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    Re: doing pizzicato in a piece

    Use fingers instead of your pick?
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    Re: aging fingers just can't cut it anymore

    I made my debut as a triangle player with a local community symphony orchestra yesterday. If I do reach the point where I can't play mandolin or violin family instruments satisfactorily, I hope I'll...
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    Johnny used pretty light gauges for his CGDA tuning.
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    Re: Four-string acoustic mando

    I have a 4-string Steve Andersen mandola hanging on the wall right now. Traded a Lyon & Healy for it. 'Tis the bomb.
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    Re: Songs from Ken Burns Benjamin Franklin

    Jay Ungar and Molly Mason do in fact play on the soundtrack, although Bobby Horton is the bandleader.

    "The most beautiful song" on the soundtrack? Of course that's highly subjective. The one that...
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    Re: Mix/NewMAD A4 at Guitar Center

    Par for the course with GC.

    I've bought both a vintage Gibson snakehead and a Lyon & Healy Style A from GC and had them show up with neck cracks.
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    Re: Help Selecting New Mandola

    I see there's a Sawchyn Beavertail mandola in the Classifieds for <$1K. I'd be seriously considering that one.
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    Re: Help Selecting New Mandola

    Big Muddy is the winner in that bunch.

    You might be able to find an Eastman 315 or a vintage Flatiron in your price range.
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    Re: What make of mandolin is this man holding?

    Hjalmar Anderson's mandolin was indeed a Bohmann, per a conversation I had this weekend with my researcher pal Jim. He has Seattle archival material concerning Hjalmar, but I don't know if he has...
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    Re: Mosrite Electric Mandolin

    The photo at Emando.com is more than a decade old ... the pseudonym sounds like something from Guliver's Travels ... who am I to judge?

    I did find one of his Reptile Palace Orchestra CDs at the...
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    Re: Mosrite Electric Mandolin

    This is the lad who bought that Mosrite on eBay; presumably he performed all the mods and is now the seller.
    http://emando.com/players/Biff.htm

    I'm aware of only 4 Mosrite e-mandos; the other 3...
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    Re: Mix/NewMAD A4 at Guitar Center

    Aaaaaaand now it's in Alabama
    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/In-Store-Used/Used-Newmad-MIXA4K-Carbon-Fiber-Mandolin.gc
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    Re: Interesting Artwork on Mandolin

    1) Are those real instruments or just PhotoShop mockups? They look more like the latter.
    2) To be strictly accurate, those are Portuguese guitarras, not mandolins.
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    Good one! I've had 4 or 5 Risa instruments through my hands including a couple of the mandolas. They are not easy to find but they work pretty well and they're in the right price range. They may not...
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    I and 2 billion other people are on Facebook too.
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    There just aren't a whole lot of options, especially in that price range.

    if you are not happy with the Eastwood Airline, you can look for a vintage Kingston, Kent, or Bruno; these were made in...
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    Re: Harmony Batwing tuners

    Are those really Waverlys? I thought they were Grovers.
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    Re: Another Stradivarius theft

    Yes, it did seem like some writer was trying to tip a hat to the Bennings. But you'd think if Eric were asked to supply a prop, he'd supply one that might actually be taken for a high-end violin.
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    Re: Another Stradivarius theft

    I have a bad habit of watching CBS cop shows while I'm doing something else, partly because most of them are so dumb that they don't require my full attention. One sign of lazy writing on a cop show:...
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    Re: Another Stradivarius theft

    The story behind the theft of the Lipinski Strad from Frank Almond is pretty bizarre ... I'm sure you can Google it if you want details.

    Just noting that Almond has since appeared in two...
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    If you don't have time for Kym's book, it turns out that she was interviewed for the "Case Notes" podcast on ClassicFM: ...
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    MandoBird gets no respect!

    "Children's electric guitar" indeed!
    https://shopgoodwill.com/item/142585868

    A little chewed up on the back, but if you need a cheap MandoBird, this might be the one.
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    Re: Rick Turner has passed into Eternity

    There are a couple of Rick Turner Renaissance mandocellos out there somewhere, and he was always quick to generously share his knowledge with us on the Cafe.
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    Re: Duff mandolin/ukulele

    Davy Crockett played one of those! I saw it on TV!
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    Re: Well, somebody's pushing the envelope

    I've sold a lot of these but never for that much. Maybe that's just for a lack of trying.
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