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  1. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    "Baseball is 90% mental. The other half is physical." Yogi Berra
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    Re: D'Addario Monel sets

    Currently have the Mangan Monel custom mediums on my Derrington F5. My favorite strings on that Mando.
    Those strings and a full-contact bridge are a good combo on it.

    For me, Mangan and D'Addario...
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    Re: My New A-Style Pomeroy...

    Tobey,thanks for posting to the Cafe. Certainly inspirational. Don't we all,highly,value that precious commodity. Inspiration!

    Seems pretty clear that you have connected with a Mando that speaks...
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    I have been fortunate enough to have played several Kimble mandolins. A's and F-styles.I wanted to buy each one. Alas,pecuniary obstacles could not be overcome.

    None of the ones I played were...
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    Re: Well this isnít good..

    I had the bridge-feet indentations on my F5. Got full-contact bridge. End of problem; and,helped my plains sing better.

    I think John Reischman had the same thing with his Loar.

    Nothing to...
  6. Re: Just for fun and interest - favourite acoustic tones

    Guitar:Django,Tony Rice,Molly Tuttle,Billy Strings,Tommy Emmanuel off the top. Love the tone those gypsy jazz players get.

    Mandolin: The Dawg,Sam,Reischman,so many newer(to me) great players.
    ...
  7. Re: D'Addario's new Chris Thile signature mandolin pick

    I know it's just another casein pick. Probably not any better than a Primetone.

    Still want one.

    Looking forward to not liking it.
  8. Re: D'Addario's new Chris Thile signature mandolin pick

    Link did't twerk for me.
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    Re: Article: The Charlie Derrington Interview

    Back before Charlie worked for Gibson when he had his own repair shop, he did some work on two Gilchrists I had then.
    He was interested in those Australian mandos. I think he wanted to buy one.

    I...
  10. Re: D'Addario's new Chris Thile signature mandolin pick

    Sweetwater emailed me that they are "waiting on an ETA from the manufacturer..." They said they are on order but not sure if the order has been filled yet.

    I filter that out as saying they really...
  11. Thread: New Frets!

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    Re: New Frets!

    I agree with tree. Can't appreciate it if ya don't use it.

    Makes me really want to play a Hamlett with skinnier frets at the dusty end.

    Heck I'd like to play any Hamlett mandolin.
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    Re: Wireless in-ear monitors

    DH,your band motto reminded me of the joke about the hard-working band that won big on the lotto. When asked what they were going to do now they said,"I guess we'll just keep on-tour til we run out...
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    "The player makes more difference than the pick." Indeed.

    Think it was Frank Wakefield that said he used picks"round as quarters".

    Alcluith,chamfers is a great word for speed-bevel. I really...
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    Re: Beginner getting into Bluegrass

    I learned a heap of tunes from Butch Baldasarri's music and instructionals. (Not just bluegrass.)

    He's one of the very brightest mandolin stars imho. Good teacher.

    Have fun on your journey...
  15. Re: D'Addario's new Chris Thile signature mandolin pick

    Ordered the D'Addario Thile pick from Sweetwater a couple weeks back. Still waiting.

    Anybody know the availability status of these.

    Waiting to hear back from Sweetwater.
  16. Thread: New Frets!

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    Re: New Frets!

    It's amazing what a nice new set of polished frets will do for your old mandolin.

    Years ago I had Don MacRostie replace the fingerboard on my A-1 snakehead with a radiuses one, and install...
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    Re: Some new backing tracks

    flatpickle,thank you for the slower tempos and the great recordings. I had a blast playing along on Mando today("Cuckoos Nest","Big Sciota")I even got reintroduced to "Red Haired Boy",a tune I had...
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    Re: I sure miss my Collings

    I miss all the mandos I sold.

    Especially the Nugget #223.

    But I certainly understand that "you do whatcha gotta do".

    I want to play a Collings someday.
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    I agree with what Jim Garber says. It's a personal journey(mine has been ongoing for about 30 years). Quite subjective. So many variables.

    Over time,one's grip may evolve into a very different...
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    Re: Coated like uncoated choices

    In regards to "like the sound of" coated vs. uncoated,and long-lasting or extra life/less string changes,all these traits tend to point to D'Addario and/or Curt Mangan Monel strings. They're not...
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    Re: Mandolin strings

    Good advice has already been given.

    My remarks are made with F-hole archtop acoustic mandolins in mind.

    Having spent no small amount of time and money on various types and configurations of...
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    Re: D'Addario picks?

    UsuallyPickin,did you get your Daddario Thile picks yet?

    I ordered one a while back. Haven't heard anything about delivery time yet. I think they mentioned that they hoped to be shipping some out...
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    Re: Shaping and Reshaping Picks

    When my long-haired Weiner dog was a puppy she chewed up my only BC pick pretty bad. Teeth like needles. I just sent it back to Mr.Goins at BC. He did a great job restoring it's edges and mostly got...
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    Re: The Hollies - Look Through Any Window

    Graham Nash is on the far left playing the acoustic guitar. Check out those Beatle-boots(Winklepickers)!

    Yep he looked young then(50 years ago!?) because he was young. He's totally grey-haired...
  25. Thread: Live From Home

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    Re: Live From Home

    Thank you,Franc;and Mark O'Connor for some of that good ol' daily bread. Soul-soothing beauty. Truly awesome.

    I heard geese in flight, church bells, roaring rivers,a distant train, thunder, and...
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