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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    I’d like to ask if any fellow TI fans if they have ever mixed TI sets? I’m thinking of combining Heavy G and D with medium A and E unless there is a good reason not to.
  2. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    In addition to some others already mentioned, I enjoy listening to Will Patton. A good one to start with is “Latitudes and Departures” which includes a nice variety of different types of music.
  3. Charlie Daniels, fiddle (and mandolin) player dead at 83.

    I didn’t realize Charlie Daniels played more instruments than the fiddle, but apparently he also played mandolin, guitar and banjo. Thanks for some great music over the years and RIP.
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    Love them and use lights on an older Gibson and mediums on Ovation and Adamas mandolins.
  5. Re: What did we play on Mandolins 100 years ago in the USA?

    Check out “All the Rage” for mandolin orchestra songs popular from 1897-1924 by Butch Baldassari and the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble.
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  6. Re: Sirius Radio Replaced Bluegrass station 62 with 24/7 Dolly Pa

    If you have Amazon Prime, there are several bluegrass stations in Amazon Music that you can listen to if you have bluetooth in your vehicle.
  7. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    and Jimmy Martin.

    https://umgf.com/where-s-jimmy-martin-s-martin-t7051.html
  8. Think a full moon on Friday the 13 is scary?

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    Re: Ingles Violin Stand Question

    I’ve been using an Ingles stand for my fiddles and mandolins for over ten years without any damage to any of my instruments that I can see.
  10. Re: Need an Amp for my solid-body four-string electric mandolin

    Be sure to check out the Fender Blues Junior during your search.
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    Re: Mandolin Stand Recommendations

    If you have a music/microphone stand you might want to check out String Swing:

    https://www.stringswing.com/product/cc04uk-mic-music-stand-ukulele-mandolin-hanger

    They also make ones that you...
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    Re: 4- vs 8-string electric mandos

    With a four string, you can cut your tuning time and string costs in half!
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Ivan, is medical use of cannabis something you might consider? It has proven to be helpful to reduce many of the side effects for many chemo patients in the US, and I understand it is also now...
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Mandolin Cafe!

    If you go to the “Wayback Machine” located at the Internet archive, you can go back to any site at various places in time. This link should take you to what the home page was looking like on January...
  15. Re: Tampa, FL - acoustic music? mandolins?

    Check out the Woodwright Brewery in Dunedin (north of Clearwater). They have a schedule of music posted at https://gotonight.com/venues/venue/?id=9862 with an open Bluegrass Jam on the 1st and 3rd...
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    Re: What is Groove?

    I’d love to hear a mandolin orchestra version of this Groove song: https://youtu.be/0Bu-S1Tpkg8
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    RIP Stacy Phillips

    Stacy Phillips passed yesterday after suffering a massive heart attack on Sunday. He was the best dobro player I’ve ever heard, wrote several instructional books for dobro and fiddle, and even won a...
  18. Re: Info on Ovation Celebrity MCS-148 Mandolin

    She should be able to pick up a used American made MM-68 for a few dollars more (~$400+) which would be a better mandolin and electronics. I don’t have any experience with any other Ovation models,...
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    Re: Poor Man's Gibson

    Older Stradolins if under $1,000 is considered “poor”.
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    Re: Mandolin to fiddle

    I started with violin as a kid and started mandolin much later. I would also recommend starting with a teacher, preferably one who plays both instruments to help you even more. I would also suggest...
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    Re: Olympic Mandolin player

    That is Lowell Bailey and that sure was a nice shot of him playing Mandolin for his family.
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    Re: The Monroe Toaster has a bidder!

    There once was a man from Racine,
    Whose possessions created a scene.
    When they went on eBay,
    Some were excited to pay,
    While some others thought it obscene.
  23. Re: New Crafter owner hoping for some help from Ovation owners

    I would think so since the depth that I measured included the height with the bridge and fingerboard, and there is good padding on top and bottom of the case. Since it is not a wood back, there is...
  24. Re: New Crafter owner hoping for some help from Ovation owners

    Hi, I have some Ovation Mandolins and based on your measurements, I think the Crafter might be too large. Some approximate measurements of the Ovation are:

    Lower bout 10.5"
    Upper bout 7.5"...
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    Re: Bill Monroe's toaster on eBay

    You would need to have some serious bread in order to buy that thing.
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