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    Re: Learning to play with one less finger

    Gene Stroupe was a 2 finger mandolin player from the Mt Jackson, VA area. Only had index and middle finger on left hand. Excellent player. I think of Gene anytime my hands hurt!
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    Re: Learning to play with one less finger

    The point is that he's playing with one finger fewer than before. The injured finger is not of lesser value to the poor OP I'm sure, it is just (temporarily, we hope) less healthy than it was.
  3. Re: Sound: opinions sought on technique vs instrument, i.e. anti-

    Opinion sought - opinion provided:

    A brand new and better instrument does not solve any technique problems. It gives you a new and better instrument on which to have those problems.

    With proper...
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    Re: Love Bluegrass but....

    Speed is partly illusion. Yea the other part is playing fast, but playing fast ain't the whole thing.

    So much brilliancy is good techniques. Techniques that can make everyone "play faster" without...
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    Re: Losing My Religion

    Very nice rendition. Here it is in easy-to-see form. :mandosmiley:



    I assume that's you in the corner? ;)
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    Re: NMD....Eastman MD305

    I love the look and color.
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    Re: Best type of string for my mandolin

    I use D'Addarios - they go to eleven.
  8. Re: Beginner! Eastman 305 vs Kentucky KM-150 vs...??

    Thanks for all the advice! I ended up finding a screaming deal on a Kentucky KM-150 at a store a few hours away. Lo and behold, an acquaintance in town I had just met a week prior was in that town...
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    New to me mandolin

    Well, I took a chance and bought the used Loar LM-400 in the classifieds from Elderly and It arrived today. It was made in May of 2012. After a few hours to settle, opened it and I am very pleased...
  10. A picking exercise I made up for myself...

    Friends, I have so much to learn on the mandolin, but of course that's half the fun right there. So when I'm hanging out - or watching a documentary on Dolly Parton as I was then - I like to strap on...
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas to all the truly nice people on MC and especially to Scott who makes this possible.:mandosmiley:
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    Re: How much of a concern should this be?

    I'm a bit more paranoic about such cracks in finish, especially around neck joint (perhaps because I had the pleasure to restore few mandolins with similar symptoms as result of poor neck joint...
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    Re: How much of a concern should this be?

    I wouldn't worry about it unless you see the actual joints opening up. That kind of finish checking is also common. When finishes like lacquer start to age they get more brittle and susceptible to...
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    Re: How much of a concern should this be?

    Common in old instruments (and not uncommon in newer ones), usually results from flatsawn ebony in the fingerboard, not a reason for alarm, just something to be fixed when it comes time for a re-fret.
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    Home made stand

    I just finished up building this stand from branches I found in the woods. I thought it came out pretty good considering I don't have proper tools and don't know what I am doing.

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    Re: TuneFox Cyber Monday discount

    Hey there, we had a glitch and the code didn't work for everyone. If you still want 15% off, use this code - MANDOCAFE15 . It expires Friday of this week. Let me know if you have questions!
    ...
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    Re: Rehab Hospital

    Hey Gary, I have a spare LongHollow strap you are welcome to. The part that contacts your shoulder is wide, soft and comfortable. It's like this one but a lighter color. I can deliver it Sunday if...
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    Re: The cafe....made my day!

    I too initially won one of the hats - but then somebody on the Cafe' staff heard my mandolin playing and quickly decided to rescind my winnings . . . .

    Easy come, easy go.

    Congrats Scott!
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    I started a website for backing tracks

    I've just started a website for free backing tracks with someone I met on another forum. We both don't have anyone to play with, so we decided to make backing tracks for others who might be in a...
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    Re: What do you see?

    I wouldn't worry about the illusion that the bridge is sinking into the top. If you are worried, look for other pics of mandos at the same angle and notice that the string reflections always seem to...
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    Re: Don't let those mandolins get thirsty

    Just a week or two ago I did a podcast on this very subject. Enjoy!

    http://www.bradleylaird.com/podcast/episode-138-show-notes.html
  22. Re: A model: Adding a strap button to the heel.

    I prefer looping it under the neck, as in the photo below.
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    Re: Tonegard alternatives

    People will be tired of seeing this, but I made my own device for keeping the back of my F5 clear of my torso. I used scrap wood, pieces of cork table mat and viola chin-rest brackets. It certainly...
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    Re: Advice for newbie in SC

    Advice for newbie ? Yes, I can give you some great advice ! QUIT ! Don't begin before you become a mandolin fanatic ! You will spend all your free time practicing, you will develop MAS (mandolin...
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    Re: Reverb acquired by Etsy...

    Does this mean my auntie will be able to sell her crochet doilies on Reverb now?
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