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  1. Re: Moved to Kazakhstan, need free sheet music until stuff arrive

    IMSLP.Org has a lot of the violin literature and something like sevcik might be good to look into among other tutors.
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    Re: Coleson Mandolins

    Is that yours the all blond wood mandolin pictured on his web site?
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    Re: Coleson Mandolins

    Thanks, Scott.
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    Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    That sounds like a very good deal. 1940s Gibsons and Martins prices are going quite high these days. I sold a 48 LG2 last year and I see the same guitar is offered for considerably more. To get that...
  5. Re: Laberte et Magnié mandolin of uncertain vintage

    Are you sure about that? I would think it unusual to use laminated wood back in the 1930s and my guess is that it might be cheaper to use solid woods since there is less labor involved. I do know...
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    Re: Coleson Mandolins

    Interesting that this builder was added to the database in 2015 but doesn’t appear to be in it anymore. I wonder if he is still building. His web site is still up here:...
  7. Re: Dose anyone know anything about this mandolin or its value

    Actually IMHO I thought almost all of the comments were direct and to the point and not belittling the OP. It is our responsibility to set people straight. The humor was directed at the obviously...
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    This '81 1N believe it or not is on ShopGoodWill.com and looks AFAIK to be in good condition. Lots of interest in it though and might sell for close to retail. https://shopgoodwill.com/item/148941667
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    Re: Bar Frets from Wiper Blades!

    That’s when you can use those wiper blades.
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    Re: Bar Frets from Wiper Blades!

    Talk about bar frets… these must need big ones

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  11. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    If you post here on Mandolin Cafe you have to expect a wide variety of comments including some just opinions, some musing on scientific method and some in favor of anything buttressing their own...
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    Re: Fifi Moulin (musette)

    Wonderful tune and I love your playing Bruce! Très beau !
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    Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    Such a great image of a mule spinning.... I guess first cousin to cow tipping?
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    Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    Hey you learn something new every day. I didn’t know what a mule spinner was: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinning_mule
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    Re: Comparison/impressions of Guitar Body OMs?

    From what I see capos are legal in OM World. If you have a 23” scale at least for the moment capo up a bit.
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    Re: Original Bluegrass/Oldtime Tunes in "Bb"

    Old time Midwest fiddlers love Bb and there are dozens of tunes in the key many of which are pretty challenging. Also East Texas Serenaders main fiddler loved the flat keys even playing a few of...
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    Re: Dealing with pokey string ends?

    I usually turn them down but sometimes there is the fishhook effect that is not fun if the bend it not bent enough. Ouch!
  18. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    I agree that those who have the cash to try one is fine with me. However, here’s something for the rest of us to try:

    How about just get a quiet place to play and sit with your instrument and play...
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    Re: Another pick-hold question..

    I’ve had those other three fingers removed since they are completely unnecessary. :)

    I have seen a lot of players curl them under, but also others just let them hang. Some folks also plant their...
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    I am also a fiddler but I don’t usually refer to them, as fiddle tunes maybe because it is redundant especially if I have a fiddle in my hand. More likely I would preface the word with the genre I...
  21. Thread: Kenny Baker

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    Re: Kenny Baker

    Agreed, I also keep KB as the ultimate goal and though I have no illusions to be 1% as good as he was, he still gives me something to aim for. I saw with Bill Monroe a few times and he definitely...
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    Re: The Origins of Tone Bar Archtop Bracing

    Sorry, Brad. That is not Fred Oster's site but your link goes directly to Lowell Levinger's Player's Vintage. Here's his description:



    And for your entertainment Banana has more Shutt's on his...
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    Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    Allen: all the information from the excellent Longworth book (which I also own) was incorporated into the two volume Martin Guitar set by Richard Johnston & Dick Boak, published in 2008/9. That where...
  24. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    Love that loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong xylophone! I especially like the tremolo part around 1:05. As a mandolin player I would have liked more tremolo... but that is just me. BTW...
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    Re: You Never Can Tell

    Excellent, Mark. With the title on the video I thought Chuck as playing mandolin on it.
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