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    Re: Loar’s Loar!

    Timbofood, you'd need more that one house I think.
  2. Re: Where do all the Mandolin Cafe decals end up?

    On my cases, mandolins and guitar. Reminds me of the John Prine song, Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore with the line 'Stuck them stickers all over my car and one on my wife's...
  3. Re: What's the weirdest MUSICAL thing you've ever done?

    Back in the '70's we played a bluegrass festival outside of Tallahassee, FL. It had rained for days and the place was a mud hole....we named it the Mud and Geek Festival. Anyway, one of the bands...
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    Re: Tips for fairly new Mando players

    Like Dave said, practice, practice, practice. Learn some basics first such as how to make chords. Try picking out a melody that is familiar to you, something simple like the Happy Birthday song.Try...
  5. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    Mando 1
    Guitar 2
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    Re: Is my MAS dead?

    My Randy Wood F 5 cured my MAS.
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    Re: favourite strings

    I found out that Elixir nan web sound great and last a long time.
  8. Re: Gibson Master Model vs. Ellis F5 with all of his highest opti

    If you have the bucks, call Randy Wood and have him make you one. You won't be sorry.
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    Re: St. Anne’s Reel

    Very nice, thanks for sharing. Go Nittany Lions.
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    I had enough trouble naming my kids, can't do a mandolin.
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    Re: Glue for Randy Wood pickguard

    Yes, call Randy, he has always been accomdating when I have a question about my F5.
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    Re: Advice for newbie in SC

    William has it right. Find a decent mid level used mando that you can afford. Save you money and if you improve and get dissatisfied with your mid level one, go for broke and get one that will last...
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    Re: I have a superton, what next?

    Get a cheap, small dental mirror at a drug store.
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    Re: Did someone say PICKS?

    Someone has way too much time on their hands. Thanks.
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    Re: Pick “spinning” while strumming

    When my fingers are very dry I love the Gorilla Snot. I works.
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    Re: Classically Trained, wanting to expand

    Listen, listen and then do some more listening. There are plenty of great bluegrass CD's out there. Get a couple and try to play along with them. That's what I did when starting out and it really...
  17. Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    For me it was the fiddle. My wife told me either the fiddle or me were going to sleep in the outhouse, it was my choice. I think the fiddle is still there.
  18. Re: Now HERE's a mandolinist's worst nightmare:

    Thanks a million, now I have a headache.........................
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    Re: Martin vs D'Addario Strings

    Used J74's for years but got turned on to Elixir nano-web and love them. They sound great and last longer than any strings I have tried. No financial interest here.
  20. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    Yep, tell me one thing Ken Burns has done that was not first class.
  21. Re: Charles Johnson - Mandolin World Headquarters

    Agree with all the above. I got a 1916 Gibson A 4 from him a couple of years ago. Very nice man, a lot of integrity and great to deal with.
  22. Poll: Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #504

    "Don't Let The Old Man In" by Toby Keith. You can find it on YouTube with a neat story on how the song came to be.
  23. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    I would call Randy Wood and have him make you one. I did back in l993 and have not regretted it for one second.
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    Re: my two mandolins

    Sweet. Remember how we get to Carnegie Hall............practice, practice, practice. Good luck.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    count me in.
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