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new to the game

I have several guitars and a bass guitar and now wanting to start playing the Mandolin, I would like some advice on what would be a good pu…

Started by Ron

6 Nov 13
Reply by Robert Williamson

New mando player

Hi everyone, As a new member to the group, I thought I'd make a quick introduction. I'm primarily a guitarist, but I needed a smaller instr…

Started by Jason Derrick

4 Nov 8
Reply by Robert Williamson

Why do so many pros play the old Gibson A's?

I have been watching concert footage as of late and one thing I can say without a doubt-if the professional musicians AREN'T playing "F" mo…

Started by Janice Hamilton

5 Apr 15
Reply by Jim Yates

Mandolin soloing over chord changes

I am working hard on making my mandolin breaks more "musical" and not so predictable.  I can play melody lines when I know the song, but on…

Started by John Ek

3 Mar 5, 2012
Reply by Jason Derrick

Aspring player seeking advice.

Hi   I am 54 years of age and have been playing the guitar for a little more than a year. I have a Taylor Big Baby and a Fender Telecaster.…

Started by Wayne Bagley

9 Jul 31, 2011
Reply by Will Becker

New player buys first mandolin

After months of searching and trying all the mandolins that I could find in my general area I have purchased my first mandolin.   I really…

Started by Wayne Bagley

4 Feb 27, 2011
Reply by Wayne Bagley

Pickup for mandolin

I play guitar in several big bands. One of the bands has an octet. I am going to play with the octet for a dinner for the Sons of Italy. I…

Started by John Michael Meehan

6 Feb 27, 2011
Reply by Ray

Mandolin Adjustments

How can I tell if the floating bridge on my mandolin is in the right place?  My cheap mandolin has intonation problems and I was wondering…

Started by Randy Harvey

4 Aug 7, 2010
Reply by Nikko Denniz

About mandolin (what else?)

Hi everybody. I'm an acoustic guitar player (what a new!), not a skilled finger picker, just a flat pick strummer. A few years ago I re-dis…

Started by Antonio Cotichini

15 Aug 6, 2010
Reply by Dale Hinckley

Engraving Truss Cover

I'm thinking about having a name engraved on my oval hole's truss cover. Anyone know how I go about that? I could also just have a small pl…

Started by Kerry Spitzer

4 May 13, 2010
Reply by Antonio Cotichini


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