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  1. Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    I have a Polytune (full-sized, battery operated) for my mando/Martin rig and a mini (no battery) on the pedal board for my Telecaster and both work great. Locks in super fast and easy to read...
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    Re: Eastman MD-305

    Your previous experience playing guitar will make your ear much more attuned to the tone improvements over your beater mando. That A9 linked above is a really sweet deal, if the instrument is in as...
  3. Re: Newbie here, suffering from analysis paralysis

    I would recommend signing up for the Traveling Pick Sampler. It's a couple of big bags of different picks that are making their way around the Cafe community. You'll get a chance to try out a bunch...
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    Re: Montana mandolin field trip

    Great trip report, Hank!
  5. Re: Trigger Pulled - Eastman 304 on it's way!

    Another vote for Baron and Work your way through all the beginner lessons and then start on the tunes. Do donate if you find them helpful!
  6. Re: Newbie here, suffering from analysis paralysis

    Congrats! You are going to love it!
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    Re: Mandolin orange tab search?

    I've been using the Amazing Slowdowner for this purpose, and it works great.

    Andrew doesn't impress me as a 'write-down-the-details' kind of guy, so I would not expect to find any "official" tabs....
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    First was an Eastman MD 315, after much lurking/research here on the Cafe. When I knew I was fully committed to playing mandolin after about a year, I started more research on next-level...
  9. Re: Newbie here, suffering from analysis paralysis

    With your guitar setup experience and Rob Meldrum's e-book, you would be totally fine setting up your own mando. My guess is that you'd read through Rob's book and say to yourself "oh, that's pretty...
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    Re: mandolin orange in SLO

    The Instagram feed for Straight Up Strings has a great pic of Andrew and Roger Siminoff with their Loars
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    Re: Practice Regiment Questions

    Sounds like you have a good set of mechanics going. I'd suggest learning as many standard fiddle tunes as you can. At, Baron has tons of lesson vids, where he breaks each one down...
  12. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    It is a choice for every business entity (large or small) to follow this path, or not. Doing nothing (as they have for decades wrt design rights) is a choice. Litigation is a choice. Threatening...
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    Re: Blues scales

    Thanks for these
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    Re: Long term band

    Been playing with the same two guys in a roadhouse/rock/blues/B-side trio for about 15 years. Still loving it and these guys are really good friends. It's scary how the ESP can work with us - I...
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    Re: Fiddle tunes jam in SE Portland OR?

    Taborgrass will be starting back up in September. Lots of jamming there.
    Artichoke has a monthly Old-Time jam, as well.
    Sessions at Strum Guitars at least once a month
  16. Re: Got lucky, rolled ebay dice 3x and got my ideal mandolin

    Still, he persisted....

    $1500 for your ideal mandolin is a bargain. Congrats!
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Love this thread...
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    Re: The rules according to Bill Monroe

    "Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't."
    - Pete Seeger
  19. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    "Meet the new boss...... same as the old boss......"
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    Re: Tips for beginners 1st camp

    Thanks for the notes, Greg, and I agree with them all.

    I would add that after a day of recuperating, I sat for an hour or so and mentally reviewed the classes we attended at ROW and wrote down...
  21. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    Agreed! (see avatar...)
  22. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    Love that title: "A Good Australian Mandolin by Gilchrist"......
  23. Re: Which higher priced F style models have solid wood scrolls?

    Here's maybe a better illustration:
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    Re: I need some serious help...

    If that is 'All The Good Times (Are Past And Gone)' then it's in triple meter. Instead of playing the chop on the 2 and 4, you play it on the 2 and 3. Boom Chuck Chuck.

    If you're unsure about...
  25. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    Kimble A or an Ellis A.

    I am searching......
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