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  1. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    Absolutely; a universal truth. But you'll have to admit, it can sometimes lead to the object really opening up.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDJauqHH53k
  2. Re: Sourcing Custom Trapeze Tailpieces (Archtop Guitar Style)

    I have had Andrew Mowry make me some beautiful ebony tenor crosspieces. Complete with inner metal stop plates. Very easy to work with and very nice quality at a good price. You can find the...
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    Re: David Surette's health

    Thank you for the information Scott ( and Sue of course)

    We send our love and blessings to David from Germany. Be strong buddy,
    We love you and we want to meet at Swannanoa again soon!
    Mike,...
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    David Surette's health

    David has been battling with cancer for quite a few years and decided to go public with it in a recent note to his mailing list. I was unaware of any of this and so asked for his and Susie's...
  5. Thread: RIP Arthur Stern

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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    I was deeply saddened and shocked to receive this news. Arthur was a brilliant artist and a true friend for over 40 years. His studio/home in Oakland was our playroom and hangout in the early days of...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    I went with Surf Green! Distressed by vintagerelic.com

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    Re: Hamlett number 13

    So I managed to get my hands on Lucky this summer, although a severed long finger tendon on my left hand has kept me from playing until this week. Came in a nice Bobelock case that I cleaned up, and...
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    Re: New Mando... Hamlett Two-Point

    Hey Everyone!

    I couldnít resist. Hereís a brief, informal video capturing some of the sound. More later!

    https://youtu.be/WCDBPACBAUg
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    Re: Ellis Archive - We need your help!

    Hey Baron,
    When I get a chance in a few days I'll make a sound clip of it amplified and get a few better pics of the pick up install. Will PM you with the results.
    Bob
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    Re: Ellis Archive - We need your help!

    I have #20. Just got it back from Tom. He updated the tail piece, refretted and did a general set up. A great early example of Tomís brilliance.
  11. Re: Where did the tab edit files on Mandozine go?

    We are bringing back the TablEdit files. Here is the link:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/te/

    Larry
  12. Mandolin Track and More at Fiddle Hell Online, April 15-18, 2021

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    Hi Mandolin Cafť Friends! Our new schedule and instructor list are posted at https://FiddleHell.org, and registration is open for Fiddle Hell Online, April 15-18, 2021. Our mandolin...
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    Stolen mandolin recovered!

    Hi all,

    I just wanted to share a very happy story with you, and it's really only happy because of the help of this wonderful community here on Mandolin Cafe!

    Earlier last year our shop was...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day!

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    She's a beauty, that's for sure. Recording coming.
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    Pro 35 microphone mounting solution

    Hereís a solution for mounting an Audio-Technica Pro 35 mic that I hadnít seen before, so I thought Iíd share it. Apologies if itís been done before (and Iím sure it has).

    Iíve seen folks simply...
  16. Thread: Ok, who dunnit?

    by TAlex
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    Re: Ok, who dunnit?

    It was me. I have never posted on Mandolin Cafe but I can review the Gilchrist when I receive it next week. Iíve been wanting one for a while and when I saw it for sale I called Carter and bought it.
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    Re: Hollow Body Electric Tenors

    Baron, that sounds great....both the guitar and the playing!
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    Re: Hollow Body Electric Tenors

    Ooh that’s pretty Baron
  19. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    Don't forget Alvin Youngblood Hart

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  20. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    I used to pick with Nick fairly regularly. Kinda lost contact when I moved to SD and stopped playing out. His last Facebook post was Oct. of last year. I sent him a message there. I hope he's...
  21. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    I searched for this on the cafe and there doesn't seem to be a resource for learning about black mandolinists of past and present.


    Thanks,
    Baron

    Fabulous present day mandolinist, Nathan...
  22. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    There's an African-American string band in New York called the Ebony Hillbillies. Saw them at Wintergrass one year. I don't remember if they had a mandolin player at the time (they don't appear to...
  23. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    I haven’t heard from Nick in quite sometime. Saw him play at the Temecula BG Festival in 2018 and haven’t heard from him. Please let me know if you come across Nick. He only lives an hour away. ...
  24. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    Thanks, Martin. I was skimming too quickly. I see that my link (post 6, above) for Son House, actually leads to Fiddlin' Joe Martin.

    Correction:

    Fiddlin' Joe Martin:
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  25. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    That's Fiddln' Joe Martin on Son House's 1941 sessions...
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