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Pick mandolin-family instruments as well as guitar? Share tips, tunes, and techniques in the mandolin group.

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Latest Activity: Feb 17

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new to the game 3 Replies

Started by Ron. Last reply by fred davis Jan 31, 2013.

New mando player 3 Replies

Started by Jason Derrick. Last reply by Jason Derrick Mar 5, 2012.

Mandolin soloing over chord changes 3 Replies

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Comment by Edward Sparks on March 24, 2009 at 7:04pm
Don't know if it's there but try they have transcriptions for a lot of tunes and you can sometimes choose the could also try/pose the question at
Good luck, Edward
Comment by Richard Wells on March 22, 2009 at 7:41pm
Does anybody know of a mandolin arrangement for Foggy Mountain Breakfdown?
Comment by Wendell Smith on March 20, 2009 at 4:51pm
Howdy all! I'm fairly new to the mandolin. I'm trying to learn how to play. I have an Alverez A-100E that I absolutely love! It's an "A" model with a pickup. I've played it in church some, mostly chording. I live in South Eastern Oklahoma and I was wondering if there where any mandolin players from this area (Ada area). I looking forward to meeting all of you and hopefully picking up a helpful tip or two here and there!
Comment by Terry Kinakin on February 26, 2009 at 3:21am
Hi all...I've posted a mandolin tune called, The Rio Thing, please come and check it out and give me your thoughts. Have a great day and don't forget to pick the mando for your sanity today!!
Comment by Edward Sparks on February 18, 2009 at 8:17pm
Check out this mando maker...especially the electric mandos! Edward
Comment by Mervyn Davis on January 27, 2009 at 10:12am
Thanks for allowing me into the group.
I play a 4-string, arch-top mandolin that I built myself. It forms part of a double necked guitar/mandolin that comes apart.
I enjoy the crisp sound of single strings and compensate by playing a lot of double stops when I do tremolo on slower numbers.
I have used it in a rock band with two overdrive pedals plugged in in line to get power and sustain. It's got a Seamore Duncan single coil guitar pickup but sounds very sweet and authentic when played clean.
Mandolin players are rare in my part of the world down here at the tip of Africa.
Comment by John Michael Meehan on January 25, 2009 at 10:35pm
In addition to the guitar I enjoy playing various mandolin family and related instruments as well so I thought I would join the group and check out the discussions. I play around with mandolin, mandola, octave mandolin, Irish bouzouki, tenor banjo, and tenor guitar. I look forward to the discussions. My mandolin playing is mostly swing not bluegrass.
Comment by hope tyler on January 20, 2009 at 2:50pm
I agree this is a great page
Comment by Deloy Robert Moore on January 16, 2009 at 1:21pm
this is a great page , if anyone is interested I have a 1919 vega cylinder back mandolin for sale. great condition . contact me .
Comment by Edward Sparks on December 26, 2008 at 5:55am
Anyone ever heard of a "Piccolo Mandolin?" Gibson made one early on and I once read an article in Frets (I think) about one and it prompted me to build an instrument similar to it...Edward Sparks

Here is a link to info on my instrument:

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