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  1. Weis Center Sessions #18: Carl Kirby and Steve Catania

    This just popped up on my YouTubes recommendations. I don't know anything about this except it is pretty sweet playing and a great piece of music.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOyeVq1-Ujs
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    Ebay mandolin, slice of swiss anyone?

    I know there has been a thread of unusual shaped mandolins in the past. I guess this one belongs in that gallery:
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    Re: the key of Ab on a 5-string ?

    Hey Daniel!
    Thanks for your kind words, and embedding the video.
    Yeah so that's a Stevens Electrical Instruments(Michael Stevens) "Paul Glasse" model directly into a Quilter amp which...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I'm willing to bet that if we presented people with 10 instruments built from the same woods by the same builder, same neck/body join, same soundholes with 5 being A shaped and 5 F shaped, no one...
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    Re: Are old strings hard to keep in tune? Why?

    To expand upon what Dale said, and upon a couple of other things that have been mentioned here... this might get kind of long, but you don't have to read it if you don't want to...

    As we play we...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    About two months after I built my first mandolin, circa 1998, I was at another well known builder's shop. After about an hour, he causally mentioned, "Clear that junk out from under the bench over...
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    Re: The ever-inventive Danny Knicely

    Embedding it. Too good.
  8. Re: Article: The 1978 Bob Givens Interview from The Guitars Frien

    I remember that article. I was working for a small manufacturer at the time, and when I came in to work one morning a coworker handed me the article and said to me "you can't be a mandolin maker,...
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    MISS LONELYHEARTS by Nathanael West

    This is one of the great American novels.
    In an early chapter Miss Lonelyhearts (his personal name is never mentioned) ruminates on how mandolins are tuned.
    "Man has a tropism for order. Keys in...
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    Difficult week for musicians

    Johnny Nash, reggae singer who did I can See Clearly Now died yesterday,
    Along with Eddie Van Halen. Helen Reddy and Mac Davis died earlier in the week.

    It is a tough week.
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    Freshgrass video- Everybody's Talkin'

    https://youtu.be/VTtAsgmYBNc

    This is marvelous and probably should go in the video part of the forum, but I figure it will get more views here, and I have a question:
    Who is playing bass here? He...
  12. Re: If money was no object, and perfect bluegrass tone was only g

    If money truly were no object I would buy that Monteleone model B at Music Emporium in the classifieds. Not sure if it is the ultimate bluegrass sound but I would say it probably has the ultimate...
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    "I Will" -- CD preview

    The project is finished recording, should be done with mastering for release next week. Here's the final preview from the project, Paul McCartney's sweet song in solo arrangement. Single mic, Shure...
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    Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Firstly, Mandolin Cafe, thanks for being patient with a nerd like me who is probably overly excited about his first build and my most humble apologies for "over sharing" my progress as I've gone...
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    Re: From Rough Carving to Finish Sanding

    Here are few pics of my latest carving sessions... (I hope the pics will show in correct order)
    1. plate cut out and drilled to my topo map (I drill 0.5mm ~ 1/32" shallower than final arching...
  16. Fixtures for repairing separated backboards

    I was working on a repair and as I turned the fixture, I noticed that it was marked “Sept 14, 1964.” I chuckled at it's age and it moved me to share it with you all. I think I’ve used it seven or...
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    Re: In The Mood

    One of my favorite Glenn Miller tunes, played well by the whole group. Tasty!

    Just like John above, my parents lived through the big band era, and I hated the stuff as a kid, but now love it. I...
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    Re: Tiny Moore Tuesday

    Here's this week's transcription folks:


    https://youtu.be/-XfQR_2zsAs

    TAB/Sheet Music: https://www.hayesgriffin.com/theres-going-to-be-a-party/

    I covered Tiny's first solo in this video,...
  19. Thread: In The Mood

    by Ranald
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    In The Mood

    In case any jazz buffs miss this fine and enjoyable piece from Mark Stoffel & Co. on today's home page:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=nMFTxNPyApQ&feature=emb_title

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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    A local man took his instruments out of his car and placed them at the back of this car for whatever reason . For another unknown reason he decided to back his car up instead of pulling forward and...
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    Re: Favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHe7dwLAzSo
  22. Molly Tuttle and Tristan Scroggins: Olympia, WA

    Tuttle recorded a full-band version of this Rancid song from last century on her new album, but this is a great duo version. Scroggins rocks the rhythm backing her up, and then both of them totally...
  23. Our version of David Grisman's 'Ricochet' / quarantine video

    Just wanted to share this project I was fortunate to be a part of. My best buddy, Brian 'Willie' Williams figured the three mandolin parts to Ricochet, one of the tunes I've dreamed of playing since...
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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    Block,

    Who doesn’t love great ”conspiracy theories”? I was one of the original investors in the “Turbo Encabulator” and I’ve never looked back. I’m hoping the dingle arm located as a byproduct...
  25. Thread: Estamos ai

    by Roland Lee
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    Re: Estamos ai

    Love that tune Don Stiernberg!
    I transcribed the main theme and you can download it here:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YKyFaM0oQ5DSA3iSw7ai98nu1AGdNoJ-/view?usp=sharing
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