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    Jeff Austin Family Fund

    Not sure if this was posted elsewhere but I can't seem to find mention of it.

    It seems as though Jeff Austin has had some type of medical emergency. There have been a ton of rumors flying around...
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    Over the Rainbow chord melody

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to share my arrangement of OVER THE RAINBOW that I recorded at Peghead Nation world headquarters while taking a break from putting together my chord melody course for them. ...
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    Re: southern flavor - key?

    I like that E5 sound (just an E and a B, no G nor G# at all), it leaves more to the imagination - it's not major nor minor, but could work with either or those. Makes it sound kind of mysterious and...
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    Sometimes You Do Get What You Want

    I’ve been a Cafe member for a long time, but I’ve been away from it—and playing music—for the past 8 or 9 years. (When I left, I think Jim Garber only had 10,000 posts!) Stuff happens....

    Back in...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    I agree that without a physical explanation, time or playing or time+playing having a perceived affect on the tone of an instrument is only anecdotal. That doesn't prove that it does not exist, only...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    Pirsig, a tragically misunderstood intellectual giant.
    God rest his soul.
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    Re: Lazy Sunday pics

    If you all don't mind seeing my Oldwave again. I took a bunch this morning but will put up these three. I was playing with a DxO one camera on my phone. My wife's, but she never uses it so I'm trying...
  8. Thread: Strap Locks

    by flacon
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    Re: Strap Locks

    The Tapastring StrapKeeper has worked well for me on my K&K equipped guitar.
    http://www.tapastring.com/strapkeeper0605.htm
  9. Thread: Piccolo mandolins

    by Dawg
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    Re: Piccolo mandolins

    25 years ago I custom ordered a diminutive (piccolo) mandolin from my esteemed friend, Mr. Gilchrist. I used this instrument on several recording sessions and it is featured on a duet with my bassist...
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    New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    Here’s a few pics of a special order Apitius Club Jazz mandolin I just just received. I knew Oliver Apitius was a one man shop, and wondered if he could do a custom headstock inlay . I provided him...
  11. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    Anyone wishing for clarity would benefit from reviewing the feature interview we did with Adrian last year about the three new Michigan manufactured models and then review their web site for an even...
  12. Re: 4-string emando, what’s the best out there?

    If your 5 is a solid body, which I assume it is, removing the C will have little to no effect. Hollow-bodies have a fair bit of give under tension whereas the idea of a solid body is to provide a...
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    Re: Strap button on neck?

    I've had 3 or 4 A-style mandolins with this placement of button. No problem at all. The button seems to fall into the hollow of my fingers, but not actually bumping into the fingers significantly....
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    Re: Strap button on neck?

    I have a button on my mandolin in a similar spot, I have been surprised at how little it bothers me when playing. YMMV.

    I find that it really secures my mandolin in a good position for playing...
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    Re: 4-string emando, what’s the best out there?

    Thanks you! I can do any scale length really, I was just contracted to make a short scale octave version this time around.



    The bridges are individual-string bridges by t4m (technology 4...
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    So...I'm stuck....dang MAS...

    So...I own four mandolins. Nothing super special, run of the mill lower ends, but I like them.

    Have to wonder...is MAS just a desire for that "sound"? That...desire to try something new? Is...
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    Re: Sam Bush hospitalized!!!

    Just posted to Sam's Facebook from Lynn:

    The most recent Grad of WKU!
    We want to thank all of you for your love and concern for Sam. Sunday,
    Sam was taken to the ER (thank you Stephen Mougin)...
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    Loar plus Loar equals awesome

    Not sure I've seen this posted here,... if it has, my apologies! Though it looks to be a relatively recent upload from Carters. ... Enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX1XhD7s1iw

    ...
  19. Re: Sam's Workshop today was grrrreeeeaaat!!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlL-pPfkkSs&feature=youtu.be
  20. Man crosses the Atlantic in a barrel - with mando

    "If it was nice, I swam, and dove underneath the barrel to catch a fish, sea bream, to supplement my meal.

    I made a breakfast in the morning, and a nice dinner in the evening. I had a lot of time...
  21. Bluegrass Giveaway - Mike Marshall, Tony Trischka, Michael Daves!

    ArtistWorks, the leading provider of online music instruction has announced its biggest “Big Bluegrass Giveaway” ever. Three lucky winners will be flown to the company’s headquarters in Napa, CA for...
  22. Re: Help me understand mortise and tenon neck joints

    There were several reasons why Weber used a mortise and tenon joint on their necks with machine screws and barrel nuts:

    1) The mortise and tenon blanks/bodies were much easier to cut...
  23. Thread: Gig stories...

    by Astro
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    Re: Gig stories...

    One extra benefit of gigging is that it makes you know the material in a way nothing else can. I mean you've played it a thousand times and think you know it but get to a gig in front of a crowd and...
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    Del McCoury Band w/ Thile

    Can't believe that this has yet to be posted


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vkz-w6vAi0
  25. Michael Cleveland Tommy Emmanuel. hold on to something

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcwx6AifG7Q
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