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  1. Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy mando cello

    Here are the pictures from the eBay ad:

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    Re: Here's my sad mandolin story...

    Well, here's a rough video. Not the best comparison since they have different age/type strings and the Gil is still setting in, but ask and you shall receive.
    https://youtu.be/OzC2lOZLu34
  3. Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy mando cello

    Gee, apparently the Fairmont Creamery Old-Timers had both a "Shorty" and a "Slim" as members. Old-time radio days...
  4. Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy mando cello

    Thought some might be interested. I'd buy it if the price was more reasonable.
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Mandolin Cafe!

    Happy birthday to the best site on the web (well, maybe after the New York Times)!
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    Howe-Orme Mandolinetto

    A family member has opened an online estate auction of a recently passed musical enthusiast and collector. There are numerous banjos, fiddles, and other musical instruments that might be of interest...
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    Re: Blues on the Mandolin - Let's Hear Ya!

    Kevin, where I’m living now, internet is spotty, plus I’m lazy … I’ve been immersed in the blues recently and hopefully will find time to post new stuff; in the meantime here are a few I put up in...
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    Re: Thank You Peter Coombe!

    Latest mods are now on the web site down the bottom of the page under addendum.

    http://petercoombe.com/publications/jaamim11.htm
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    Thank You Peter Coombe!

    I'm refinishing a tenor banjo and have been looking to up my game from wipe-on finishes such as TruOil, but not wanting to make the leap to sprayed finishes. Here on the Café, I came across Peter's...
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    Re: Bluegrass Tunes with 6 2 5 1 progression

    I know what it means to be lonesome is one of my favorites for this progression.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS2lFbBq1rc
  11. Thread: Barbara

    by lowtone2
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    Barbara

    I love this, and probably everyone who reads this sub forum knows the tune, but just in case! Andy Statman, and really good guitar by John Carlini. I don't know who are playing bass and brushes, but...
  12. Re: Mandocello solo and duo recordings playlist

    John Goodin: Autumn Suite , November 2020
    1. Amber - 0:00
    2. Russet - 1:27

    It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing of John Goodin last week. John was a good musical friend, a...
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    Re: IBMA Awards Announcement

    This announcement from IBMA did not include the industry awards, but I figured I'd share this one since it is one of our fellow mando players.

    Writer of the Year - Tristan Scroggins
  14. Re: Has anyone ordered one of the Synergy Carbon Fiber mandolins?

    Alfons, I did ask them about putting an extra strap button on because in the description it says it comes with one strap button. They said that actually it will have 2 strap buttons on it they just...
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    Re: Luthier Websites - Browsing preferences?

    I used a template to re-build a new responsive web site around 2 years ago. Was a lot of work because I have a lot of pictures and all the pictures needed to be sized to fit the template. I chose a...
  16. Thread: Frank Wakefield

    by AlanN
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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    Frank wrote one of bluegrass mandolin's tour de force tunes, New Camptown Races, in 1953(!). The number has been recorded by at least a dozen artists. That alone places him at the top of the heap.
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    Re: Cleaning crud on a 1930s mandolin

    IMO that is correct.
    Water is a polar solvent and will dissolve most things that get on old finishes. Detergent (or mild soap) makes water effectively dissolve some non-polar substances, naphtha is...
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    Re: Mandolins On TV - Advance Notice

    This is way in advance, but there's a reason for posting so soon. Austin City Limits announced some of the artists to be taped for Season 47. The order in which their names appeared in the...
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    Re: Kelley two-point mandolin

    The tune is New Five Cents.
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    Re: Ear training apps

    I use Earpegio.
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    Re: Ear training apps

    I've used a number of ear training apps, some free, some purchased. Some of them have you click or tap on your device to respond. I've found this not too helpful, because you never do this while...
  22. 3 Schweizer Halszithern (Swiss cittern family instruments)

    Some pictures I recently received which I thought you might like so am sharing with permission of the owner. A Kriesner Halszither (1922), a Toggenburger Halszither (date unknown) and a Emmentaler...
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    Re: Headphone pre-amp suggestions

    I used to install these, along with an input jack for MP3 player, in electric mandolins. You could listen to yourself play as well as run backing tracks through it to play against. ...
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    Re: Jethro's Mel Bay mandolin book.

    Resurrecting this long idle thread to note today is the anniversary of the publication of the ultimate Jethro book by Mel Bay. Still amazed when we listen to those old jazz recordings. They were...
  25. There was never a takeover of Breedlove or Weber...

    There was never a takeover of Breedlove or Weber by Two Old Hippies. This is a false narrative. Hostile takeovers are designed to use big money on top of big money to make a lot of money through...
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