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    Re: Mandolin Oddities

    That is a Tahitian ukulele. Read more here.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi Rick - I hope that you enjoy your Weber as much as i enjoyed mine. They're terrific mandolins by any standard. Unfortunately,the type of Cancer that i have is pretty severe,so holding on to any...
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    Blues, Stomps, & Rags #43

    James Kelly was mandolin player for and leader of the Nashville Washboard Band, who made a few non-commercial recordings for the Library of Congress in 1942, at the home of the musical scholar, John...
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    my dad and Bill Monroe

    not my dad, not my post, but

    this is a post on the AGF, thought it would be appropriate to cross pollinate. sent the OP a PM on the AGF hoping they will come over here and join in this thread.
    ...
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    Re: Double Stop Fiddle Shop Lost to Fire

    Hang on to your hats for this bit of news. What I'm told is Byron and his crew are going to post and confirm this on the web as well, where I don't know but I'd guess on Facebook:

    Byron's Loar was...
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    Re: Harmony H35 Mandolin Chicago

    Hey Headstock - congratulations - sounds like a great find! Can you post some photos?
  7. i can imagine this slightly smaller and with two mandolins inside

    https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5983890&posted=1#post5983890


    thoughts would be to entertain a side drawer pullout so the instruments access from the side, and the...
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    Re: American-made F-body mandolins around $2,500

    Thanks to all for their thoughtful advice. In the end, I went with the approach Br1ck suggested: narrow down my choices, take a leap of faith, and pounce. I bought the Glenn mandolin that was...
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    Mando Uke conversion

    Take one Eddie Finn 8 string ukulele (the neck is 1.75" wide), and yank nylon strings. Install a selection of Silk'nSteel strings and tune as a mandolin. Set action buttery smooth and low for ease of...
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    Re: Mandolins have ruined my ears

    The mandolin is a spoiler for sure.

    Once done you can never go back...
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    Re: Mandolins have ruined my ears

    I remember watching Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicki on the tonight show, so we must be from a similar era. Once you have heard Tiptoe Thru the Tulips, it can never be forgotten!
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    Re: JazzMando website to sunset soon

    Ted's leadership as this forum's chief moderator has been instrumental in the Cafe's enduring online presence so this change, of which I've been aware of for some time, gives me heartburn and then...
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    JazzMando website to sunset soon

    With very much mixed emotions, I’m announcing the JazzMando website will be shutting down permanently in the next few weeks. It’s been a good run, nearly two decades, but the cost of upgrading its...
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    The end of my playing days.

    Hi all - It's not nice to have to post this,but i've been diagnosed with a strong possibility of having lung cancer. As a life long non-smoker,that's pretty ironic.
    It's not 100% certain yet,as i...
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    Cover of Bush/Thile Brilliancy

    Thought I would share one I just got done recording. I did a transcription of Sam and Chris' version (which is floating around on the Cafe) and wanted to try and get a video of it. Thank goodness the...
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    WGBH and mandolin

    Gordon, you are one talented dude. And that Stiver, sounds fantastic in my opinion...

    Enjoy!

    Dem


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXk7-7G48oY
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    Re: Funny names for Celtic bands

    Here is the joke I think "Socks in the frying pan" comes from:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaQCj3-IAo8

    He takes a while to get to the punchline as its a bit of a long story, but it starts...
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    Re: Memorizing the neck

    Take tunes and songs you know well and play them up an octave or even just starting in higher positions. Take your time working these out and see where the same notes reside on the upper frets. Work...
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    Re: The Pointless Mandolin

    Looks like Jim Simpson posted it in the eBay forum.....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/143235-interesting-mandolin-on-Ebay
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    The Pointless Mandolin

    I saw this in the sidebar on youtube. When you see a title like that, you just have to watch. :grin: It is an interesting build and sounds good. Is Larry a member here?
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    Re: Sam Bush vs Sierra Hull right hand

    In the early years of performance for Sam Bush, you were lucky to have a sound system that would get much out of a SM57, and just try to find a better performance mic than that in those days. If you...
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    Re: Sam Bush vs Sierra Hull right hand

    Sam has an old hand/wrist injury and makes great music by unique technique and compensating. I'd emulate Sierra. (Although I love Sam's muting techniques.):)
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    Re: NMD 1941 Strad-O-Lin

    Amazing how these instruments have gone from "decent cheapos" to being in demand. I've had a Strad-O-Lin as my "take it anywhere" mandolin for the past 30 years or so, going from one I paid $25 for,...
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    Kala Tenor Guitar Tuned as Uke GCEA

    Fantastic Voice right out of the box. I'm more of a strummer, and long chord spans and new scales are just not in my Brain.

    I tried "Guitar Tuning" (Chicago?) for a while---pretty nice, but...
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    Buck White Gets Swingin!

    Buck White, Matt Glaser and Carlie Rose jamming backstage at The Joe Val Festival.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOdSfVZLYIY

    Enjoy!
    Dem
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