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    Re: Dean Clawson

    Clawson threads always catch my eye because I almost bought one on a whim a while back and wonder if I missed out on one of the good ones.

    Start here and also follow the links provided by...
  2. Re: Anybody going/been to Alan Bibey Mandolin Camp?

    To complete a triumvirate of the usual AB Camp suspects on this forum, I too will be a returning 5th-year attendee. Wary? You bet, but Bibey has as good a plan for safety as can be had at the moment,...
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    Re: Jazz 5 Roberts/Tiny Moore Mandolin

    Greetings Lynda! May I be the first to welcome you to the wondrous Mandolin Cafe!

    I will say with the utmost confidence that there are going to be many people interested in appreciating a Roberts...
  4. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    An interesting theoretical question, but you may be phrasing it from a slightly outdated view of the show. While in the beginning it certainly carried over much of its predecessor's basic form, as of...
  5. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    Just last month the term de jour was 'pretentious', and now it's 'smug'. At least y'all are consistent with the synonyms.

    We get it. Virtuosity ain't your bag, baby. That's fine, as the enjoyment...
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    Re: Vulfpeck - Thile appearance

    Pretentious? Hmmm...If so, then he truly is a damned fool for thinking he's impressing anyone. It's like a much worse version of the unconscious chicken jig that's part of his live performances. I...
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    Re: East Tennessee Blues

    Here's a good one with a few pickers you might recognize:

    And yes, you should also learn Tennessee Blues as well as East Virginia Blues. Just to keep you on your...
  8. Re: The Mighty Cozart! New 8 string electric

    Neck is pretty chunky but it doesn't really bother me and I usually prefer a thinner one. My thumb mostly rides the top of the neck so the shape is less of a factor than navigating the wide, flat...
  9. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    From an archived Swindle magazine article found via Wikipedia Link:

    When Saul was 15, his maternal grandmother gave him a Spanish guitar with just one string on it that she had in her...
  10. Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Updated recipient list. Addresses for the next in line have been forwarded:

    Sampler #1

    kegcrowe - Current holder
  11. Re: If you have Scroll Envy and $299.00 this has your name on it

    Normal price at too, plus it'll come with a setup.

    Having previously owned an upper-mid-range The Loar, when the 310F came out I made a trip to my local GC just to see if I could...
  12. Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Howdy all!

    As usual I'm behind in posting updates to this thread, but I do have some excellent news. Both samplers are in circulation with new recipients, and recent reports of missing picks were...
  13. Re: PayPal fraud in prograess (have you smelled this one before)?

    LOTS of people have (luckily I have not, though I'm familiar with it).

    Google 'overpayment scam' or 'shipping scam' to see the various ways the scammer separates you from your money using it. The...
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    Re: Eastman El Rey electric mandolin?

    The answers you seek are in a recent thread, including a review by Link:


    C. ~/:/~
  15. Re: Cigar Humidor Discs for in-case humidification??

    Hi Slim,

    In theory they would work, but the propylene glycol solution that is normally used for cigars pumps out moisture around 72% Relative Humidity, which is too high for the recommended 45-50%...
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    Re: Bridge for a solid body mandola

    I believe Moongazer sold bridges from Andrew Jerman, and he now sells them direct. Here's the page:

    C. ~/:/~
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    Re: which tonegard?

    No and no. :mandosmiley:

    C. ~/:/~
  18. Re: The Mighty Cozart! New 8 string electric

    Grabbed one last night because why not. Haven't given in to MAS in a while. Tried an offer like Darryl's and got rejected. Added 4 bucks the next go-around and it'll be here Saturday. But was it...
  19. Re: Ball end strings for an electric mando?

    Any electric guitar set that has the gauges you are looking for. I'm normally a D'Addario fan but currently have a set of Martin Darco Custom Light on my Mandobird IV and they work great for only...
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    Re: Are Eastmans a keeper?

    Having briefly participated in that thread as a possible buyer for an MKLSFTB, I couldn't believe your timeframe was accurate. And then I checked. Mike posted the original FYI in September 2016. Ye...
  21. Re: Newbie wondering about "The Loar" F-style mando quality

    This right here dude (NFI):

    A 'The Loar' 500VS was my first upgrade after originally learning on an Epiphone MM50, which you currently can find in...
  22. Re: help me out, how to do vibrato on a 4 string

    During your search, one thing to keep in mind is that by definition vibrato is achieved by modulating the pitch of a note. The most common manual techniques for achieving this on a steel string...
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    Hi Kyle,

    #1: I was comparing the EXP74CM packaging to contemporary D'Addario mandolin, banjo, and guitar string packaging. I've just never seen the inner paper sleeves labelled 'Mandolin First...
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    Re: 2000 Gibson Flatiron Cadet

    Saw the one you're talking about online a couple days ago. Looks kinda funny without '(The) Flatiron' on the headstock, but that's just me. Built by Gibson in Nashville instead of Bozeman a year...
  25. Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    I got you, Peter. Standby.

    A Red Bear will be an awesome addition! I'm surprised we haven't had one yet, although I do remember picking with one sometime. Might have been at a jam instead.

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