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  1. Re: A Mandolin & Octave Mandolin duet: Big Hands

    Very nice Isaac! Nicely recorded also.
    What is your recording set for this tune!
    Best from Canada..
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    Re: 3-Part Chris Thile Master Class online

    Thanks Bradeasley!
    Here is the reference link for all of you with more information about the event. Certainly this will be helpful....
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    Re: 3-Part Chris Thile Master Class online

    Personally I find it a both disappointing and insulting to have absolutely NO description of content. Yes he is Chris Thile but we are a community of supportive mandolin players who are also people....
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    Weber sage value

    I was thinking of reducing my instruments! What would be a fair price for a Weber Sage in excellent condition these days?
    Thanks
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    Re: Grace felix vs. Red eye

    Has anyone compared these and A B’d them with the Radial Tonebone PZ pre Acoustic Pre amp?
    I have been using this for pre amp for blending the piezo and magnetic pickups for my Phoenix Jazz.
    It...
  6. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    Tim,
    Enjoy you new mando! The mtv2’s sing with a beautiful bell-like texture...all the way up the neck!
  7. Re: Article: New Music from Avi Avital - Art of the Mandolin

    Wonderful player! Observe his non-traditional pick hold in the graphic! I’ve been lucky to have had the opportunity to participate in workshops, masterclasses and as a player in an orchestra he...
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    Cohen oval vs. Collings MTO

    Has anyone done a side by side comparison of these 2 instruments and if so any descriptive comments to describe the differences in sound and playability?
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    Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet "Nectarine"

    Hey Don,
    I would be interested to know the criteria you use when choosing between your Kimble and Apitius Mandos for individual tunes?
    Iíve been fortunate to have heard you play both at different...
  10. Re: Would anyone be interested in a Blue Chip pick shootout?

    If you do a search you will find this has already been done on the cafe!
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    Re: Process of learning a classical tune

    Jim,
    I tend to agree with much of what you have to say. Personally I usually listen to different reputable versions of classical players and choose to learn stylistic approaches which would not...
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    Re: Process of learning a classical tune

    To both Jim’s
    During the initial learning and introduction to a new piece I was wondering if you are against listening to an accomplished player whose interpretation is appealing to you. Wouldn’t...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    I find the stings lovely to play however the bass is definitely not as powerful.
    The strings are more laid back or you could say less upfront, less drive!
    They are much easier to fret with less...
  14. Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet cited as a best jazz recording of 2020

    Just received it in the mail this week.
    And it is exceptional.
    Yeah Donnie!
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    David,
    Which Thomastiks sets are you using on your Mandola and Mandocello?
    Thanks!
  16. Re: Thomas Buchanan 10 String , 5 course Mandolin / Mandola

    Hey Tom,
    What strings are you using on your Buchanan these days!?
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    Re: The Don Stiernberg Quartet - New Release

    Listen and watched quite a bit of Don and his excellent band playing these tunes!
    Tom, I took your suggestion and ordered the hard copy.
    Thanks for that recommendation.
    I will just have to wait...
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    Re: A Year With Calace?

    I sent Florian a request asking if he could provide recordings of the exercises I thought it would also help him market this incredible set of lessons. It had already been suggested to him. It is...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    Just to finish up as I never offered a time!
    I play my instruments 1-4 hours per day. This includes noodling, memorizing, taking instruction, adjusting my fingering and studying the tunes! I enjoy...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    I think the term practice must be more clearly defined. If I am learning a new tune I donít consider it practicing the tune. Once I know the tune I practice it to make it predictably repeatable at...
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    Re: A Year With Calace?

    I signed up for it a few days ago. I think it is a commendable and lovely project to support I look forward to receiving his first lesson. I believe it is being translated into English.
  22. Re: anyone change their plain steel high strings faster than wrap

    Follow up from my previous post!
    The Thomastik D and G strings last for a very very long time! They certainly outlast both the wound A and Plain E strings.
  23. Re: anyone change their plain steel high strings faster than wrap

    I change the E string of the Thomastiks. This is the only unwound string!
    When the A string loses timbre I sometimes replace it with unwound A strings. I find the wound D and G strings significantly...
  24. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    Thanks for your post. I was never aware of Toppermost. What a great resource!
  25. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    I will be attending! So count me in!
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