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    Question Smoothie Song (not a mandolin, is it?)

    Just getting into Nickel Creek and ordered a Punch Brothers album.....anyway, my question is about "Smoothie Song".....LOVE this song, but is that not a mandolin that Thile is playing? Mandola or something else? Sounds too low-pitched....bummer, cause I'd love to learn this song!

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    Default Re: Smoothie Song (not a mandolin, is it?)

    It's a Flatiron octave mandolin. Several good shots of it in the video. Looks like this was filmed at Gruhn's, eh?
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    Default Re: Smoothie Song (not a mandolin, is it?)

    You can learn the song, just play it up an octave. That song drove me to acquire a Flatiron OM of my own.

    Strange video with Rob Trullo (SP?) pretending to play the bass, I wonder if Byron House was ticked off at that?

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    Video.

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    Default Re: Smoothie Song (not a mandolin, is it?)

    Thanks for fixing my video post, Jamie. And faking or not I found it really neat that Rob Trujillo was there....I was like "what the...."

    I need more mando practice, but the seed is probably already planted for snagging an OM someday. I need a second job!

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