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    Re: Tony Rice Interview April 9/2019

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting this. It was a great listen.

    Regards
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    Classical Duet. Telemann

    Enjoyed this, if you have not seen it.

    Regards
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    Mystery Buzz Question

    Hi,

    I have been experiencing a very specific buzz on my Taran mandolin over the last few days. It only happens when fretting both A strings at the second fret.

    My limited experience tells me...
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    Re: Vanden mandolins/Mike Vanden

    Hi,

    I realise that this is an old thread, but feel that the original poster was being very unfair to Mike Vanden.

    If the mandolin was one of Mike's first it was made in the 1970's, so why you...
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    Re: Home Amp for 5 String

    Hi Richard,

    Yes, that's correct, so you do have that flexibility in future if you need it.

    Regards
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    Re: Home Amp for 5 String

    Hi,

    Thanks for all the advice. Finished up going with the US made ZT Lunchbox Junior.

    It seems to meet my needs for a simple to use small amp with a good clean sound. I think it meets all my...
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    Re: Home Amp for 5 String

    Hi,

    Thanks for the replies. Sounds like no-one is using a Yamaha THR5 for their emando and everyone is pretty much using something different than each other. A friend had used the acoustic version...
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    Home Amp for 5 String

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    I just bought this Dave Farmiloe 5 string. Don't have much electric experience, but should be fun and totally different from my Taran acoustic.

    I intend to use it primarily for playing...
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    Re: Harmony 'Patrician' / Monterrey

    Hi,

    Looks very similar to my Marwin Jewel made by Harmony in 1940.

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    Regards
  10. Thread: Blue Chip Uk

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    Re: Blue Chip Uk

    Hi,

    I would try a wanted ad. Probably like you, I struggle to find nice picks, armrests, tonegards, cases, etc in the UK.

    There are a lot of Uk members on the Cafe. Last summer I was looking...
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    Re: Good old-time Tunes

    Hi,

    Don't usually play that much old time, but was very taken with Tombigbee Waltz when I heard Mike Compton playing it as part of The Helen Highwater Stringband on YouTube, so learning it just...
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    Re: "Floating" right hand

    Hi,

    Never used the rubber band trick, but holding a wine bottle cork worked well for me when I was working on this aspect of technique. It's light, the perfect size and comfortable to hold and if...
  13. Re: 17th-Century Scottish Tunes arranged for Mandolin - Rob MacKi

    Hi,

    What a lovely video. Great playing and selection of tunes and highlights what a fine mandolin a Sobell is!

    Regards,
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    Re: Glueing back small piece of binding

    Hi,

    Thanks for all the advice. Went the Titebond route thinking it was the least risk alternative in terms screwing up the finish. Seems pretty clean and will see how it holds. As I just play it...
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    Re: Glueing back small piece of binding

    Hi John,

    Thanks for your help. I had a look and I'm pretty sure that the corner protector is bone.

    Best Regards,
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    Glueing back small piece of binding

    Hi,

    A small piece of binding fell off. See picture. Just fell off, cannot think of any reason why.

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    Anyway I presume I just glue it back in. What type of glue would be best to use?
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    Re: Post your blues improvisation here!

    Albo,

    Thanks for posting. That was excellent.

    Regards
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    Re: Interesting Lesson

    Sorry Bob,

    Must be an IPad thing. Works Ok there. Here's the Url link if that helps.

    https://youtu.be/9XzLmTw_kjk

    Regards,
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    Interesting Lesson

    Hi,

    Thought this was an interesting ten minute lesson just posted on You Tube by a Cafe member who does a lot of good work for our community.

    Regards,
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I think otherwise (very good).


    Regards
  21. Re: Caption Contest - Win a free Mandolin Cafe ball cap

    Any room left on The Ark for an important species?
  22. Re: Emergency! Lost tuner bushing screw on my 1994 Gibson F-5L!

    Hi,

    I found Schaller's customer service to be excellent. When one of the tuner buttons snapped on my Djangolin, they sent a new set of replacement buttons for free.

    Regards
  23. Re: J. J. Cale: "Crazy Mama"---Wiebeck and Wright

    Hi,

    Very nice. Thanks for posting.

    Regards,
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    Re: storms are on the ocean

    Hi,

    Always a pleasure to see your videos. Thanks.

    Regards
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    Re: Hard Case for Ovation

    Hi Bill,

    The answer is yes. My US made Ovation is of the same vintage and came in a rectangular fitted case as pictured. The case is made by TKL of Canada. I tried to put the Ovation in my Hiscox...
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