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    Re: Gibson "F-3"

    Check out the classifieds with this recent addition.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/146892#146892

    Amazing to see all the different the fingerboard inlays used.
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    Re: Looking for some recommendations

    Play along with your favorite songs. You probably know how the songs go, and it will help you get familiar with your instrument and go to the notes you want to.
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    Re: Need a safe wall mount mando holder

    Maybe a small bungee chord could be attached to eye screws placed on both sides of the hanger?
  4. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    and Jimmy Martin.

    https://umgf.com/where-s-jimmy-martin-s-martin-t7051.html
  5. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    Very impressive and enjoyable program. They say you can never have too much Cash, but I sure hope Glen Campbell will get more coverage than he has so far.
  6. Think a full moon on Friday the 13 is scary?

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    Re: Ingles Violin Stand Question

    I’ve been using an Ingles stand for my fiddles and mandolins for over ten years without any damage to any of my instruments that I can see.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Saying prayers for you and your family.
  9. Re: Need an Amp for my solid-body four-string electric mandolin

    Be sure to check out the Fender Blues Junior during your search.
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    Re: Round core mandolin strings?

    The Thomastik (TI) mandolin strings (light, medium or heavy) are considered the best you can get. I’ve never had a problem with any of them, and have found that they stand behind what they produce,...
  11. Re: If your spouse just green-lighted an electric mando ...

    I had a 5 string Bluestar mandoblaster and it was one of the most fun instruments I’ve played. If you Google mandoblaster a few used ones should show up for sale at various locations, or go with...
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin

    A smaller, light weight travel mandolin might be of interest to players who don’t want to take their good instruments on trips to different climates or when camping, sailing, mountain climbing and...
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    Re: Volume boost pedal question

    This thread has made me very interested in the Redeye for both fiddle and mandolin, but I haven’t been able to find any videos for either instrument that is using one. Does anyone have links for...
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    Re: Source for single Thomastik strings?

    Looks like you can get a pair of them on Amazon with free shipping: ...
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    Re: Mandolin Stand Recommendations

    If you have a music/microphone stand you might want to check out String Swing:

    https://www.stringswing.com/product/cc04uk-mic-music-stand-ukulele-mandolin-hanger

    They also make ones that you...
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    Re: Mandolin Stand Recommendations

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    I love my Ingles and use the bow hook to keep my strap off of the floor.
  17. Re: Ball end strings for an electric mando?

    Give the Thomastiks another consideration due to the length of their playability and how comfortable they are on fingers. This site runs specials and there may be others with similar deals:...
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    Re: 4- vs 8-string electric mandos

    With a four string, you can cut your tuning time and string costs in half!
  19. If they are as effective as their banjo...

    If they are as effective as their banjo repellant, I’ll be very impressed!
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Ivan, is medical use of cannabis something you might consider? It has proven to be helpful to reduce many of the side effects for many chemo patients in the US, and I understand it is also now...
  21. Re: Bacon Professional Mandolin William Place signature.

    Beautiful example from what I can see, and I’m sure a collector would have a better idea of what the the value would be for such a rare instrument.
  22. Re: Eastwood Mandocaster replacement pickups

    Hi Steve, your first link gives this error message:

    “Not Found

    The requested URL /Eastwood was not found on this server.
    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to...
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    Re: Jacobson Carbon Fiber Mandolin Prototype

    If you would like to hear some fine mandolin playing, check out my first bands version of this song. (Journeybear is on mando and I’m playing the fiddle part on this one.): ...
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    Re: Carbon fiber mandolins

    I’m very pleased with my carbon fiber Ovation Limited Edition Adamas MM80-NWT Mandolin. They only produced about 30 of them before the factory closed after Fender bought Ovation, and USA mandolin...
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    Re: Luthier Paul Hostetter has passed away

    Sorry to hear of his passing and prayers to his family and friends.
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