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    Re: I Just Bought A Violin

    Attempting to learn the violin was one of the biggest failures in my musical career. The bowing was just too much for me to get. I tried playing in our church orchestra for Easter service, and when I...
  2. Re: Mandolin player wanted for established band

    OP has agreed to share more information, so the thread is open again.
  3. Re: Mandolin player wanted for established band

    With the sparse information from a first time poster, the Cafe community canít tell this solicitation from spam. Shutting this down for the protection of its members.
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    Re: acoustic/electric mandolin in 2021

    For future reference, posting Guidelines discourage soliciting personal instruments. The Classifieds section is the appropriate place, Want to Buy.
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    Re: Can I get more JazzMando picks?

    My signature picks were simply the standard 346 D’Andrea Proplec with a gold ink logo stamped on the other side. I think I sold through several dozen gross over about 8 years. I don’t know why the...
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Ted Eschliman

    63 today. Thatís 3 years into losing that new Ď60s sheen.
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    Re: Music store etiquette?

    Retired from 40 years of music retail, I can tell you no matter how many hours we spent keeping our display instruments tuned, weather and “newness’ made it impossible to keep them 100%, and we...
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    Re: I Need a Favor

    This is a most honorable venture we support in spirit. That said, we need to establish a precedent that future charitable efforts can comply with in a safe and efficient manner and prevent the...
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    Re: Tortoise shell pick alternative

    Apologies to all who want to discuss the alternatives for this material. We have a long history of individuals who donít understand our well established policies of restricting the discussion of...
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    Re: Listing of 3-string chord shapes

    One hint to finding more 3-note chords, in the Learn/Listen section do a search with the word “vamps.” It’s more contextual than catalog, using the chord positions for energy and drama in otherwise...
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    Re: off topic

    As defined by the Thread Title.
  12. Re: No mandolin content: Nursing musical grudges?

    These conversations ultimately inevitably end up in heated political discussions, well outside the scope of this Forum.
    Apologies, but weíre closing this one down before it gets there.
  13. Re: **Josh Pinkham, Red Diamond Mandolins, and D'addario Picks**

    Last weekend I was cleaning up my photo library and coincidentally ran across this May 2004 photo of Josh and Mike Marshall jamming after the main concert.

    Boy all growed up now!

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    Re: Eva Scow - After You've Gone

    Fresh Eva:

    https://youtu.be/kKBKxlWRXtE
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    Re: yamaha mandolins

    I was a Yamaha Guitar dealer for 40 years. Never once heard of them making a mandolin, at least for the US market. Unlike a lot of fretted instrument companies, they pretty much make theirs from the...
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    Re: Eva Scow - After You've Gone

    Eva’s 2009 album “Sharon by the Sea,” a duet project with guitarist Dusty Brough remains in perpetual spin in my library. She is truly a rare talent worth checking in to. We need more Eva.
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    Re: Gigbag for 19 Inch Telecaster Tenor

    Taylor “Baby Taylor” bag works pretty well for my Eastwood. Good, sturdy construction and any Taylor guitar dealer can sell you one.
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    38 years of attending NAMM. This will always be my favorite booth.

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  19. Re: Is there a mandolin equivelent out there?

    I found my new calling. An instrument that plays outside the threshold of what a human can hear.
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    I'm in...

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    Retirement gift. Fender Tele Tenor.

    So, I'm retiring from 40 years of music retail, 26 years as a store-owner come Jan 1. My business partner gave me a pretty cool treat. Glad he got this in before Fender ran out.

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  22. Re: Just to put myself on notice for some accountability...

    I'm on the other end of this journey. I started 21 years ago at 40 and though I'll confess I had hoped to be exponentially better at playing than I am now with all the hours I've put in practicing,...
  23. Re: And the prize for worst mandolin photoshop goes to.......

    As the Billy Joel song goes, "When I wore a younger man's clothes."
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    Re: No more EXP74's?

    Suppose their testing is probably like how I do mine. 96.9% of the results are based on cold facts and thorough research.
    The other 13.1% is just stuff you make up.
    ;)
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    Re: No more EXP74's?

    Here is how the Mandolin EXP to XT conversion works out. I've also attached the other acoustic family instrument spec sheet FWIW.

    EXP74
    XTM1140
    Set Mandolin XT Phosphor Bronze, 11-40, Medium
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