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    Re: Gravity and mando case surprise...

    That was such a painful read when the article came out.
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    Re: Burtenshaw Mandolin #15...

    Your mando has a beautiful backside. I really like that walnut.
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    Re: My New Hinde Mandolin!

    The top is an eye catcher,especially with the contrasting sides and back. The back is a beauty by itself. Enjoy!
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    Some days are like that . . .

    It’s been a tough week at work with frustrations affecting my operations production. Those frustrations are outside of my direct control which compounded the problem. Normally, I’m even-keel but this...
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    Your SA sounds great. Definitely have mando envy. I may have to break down and give Ken a call.
  6. Thread: Peghead Nation

    by FredK
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    Re: Peghead Nation

    If I hung out on a lesson until perfection, I would never advance and would, ultimately, get discouraged. Too, it depends on the lesson. Perfection is elusive. I watch a lesson, then go back and take...
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    Re: Visit to Fiddler's Green in Austin

    Wow, this post is timely. My wife and I are planning to visit Austin around May for our wedding anniversary. Her idea was to give me some time to go to Fiddler's Green and check out the mandolins....
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    Re: Music shops in DFW

    Every time I've gone into Murphy's, they have the same 2 mandolins on the wall. Think they now have a 3rd. It's not the place to mando shop. However, they have a great selection of acoustic and...
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    Re: Recommendations for a music stand light

    I picked up Lumiens L9 from Amazon and very happy with it. Has both battery and plug-in power with 2 settings. Gives good, even LED light over my music.
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    Re: Tips on reaching the F Chord

    Good stuff, Mark. I've been working on voicings for several tunes I'm working on and have been contemplating opening a thread on it. Even though the OP is asking about the F chord, this helps greatly...
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    Re: In Praise of Mediocrity (?)

    Ranald, I couldn't agree more. And, the article is a good support for your comments. I, too, took up mandolin late in life for my own personal enjoyment. It's more like a life-long passion that has...
  12. Thread: Roy clark

    by FredK
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    Re: Roy clark

    Yep! He was, probably, the biggest influence for me to pick up a stringed instrument when I was a young'un. Not only did he make everything he played look easy but he also looked like he enjoyed...
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    Re: Sam Bush Documentary

    I took the plunge and bought it on Amazon. Watched it last night and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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    Re: Which ArtistWorks Mandolin Course?

    Yes, the courses are great even if you don't submit videos. I took Mike's courses for a year. While the submissions were nice, I didn't do well waiting for his review. I prefer quick feedback so I...
  15. Thread: The (China)Loar

    by FredK
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    Re: The (China)Loar

    I purchased a LM520 as a blem from one of the MC sponsors. Of course, it came set up well. It has a good sound and I'm very pleased with it. Took me a while to find the blem but it had nothing to do...
  16. Thread: Chording help

    by FredK
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    Re: Chording help

    I've played guitar since the early 70's and just picked up playing the mandolin a little over a year ago. With guitar, there are a limited number of chord shapes because of the tuning and the length...
  17. Thread: Finger Ease

    by FredK
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    Re: Finger Ease

    Sherry, there's a lot of good suggestions here. I haven't had any problems with finger pain while playing the mandolin but acoustic guitar was another story. You've been playing quite a while so it's...
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    Re: Anyone stop playing guitar for Mandolin?

    I started playing guitar in the early 70's, mostly for rhythm and accompaniment. Never much at lead. It took a back seat when I got married in the 80's and just dabbled with it when I could. Early...
  19. Re: Learning to play Mandolin - A Beginners Happy Accident

    Thank you for sharing this. It's a great story. Can't wait to see where your journey with the mando takes you. And, yes, welcome to the Cafe!
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    Re: Hello from Dallas...

    Welcome to the Café, Urban Monk. Your thread header caught my attention since I live in the DFW area. This is a great place to learn and get advice. Everyone is cordial and helpful. I have the cousin...
  21. Thread: Pava

    by FredK
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    Re: Pava

    Congratulations to you, Greg! You have a great story. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to hearing what your new baby sounds like.
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    Re: “Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies”

    Good job on this one. Thanks for sharing it.
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