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    Re: Tell me it gets easier.

    Iím a long time guitar player who has stumbled onto mandolin a few years ago. I absolutely love the sound of the mandolin when accompanying guitar and other instruments. I found it easy once I...
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    Re: Newb's first day

    Welcome to the party LRDave. There has been a lot of good advice mentioned above. In my opinion, setting up your mandolin is the most important. It will help you accomplish everything else more...
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    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    Looper pedals are an absolute blast! Perfect for practicing lead breaks and really nice for playing out. Get one with a separate “off” button. It will save you some embarrassment when you are...
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    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    Ahhhhhh ... the joys of instrument acquisition! I am an acoustic player like most people here, but lately Iíve been plugging in the electric guitars, as well as buying electrics, amps and pedals. ...
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    Re: Another NMD

    That looks like a NEAT instrument! I’m a resonator guitar nut from way back. Your new acquisition looks like a lot of fun.
  6. Re: How has the mandolin changed your guitar playing?

    ..... DADGAD ..... previously mentioned. That has been something that I have never understood, or at least never been able to conquer. Standard tuning is great, open tuning in G or D is wonderful. ...
  7. Re: How has the mandolin changed your guitar playing?

    Mandolin has been the perfect accent to accompany my guitar on recordings. Iím playing guitars and mandolins interchangeably. Iíve taken the mandolin to a few jams but I still have to really think...
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    Re: What do you keep your picks and stuff in?

    I wish I was as organized as all of you. I have picks, capos and slides everywhere. You might say I keep them in a 3 bedroom, 2,600 square foot box.
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    Re: Cullng the herd

    Itís hard to let these things go. Iím closing in on my 69th birthday with more instruments than an old geezer should have. Cars 🚘 are easy to move on from but instruments have a soul..... I think.
  10. Re: Made a Mandolin Hanger from Recycled Wood

    That is pretty neat. Simple design with a touch of elegance.
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    Million Miles - New Original song

    "Million Miles" is part of the RPM 2021 Songwriting Challenge (Write and record 10 songs in the month of February)

    https://mnsongwriters.org/members/greg-connor/mediapress/serenade/million-miles/
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    Poll: Re: Poll - Gold vs Silver

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    Nothing Better Than Gold
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    Re: Check this out... ever seen this before?

    Yamaha recently made some classical and steel string guitars like this. They promoted them as quiet for practice.

    For all you players who responded to the recent thread regarding spousal...
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    Re: What's in your case?

    I keep hoping for enlightenment, but usually itís just an out of tune mandolin.
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

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    Here is what is on the stand this morning: Morris Mandolin (Handmade in Oregon)

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    Re: why no carbon fiber mandolins?

    It’s -3 degrees below here in Minnesota this morning! Perfect morning for playing outside with a Carbon Fiber Mandolin. I’d love to have one.

    I bought a Rainsong Jumbo guitar (carbon fiber) a...
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    Re: Original song - Long Road

    That’s a great song! I really enjoyed your mandolin playing.
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    Snow On The Pumpkins

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    I wrote this song over the last couple days to try out my new "used" mandolin. I love the sound of mandolin, but I'm still learning how to play it.

    Snow On The Pumpkins

    Here is the...
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    Re: New To Me - Flat Top Mandolin

    Sorry Allen, I have no idea how the top is braced. It’s resonant and perfectly flat. That’s about all I know about it’s construction.
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    Re: New To Me - Flat Top Mandolin

    Here is what my Flat Top sounds like:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-yURyzAu7A
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    New To Me - Flat Top Mandolin

    I'm enjoying my latest acquisition, a used Flat Top Mandolin made by Minnesota builder Steve Rossow. Steve built somewhere around 20 mandolins consisting of F5's, A5's and only 2 Flat tops (I...
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    Re: Douglas fir

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    This guitar top is made of Douglas Fur. The instrument was made by Damon Kapke, Duluth MN especially for me. I've had it for at least 15 years with no problems. I play the guitar plugged...
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    Re: Better tone with light strings?

    Interesting discussion! I have always been inclined toward the heavier strings. Now I’m wondering if it’s time for some experimentation.

    I had a luthier set up my Gibson J 200 and an old Dobro...
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    Re: Comping Your Willie: Tutorial

    That was fun! Nice video.
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    Sacred Place - Sailing Lake Superior

    Original song featuring Irish Whistle and Mandolin (1917 Gibson A4) accenting my Gibson J 200 guitar.

    Sacred Place
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