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    Re: Big Mandolin With Banjo Tuning

    Please check your link. Getting a cannot find error (404).

    Jamie
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Wishing you comfort and peace. I hope the music you can make helps. I hope the music we love continues to lift you up.

    Jamie
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    This Blog Post is 12 years old and my mandolins are staying the same at this point. To a certain degree, I believe you get what you pay for but I also firmly believe it's you who makes a mandolin...
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    Re: Newbie needs equipment advice

    I would also recommend a used A style over an F style to start out. I would recommend buying from one of our sponsor vendors as they do the set up for you (that alone is worth 1/4 of your budget if...
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    Re: Galax Fiddlers’ Convention cancelled

    Thanks for the information. I'm sorry for those who had hoped to attend.

    Jamie
  6. Re: My Mandolin satisfaction maybe related to the cost

    I understand what you're saying. It doesn't work that way for me. I'm all in favor of having stuff that does it's job well but, I don't need luxury brand cache to get satisfaction out of it. So, I...
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    Re: Irish Metronome

    In the video above, that's Diptanshu a fellow mandolin café member. He may be able to help you via PM. He's also an accomplished BG player!

    Jamie
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    Re: old Flatiron, old guy, some thoughts

    I say do the work and save the original fingerboard, tuners, and tailpiece. I reckon there are way more than ~250 Flatirons floating around. If the modified features are ones you like, go for it! ...
  9. Thread: Good Deed

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    Re: Good Deed

    You are more likely to find what you're after by making a Wanted Classified ad. We don't use the forums for commerce. The Classifieds see far greater traffic.

    Jamie
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    My Spira is one I will not part with.

    Jamie
  11. Thread: Weber Aspen

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    Re: Weber Aspen

    Maybe but maybe not too rare (more like I don't think it's rarity increases it's value considerably). It is their flat top Mandolin. I like flat tops. Webers were known for their substantial necks....
  12. Re: A little bit of Ellington courtesy of Danny Knicely

    Sweet, that's a favorite jazz standard of mine. Jazz would use a cool tap dancer while OT uses great cloggers. I was a particular fan of Kristin Andreassen's percussive clogging in Uncle Earl (along...
  13. Thread: F-5 Galaxy

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    Re: F-5 Galaxy

    It would be cool to get one but, man, it took a LONG time for the scroll to get finished on this. I also find the inlay in then neck way to busy. Just one galaxy each on 3,5,7, 10, 12, and 15.
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    Re: New Birdseye oval hole

    Finest kind!

    Jamie
  15. Re: I have read other threads and i am still confused- newbie man

    I've merged the duplicate threads.

    Jamie
  16. Re: Mando Nut - Open A and fretted notes on A string bad

    You could try and "grease" the slots with pencil lead. The graphite will help them to move. If it's really a slot width issue, you would either need to slot it or have someone do it for you. Rob...
  17. Re: Article: Mandolin Builders and Retailers Share Their Pandemic

    Thanks for these. Glad to hear Dennis will be able to get his procedures done.

    Jamie
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    Re: Concerning Loar copy mandolins

    I would say a faithful Loar copy would be made with similar woods and graduations on the plates and use the same type of glue. Have a similar neck profile and offset, similar hardware and finish...
  19. Re: I have read other threads and i am still confused- newbie man

    Hey Kate! Welcome to the Cafe. I agree with Steveojack665 in Post #2 above. If you can get that mandolin set up for $109 DO IT. If you take it somewhere to have them set it up, that could cost an...
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    Re: Top-rated mandolins for 2020

    These are actually pretty interesting. I think its a valuable guide for the mass produced entry instruments available to the vast majority of new players. I'm pretty amazed at how much more...
  21. Re: Article: Mandolin Artists Share Their Pandemic Experience

    Thanks for sharing these.

    Jamie
  22. Re: RIP Gene Shay - Philadelphia Folk Music Legend

    Yes. Gene has passed. I worked at the Philly Folk Fest for 17 years. from 2001 - 2018. I have so many good memories of the music I heard, the people I met, and experiences shared there. Gene was...
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    Re: New to the forum

    Welcome to the Cafe! I think you'll find folks who are interested in whatever music you may want to make with a mandolin. We literally have them all. Classical to metal, bluegrass to jazz. Enjoy...
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    Re: 40th Old Songs Festival Canceled

    Bummer. My wife has volunteered on their medical staff for about 5 years. I was gonna go this year. Next year!

    Jamie
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    Re: Hilburn #12 peghead

    #12 photographed on April 12th posted at 12 today. Hat Trick! Ridiculousness aside, that's a fine headstock. The inlay almost looks like a signature! I really like it.

    Jamie
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