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    Re: Mandolin Orange Information

    Made it home for an overnight to catch Mandolin Orange on the main stage at Three Rivers Art Festival.The show was worth every minute and expense for the 300 mile detour home.
    Great seeing new...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange Information

    Free Concert June 15, 7:30pm. Pittsburgh 3 Rivers Art Festival. I’m on the road in our RV but trying to fit in a trip home to take it in.
  3. Re: Pic direction when starting on a string

    Never really thought about it until you posted your question. Upon reflection I think changing strings has less to do with my methodology than what I’m doing with that first stroke or even my second...
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    Re: Seagull S8 Owners Thread

    Played a non electric at Elderly. Better than travel mandolins I have owned. But outclassed by every other mandolin in the store.
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    Re: Should I Buy an OM

    DITTO
    I would add that though I do not play an OM, I do find that the longer scale I play the faster tunes become more difficult. Mandolin usually not a problem, 17 " scale Weber mandola more...
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    Re: Do people ever change their strings?

    Most players probably do not change them often enough. Strings go south gradually making it difficult to distinguish a change in tonal quality.
    And, like me, I assume many people find changing...
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    Re: Mandolins at rest

    As per your comment on keeping them in a case: I have seen this discussed many times here. I still fail to see the importance of me keeping them in a case when I am at home. No children and no pets....
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    Re: Mandolins at rest

    Thanks to all that replied. One more OCD behavior I can scratch.
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    Mandolins at rest

    Detuning? If you will not be playing an instrument for a day or two or three do you detune?
    If I'm traveling for an extended period of time I always detune instruments a couple of steps that are...
  10. Re: Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra Spring Concert

    Reminder to to Pa tri-staters having thoughts of attending and may have forgotten: THIS COMING SATURDAY, 7PM.

    No financial interest. Just wanting to spread the joy!
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    Re: Mandolin purchase advice

    I bought a Kentucky KM-950 from the Cafe classifieds last fall. $850.00 !!!! The KM-950 has larger frets, radius fret board, and scooped florida. Mine was optioned with a black tuner knobs, James...
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    Re: Phoenix Neoclassical mandolin

    Heard of what? Phoenix Neoclassical? If that is your question the answer is yes. Many references can be found here on the Cafe. Well respected in both brand and model. Played one once because I...
  13. Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra Spring Concert

    I like to keep mandolin aficionados in the western Pa area informed of upcoming open performances.
    On May 4th at 7 pm they will be performing in the North Hills region of Pittsburgh. I find their...
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    Re: What makes Chop?

    Interesting!
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    Re: Not all Collings hold their value

    $4500 sounds reasonable to me. I would never pay more than 75% of new price for a previously owned instrument. For the other 25% I'll buy new.
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    Re: What makes Chop?

    After attending a Bluegrass festival last summer at the urging of my son and nephew I left feeling like a chop has it's place. Just not in anything I like to play or spend a lot of time listening to....
  17. Re: Finally!, a mandola case for your aging H1/H2 case

    That is great! I feel confident that as people find out about your dola cases sales may become brisk.
    I am currently OK with cases after recently locating a Collings dola case in Canada. But, the...
  18. Re: Canadian buyers: good deal on KM-950

    Great buy! I think you are going to be pleased with your KM-950. At that price you should be pick'n and grinnin for quite a while. I don't care for mine when playing classical, show tunes, or soft...
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    Re: Under Seat on Plane?

    Last time I flew I had to pay $56 for an extra carryon.
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    Re: Separation of Singing and Playing

    ABSOLUTELY! At 68 years young it is happening much more frequently. Next to a set list I find that the first few words and melodic notes are needed to clear the fog.
  21. Re: Suggestions for mandolins in the $600-$900 range

    Hard to beat this Kentucky 956/950 w/ Hard Case in the Cafe Classifieds. I am quite pleased with mine. Not great for classical or show tunes but it stomps on Old Country and Rockabilly. I think it...
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    Re: It has finally happened (HELP!)

    Happens frequently. At least to me.
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    Re: Taj Mahal on mandolin?

    [QUOTE By the way, it's a good book from an intelligent, thoughtful man with decent values, though not great entertainment for those with fantasies of "the blues lifestyle."[/QUOTE]

    Thank You for...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day!

    NICE!!!!! Never played a Heiden as they do not show up often on this side of the continent. Have always heard great things. Enjoy
  25. Re: Good "TSA latch" cases available in 2019?

    I would think so but for me the real question is would you trust the integrity of the case to stand up to the rigors (abuse by) of baggage handlers. I don't think I would trust baggage handlers with...
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