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    Just an idle observation and some interesting...

    Just an idle observation and some interesting statistics as of this moment:

    Cafe Topic: Women with Mandolins, with less than 3 full days on the Cafe is averaging about Two Thousand One Hundred Six...
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    I am impressed with the rapid rise in the "Views"...

    I am impressed with the rapid rise in the "Views" counter for this topic. (currently over 1500 hits in very short period) Perhaps this topic will give the Post a picture of yourself topic a run for...
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    Victor, your example is well taken.  It is...

    Victor, your example is well taken. #It is amazing when one is tolling away alone practicing in a very quiet space . . . how even the smallest of sounds can take on larger than life qaulities. I...
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    Micro-auditory perception.   Guilty as charged!...

    Micro-auditory perception. # Guilty as charged! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
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    As Victor promised the Lenzer D and G are...

    As Victor promised the Lenzer D and G are improving with time and the A string is becoming more lively. #However, the G string (at least to my ears) is still clangy and the tone hollow. #The overall...
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    Thanks for the helpful tips for navigating this...

    Thanks for the helpful tips for navigating this great site. Like Bob, I could get not find my way around this site, but thanks to your post I am now up to my ears in great mandolin music.
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    Hi Jim, When I recieved the Calace it came...

    Hi Jim,

    When I recieved the Calace it came strung with TI lights, which appeared and sounded as though they had not been changed for quite sometime (a few years)....
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    I will be careful . . .  but with the current...

    I will be careful . . . #but with the current tonal state of the D and G courses, I just hope the neighbors don't call the police. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif
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    Victor,  Your theory sounds good to me.  I will...

    Victor, #Your theory sounds good to me. #I will make a point to log as much tremolo practice as possible this week. #Triple forte tremolo practice over multiple courses should speed up the string...
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    Hi Victor, Thanks for the advice. I will be...

    Hi Victor,

    Thanks for the advice. I will be patient, and I look forward to loosing the current clangy and thin sounding nature of the Lenzer D and G. Maybe I could hire someone to practice on the...
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    Two days into a go with the Lenzer Consort Bronce...

    Two days into a go with the Lenzer Consort Bronce on my vintage Calace . . . and I am determined to not let my ears get the best of me (they are currently screaming at me to take the Lenzer D & G...
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    Hi Jon,  I came across this article entitled "The...

    Hi Jon, #I came across this article entitled "The Art of Practice" by Logan Gabriel through the mando cafe website a few years ago, and found it very helpful, and thought it may be helpful to you in...
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    The Virgina based band "Carbon Leaf" They toured...

    The Virgina based band "Carbon Leaf" They toured and opened for David Gray.
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    [/QUOTE Does that Calace have the same bridge as...

    [/QUOTE Does that Calace have the same bridge as my 1921 (see below)? It should have a saddle (not in the photo) which should be about 1/16" (1.5mm) diameter brass rod.
    Mine also has two rosewood...
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    Hopefully this photo is more clear. I have no...

    Hopefully this photo is more clear. I have no other photos and have yet to take the digital camera plunge. The more I play this Calace, the more I am impressed with the instrument.
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    Her back side.

    Her back side.
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    1920 Calace. A very nice sounding, responsive and...

    1920 Calace. A very nice sounding, responsive and powerful instrument.
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    Here is a great classical guitar website with...

    Here is a great classical guitar website with tons of free music and other great resources like this website. #
    Click here: Classical guitar websight & free sheet music
    http://delcamp.net/
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    While I have not handled one of his new...

    While I have not handled one of his new mandolins, I have handled three different vintage instruments Carlo restored and or set up and I can say that from a players prospective . . the set up was...
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    My 1902 has a rosewood bowl. My bridge(bone...

    My 1902 has a rosewood bowl. My bridge(bone insert) is different. The pick guard is the same shape as your 1902, but a different color. I have a 1898 (maple) currently in the shop which looks very...
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    Congratualtions Jim. I think once you have it...

    Congratualtions Jim. I think once you have it repaired, you will have one very fine sounding mandolin. #My 1902 Vinaccia is a wonderful instrument. Perhaps 1902 was a good year for Vinaccia's, like a...
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    Hi Victor, Thanks for the helpful explanation....

    Hi Victor,

    Thanks for the helpful explanation. I have tried the Dogals once but was so put off by the tone I took them off after one week. The next time I try the Lenzers or Dogals I will take the...
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    Hi Victor, Could you describe the difference in...

    Hi Victor,
    Could you describe the difference in feel under the fingers between the Lenzer and Dogal stings? And what eventually made you lean towards Lenzers over the Dogals? Thanks
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    Hi Bob, Thanks for attending the recital today...

    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for attending the recital today and thanks for the kind words about the concert and my playing. #It was nice to see a fellow order of the bowl member in the audience. #The acoustics...
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    Intlietouch electronic tuner

    Intlietouch electronic tuner
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