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    Go America!!!!

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpZMQa7-H-A
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    Re: New to mandolin. Looking for recommendations

    Thank you to everyone who generously provided input and advice. What a great community! :) Here's my report and my NMD photos!

    I took the road most recommended and bought the KM-505. It's in...
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    I've come to be almost offended by the very word "perfect" or "perfection".
    I am a perfectionist. Most people don't know what that means. Most people think it means someone who does excellent work....
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    Apitius J Model just arrived

    Well I received My Apitius Model J this morning! After spend all morning watching for any indication of the slightest temperature increase I finally went and thru up:)) My tension lessened some and...
  5. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    I never cared much about reading notation, until I started learning things that tabs were not readily available for.
    For example, I got into some Brazillian Choro thanks to Mike Marshall. He tabbed...
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    Re: Still cant play a break!

    Have you taken a look at this video? It was made for the Cafe's profile of Michael Daves who teaches Bluegrass Vocals for ArtistWorks, but it's a great guide to building a bluegrass mandolin solo.
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  7. Thread: String winder

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    Re: String winder

    Frank's Cranks - expensive, but they're lifetime tools, and beyond.

    https://vtoddyates.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/img_1450.jpg
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    NMD Pava Pro

    I am happy to share my new mandolin from the Mandolin Store. This is my Pava Pro Deluxe A5, with a varnish finish, torrefied top, one piece back, gold James tailpiece, gold Gotoh Tuners, ebony...
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    Re: String winder

    I like Frank's cranks.
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    Re: String winder

    Not really. See Frank Ford's work.
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    Re: diminished value from a repair?

    If it was me it would already be on the way to Don for the repair.
  12. Re: All of My 2020 Festivals Have Been Cancelled

    Checked my spreadsheet calendar: 53 gigs canceled as of today. I have two pretty certain outdoor jobs for the rest of the year; all the others July-December are uncertain, may be canceled. And, of...
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    Prayer for Dennis @ The Mandolin Store

    For those of you so inclined, I would ask that you keep Dennis Vance in your prayers. He is facing some medical issues that must be addressed in the near future. I do not wish to, nor do I intend to...
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    Re: Advise on a Webcam

    I've been doing webcasts for my church with good results over the past few months. We use a Logitech C920 Pro HD webcam. It will easily handle 2 people 6 feet apart. The built in microphone is okay...
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    Re: Question about customising a mandolin

    My favorite mandolin with an image on it the "Parrot Loar", a signed Gibson mandolin for the 20's. A later owner made the decision to have the painting removed. As Don says, it's your mandolin.
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  16. APM cancels Live From Here amid other layoffs and cuts

    Full news article here.

    Intro from the article:

    American Public Media Group has halted national production of “Live From Here,” the successor to “Prairie Home Companion.” It was the most...
  17. Re: Mandolin Recommendations - Beginner to Intermediate

    While I know what you mean and your question is good, I am going to object to your premise.

    I believe that there is no "deserving" or "being good enough" for a particular mandolin. After one's...
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    Re: Waverly for Doyle Lawson F-5

    If you want Waverly's wait for them. It took me years to finally pull the trigger on a set and now I have two sets in use, along with some on guitars and banjos.
  19. Re: Buying my first Mandolin- Equipment questions

    Yup, I do that and I mark both the bridge base and the saddle on the bass side underneath with a "B" in pencil so I don't make any mistakes putting it back on just to make it easier.
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    Re: Tailpieces

    I'm a fan of the James tailpiece and I also prefer the matte finish to the shiny.
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    Re: Buying my first Mandolin- Equipment questions

    If you order your mandolin from one of the cafe sponsors it will come well set up, meaning the nut and bridge height will be comfortably low but not buzzing, the truss rod adjusted correctly,...
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    Re: James tailpiece on a Northfield F5S?

    If I had needed to drill completely new holes for my James, I would have left the original holes unplugged, since they would be hidden anyway, plus they would be available for any future owner who...
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    Re: Newbie: Which electric-acoustic to buy?

    I agree with that. Get the best sounding mandolin you can, and put a mic in front of it.

    Electric-acoustic is often a compromise in both the all acoustic sound and the onboard electrics, so I...
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    When stainless and evo frets were introduced, I figured it was just a matter of time before people reported that they could hear a difference between them and nickel silver. Just a matter of time...
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    Re: What is MAS?

    Here's the formula

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