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

    All the best to you, Phil. Thanks so much for your contributions to the community. Peace to you and your family.
  2. 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: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Always entertaining for me, how much we like spending other folks' money.... :)
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    Re: Newbie needs equipment advice

    Congrats! I think you chose wisely. Make sure the instrument is set up properly (either from the seller or from a shop).

    While you should definitely look for an in-person instructor, you can...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Probably can't go wrong with any of the instruments listed. I was able to play all of those (except a Kelly) as well as Gibsons, Northfields and others, in one splendid afternoon at Fiddlers last...
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    Re: What to expect, F5S?

    Expect a d*mn fine mandolin.
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    Not sure what's 'fragile' about a 1/2" thick piece of maple....

    I wouldn't use it to hammer a nail, but frankly, it would probably work ok for that. Love my F5S like my children.

    As for the...
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    Re: Strap Recommendation

    I have one each:

    Lakota (braided elk)
    Sully's (flat saddle leather)
    Little Satchel (braided kangaroo)

    All three are great. None are cheap. Current fave is the Little Satchel.
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    Re: Live From Home

    That's a great one. Love her voice.
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    Re: Some new backing tracks

    Good work! Thanks!
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    Re: New Member Old Questions

    There are dozens of threads with the exact question you asked. You can go and read them all or just order an Eastman 315 from one of the Cafe sponsor shops (so you'll get a good setup included in...
  12. Thanks so much for this feature, Scott. All our...

    Thanks so much for this feature, Scott. All our best wishes go to these fine people and their staffs. We'll get through this!
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3f5E-mR1wM
  14. Mandolin Orange Live Stream Sunday 4/26, 8:30 EDT

    Just announced on their FB and IG pages.

    Carried on FB, IG and YouTube.

    Donations will be accepted for a local charity.
  15. Re: I have read other threads and i am still confused- newbie man

    I think your math is backwards. Using the formula above (and it's a good rule of thumb), a $150 mandolin would be equal to a $75 guitar (not $300).

    You may be able to find something for $150, but...
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    Re: Northfield F5S arriving soon

    You will not be disappointed in the F5S.... (see my avatar)....
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    Re: Last Mando standing, How to choose?

    Think of it like this:

    If your house is on fire, which is the first one you would rush in to save?
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    Re: My very musical couch...

    Leo could read the recipe for oatmeal cookies and it would be a good story....
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    Re: Thinking of buying a second mandolin

    This ^^^^^
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    Re: New to the Mandolin

    +1 on MandoLessons.com. Lots of us got our start there.

    There's a also several good Social Groups under "Listen/Learn," including one for Newbies

    And welcome to the Cafe!
  21. Re: Steve Winwood "Back in the high life again"

    Steve is one of the great musicians of our age. As noted, he plays lots of instruments, and all of them better than most people that call those their primary instruments...
  22. Re: Play with backup tracks, sing with mp3s. Looking for new sour

    MandoLessons.com

    Go to the Lessons link, pick a fiddle tune and you'll find several backup tracks to play along with for each tune, with slow and fast versions and guitar backup if desired.
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    Re: Northfield F5S On the Way

    Welcome to the F5S club. I love mine like my children....
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    Re: Uncharted territory in my mandolin life

    Looking isn't cheating...
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    Re: buying first mando without playing?

    I'll second David's comments about the shops that advertise on the Cafe'. I've purchased instruments from Elderly and Morgan Music and been treated very well both times. Instruments come with a...
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