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    Re: Old Ebenezer Scrooge format?

    This set of chords in strummachine.com is interesting:
    https://strummachine.com/app/songs/NMYBjDFBtHfRDqdWA
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    Re: Old Ebenezer Scrooge format?

    If you want to learn to play it just like Bill, get Chris Henry's video lesson for $20 or so. Here's his preview vid:
    https://youtu.be/70RDbhtJJrY
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    Re: Can I switch to mandolin

    I know from experience that it’s just as easy to suck at two instruments as it is to suck at one. I assume the same can be said about three vs two instruments. So I say go for it.
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    2001 F-5L (Danny Roberts) $5150

    Compared to what it seems like most dealers are asking for these, this one seemed like a pretty good deal to me, and from a top notch dealer. I played it very briefly and it seems to deliver the...
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    1907 F-2 Gibson 3 point mandolin - $2000

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/msg/d/gibson-3-point-mandolin/6732022555.html

    No connection or financial interest, and I know nothing about these older Gibsons. I just thought someone here might...
  6. Re: CBA Fund to help fire victims who lost instruments.

    I'm a CBA member and I donated. I've also offered to loan instruments to CBA members who've lost theirs. And I gave cash to the Salvation Army for fire relief, because I believe they do a great job...
  7. Thread: Radim Zenkl?

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    Re: Radim Zenkl?

    Carol McComb (she's a San Francisco Bay Area musician and teacher) posted this on Facebook:
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    Re: Standing and Strapped Up!

    I spend a lot of time at my desk, both for practicing and various chores. I had trouble standing for the duration of a gig, or even at festival jams, without my back hurting. (I'm 60 now.) A couple...
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    Re: What tuners on my ‘08 Fern?

    I never got anything from Gibson after all. However Frank Ford dug one up for me, and when he couldn't find a price for it on their computer he said, "I guess they must be free." While it's true that...
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    Re: Sub $1200 mandolin recommendation

    Unless you've played a mandolin and reached your conclusion empirically, don't assume you need (or would even like) a wider nut than standard just because you're a guitar player. Center-to-center the...
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    Re: Is a mandolin required for Bluegrass?

    I see this thread started in with a reference to the Infamous Stringdusters losing their mandolin player and opting not to replace him, so all I'm gonna say is that in my opinion the Infamous...
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    Praise for the Kentucky KM-150

    A couple weeks ago I tried a KM-150 hanging on the wall at Gryphon (about $400 including tax, no case) and was blown away by how nice it sounded. It wasn't the prettiest thing in the world, but it...
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    Re: Monroe doesn't swing!

    Thanks for your reply, and for staying on topic. :) Yes, this is what I've been doing pretty much. Old Eb is a pretty repetitive tune, so it lends itself easily to isolating useful fragments. Sadly,...
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    Re: Monroe doesn't swing!

    OK, my subject line was purposefully provocative, but no I wasn't trying to say Monroe *never* swings, because he certainly could and did, when it suited his purpose. (I would be careful not to...
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    Re: Grey Fox tickets are on sale!

    What's it like for a first timer at this festival? My wife and I have only been to California festivals (where we live). I have family in upstate NY and we might drive the VW van back East this...
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    Monroe doesn't swing!

    OK, I admit the subject was designed to get your attention. Here's what I'm getting at/wondering. When learning Monroe tunes for the mandolin, like trying to get some of his stuff down note for note,...
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    Re: What tuners on my ‘08 Fern?

    I called Gibson customer support and if I understood correctly, they're sending me a replacement at no cost. We shall see, but if they do, that's awfully nice of them. I'm not the original owner of...
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    Re: What tuners on my ‘08 Fern?

    It’s a Gibson Fern, by the way. Should have mentioned that.
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    What tuners on my ‘08 Fern?

    I need to replace a chipped button. What tuners are these?
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/yib06z8qkqx71ie/Photo%20Mar%2014%2C%203%2033%2016%20PM.jpg?dl=0...
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    Re: Right Hand Mandolin Book in the making!

    This suggestion is beyond the scope of a traditional "book" (and honestly, I question whether a printed book is the best way to go). I would really love it if someone could put together a series of...
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    Re: I love my Stiver

    I bought my Stiver from Elderly in 2005 and was cured of MAS for many years. Eventually it was badly in need of frets and some work on the nut, so I got to thinking I really should own two mandolins....
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    Re: Appreciation for the Cafe

    I'll pile on from another angle, offering some appreciation to whoever handles the technical side of things: No other site that I visit regularly performs as reliably as mandolincafe.com. It loads...
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    Refretting a bound fingerboard

    My Stiver has fingerboard binding that follows the contour of the fret ends, i.e. not "fret over binding". Here's a picture (from a Gibson guitar, not a mandolin):

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    If I get the mandolin...
  24. Thread: Apitius 2.0?

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    Re: Apitius 2.0?

    From his website:


    So what do you suppose his patentable "technique for graduating the top plates" might be?

    And yes, David Benedict makes his sound superb, enough so that I too have developed...
  25. Re: iTunes Store or CD from Artist--Which Benefits Artist More?

    I like to buy the CD, partly to benefit the artist, but also in hopes that there might be some good liner notes. I like to know all I can about who wrote the songs, who played which instruments, sang...
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