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    Re: A Case for the Phoenix?

    I like the funky kinda' vintage tweedy look and find that the Gator Journeyman wood case fits. It's not the best quality case but it suits my needs just fine!
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    Re: Playing a triplet over 2 quarter notes.

    That's very helpful. So it might be something like:
    ARK-AN-SAS 3 4
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    ( 1 2 3 4)

    Excellent tip - thank you! I'm not sure why these tips...
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    Re: Playing a triplet over 2 quarter notes.

    Tom -
    Ahhh! It took me a minute but I see what you are saying and I can definitely use that approach. I'm not really sure why that makes it easier to tap out but it seems to. Thanks again.
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    Playing a triplet over 2 quarter notes.

    I have some music written in 4/4. Many of the measures start with a triplet followed by 2 quarter notes. Thus the triplet must be played in the space of the first two quarter notes. I find that...
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    Tale of the Burgin and the Phoenix

    Last week I finally decided that I was too lazy (and getting perhaps a bit older lol) to continue down the rabbit hole of learning the octave mandolin. My beloved Burgin Shanghai needed to go to a...
  6. Re: The Dilemma of Motivation, Attention Span, and Practice Regim

    The Peter Martin general practice tip videos offer solid, practical practice advice which, for me, has proven very valuable:
    https://www.petemartin.info/practice-tips.html
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    Mandolin and building radio control boats. Addicted to both.These hobbies don't support one another time wise LOL.
  8. Re: Holding on to your personal Holy Grail mandolin

    My two mandolins are here to stay. I feel quite fortunate to have located and acquired both - in particular the Lyon & Healy. I have the two because they are so distinctively different and I enjoy...
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    Re: aging fingers just can't cut it anymore

    As offbeat as it may sound, I suggest that you sit back for a monent and ask yourself WHY you play. What is it about the sound and feel of the instrument that makes your insides "sing". My guess is...
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    Re: Thomastik Medium Flatwound Strings

    .01, .015, .021, .033
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    Re: Octave Mandolin strings

    I thought I would repost a post I initiated last November - just to help consolidate some OM string info in a thread:
    "I recently put TI flat wound guitar strings on my Burgin 23" scale Shanghai...
  12. Re: 1935 Martin model 20 in today's classifieds - interesting!

    To everyone above that replied: great info and THANKS!
  13. 1935 Martin model 20 in today's classifieds - interesting!

    I was fascinated by this "mint" condition 1935 Martin in the classifieds today. I am very happy with my mandolins and not in the market BUT I would certainly like to hear what anyone knows about this...
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    Re: Where to buy the long classical picks?

    Red Bear offers these two picks.

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    Link: https://www.redbeartrading.com/ccp8/index.php?app=ecom&ns=catshow&ref=RBFPICKS

    Also, you might find Ralf Leenen's video very useful. He does...
  15. Re: Flatiron Appreciation Thread / 1994 Flatiron A5 Artist Pics

    When I first bought my Lyon & Healy it went straight to Montana Lutherie for new Evo (small size) frets and fretboard plane. Bruce Weber was absolutely top notch. I believe you will be extremely...
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    Re: Walnut L&H Model A?

    Ahhhh, that's unfortunate.

    Thank you to everyone who has participated in this thread - most helpful and informative!
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    Walnut L&H Model A?

    Hi all - could someone comment on this Reverb ad re.the description as walnut please? Do you believe that it is in fact walnut or just made to appear as walnut? If walnut, would it be just the back...
  18. Re: J.L. Smith Mandolins: Yes! I'm still building some Emandos.

    Where could I see more photos and info on the mandolin pictured in your post please? Thank you.
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    Re: trouble with classified replies

    Wow! Scott was really on top of that. I don't know of any other forum that has such excellent management and support. I think mandolin café is truly a unique site!
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    Re: Mandolins as a work of art

    I have a Lyon & Healy Model A. To me it is indeed a work of art in that it is both a beautiful appearing instrument but, most importantly, the sound that it creates is just heavenly. I really don't...
  21. Re: Bach's Invention in C Minor for Mandolin/Octave Mandolin

    Great videos Jake - thoroughly enjoy them!
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    Re: Thomastiks on a Northfield Calhoun?

    I currently use TI's on all of my instruments. While I absolutely love them, I cannot say I have noticed even the slightest difference in terms of less strain on hand, arm, and shoulder muscles. They...
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    Re: Pick Review for an Apollo Casein 1.4mm

    Jake, this was a well thought out, excellent video. I very much enjoy your approach, enthusiasm, sense of fun, and playing. I would likely not pass a blind test on these picks - as I think (for me)...
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    No.
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    Re: Thomastiks on a Collings MT?

    After a year I revisited using TI Starks on my Collings MT2-V. Originally I tried a set while deciding to purchase my Collings. As you can read above, I did not like them. Trying them in a different...
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