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picked up a $20 mandolin

 
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Nick
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:37 am    Post subject: picked up a $20 mandolin Reply with quote

From Goodwill. It's just a Rogue, they have them on sale for $46 brand new on musiciansfriend right now, and this one needs new strings and a tuner ferrule so maybe it wasn't the steal of the century, but for $20 I couldn't turn it down. I've always wanted to learn and Lauren having played violin in school has been mando-curious as well.

Other than the nasty strings on it, it looks to be in great shape.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's similar to mine, just without the pickup. They're surprisingly decent little guys... Great to start with if nothing else. I have found it decently intonated and easy to play, sound is appropriately bright.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New strings are on it now. Used some lemon oil on the neck, cleaned it with a damp cloth. Looks like new and plays decent.

Now I have the problem of having a new instrument but not knowing any songs to learn on it. So far I just know Losing My Religion by REM....

Looking up some Decemberists songs that have mando in them. Any suggestions are welcome Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was kinda my problem too.
I picked around at getting the solo in Joel Plaskett's She Made a Wreck Outta Me

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and the Smiths' Please, Please, Please Let me get What I Want

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I then tried playing along with guitar bits in other songs to get a feel for note locations. Then just started learning some chords and shit and writing my own stuff. I don't even know many songs for guitar or bass, really, this is just kind of how I approach shit Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chords are just upside down guitar chords
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