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    Re: string gauge calculator

    HI Andy, I have been using Mapes strings for years and they are a great company. They actually manufacture the wire used by most all of the other string sellers. You can put together any gauge set...
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    Alexis and I are lucky to have each other to play with at home but we really, really miss giging and playing for others.

    Billy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8PvsqK3O-o
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    The Duo Lynx was booked for today at the Stanford Hospital Bing concert but we got cancelled late Monday eve. We had a great show prepared with newly discovered Mezzacopo tunes, original tunes and a...
  4. Re: My Thoughts Are With Nashville

    All blessings for a quick return to Music Town life. Y'all are a tuff lot and have faced cataclysmic onslaughts and risen to higher places than ever.
    Viva Nashville!
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    Re: Love Theme by Morricone -Video

    Beautiful execution and sensitive recording. Molto bene!
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    Re: Weighty Question

    Hi Bill,

    I have been an ardent fan of the Tone-Guard for years and years. If the back of the mandolin is not being dampened the Tone-Guard is superfluous. I leave it on anyway because I sit up...
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    Travel to Europe

    I will likely travel to the Czech Republic later this year. What might happen if I bring a mandolin made in 1990 with an ebony fretboard and abalone inlay?

    Billy

    billypackardmandolin.com
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    Re: Scales for Left Handed Mandolin

    Thanks Jim, that looks great!

    Billy
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    Re: Scales for Left Handed Mandolin

    I'm inquiring on behalf of a beginning student and what I was hoping for are diagram type charts with the notes indicated for the basic major-minor scales. Standard notation and/or tab is not what...
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    Scales for Left Handed Mandolin

    Does anyone know of a scale book or chart for the left handed mandolinist?

    Billy

    billypackardmandolin.com
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    I had the rare pleasure of playing L.L.'s personal F5 while visiting Roger a few years back. It has the Virzi inside and while it wasn't all that loud of a mandolin the tone was very fine indeed. I...
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    Re: Help a Beginner?

    I'll pipe in!!

    Bill's right, if you want to learn classical you need to be literate. Community collages often have classes like 'Basic Music Theory' which is a fantastic way to develop a...
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    Re: First mandolin orchestra performance

    How'd it go??

    Billy
    billypackardmandolin.com
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    Re: ToneGuard Question

    Whew!!
    Ask a simple question and get all the noise makers and leaf blowers out of their caves!
    Again, I noticed a difference in sound between a tightly clamped vrs. a loosely clamped ToneGuard....
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    ToneGuard Question

    I have been a fan of tone guard for years and I just noticed something yesterday. I was doing "show and tell" with Luke Wilson when I noticed a difference with the tone guard off. While it is meant...
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    Re: i love playing mandolin

    I love the mandolin too. It swept me off my guitar feet years ago, its sweet sound gave wings to my song.

    Billy

    billypackardmandolin.com
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    Re: Mapes string on my mandola

    I'm a big Mapes fan, great pricing with many options. For mandolin they have numerous options for wrapped strings as well as pretty much any size string you might want. They don't sell in...
  18. Re: Bose S1 Pro stuck on stand..solution needed

    This might be getting off topic...

    I have the L1 model 2 with the ToneMatch-how would I include the S1 if needed?

    Billy
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    I never noticed that tiny switch in the stand hole, what's it for? I have not had a problem with it yet.

    Billy

    billypackardmandolin.com
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    The pick making business is not Eric's main day-job, he is a special ed teacher. For now it is his 2nd job/avocation. He makes the picks one at a time by hand so be patient.

    Billy
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    Re: Allesi tuners

    My F4! Guess what? I just finished a pro photo shoot this last Tuesday with Ed Hensley of this beautiful mandolin. They are going to be really fine. I'll post them when he finishes....
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    Re: Allesi tuners

    I don't know about Allesi tuners but I was having the same concerns as you re. Waverly. I bought the Schaller GrandTune machines for my Gilchrist A3 and they are fantastic.

    Billy
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Mandolin Cafe!

    My two cents amount to two million dollars of appreciation for The Mandolin Cafe.

    Billy
  24. Ellis Torch and Wire in todays classified.

    I love Bling and this one is dazzling. The additional photos are just breathtaking.
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/147005#147005
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    Re: The Duo Lynx plays Amber Lights

    Piano and mandolin is my favorite duo. There has been much written for these two, Mezzacapo and Calace are two examples. Alexis is so creative in addition to being a great reader.
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