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    Re: Mandolin to Mandola

    Sorry. I miss read your question to ask if you should also play dola.
    Can’t answer this with any real expertise. I do think that you would loose tone on the C course and the beautiful sustain you...
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    Re: Mandolin to Mandola

    I find a dola to be a nice compliment my mandolin family. Especially so when playing solo as the range accompanies some tunes better than mandolin and provides for a sometimes more comfortable vocal...
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    Re: Weber Yelowstone A Mandola

    I have a Gallatin A and it is 11 1/8.
    I would assume their CNC cuts tops and bottoms for A's the same. Perhaps even the tops and Bottoms for F's are CNC cut the same as the A's.
  4. Re: Four Finger Chop Chords and the Pain!

    Better living through Chemistry!
    and practice.
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    Re: Washburn Americana M3SWE

    This would be a mandolin that if you were to decide that mandolin was not for you or if you wanted to upgrade you could resell in these classifieds for somewhere near 70 to 75% of your investment....
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    Re: Washburn Americana M3SWE

    Pretty good group of people here and the Cafe does a good job of keeping the bad guys out. With a 48 hour trial you have nothing to lose except postage. I have never had a problem and gotten...
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    Re: Washburn Americana M3SWE

    $849.00 ! Coming from a shop that isn't likely to do a set-up on a mandolin with less than stellar reputation! The cost of a set-up by a luthier is likely cost between $35 and $125.00 depending upon...
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    Re: New mandolin player

    Welcome and glad you found the Cafe. I continuously find it to be a learning tool that never stops rewarding me.
    Watch the Cafe classifieds and you will find many reasonably priced used mandolins...
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    Yes for me, but you just need to try one to see if they work for you. It is a minimal investment and you should be able to recoup at least half of your investment by reselling it if you don't like...
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    Re: Comfy in our new RV

    Also, I have found campgrounds willing to barter camping fees for playing.
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    Re: Comfy in our new RV

    I have owned campers since '81. Started with a popup, moved on to a 30 foot bumper pull, then to an 18 footer. Loved them all, however, I felt stymied by the 30 footer. Thousand mile impromptu trips...
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    Re: New Buckeye A model

    Congratulations. While I had my mind set on a Stiver, a Buckeye was always on my radar as all that I have seen left a very positive impression upon me. I, too, wanted an A style.
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    Re: Comfy in our new RV

    Way to Go! Over the last six years since retirement we have averaged approximately 250 nights a year in our RV while towing it about 10K miles each of those years. We absolutely love being mobile. ...
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    Re: New Stiver Today!

    Will do when I get one of our boys (men) to help with the technology. This may be a while as we only see them outside during this pandemic. They are too young and careless to be inside with them as...
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    Re: Live from Here is no more

    Just ruined my day. The radio shows I enjoy are now reduced to "AMERICAN ROUTES" and "WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN STAGE".
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    Re: New Mandolin Day!

    Congrats. Very nice. Two years ago I visited Elderly Instruments. I played nearly everything hanging on the wall including many well regarded labels. The best, to my ears, mandolin I played that day...
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    Re: New Stiver Today!

    Red Spruce Top. I had read many good things about torrified tops and had considered one. But, I also read a few cautionary reviews about cracking and decided to take the tried and proven safe route. ...
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    Re: New Stiver Today!

    Sounds good but we are home for a few Doctor appointments and to pick up my Stiver. Then back on the road with our RV. We anticipate being home mid September through Mid November as we cancelled our...
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    Re: New Stiver Today!

    Burst Finish (not as dark as Lou's older builds)
    Full Binding with Purfing
    Scooped Florida
    Radius fret Board
    EVO Gold over size frets
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    New Stiver Today!

    I picked up my new Stiver about seven hours ago at Lou Stiver's home. Upon installing an arm rest and a strap I have barely set it down.
    I no longer miss the Collings I sold to help fund this...
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    Re: "Pointed" Question From A Beginner

    Besides me thinking that A style mandolins are way cooler looking (just my humble opinion) this is one of the reasons I lean to A styles. The other two reasons are those points and curls are more...
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    Re: A-style and F-style.

    While all (I think) want the best sounding and easiest playing mandolin to their tastes for the particular music they intend to use it for. I would also think the looks of A style or F Style is...
  23. Re: Reading mandolin music score by NOT using TABS

    Try Alberts Learn to Play Mandolin. Very easy to do and certainly not rocket science. I experimented with Tab and found it cumbersome and nearly impossible to sight read. At least for me. Also, for...
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    Re: off topic

    Great time to work on new material, solo arangements, playing in keys you don't normally play in, and PICK'N TO STAY SAFE!
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    Mandolin Registry Startup Help

    I have given notice in another thread in this forum that I may be willing to start a Lou Stiver Mandolin registry. Key word is may, as I have no idea as to how to proceed. I assume that I could wing...
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