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Mandolins

Postby allanlummox » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:49 pm

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Posting this just to clarify "Nice Fender Mandolin" since so many of those are real dogs.


The National is the real prize, plays like butter and sounds like nothing else in the world, old and new, low fi like a cigar box and rich with Jazzness at the same time.

The Fender has a great character - each string really rings out separately, almost sounds like there's a chorus or something on it.

The Gretsch would be nice if I wanted to hit someone with a mandolin.



Mostly have them tuned a step low, Yank Rachell style. Surprised there's not more Blues mandolin out there.
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Re: Mandolins

Postby bottleneck » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:19 pm

that national really does sound great.it was good at the festival last year,that's for sure.
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Re: Mandolins

Postby texas blues » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:58 am

Oh damn and hell and piss Lummo.

Where's that beat to hell Delphi you used to play?

That Vermont air is poisoning you.

Blues mandolin.

What would Muddy say?
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Re: Mandolins

Postby allanlummox » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:04 am

The Delphi's still the main act - just adding a little novelty to the situation.
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Re: Mandolins

Postby LesFromChicago » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:34 pm

texas blues wrote:Oh damn and hell and piss Lummo.

Where's that beat to hell Delphi you used to play?

That Vermont air is poisoning you.

Blues mandolin.

What would Muddy say?


Texas Blues, If I was Muddy (oddly I never been mistaken for him) I would say
check out Johnny Young and Yank Rachel
Yes folks the mandolin is a BLUES instrument. urban blues (Johnny Young) and country blues (Yank Rachel).


here a you tube if you'e skeptical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3ThSCouGOk

This here one is kind of in between urban and country https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DShnaXsmJd8
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Re: Mandolins

Postby allanlummox » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:26 am

Yea, Yank Rachell is the man when it comes to Blues Mandolin.

There are some great contemporary players too - Andra Faye and Rich DelGrosso I've been listening to lately.

The "trick" with Blues on a mandolin seems to be tuning low - getting away from those shrill tones and into the Blues zone where things sound a little more like a human voice.

I love bending on a mandolin, too - the twin strings go out of tune with each other, very expressive.
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Re: Mandolins

Postby bottleneck » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:56 pm

let's not forget fiddlin' joe martin!!!






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Re: Mandolins

Postby texas blues » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:15 am

It's all cool and the gang.

Mandolin just ain't my 'thang.

You can play blues on any instrument.

But it ain't always the sound I want to hear.
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Re: Mandolins

Postby Lo-Fi » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:03 pm

I own a 1940 Strad-O-Lin and 1933 Gibson-made Recording King.

I am probably the odd guy out as I fingerpick the things.

But a guy who I enjoy the heck out of is Jim Richter. How can you not love somebody who plays Chuck Berry on the mando.
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Re: Mandolins

Postby michaelm » Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:32 pm

Let's don't forget Johnny Winter and Bad Luck and Trouble:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0UZ836WBVo

RIP Johnny. 8)
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