Search:

Type: Posts; User: Ranald

Page 1 of 18 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.11 seconds.

  1. Replies
    16
    Views
    754

    Re: "Powerful/Loud!"

    Personally, I like my mandolins loud and powerful, especially in jams as I'm a bit hard of hearing. It doesn't matter if I'm home alone, and is much less of a problem with my fiddle.



    I take...
  2. Replies
    12
    Views
    800

    Re: Insomniacs? Asians?

    Everyone's taking my query (OP) awfully seriously. Where are all the Mandolin Cafe smart alecks when I'm looking for them?
  3. Replies
    12
    Views
    800

    Insomniacs? Asians?

    "There are currently 1797 users online. 90 members and 1707 guests
    Most users ever online was 11,326, May-25-2019 at 4:28am."

    This always puzzles me, as most Mandolin Cafe users seem to be North...
  4. Replies
    6
    Views
    532

    Re: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

    Sorry that we haven't been much help to you MrCleveland. I'm afraid we were distracted by youthful or childhood memories of that album cover. When the Tijuana Brass was on the hit parade, I enjoyed...
  5. Replies
    927
    Views
    156,977

    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Even if the seller replaces the missing string?
  6. Re: Good source for beginning Celtic and Quebecois music

    We call it the "west" though. We don't have a "midwest." Winnipeg, Manitoba is near the middle of the country, going from east to west that is, but it's in "the west." Ontario and Quebec are to the...
  7. Replies
    6
    Views
    532

    Re: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

    For you youngsters, not old enough to remember 1965:

    180360
  8. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    Mandolin was also a folk instrument before this time. Rich Del Grosso explains in Mandolin Blues, pp.6-7, that mandolins were brought to the USA by Italians in the 1850's, and were first manufactured...
  9. Thread: Fiddolin ??????

    by Ranald
    Replies
    17
    Views
    4,782

    Re: Fiddolin ??????

    As a fiddler and mandolin player, the fiddolin looks practical for me, especially for playing a song. It's not easy to sing when fiddling, but a person could sing while playing mando, then enhance...
  10. Replies
    20
    Views
    5,161

    Re: Index finger pain

    Here's a recent similar thread, with no definitive answers, as you likely guessed:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/146102-Arthritis-pain-relief
  11. Replies
    23
    Views
    6,646

    Re: House of the Rising Sun

    I thought the House of The Rising Sun was in New Orleans. ;)
  12. Thread: Thumb Pick

    by Ranald
    Replies
    9
    Views
    734

    Re: Thumb Pick

    They're about $6.95 CDN each, cheaper in quantity. The information you need is here: https://blackmountainpicks.com/ (If link doesn't work, google "Black Mountain Picks.") The lad in the demo...
  13. Thread: Thumb Pick

    by Ranald
    Replies
    9
    Views
    734

    Re: Thumb Pick

    I too use a thumb pick, due to arthritis. I like the Herco picks which have to be softened in hot water and moulded to the shape of my thumb.


    180061

    180058

    However, my new favourite thumb...
  14. Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    ...you've taken a vacation 4,000 km away, and left your mandolin home because of the bother of lugging it around airports and on ferry rides, then you step out of a cafe, notice a guitar shop across...
  15. Replies
    927
    Views
    156,977

    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Funny. Years ago (1970's or early 80's), when security wasn't what it is today, I came out of Union (train) Station in Toronto, and saw cops all over the place. I asked one what was going on, and he...
  16. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,192

    Re: Ottawa Mandolin Club Starting Up

    We had a good meeting last night in Ottawa, with only three of us. What we lacked in numbers, we made up in enthusiasm. We brought and worked on four tunes in different genres: "Xotis Romanes"...
  17. Replies
    47
    Views
    2,116

    Re: What's up with USPS?

    True. They were a lot better with letters than parcels. I'd get pretty impatient waiting for those orders from the Eatons catalogue.
  18. Replies
    47
    Views
    2,116

    Re: What's up with USPS?

    I wish I could tell you things are much better here in Canada, but I can't. Ordering something whether by courier or mail, whether international or within the country, is a crap shoot. Sometimes the...
  19. Re: What's the origin/lyrics of this song: All Around the Mountai

    Hi, vojtechkral.

    Starting with your lyrics above, here's how my Canadian ear interprets the lyrics as the IllMo Boys sing them. Though I've never been to Missouri, I have watched "Winter's Bone"...
  20. Replies
    35
    Views
    1,254

    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    There's no question that they're a bull and bear, the symbols of the stock market. I was reacting to the comments beneath the pictures, in which the people posting, perhaps with tongue in cheek,...
  21. Replies
    35
    Views
    1,254

    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    Yup. To me too, but check posts #19 & 22.
  22. Replies
    35
    Views
    1,254

    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    Sorry if I was being insensitive (in Post 23, to the vegans perhaps), as we don't have much banjo crime up here in Canada.

    Actually, I do get your point, JE. Some of the humour is getting close to...
  23. Replies
    35
    Views
    1,254

    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    [QUOTE=Bertram Henze;1734069]Someone may come up with a similar idea for Frankfurt Stock Exchange - I always wondered why there is a
    cow and a pig...


    If you ever decide to take up farming,...
  24. Re: What's the origin/lyrics of this song: All Around the Mountai

    It sure sounds traditional, and the group's description from the Missouri Arts Council website says,"The Ill-Mo Boys are devoted fans of early country music from the 'Golden Age' of recording (ca....
  25. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,584

    Re: Should I pay for damage caused?

    I agree with Mike. I once intercepted a violin worth at least $10,000 dollars, lying on a store's floor as the performer played another fiddle while a toddler headed for the first. It wasn't...
Results 1 to 25 of 433
Page 1 of 18 1 2 3 4