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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:17 AM
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Somebody stop me.
I'm now bidding on one of these on eBay:



I've never even played one! Even though I am confident that I can learn pretty quickly.

But I didn't check w/ Mrs. V. first and no one has outbid me in two days . . . .

But I still hope I get it! Isn't it cool?!
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:18 AM
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1. didn't you just get one of those?
:shrug:
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:19 AM
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2. That's a guitar. This is a mandolin.
:7
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:20 AM
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3. that shows my ignorance regarding stringed instruments
:blush:

i'm very excited for you. :bounce:
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:21 AM
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4. I just hope I don't go looking for flutes.
I've no interest in becoming a one-woman band. Just in hooking up w/ some random bluegrass pickers in a park one day. :headbang:
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:24 AM
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6. i have a flute
and three saxophones
and tons of percussion
and a drum set
and an electric bass
and an electric guitar

i have a thing about accumulating instruments. ;)
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:22 AM
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5. Awwww how pretty!
I hope you get it, too. :hi:
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:40 AM
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10. thanks!
:hi:
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fhqwhgads Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:36 AM
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7. mandolins are cool...
...as far as playing them, they're usually tuned in fifths like a violin (G-D-A-E low to high). so it might take some getting used to if you're a guitar player.

some cool colors you can get out of a mandolin, even in rock/pop.

good luck - hope you get it!
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:39 AM
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9. I was a violinist in a former life, maybe that'll help.
My biggest concern is getting my fingers on that little fretboard.
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fhqwhgads Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:57 AM
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14. fretboard
it is small, no question. i've only played a little bit of mandolin (on a jangly pop tune)...took me some getting used to. the tuning part wasn't a big deal since i used to play the viola, but i do have large hands so it was a little tricky. but it's certainly doable, just need a little practice. i don't know how complicated your music is, but i was playing a fairly simple solo, which i practiced for a couple of days.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:24 AM
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15. I don't perform anymore, so my music is as complicated as I want it to
be. Or, as complicated as the anxiety level of the cats will allow. ;)
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:37 AM
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8. Awesome. You can stroll the Renaissance Festivals taking requests!
*screams* 'Losing My Religion' please fair maiden.


:D
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:40 AM
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11. Sounds like fun.
Do I have to wear the velvet dress & lace bustier, though?
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:42 AM
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12. AND the funky headdress!
:bounce:
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:45 AM
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13. Nooooo!
No one wants a fair maiden with sweat running off her face & chest and into her cleavage.

Well, maybe the cleavage wouldn't be so bad... if I were the viewer... :evilgrin:
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Allenberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:30 AM
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16. Can't say I didn't try.
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