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  1. Hi Matt, Sorry, works out too expensive for...

    Hi Matt,

    Sorry, works out too expensive for me, but thanks for the offer anyway.


    Regards,
  2. Hi, I’m in the UK too and would like to know...

    Hi,

    I’m in the UK too and would like to know the shipped charge. This is one of my favourite CD’s.

    Regards,
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    Poll: Re: Do you use a Tone Gard?

    Hi,

    I was just thinking of my personal favourites, David Grisman, Andy Statman, Chris Thile, Mike Marshall and John Reischman. They all use them, but you’re right I’m sure there are some top...
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    Poll: Re: Do you use a Tone Gard?

    Hi,

    I use one and think it works. My observation is that the majority of top professionals use them and I think that speaks for itself.

    Regards,
  5. Thread: Who is Oscar?

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    Re: Who is Oscar?

    I think the original post means who is the Oscar referred to in the lyrics. I don’t know though.

    Regards,
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    Re: Modern Oval Holes

    Hi,

    Mike Black specialises in making A4 type mandolins and they’re excellent and good value. Having said that they are pretty close copies of the Gibson A4’s of a hundred years ago, so I don’t...
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    Pick Choice on Electric Mandolin vs Acoustic

    Hi,

    I was wondering on the experience of those out there of those who play both types of mandolin.

    I pretty much settled on Wegen 1.5 mm picks for mandolin decades ago. As a relatively recent...
  8. Excellent. Never really took to the famous...

    Excellent. Never really took to the famous classical music written for mandolin, but liked that. More of a chamber music feel.

    Regards
  9. Re: interesting short talk with L Dudenbostel from a News station

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting, it was an interesting watch. Must be around 15 years ago, he mentions Thile at one point saying he’s in his mid 20s.


    Regards,
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    Re: The Break (jazz original)

    Hi,

    Listened to your Soundcloud recordings and enjoyed them. Thanks for posting. Real sense of enjoyment from the live recordings.


    Regards,
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    Re: The Harsh February

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting. Not sure Iíve heard that Phil Cunningham tune before, but will put it on the list to learn.


    Regards,
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    Re: Girouard "Griffith" tribute mandolin.

    Don,

    The A5 that I commissioned from Mike Black was he said based on the Griffith. Got it in 2014 and still happy with it.

    201550

    Regards
  13. Re: MP3 of the Day - O'Carolan's Draught by Scott Tichenor from t

    Hi,

    Nice rendition. I always think that music of O’Carolan is perfect for the mandolin.


    Regards,
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    Re: Video Concert Tonight

    Hi,

    Just watched the concert on YouTube. Thought everything about it was excellent. Nice to see the electric mandolin as a lead instrument, but each musician was excellent and you came together...
  15. Thread: Mike Black

    by mandrian
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    Re: Mike Black

    Hi,

    You should be able to private message him here using his user name ( Mike Black). I think someone else had difficulty with his website recently, but he sent them a message via the Cafe. He...
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    Re: Stelling riding into the sunset

    Hi,

    Sad news for us, but retirement works out well for most.

    My first good mandolin was a Stelling that was licensed to thrill (serial no. LS007). Got it on my only ever trip to Mandolin Bros...
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    Frank,

    Thanks for posting all these videos. I really enjoy your tune selection and your playing. Very inspiring.


    Regards,
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    Re: Thomastick Light Strings

    Hi,

    I use the mediums pretty much all the time. I have used the heavy and light at times as well and they have great playability and durability too. I used the lights on a vintage flatback...
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    Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TAMCO retirement.

    Trevor,

    Thanks for all you did for the UK mandolin community and wider. You made instruments available to us that we would probably never got hold of.

    Best wishes for your retirement.
    ...
  20. Re: Acoustic Endeavors podcast #12 Grisman and Barnes,Jethro Leg

    Hi,

    A great listen, as are all of the episodes.

    Regards,
  21. Re: The Mandolins and Beer Podcast Episode #118 Simon Dunson

    Hi,

    Never heard of this guy, but will buy the new recording. Thought it was original and different, but above all excellent music and playing.

    Regards,
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    David Mold Videos on YouTube

    Hi,

    Not seen any mention on the Cafe yet of Cafe member Old Sausage (David Mold) and his newly posted videos on YouTube. He has posted four in the last few weeks and they are all excellent. A...
  23. Re: Not able to view (Most!) videos in eg social groups on MC

    Hi,

    In case it helps, I use an iPad but have not downloaded the latest 15.1 update yet and can see both videos. That seems to support your theory?

    Regards,
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    Re: Parchment Farm Blues

    Mike,

    Can’t help, but I’m seeing it OK on my iPad.

    Regards,
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    Re: Espresso Swing - Jordan Ramsey mandolin

    Hi,

    Watched all the videos last night on the new YouTube website. Nice selection of songs beautifully played with all of the quartet making a good contribution. Well worth checking out if you like...
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