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  1. Re: Learn to play multiple instruments at once?

    If you want a paying gig, learn Bass! A good bass player (pre-quarantine) could always find a job, often in multiple bands. If you are a casual player who wants to accompany themselves or friends,...
  2. Re: Learn to play multiple instruments at once?

    Approach them as different instruments. Because they are. I wouldn’t learn more than two at a time - get each one under your fingers. Ukulele is guitar from the fifth fret so once you’ve got guitar...
  3. Land's End. Tim O'Brien cover with free notation

    Hey yall! This Tim O'Brien tune is one of my favorites. In the process of working on this one, I notated out the standard dots for it. On "Hard Year Blues" Tim plays the B and C parts up an octave...
  4. Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    You would come out a very confused camper for sure.

    It has been discussed and I agree that there is a noticable difference in the perception of sound of a LL when you are the audience as opposed...
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    RIP Uncle Willie K

    Willie K, virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and singer, died last night at his home in Maui at age 59, following a two year struggle with small-cell lung cancer. If you were lucky enough to have seen...
  6. Thread: Cole mandolins

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    Cole mandolins

    I contacted Ron Cole back in 2000 about building me an F-5. He used bubble big leaf maple for the 2 piece back. I wanted a slightly wider neck than standard. He made a jig and custom built the...
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    Re: Which mandolin to buy

    The 504 is a nicer instrument, IMO, than the KM-150, unless you can envision yourself diving into bluegrass, in which case the 150 is a better tool for that job. Kentucky makes some higher tier...
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    Re: Which mandolin to buy

    Of those two imports, with mandolins in the same price range, I'd prefer a Kentucky. On another personal level, I've never liked the sound from an oval hole mandolin. I have always preferred F-hole...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Very little chance of that IMO. And really what reason is there to expect it? Look at old violins.

    Besides even now MANY people do choose to buy great mandolins for less money but some people...
  10. Re: D'Addario's new Chris Thile signature mandolin pick

    Ordered the D'Addario Thile pick from Sweetwater a couple weeks back. Still waiting.

    Anybody know the availability status of these.

    Waiting to hear back from Sweetwater.
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    Re: Alternate tunings?

    errhhh... supposing you mean CGDA, capo the 5th fret and you're there. Winding up a 4th without a capo would require lighter strings.
  12. Thread: New Frets!

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    Re: New Frets!

    Good to hear - my '21 A2 needs a refret and I was wondering if SS fretwire came in that teeny size.

    I was also wondering if I should stick to that size or go with "normal" size SS frets. I don't...
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    Re: A new classical mandolin

    That is an exceptionally beautiful instrument. The 13 inch scale appeals to me, too. My aging hands are finding shorter scale lengths much more comfortable. Great job, Graham. Thanks for sharing...
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    Re: I sure miss my Collings

    I know your Washburn does not sound like a Collings, but I must say that you make amazingly good sound emerge from it. Still, I know what you mean.
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    Re: Iwamoto F5 mandolin #118 in progress

    1st pass with color
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  16. Something unique: Phoenix Custom 'Blue Mahoe'

    I came across this in an old unused Cafe social group on Phoenix mandolins. I thought it quite unique and thought perhaps others might find it interesting. I wonder what happened to it???? I think...
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    Re: James Tailpiece Opinions

    The James is far superior to the Allen/Monteleone (sp) in my opinion.
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    Re: Replacement Tuning Machines

    Alessi tuners are amazing! and pricey. But if you want the best, they are it
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    Re: Replacement Tuning Machines

    I have played mandolin for 50+ years on many different mandolins. I have NEVER replaced tuners. What is it y’all are looking for? I keep mine LIGHTLY lubricated and have had no problem.
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    Re: Daily Cleaning Routine

    After playing, I wipe off the body and neck with a microfiber or soft cotton cloth. Sometimes, I use one of these for the fingerboard and strings on both guitars and mandolins:...
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    Re: Replacement Tuning Machines

    Waverly tuners should work.
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    Re: Waverly Tuners?

    yes
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    Re: Sawchyn Beavertail Mandola

    Great pickin' Greg Ashton, that dola sounds great!
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    Re: Sawchyn Beavertail Mandola

    Beautiful playing, beautiful instrument! Your buyer didn’t stand a chance!
  25. Re: New Session King guitar-octave mandolin on the bench

    Latest updates - plentry of writing about it on the blog. Link at the bottom.

    There has been plenty going on - the body was sanded and grain filled, then sanded again. Then the neck was fretted,...
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