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  1. Re: Some questions about optional features on mandolins:

    One option that many like ... a speed neck, or a bare neck stripped of any finish. Or never finished with varnish at all. I personally prefer a neck like that, but certainly a matter of choice...
  2. Re: Gibson F5 Hall of Fame Bill Monroe Mandolin

    Generally a pretty darn good job of distressing as a match... pretty awful job of matching the tailpiece cover engraving...
  3. Re: Rest Strokes - a means to an end, or part of regular techniqu

    there is some obscure guy that pretty much used this forceful down stroke/down stroke/down stroke "rest stroke attack work well for him.... I think his name was like.... Bill Monroe
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    Re: Bill Monroe Solo Transcriptions 1936-1996

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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    my ever lasting thanks go to you and your reflexes! that would have been a very sad day if you had bot been William on the spot. thanks again

    if you didn't get to play it, that's a shame...i...
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    Re: Interview with Tom Rozum

    Tom has been a standard that has set the mark for so many over the years. amazing the amount of pure musical joy he has spread for so many over so amny venues, for so many years, on so many...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

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    Happy birthday to the “First Fern”. Wonderful sound, great soul, maybe the only Fern which never had a Virzi installed. Continues to play tunes for folks and jams here and there....
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    Re: Is this really worth $70k?

    What it comes down to..... what is it worth to you. End of story
    If the question is even asked, concerning a value, one can assume that the item is not worth it to the one posing the question.
    The...
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    Re: Little Rock Getaway - Dave Peters

    Amazing that in the entire piece the little finger is used only six times. I could be off one or two counts
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    Re: help me build a pick set

    you might get hold of one of the newer D'Addario Chris Thiele picks.... I have tried them along with the Bluechip and they have a really good feel, same thickness as Bluechip, a bit less...
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    Re: Loarfest 2020

    I believe the number of Loar signed instruments was 24
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    Re: Sarah Jarosz Tab

    Bump on this. I worked this out years ago, but have lost it from my brain and from my tab files. Anyone have this?
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    Re: New case option

    $50 if you go to outfit directly ProRockGear + $10 shipping *-
    PRG Armour Guard Mandolin Case
  14. Re: Is this a Normal curl? for a F5 Gibson? 1993 era.

    NOT a Gibson peghead scroll... that is all one can say
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    If you ever get the chance to AB two Loars with and without Virzi, don’t pass up the opportunity.
    That goes for Mandolas as well, although I think there was only one Mandola built without a Virzi...
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    Re: Original music for SOLO Mandocello

    I certainly have downloaded and am currently working through material.... anything mandocello is appreciated, for sure.
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    Re: Monteleone Mandolins

    I think the cello was more of a one off. The set he made were appointed differently I think.
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    Re: Mandolincafe Restoration Challenge

    This mandolin is now in the hands of a new custodian/owner. After a couple of false starts a transaction was completed and I can proudly say that this mandolin has now generated another $500,...
  19. Re: Mandolincafe Restoration Challenge Mandolin Resale

    This mandolin is now in the hands of a new custodian/owner. After a couple of false starts a transaction was completed and I can proudly say that this mandolin has now generated another $500,...
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    Steven's Mandolins

    I have had my Steven's mandolin for many years and I have been amazingly happy with it. One thing that I have not some across is much comment here in the Cafe about these great instruments.

    I...
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    Re: Mandocello Right Hand Technique

    Initial bits of that piece are commonly played down, down up....for the sound rather than for any facility. Same is true for other parts of the piece where third and second string are played...
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    Re: Work done on the Rybka mandola

    The Great Grand nephew of Joseph Rybka auctioned this mandola and I stepped up.... I have been in contact with him since the auction, and he was most pleased that it went to someone who loves old...
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    Re: Mandolincafe Restoration Challenge

    Wanted to correct this last post.... There was a personal issue with the previous high bidder, and it was best to relieve him of his commitment. So, currently, the bid on this great mando, custom...
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    Re: Is This Top Sunken?

    not by a lot ?
    way too much for any mandolin let alone a new one
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    Re: LeosWood Armrests...PLEASE READ

    Leo, I am so very pleased for you that you have recovered to this point.... Where you find yourself presently.... able to gather yourself to the point of communicating to your customers, and offering...
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