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  1. Re: Sirius Radio Replaced Bluegrass station 62 with 24/7 Dolly Pa

    Yes Dolly is a genius, and yes it's just a couple of weeks, and yes, there are other services, and yes, I'm more irritated by the fact it seems every online transaction is a rip off, not just Sirius...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange on today Show

    I really like Mandolin Orange, and have for several years,
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    It seems to me like they have settled into a very predictable arrangement. He sings lead, plays Mandolin. She Plays guitar,...
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    Re: Eastman 315 MD & Loar LM-520

    Let's see. what it the Café Litany on this subject.

    1) You can get a lot better mandolin for your dollar with a A style.
    2) Play a bunch and pick the one you like the best. don't listen to any...
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    Re: Eastman MD515 tailpiece replacement

    If I could change one thing on my 515 it would be the tailpiece. After getting a James on another Mandolin I have decided I am opposed to any tailpiece that requires me to thread a string through a...
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    Re: Would you sacrifice tone for playability?

    It seems to me that mandolins are inherently a mix of contradicting compromises. And It's not a fixed point. I would also add "Cost" into the evaluation. Since it seems to me that generally the more...
  6. Re: Micing my Farmers Market/Retirement Home Bluegrass band

    Working with Condensers requires practice, and agility, and a pretty firm plan on who is going to solo next. Not really conducive to informal groups that don't play very often. Or are of, er, "a...
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    First Mando -- Old no name bowl back my grandfather got in the 30's.
    Then borrowed mandolins from various people for years. Everything from Michael Kelly to Gibsons.
    got hired to play Mando with...
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    Agree about Price Point being high. Maybe available for less on the street. But most of those Waterloo products are a bit pricey to my mind. Collings makes great stuff, don't get me wrong. But I...
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    Jams, Instrument rental in London, UK

    Okay, here's a long shot. We will be traveling to London from August 3-11 and was wondering what sort of musical tourism there might be. Any great jams/ Any particularly good music stores that...
  10. Re: Jams and "traditional" bluegrass in Austin, Texas

    I've lived in the Austin area for about 10 years now. Jamming the whole time. Yes, it's confusing. Lot's of really talented pro's who are always working. Lots of beginners. It's hard to find a...
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    Re: Mandolin Influences

    Yes, "Maggie May" and "Mandolin Wind". Loggins and Messina "Be Free". And then backed into bluegrass through the Grateful Dead with Old and In the Way. Bluegrass came about 20 years later. Oddly I...
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    While I am not an adherent to the "beater" theory here in Texas its not a bad idea to keep the best instrument indoors. For this purpose I have an Eastman 515 that I've played for about 10 years....
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    Re: Abramusic Mandolin

    Or Dr. Suess...
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    Re: TC Electronic Polytune Clip-on Tuner

    So I had a Polytune for years on my guitar. Loved it. It didn't get used much on the mandolin because it was kind of large to leave on all the time. But then the screw that held the tuner on the...
  15. Re: Traditional or modern design, what's your strategy ?

    Ever wonder why all small cars look alike? Because of practical design issues to achieve a certain result. To be fuel efficient they have to be streamlined in a certain way. To meet safety...
  16. Re: Open chords vs closed chords for chops n chucks

    One thing I like about the Mandolin is that there are so many different ways to voice chords depending on musical need.

    Yes, the four finger chop chord is necessary. It think it took about 3 years...
  17. Thread: Ellis A5?

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    Re: Ellis A5?

    Of Course, try a bunch of different things. Allow me to muddy the waters even further...

    The Satin Pava F new is running just under $5K. Its as close as you get to an Ellis without the name.
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    Re: Making an Eastman Sing

    Blue Chip TAD 40 1R on my Eastman 515. Or the grippy Primetone if I'm afraid of losing #1.
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    Re: Toning down a bright instrument

    I have an Eastman that runs to the jangly trebly side. I found soft rounded pick, and Elixir coated strings and a change of attack took the edge off. And playing the heck out of it. However, the...
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    Re: Mandolin Try-out Etiquette

    I can't count the number of times I've admired someone's $10,000+ mandolin and have them just hand it to me. Some have been professionals. Kind of freaks me out and I'm afraid to play much. I don't...
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    Re: Not all Collings hold their value

    I would encourage as many people as possible to purchase High end mandolins from dealers and to resell them for 70% of the paid value after a year or two on the Cafe. Particularly a Pava F5 or an...
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    Re: Buying online

    As one moves up the Mandolin Food Chain it becomes ever more necessary to buy online. However I've done it both ways.

    My Eastman I bought from a store that was very new and had just bought 3...
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    Re: Legal Zoom Mandolin Commercial

    Tom mentioned on Facebook that it was concerning that "Miguel" was allowed close to actual mandolins with sandpaper and tools in hand.
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    Re: Mandolin Teacher Fort Worth, Tx Area?

    Lots of choices for Skype lessons, but it sounds like you want in person.

    May I suggest Gerald Jones (thegeraldjones.com ). I think he is based in McKinney, but not really sure. You could also...
  25. Re: Do you bring your expensive mando to the bluegrass festival?

    Yes and No. First is a Pava. My second is an Eastman 515, so I don't feel horribly deprived.
    If I'm performing, then probably yeah. Just Picking: maybe not.
    It's Texas so over about 95 or under 32,...
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