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    Re: String recommendations for Collings MF

    I had a great MF for about eight years. Though it was a custom Englemann topped one. After trying many different strings and gauges I landed on the GHS 270’s being the best fit. I really liked the 16...
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    Re: Tone Dexter users?

    Seems like a pretty cool product. Here is a cool demo I saw online: unfortunately no mandolin playing, fortunately you get to hear a great guitarist like Molly Tuttle!

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  3. Re: What's Your Favorite Instrumental-Mandolin Album?

    Strength in Numbers the “Telluride Sessions”, Mike Compton and David Grier “Climbing the Walls”, Reischman, Gilchrist, and Nygaard “Harmonic Tone Revealers”,
    Almost any of the Bela Fleck or David...
  4. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Scott, you can go ahead and change my user name from Mando Morsi to Reid Morsi. Thanks again 🙏
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    Sarah Jarosz playing a Nugget Mandolin

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5QQFO83kgpo

    I remember during an interview for the cafe a few years ago that she mentioned she had obtained an old blackface Nugget A ala TIm O’ Brien. I didn’t hear...
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    Re: Ideas for a mandolin, $500-1,000

    I just saw this on the classifieds: https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/145042#145042

    NFI and I have never even heard of this builder, I actually just clicked on the add because we have similar last...
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    Re: What is this Sam Bush Tune?

    Is it maybe this song?

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

    Crossing the Transippi with John Cowan singing. Off the album Howlin’ at the Moon
  8. Thread: My Pava

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    Re: My Pava

    I think the one I ordered might be in that batch as well. It’s gonna be an A satin model, blonde, torrified gloss adi top, one piece back, with a pickguard and headstock inlay. Cathy over there has...
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    Re: Top 5 Sam Bush tracks

    Beserkeley is an extremely impressive track. It is off of the great Mark O’ Connor guitar album Markology, which I believe he recorded when he was only 17. It is also on his album Retrospective,...
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    Re: Top 5 Sam Bush tracks

    One album I didn't mention before which is certainly worth checking out is Strength in Numbers "The Telluride Sessions". This supergroup is basically the Telluride House Band with Sam, Bela, Jerry,...
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    Re: Top 5 Sam Bush tracks

    This is a very tough question. As a huge Sammy fan, I couldn't possibly narrow it down to just five favorite tracks. However, after breaking it down to categories I tried to figure out a few of my...
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    Re: Sam's Workshop today was grrrreeeeaaat!!!!

    The first tune on video#5 is his instrumental Crooked Smile. I think he originally recorded it on a New Grass Revival record but then again on his solo album Late As Usual. The second song he played...
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    Re: Our country's most important Bush

    For some good instrumental Sam listen to some of the earlier Bela Fleck solo albums; such as Drive, Tales from the Acoustic Planet Vol 2, and Deviation which Bela did with rest New Grass Revival...
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    Re: What is Sierra'a new Octave Mandolin

    Just saw this video where she talk's a little about her Octave.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCQRusO6moY

    No mention of having sold that Fern octave, if she did the new owner is a lucky...
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    Re: What is Sierra'a new Octave Mandolin

    From my understanding, The A-style Weber oval-hole (Bridger model) was actually given to her by the folks at Weber. I think she uses it on tour now instead of her Weber 'Fern" F-style octave she...
  16. Re: Caption Contest - Win a free Mandolin Cafe ball cap

    In his element
  17. Thread: Pittsburgh

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    Re: Pittsburgh

    Anyone going to see the Mike Compton and Joe Newberry house concert tonight? I believe its in Fox Chapel.
  18. Thread: Sam Bush

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    Re: Sam Bush

    I was lucky enough to see both Sam and Sierra on the same night at the Watermelon Park festival this past summer. One of the best concerts I have ever had the pleasure of attending. The next night...
  19. Re: Happy holidays guys! (mandolin content included)

    Great Video. All parts turned out nicely. I really love the Mandolin (obviously) in particular. As a fellow Blonde Collings MF owner its good to see one out there put to good use. Plus your shirt is...
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    Re: Fun with "Arkansas Traveler"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1f_xXKziD0&feature=youtu.be

    Here's a version I recorded at the Watermelon Park festival this past September. Doesn't get much better than these two! A bit more...
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    Re: What's a Jazz mandolin?

    "Isaac Eicher is living proof that it's the player that makes a jazz mandolin. He makes his Ellis sweeter and jazzier than a jazzy thing."

    Great video, I am not familiar with this guy but he can...
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    Re: Intro to Dawg - Recommendations to Learn?

    I have vol. 1 and 3 of that series and their great. I was particularly excited to learn a version of Dawg After Dark, which I don't think was mentioned. Another good book is his Homespun series with...
  23. Re: Question on Serial Number in Flatiron Festival Mandolin

    I have Nashville era Flatiron Performer A with a "Gibson Master Model" label serial number: 90503029. Could anyone help me figure out the year it was made? Its a great little mando, a nice compliment...
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    Re: Free V-Picks - Right Here

    I have been using my Chris Thile Blue Chips for awhile, but wouldn't mind trying one of these
  25. Poll: Re: Register Here! ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass Giveaway

    A chance to learn from the Gator!! awesome
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