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  1. Product Review - D'Addario NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo

    I recently received a D'Addario NS banjo/mandolin capo and tried it out last night. My usual "go-to" capo is a Shubb (previously a Paige), which I've been more than satisfied with. But I like to...
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    Re: some slow clawhammer with soul

    It just facilitates a particular tonal response. Lots of folks play Old-Time clawhammer style with a full fretboard. They usually just play over the head, since there's not much clearance over the...
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    Re: Advice on mellow, melodic tone banjo

    There are a LOT of banjo makes/models out there that would work for you. But the big question here is what kind of budget you are trying to stay within. Are you looking only for "name brand" major...
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    Re: Year of the banjo

    Plus Steve Martin is really putting the banjo out there for the 'normal' public. They did a piece on him on the CBS Sunday Morning show a few weeks ago that was really great. Good exposure for the...
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    Re: Hornpipes and Reels on Clawhammer?

    I'm a fiddle tune guy. That's primarily what I play on mandolin and (duh) fiddle. But a bare-bones melody can tend to be sparse when playing solo on those instruments. Adding double-stops and...
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    Re: YouTube instructional videos

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42RVG4NlzmE


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNaRadKjSqY
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    Re: YouTube instructional videos

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5mcRSPSbPg


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0y1H3weizA


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1ziByYgPqs
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    Re: YouTube instructional videos

    For the clawhammer players out there, these are the ones that got me going. This is Josh Turknett who runs clawhammerbanjo.net and the "Brainjo" series. Aside from being a flat-out nice guy, he's...
  9. Thread: 5th string capo

    by Tobin
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    Re: 5th string capo

    I prefer spikes as well. I don't play a style that frets the 5th string, though, and they can indeed get in the way if you do. But I just haven't found any easier or faster way to tune up to a...
  10. Thread: Welcome!

    by Tobin
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    Re: Welcome!

    It's great to have a sister site to the Mandolin Cafe for those of us who swing both ways, LOL!
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