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    I built 2 F5s and a custom 3 point

    Hello Cafe. My name is Jacob Hagerty and I have been addicted to building mandolins for 4 years now, although its still a hobby. I have completed 6 mandolins so far and #7 is under way. I started...
  2. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Are there any pedals that do that sustainer thing?
    Never mind.
    The Digitech Freq-out! Oh, Yeah!
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    Re: Don't be nervous

    I've been playing 50+ years and I wouldn't feel welcome in a jam with that statement. Not because I couldn't keep up but because I wouldn't want to. Many years ago, when I was just learning an older...
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    Re: Stool for tired old pickers

    I'm afraid to ask you guys what you're doing on these stools to destroy them.....
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    Re: Pets with Mandolin-related names?

    I've enjoyed the stories of the pets and their names that have been posted thus far, and especially liked seeing the pictures. We mandolin enthusiasts sure have some great looking pets with...
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    Re: Pets with Mandolin-related names?

    I have a cat that I can never seem to find. I should call him Heiden.
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    Re: Sweetened tunning

    Basically all fretted instruments are out of tune all of the time. That comes from the fact that the intervals between the notes differ from key to key. This sounds crazy but itīs true. Read more...
  8. Ellis A5 #339-15 and a Visit to the Ellis Shop

    I recently purchased a used Ellis A5 and fell in love with the tone of it. Because of an old left hand injury, I needed to get the neck reshaped to make it work for me. I contacted Ellis Mandolins to...
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    Re: Boomer Bust?

    NursingDaBlues, I definitely hear what you're saying. My six dozen instruments will go to local dealers with whom I've done business for years, Dave Stutzman and John Bernunzio, on consignment or by...
  10. Thread: Retirement

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    Re: Retirement

    After owning a small business for 38 years and working 51 weeks a year and 6 days a week, I finally sold my business and retired two years ago at age 68. My main goal after retiring was to get...
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    Re: D'Addario - Seeking Mandolin Beta Testers

    The strings are in stock at Strings and Beyond. They are this weeks special, buy a set and get a regular set free:

    http://www.stringsandbeyond.com/dadnickelbronzemandolin.html
  12. Re: Pickups in the monitors, Mics in the mains

    I can see the advantage of a setup like this. If you have a good board with plenty of routing options, the setup shouldn't be a big deal. Especially with any of the nice digital mixers. You can...
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    First hand rubbed sunburst

    Here is my first attempt at a hand rubbed sunburst.
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    Re: Ethics of filming amateur musicicans

    Ah yes. I haven't seen it go quite that far myself, but one of the first rules of hosting a band rehearsal is to hide any tambourines, shaky eggs, or other portable percussion in the house.
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    Re: Restocking Fees

    "In fact, courts have consistently held that only the term “F.O.B. buyers place of business” will create a delivery contract.[81] Even a term as unambiguous as “seller shall pay freight” will not...
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    Re: Dawg Tune?

    I replied under the Dusty Strings thread about this:

    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?117652-Dave-amp-Tracy-Grisman-jam-at-Dusty-Strings
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    Re: Scale practice

    The classical world can be quite authoritarian and fascistic, and that can be reflected in their teaching methodology. You can develop very high levels of technical ability doing it their way, as...
  18. Re: Professional musicians: Do you pay to play?

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Souldier straps

    Willi, shoot them a note if you can't find the length, though I imagine it's adjustable in length. I've done custom stuff with them before (for a banjo strap), which they're usually open to doing....
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