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    Re: What’s happening here?

    Or maybe a case of you get what you pay for? It was worth £3, though!
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    Re: Christmas came early for me too!

    Good for you. Lucky lad!
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    Re: A Picture is worth a thousand words

    Can't complain that it's not comprehensive!
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    Re: New Gig: Restaurant Mandolinist

    Think, Elvis-"It's Now or Never" (for O Sole Mio) and make sure you don't swivel the hips too much!

    And for Return to Sorrento, think Elvis "So My Darling Please Surrender"

    With all these...
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    Re: New Gig: Restaurant Mandolinist

    O Sole Mio and Return to Sorrento, of course. And how about The Entertainer and Never on a Sunday?
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    Re: Chris Thile Signing Mandolins?

    I once saw a customer on the TV show Pawn Stars, going into the Vegas pawnshop with a somewhat beaten-up guitar he wanted to sell - for a lot of money. "It's signed by Chuck Berry," said the...
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    Re: Bowlback mando

    Earlier this year I asked on the Forum "Do I need a bowlback?" It sparked a lively discussion and I soon decided that I did need a bowlback. I bought a vintage Ceccherini restored by Forum member...
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    Re: Adding picking to my strumming

    I don't play in a band - just for my own amusement! Surely that applies to many users of this forum.
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    Re: Adding picking to my strumming

    Same here. In fact, I've never been a fan of chord playing whether on guitar, banjo or mandolin. I find a melody much more satisfying to play and far easier on the ear. Picking a tune I know well by...
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    Re: Best way to learn? I need some advice!

    Don Julin's book, Mandolin For Dummies, is excellent.
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    Re: Do I need a bowlback?

    In my original post on this thread, I asked 'Do I need a bowlback?' Well, after all the comments, I decided I did need one. In fact, I desperately wanted one! MAS? So I'm getting a Ceccherini...
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    Re: Do I need a bowlback?

    Some really interesting, indeed fascinating stuff here. Thanks all. Now I know I definitely DO need a bowlback! A couple more queries to follow my original post. Can you fit a strap to a bowlback?...
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    Re: Why I Don't Listen To Country Music.

    Hank Williams, Hank Snow, Hank Thompson, Ferlin Husky, Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash and Moe Bandy. I listen to them all the time - and much of the stuff is well over 50 years old. Simply unbeatable.
  14. Thread: Starting over.

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    Re: Starting over.

    I second what Denny Gies says, particularly about learning a new tune. I, too, have Mandolin For Dummies, and swear by it. To get over my latest plateau (number 354, I reckon!), I turned to page 264...
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    Re: Newbie introduction :)

    I figure I can compare it with the mando arriving on Wednesday and return the one I like less (or not! lol)


    Crikey! Two mandolins already and you've not started playing yet. Never heard of a...
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    Re: Eastman Mandolin Review

    Can't see any mention of an Eastman 305 here so far. I've had mine nine months now and love it. I know it's hardly top of the range, but to me it's beautiful - not least because it has a matt finish!...
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    Re: First three tunes/songs you learned first

    Oklahoma Hills, Red River Valley and Must I Ever Be A Lonesome Cowboy? (old Elvis song - still sounds good when I play it, he said modestly).
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    Finally made it to the Cafe!

    Hello, everyone. I've been tinkering with mandolins for about three years now and have finally joined Mandolin Cafe. It certainly seems a lively forum, and I reckon I'll pick up some useful tips...
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