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  1. Re: Top classical pieces every mandolin player should know

    Jim, thank you for posting that. Beautiful song.
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I did a pasta dish with artichokes and bacon last week. It was a "empty cupboard" dinner. Turned out pretty good. I like to fry artichokes in a cast iron skillet.
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    Re: 3 Month Stiver Review

    It's always good to hear when people find their forever mandolin. I have looked at Stiver mandolins, just have not pulled the trigger....yet. Glad to hear you enjoy your new mandolin. Thank you...
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    well done soliver
  5. Re: instrument an offensive weapon (no mando)

    As a geologist, it is no surprise that when I travel for work, I bring back rock samples for the collection. I was flying through Frankfurt, Germay airport. I had a piece of galena (btw, galena is...
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    I am not sure if my mandolins are opening up, but I realized that if I don't play one for a while and then come back to it, I hear mostly just the fundamental tones. As I play it more I begin to...
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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    Sunburst, thank you for that explanation. I did not take into account the harmonics with the clip on tuners. thank you for passing along the information.
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    I rarely post on the forum (see my join date and total number of posts). I recall seeing some of Br1ck's posts and did not see anything wrong with his, but I may have missed the ones he was an...
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    Mike, I agree with you which is why I am going for the long term board lurker award. I think I average 10 posts a year, LOL. :))
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    Re: Funk Mandolin - "Kiss" by Prince

    Wow. Excellent playing, Steve. Just made my Saturday a little better (and funky).
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    Re: In case someone needs to hear this...

    Well done, sir, well done.
  12. Re: An instrumental tune for octave mandolin

    Very nice. I liked the melody to the song.
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    Re: Jerry's Birthday Gig

    Very good mbruno. Well done, my friend.
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    Re: F style strap recommendation...

    Lakota leathers makes very good straps. I have two on each mandolin I play. NFI.

    https://www.lakotaleathers.com/products/mandolin/
  15. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    Well said, Allen
  16. Re: $59,000 Reward for Missing Gibson Shipping Ledger

    Bidding war? :whistling:
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    Re: Reverb announces increase in fees

    I don't see a problem with the increase (caveat: I am not a seller) if they do use the funds to make the website better for the sellers. I never ran a website so I do not know the costs associated...
  18. Re: $59,000 Reward for Missing Shipping Ledger

    I am thinking since it was the shipping ledger from 1959, it may have had some play with their decision. Then again, I could be wrong too (and it would not be the first time or last).
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    Re: Who makes 2 point models

    NFI, but there is one in the classifieds. I have not played a Morris, but they are well thought of on the cafe.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/155678#155678
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    Re: Red Bear Lilí Picker

    I had 2 RB picks. I broke the one trying to drill holes in to make grips for it. Learned my lesson.
  21. Re: Introduction and my new to me Gibson Fern

    That is a great story. Enjoy Tokyo and your new (to you) mandolin.

    Welcome to the cafe. You will find lots of information, conversation and good people.
  22. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    Excellent...very well done.
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    Re: Acoustic Dead duo tunes

    Very nice versions of the songs. Thank you for posting the video.
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    Re: Budget 2 point A style mandolin

    I believe the one that was for $650 was sold (it is no longer in the classifieds). It was a solid color brown (no sunburst). The two currently in the classifieds are both sunburst. One is a new...
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    Re: "Brain Flatulence" when playing

    I have heard professional players get stage fright. I heard a story regarding Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead guitarist, who would get stage fright bad still in the early 1990s after playing on stage...
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