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  1. Re: Why are good mandolins more expensive than good guitars?

    I am hard put to know why anyone wouldn't want their favorite luthiers to use CNC for the roughing-out work. That work is tough on the body. Finger and wrist joints wear out, limiting the working...
  2. Thread: UPS rant

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    Re: UPS rant

    I just today received a card from my local Post Office saying that a trailer truck carrying mail from the local post offices was in an accident and burned up. All the mail went up in flames. So,...
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    Re: Prettiest A model I have seen in a while

    We are truly living in a Golden Age of luthiery. We are fortunate for this and really should take note of it. Exceptional instruments are available in every price range. For this, I am very...
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    Re: Old Mandolin Restorer's Dilemma

    I don't know. I had the steel roof on one of my barns re-sealed last year and it came out about like that. It doesn't leak any more. . .well, mostly.
  5. Re: I put new strings on and positioned the bridge myself

    Amen to that, brother. It is one more way I get pleasure out of my mandolins.
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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    That is a very pretty cat!
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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    Another Snark fan here. I have a bunch of clip-ons and one non-clip-on (a Korg that works really well). Maybe I am easy to please but they all work just fine for me, even the really cheap ones.
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  8. Thread: Best Armrest

    by Bob Clark
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    Re: Best Armrest

    Thanks, Joey. I hope you and your family have also enjoyed their holiday.

    The CA armrest does not detract from the tone of my CF at all. Due to the thin cork strip where the armrest meets the...
  9. Thread: Best Armrest

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    Re: Best Armrest

    Hi Joey,

    My Crystal Forest is one of the instruments I have a Cumberland Acoustics armrest on. Works great. I like that it's on the small side so it doesn't look overly large on the A/N...
  10. Thread: Best Armrest

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    Re: Best Armrest

    Seems there is an armrest out there for everyone. I'm not sure there really is a best. As others have said, find the one that works for you. I have three Cumberlands. I keep going back for...
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    Re: To A Higher Standard

    Cool story, Mike. Thanks for posting it. I never really thought of it that way, but the teacher really has a point. Rhythm or notes off 6% of the time is a mess either way!
  12. Re: Where do all the Mandolin Cafe decals end up?

    Hi Mike,

    I sure hope you enjoyed your time in this pretty little corner of the world. I moved here forty years ago, not intending to stay. Just never got around to leaving. Now I'm pretty sure...
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    Re: First pickguard Attempt

    Seems highly likely, Joey. I'm still diggin' my Crystal Forest seven years in (Terry's #14).
  14. Re: Where do all the Mandolin Cafe decals end up?

    Cool trailer. I also like that there is a Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival sticker on it, as that is in my home town. It's actually in Pilesgrove, not Woodstown, as the sticker reads. Problem...
  15. Re: Emando players: What do you want in an amp?

    Oh well, if that's the biggest mistake I made today, then it was a pretty good day. Thanks for pointing it out. :)
  16. Re: Emando players: What do you want in an amp?

    Hi Martin,

    I won't pretend to know anything about amps because I don't. I can tell you what works for me, though. Please bear in mind that my use is gigs at which I play background music for...
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    Re: First pickguard Attempt

    Nice job, Joey! Looks like it belongs there.
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    Re: Stripped screw on case

    +1 on this. My experience with them is mainly on farm equipment, but mirrors Jeff's exactly.
  19. Re: What's the weirdest MUSICAL thing you've ever done?

    Thanks Bratsche! If I can figure out a way to video this, I will give it a try. I should at least be able to get some pictures. I'll let you know.

    Best wishes,

    Bob
  20. Re: What's the weirdest MUSICAL thing you've ever done?

    I don't actually do anything I think of as weird musically, but I will offer this. I play my mandolin for feral cats. My wife is heavily involved in trap/neuter/return (TNR) of feral cats and when...
  21. Re: Sirius Radio Replaced Bluegrass station 62 with 24/7 Dolly Pa

    Have to admit, I just checked the calendar to make sure I hadn't slept through the winter and it wasn't April first. What a bizarre thing for Sirius to do! Seems like a complete non sequitur...
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    Re: Case/Gig bag for F style mandolin.

    I have several different cases and gig bags and could give the pros/cons of each (in my opinion only) but to stick to your question, one really jumps out at me. I really really really like my Access...
  23. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    If I am any indication, it's not an age thing. By the end of PHC, I had stopped listening altogether. I found GK's program very tired. I find CT's new show refreshing and interesting. Yet...
  24. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    I am a fan of Chris's music and have been since the first Nickel Creek album. I went to a concert when Nickel Creek was touring in support of their first album. At the time, they really were very...
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    Re: Piccolo (Soprano) Mandolins

    I had Mike Black build one of his A4-type piccolos with a Virzi for me. Wonderful instrument, I can't say enough good about it. I use it in a variety of settings, mainly for melody line playing. ...
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