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    In the Mood

    Great version fronted by Mark Stoffel on FB, But I can't seem to post it here.
  2. Re: The merciless camera (recording ourselves as a reality check)

    I find having a beard hides the drooling while playing.
  3. Re: Virtual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass today

    Tim O'brien playing in Steve Earle and the half-grass Dukes.
  4. Virtual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass today

    One of the great events in SF is available online today from 2-5PM PST today. no Mandolin Headliners anounced, but check it out.
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    Re: Speakers for mixing

    +1 for the KRK's. I've been using mine for 30 years.
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    Re: Mandocello Amplifier Thoughts

    1 more for powered speaker.I used to play mandolin, banjo, and electric bass in a folk rock trio through a powered speaker. I had a separate pre for the bass and played the mandolin and banjo through...
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    Because I got tired of folk/rock jams with 3+ guitar players, Lot's of guitar players play bass, so I went for the other end of the spectrum. Also, short fingers.
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    Re: Bose S1-Pro Appreciation Thread...

    Seems like you get a little more for you money with the JBL Eon1. Better frequency response, Phantom power if you want to use a condenser mic. $100 less. the Bose is a couple of pounds lighter and...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    My biggest solo crowd pleaser is a mandolin version of Richard Thompson's cover of "Oops, I Did It Again". Second, going up the scale of proficiency is "The Thrill is Gone". When jamming with others,...
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    Re: Process of learning a classical tune

    This is a great thread for me right now. I am trying to work out an arrangement for Asto Piazolla's "Libertango" for string band instruments. I got my first ideas from his recording and Yo Yo Ma's...
  11. Re: Mandocello, Mandolin, Tenor Guitar.. New Tune.

    Did you use Youtube online tools to make video or other SW?
  12. Re: Mandocello, Mandolin, Tenor Guitar.. New Tune.

    Great Tune! Nice to hear that Goldtone.
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    I only put one on my old Flatiron a year or so ago, after I already had cracks and fogging showing up in the finish. Turns out I was damping the top all those years and now I have a tiny bit more...
  14. Re: The Don Stiernberg Quartet - New Release

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    Thanks, he covered it tin the interview podcast. the Apitius was uses on the 2 Brazilian tunes and the chord melody, Almost like Being in Love. Nugget on all others.
  15. Re: The Don Stiernberg Quartet - New Release

    Sounds sublime! Ordered the downloaded recording. Does the hard copy have liner notes that say what mandolin was played on the tracks? Curious as to whether the Apitius jazz model was used on any of...
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    [QUOTE=Kevin Winn;1771681]Not sure what's 'fragile' about a 1/2" thick piece of maple....

    I used the words "fragile looking" to describe my aesthetic objection, not to criticize the build quality....
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    They do make some very nice mandolins. I've sampled many of them at Gryphon. Would love to try a Big Mon sometime. A's work better for me aesthetically, due to the very fragile looking, open scroll...
  18. Re: Thomastik starks on an arch top for classical

    Actually, Tim, I thought this one was better for demonstration of tone:
    https://www.facebook.com/steve.lavelle.90/videos/10215311062681086/?t=0
  19. Re: Thomastik starks on an arch top for classical

    I've been using the Stark TI on my Flatiron F for the last 10 years. When I was playing gigs regularly, I would get compliments on the amplified tone regularly, which was probably a combination of...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Steve Goodman's "Between the Lines"

    https://www.facebook.com/steve.lavelle.90/videos/10215375095001854/?t=183
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    And here's another recent FB post from my quarantine video series. BR-549's "Chains of This Town". I love the double stop lead!:
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Put this up in the "Live from Home" thread yesterday for Richard Thompson's 71st Birthday, but this thread is more mandolin centered, so:
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    Re: Live From Home

    What I posted (One Door Opens) to celebrate Richard THompson's birthday:

    https://www.facebook.com/steve.lavelle.90/videos/10215446678551398/?t=0
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    Re: Conference Call Jam Session !!

    I've been working on fiber optic data transmission for over 30 years. When I started the transmission rate was 1.544 Mb/s, our current product does 800Gb/s per wavelength. the speed of light is the...
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    Re: Whatcha up to?

    Slowly working my way through the Dawg Jazz book. Started with the "simple" ones, E.M.D. and Dawg's Grove, Dawgola is taking a bit more effort. Tab for the notes is great, but there are lots of...
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