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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    I used to use them but now I don’t. I was working on my right hand technique and I ended up liking the angle better without it, but I can’t really say why. I had them on for a long time and they...
  2. Re: Anyone been to Nashville trying mandolins?

    I was able to go to Carter's on December 31st, and can highly recommend it. Call or email before you go to set up an appointment. Due to COVID they aren't allowing walk-ins. I'm mostly interested...
  3. Re: Customer selecting specific woods for custom build

    The luthier who recently made my octave mandolin was totally amenable to my selecting woods. First we discussed the tonal qualities of all the woods that I was curious about until we decided on a...
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    Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Ok, I know Iím pretty new here. Iíve quickly made a couple of friends, not looking for any enemies. I do not know if what I am about to say is some kind of heresy or not, so please forgive me in...
  5. Thile/Aoife - Fairytale of New York from Wassail

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=780pxLrwS-0
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    Setup, Setup, Setup!

    Early last year I acquired two mandolins, a Collings MT, brand new from TME, and a lightly used black faced MTO from a Cafe member. Both have 1 3/16” nuts. They are dimensionally identical, but...
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    Re: Cool video of a Loar.

    Testing ...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Mine is from 2006. Iíve had it since Ď07 or Ď08. My friend had an Ď04 I believe that turned me onto Heidens. All excellent instruments. I donít see myself ever selling mine. Itís been there through a...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Over the past six years I’ve taken some photos on my visits to Michael’s shop. Here are just a few of them. Figured anyone that likes Michael’s instruments would enjoy...
  10. Thread: technique

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    Re: technique

    This is a fight with a straw man. The virtuoso said that technique comes before expression, he didn't say technique guarantees expression.
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Here are a couple more pictures of my Heiden Artist plus A model. It's just off the bench, but it already has incredible power and volume and that Heiden tone. It's an incredibly well-made...
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    Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    The Brown truck finally showed up today.

    I took delivery of a new 2020 Heiden Artist plus A model mandolin. It has an Old Red Spruce top with Sugar Maple back and sides with Wheat sheave inlay...
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    Re: Vintage 1970ís epiphone mm-70

    In the late 70s when I got started, every music store I entered had a few Japanese-made F5 copies very similar to this—all solid, carved tops, fairly fancy if not world-class inlay and trim, with a...
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    Happy Anniversary Mandolin Cafe!

    Scott-

    Congratulations! You and the Mandolin Cafe team have created something really special, and valuable. I know I'm not alone in appreciating how much this means musically and socially. One of...
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    Re: Heiden Heritage

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZEGIqETatM
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    Re: Heiden Heritage

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    Heiden Heritage

    I recently took delivery of the latest and one of the last heritage models to come out of Michael’s shop. I’ll let the photos do the talking!
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    Re: Wet Tuning?

    drives me absolutely nuts when my pairs are not in tune with each other. Guess I prefer my mandolin dry
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Another reason to get proper instrument insurance. I carry a policy with Heritage, and shipping is covered. I've had one claim with them so far (not shipping related), and the service was without...
  20. mandolin orange-Unknown Legend (Neil Young cover)....WOW

    just found this one, huge ND fan here, so this is so neat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWW3KkTWn94

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWW3KkTWn94
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    here's anothern

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iOXm5s23bA
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    Dennis Vance receives double transplant

    Very good news. Zach sent an email this morning that Dennis received his double transplant yesterday and is now in recovery but awake. Zach posted that here. I had received a call from Dennis on...
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    Re: 2013 Gibson F5 Fern

    Here are a couple pictures...… and it sounds as good as it looks!

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    Re: Speed neck recommendation

    thanks rcc, I am learning about all these finishes, lots to learn
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Back to Loar mandolins... I'd like to point out that even at the absolute, tippy-top of the market of 15-20 years back there were VERY few Lloyd Loar mandolins that sold for over $200K and even fewer...
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