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    Re: Screws for tuner buttons

    Thanks Mike, PM sent. I have fixed enough of these over the years that "easy does it" is the MO. If I could corral the kids and their mandolins and get them to a very good local hardware store, we...
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    Screws for tuner buttons

    I teach in a JAM Junior Appalachian Musician program and kids don't pay great attention to the small things, like screws in the tuner buttons on their mandolins. Does anyone know the screw size/spec...
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Sad news, that pick or any other won't make you sound like any one but yourself.
  4. I've got a killer Big Horn but that Pronghorn is...

    I've got a killer Big Horn but that Pronghorn is mighty fine looking.
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    Re: torrified wood woes

    I had a Martin guitar with a torrified top. It swelled up and I got rid of it.
  6. Re: Favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?

    Billy Flynn did a good blues album several years ago.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-iX5JsuF2U&list=OLAK5uy_nGNIhaEwfEoxOIcHArqxXC2Ljwl7F1fA4

    I have a long out-of-print blues LP by Johnnie...
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    Re: Andrew Marlin's Pick

    It is all about finding the erogenous zone on your mandolin. Those sweet spots that make it come alive. One must always be attentive to her needs. I like Wegen picks too.
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    Re: Adam Steffey

    His presence on their last CD was minimal. He played mandolin and it was good but nothing jumped out to my ears. Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans.
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    Re: Way Western North Carolina jams

    Clay has reopened his store for Friday jams, I was there back in October. Not many folks there but some of the local kids were good pickers. They also have jams at JCCFS (the Folk School) some...
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

    You are too funny. Be grateful for what you have.
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    Some folks think you need this or that mandolin. If the one you have plays easily, sounds good, play it. You will grow and learn what you like about mandolin. Play every mando you can get your...
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    Re: Your Thoughts On D'Addario XT Strings

    I put the 11 - 40's on and found they were brighter than the EXP's I had on but otherwise they stayed in tune and were ok.
  13. Re: Accompanying a guitarists who tunes down

    If you play with someone who tunes down a 1/2 step, either get used to the keys that forces you into or tune down your mandolin to play with them. I'd advise tuning it down before going to the gig...
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    Re: NMD....Eastman MD305

    Good solid mandolin, congratulations!
  15. Re: Mike Compton+Norman Blake Live performance video Gallop t Geo

    Watch Norman's right wrist, such fluid action! Nice to watch two pros do what they do.
  16. Re: Flop Eared Mule -- by Stephen Foster (?!?!?!)

    Add steroids and it sounds something like this.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VorB7OQLUI
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    Re: Disappointment = MAS Cure

    Why purchase from a company who's stated purpose is to put the small mom and pop stores out of business?
  18. Re: Thoughts on starter fiddles/transitioning to fiddle

    I found a nice fiddle in an antique store For $170.00 They are out there. Pawn shops have them sometimes. DO NOT got to a violin store. They will most likely not have what you want. I've played...
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    Re: Again with the picks

    I keep rethinking picks and have several times over the past 1/2 century. We change and grow and with that so does our perspective on things. The main thing is to feel comfortable and able to...
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    Re: ToneGuard Question

    I started using a toneguard when I was playing ina band wearing bib overalls and a coat, etc. It saved the back of my mandolin! But I do feel a more organic connection when playing without one. As...
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    Re: ToneGuard Question

    Some mandolins benefit more than others from using the toneguard. There are a lot of variables to be assessed and the best answer I found is "it all depends."
  22. Re: The definitive mandolin Christmas recording list

    I missed that, thanks!
  23. Re: The definitive mandolin Christmas recording list

    The only link for Evergreen that works is the SoundArt, unless you want to pay $28 on Amazon. Is there somewhere to get a digital version of Evergreen?
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    Re: Is this a real Larson?

    My very first mandolin was very similar to that one but had a butteryfly pickguard and was labeled Lyon and Healy. It really needed better tuning machines is about all I remember out that thing.
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    Talent is a plus, nothing replaces hard work and opportunities realized.
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