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  1. Norman Blake & Saint Elmo Slim - T.A.G. Railroad Rag

    If I could play like this just once I would call my musical career accomplished.
    I believe that's a Lyon and Healy style C maybe?
  2. Another young player to keep your eye on...Joselyn Sky

    Joselyn also plays ukulele, harp, piano and guitar. She has her own youtube channel with over a thousand subscribers.
    It will be interesting to see where music takes her.
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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    Just got home with the F2. Lotta driving.
    Yeah, there were angels and rainbows. It looks and sounds amazing. Amazing. I knew in about 3 seconds.
    The pictures don't do it justice. I'll post pictures...
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    Re: Shop questions

    It takes a certain personality to enjoy upright basses & working on / building them.

    For me....upright bass payers are typically 10 times easier to work with than mandolin players, they always...
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    Re: My MAS is cured.

    I am like MandoMan. I have had some incredible mandolins. But, life happens, and after 30 surgeries I found my doctors wanted to get paid more than I wanted to have a mandolin. Ok, that’s not...
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    Joseph Joseph

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM4QFW7J-u4&lc=UgwqGl8pRoC9RAxeRip4AaABAg
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    Re: Jug Band Music in New England

    Had a close encounter with a Boston area jug band musician the other day when I sold a vintage exercise bike to a member of the Busted Jug Band. He's planning on making it into a seated, pedal...
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    Re: The case of Cedar Creek Cases continues.

    pops1 - Thanks for your help and revealing your trade secrets here in front of God and everybody.
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    Re: RIP Nanci Griffith

    I bumped into this compilation of Nanci's appearances on Letterman over several years.
  10. New music from Adrian Gross and Friends - Adeline

    Usually don't do news releases around string band projects that happen to include mandolin because there are just too many of them. But Adrian Gross is among us and this project recorded during the...
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    Re: Only change ONE string at a time!!

    Just flush the harmonic compensator fluid every once in a while. I only charge $200 to do that.
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    Re: Strickland mandolin #23

    #22 sounds mighty fine too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9HJvTXNLXk
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    Replacement for Loar Tailpiece Cover

    I was commissioned to make and engrave what I understand to be a period correct tailpiece cover for a Lloyd Loar mandolin. It took me four tries to get one to fit right but I was not happy with the...
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    Re: Small amplifier

    I just picked up one of these Mackie units and am very impressed. Thanks for the rec, pops!
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    Re: NMD and a little story

    My daughter is a librarian in a very rural place. I will share this story with her.
    I think more community and family music is something we need right now (and always).
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    Re: What's the big deal about changing strings?

    Yeah, I did the math on that too... :whistling:
  17. Re: What's the big deal about changing strings?

    37.5 seconds per string change is quite fast. How fast do you play?
    Wait…you never said mandolin….was it a domra(3), morin khuur(2), or a washtub bass(1)?:))
  18. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    Can’t I be an equal opportunity nerd? :grin:
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    Re: Raising 12th fret, worth it?

    Actually, I see it quite often. Especially near the fret ends.
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    Mandolin Cases

    Seems like we often are in need of a case or an extra case for a mandolin. I am all for supporting the Cafe sponsors when possible but once in a while a really good deal comes along. I was looking...
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    New carbon fiber mandolin builder

    Synergy Instruments out of Ontario, Canada build carbon fiber guitars and ukuleles. How long they've been at it I don't know, didn't try to find out. Just saw on Instagram they're nearing completion...
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    A new Art Deco inspired mandolin

    A year or two back the National Music Museum in South Dakota published The Masters Bench by Paul Schmit and Arian Sheets. It is a book about the work of John D'Angelico, Jimmy D'Aquisto and Paul...
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    Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    News of interest for those that listen to Mandolin Orange. They've changed the band name to Watchhouse. Here's a new video around that and then the text of their email making the announcement. Some...
  24. Re: Aaron Weinstein's New Apitius yorkville mandolin

    Extra! Extra!! New video with the Yorkville just posted...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G10CqQgH51k
  25. Re: How to Keep a Headstock Tuner from Damaging Your Instrument

    Like Pops, I use a Polytune (actually the Unitune is less expensive and performs the same). It's the easiest one handed off-and-on there is. It also blows all other tuners (cept maybe the Petersen...
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