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    Re: Seagull S8 Owners Thread

    I just picked one up. It needs new strings, and I am wondering what Seagull puts on, or what others use. I am thinking a light gauge, not my usual J74s.
  2. Roger Alan Wade, Brainerd Road Café Blues

    A really nice tune I heard on Outlaw Country today. I found the chorus particularly evocative, even if it runs contrary to the conventional wisdom around here.

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  3. Re: Who makes a good inexpensive Octave Mandolin?

    The Mandolin Store just sent out an email about these a few days ago: https://themandolinstore.com/product/eastman-md305-a-octave-mandolin/

    And there is also the Trinity College:...
  4. Re: New player and I need lesions suggestions.

    Oh, and +1 on mandolessons.com. Baron is amazing, and a huge part of my fiddle tune repertoire is from his site. And, finally, Mike Marshall's artistworks.com lessons are pretty amazing. Mike devotes...
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    Re: Info on Stiver

    A month old post? 'Round here people routinely revive decade old threads. It is quite funny when they don't even realize that the cafe member they think they are talking to has not posted for years...
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    Re: Predicting the Future

    As my mortified with embarrassment kids will tell you, I routinely blare Bluegrass Junction, or my favorite CDs, like Skaggs and Rice or Hold On, We're Strummin', with the windows down!
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    Re: Not all Collings hold their value

    On my local kijiji (Canada's Craig's List) I regularly see listings for instruments where people want their money back plus taxes. It is usually on a cheap Epiphone or Fender. Or, just as often, they...
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    Re: Predicting the Future

    But then in 20 years the 2039 equivalent of hipsters will embrace the passe-ness of the F5 and bring it right back. Circle of life.
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    Barnes Walsh Gordy

    This just popped up this morning in my Youtube recommendations. Looks like I was the first view!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI3-CwB2XpI
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    Re: Walmart Mandolins on Clearance!

    I am confused. Was Mike receiving his mandolin as ordered part of the scam? Was UPS in on it, and just reported delivery to an address so that pops1 would think there was a mandolin? Or does this...
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    Re: Walmart Mandolins on Clearance!

    For those who are interested in what a $50 mandolin sounds like


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr8IB5rQXps

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr8IB5rQXps
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    Re: Our last CD

    Just listened to a bunch of it on YouTube. Nice. Lots to be proud of indeed. Thanks for the pointer. The first few tracks reminded me of early Modest Mouse stuff. But other tracks go in a very...
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    Funny typo in Ryan's Mammoth

    Just noticed this while playing The Pausteen Fawn (I have Ryan's Mammoth on my music stand right now and I randomly play tunes as I flip through). It struck me as kinda funny when I imagined the type...
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    Re: Sweet spot vs fingerboard extension

    Google tells me that one primary English translation of 'sul tasto' is 'on the button.' Which makes me think it is actually equivalent to 'sweet spot.' But I also imagine that the 'sweet spot' on...
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    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    This is one of those threads that, when it first appeared, I thought, 'well, I'll never contribute to that.' (Haven't owned or even played an electric guitar in 20 years.) Ten days later and I just...
  16. Re: Working on tremelos. Good trick or am I cheating myself?

    There ought to be a permanent link to this video on the Cafe main page! Still one of the best videos out there for beginner mandolinists. Here it is embedded:

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    FYI flash sale at The Mandolin Store

    This gig bag looks great! NFI
    https://themandolinstore.com/product/gig-bag-f-or-a-style-mandolin/
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    The oldest surviving banjo recording

    A very interesting podcast: https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/retropod/the-oldest-surviving-banjo-recording/?utm_term=.6ca5895ed7e7
  19. Re: Two of the great living mandolinists today: Sam B. And Chris

    You should start a change.org petition and collect signatures for your suggestion that Sam Bush be excluded from the Telluride Festival. Maybe he is what has been holding the event back for the past...
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    Re: Weber Models

    This is on the Cafe main page right now. Lots of info about the current models: https://webermandolins.com/images/uploads/main/18_WEBER_CATALOG_LR.pdf
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    Re: Weber Yellowstone

    Well, I finally pulled the trigger. That CT 55 was in the case as a nice little bonus. From the serial number I believe this Yellowstone was made in January 2013, just before the move to Bend. So it...
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    Re: Praise for the Kentucky KM-150

    Cafe member Jordan Riehm has some very nice videos that really show what a KM-150 can do. For example


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NX9niD2_Z4


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqNLuGRqbIc
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    Re: Opinions Please

    YouTube videos are notoriously unreliable for judging the sound of an instrument, but to my ears this LM-110 does not sound half bad: https://youtu.be/lqRIcf13vrE


    https://youtu.be/lqRIcf13vrE
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  24. Re: Thoughts on Ry Cooder's New Recording - The Prodigal Son

    This caught my eye in the video
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    Described here: http://rycooder.nl/pages/ry_cooder_Instruments_gear_amps_effects.htm
  25. Re: A weird typo or weird tuning? Low F# in The Frieze Breeches

    So I was vaguely aware of the discussion surrounding Krassen's revised edition, but I have been doing some googling and have discovered something: I am even less interested in the inside baseball of...
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