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    Songs of Liberation

    Hi, Everyone.... Hope youíre staying healthy and positive. :-)

    If youíre looking for something to do Friday night, Iím singing and playing some music starting at 8:30 p.m. live on Facebook. Hereís...
  2. Re: First Video of The Mandolin Store new location

    Great vid about a great place!

    I've said this a handful of times, and I'll say it again. Dennis Vance is a great, ethical businessman, and he somehow skillfully balances being a wonderful personal...
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    Re: Northfield F5S arriving soon

    Heya, Sloppy:

    This is exciting news! I recently bought a new Northfield F5S as well and am digging it very much. Like you, I also made the rounds through a variety of builders, and although I got...
  4. Re: New mandolin, is there something wrong with the nut?

    Fair enough! Thanks for clarifying.

    Agree. If it's playing and sounding great, leave it. :-)
  5. Re: New mandolin, is there something wrong with the nut?

    It's likely not a problem. But, with that said, I think you have an argument for getting it fixed for free. You'd likely have to ship it though, right? Let's just say that's $70 each way. Balance...
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    Re: Mandolin Meditations

    Hey, thanks man. I agree itís a challenging way to approach a performance. Noticing the spaces between the notes, pausing to let the notes shape ideas, and just remaining open seem to help.
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    Re: Mandolin Meditations

    Hey, thanks so much. :-)

    Yes, it was about 90% improvisation. The only thing I planned was the various keys I would be playing in at various segments. Otherwise, it was supposed to be atmospheric,...
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    Re: Mandolin Meditations

    Tonight's the night, everyone! Tune in for some contemplative, solo, instrumental mandolin music tonight at 8 p.m. EST. Hope to see you there. :-)
    https://www.facebook.com/events/229843764910304/
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    Re: Ellis, Pava, or Collings MT2

    Great topic....

    I haven't owned instruments by each of the three makers you list, but I've played instruments by them and have owned a MT and a MT-2. They're all great. It just depends what you...
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    Mandolin Meditations

    Hey, Everyone:

    I hope you're all hanging in there during these strange times. To help sooth your souls I'm hosting a live stream called "Mandolin Meditations" Saturday night at 8 p.m. You can find...
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    Live Streaming

    Hey, Everyone:

    I'm live-streaming a mandolin meditations event Saturday night starting at 8 p.m:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/229843764910304

    My plan is t o just use my iphone to do it, but...
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    Re: Forked Dogs

    I think i just screwed up typing it. I tried to change it but you can't edit posts after three hours. It should be F5S.
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    Re: Forked Dogs

    That couch was a $50 Goodwill find. Score!

    I'm glad my post has garnered this much interest. New mandolin... 1-3 replies. "Forked Deer" on a crooked old couch with two sleepy dogs... 6 and...
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    iPhone mic and Audacity

    Hi, Everyone:

    Quick question.... Is an iPhone (8s) mic compatible with Audacity? I'm looking to do some low-fi home recordings. I know there are better mics/combos, but see as I already have an...
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    Re: Forked Dogs

    Thanks! The Northfield plays like a dream, and I'm liming the classic tone. Good times!
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    Forked Dogs

    I had a captive audience this morning. The Northfield F5G is singing strong. :-)

    https://youtu.be/k0ymIxCeJfw
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    Re: Northfield F5S Review

    I appreciate you adding your thoughts, Troy. I know what you mean. There's something really great about this mandolin. Today, it was more alive and well than yesterday, and I am sure that will...
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    Re: Northfield F5S Review

    Thanks so much, everyone. :-)

    I'm glad to have a sympathetic ear from ya', Daryl. It's a journey for sure. I'd like to say this is the last mandolin I'll ever own, but hopefully I've gained some...
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    Re: Northfield F5S On the Way

    Thanks so much, Caleb. Yes, it's fun to be part of the The Mandolin Cafe's great community\, and to have these mostly virtual relationship with each other where we have the opportunity to follow each...
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    Northfield F5S Review

    Hi, Everyone:

    I received my new Northfield F5S (Engleman) mandolin two days ago and am happy to provide a review here for our collective knowledge-base. It's a wonderful mandolin unlike any other...
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    Re: Northfield F5S On the Way

    This is a really interesting reply touching on the morals and/or ethics of the deal. Thanks for spicing things up a bit.

    I think your point is Iím lucky the vendor was willing to take a loss just...
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    Re: Northfield F5S On the Way

    My view - after having owned it for half a year - is it doesn't have any fundamental shortcomings. In fact, the fundamental tone is wonderful, it looks absolutely amazing, and it plays very easily...
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    Re: Northfield F5S On the Way

    Thanks, Johnny!

    Yes, I've been able to put a bit of playing time on it since last night and it is a pleasure. I've owned a bunch of mandolins, and I'm always amazed at just how different they are....
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    Re: Northfield F5S On the Way

    The Collings is a very good mandolin. As you can see here, I absolutely loved it when I got it:
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/146399-Collings-MT2-Review

    After playing it a ton, it...
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    Re: Northfield F5S On the Way

    Yeah, man. It's a journey for sure. The highs and lows are something else. Just to make sure I get it out there/here, I was smitten by that Collings when I got it and played the heck out of it. It...
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