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    Re: What's this? 0-3-2-0

    I believe that is called "chordascii" after the famous russian balalaikaist.
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    Re: Weber Yellowstone Experts

    March, 2005. last 2 digits = month. first digit = year-2000 for seven digit s/n's.

    I do like it. I trust it has that Weber-y sound with added oval-holiness.
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    Re: Shaving bridge feet

    I would use 100 grit to remove wood, then follow with 220 grit to smooth it out.
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    Re: Old New Guy -Any second day tips?

    Welcome to the cafe! Check out the Newbies group; several of us Newbies are Oldies. Mutual support as we learn is what the Newbies do.
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    Re: Weber Yellowstone Transformation

    Two things I am curious about:
    a) what year was your Yellowstone made?
    b) I am surprised that it had polyurethane or that it was so thick.

    If the year is unknown, it can be determined from the...
  6. Re: What Are Some Good Options in the $2-3k range?

    Welcome to the forum, danoverb! Note that I sent you a private message. And I would invite you to check out the Newbies Social Group.
  7. Re: Weber Bridge - nut spinning, unable to raise/lower

    With all respect to the two very knowlegeable luthiers above, I offer my non-expert opinion derived from my having worked on several Brekke Traditional bridges on my own Webers.

    I am pretty sure...
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    Re: Tailpiece detail

    My poor eyes failed me (not for the first time) - I never even saw the lower hook. And I swear I counted nine hooks up top. But this morning I can say "was blind but now I see". Yeah, I think it is...
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    Re: Tailpiece detail

    Could be for a waldzither.
  10. Re: Old-style taipieces with covers: threat or menace?

    I recently acquired a mandolin with a very (very) stubborn tp cover.

    1. Tried Mike's trick with a genuine, official, US quarter. It worked! But still a pain.
    2. Did the mod on the cover's...
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    "The Mandolin Case" by Dr. Tom Bibey

    "The Mandolin Case" was mentioned in a thread a couple weeks ago. I guess most of the old-timers here have read it, but it was the first I had heard of it. I found it on Amazon.

    I just finished...
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    Re: Who is Stangeland?

    Several years ago I dug around on the internet and actually found him. Sent him a question about one of his transcriptions and thanked him for the wealth of material he submitted to the mandozine tef...
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    Re: In Praise of Hans Brentrup

    Oh, my! Is that what I have to do to cure my chronic MAS?
  14. Re: Mozart's "Don Giovanni" K. 527 - 'Deh vieni alla finestra'

    Very nice indeed. After watching, listening, and reading the comments on YT, I have several questions.

    Why do you tune your mandolin down a full tone? Do you use heavier strings? What mandolin do...
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    Re: Pick grip collage

    Hmmm. I might just stop worrying about my grip. I am somewhere close to the spectrum. Problem being, that removes one of my excuses.
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    Re: A Unicorn Walks the Earth

    That's not the way Bill did it.
  17. The Mandolin in Modern American Literature

    As part of my program of edification and refinement I have been reading a lot lately. Last night I came across a reference to our mutually shared passion-slash-profession-slash-hobby. The author is...
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    Re: Learning to Play the Mandolin

    It wasn't back then. But right now I feel positively senectitudinous. I feel like I have put on about 10 years in the last 23 months. I need a road trip. How far is it to Carter's Vintage?
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    Re: neck profiles in classifieds

    Here's a helpful image I found from a 7 year old thread:
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=143222&d=1454259948

    I confess that up to a few minutes ago, I wouldn't have...
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    Re: Scary loud bang when raising bridge

    Richard500, I am having a problem visualizing the "L-shaped plywood scrap" and/or how to use it. Maybe a sketch or photo would help. I know how folks use a screwdriver but hesitate - it just grates...
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    Re: Major scales? why different ways?

    I, and many others, started our mandolin madness using notes selected from the first 6 or 7 frets plus open strings. This is generally called "open position". With those fingerings, you can make any...
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    Name that tune - sorry, NMC

    This video of Bruce Moskey and Tony Trischka kicks of with a very familiar tune whose name escapes me. Please help!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=103EvssaPIw

    The whole thing is well worth...
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    Re: Good pick for starters

    FYI, last I heard, the travelling pick sampler is defunct. Or lost. Or not lost but not found. It was a great project and it lasted a lot longer than cynics like me expected it to.
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    Re: Total Newbee looking for info

    Eastman and Kentucky are the most frequently mentioned "starter" instrument bands here. Of the two, my personal preference would be a 300 series Eastman. Get it new from one of our sponsors. Or used...
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    Re: A Loar on Craigslist? Yes sir!

    Speaking of ...
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=198496&d=1641162507 https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=198498&d=1641162507

    Happy New...
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