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    Re: Strap installation question

    If you don't want to modify the strap it seems like the thing to do is tie something else around the mando and tie that the the loop on the strap. Maybe the Souldier folks have a more appropriate...
  2. David, Great job on the Russian Rag! Mandolin...

    David, Great job on the Russian Rag! Mandolin Mondays are an amazing gift to all of us. Humble thanks to you and all those who help you to make it so.
  3. Re: Shioping mandolin - Nov 1 - West to East Coast - safest metho

    I have had good success with Fedex ground, especially when the end points are urban areas, there are have been no worrisome delays. Make sure that signature is required. Put a humidifier in it. I...
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    These amazing recordings were re-issued on a single CD a few years back, and Elderly Instruments has been carrying them since then.
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    Re: Mandolin Considerations -- Add to my List

    Buying used can get you a great instrument for a reasonable price, if you know more or less what you want and what they're worth. Sounds like you're looking to take your time, so that will be to your...
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    Re: Did someone say PICKS?

    Holy Smokes! I hope those are being kept in a ventilated container and away from open flames, or that could become a hot mess o' picks! Thanks for sharing that Bratsche - very impressive.
  7. Re: Midnight on the Water-10.Anniversary of my Pomeroy A2 Mandol

    Congrats on your 10th! That is a very nice sounding rendition of one of my favorite tunes. I thought the whole presentation was quite well done. Did you do the guitar and the recording as well?
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    Re: vintage 4 string bass mandocello

    Oh my, that is tantalizingly bizarre...
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-4-STRING-BASS-MANDOCELLO-EXCELLENT-TONE-LOW-ACTION/254376657664?hash=item3b3a07c300:g:uV0AAOSwWNNdlD63
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    Re: New to me Mandolin day!

    Dude - congrats! Where are the sound clips? How old is that thing? If I remember correctly those cases with the aluminum bands are '70's or 80's? It looks like the back of the neck has a more...
  10. Re: Introducing Duo Mantar, guitar and mandolin duo

    Most excellent, and glad to hear of it! Too bad Chicago is not on the tour. Thanks as always to Scott and the Cafe for continuing to expand my musical horizons.
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Jim, That reverse scroll is way cool - thanks for posting pix! I've been lusting after one of these for a while.
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    Re: My new mando!

    That is a beauty - congrats! For some reason I keep thinking I'd like to try one of his two-points. I will second the request for sound clips!
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    Re: New Weber Mandolin

    Congrats! I wish I had gotten down there to play that one while they had it. Down Home are good people and have a beautiful store. They are also the prime movers behind the Frankfort Bluegrass...
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    Re: Looking for opinions of Big Muddy mandolins

    There was a used M4 here for a while and I played it a number of times while I was in the store. I was pleasantly surprised at what a nice instrument it was. It had a somewhat unassuming but I...
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    Re: Internet Radio Stations?

    WDCB Jazz in Chicago has a folk show that occasionally has mando content. Also in-studio performances (which you can attend), and artist interviews.
    https://wdcb.org/program/folk-festival
    You can...
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    Re: I am totally bummed out

    Bummer. My sympathies. My .02 - have a pro reattach it, or leave it off - I hate the way a bad scroll repair looks.
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    Re: Is this a good deal?

    Wait - do banjo players read?
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    Re: Controlling Tone on Weber F Body Octave

    I've had similar experience when switching to instruments with lighter strings, like the tenor banjo or an antique mando with extra lights. I can't really speak to your suggestions about...
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    Re: I'm buying a Mandolin

    Eastman++
    My two most recent favorites of mandolins that I didn't need were a used Eastman MD305 and a new Eastman MD515 varnish. They both played and sounded really great. That 305 was a great deal.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    I too like the flat tops, and they're even better at this price point! :grin:
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    Re: I Don't Know (But I Like It)

    Good fun and great pickin. Now where's that box ...
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    Re: First Mando - Eastman 304

    Nice choice - I think you will really enjoy it. The Eastman 300 series are a really nice instrument for the money. A local dealer had a used 315 for a few weeks, which I played every time I was there...
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    Re: Mic preamp for condenser

    Hey, that FetHead is a cool product! Hadn't heard of them before. I note that the FetHead Phantom uses the existing phantom power to power its preamp, and also passes that same phantom power onto the...
  24. Re: If your spouse just green-lighted an electric mando ...

    I agree with David that if your acoustic's loud enough when amp'd, you might want to try something different. If you did want an acoustic/electric, the Godin A8 seems well regarded and would fit...
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    Re: Mando Acquisition Syndrome and the Mandocello

    Too cool! Can't wait to see the video... :cool:
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