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  1. Thread: Ultra low action

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    Re: Ultra low action

    Have for years, I even carry a gauge to watch for any changes from humidity or dryness and put it back to it's low action. Jethro couldn't understand why anyone wouldn't play with low action. My...
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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...
  3. Autumn Leaves - Mandolin Chord Melody [Tab]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuPfDrACb-M

    Tab
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Best to you these days and may they be filled with as much peace as is possible.
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    The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Hi all. Iíve been a member of the forum since 2006. Before June of 2006 Iíd never touched a mandolin. The Cafť quickly became a main part of my daily life.

    Scott Tichenor, Mike Edgerton,...
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    Re: A Newcomer to Mandolin Asks the Experts

    MandoLessons.com - Baron has recently relocated to the PDX area, so that may be an option for local lessons. In the meantime, the site has a ton of good beginner content and a whole lot of fiddle...
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    I didn't loose him. I know where he's at.
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    He's down by the green river where the air smells like snakes.... so sorry to lose you John..
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    I never met you, John. But you always told me so much about yourself through your music. Goodbye dear friend. Rest well.
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    ....Sometimes you donít come home at all.....😔
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    Good night John. I hope you find that cigarette that's nine miles long.
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    He was in a class of his own.
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    Yes, really aren't words enough for the sadness. Such a great human who touched millions of lives with his character and songs. So many people hit by this tragedy.

    Thank you John.
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnT_bhsfqao
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    Re: Live From Home

    They are fantastic. Thanks for including them here!

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8TltQb7N_c

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    Re: Live From Home

    Just saw that at least one of his guests did take him up on his Live From Home challenge.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ST8dnBh564
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    Live From Home

    Enjoy!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK4F6sGmaL8
  18. Article: Remembering Jethro Burns on his 100th Birthday, an All-S

    You can view the page at https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/content/635-Remembering-Jethro-Burns-on-his-100th-Birthday-an-All-Star-Tribute
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    Re: Pinky independence

    Alternative view:

    Don't try and fight nature. The pinky is not a fully independent finger. Like a pet on a leash, it is tethered to the ring finger. The pinky has independence and strength, but...
  20. Re: Salem,Oregon-Bluegrass/Newgrass/Country/Blues/Americana

    WE are getting a good turnout for the Sunday Jams at Oak Grove Grange---we meet again on the 9th of February and then again on Sunday the 23rd. Refreshingly, all genres have been welcomed.
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Thanks for sharing your personal story, Grant. Heartbreaking, for sure, but an amazing story on so many levels. Best of luck to you and your sister.
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Greetings, my name is Grant Handley. It was my father, Worth Handley who played in the Hart Valley Drifters briefly in 1962. The flea market find, the $25 Loar F5 Fern, was his. An early photo of the...
  23. Re: Why are good mandolins more expensive than good guitars?

    In many ways, yes. Mandolins with carved tops and backs are carved to shape out of thick pieces of spruce and maple in the same manner as violins.
    When this is even partially done by hand, it is a...
  24. Re: Why are good mandolins more expensive than good guitars?

    Here is a good example of archtop guitar pricing. Check out the prices on these. They exceed mandolin prices.

    https://benedettoguitars.com/guitars/guitar-guide/
  25. Re: Why are good mandolins more expensive than good guitars?

    I was going to use Collings guitars (arched top an flat top) compared to their mandolins (arched top and flat top) as an example but I'm too lazy to dig up the prices.
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