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    Default Re: Ever just love the sound of your mandolin?

    Yes, but the opposite is more common. I know my mandolin can sound great, and usually I feel that I'm not doing it justice!

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    Yes mine ... and yours ... and yours ... And yours too !!!

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    I love this thread!
    Yes, but wish I could get that certain tone everytime I played. Fresh strings seem to help.

    Also, anyone here feel like there mandolin needs to warm up like a car? For me it seems to be about 10-15 minutes.

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    I don't think the mandolin needs to warm up, but the mandolinist may have to. But the analogy holds. Just as a car's motor benefits from warming up, so does the mandolin's motor - the player.
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    Every day reminds me that I reckon I got the best Northfield Big Mon that ever came out of their factory. I bought it used but must have been very lucky. So it is a YES from me- I love the so8und of my mandolin--every time I play it which is on average 5 days out of 7.

    P.S. I love my old F4 as well every day just in a different way.

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    You bet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Foss View Post
    Yes, and I went through about 10 of them before I found one I loved. No more MAS! How many did you go through?
    I started with the $20 clunker. I went through about 5 or 6 Japanese ones, until I could afford a Gibson A4 snakehead, which, at the time, seemed like the most beautiful sound I'd ever heard. Then I started attending a bluegrass jam and the Gibson just couldn't cut through. That's when I sold the Gibson to the amazement of my wife and friends, and got the MT. 14 years later, they see that the MT was well worth the exchange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiltman View Post
    Sometimes I play in the bathroom for that reason - a light touch and the mandolin rings for days.

    The family thinks I'm weird but that's nothing new.

    Kirk
    Me too! I play in front of 6 feet of mirrors. If you want to know how the instrument is going to sound on a mic, play it in the bathroom. Also, the reverberation in there is amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killntime View Post
    I love this thread!
    Yes, but wish I could get that certain tone everytime I played. Fresh strings seem to help.

    Also, anyone here feel like there mandolin needs to warm up like a car? For me it seems to be about 10-15 minutes.
    Yes, one of my 3 current mandos is this way. The sound gets rounder and fuller as I keep playing.

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    Back in the day I lived in an apartment complex that had a racquetball court. Iíd go in there at night and sit in the middle of it with my acoustic guitar (didnít play mandolin then). It was the best natural reverb setup imaginable.
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