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    Re: Gravity and mando case surprise...

    yes, but it takes time to remove all that dirt and gravel afterwards. :crying:
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    Re: Gravity and mando case surprise...

    Either that, or: Always carry each item from the car to the house, leave the ground clear, leave the car locked. Whatever you put on the ground may no longer be there when you come back...
  3. Re: Celtic Music For Mandolin - Planxty Miss Burke

    Care to join the Song-a-Week Group?
  4. Re: Social Group Links lead to File not Found

    It's working now.
  5. Social Group Links lead to File not Found

    Both Social Group links now lead me to a screaming youth saying file not found (which is basically a 404, I guess)...
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Dan!

    Feels good to be back home.
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    Re: Really Basic String Question

    I have always assumed that they are the same. Slightly different properties of the steel might influence their behavior near breaking tension, but not anything audible.
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    Re: Light vs. Medium vs. Heavy Picks

    I have originally started on thin picks with mandolin, TB and eventually OM.

    Then I felt like being talked into thicker ones here on the Cafe, and even had a bulky Wegen.

    But then reality...
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    we don't say T.S. name out loud here, Craig.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ7nIgS9dbk

    Anyway, I guess celluloid was around then, wasn't it?
  10. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Thanks for the hint. Now we know what to do with that. Where is the nearest volcano?
  11. Re: Fylde Octavius mandolin string gauge?

    I also assumed that this is about the OM.
  12. Re: Fylde Octavius mandolin string gauge?

    I have 49,34,24,15 on my Touchstone, which should be a good starting point to experiment your way to either heavier or lighter from.
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    Re: Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas and a good new year full of merrie mandolins.
  14. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    If it is, the Devastator is a myth, for this was pryed from the hands of the charred corpse of its maker after a workshop fire, apparently. Torrefaction gone wrong?
  15. Re: Armenian (soviet) 1970's electric mandolin monstrosity

    just don't leave your pick on that pickguard...
  16. Re: Of your favorite instruments that qualify for this site...

    My OM is the one for practising and playing in sessions. There are others for various recording occasions, which can be seen in my contribution to wild entertainment here:

    ...
  17. Re: Is this an octave mandolin or octave Mandola? Please help!

    like Eric said, it's just the name business.

    I have a Fylde Octave Mandola in GDAE.
  18. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Fiddlers beware!
  19. Re: Pay The Reckoning's "Irish Mandolin" Webpage - Now Resurrecte

    Ahaa, there is Corey Ticknor's set alive and well. Hadn't heard it in years. Thanks a lot for that.
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    Re: What's taking you so long in there?

    Telling us that what you're shedding when woodshedding is not neccessarily wood...
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    Re: Hope this never happens again

    since the advent of baggage bombs, left-behind instrument cases are more likely to be blown up by means of a robot than to be stolen.
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    Ok, Start of pontification:
    "modal" is used for two different things:
    - Fifths without a third - tunings, where the third is avoided in accompaniment are often called modal
    - the 7 modal scales,...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    I hope you are in a bright place, Ivan, playing.
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    Without dance music, there would be no fun in sadness. Piper's Despair:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bItMBKIyJlM
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    Re: "Powerful/Loud!"

    I have done several tweaks to my OM and my playing technique to be heard in an Irish session, and I have had encounters where people sitting to my right asked if we could swap places so they could...
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