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  1. Thread: "Soft" Pick?

    by BradKlein
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    Re: "Soft" Pick?

    The Wedgie elastomer pick us comically quiet when used on a mandolin. But for an octave or 'cello... who knows?
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    Re: Wood identity question

    Who made your violins, Jim? I've neber seen a design quite like that 'pointless' pair. ;-)

    edit: I see from your link: Brooklyn made. Looking forward to learning more. B.
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    Re: CEO Chris Martin IV Announces Retirement

    Chris is rather boyish looking. I hope we get to do a longer interview and in person if we can beat this damn virus before next summer when he 'steps down' as CEO. A lot of interesting business...
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    Re: CEO Chris Martin IV Announces Retirement

    Ha! It can't hurt.

    But there is a clue to a possible successor in this short interview with Chris Martin IV that I did for WLVR the day he announced his retirement. Before you hit play, guess...
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    CEO Chris Martin IV Announces Retirement

    This just in: CEO Chris Martin IV Announces Retirement
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    Re: NBD: 1895 Lyon & Healy (Banjo related)

    Thanks Daryl. I appreciate the advice, and hearing about your experience.
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    Re: NBD: 1895 Lyon & Healy (Banjo related)

    Are you pleased with the tuners?

    I have a Washburn 5 string from that era, with friction tuners, and would love to move to planetary tuners and a easier 5th string tuner as well.

    I'm not at...
  8. Thread: Humidity

    by BradKlein
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    Re: Humidity

    As others have said, high humidity is much less a problem than low humidity - until you get to a mold or mildew problem.

    I don't think finishing the interior of the instrument would make any...
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    Re: Should Bryan Kimsey scallop my guitar?

    I'm impressed with Kimsey's thoughtful open-minded treatment of the questions. It sounds like you've mostly made up your mind, and there's a lot to be said for taking the most 'conservative' approach...
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    Re: Live from Here is no more

    Sarah just posted this one from her new album. No mando content, but so very sweet. And maybe the last LFH video post!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZCGH5_sFAU
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    Re: Live from Here is no more

    Five years ago this month, I cornered Thile backstage at a show in Cincinnati and confirmed that he'd be taking over Prairie Home Companion. I wrote a short news story on my phone for Mandolin Cafe,...
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    Re: Pearl top Martin

    What a lovely instrument.
  13. Re: Matt Miller Picks - New to the Pick Market - Great pick/price

    The Miller Etsy site doesn't have a good size comparison of the different shapes - probably most useful is to photo them next to the most common pick brands for reference. I was intrigued by the...
  14. Re: Matt Miller Picks - New to the Pick Market - Great pick/price

    Do you know the actual material they are made from, or is that a trade secret? I like that greenish color too!
  15. Re: Why do L&H Model A, B, & C owners use TI mittels and not star

    An aside: Lyon & Healy made mandolins in both 13 7/8" and 13" scale lengths.

    I don't think you can generalize broadly about the correct string gauge for either maker. Instruments vary over the...
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    Re: '50s Stradolin: solid or laminate?

    Folowing the link provided by the original poster... photo #3 out of five, seems to show a laminated top, if you look at the exposed edge in the segmented sound hole.

    With it in hand you'd know in...
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    Hey there. Did anyone watch most or all of the TWO helpful videos in posts 16 and 17? Curious to hear if you find a difference in emphasis that goes beyond simply 'learn the melody'.

    Also, I'll...
  18. Beautiful photos. Well done all around!

    Beautiful photos. Well done all around!
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    You may find this useful. Made for the Cafe a while back.


    https://youtu.be/KIOTCubijZE
  20. Re: RIP Gene Shay - Philadelphia Folk Music Legend

    Yes. The organizers of the Philly Folk Fest, apologized for announcing that Gene had passed on Wednesday (he was in hospice care at the time) beginning with the words, 'always the practical...
  21. RIP Gene Shay - Philadelphia Folk Music Legend

    I'm sorry to report the passing of Gene Shay, longtime MC of the Philadelphia Folk Festival, and 'the dean' of Folk Radio, of complications from COVID19. He influenced a ton of musicians and made the...
  22. Re: Article: Sierra Hull in Concert at Old Town School of Folk Mu

    Nicely done! Only slightly jealous... ;-)
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    I may as well put in a word for my 2013 interview with Thile for the Cafe. Like the big gear nerds we are, we got distracted by talk of picks and strings. And I never was able to schedule part II of...
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    Re: Richter Patent Tuners

    How nice to see this thread revived!
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Grant, Thanks for sharing your story, and in such a sensitive and articulate way. I won't try and tell you how to feel about it, and I suspect that you know full well that you're not alone - even in...
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