...
  24. 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?
  25. Thread: Who?

    by David Lewis
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    Re: Who?

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