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    Re: Three Beginner Questions

    1 - There is no difference between A and F mandolins in terms of how they sound, the differences are purely visual.
    Because A shape mandolins are more straight forward to build, you get "much more...
  2. Thread: I Found It!

    by noah finn
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    Re: I Found It!

    Blue chips naturally crave the safety of a pick case. If they are left in an open light filled space for a long period they will gravitate towards an environment close to that of the inside of a pick...
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    Re: Luthier Paul Hostetter has passed away

    So sad to hear this news. Like many on this forum I benefited from Pauls generosity with his great knowledge. He was so kind sharing information. May he rest in peace, Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
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    Re: Sean Brackens Jig Anyone have Tabs ?

    Music is given in two formats on the session - standard notation and abc.

    If you take the "abc" version and copy and paste it into mandolintab.net/abcconverter.php
    Select mandolin it will give...
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    Re: Buying a Mandolin

    Hi, I used to own a The Loar LM700. I have played several Halery Benton instruments. Imho, They are worlds apart.

    Harley benton are house brand of of Thomann, I think. I have found all the Harley...
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    Re: Mandolin shops in Dublin?

    Sadly there is not a great selection of mandolin available in Dublin. You'll find the usual array a mass produced and branded mandolins such as Mcbrides, Barnes and Mullins, Fender etc.
    Waltons in...
  7. Re: Slightly Lose Strap Pin -- A Bit of Glue Okay?

    Wrap a piece of plumbers PTFE thread seal tape around the end pin. Push into place.
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    Re: Show Off Your Silverangels

    We're snowed in here in Ireland, so I've some time on my hands and I put together a video or two of my Silverangel should anyone find it helpful.

    (Best just use the computer speakers however,...
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    Re: hot rod rogue.

    cafe member Rob Meldrum did up an excellent step by step document on setting a rogue mandolin. If you PM him he'll send it on.
    ...
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    Re: Picks Slippingand rotating while playing

    Loose grip is the key. On the occassion that I feel the pick starting to move I loosen my grip and it rectifys the problem.

    Seems counter intuitive but its true.
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    Re: Comparing brands?

    I play a Silverangel A5 economando.

    Its a wonderful instrument. Mine has an elevated fretboard,varnish finish, bound front and back, orricco tailpiece,radius board,speed neck etc. In fact I...
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    Re: Looking for a mandolin around 500$

    Congrats sportsnapper. They are a very nice instrument. Enjoy in good health.
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    Re: Dating Gibson Mandolin - Help please!

    I dated a Gibson once...never again......talk about high maintenance....
  14. Re: A jig played on my new Herb Taylor tenor guitar!

    Congrats on the beautiful instrument! Enjoy in good health and well wear!
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    Re: Help with first mandolin purchase?

    as always Al gives great advice.

    For whats its worth I have to say I too prefer The Eastman range over the Kentucky range in the price bracket your looking at. I think Kentucky really pulls away...
  16. Re: Lefty in a predominantly Right-handed World - Help appreciate

    Im another lefty that plays mandolin, guitar and banjo right handed.

    Playing right handed allowed me access to wider range of instruments.
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    Re: Celtic Mandolin?

    Nigels session king tenor guitars are outstanding instruments. Quality through and through.
  18. Re: "The Loar 700" Re-invent/Rescue and Martin R18 Rescue

    Beautiful work Perry. Ive greatly enjoyed following your refinishing threads.

    Best wishes for your retirement!
  19. Re: The Loar LM 700 vs Kentucky KM 1500. What makes it worth so m

    Agree with all the comments here. KM1000/1500 are superior instruments to LM700, in terms of build quality and finish. Northfield s series are a step up in quality again.
    How an instrument plays and...
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    Re: Playing Melody in Irish Sessions

    It sounds like you are not freezing but instead you' re getting "lost" when you are playing with others.

    You say you can play tunes to decent speed on your own but when you play with others things...
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    Re: Dream, Dream, Dream...so what's your list?

    Im in my A style/two point phase. If money and availability were not an issue my top 5 would be

    1- Top of my list is this Campanella...
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    Re: Finding chords and double stops

    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?117469-Learning-chords&highlight=Pick+losers+guide+double+stops

    You'll find a link to it in this thread. Also worth mentioning Frank Geiger's BUILD...
  23. Re: You can help me again, and this time it's FREE!

    Voted. Best of luck!
  24. Re: Have a CT-55considering grabbing a couple Wegen's. which one?

    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?111856-Wegen-Bluegrass-picks

    Heres a link to a thread where I posted a pic of a couple of different wegen picks and a ct55.
  25. Re: Just ordeded some primetone semi-round triangle picks

    I have both. Heres a thread I started on these picks a while back -http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?117013-Dunlop-Primetone-pick&p=1415238#post1415238

    I find the printed picks a...
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