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    Re: personalised mando strap

    Matt Codina codinaleather.com makes some killer stuff - to order.
  2. Re: Best mandolin wall stand, e.g. hook etc?

    I'm a String Swing guy.

    I went for the functional wall art approach: I ordered two oak kits from String Swing. I finish sanded the wood they sent me, then stained it and put a bunch of thin...
  3. Re: If your spouse just green-lighted an electric mando ...

    If my wife gave me the green light on an electric mandolin, I would be inhabiting another universe because it ain't happenin' in this one...

    However, since she doesn't consult with me before she...
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    Re: Explain This Chord

    I'll take a stab at it:

    The notes in an A chord are:

    Root - A
    3rd - C#
    5th - E

    Playing the second fret on the G & D strings, the notes are A & E - both notes are in the A chord
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    Re: Not seeing embedded videos

    I frequently get the black screen on embedded videos.

    I generally view the Café in Internet Explorer. If I copy the URL and paste it into Firefox, I can view the video there. Not...
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    Re: Soft Picks ?

    Not entirely sure how I stumbled across these, but I picked up a set of Mick's Picks at Guitar Center one day (NFI). They are a composite felt that is, to my limited experience, absolutely nothing...
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    Re: Are Eastmans a keeper?

    Are Eastmans a keeper?

    Mine (MD315) ain't going nowhere.

    If there is a shortcoming with this instrument it's the fool who's playing it. I firmly disagree with the 'you need to spend at least...
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    Re: Question about The Mandolin Store

    Free shipping is usually "ground" and takes ~7-10 days.

    If you're on pins and needles waiting for something, those ~7-10 days last approximately 1 Eternity...
  9. Re: FREE chord melody lesson: LADY BE GOOD -from Aaron Weinstein

    Man, this cat is some kind of mandolin genius! Love his chordal approach.

    Thanks for the heads-up about his book, that I just ordered.
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    Re: So, bought a used Rogue... Huh...

    I came to mando from playing bass and rhythm guitar. Consequently, I find that I often avoid picking on the E courses because the frequencies are so high and I like to pick a bass line while...
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    Re: Christmas presents for mandolin players

    Here's an idea from StewMac:

    Guitar Tech Screwdriver Set

    Maybe more appropriate for a guitar player, but super handy little tool kit with a million bits for all things diminuitive.
    ...
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    Re: Billy Joel Chord Melody

    Here's the link for those who might only see the black screen:



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


    Nicely done. Makes it look effortless.
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    Re: Tuning Mandolin without a tuner

    I'm a bit of a noob, but it seems to me that the harmonic at the 7th fret of a given string is the 5th of the open string, albeit an octave higher:


    String Fifth
    G D
    D A...
  14. Re: "Hey What Can I Do" Led Zeppelin Mandolin Tutorial

    Hey Andrew, really great stuff! I like your teaching style.

    FYI - some of us on here only see embedded YouTube videos as a black box so you might want to also include a direct link like so:
    ...
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    Re: First Song?

    Rose of San Antone - the Asleep At The Wheel version
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    Re: Mando Massage

    Blasting music at my mando with the stereo sounds like the ticket to Tone City!

    If I play "Highway To Hell" backwards will it be a "Stairway To Heaven"?
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    Re: Crack in the back. Any advice?

    I seem to recall seeing a video on StewMac where he used #10 cyanoacrylate to fix a chip on a guitar. The #10 is super thin and can work its way into small cracks by capillary action. Might work in...
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    Re: Who has just one?

    I've but a single mandolin, For now.*

    Bought an Eastman MD315 last April, having never played a mandolin before. For those who are unaware, the 300 series have a matte finish. About 6 months...
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    Re: Eastman MD315 Tailpiece?

    Cool! I've got one of the vintage stamped kind...sure to someday be coveted by collectors everywhere...
  20. Re: Why did you choose the mandolin over another instrument?

    Here's my story:

    When I was a kid my mother married a musician - violist. He came with two kids - one a year older, one a year younger. Together with my older brother we were a quartet, all one...
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    E-Mando Luthier?

    Hey Café Guys (Gals),

    I have an unfinished e-mando for which I have all of the parts (neck, electronics, etc) that needs to have the neck pocket routed as well as the routing for the electronics...
  22. Re: Always put your instrument in its case...

    Don't show that picture to my wife, she would think the garbage can is a perfectly appropriate place to put a mandolin...
  23. Re: LH Technique / Finger-span / Thumb Position

    1. 9.5"
    2. If my pinky is on the 7th would use 3rd finger for the sixth fret, if 3rd finger is on 5th would use pinky on the sixth fret
    3. Thumb usually points toward headstock, never on the...
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    Rare 1921 - 1924 Gibson A2Z Mandolin?

    Hey Folks,

    This popped up on the local Craigslist equivalent. No idea of its authenticity nor any connection to the seller. Frankly, I wouldn't know the real deal from a counterfeit.

    Here's a...
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    Re: Don't look at your fingers!

    I think that if you sing while you play, it is imperative to be able to play without looking at your fingers.

    If you are singing into a microphone while you are playing, you can glance down at...
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