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    Re: ebay Eastman violin, place your bets

    That's quite a steal if indeed it's a VL305. Do let us know!
  2. Re: PayPal fraud in prograess (have you smelled this one before)?

    Good question. Maybe I can trade the camels for half a pack of Lucky Strikes.
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    Yep! Gotta get some merchandise that won't attract criminals!

    My boss was trying to sell a DIY rug-hooking kit on Craigslist and somehow got the attention of a scammer ... they will seize upon...
  4. Re: (Godin A8) Making my mandolin look more ethnic

    Or give it a few cigarette burns and pour a frappe over it? Maybe laminate a very thin layer of olive wood over the top?
  5. Re: (Godin A8) Making my mandolin look more ethnic

    Given the simple geometry of the Greek flag, you should be able to:

    1) Paint the entire top of the instrument white.

    2) Lay down some strips of masking tape on the instrument's surface to...
  6. Re: PayPal fraud in prograess (have you smelled this one before)?

    I am cursed with the gift of understatement.

    I'm just curious whether anybody's encountered this one before, and how the scammer plans to extract the money.
  7. Re: PayPal fraud in prograess (have you smelled this one before)?

    Quite so. This was a Reverb ad, and it was not an ad for either of the instruments I have listed on the Cafe at the moment. It certainly wasn't my intention to imply that the buyer contacted me...
  8. PayPal fraud in prograess (have you smelled this one before)?

    I have a dude saying he wants to buy an instrument. Doesn't want to directly pay a PayPal invoice, says his insurance company will pay, and then I'm to ship it to Wyoming and his insurance company...
  9. Re: What mandolin recordings are definitive to evolving its role?

    Indeed ... Celtic mandolin music before there were Celtic mandolins ... evidently one had to get one's instrument from Portugal or Greece at the time.
  10. Re: What mandolin recordings are definitive to evolving its role?

    The Monroe Bros. recordings.
    The "classic quintet" postwar Blue Grass Boys recordings with Earl, Lester, Chubby and Cedric.
    Dave Apollon.
    Homer and Jethro.
    Howard Frye.
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    Re: Eastman ERM El Rey

    Aaaaaaaaaand it just hit eBay.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/EASTMAN-ER-M-EL-RAY-CHAMBERED-ELECTRIC-MANDOLIN-WITH-GIG-BAG/173959651949?hash=item2880cda26d:g:bRMAAOSwBOxdJQ6q
  12. Re: This old Merle Travis song has the most amazing mandolin play

    Interesting. That sure sounds like an electric mandolin being recorded through the signal from its pickup, rather than being mic'd acoustically.

    Does anyone know whether it would have been...
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    Re: Rare resonator on Ebay?

    Some things are rare for a reason.
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    Re: Whew...some Reverb sellers...

    Well, then there are the Reverb buyers.

    Within hours after posting a certain mandolin at a certain price, I'm getting messages asking "What's your best price? Will you consider lowering the...
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    Re: Eastman ERM El Rey

    Yeah, this and the new Andrew Hendryx record deserve writeups.
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    Re: Schertler DYN-M problems

    I should've been bold and asked for a shotgun condenser mic! I had just gotten the DPA4099 in the mail and forgot to put it in the car for the gig. Would have been a great time to give it a try.
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    Re: Eastman ERM El Rey

    Oh, it's all good advice. These instruments are going to be out in the wild and techs will need to work on them. We might as well distribute as many tips as possible.
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    Re: Anyone Know where I can find a used Gilchrist

    With the buyer's premium that still works out to a little under $13,000 USD. Pretty good deal.
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    Re: Does Praying Help Find Your Blue Chip?

    Please let Chris know that I recently misplaced $185,000 ...
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    Re: New member. Howdy from Balama Mozambique!

    Fantastic!

    I wonder if any local musicians in Mozambique are using the mandolin? I know they're used to some extent in Ethiopia, Egypt and South Africa.

    Also, it's surprising how many...
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    Schertler DYN-M problems

    Been using the Schertler DYN-M for a few years now through the church sound system and getting what sounds to me like pretty good tone. I have the Schertler preamp but it doesn't seem to work, so I...
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    Re: Anyone Know where I can find a used Gilchrist

    Only one bid on that ... reserve not met. A bit tricky for those of us on the opposite side of the pond.
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    Re: Mandolin music library

    There's a significant collection associated with the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra. Our librarian is well into her 80s now and won't be able to hang on to it forever. An instrument dealer in the Bay...
  24. Re: A Georgian Panduri (ფანდური) I built

    Nice! My panduri is, I think. just a piece of tourist junk ... not really playable, or at least the relationship between frets and bridge doesn't lend itself to playing according to any scale system...
  25. Re: Anyone near Camarillo want to make a few bucks?

    Dude keeps deleting and reposting his case ad ... wonder why ...
    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/msg/d/camarillo-gibson-style-mandolin-case/6913345760.html
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