April 8th, 2012
|kenny2fl||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?
October 21st, 2011
|mrnotaboy||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: ha ha ha is anyone even here?
May 28th, 2008
|duchess_of_pie||11:47 am - folk of the wood going out of business!!!!!|
hey kids, i was wondering if there was a genius out there who could help me out. i'm a newbie, ready to pick up my first mando and start learning. i did a lot of research and found that folk of the wood was the shop for me, and the johnson ma-120 is what i wanted. due to some financial upheavals, i put off ordering. but yay economic stimulus...i called FOTW today, credit card in hand....
...only to find out that they're going out of business, closing shop, and no longer shipping instruments! sad!
is there another online store that you would recommend? i liked FOTW because you could call them up and ask questions and they did a quality set-up to your specifications. any other stores out there like that? or do you know of any local stores in your area that i can call and talk to personally and that will ship to LA?
*sigh* i've been wanting this so long....damn you, recession.
November 26th, 2007
|stratkitten||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,
February 21st, 2007
|ner0sputnik||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.
December 25th, 2006
|the_maha||06:09 pm - We ride with kings on mighty steeds.|
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.
Current Mood: curious
Current Music: Tenacious D - History
August 16th, 2006
|tortishellwoman||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.
August 15th, 2006
|himaro419||12:41 am - chords|
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!
Current Music: Crooked Still
July 6th, 2006
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)
Current Location: SoFla
Current Music: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
May 15th, 2006
|esteponero||10:49 pm - Pickups|
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.