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    Re: Today the Music Died

    Except I do remember and spent a few minutes trying to figure out if you knew something I didn't. I won't tell anyone.
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    Live with Anna Tanvir on Harp and Voice

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUSnRXz3rwo
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    Re: old mandolin

    So I snapped a pic of my mandolin and then a couple pages from the assembly instructions. I was 15 when I put it together. Made a brass truss rod cover and the strap was from an old purse of my...
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    Re: Louie bluie

    That link is dead. Here is "Louie Bluie" now.
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    dinner table jam

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apimV_-Jo7Q

    :mandosmiley:
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    Re: How hard is it to do setup?

    I started to read this, but I couldn't tough it out with no paragraphs.
    More than 4 lines without a break have become difficult for me to read, even if it might be interesting.
    Hope I didn't...
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    Re: Shellac flakes, which alcohol?

    Ethanol aka ethyl alcohol aka grain alcohol has to be one of the most misunderstood common chemicals on the planet?

    Ethanol is completely miscible with water -- that is a forms a homogeneous...
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    Paul Hostetter Obituary

    Very nice and thorough obituary for luthier, musician, and all-around virtuoso human being Paul Hostetter in today's San Francisco Chronicle:
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    Re: First Build questions

    One thing I think is very important about building an oval-hole mandolin is the graduation pattern. I've posted this a bunch of times, sorry if you're tired of seeing it.

    Most mandolins have...
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    Re: Tap tuning

    There is a lot of educated guessing and trial and error involved in music instrument building. Some people call the educated guessing intuition. It is empirical in that you don't need to understand...
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    Not a mandolin, but…I built a cello!

    Not a mandolin I realize, but…I built a cello:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8OUY4UxMzg&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: Left hand fingering display in TablEdit

    Got it!! I have a habit of messing around with settings when I shouldn't be. Here's what the problem was: For some reason, I had checked "Ad-Tab for Left Hand Fingerings" in the Advanced tab of...
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    RIP - John Baxter of Mandozine

    The confirmation we didn't want to see but felt was true finally appeared on the Mandozine Facebook page. John Baxter passed away according to a family member. On behalf of the Mandolin Cafe and...
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    John Baxter

    I just read on Facebook that John Baxter has passed away......

    For those who don’t recognize the name, you may recognize the name of his website Mandozine.com

    I never met John, but I can’t even...
  15. Re: Another newbie question: How do each of you carve mandolin pl

    And I run into an awful lot of people who have no idea what it takes to make a good mandolin and think that by hand carving they are going to get more spiritual connection to the work.
    Don't be...
  16. Our thoughts should be with John Baxter

    Received an email from John Baxter just now who has announced on his Facebook page (not sure if his Facebook settings are public) that he has been receiving treatment for Stage 4 colon cancer for...
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    Re: Removing a mandoliln fret board

    Well the truss rod is out -- but it fought me every millimeter of the way!

    I bought a couple of cobalt bits -- they ate through that metal (stainless steel?) like butter. I also used a small...
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    Re: Warning: Denatured Alcohol FUMES are dangerous

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    Well, 42O Extractor is just another example of what's called an overproof alcohol, at 190 proof, or approximately 95% ethanol (ethyl alcohol = "grain alcohol "). It can be used for human...
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    Re: Me? A copyright violator?

    This happens to me regularly. I fill out the required forms to contest the copyright complaint, citing sources like the session and other tune related websites. Here's a source for temperance that I...
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    Re: Me? A copyright violator?

    Happens all the time, especially with the better known classical tunes. Youtube's automatic content matching system can't distinguish between you recording a public domain tune and you sampling a...
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    Re: Mandolin marked with "Italia"

    Hey, ya gotta give us something to go on other than hairline cracks (common) and possibly Italian (not uncommon for older instruments). If I said I knew nothing about cars and simply asked if an...
  22. Re: Questions on repair - reattaching partially-detached back

    The top and bottom are uniform thickness, with the exception of the areas around the f-holes, which are slightly thinner thanks to the “carving.”

    I’ve got the mandolin in the jig, and have done a...
  23. Re: Looking for Information on 1897 Mandolin

    I agree with everyone's assessments. Here are the photos the OP provided in case he/she decides to take them down from that photo album.
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    David Grisman videos from RockyGrass

    Sent over for us to enjoy.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZhWy6ogV_M


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5P4n0ae4qE


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnImIHN0zWc
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    Re: Whats wrong with my mandolin?

    As John Kelly said, if you can, return it. The bridge is clearly defective. Sanding on it may eliminate the chance to return it. For not too much money there are Cafe partners that sell instruments...
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