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  1. Re: Should I put a Mandolin Cafe Sticker on my Vintage Lifton Cas

    I put stickers on from gigs and places I have been. If someone does not like it, I didn't do it for them.
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    It seems that a large triangle pick can be had for a lot less than $25 and the difference in plectral tonality is not really worth the drastic difference in price.
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    Re: Can a Luthier fix this?

    I had that happen so I stained the wood where it broke and said it was a Bill Monroe model Eastman. I sold it to a young man who didn't care and he even has the piece that broke off!
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    Re: Builder or Company

    I've had them from both sources, and it is the mandolin that matters most. If has to feel and sound right and of course you must like the way it looks. If you can get out and play a couple you will...
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    Re: Key of Bb

    One must be careful when interacting with the theory twinkies. they will take you to task and you will soon learn the lingo that goes with theory. Carry on!
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    Re: Mandolin to DADGAD

    I've used that tuning for blues/slide guitar along with DGDGBD. Played at a folk school one year and one of the perks was taking a class. Did it with John Doyle who is a master with that tuning.
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    Re: the Small Dog

    Betty makes great cases. I bought one for my wife's hand built guitar fifteen years ago and it has held up well in our travels all around the country.
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    Re: Troublesome Creek

    There was or perhaps still is a band by that name in Virginia.
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I like A's but do not find F's hard to hold. When you get old you may appreciate a tonegard. A's sound as good as F's and cost less so the Jack Benny (look him up) in me kicks in.
  10. Re: Copying from a PDF to Word - or Editing a PDF

    I doctor PDF's on Mac with PDF Expert.
  11. Re: Would anyone be interested in a Blue Chip pick shootout?

    Picks are great. I cannot play very well without one
  12. Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    KORG or Peterson strobe the only two I have found to be accurate.
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    The higher end mandolins have the best woods in them, the finest quality hardware and often are higher end because they play significantly easier than a cheaper copy, with more response, amplitude...
  14. Re: Heads Up! LOUIE BLUE and more docs on TCM Mon Sept 07,2020

    Festival is good too, Newport back in the day with Dylan going electric and all kinds of old folk scare stuff.
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    There are some great guitars out there in the 000/OM sizes and 00 size that would be excellent for finger picking and won't break the bank. Look at Eastman, they have guitars starting at $300 on up...
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    Re: Pick depth

    I find a slight angle, tipped back, gives me more speed and accuracy and some thumpier tone.
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    Re: Pick depth

    We call his playing "fanning" the strings at our house. Yes he uses a lot of tremolo.
  18. Re: Getting better at Mandolin by Playing other Instruments

    My wife and I each play at least 5 instruments, and teach as well. This is all good to some point but there comes a time when the hours on each instrument are essential to get that just right touch...
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    Re: Narrowed it down to three

    Kentucky
  20. Re: Dennis Vance receives double transplant

    Wishing Dennis a full recovery and a renewed life. There will be many challenges ahead but with the support of his family and the greater mandolin community he will be fine.
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    Re: Timing issues

    Their timing, their harmonies are all their own and people loved them.
  22. Re: Don Stiernberg Trio, "It Could Happen to You"

    Nice! Thanks.
  23. Re: Proper form for playing B major shape chords on mandolin

    If you are playing with a guitar, the mandolin can be the window dressing over what the guitar is playing so your combinations may be things you don't even consider to be a chord form, it could he a...
  24. Re: Sparse mando and guitar examples aka taste lessons

    Perhaps you are thinking of this sound? The Blue Sky Boys were minimalists with the vocals out front.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lvuQc8Dges
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    Re: Mystery Brand Mandolin

    Those Pacific rim mandos were lined up on tables and buyers picked lots and names were silk screened on them and they were ship to various distributors. Finding the exact factory would take a lot of...
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