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    Re: Amnesia Bar - bluegrass jam

    I can't remember.;)
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    Re: Bought & I Donít Even Play

    CBFrench: Welcome to the Cafe and to mandolins.

    My advice is to approach the mandolin like the completely new instrument that it is, not like a small, upside-down guitar. That will not work so...
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    Re: southern flavor - key?

    Try this one: https://archive.org/details/YMSB2014-12-14/02southernflavor.flac
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    Re: Gerald Anderson, Rest In Peace

    Sad to hear. I'll miss seeing him during visits to Virginia.
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    Re: Show off your back side

    Kimble 177803
  6. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Looks like leather jackets are the new Gibson uniform.
  7. Thread: Soft Picks ?

    by Philphool
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    Re: Soft Picks ?

    Okay, the Radex 1.25 picks arrived several days ago. I like like them more than the 1.0 thickness that I described above, because the thicker picks are stiffer. I don't like the slight flex of the...
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    Re: Man I need a good tuner...

    I think your experience is different from most of us with mandolins.
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    Re: Am I asking too much?

    Local school system might be of help (or not)
    The "Junior Appalachian Musicians" program is active in several east coast states (at least NC & VA) and often can make use of instruments for the use...
  10. Re: Looking to start a mandolin centric jam in the Chapel Hill ar

    Well, a week has gone by with no responses.
    I suspect that most people think that an all mandolin jam would be only slightly better than an all banjo jam or an all bass jam.:whistling:
  11. Re: Traditional or modern design, what's your strategy ?

    I'm glad to have helped Jean. Every time I am in Union Grove I think of you pleasantly.
    Would love for you to visit here again someday.
  12. Thread: Soft Picks ?

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    Re: Soft Picks ?

    Because of this (and another) thread, I ordered some Radex 1.0 mm picks. I expected them to be about like all the rest that I try and discard (I'm very curious and waste money), but I was surprised...
  13. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    So GHS A270s ??
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    Re: MD315 speedneck

    A less frequently discussed method of finishing the speed neck is to stain the neck slightly (I've used diluted brown leather stain-alcohol base) followed by sealing by using 5-minute clear epoxy. ...
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    Re: Truss rod soda straw?

    Okay. That makes sense to me.
    Thanks.
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    Re: Truss rod soda straw?

    After the long thread several weeks ago about truss rods, I was convinced that the rods work as a giant longitudinal CLAMP, which squeezes the back half of the neck wood when the nut is tightened. ...
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    Re: Truss rod soda straw?

    Was the rod not fixed to the wood somehow at the heel end? (fixed nut, bend, or something)
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    Re: Truss rod soda straw?

    John,
    So you just can't tighten the nut any more at some early point before anything is accomplished?
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    Re: Truss rod soda straw?

    What do you imagine would happen if the truss rod got glue on it??
    Has there actually been a problem occur that was attributed to a glued truss rod?
  20. Re: Can you help me identify this bluegrass song?

    Here's an interview with Cullen (Low Gap, NC in mid 2009) :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjJrjR_K0uI&ytbChannel=null

    Interesting.
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    Re: TC Electronic Polytune Clip-on Tuner

    No. Works for guitar, not so much for mandolin.
    Nevertheless, I use this tuner on strobe every day.

    Edit: Adding: I agree with Paul, who was typing while I was typing.:))
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    What' the story on that saddle? Bone under ebony??? Teach us.
  23. Thread: Soft Picks ?

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    Re: Soft Picks ?

    I've always felt that the Dunlop Totex picks feel softer to me. Various thicknesses. I haven't used them for mandolin. YMMV
  24. Re: how to get perfect compensation, tool perhaps?

    I had a similar problem years ago when I was using a wound 2nd. My luthier just grafted on a piece of ebony onto the front of my saddle at the A string position and fine tuned it from there. It was...
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    Re: Another pick grip question

    Isn't that Sierra in pictures 1 & 2 ?
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