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  1. Re: Two more Piccolo Mandolins- Cherry and Black Walnut

    Those are both very cool, and the pear overlay is great. I am totally loving that walnut.
  2. Thread: Hello everyone

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    Re: Hello everyone

    Howdy Willow! The Mandolin Cafe is a great place to be - what led you here?
    I love it because it's a place where you can meet great people who are generous about sharing their knowledge and...
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    Re: Favorite Metronome

    Wittner MT-50 - recommended to me by a drummer because of its loud beefy sound that cuts through whatever you have going on.
  4. Re: It's the anniversary of Mandolin Mondays #1

    WOO HOO !!! Thank you Mr. Benedict, and thank you Mr. Cafe !!!
    Who'd a thunk us workin stiffs would be looking forward to Mondays?
    And still going - the Energizer Bunny's got nothing on David. ...
  5. Thread: New milestone

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    Re: New milestone

    OK Mark, after two invocations the least you can do is pick up your mandolin and provide some actual twilight zone music. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: My wife gifted me two mandolins for Christmas!

    Very nice indeed - hopefully they were able to take periodic breaks from posing to play music. :grin:
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    Re: D'Addario Chris Thile Signature Pick

    I just asked my local shop to get me one of those CT's. Congrats on that MD515 - the shop here had a 515V a while back that was a dynamite instrument. Fortunately that was before COVID, so I got to...
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    Re: Bridge foot marks/resale value

    I agree with Bob (more or less) - While I don't like to see them get marked up, most of the marks made from moving the bridge aren't too bad, and are often not really noticeable if you aren't looking...
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Mandolin Cafe

    Interesting that so many of our wives have such similar things to say about the cafe. ;)

    Here's wishing Scott and the crew a happy, healthy and prosperous new year, and the same for all of you...
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    Re: Build a mandolin in four days

    That's very cool - thanks for posting! I love seeing how things go together. It's also doubly cool that they do this in 4 days. I think there was someone doing something similar in the Chicago area...
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    Re: Phone Holder for Music Stand

    Sherry, that looks like it worked out well! Thanks for posting the photo.
    Are you happy with the clip-base? The goose neck seems much better than what I was imagining - it's nice that it's...
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    Re: At long last, Davey Stuart custom tenor

    Very nice! Congrats. Nice sound - we'll look forward to more. :) I had thought about trying to string my mandola as a tenor guitar but never got around to trying it. I completely understand wanting...
  13. Re: NMD Collings MT2-0 (Pictures and a Christmas Tune)

    Congrats, and thanks for sharing that beautiful playing. I think the Collings oval holes are a thing unto themselves, so I get why you'd want to keep them both.
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    Re: Santa brought a new tailpiece!

    Doug, that tailpiece is amazing. Thanks for sharing that and the strap info with us, and Merry Christmas!
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    Re: why no carbon fiber mandolins?

    See also this thread, and the mention there of EKOA instruments
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/151998-Carbon-Fiber-Builder-wants-our-input-on-a-Carbon-Fiber-Mandolin
  16. Thread: My latest oud

    by Alfons
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    Re: My latest oud

    That instrument is beautiful, the construction video is great fun with enchanting music, and the sound is amazing.
    The range of instruments shown on your web site is also rather stunning!
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    Re: MidMo at Shopgoodwill

    The front edge of that thing on the treble side looked a bit off-kilter as well, like maybe is was unglued from the side, so even if the back was ok it could still be a bit of work.
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    Re: Phone Holder for Music Stand

    I actually have the one that Jim G recommended. I like it, but it's made to clamp onto a round rod like a mike boom or an Atlas stand....
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    Re: Work distraction

    One must take breaks to keep in a healthy frame of mind for working, right? :mandosmiley: I make sure my work desk is far enough away that I at least have to get out of my chair to switch from...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    mjbee, great stuff. Really enjoyed it, and the cheerleading section is great too. :)
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    Re: Octave mandolins are totally addictive

    Wow, that's cool - who knew you could chop with a saxophone?

    I've seen Sierra Hull do Old Dangerfield on the OM, but I had never seen this vid. It sure is a blast! Thanks Marcus
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    Re: Avoid marking the top of your mandolin

    I think Eric is right about the friction.
    Also, the material they're made if could potentially react with your finish, causing a different kind of blemish. If it's got plasticizers in it, they can...
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    Re: Wish You a Merry Baroque Christmas

    Nice little piece! Thanks and Merry Christmas
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    Re: The Darlings Mandolin switch

    I'm surprised that Shady Grove wasn't part of that Darlings compilation:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2nEgYiqQUk

    It has some nice mando breaks, and closeups of that 3-point oval hole. The...
  25. Thread: Our New Shop

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    Re: Our New Shop

    Nice looking place! We will hope that any bear claw figuring stays strictly figurative. :)
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