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    Guitarrogance, n.
    The state of being so myopically focused on six-string chordophones tuned EAGDBE that one either (a) forgets or (b) never notices in the first place that other classes of chordophone exist -- leading to Craigslist ads with headlines like "Gibson for sale" and body copy that never directly mentions which type of instrument is being sold.
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    Mandolinquent, n.
    One who avoids contractual and social obligations to play or think about playing the mandolin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R. Kane View Post
    Mandolinquent, n.
    One who avoids contractual and social obligations to play or think about playing the mandolin.
    They do exist: Mandolinquents

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    Any bluegrassers out there have a definition for "Banjoblivious"?
    Last edited by Jim MacDaniel; Mar-13-2009 at 5:55pm.

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    Mandelusion: The belief that a better, more expensive mandolin will make you a better player.

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    Now we've all heard of some mandolins as having "bell tone", but how about...

    Cowbelltone, n.

    The ability for a mandolin to really explore the studio space and elicit a "more cowbelltone!" exhaltation from all involved.


    And I was thinking about Clarinetwork Administrator, but I'll leave that for some other clever person.

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    Then there's "mandophobic" - a condition most often experienced by spouses in which there is an irrational resentment of all things mandolin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post
    They do exist: Mandolinquents
    That mandobass looks great. That's obviously not a vintage intrument.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    "banjovi"
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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    I know there is an instrument out there by that monicker, but man the things that come to mind when I see the word BanJovi..... Richie Sambora at a BG festival? Hayseed Dixie's next project, a tribute to Bon Jovi? A head bangin' hill billy?
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim MacDaniel View Post
    Any bluegrassers out there have a definition for "Banjoblivious"?
    This condition is difficult to define, but is readily obvious at jam sessions when the banjo player(s) have that glassy-eyed stare as they play over the top of every vocal, mandolin, guitar break, etc.

    I play banjo from time to time, and I have to admit this is a condition which I am afflicted with occasionally. If I can manage to get the glassy-eyed haze to clear, I can usually tell from the looks of others that I am "Banjoblivious".

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    These should be obvious...(they are painfully so to me):

    Mandolinept

    Mandolinadequate

    Mandolincapable

    Mandolinnocent (until proven guilty)

    Mandolinament (for after those long jams and sessions)

    Mandolinfant (Sierra Hull comes to mind...)

    ...ok, someone else take over...

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    OK, here goes...

    Mandolintune (When all eight strings are right on)

    Mandolinsolent (A rude player)

    Mandolincontinence (Having no control while waiting your turn during jam sessions)

    Mandolintelligence (When others think you play better than you really can)

    Mandolinfrequent (Times that you don't practice as much as you should)

    Mandolinsolvent (After MAS has depleted all of your cash)

    Next up...

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    The mando-no second. The awful feeling that drops your stomach to the floor faster than your mandolin when the end pin fails and down it falls.

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    Mandolaughable = Mandolins by Antoniosai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandozilla View Post
    Mandolaughable = Mandolins by Antoniosai.
    Yeah, they have way too much mandolinlay for me!

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    "Mandolin-a-Gadda-da-vida", from the very rare LP "Iron Butterfly play Bluegrass favourites"

    The 10-minute drum solo on the original is replaced by a 15-minute chromatic banjo break..

    Essential listening

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    That mandobass looks great. That's obviously not a vintage intrument.
    As far as I know it was made in England, but nobody knows by whom. I one interview Simon mentioned that it has strap buttons and they wondered for whom they were attached.

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    From Simon's website:

    It bears a label 'Robin Greenwood', a maker from Bournmouth, England

    Here's a link to his site .

    Ms. James coaxes a fine tone from that instrument- quite better than the very few I have heard.

    Has anyone used mandobassic?

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    That΄s interesting, I didn΄t know about him to date. Thanks for the info, Joel.

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    Mandolineage, n.
    A mandolin's lineal discent, ancestry, pedigree.

    Mandolink, n.
    A hotlink in a post of a mandolincafe discussion thread.

    Mandolionize, v.tr..
    To treat as celebrity, or to idolize, one's favorite mandolin artists.

    Mandolinguist, n.
    An active participant in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Spaulding View Post
    n. a programming language developed by Mike Edgerton for use in lightning-quick and often very ... appropriate search results.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Mandolifluous-- sounds really good.

    Mandoperation-- surgery on the poor little guy.

    Mandochellout-- Hangin' on the porch with that big CGDA thing.

    Diverzification-- Takin' that funny-looking disk thing out.

    Waverlamplification-- More volume through $600 tuners.

    Siamese Triplets-- When you accidentally snag two courses for the price of one.

    MASular degeneration-- When your obsession takes you to a new low...

    Strapendicitis-- The pain you feel right after the end pin pulls out, before the crash.

    And don't forget the 16th President of the USA... Abrahandolin Mandolincoln!


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    Quote Originally Posted by man dough nollij View Post
    siamese triplets-- when you accidentally snag two courses for the price of one.
    lol!

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    There are some pretty clever ones here. I'm glad no one had the bad taste to try "-licious." I'm so weary of people attaching -licious to their name or body part. Not clever at all.

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