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    Re: When did you take up the mandolin

    I picked up a mandolin in 2008 at age 46 because the church group I was singing with had plenty of 6 string guitars. Learned 2 string G,C, D, E and B and off I went. I put the mandolin down in 2012...
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    Re: The Loar LM-500 Giveaway

    Should have read the rules...thanks!
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    Re: The Loar LM-500 Giveaway

    How many times can one enter? 1? every 12 hours? once per day?
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    Re: How to Amplify?

    Checking back in on this thread for an update. Tonight we played at a little museum event in my town. We did an experiment and LOWERED the microphone that the banjo player and I use. It allowed me...
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    Re: How to Amplify?

    It makes the most sense to have an instrument mic. In a previous band, we had a mic on every instrument whenever we played in public. We used vocal mics and adjusted them on the sound board. Any...
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    How to Amplify?

    I am in a little bluegrass gospel band. I am the new member, so I don't want to make waves. We are a 4 to 6 piece group (depending on the day) of guitar, banjo, bass and mandolin(2x) The other...
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    Re: Bluegrass and Sirius satallite radio

    Well, I have to say that I am retracting my earlier statement about "country" songs disguised as bluegrass. I have kept my radio tuned to Bluegrass Junction for the past week and, well, the...
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    Re: Bluegrass and Sirius satallite radio

    Further clarification - I have not listened to Bluegrass Junction regularly for the past 2 years - just occasionally and what I did catch, generally in the weekday mornings, tended to sound like what...
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    Re: Bluegrass and Sirius satallite radio

    Sorry to have ruffled any feathers. I bought my first Sirius in 2005 and listened religiously (not just Easter and Christmas) to Sirius Bluegrass. I enjoyed Ned and Chris and their playlists. ...
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    Re: Bluegrass and Sirius satallite radio

    I wouldn't mind if Sirius/XM played bluegrass or newgrass, but the bluegrass channel pretty much plays country music, but maybe that is the style of the current bluegrass music. I am one who loves...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    http://youtu.be/Hepu8OZX9gM
    This is my first attempt at anything besides chords and single string melodies. I was just running through the melody, trying to find the tune and rhythm. Be kind and...
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    Re: Are you "Spotified" yet?

    I am installing this right now. Hmmm, we'll see
  13. Re: How old were you when you started mandolin?

    I started at age 44 - 3 years ago. One Sunday, after church, 3 of us got together to see about working up a special for an upcoming service. We had 3 acoustic guitars in the room. So, I said I...
  14. Re: Skaggs cut from new recording free today on amazon.com

    Hmmm, this is an interesting download process. First I have downloaded music and now it is in the Amazon Cloud
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    Re: Signature Line

    But, does the "quick link" enhance my creativity? My signature is soooo boring! ;)

    Sorry, couldn't resist be a little of a smart aleck ;)
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    Re: Dawg picks

    I have one Dawg pick and a couple of Golden Gates. My main issue with the Dawg is the size. With my technique, both the Dawg and the GGs are more mellow sounding than when I use a Dunlop Big...
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    Re: Top Ten Signs That You Are Into Bluegrass

    Every song you hear on the radio becomes a candidate to be "grassed"!
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    Re: Hey that's my wife!

    Thank you! And she did not look lost! That's the way I play most of the time!
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    Re: so what exactly does 'Opening Up' mean

    I am on week 2 of a new solid top, carved mandolin - it sounds virtually the same as my flat-top solid mandolin. It gets a little more volume the more more I play and the tone clears up. I think it...
  20. Re: In this time of constant bad news.........some mandolin humor

    Probably talking about Loars;)
  21. Re: Wish me luck, First Mandolin lesson tues night!

    Good luck to you. I have taken a total of 7 lessons (3 banjo - 4 fingerstyle guitar) so understand a bit of your excitement. My banjo teacher played along with me and we normally just worked...
  22. Re: Mandolin vs Guitar: SAME Pick type and grip??

    I just received a Saga Golden Gate and a Dawg in the case of a mandolin I recently purchased. I had been using the same Jim Dunlop Big Stubby for mando and guitar. I turned it around and used the...
  23. Re: How old were you when you started mandolin?

    44 - August of 2008
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    Re: How do BG players line up?

    In our band, we line up (south to north ;) ) bass, mando, fiddle, banjo, guitar, guitar
  25. Sticky: Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    New here, but like the idea. Please change countrydirt to Troy Mayfield
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