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    Re: Philphool, Phil Goodson, passes :(

    Every day is precious.
    RIP, Phil.
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    Re: Hand Lotion and Strings

    Hi Erin,
    In a perfect world, you would wash and dry your hands with cool water before you play.
    Avoiding lotion and hot water before playing will prevent softening callouses. This combined with...
  3. Re: San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra Virtual performance

    Very cool, Peter! Many thanks.
    I hope those fine folks can soon be playing as an ensemble again in person.
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    Re: Sacred Place - Sailing Lake Superior

    Thank you, Greg. This Michigander appreciates your Minnesota music and the time you took to share it.
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    Re: Minneapolis March

    What fun!
    Was this piece written/arranged for your orchestra? Thanks to all who participated.
  6. Re: All of My 2020 Festivals Have Been Cancelled

    Amen to that, Allen!
  7. Re: Please help! Newbie looking for bowlback to learn on!

    Terrific advice, Mick.
    You’re one of the reasons the Cafe is the place to come for answers and nice people who are willing to share them. ;)
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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    I intended to post my thoughts about getting older but forgot what I was going to say. ;)
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    Re: New Brian Dean LaBraid 10-string

    Ken, you have a mandolin unlike any other in existence. It is uniquely beautiful and sonically marvelous! It is a tribute to your conceptual creativeness and also Brian Deanís unquestioned mastery....
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    Re: Review: The Iwamoto mandolin #118

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Humidifier for Mandolin/Case

    Stretto makes a fine violin case humidifier that also works well with mandolin cases.
  12. Re: Introduction and my new to me Gibson Fern

    Your wife is the real keeper! Enjoy that terrific Gibson, too. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Ranieri recording of The Swan

    What fun.
    Listening to Ranieri play beautifully by delicately tapering phrases with flawless tremolo on this 90 year old recording is a real treat. Ralph’s own performance is as usual, delightful. ...
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    Re: Where to find a Roman/Ranieri Plectrum?

    Just tried to order some plectrums from Galliís Website and canít seem to checkout.
    The picks are sitting in my cart but thatís as far as I can get, even after I registered.
    Oh well, guess Iíll...
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil, I hope your music and the love of family comforts you during this time.
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    Re: Thank you, Eastman

    Hereís another terrific Eastman story, Hank.
    A few years ago I bought a new Eastman bowlback (no longer being manufactured) from a music shop in New York. When I received the mandolin, I noticed...
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    Re: Hoffee vs new Calton vs Pegasus vs ?

    If you choose the Hoffee, consider the "twist" latches Jeff offers.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Marty Jacobson:

    Bravo, Marty.
    Bravo, Cafe community.
    I did not know Ivan but greatly admired his courage. God bless his family and friends.
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    Re: Posting Ads In Classifieds

    Thanks for clarifying this for me.
    His ad was posted successfully. ;)
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    Posting Ads In Classifieds

    I have a Canadian friend who is trying to post an ad and is having difficulty.
    Before I walk him through the process, is it necessary for him to register on the website?
    I can't seem to find a...
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    Re: Grieving Sally Goodin

    I firmly believe we will one day be reunited with our little friends, who will guide us to the fields of our youth where we will play together once again.
    Keep your chin up, Bob.
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    Re: First classical mandolin...

    And just FYI, Mike Dulak of Big Muddy will make a 13" scale mandolin, which many classical players prefer.
    He made one for me years ago; it was a fine mandolin for the price. On top of that, Mike is...
  23. Re: Feedback please: Menuet 3 by G.P.Telemann (arr. by John Goodi

    Sound fine, Dan. It takes guts to post here and ask for feedback because this not your typical audience.
    Keep on working and getting better. Nice mandolins you've got there.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Strap around headstock?

    Check out the mandolin straps made by Bill Bailey.
    Bill makes terrific straps and is a heck of a nice guy to do business with.
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    Re: Blue Chip meltdown

    Hey Jim, I tried rubbing my two BC picks together but I still only have two! :crying:
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