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  1. 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...
  2. 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: 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
  6. 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: For Vinyl enthusiasts

    Great stuff, Ivan. I love hunting for LPs and 45s, and one of my crate digging rules is that if it says "Starday" on it, it's coming home with me. The label has an interesting history and through the...
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    Re: Chris Thiles mandolin clip on microphone?

    Here's a post from a few years back where someone did just that, attaching the ATM Pro 35's gooseneck to the DPA mount with a hot glue gun.
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    Re: November 1981 Unicorn Mandolin

    Saw that one in the Classifieds and was intrigued. There's something so pleasing about Rolfe's distinctive f-hole design. Month and year of my birth, too. I didn't realize Dave Sinko had been...
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    Re: J.Bovier F5V-AV-S $1125 new on Amazon New

    A discount is a discount, but here's some relevant reading wherein Jeff Cowherd (of JBovier) recommends against purchasing any of the JBovier models being offered on Amazon.
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    Re: Help to ID family mandolin

    Yikes. Thought I'd give it a shot...I love the bowls but I'm certainly no expert. Mick & others way more well-versed than me, I'll gladly defer to your assessments over mine. No snarkiness detected...
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    Re: Help to ID family mandolin

    Some of the features look vaguely Larson-esque to me: pickguard inlay, shaping at the end of the fretboard, cloud tailpiece. Almost looks like a cousin to my old MayFlower bowlback.
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    Re: Come On Mandeileen

    Oh no, we broke it! Well for the time being at least, you can still access it at Google's cached version of the page.
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    Re: That time of year - mando humidifiers?

    Here's a pictorial step-by-step of Betram's method (using a ziploc bag instead of a plastic box) that Bryan Kimsey wrote up. I also posted this a month ago in a similar discussion about...
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    Re: Best F5 mandolin for the money?

    Play a whole bunch of 'em. Listen to other people play a whole bunch of 'em. Talk to people who build 'em. Go through ownership of a few mid-level or pro-level A-style mandolins from knowledgable and...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Scott Tichenor!

    Another example of the superlative wonder and whimsy of the Mandolin Cafe: a Google image search for "Happy birthday mandolin" gives us this guy right there in the top row of results. A very happy...
  18. Re: My Gibson Varnished Fern in action...thanks for watching!

    Love that little shimmy you threw down around the 2:00 mark.
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    Re: Dave Peters Live at Ovations

    Mike, thanks so much for kindly including me in your giveaway. I've listened to Live At Ovations about a thousand times since it showed up in the mailbox!

    For anyone out there who hasn't heard...
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