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    Tabs for Asturias for solo mandolin?

    Hi Guys

    I am looking for tablature for Asturias for solo mandolin. (I cannot read sheet music yet)
    I particularly like the arrangement by Giuseppe Torrisi, as can be heard in the video below, but...
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    Re: Bridge saddle repair - which glue to use?

    The before and after

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    Re: Bridge saddle repair - which glue to use?

    Haha, I like that one.
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    Re: Bridge saddle repair - which glue to use?

    Awesome, thats good to hear!
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    Re: Bridge saddle repair - which glue to use?

    Hey Guys

    Just wanted to give an update on my bridge saddle.

    So I followed HoGo's advice. I glued the crack closed, cut off the bottom nib between the thumb wheels, made up a new piece of wood...
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    Re: Bridge saddle repair - which glue to use?

    Thanks guys, appreciate the feedback.
    I have some non-gel locktite CA, And will add a small (maybe 3-4mm wide) wood wedge under the saddle below the E strings for added support until the new saddle...
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    Bridge saddle repair - which glue to use?

    Hey guys

    So after a few years my bridge saddle decided to break, and with the current global situation a new one is probably going to take about a month to deliver.

    While I wait for it, I was...
  8. Re: F-hole crack, self repair or expert & which glue to use?

    Thanx for all of the replies guys.

    You are correct Allen, humidifying an entire room here is a bit of a challenge.

    John, I tried letting the CA wick into the crack with a pipet like you...
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    Thanx for the explanation John, I appreciate it.
    I will probably try this tonight.
    Do you possibly have a photograph of what the capillary tube looks like?
    I want to see if I can find something...
  10. Re: F-hole crack, self repair or expert & which glue to use?

    Thanx for the replies so far.

    I was hoping I could avoid cleats if at all possible.

    I read a post by Paul Hostetter in another thread (here are a few excerpts):
    "The longer I do this work (43...
  11. F-hole crack, self repair or expert & which glue to use?

    Good morrow fair gents!
    And ladies.


    My Eastman 305 has recently developed a crack, about 1" long, running down from the F-hole on the G-string's side.

    I recently moved to Namibia, where the...
  12. Re: Please help me perform a song for my bride to be!

    Thanx for the help guys.

    Unfortunately the mandolin is the only instrument I can 'sortof' play, and I also havn't been played long enough to have gained the experience to learn to play songs by...
  13. Re: Please help me perform a song for my bride to be!

    Sorry guys, I have to bump this.
    Im really struggling with it.

    Thanx again.
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    Re: Humidity (or lack thereof) vs my Mandolin

    Would you consider a month a short enough amount of time?

    Ill be keeping it with me, in the car & bungalow (meaning it wont be standing in the car in the sun), so the temps should be reasonable.
    ...
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    Humidity (or lack thereof) vs my Mandolin

    Hi guys.

    I have a question regarding the effects of low humidity on the lifespan of a mandolin.

    I live in an area where the average humidity this time of year is around 70%.
    Im planning on...
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    Checking back in (so much has happened)

    Hi Everyone

    Its been a very long time since Ive last posted or even been in the Café.
    So much has happened since my last post…


    Ive imported an Eastman MD305, which is beautiful and sounds...
  17. Please help me perform a song for my bride to be!

    Hi guys.

    As I am getting married next year, I would love to learn a song to play my new bride on the day.:redface:
    A song which is very close to our hearts is “Gone Gone Gone” by Phillip...
  18. New Favorite Youtube Vid (Star Wars Cantina with Mandolin)

    Hi Guys.

    Just thought Id post my new favorite youtube vid, it does have a mandolin in it so im sure alot of you would like it.

    Frankly its brilliant!

    Enjoy!

    ...
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    A Verry Merry X-Mas from Mr Marshall

    Whos seen Mike Marshall's new Jingle Bells vid?
    I just picked up my first mandolin from the post office a few hours ago and can already play this (just the easy version mind you) but its a brilliant...
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    Re: 107-Year-Old Mandolinist's Final Performance

    WOW, That is sooo inspiring!
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    Re: looking for a chord apps for android tablet

    Im not too sure about android, but on iOS I really like Mandolin Companion by a company called Infinaut and Basichord already mentioned by HagarNo55.
  22. Re: Old question from a new member, good basics book?

    Has anyone tried Mandolin for dummies?
    The author has a few videos on youtube, I dont have any experience with a mandolin (Im playing a violin with a pick at the moment) but some of his videos are...
  23. Re: Why are Mandolins more fun than Guitars? :confused:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA.

    You made my day, I Really love that Idea. Id vote for that.

    @benjamin35, I love your quote, "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.", I am an architecture student...
  24. Re: Why are Mandolins more fun than Guitars? :confused:

    Hahaha, my dictionary defines "stodgy" as being "Excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull" interesting word choice.

    Interestingly enough, I've seen the "playing Mandolin is more...
  25. Re: Why are Mandolins more fun than Guitars? :confused:

    But this also makes a lot of sense.

    I would love to hear some more opinions and experiences.
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