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    Re: My MAS is cured.

    Thank you sir! I am enjoying them. You have some fine mandolins too!
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    A lot of you folks are making things much more complicated than it should be. QUIT (or cut back on) relying on some sort of Visual "memorization", whether it's Tab, notation, or looking at your...
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    Re: Octave Recommendations?

    Since you are coming from a violin I would recommend a 20" scale OM with Thomastik-Infeld 174M strings. That is how I have my F20 Bitterroot setup and it is very warm sounding and rings like a bell...
  4. Re: US Made Mandolins "around $1500" (a...hopefully...helpful lis

    As fatt-dad said to me in this thread:https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/152001-Troublesome-Creek

    "Go for it!"

    I'm glad I did, thanks f-d!

    I'll add Red Valley to the...
  5. Re: US Made Mandolins "around $1500" (a...hopefully...helpful lis

    Oh wow. Those HM series look a lot like the Waterloo by Collings flat tops. Beautiful!
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    Andy Statman Bought A Loar F5!

    A couple of weeks ago Andy Statman made the move and purchased a Lloyd Loar F5 from Larry Wexer (wexerguitars.com) in New York City. His father purchased a Loar for him when he was a teenager, but...
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    Re: Gibson A2Z refret with larger frets??

    I am in the ICP camp but have done several refrets. My thought is that the mandolin is small and the scale is short, so small frets
    are in order. Here is a cut from guitarplayer.
    Bigger frets...
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    Re: Help! Drowned out by fiddles!

    Hi. If you'll forgive me for prying ever so gently, I see you've been a member for 18 years, yet this is your first post. That seems to indicate you're much more willing to go along with what others...
  9. Re: Is a January 87 Carlson signed Flatiron considered "Pre-Gibso

    According to Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars, Gibson "acquired the Flatiron mandolin company in May, 1987."
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    Re: bVIIIVI (NMC)

    This should fit into the discussion. How to think about this? Key change/ modes.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fegnW9nisw
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    Re: Eastman OM - a one-month review

    "Sam Brown Hill" is addictive too - also from Joe's course. Finally have that down. And, you did a great job on Inverness - very smooth. Something for me to aspire to (next).
  12. Re: Get Well Soon Dennis! (Owner of The Mandolin Store)

    Hey guys....Ive been running fevers for about 10 days and the Drs are trying to figure it out. Its not Covid....they tested that twice now which probably makes like 12 of those Ive had in the...
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Welcome back to this old thread!
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    I just have to say I love this 17-year-old thread. It was started the year my youngest was born! :)
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    Re: Eastman OM - a one-month review

    I love my Eastman OM, I've got and had lots of instruments and I just think for what the price is, it's a very strong value and the sustain is amazing.
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    Re: Eastman OM - a one-month review

    Thanks for the info, and glad you are enjoying your OM.
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    Hewlett on Octave Mandolin

    Yes I'm wearing green
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    Re: Heron Creek on Baltimore Craigs

    Here's another Craigslist listing on a Heron Creek from only a few days ago I believe. Another from Baltimore.
    ...
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    Re: Where did the tab edit files on Mandozine go?

    The Mandozine website was asking for donations recently to cover their overdue web server bills, so it's possible that they ran out of the funds necessary to keep it going, and closed the site -- or...
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    Re: speaking of Conch shells

    Dude has some chops! He surely has put a lot of time into it to get that good. :cool:
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    Re: Mandolin Caf Milestones

    That's the CSU Rams, right? Somewhat akin to my URI Rams, eh? :confused: I knew we had something in common. Well, there's that 8-string thingamabob, I suppose ... :whistling:
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    Re: Mandolin Caf Milestones

    :)) I guess so! :)) The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step ... :cool:

    And proof exists of fatt-dad's visit. He's the good-looking guy NOT wearing a Mandolin Caf hat. ;) And...
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    Re: Gibson A3 number 74336

    Probably not, and it may not even have a slimmer neck. The serial number points to a 1924 shipping date. But we don't know the FON, which may well be from before slimmer neck/snake head time. A truss...
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    Macrostie A, 1978, #24

    Hi all, I'm writing to share my recently rediscovered Macrostie instrument, pre-Red Diamond, Rosewood back and side, European spruce top A from 1978. I just got off a lovely call with him after...
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    Re: Young Sam Bush A5 video

    Perhaps I can share some information on the mandolin. My dad, Lowell Eldridge sold the A-50 to Sam he says in either 1970 or 71. He says he thought the A-50 was a late 40's-early 50's mandolin. When...
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