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  1. Re: Where to put strap peg on the back of my mandolin?

    I have a peg mounted to the underside of the neck, right next to the heel. Works great for my A style.
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    Re: I'm buying a Mandolin

    Welcome to Mandolining!

    One other tidbit of advice:

    You should get in line for the Travelling Pick Sampler (search the General Forum for the thread) and try a bunch of different picks to see...
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    Re: A trip to Elderly

    Take your credit card! I was at Elderly in the late 90's and saw a Rickenbacker electric mando. The price was out of my league at the time, but I've never seen another one. I sure wish I'd have...
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    Sam Bush in Ferndale, MI - July 12

    I dunno if this is the right place for this, but there's still tickets left to see Sam Bush at Otus Supply in Ferndale, MI (Detroit 'burbs) on July 12.

    I have no financial interest in this...
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    Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    I love that this is still going around. I got it a few years ago and had fun with all those different options, and am glad to see my additions are still making the rounds too. Yee Haw!
  6. Re: Grateful Dead's - China Cat Sunflowew Lesson

    Thanks for this - nice job!
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    Re: Brown Eyed Women on mando and guitar

    Nice!!! I think you guys are good enough to be let back in the house now.
    (except the acoustics sound pretty nice in the garage)
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    Re: Friend of the Devil

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    Would it be wrong if I don't play anything at all and just hold up my mandolin each time the word is sung?[/QUOTE]

    Maybe just strum the chords really loud every time someone sings...
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    Re: Any Dave Mathews fans?

    I like Dave Matthews, and Mark Gunter has some really good advice about how to go about playing your favorite stuff on the mandolin. Have some fun and actually learn how to play your mando - don't...
  10. Congratulations Greg! I know how exciting it is...

    Congratulations Greg! I know how exciting it is to win a new mandolin, and am very happy for you. Enjoy it!
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    Re: fatt-dad meets journeybear!

    2 Cafe legends! I'd love to visit Key West and hang out too, especially because it #@(&ing snowed in MI today.
  12. Re: Amazing resource for Garcia/Dead enthusiasts

    One of my favorite Jerry tunes - and I've been having fun trying to play it. Thanks for the encouragement! I really like to play Loser and Sugaree on mandolin too.
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    Re: Sweet Child Of Mine Intro

    Cool - thanks!
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    Re: Friend of the devil

    You guys ever check out the Dead shows on archive.org to figure out which show it was?
    https://archive.org/details/GratefulDead

    happy hunting!
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    Re: Pass the Medicine

    Jim - that was sweet!

    Certainly not what I was expecting at first, but I was drawn into it right away. Obviously this song has some heavy subject matter, and the music really brings out that...
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    Re: scale length - what's up?

    Sure, there ya have it. 13 15/16" scale length for LLoyd. I'll give it to him because that length gave his mandolins the exact tone he (and many people since then) was looking for - along with body...
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    Re: Swapping Strings

    +1 for GHS Strings. I use A270 or LSB250 (silk and bronze) sets.
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    Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Well my adventure with Sampler 1 has ended. If I learned one thing, I learned I know what I like. I picked through Sampler 2 last fall and tried a large variety of shapes and sizes. (see post #491)...
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    Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Hey all, I've got Sampler 1, and should be able to send it back out by this weekend.

    Here's a bump for the distribution list:

    Sampler I

    Paul Merlo
    RFMando
    jtv
    Lowlands Blue
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    Re: Is a flat top a good "campfire mandolin"?

    Sweet! Now you can still pick up a laminate wood top mandolin for camping and not worry about it. The first mandolin I ever bought was a laminate Alvarez and I loved it. I actually thought it...
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    Re: RIP Col. Bruce Hampton

    I woke up today and my FB feed was all about it. I'm stunned. So shocking and sad, but so many say he couldn't have scripted his exit any better. He was truly a legend and more influential than most...
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    Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Thanks for the update Chris! good luck with your "ordeal"
  23. Re: Yet another "I gots a new mandolin thread"

    another thread - another fun story to read. enjoy the 515!
  24. Mike Guggino and Barret Smith - Live in Asheville!

    I don't know if you have to be friends w/ Steve, but he's live on Facebook streaming this:
    Mike Guggino and Barrett Smith Asheville 2/2/2197

    https://www.facebook.com/steven.j.ziegler.5

    I hope...
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    Re: Advice for playing rock and roll

    I've played w/ my friends' rock band a bunch of times and play an acoustic mandolin. I have a K&K twin pick-up installed and I play it through a K&K preamp into a Fender Acoustasonic 30 amp. I like...
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