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    Re: Andy Statman recovering

    Get well soon, Andy. Love and Respect/

    Jamie
  2. Thread: Informal Poll

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    Re: Informal Poll

    $10K is outta my pay grade. I won't spend that much on a camera body and I shoot WAY more than I play. It's an economy of scale, right. People buy what they can afford (save up for). I don't even...
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    We are also in the sell the mandolins for the tax man season. IIRC Scott has posted this is a normal spike in sales time.

    Jamie
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    Re: Eric Weissberg

    Man, I'm saddened to hear of his passing. My dad had a copy of Dueling Banjo's soundtrack. L oved it. It was my introduction to bluegrass. I liked it so much I taped it to a 90 minute tape. The flip...
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    Re: Practicing Bach during the lockdown

    Very nice, both of you.

    Jamie
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    Re: A couple more new ones

    Real beautiful.

    Jamie
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    Re: Happy 75th Birthday Today, David Grisman!

    Yappy Birthday, Dawg! Hope it's sweet.

    Jamie
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    Facebook Live House Concerts

    Hey All,

    I'm no gigging musician but I sure know it's dire out there now for those who are. For the past two nights, I've really enjoyed watching Michael Ronstadt play on FB Live from his bedroom...
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    Re: When You First . . .

    Thile (Nickel Creek) and Skaggs (Ancient Tones) then added Tim OBrienof Hot Rize (Untold Stories).

    Jamie
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    Re: A new prototype mandolin

    I totally dig the vibe this one is putting off. I wonder how it would look with some jazz box colors like red or blue or green. I also agree on the tailpiece design change but, you work with what's...
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    Welcome to the Cafe and enjoy your fun new mandolin. If possible, have a shop set it up. Adjusting the string height will make those high tension double courses a lot more fun. I'll say as a...
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    Re: Virtual St Patrick's Day

    I grew up listening to a lot of the Chieftains music. Both my parents loved them and had many tapes. I was lucky enough to see them in Philly in like 2004 and 2005. My daughter even leapt into...
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    Re: Eastman mandolins

    Hmmm, the 605 includes a pick up so if you want to plug in, you're ready. They cost more or less the same.Judging by your avatar you're not overly hung up on the F style. If I were working with a...
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    I have friends who are gigging musicians and it is affecting their livelihoods. One suggestion is to offer streaming house concerts and maybe have some interaction via Skype with the artists to give...
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    My condolences on the passing of your mother.

    Jamie
  16. Re: D'Addario's new Chris Thile signature mandolin pick

    I fixed the spelling of D'Addario in that thread so it would be found via search easier.
  17. Re: Article: Remembering Jethro Burns on his 100th Birthday, an A

    Fantastic tribute and music!

    Jamie
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    Re: Hypothetical Wierd Question ?

    I think it would also depend on bracing (parallel tone vs, transverse or X braces), neck position (12 vs 15 fret neck body joint), elevated neck vs attached, surface area of top removed for various...
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    Re: C F Martin mandolin

    Sweet mandolin and what a great gift. I'm partial to cant topped flat backed mandolins and enjoy their voices. A rosewood back is very nice. Enjoy it for many years!

    Jamie
  20. Thread: My hola mando

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    Re: My hola mando

    Congrats and welcome to the Cafe.

    Jamie
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    Re: Thomastik medium on Eastman MD305?

    I liked TI Mittels on my Eastman F hole mandolin. I'm not a bluegrasser.I felt the tone was similar with the now gone Jazzmando Flatwound strings and the D Addario Flatwound strings. The TIs sure...
  22. Thread: new questions

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    Re: new questions

    1) The peninsula is not always scalloped and fretted. Some people actually use those frets for old classical music. Scalloping removes pick click noise from the plectrum hitting the fingerboard in...
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Dan!

    Nice save! On a related note, David Ayres, a Zamboni driver, got tapped to be an emergency sub in for the Carolina Hurricanes in Toronto. He is 42 and helped the Hurricanes win (oldest goalie to win...
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    Re: New member saying Hi

    Welcome to the Cafe. Used books often miss the extras, eh!

    Jamie
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    Re: Barrel back mandolin generously blinged

    I wonder how having the bridge on that material dampens the sound...

    Jamie
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