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    Re: 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    It's a pretty boring story and a bit of downer, but what the heck. Summer of 2013 roadtrip that was to take me to Telluride bluegrass festival, and then on to northern CA for High Sierra music...
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    Re: 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    One of the biggest mistakes I ever made was running over my '85 A5-1 with a Toyota minivan. True story.
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    This link should work:

    https://www.facebook.com/patrick.connell.338/posts/10221141925611250

    Tried to embed the video here, but couldn't get it to show up.
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    Re: Sliding into Notes

    Mike Seeger could pull off some of the "slitheriest" slides around, especially when it comes to double stops. Check out the clip beginning at 30:33 in the documentary "Homemade American Music" (there...
  5. Thread: Grommets

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    Re: Grommets

    I've got a plastic bag full of about 100 of the little black rubber ones. Be happy to send a few out to any Cafe folks in need, feel free to PM me.
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    Re: Obscure Tony Rice tabs. No mando content.

    Years ago I too embarked upon a similar path as you, studying Tony for countless hours and arriving at a place where I began to unlock the pieces of his vocabulary and could begin to identify by ear...
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    Re: Hope this never happens again

    About 10 years ago I hitch-hiked through Jackson, WY on my way to volunteer with a buffalo advocacy group headquartered near Yellowstone. Had my Kentucky KM180S with me, my first mandolin. I stopped...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Pulling for you Ivan. Many of your innumerable contributions to the forum have personally inspired me and have helped me wade my way through the expansive mando universe (mandoverse?), and have...
  9. Re: watch the smooth glide like action of Mike Comptons fingers

    Mike Seeger was another one of those folks who could get around on a mandolin as if the strings were buttered. This entire film ("Homemade American Music") from 1980 is a treasure, but take a look at...
  10. Re: Stopping the strings resonating behind the bridge?

    The black rubber grommets that you can sometimes find at the hardware store are I believe the same ones that are also used in tattoo machines (they keep the needle firmly secured to the tattoo gun's...
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    Re: Orrin Star Passes

    An old band I was in used to cover Orrin's jig "The Partners", and if I recall correctly, that was a result of Orrin posting on the forum about this new composition back in 2011. I was drawn to it...
  12. Re: Stroboclip HD prefers harmonic to fundamental problem

    A word of caution about the original Stroboclip -- there's a plastic flange on the clamp/swivel assembly that's easily prone to snapping off, at which point the clamp no longer is able to be secured...
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    Re: What Should My Next BC Pick Be?

    Keep in mind that the folks at Blue Chip are gracious enough to make picks of any gauge, to your specifications at no extra charge. I recently found myself in a similar situation, caught in between...
  14. Re: Tunes by Tom Kimber on the NK Forster "Celtic F" mandolin

    Certainly! And perhaps a selection of German pastries in the background of such a video would really highlight those buttery tones :mandosmiley:
  15. Re: Tunes by Tom Kimber on the NK Forster "Celtic F" mandolin

    Beautiful. Sounds remarkably like a Gibson A oval hole, so much so that it kinda scrambled the aural and visual processing in my mind for a moment, hearing shapes and textures that my brain doesn't...
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    Re: Luthier in Nebraska?

    Rich at Dietze Music in Omaha does good basic work on guitars (and lots of bowed instruments), as does John Svatos at Ground Floor Guitar. I haven't visited Linda London in Lincoln in a few years,...
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    Re: Ellis F5 Special #380

    Crystal bells, all the way up the neck. What a fine instrument, and only right that it sits in the hands of a master player! I watched you win that one at the contest, Jordan. You're a crosspicking...
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    Re: Norman Blake Directions?

    Gladly :mandosmiley:

    link to download: https://mega.nz/#!LIAhHCpR!P7aiy8DqajI-Fl_15gUpa84q0cUlBqLdnp-lNHxCEXk
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    Joe Foley cittern & string choices

    Today I've been practicing my Google-fu, searching in a bunch of forums to figure out some different tunings and string gauges to experiment with my Foley cittern (just posted some pictures here)....
  20. Thread: Show your cboms!

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    Re: Show your cboms!

    Here's my Foley 10-stringer made in April 1997. 22.8"/58cm scale length. Been playing in GDADA, but I'm ready to order some new strings for a tuning change. Hoping I can I get a low D on there for...
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    Re: 3 Gibson A-5Ls in the classifieds....

    Seller's smooth description of the 2004 one is pretty impressive too. That Bozeman-era Flatiron F5 custom with the block inlays looks sweet too, vis--vis the Gibson apple not falling too far from...
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    Re: Please give me a shopping list.

    What's your budget? You'll get more pointed advice if you can provide a ballpark figure.

    I hop around from mandolin to guitar to banjo in various projects and use the same Ear Trumpet "Edwina"...
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    Re: Please give me a shopping list.

    What's your budget? You'll get more pointed advice if you can provide a ballpark figure.

    I hop around from mandolin to guitar to banjo in various projects and use the same Ear Trumpet "Edwina"...
  24. Re: What three pieces of gear have made your gigging life better?

    1. Headway EDB-2 preamp. Powers my DPA 4099 and gives me first line of feedback and tone control via onboard EQ and notch filter. It also allows me to easily swap between mandolin and guitar (have a...
  25. Re: My band livestreaming this afternoon (Mike Black mando conten

    We're live, set to commence shortly!
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