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  1. Just to put myself on notice for some accountability...

    I hope this is not inappropriate so mods please move or delete if needed.

    I have been following this site long before I acquired a mandolin. I love the instrument...however life and work has...
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    What? Who says?

    Depressing news...
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    Re: Tuner machine advice

    Take a look at the Rubner tuners. There are times they are not available but they are decent and although they are a little more money than the Grovers they don't approach the price of the Waverly...
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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    I love the Snark. I suspect many of the reported battery eating problems are due to the microphone not being turned off on when you put the thing away. It keeps working there in your mandolin case,...
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    Re: Curt Mangan Monel medium string price increase?

    There is a Cyber Monday code for an additional 20% off of strings at the Curt Mangan website (BFCM20), if you purchase 12 sets you get an additional 20% off. I paid $8.62 per set of Monel strings...
  6. Re: Article: New Music from Gregg Daigle and Don Grieser - Palata

    There is one tune on my bog cedar top Girouard mandola. I wrote the tune right after getting the mandola and named the tune "Max and Lauri" for the builders. They definitely deserve a shout out!
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    I have “some” natural talent. I think it usually takes some to keep someone at it, but I’m 71 and I’m positive that all the practice I’ve done (a LOT) hasn’t made me 10% as good as Sierra Hull (or...
  8. Thread: Oval vs F

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    Re: Oval vs F

    I am more of a melodic player (if you want to call it 'playing') than someone who 'chops' or plays straight chords - and I find that oval holes are much more likely to give me the tone and sustain...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 46 (only 6 tunes left!) - a great reel, "The Bird in the Bush"
  10. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    I hesitate to quote the lyrics: “Fire on the mountain, run boys run...” :)

    Congratulations in any case. It looks lovely.
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    Re: We Honor Your Service

    I graduated in '68, draft number 2. I enlisted in the Navy, did overseas time in an ammo depot, and worked on Appolo 9. Also worked for 20th Century Fox when filming Tora, Tora, Tora. All in all...
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    Re: We Honor Your Service

    I graduated high school in 1973 and I drew in the '73 &'74 draft high numbers,past 300 so I wasn't going anywhere. My brother in law served in Nam though,,my father in law joined the Army at 17 to...
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    Re: Tips for fairly new Mando players

    practice.

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    St. Anneís Reel

    Hey, Everyone!

    Just a slow little (hopefully) purty run of St. Anneís Reel on my MT. I wasnít pulling sweet tone or the highs like this when I first got it. Itís singing like a bird after a few...
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    I'm pretty sure when I ordered my TPR35 I emailed them and asked if they could do a 35 in that shape and it was no problem - I think they had me place the order for a TPR40 but put a request for it...
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    Re: Looking for beginner mandolin.

    We don't know what you have on your side of the pond, but I imagine the usual suspects would be a Kentucky KM 150 or an Eastman MD 305. Both are all solid wood carved mandolins and a baseline of...
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    Re: DR MD-11 mandolin strings

    Changing strings often and talking about it just isn't part of the hobby that I'm interested in, for some reason. Having played since the mid 60's and worked for various music stores, I know many...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Cheers John! I'm chuffed that I've managed to stay the course with the project! As to what to follow it up with, I amn't sure, though I'll probably have to focus all my attention on getting my...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Great playing, Jill. So, only 9 more weeks and tunes to complete your year! It has been a fantastic project and effort on your part.

    Now, what do you follow it up with? :confused::mandosmiley:
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    Re: DR MD-11 mandolin strings

    I see no reason for apology and no problem with rehashing a previously covered topic pulled from the archives. This happens repeatedly with strings and picks at nauseam for some or sparks memory for...
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    Re: Advice for newbie in SC

    Flee!! Run like the wind!! Immediately. Head for the hills. Danger Will Robinson. Get out NOW!

    That is ten times worse than buying and playing them. Once you get started with that there is no...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    I'm very sorry and sad to hear this news.

    I had the pleasure of meeting Ivan a handful times a few years back (via this website) and did a bit of jamming with him. I remember a kind, curious and...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Back in 2009 when I joined the Cafe, within a week I had a 'phone call from Ivan. He saw a new member from the UK and he reached out. Over the years we exchanged all kinds of music, he helped me with...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    So sad to lose Ivan, a staunch member of this tight-knit community. RIP.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    I don't know if THIS story from the UK has been posted already - forgive me if it has. A touching gesture directed toward the memory of a musical friend.

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