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  1. Re: Should I put a Mandolin Cafe Sticker on my Vintage Lifton Cas

    I got'em on my Calton and don't care what the next owner thinks.......I like 'em.
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    Re: Mandolin purchase advice for a new player

    Try to play them prior to buying, it may result in one jumping out and speaking to you.
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    Re: New Mandolin Advice request

    I agree with HonketyHank, you will want to move up when the MAS strikes, and believe me it strikes. Good luck and remember this is fun even though your fingers will hurt for a while and you'll get...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    Same way you get to Carnegie Hall..........practice, practice, practice.
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    Re: Happy Anniversary Mandolin Cafe!

    Best dlurn site on the entire web. Thanks Scott and all the contributors. Great job.
  6. Re: Looking for information on a Gibson mandolin

    The width and depth of knowledge on the Cafe is simply impressive.
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    Re: Tortoise shell pick alternative

    I've tried a bunch and Blue Chip is the closest I've found. Not the same but tolerable.
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    Re: Randy Wood's Music shop

    I've been a few times, basically 'cause he made me an F 5 in 1993. It cured my MAS and has been a great mando for all these years. He is very approachable and the shop is fun. The workshop is also...
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    Re: A Pearl of Great Price A-4

    I lusted after an A 4 for years until I finally bit the bullet and got one. It is so sweet, not an F 5, but a great substitute when I want something a little different from the Randy Wood. It is a...
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    Re: Boil That Cabbage Down

    Also known as "Bile Them Cabbage Down".
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    Re: Kentucky KM 1500

    If I recall correctly they are going for around $1500. I may be remembering wrong though. Look around the classifieds here, they show up periodically.
  12. Re: For real? $58.00 Gibson Master Model F5???

    You're right, Mark. I get the ones who call and say "Hi Grandpa". I say hello and they say they got arrested and need bail money. I love to mess with them, keep them on the phone, call their...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I don't like coffee. That's why there are many drinks. Don't like F styles? That's why there are many other choices. Do what you like. This is not meant to be snarky.
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Soliver, thank you. You should be proud.
  15. Re: If money was no object, and perfect bluegrass tone was only g

    Give Randy Wood a call, his mandolins are great.
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    Re: What’s after a Kentucky KM-1050?

    I was fortunate to have an understanding wife so I went to a Randy Wood F 5. Completely cured my MAS.
  17. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    It is so cool to see so many folks comply with Scott's request.
  18. Re: Our version of David Grisman's 'Ricochet' / quarantine video

    Cool, thanks guys.
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    Re: Finally My First Break/Solo

    Great start. Now learn a fiddle tune, like Old Joe Clark in the key of A. It's easy and will give you confidence. Thanks for posting for us.
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    I play guitar. Moved to a small Florida town and fell in with some locals who had sort of a band. All of them played guitar so I took up the mandolin to add some flavor to the band. Never...
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    Re: Help me narrow down my search

    You may want to think about old Gibson A models. There are many in your price range. Depending on what type of music you play, they are nice and sound good. Only issue is they are not great for...
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    Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

    Never have heard of that builder. Where is he or she located?
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    Re: Calton Cases - in pictures

    Maplebaby, thanks, I did that myself, with some help from and old Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, a copy machine and an old fashioned projector. I made a transparency of the logo, projected it onto my...
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    Re: Calton Cases - in pictures

    This is my case for my Randy Wood F5. 188474
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    Bill got it right, the workmanship is much better and, usually, they sound much better. Also, in my experience, you grow out of a cheapo so it makes more sense to invest a little more in the...
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