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    Re: Strap Button Washer

    At first I thought why does any one need to clean the strap button? "Never Mind". (Emily Littela)
    Waiting for the coffee to kick in.
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    Re: Starting to see the difference

    Yes I came to the mandolin through the same route, playing guitar for many years mainly folk and then bluegrass. And singing so i left the picking to others. After many years I came to appreciate...
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    Re: mildew in case

    "Well the chimney's falling' down and the roofs all caved in, lettin' in the sunshine and the rain.
    And the only friend I have now is this good old dog of mine, and the little old log cabin in the...
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    Re: mildew in case

    Not sure the value of the guitar but I'd be reluctant to ever use the case again. A good hard shell case can be had for about a hundred bucks, a decent gig bag for less than half. Sometimes you're...
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    Re: Name that wood

    Seeing the end grain picture I'm inclined to think its not white oak. Just saying.
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    Re: Name that wood

    Any chance of picture showing the end grain? I've done some woodworking projects (front porch rockers) and found white oak to be noticeably heavier than ash IMHO.
    But the grain looks a little more...
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    Re: Cape Breton mandolin (1976)

    Pretty funny a good friend (who was darn good fiddler until his hands stopped cooperating recently) said here listen to this album. It's downstairs next to my turntable. Angus Chisolm who had never...
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    Re: Cape Breton mandolin (1976)

    Thanks for posting this clip. In the last two years I've gone off on a tangent playing more Irish fiddle tunes, and more recently, New England and French Canadian fiddle tunes. Both of the tunes on...
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    Re: Vice grip fingers

    I came from the acoustic guitar ( bluegrass ...slightly higher action than normal) to the mandolin and it took me quite a while to learn to play with a lighter grip. And it took a conscious effort...
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    Re: Trashy Late Night Mandolin Music!

    Today's only 8/4/21. How about all us trashy mandolin players converge on Lawrence and show them how they shouldn't mess with us! OK I've have one too many glasses of wine tonight. Tomorrow I'm...
  11. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    Two weekends ago I found a nice old Bauer bowlback at an estate sale that appears to be in sound structural shape and , I hope, will be playable with a new tail piece and some ultra light strings,...
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    Re: Estate sale find this morning!

    Hi Jim and thanks for your response. I came to the mandolin world via the bluegrass route so my interest in bowlbacks was really minimal. Anything I'd ever seen was in poor shape, missing parts,...
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    On the back deck

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    Sitting on the deck playing my Capek A5. And looking North .....
    We have all had some trying times but don't forget to look up!
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    Re: Please define “intermediate”

    Honeoye, not to be confused with Honeoye Falls, NY.
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Is that a crosscut saw or a rip saw? How many TPI? Is the handle torrified? Is there any distressing on the blade? I'm guessing that Lloyd would only have played a a high end saw, perhaps a...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    And whatever became of the guy rattling the bones in my ear at every jam session? Like a sinister clown from a nightmare he just won't go away!
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Let's combine this discussion with the talk about torrified woods, turn on the blender and see what trouble I can start.
    Move over JB and Tim. The corner is about to get more crowded. I'll bring...
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    Re: Does my mandolin sound cheap???

    As mentioned by Montana Matt it appears you're only playing downstrokes. Try practicing a four note half scale using down up down up. For instance start on the D note (3rd string open) and work up...
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    Re: Dr. Arm for Mandolin

    Ok I'm not trying to start a total war here but when did it become necessary to play an instrument without actually touching said instrument? Dr. Arm, Tone Gard, etc?
    Until very recently I don't...
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    Saturday night vinyl vault

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    Well another Saturday night and time to crank up the turntable and find an old chestnut in the vinyl collection. Last time we talked it was the great playing of Jimmy Gaudreau on the Bill...
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    Re: Shop dust

    And do forget your PPE (Personal Protection Equipment). While the dust collection system gets most of the airborne fines there will still be some floating in the air, especially as you are feeding...
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    Re: Where’s the easy-does-it method?

    Dave Nichol's inlay work is legendary. I have two friends who have had banjo necks done that are absolutely beautiful.
    Mike, I'm glad you got out of Northern NY before Winter set in. I've been...
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    Re: Found my Loar at a Yard Sale!

    Go on YT and search musical saw and Ave Maria. There is a guy that's amazing on the saw!
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    Re: Twitter music?

    Country Music has it's own button? Of course they must be referring to that garbage on country radio these days. Rock and roll with cowboy hats, right GIRL! (Apparently every woman in a country...
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    Re: What do you keep your picks and stuff in?

    I keep some of mine in the washing machine. At least that's where I often find them!
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