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April 8th, 2012

03:49 pm - bouzouki
Does anyone have suggestions on the best way to purchase a bouzouki? I went in the guitar store and the wise-guy said they don't sell firearms.
I am reluctant to lay out the dinero without seeing / touching / playing first.
Also any opinions versus an octave mando?

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October 21st, 2011

06:00 pm - A New Player Approaches!
Hey guys, name's Z. I was wandering about LJ when I found this little community and decided to join c:

I've been playing mandolin for over a year now. I use to take celtic-style lessons but decided to go solo recently to explore different genres of music.

So chaps, I've got a question for you guys. Does anyone have any experience with/information about Madera  mandolins? I've been rocking a Madera A5 since the beginning and it's great, I'd just like to know a bit more about my Rose Mary (ha ha, is anyone else enough of a geek to name their instruments?)
Current Mood: amusedha ha ha is anyone even here?

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November 26th, 2007

04:46 pm - Ah, introductions...
        Hey everyone! I am a novice at best (my primary instrument is guitar) but I am really enjoying learning on the Fender I play every day (my experience is that it's been a pretty good model  to learn on) and a couple years ago I inherited a very old mandolin that's in great shape and has been in my family for a long time. I saw this community so I thought I'd say hi and join! Hope to hear many interesting conversations :-)

           Love and Cheers,

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February 21st, 2007

03:52 pm - Irish Rock Band forming
There's an Irish Rock band (The Pogues/Flogging Molly/The Tossers) forming in Orange County, CA (USA). We're looking for a mandolin player... Now, I play mandolin but not well enough to play and sing at the same time.

If you are interested or if you know someone who is interested let me know.

And for the record, we're looking for fiddle/accordion/banjo, too.


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December 25th, 2006

06:09 pm - We ride with kings on mighty steeds.
Ahoy, all.

I've recently become interested in mandolin. I've been looking to buy one as I have played a few that my friends own. I've been looking for mandolins on musiciansfriend.com. I have around $300 on my hands at the moment and I've read reviews on the Fender mandolins, but some have said that the Rogue mandolins were just as good or better, and for far less money.

As a bass guitarist, I haven't heard many good things about Rogue bass guitars so I'm a little skeptical about the quality of their mandolins.

Help me!
Thanks :]
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: Tenacious D - History

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August 16th, 2006

01:06 am - What do I need to know?
I dont play the mandolin yet and I just want to learn more about it as of right now. I want to pick up some mandolin specific albums to listen to, and immerse myself in the instrument and all it has to offer.
I was happy to see this community existed, I am uninformed and would love to know more.

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August 15th, 2006

12:41 am - chords
Hey everyone.
I am a beginner mandolin player, and I also play the fiddle. I find picking to be very easy, and chords as well. I just have a hard time remembering the chords. Is there any good website that anyone knows of where they show you all the chords. Sort of a guideline that I can print out to use while I am practicing at home. Thanks!
- Hillary
Current Music: Crooked Still

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July 6th, 2006

07:43 pm
What's the neatest and/or 'least predictable' form of music/group/genre/etc you've incorporated mandolin in or heard it incorporated in?

(And yes, I realized that was quite possibly the most poorly formed sentence ever written, but I'm having trouble with words and think you all know what I mean anyhow. :P)

xposted once.
Current Location: SoFla
Current Music: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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May 15th, 2006

10:49 pm - Pickups
Hey folks,

I was wondering if anybody had some good suggestions as to good acoustic pickups for mandolins. I just got a new mandolin that sounds a whole lot better than my old mando-in-a-box, and I'd like to get something better than what I've been using. My old pickup is an cheap stick-on type that was only about ten bucks. Anybody got any suggestions on what works or where to find more info? I play in a band so I need something that will allow me to be heard over those noisy guitar-player types. Thanks.


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