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    Good bye Chick

    I heard that Chick Corea passed away today from cancer. As a lifelong jazz enthusiast and player he was one of my heroes. Simply in another universe of excellence and integrity. About 5 years ago...
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    Re: Strap for 'F' octave mandolin

    Thanks meow, that looks just like what I'm looking for! Hey, I have family in Coquille and Bandon! Thinking of moving to the area.
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    Strap for 'F' octave mandolin

    I have a new (to me) Weber Bitterroot F20-F OM on its way to me and have been thinking about a strap for it. Looking for your opinions and suggestions. My basic criteria is flat leather (not the...
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    Re: Mandolin stands

    I wish the Hercules double/triple stands could adjust for each instrument. A mandolin and larger instruments must all use the same settings. You end up kind of compromising to get them all to work....
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    Re: Room humidifiers and distilled water

    That dust caused me to just give up on humidifiers. It was actually giving me a chronic cough, which stopped as soon as I turned off the humidifier. My home is consistently about 25% relative...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    I frequently take my mandolin from Reno (high desert elev. ~4000ft and dry) to the Calif. coast (sea level and much more humidity). Every time, I spend the entire time in Calif. tuning down my...
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    Re: Question about A2 Gibson Snakeheads.

    Interesting discussion. Would the quality of the tone woods have been better on the a2-z vs the a2? Maybe closer to an a4 snakehead?
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    Gentlemen prefer blondes.
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    Over $21K for a NEW Gibson F5 MM

    That seems off the chart expensive for a non-vintage mando. Even with "The Gibson" on the head stock. Maybe I just don't get it.
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    .055" = 1.397mm
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    Re: Las Vegas Music Scene

    I live in Reno, but Nevada has a very odd/arbitrary rule that only "ambient" music is allowed. The definition of ambient music is somewhat opaque, but essentially means that you might find a band...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I have owned several 'A' and two 'F' mandos. My only comment would be that the F doesn't slip or move as much on my lap while seated due to the points. Never have used a tone guard.
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    Re: Givson (yes, Givson) mandolin

    A friend had an acoustic guitar with "The Gubson" painted on the headstock. But I think the instrument started as something else and someone along the way added it. Good for a laugh.
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    Re: new: Northfield neck rest!!!

    TP roll is what I use. That or a small pillow.
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    Re: New Northfield/Gilchrist tailpiece-Nice!

    I just finished installing the NF/Gilchrist tailpiece on my NF5-S. The install was very easy, and the holes line up perfectly. The replacement screws allowed me to tighten everything down snugly. ...
  16. Re: Octave Mandolin question: Teardrop versus mando-guitar?

    But there are many many different OM configurations. Not just guitar or teardrop. There are oval hole, D hole, F hole, F body, A body, scale length, carved top, flat top, scale length, materials. ...
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    Yes, I've had a similar experience. :)
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    The NF5S is around $3.2K. Also, Northfields are not just a 'Chinese' company. Some models are built in the US, and my understanding is that all of the instruments are designed in the US, and that...
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    Getting together once a week for several weeks now. 4 or 5 of us, outside on a porch. We stay several feet apart but are not fanatical, and don't get a tape measure out. I have personally decided...
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    Re: Blue chip picks

    I think only you can decide if they are worth it. Buy one and give it a try. If you don't like it there is a good market for resale.
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    Re: Girouard Mandolins

    What a fascinating read! Thank you for doing this.
  22. Re: Matt Miller Picks - New to the Pick Market - Great pick/price

    Wonder if it is the same or similar to the BC material.
  23. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    Possibly the Mandolin Cafe forum is not representative of the overall gender makeup of mandolin players.
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    I have a bad case of Northfield 4th gen MAS, but unlikely to happen any time soon. At the same time thankful I have the N5S.
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    I think the F5S is one of the sweet spots for Northfield. A great instrument at a great price. And they seem to be selling a ton of them. Northfield is so much more than simply an Asian knock-off...
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