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    Re: I made a "Smart" purchase this weekend

    Congrats on your new pair! They look absolutely stunning. I've only ever tried one Smart mandolin; an a style 'comma' that was at TAMCO in UK. It was also the first mandolin I've played with a sound...
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    TD35, speed bevel.
  3. Re: Good non standard string buying advice in UK?

    Are they still Newtones? I used to buy Newtones from Eagle Music, as their customer service was brilliant. However the name on the strings changed from Newtone to 'Puretone'. I emailed once to ask...
  4. Re: Good non standard string buying advice in UK?

    As Ray said, Newtone.
  5. Re: Lyon & Healy style 5283 Model A) at Skinnerís auctions

    From the Skinner's site:

    Lyon & Healy Washburn Style 5283 Mandolin, c. 1930, serial no. 14500, with original case.

    Provenance: Mary Zelnick-Roitman.

    "N.B. In 1961, Mary Zelnick recorded...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Yup Flatrock, exactly.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    180981

    Thinking of Ivan this morning and his many nuggets of advice.
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    http://www.alisonstephens.com/instruments.html

    She had another Embergher that was on permenant loan from the family of her late teacher, Hugo D'alton. She called it Hugo. I believe it returned to...
  9. Re: Nice article about Dublin maker Frank Tate

    Finally got the chance to try out one of Frank's mandolins and it was fantastic. Brilliant projection and so easy to play. Ye Vagabonds commissioned a guitar and mandolin from Frank and they're both...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    very sad news. I too had frequent correspondence with Ivan via email. He was always extremely helpful and friendly. My condolences to the family. RIP.
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    Re: F2/F4 style mandolins?

    This one maybe?

    https://breedlovemusic.com/mandolins/fo-sb-1
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    Mr. (Mandolin) Mercedes

    Some lovely traditional Irish mandolin at the end of episode 3, season 3 of Brendan Gleeson's show Mr. Mercedes. A duet between Dylan Foley and an unaccredited mandolin player.

    Dylan features in...
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    Re: Completed First Build

    Congrats. Beautiful looking mandolin. I hope it brings you years of joy.
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    Re: Show off your back side

    180115
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    https://www.facebook.com/mofmusicalinstruments/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LMwi7DyXqU&t=67s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycL_-hjJQNM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF531Q2sVMw
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    Yeah, I know Paul Evans, the builder of Siveen mandolins, very well. Lovely guy, makes great instruments. Big into using torrified tops. He'd be a great person to talk to.

    Also as others...
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    Re: Mando setup in London UK

    http://www.michaelcameron.info/contact.html
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    What's with the tuners? They look like Stew Mac golden age relic finish, but with black buttons. Also they're worm under, so is the spacing from the old pre 20's Gibson's? This would mean you...
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    Re: NMD - Girouard Oval

    Congrats Gary, it's beautiful. 100% agree; Max is a delight to work with. Enjoy breaking in your new instrument.
  20. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    I saw this photo on Facebook. Looks stunning. Congrats.
  21. Thread: Clean picks

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    Re: Clean picks

    I usually lose them before they get a chance to get dirty.
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    Re: Round core mandolin strings?

    Newtone, as mentioned above. Just gotta remember to get them up to tension and in pitch before trimming! But fantastic strings.
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    Re: Tunes on the old Sobell

    Seems to be fixed now! Thanks mandolin cafe! Lovely playing Kevin
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Lol, if you're in Drogheda you're very welcome to come 20 mins north and record your tune of the week on my Girouard in my studio. I've even got the same nt5 microphones. :)
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    Re: Tunes on the old Sobell

    Links not coming up for some reason Kevin. I've tried it on chrome and Firefox. :(
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