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  1. Re: Fender Tenor Tele - First Impressions

    My guess is they couldn't get a string tree and the fender script all stuffed onto the tiny headstock so they went for the branding, but I could be wrong. Adding an aftermarket string tree might be...
  2. Fender Tenor Tele - First Impressions

    I my tenor tele came in yesterday, I quickly converted it to GDAE and have had about 24 hours with it. Here are my first thoughts:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFbdzxlUWJc

    Thanks,
    Baron
  3. A few shows in Michigan this weekend

    Hi everyone,

    My buddy and bandmate Noah Fishman and I are playing some shows and giving some workshops in Michigan this weekend. Here’s the information if anyone is interested:

    Oct. 11th...
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    Re: Mystery Mandolin Oddity!

    it was about $175 shipped. I'm fairly happy considering I had no idea what I was going to get in terms of playability.

    Thanks,
    Baron
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    Re: Mystery Mandolin Oddity!

    Ah, that makes sense!
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    Re: Mystery Mandolin Oddity!

    Whats a 5 scale? Does that mean short scale? It is indeed about 1 fret shorter than a standard mandolin.

    Thanks!
    Baron
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    Mystery Mandolin Oddity!

    Hi everyone! I made an impulse eBay purchase on a very strange mandolin that I know nothing about. I've never seen anything like it, and wonder if anyone has. Here she is:

    180033
    180034
    180035...
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    Re: Fender Tele Tenor at NAMM

    I will say that it's not Cream City's fault, and I was promptly refunded and offered a complimentary set of strings for the inconvenience. Seems like fender didn't produce enough of these things....
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    Re: Fender Tele Tenor at NAMM

    Just had my pre-order canceled because they ended up not getting as many as they thought. Cream City Music. Super bummed!

    Thanks
    Baron
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    Re: A New Pick For Slick?

    Looks like you need a tele!
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    Re: Top 5 Sam Bush tracks

    I'm going back to old Kentucky off Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza!

    Thanks,
    Baron
  12. Re: Strung Together: Bluegrass and Old Time Music Jam Campout

    I'm really looking forward to this! Please say hello if you end up attending, it's always nice to meet fellow Cafe members!

    Thanks,
    Baron
  13. Re: Need an Amp for my solid-body four-string electric mandolin

    I have a Quilter micropro 8 and absolutely love it. You can get a footswitch with it to control any of the onboard effects. It's all analog rather than digital modeling, I can't pretend to understand...
  14. Re: Making Real Wood Buttons for Gotoh Tuners...

    I've really been enjoying the beta-buttons Scott so graciously sent me for my Collings mandola! They were extremely easy to install, fit the posts much better than the plastic ones that came off, and...
  15. Re: String gauges for GDAE on electric tenor

    I run 46 32 22 12 on my archtop electric, but am interested in going lighter since I don't play it nearly as hard as my acoustics.

    Thanks,
    Baron
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    Re: Eastman ERM El Rey

    I really want a long scale 5 string version!
  17. Re: New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    Truly incredible stuff! Would love to see a 15+ inch scale length 5 string version of this with a floating pickup!
  18. Re: New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    Very cool! Would love to hear a sound clip!

    Thanks,
    Baron
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    Re: Tab writing apps

    I write all the sheet music and tablature for MandoLessons in MuseScore and have been very happy with it.

    Thanks,
    Baron
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    Re: 19" octave mandolin - tune as CGDA

    Sometimes you can widen them out a little using a pen or other cone shape to gently make the loops a little bigger.

    Thanks,
    Baron
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    Re: Mandozine

    I would be happy to host the site, but don't know who to reach out to about such a project. Any leads?

    Thanks,
    Baron
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    Re: Mandozine

    I was fearing the day this was going to happen. I actually downloaded the "all files" tabledit zip a couple weeks ago. It's a shame to lose that amazing searchable database, but here's a link to a...
  23. Re: Who makes a good inexpensive Octave Mandolin?

    Thanks! Mine plays in tune all the way up with no intonation issues, but I got it used so I don't know if it had work done previously.

    Thanks,
    Baron
  24. Re: Who makes a good inexpensive Octave Mandolin?

    Double post, sorry!
  25. Re: Who makes a good inexpensive Octave Mandolin?

    I'd buy one of the eastmans. I put mandola strings on it and tuned it GDAE and it sounds and plays great!

    Thanks
    Baron
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