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    Re: It's an F, it's not an F

    It looks like an irradiated guitar. Some luthier near Chernobyl. :whistling:
  2. Re: NMD - impulse purchase, and an F style to boot

    Congrats on the catch!

    That looks like the Weber model that Jeff Spirko of Southern Gothic uses. Example below. You need to learn some Cajun music now.
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I like the A style. When I bought a Givens back in 1978, I had the choice of an A for $675 or an F for $950. It was a no-brainer. These days, the price differential can be closer to two times higher...
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    Van Halen and Hendrix played during your lifetime, I suspect, which is why you would put them on the Mt. Rushmore of guitarists. I don't dispute that, but there were earlier guitarists who changed...
  5. Re: Kate Wolf Accompanied By Two Mandolins 1985

    I was lucky enough to meet Randy a few years ago in Willmar, Minnesota, in a music store. He had brought a couple of guitar playing students of his along to play a store concert. They gave a workshop...
  6. Thread: Lilac wood

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    Re: Lilac wood

    Pampered Chef sells a 3-spoon set made out of teak for $27.00.

    https://www.pamperedchef.com/shop/Featured+Collections/Best+Basic+Tools+Every+Kitchen+Needs/Teak+Tool+Set/100156

    How would your...
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    Re: Douglas fir

    Interesting thread. I should check out this portion of the Cafe more often.

    Back when I was a grad student in Forest Engineering at Oregon State (or is it Oregon-State?), I wrote a paper reporting...
  8. Re: Request - Blue Rodeo "Hasn't Hit Me Yet"

    First time watching this video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tws8YIGDyl0

    and also this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__8KCPb5EJ4

    He isn't doing anything complicated. Just noodling...
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    Re: What are you playing the blues on?

    Wow! That Hyde is a nice looking mandolin, other than the fact it is an F style. How is it for holding tune across all the frets? My National needs to be tuned slightly flat on the nut in order for...
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    Re: What are you playing the blues on?

    I played a one-hour set on the street during "Crazy Daze", the single day of the summer when Main Street gets shut down to vehicle traffic and only foot traffic is allowed. Vendors set up on the...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    No, I had not heard that extra verse. Thanks! A friend of mine who does this song at Farmers Markets on the west coast changed the lyric "Old man garlic dropped dead with the colic" to "Old man...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    You are welcome; glad to be of assistance. However, that is not the Barnyard Dance version to which I was referring. With two different songs having the same title, it is confusing.

    This is the...
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    Summertime
    Barnyard Dance
    Lazy Bones

    With lyrics
  14. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    I am with you on this. Big hunk of wood getting in the way of viewing the higher registers. Thus, I will answer your question: How did the "curl" evolve? Poorly.
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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    MattMN

    I am also in MN. Private message sent.
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    Now that the summer outdoor season is upon us, I bought a pair of those wrist sweat bands that basketball players use. I got the idea after a sweaty, 2-hour farmers market gig last summer, and just...
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    Re: Sheet Music w/Lyrics and Chords

    There are several fakebooks online which contain chords, lyrics, and the main melody line. One only has to come up with your own alternate melodies or improvisation.

    Is this what you meant by...
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    No arm rest, no pickguard, no toneguard.
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    Re: 10 Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Rhythms

    Very nice! Thanks for posting. In particular, I like Rhythm 3 which I could see using a lot.
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    Re: Listing of 3-string chord shapes

    Not sure if this was linked to yet by Scott or someone else, but it is my go-to resource for mandolin chords.

    For 3 finger chords, just use the bottom three string sets (G, D, A) and leave the E...
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    Re: My band asked me to stop playing guitar

    My trio doesn't have a guitar either. We use mandolin and voice (me), piano, and bass. Works pretty well.
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    Re: What do you use to lube your tuners?

    Super Lube from Ace Hardward. NFI
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  23. Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet Online Concert Thursday 5/7 at 8 PM CS

    My take also. In 100 minutes, there were only 5 videos of Don's music (5 songs). Four with his quartet (likely all Studio 5 copyright since they were hosts) and one with him and Jethro. There were...
  24. Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet Online Concert Thursday 5/7 at 8 PM CS

    Sorry, couldn't find the "delete post" feature.
  25. Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet Online Concert Thursday 5/7 at 8 PM CS

    Anyone else attend this other than me?
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