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    Re: Apollo picks -- another option for you

    I've tried a couple of the Apollo picks and liked them a lot, though I much preferred the casein to the PEEK. I made a short video on guitar, but my impression of them on mandolin was much the same....
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    Re: Apollo picks -- another option for you

    Thanks for your kind words. I will follow this thread, but I'm not always much of a talker. I've been a member of MandolinCafe for about a decade, but I do a lot more reading than typing. I'd...
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    Apollo picks -- another option for you

    I noticed an add in the MCC a few weeks ago (Ad #162803; mandolin accessories section) and was attracted to the fact that they were made only about 100 miles from home and also on the company's web...
  4. Thread: Quint Mandolin

    by PatLong
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    Quint Mandolin

    Hi everyone I am the newbie in your club!!

    I am looking to buy a Quint Mandolin from Japan and I wonder if you have any clue on the artisan builder? I have been told buy the seller the...
  5. Re: Introduction and my new to me Gibson Fern

    Hi. Nice to meet you. What part of Tokyo are you in? Iím over in Zempukuji.
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    Thanks for the tip. I had to look up Moon Stomp and found out it is just about 10 minutes from my house. I live in Suginami-ku too. I have heard of Iwamoto. One of the old guys here knows him. I...
  7. Re: Introduction and my new to me Gibson Fern

    Welcome!
    Beautiful mandolin and a great story.
    Once Covid restrictions are lifted, check out the bluegrass jam at Moon Stomp in Tokyo hosted by Takeshi Iwamoto, mandolin player and builder.
    I just...
  8. Introduction and my new to me Gibson Fern

    Hi guys. New user here just popping in to introduce myself and join the fun. Iím a player from rural TN, somewhere south of Nashville and north of Muscle Shoals, living in Tokyo for the last 15+...
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    Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    Since the demise of Presto cases 18 months I have been trying to solve the mandolin case nightmare. If you are in the USA you have a lot more choice in cases, but here down under we only have crappy...
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    Re: Iwamoto F5 mandolin #118 in progress

    All finished and ready for shipping!

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    Re: Iwamoto F5 mandolin #118 in progress

    I met Iwamoto-San last year and played in that jam. The bar is called Moon Stomp, in Koenji. He’s really nice and the whole crowd was incredibly welcoming. I saw one of his instruments in a store...
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    Re: Iwamoto F5 mandolin #118 in progress

    Sam Bush plays an Iwamoto electric mandolin too
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    Iwamoto F5 mandolin #118 in progress

    About a year ago I was in Washington for a ski-athon fundraiser at Crystal Mountain. I built in some extra time to hang out in Seattle and eat at Piroshky Piroshky and to go play instruments at Dusty...
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    Re: Harptone or Cedar Creek Cases

    I have a beautiful Cedar Creek case for my 1908 Gibson mandocello. I can't show pictures, but it is really nice, inside and out.
  15. Re: Sam Bush playing something other than Hoss?

    Sam Bush also pays an Iwamoto - Acoustic World - 4 string electric
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    Re: Strap recommendations?

    A vote for Sully Straps & Little satchel straps made in Australia by Steven Gilchrist's partner
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    Screws for tuner buttons

    I teach in a JAM Junior Appalachian Musician program and kids don't pay great attention to the small things, like screws in the tuner buttons on their mandolins. Does anyone know the screw size/spec...
  18. Bluegrass jam at Moon Stomp in Tokyo

    I was visiting Tokyo this week and looked around for jams. Thereís a really great one ln the first and third Friday of each month, in Koenji, at a place called Moon Stomp. Typical small Japanese bar,...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    I was able to narrow it down to these 5. 177584
  20. Thread: Iwamoto?

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    Re: Iwamoto?

    I checked out the Iwamoto at Dusty Strings while I was in Seattle for a Foghorn String Band show. I tried it out the day of the show and couldn't get it out of my mind. Did a little research that...
  21. Re: 4-string emando, whatís the best out there?

    I've owned about twenty electric mandos in my time Ė the one in my avatar, made in Japan by Acoustic World, is by far the best of 'em.
  22. Thread: Iwamoto?

    by colorado_al
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    Re: Iwamoto?

    I was asked by a cafe member to elaborate. The instrument is beautifully made. Flamed Maple back and sides. Neck is very comfortable. A slight V shape. 1&1/8” nut. Radiused ebony fretboard and...
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    Re: Where to find J Bovier

    JBovier are made in China now.
    I own a JBovier A5 and it is a great mandolin. One of the best buys for under $1000.
    Looking at their website, it looks like they are not selling the black-top A5...
  24. Re: Afanti/Pango Octave mandolin (PMD-216 or AMD-216)

    Hi Kykym.
    Welcome to the Mandolin Cafe!

    I own 2 mandolins from Afanti/Pango. Both needed setup when they arrived, including fretboard oil, one with need of some minor fret leveling.
    I like both...
  25. Re: Afanti/Pango Octave mandolin (PMD-216 or AMD-216)

    Extensive current thread on Pango instruments from the Cafe's CBOM forum. Focuses on mandocello, but might help you in evaluating an OM.
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