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  1. Re: What are your thoughts on Deering Tenor Banjos

    What Jill said ... plus .. have the different banjos played for you as well as trying them out. Everything sounds different "out front" and it might make a difference when deciding between...
  2. Re: Tenor Guitar GDAE - Best place to learn/find lessons?

    Plus one on Jill's suggestion about Enda Scahill's course. This part of her post is where the rubber hits the road: "It's a GDAE tenor banjo course but a lot of the things Enda focuses on (the...
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    Re: Dull and Lifeless

    I'd send it back to Bruce Weber at Montana Lutherie: https://www.montanalutherie.com.
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    Re: 2018 Frank Tate tenor guitar!

    Wonderful Jill. Congratulations on that lovely instrument well played by You,

    Ryk
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    Re: Cases and covers

    I buy a quality instrument that i can't afford to replace. For which i buy a quality case that i can't afford to replace. For which i buy a case cover to protect the lot.
    Ryk
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    Re: I've gone to the dark side

    What Jill said about Newtone strings. I love them on my tenors and plectrum. You'll have a choice of nickel plated steel or phosphor bronze. Great strings.
    Ryk
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    Re: Tenor guitars

    Bob ... It was your youtube playing that great guitar that got me to purchase a '37 Epi-Triumph. Wonderful guitar. Thank you.
    Ryk
  8. Re: Should I put a Mandolin Cafe Sticker on my Vintage Lifton Cas

    No stickers! Jacob, Post 18, might have a good idea for Scott though ... plastic Mandolin Cafe luggage tags. It's a bright logo and would be a cool way to have your address on the case.
    Ryk
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    Re: Arlo Guthrie Retirement

    Having finished the article i am glad things worked out as well as they have for Arlo .... and there's his threat at the end to both give us a smile and let us know that though he won't be touring...
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    Re: the Small Dog

    Mark,
    That was an option. I've had it on a couple of Small Dogs including one for a rectangular mando case. (Available.)
    Ryk
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    The first step on the road to recovery is to acknowledge you have a problem. You're on your journey.
    (I'm sure you know it's a joke Allen ... but just in case ....)
    Ryk
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    Re: Dennis Vance receives double transplant

    What a belated Birthday Present!
    God Bless,
    Ryk
  13. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Best Wishes on your birthday Dennis ... and here's hoping you celebrate next year with your health restored. Best wishes too for those around you providing the love and support that's so important...
  14. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Anything by Don Steirnberg (On any instrument ... i just heard him on tenor banjo. Wow!) Anything by Kenneth 'Jethro' Burns. Skip Gorman's 'Mandolin in Cow Camp'. Anything by Rich DelGroso, Dave...
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    For those who haven't seen this yet: https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs_this_morning/video/xJkNYYPHtZODvw7RvxMTxLtEOHpBkV3Y/john-prine-at-home-with-the-songwriting-legend/

    What a loss.
    Ryk
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    Re: Calton Cases - in pictures

    The "Behmoth" is for sale for anyone interested.

    Ryk
  17. Thread: UPS rant

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    Re: UPS rant

    I got some information about this problem while checking on an order i have coming. The lady i spoke with at customer service was kind and apologetic and explained that the 2 ton gorilla (Amazon)...
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    Re: BLACK Mandolin Cafe hats! Woohoo!

    Snazzy Formal Wear!
    Ryk
  19. Thread: I fear

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    Re: I fear

    I thought it was Mark Twain.

    Ryk
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    Re: What's up with USPS?

    You're right about USPS's tracking feature, it's abominable.
    Ryk
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    Re: What's up with USPS?

    The problem seems to be the "hand offs" from another shipper. I always ask who the shipper is. If it's UPS i'll give my street address. If it's USPS (my preferred) i give them my PO Box. If they...
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    Re: RIP Al Williams, founder of Calton Cases

    The best part of buying a Calton was the conversation with Al. Those conversations and the followup emails were treasures. My thoughts go out to Trudy and the rest of the family. Thanks for all...
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    Re: Should I pay for damage caused?

    Tim in Post #6 hit the nail right on the head.
    Contact the luthier and pay for the repair without even speaking with the owner.
    Ryk
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    Re: Looking for a GOOD flat top mandolin

    There is also the old Weber Alder series. Lynne just got an older Weber Alder Mandola that was wonderful when we got it and even better when it got back from Bruce at Montana Lutherie where Mr Weber...
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    Re: Instrument Appraisals

    What William said about Heritage is spot on. I've been with them for years and they're great to deal with. Fortunately i've never had to use the insurance but discussions from a sadly gone guitar...
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