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Ghirotondo Mandolin Mudcatters survey (70* d) RE: Mandolin Mudcatters survey 29 Apr 09

Is the mandolin your primary instrument or a sideline?
I play guitar first, picked up mandolin when I moved and joined an Italian traditional group.

Do you perform regularly with others/are you part of an organized group?
Only with this traditional group (a bit like Morris dancers).I've been, for a while,part of another group (irish trad) but quit when arguments were more than music.

What type of music do you play?
Usually irish trad (with mando & octave mando), and Italian traditional. Also some Fabrizio De Andrč ballads.

What style would you LIKE to be playing?
A good flat picking, quicker, maybe.

Are you happy with your mandolin?
Yes, although there's always space for improvement...

What type/style/brand of mandolin do you own.
Two roundbacks, one very old and quite unplayable, the other about 30 years old with a nice voice,which I use for the Italian music; An "A" model by Epiphone with Shadow piezo bridge and L.R. Baggs DI/Paracoustic preamp, good action and good voice (either pluged or unplugged); and last, a 1/2 roundback dating circa 1890, being built for a child who sadly died of crup.


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