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  1. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    I think the F model design came about because of the time period in which it was developed..it was the late Victorian era,,where people like Gibson and Fairbanks were heavily influenced by the style...
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    Re: the first 3 tunes you learned?

    I know the first tune I tried to figure out was foggy mountain breakdown,,after that I'm not sure...
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    Re: Fingering Technique

    For 4 straight chromatic notes I would finger it IMRR on the way up and RMMI on the way down.on chromatic scales I use a different fingering descending than I do ascending..
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    Re: Hard Times Bluegrass Festival

    I would guess if your singing you have to wear a mask?...
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    Re: Favorite A style mandolin?

    Monroe played a F 7 before he found his F5,,if he never walked into that barber shop,we probably would be playing F7s not A5s.
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    Re: Blue chip picks

    If you hear a dark,muddy tone from a blue chip,my bet is your using one to thick,try a 35 and youll probaby change your opinion..
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    Re: Blue chip picks

    B.C.'s do wear out though,I've managed to do it,now I use thin ones,bc 35s ,and it took me 3 years but I wore the point right off and put a razor speed bevel on it,,,I'm on my 3rd one..but nothing...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day!

    Everything like this will really drive you nuts all the way up to the point of opening it and playing it,then you can breathe a deep sigh of relief,,just open it and get on with it....
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    Re: Favorite A style mandolin?

    You don't know that...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    I try to practice 2-3 times a day in 20-30 min. sessions,,every day..
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    Re: Playing with wrist/thumb pain

    Eat more protein and mega vitamin s,more like a body builders diet..
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    BC Jazz LG 35..for tone,speed,articulation..
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    Re: Daily Cleaning Routine

    I don't do anything..
  14. Thread: off topic

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    Re: off topic

    Deb Birx came on the air and stated that the cats caught the virus from the trainer,and it's non transferable from animals,,so..how did this come from animals then,,not boiled bats,if you boil...
  15. Re: Has Anyone Received Stimulus Check? (Possible Mandolin Conten

    Yes,2 days ago..mandolins are great,,
  16. Re: Does anyone like the new green blue chip picks?

    I'd like a tri- colored spumoni...
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    Re: Andy Statman recovering

    I wish him the best,,one of the greatest mandolinists in the world today...
  18. Re: Do you shift positions for hammer-ons/pull-offs?

    That pull off is still a tough one to do..not only does the pinky usually have the smallest pad on it compared to the other fingers,but the way you hold and play a mandolin,your hand is slanted at an...
  19. Re: Do you shift positions for hammer-ons/pull-offs?

    I do this sort of thing all the time when playing..let's say your playing part of a scale on a single string,you use all 4 fingers to go up the neck,keeping the index as an anchor,,like you were...
  20. Thread: Informal Poll

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    Re: Informal Poll

    I bought used,but my main instrument goes for around $10K new nowadays..
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    "The Final Countdown"..europe..
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    Re: When You First . . .

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    Re: Musician quotes

    "Less is not more,less is less and more is more"..yngwie malmsteen..
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    Re: Finger stretch

    This is the position my hand is in when I hit those notes..183962
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    Re: Why do people only sell the great ones?

    For sale: questionable mandolin,built and sounds like total crap,as a matter of fact it's cursed,everyone who has played it has died.I pay you..
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