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    Re: 2020 Duff A5

    Yeah, women really like harassment:disbelief:
  2. Re: The best scroll video! ASMR for F style fans!

    After 1200+ mandolins, yeah, he's got it down:)
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    Re: Defining the scroll for an F-Style

    I had the great pleasure of having Tom Ellis point out how the scroll appears to defy logic, ie, it looks at first glance that the sides widen at the scroll, by pointing out that the back and top are...
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    Re: Mandolin As A New Direction

    I understand your decision, but I live with a different view. After 35 years of leaving the guitars in their cases, I took up mandolin at 63, and have not become the player I initially aspired to...
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    Re: Daughter's New Mandolin!

    Very cool, I know she’ll enjoy it for many years to come.
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    Re: Where did you find your last mando?

    Last one was a custom build, the one before I bought from a buddy.
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    Re: Shaping an archtop

    I agree on both counts and certainly hope no one gets hurt in either their hobby or profession. Haste and it’s inherently poor judgment have caused many injuries. Thinking it can’t happen to you is...
  8. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    Hats off to those who spend time thinking about this. Has as much social utility as watching golf or football.
  9. Re: Article: Plans for the 9th Annual Jim Richter Mandolin Camp f

    Limited to 15. Self selected quick responders………
  10. Re: Armrest For Washburn F Americana Series

    I hate it when young guys brag about their age:)

    The armrest clamps on.

    Welcome to the club, lots of good stuff here.
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    Re: How to post an image in your post

    Actually there is, third button from the right side of the top of the 'quick reply' bar.

    You might note that this thread is 11+ years old and there are several more recent threads about this, but...
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    Re: Okay, I honestly need to know...

    There is the 'Listen/Learn' link in the header, along with the mp3 library. There are also links to various collections of PD music from social groups. If its mandolin related music and you can't...
  13. Re: multi-instrumentalists: how do you manage your time?

    50% on 8 string acoustic Mando, 50% 5 string electric. The guitars and banjo are quite lonely now.
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    Re: Franken-Gibson with added Virzi!

    For some, it takes their lunch away:disbelief:
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    Re: Carpal Tunnel surgery?

    My wife had carpel tunnel along with LRTI in her thumb last year. She's fully recovered and flatpicking like crazy. While waiting for full recovery, she learned to pick holding the pick between...
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    Re: Payment for Mandolins on Mandolin Cafe

    I wouldn’t risk money without protection. If you can lose your entire sum without concern you might think differently.
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    Re: Modern F4 options?

    Audie Ratliff makes them, plain or fancy. ratliffmandolins.com
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    Re: Cafe Classified

    Many dealers are Cafe sponsors. Filtering them out of queries wouldn't make much sense for the Cafe.
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    Re: The newest hot mandolin accessory!

    I waited for the school bus once in -24, in the first grade. I had no choice.

    Years later in Madison, on a sunny afternoon when it was 10 below, I realized I didn’t have to live there and moved...
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    Re: Beginner staining & finishing

    That’s the path to success. Think how little you’d learn if the first one was perfect:)
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    Re: Paypal

    This is all why buy and hold is such a good strategy. :)

    Besides, I just remodeled that closet to manage the inventory.

    ymmv
  22. Re: How many different F5ís does Dave Apollon play in these Vitap

    Like Evan Marshall :mandosmiley:
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    Maybe this thread will diminish new threads about the prevalence of bluegrass players or the ‘overwhelming’ bluegrass point of view on the site.

    Or not.
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    Re: Easy Jazz chords

    I’m working on those, but the inversions scare me:disbelief:
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    Re: Playing with three fingers

    I resemble that remark.:)
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