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  1. I love the new albums. Great work Andrew!

    I love the new albums. Great work Andrew!
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    Re: Black nut material

    Hello Gary
    I asked for a black nut on my Heiden mandolin. Michael said he had never had such a request, but agreed that it would be a nice aesthetic for my mandolin. He ended up making one out of...
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    Re: Planet Waves NS Micro tuner - a review

    I bought a two pack of these. I love the size, the design and function... but it left a cloudy haze in the varnish where the rubber pads touch the finish of my mandolin (both front and back). I was...
  4. Re: Gibson made how many Monroe models? 800? You don't say!

    The Bill Monroe signed label in the mandolin said it was 0224 of 800.
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    Re: Non-Binding Mandolins

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    I love the black binding look. Here is a close-up of my scroll that shows the very thin black binding
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    Re: John Reischman - Walk Along John

    I just downloaded the MP3 version from CD-Baby. It comes with a PDF of the artwork, but none of the juicy details like who is playing on what tracks. I have searched on-line but came up with...
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    Re: Must Have CBOM Recordings???

    dj coffey and Steve-o
    I am glad you guys like Andrew's Little Widgets album. It is one of my favorites, though I am a bit biased. Andrew is a good friend of mine. In fact my Avatar is a photo of...
  8. Re: David Long/Chris Sharp One Hand on The radio CD.

    This is one of my favorite albums. Every song is fantastic.
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    Re: Must Have CBOM Recordings???

    I would suggest Andrew Collins "Little Widgets". There are a couple of fantastic Mandocello tracks on that album. His version of Bach's "Prelude from Cello Suite No. 3" is my favorite Mandocello...
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    Re: Dudenbostel building page

    There are a lot of examples of mandolins without dots. Gibson F-9s don’t have markers on the fretboard. Here is my dot free mandolin. It does have markers in the binding on the side of the neck. ...
  11. Thread: Hey, Dude!

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    Hey Squire I'm not sure if #19 on the left of...

    Hey Squire
    I'm not sure if #19 on the left of your photo belongs to you, but I found a photo of it here on the Cafe when I was waiting for my mando from Micheal Heiden. I sent him the photo, and...
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    My mandolin hero, and good friend, Andrew...

    My mandolin hero, and good friend, Andrew Collins, with John Showman (fiddle), and Chris Coole (guitar) of the Foggy Hogtown Boys
  13. Thread: Heiden a5

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    I think that is correct.  My Heiden F style is...

    I think that is correct. #My Heiden F style is dated May 2005, and is number F-81.
  14. What a nice piece of work!  Well done Michael.  I...

    What a nice piece of work! #Well done Michael. #I love the inlay on John's headstock. #Without a question the second nicest Heiden I have seen...
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    When I was a kid, one of my ski coaches used to...

    When I was a kid, one of my ski coaches used to put a large scratch on his skis with a screwdriver before he ever skied on them to save him the agony of worrying about that first scratch. It is going...
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    Andrew Collins and Marc Roy - Likewise...

    Andrew Collins and Marc Roy - Likewise

    One of my favorites
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    Although $7500 is a lot, the L&H at Folkway it is...

    Although $7500 is a lot, the L&H at Folkway it is in amazing condition.
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    I'll second the recommendation for Mando Lore...

    I'll second the recommendation for Mando Lore by Andrew Collins and Brian Taheny
  19. Here is a photo that I found of Michael on the...

    Here is a photo that I found of Michael on the internet from 1979 (on the fiddle stage left). This is his gypsy jazz band the Kitsilano Kat Kickers(aka Mystery Pacific). They apparently opened for...
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    Glad the magnets worked out. They are definately...

    Glad the magnets worked out. They are definately strong! Lee Valley is a great a store (and Canadian, so I am a little biased). I think that using magnets for the TRC is a great idea. It is nice to...
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    Hey Dan Try Lee Valley....

    Hey Dan
    Try Lee Valley.. These rare earth magnets are both small, and strong.
    Craig
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    I've recently aquired a mandocello, and was...

    I've recently aquired a mandocello, and was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of tab, or other on-line resources.
    Thanks
    Craig
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    I study the impacts of clearcut harvesting on the...

    I study the impacts of clearcut harvesting on the hydrology of the Boreal forest. #My study site is in Cochrane, Ontario, near to where Mario Proulx lives. It is dominated by black spruce (over 90%)....
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    Scott put a link up to Andrew Collins’ and Brain...

    Scott put a link up to Andrew Collins’ and Brain Taheny’s new album “Mando Lore” on the front page of the Cafe. #I have had this album for a few weeks now, and it is a solid album that has been...
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    I too was always looking for ebony buttons for my...

    I too was always looking for ebony buttons for my old Breedlove. If you do a search you will find a lot of posts in the past in which people ask about them (one started by me!). I didn't ever make...
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