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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    Also, talking to yourself is OK, as long as you're answering appropriately...
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    Re: Some instruments take time to sell

    Congratulations! I once bought a Taylor 714 built in 1996 new in 2008 or 2009. It was hanging on the wall at Harry and Jeannie West's store in Statesville, NC, alongside a wall of Martins, and was...
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    Re: Article: Introducing GreenChip Picks by BlueChip

    Now, if only I could find one of those Real Tree Camo carbon fiber mandolins to play them on :cool:
  4. Thread: Live From Home

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    Re: Live From Home

    Thanks so much for posting these! It's nice to have so many in one easy to find place!
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    Re: We Lost A Great One - RIP Ellis Marsalis

    Sorry, yes, was on my phone earlier and trying to be brief. I hope the family is eventually able to celebrate his life without the current necessary restrictions. My brother is a pastor, and this is...
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    Re: We Lost A Great One - RIP Ellis Marsalis

    :( Prayers for his family. Not trying to be disrespectful at all when I say I bet thereíll be some unbelievable music at that funeral. Gonna go listen to New Orleans Function by Satchmo now.
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    Re: Trying to find this mandolin...

    Yep, looks like their ďK styleĒ body shape. The older American made ones were, for the most part, pretty good mandolins, and they were priced reasonably (IMO), in part (I think) because of the...
  8. Re: Do you shift positions for hammer-ons/pull-offs?

    Getting an octave mandolin made a tremendous difference in my pinky dexterity and strength. It’s an expensive way to work out the pinky, lol, but it’s translated positively on mando, guitar, bass,...
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    Re: old Flatiron, old guy, some thoughts

    Have the work done, make it how you like it, and play it, play it, play it! Thereís a video of Chris Thile discussing this issue with respect to his Loars, and his opinion was the same as mine. And,...
  10. Thread: Whatcha up to?

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    Re: Whatcha up to?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NeS8nw_7pmE

    For you electric minded folks, when you have 20 minutes or so check out the sounds Billy Strings gets out of his Adi/Brazilian acoustic and pedal board....
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    Re: How to play chords to sing along to?

    Beat me to it! The chord diagrams show you where to put your fingers for each chord. Find some simple songs that you already know (Happy Birthday, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Wagon Wheel--insert...
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    Clappy, clappy, clappy!
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    Generation X, aka the latch key generation: We were made for this! It's finally our time to shine!!

    Work has been hectic and I have both kids home now (one from law school, one from undergrad)....
  14. Thread: Waiting for UPS

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    Re: Waiting for UPS

    Other than the occasional work meeting, it's pretty much the only time I want time to speed up, lol. They and Fed-Ex usually come by our house in the late afternoon/evenings, which is generally...
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    Torrefication occurs prior to putting the instrument together, so the wood is theoretically ‘Drier” but more stable when assembled. Unless you’re Frank Wakefileld, storing your already assembled...
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    Go with the Ratliff. The strap button is just that, and doesn’t signify any structural issues. My Silverangel Econo had a speed neck, and I really liked it. Most violin necks are finished similarly,...
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    Re: My New (Old) KM-1500

    Beautiful mandolin! Congratulations, and enjoy!!
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    Re: Pick (nerd) journeys

    I'll bite:

    Started with Tortex 0.73 (yellows) based on recommendations on Folk of the Wood before I found the Cafť. Eventually switched to using the rounded end on those as well. Tried a few...
  19. Thread: C E Ward mandolins

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    Re: C E Ward mandolins

    On a positive note, many pickers around here have a very healthy respect for his instruments. I got my hands on one in a local pawn shop, and the box was right, the neck felt good, but it needed a...
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    Bob, I agree with catmandu2. We all need to put our situations into perspective, but the fact that others may be in a worse position doesn't invalidate your own feelings, especially when it comes to...
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    Re: Happy 75th Birthday Today, David Grisman!

    Happy Birthday, Dawg!!
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    Re: Neck fall away at 12th fret HELP?

    Iím continually amazed by the experience and expertise of those willing to contribute to the Cafe. Justrythym, youíve gotten some advice from some of the best in the biz...
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    Re: Stressful Times: Bringing New 'E' Up To Tune!

    Donít think Iíve ever broken one tuning up new strings, and Iíve gotten fearless enough that I get them pretty close to pitch with a string wonder now, then stretch and finish by hand. I have broken...
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    Re: Attention Silverangel owners

    My SA Econo always sounded best with EJ-75s as well, but it really didnít suffer much with 74s. I usually used whichever set I had on hand, which was based on which local shop I went to latest (one...
  25. Thread: Low tech humidity

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    Re: Low tech humidity

    Yes, it does! I received a Kala soprano travel Uke this week from The Ukelele Site (from whom I’ve bought 3 ukes so far and been very pleased with their set up and service). They filled up the...
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