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    Randy Wood's Music shop

    Been meaning to post about this for several days and keep getting side tracked.

    I just spent a week + on Saint Simons Island on the southern coast of GA as a make-up vacation for our annual trip...
  2. A Mandolin & Octave Mandolin duet: Big Hands

    Hi all!

    Here's a song that I wrote about two years ago and used to perform with my now deceased band. I recorded it as a duet with my octave Weber Bitterroot and my Prucha F5.

    Hope you enjoy...
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    Re: Eastman MD815/V in classifieds

    Here is the link Doug...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/161433#161433

    Looks like a lot of mandolin for the $$.
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    Freshgrass video- Everybody's Talkin'

    https://youtu.be/VTtAsgmYBNc

    This is marvelous and probably should go in the video part of the forum, but I figure it will get more views here, and I have a question:
    Who is playing bass here? He...
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    Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Firstly, Mandolin Cafe, thanks for being patient with a nerd like me who is probably overly excited about his first build and my most humble apologies for "over sharing" my progress as I've gone...
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

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    I’ve found this to be true with most forums. I don’t know why.
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

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  8. Amanda Jewell pdf transcription from Skaggs - Campbell

    Hello there!

    I've been wanting to transcribe mandolin solos for a while as a way of improving my bluegrass vocabulary and, finally, I've been able to make myself start.

    I didn't even had to...
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    One of the guys in my band has a Gil that has an extremely loud chop. Seriously hurts my ears if I'm facing him.
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    The only instrument that will kill a banjo or a fiddle (possibly both at the same time) is a set of bagpipes.
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    I have several good banjos, none of which are especially loud as banjos go, but if I want to I can drown out any mandolin. In other words, I've never heard a mandolin that was a "banjo killer".
    Of...
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    I think you're right Doug. When you face the cold hard truth, a banjo-killing mandolin is just wishful thinking. There are loud mandolins of course, when compared to other mandolins. And there are...
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    Like they don't know me

    Hi everyone,

    I'm sharing a little musical catharsis with you all. I recently went through one of these moments when you feel like you're not in sync with your loved ones. Like they didn't know me...
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    inlay design

    Here is my most recent inlay design, hope you all approve.
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    Re: Has Waverly Jumped the Shark?

    That is part of it, but mandolin tuners are a lot more difficult to install. There are 4 on a plate, so the hole spacing needs to be spot on. Guitar tuners (except classical) are separate so the...
  16. Dylan on bluegrass in the New York Times

    Bob Dylan, interviewed by Douglas Brinkley, NYT, June 12, 2020:

    "Bluegrass music is mysterious and deep rooted and you almost have to be born playing it. Just because you are a great singer, or a...
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    I switched to EVO after my first build and to predominantly stainless steel after about my 50th build. To my ear and hand, the biggest differences come from the quality of the seating, leveling,...
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    I said it on another thread but i got to play Doug’s two point not long after Will finished it. I would have tried to buy it on the spot if I didn’t already have one of his F5s. A seriously good...
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    Re: Shipping in 2020

    I shipped a strat from Texas to Oregon a couple weeks ago via UPS ground. I insured it for 500 bucks and the total shipping cost was 95 bucks. Shipping is expensive these days..
  20. Re: Mandolin theme song? “Oh, Mandolin.”

    There's a great Version by Valerie Smith (Liberty Pike) with Tim O'Brien singing the harmony.
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    Re: Monitor suggestion for DAW

    I had a potential customer send me a very long, very detailed critique of the tone of all the mandolins I had made to that date. They had very specific opinions about the tone, and strong opinions...
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    painted mandolin case of fb

    And now if we could just paint a happy little tree in there. (I wish I had painting talent):

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/176129459177351/
  23. Learn how to play "Salt Spring" (John Reischman) - video / tab

    Hi fellows,
    a long time favorite of mine, now I took the time to transcribe this beautiful tune and record it slow tempo.
    I tried to upload a TAB in pdf-format here, but somehow couldn't manage it....
  24. You Won't See Me (Beatles) - mando arrangement

    Have had this little 'arrangement' in my fingers for a while and just had to get it off my chest


    https://youtu.be/N2nVbApfhHs
  25. Ricky Skaggs and Dailey and Vincent Saturday Night Opry

    You can stream it live here....watching it live at home here in middle TN.

    Was wondering what happened to Ricky’s mandolin and he said it was a Skaggs model he accidentally turned into a Monroe...
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