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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Sounding great, Mark, nicely played. Being "stuck in a hotel room" has a whole different meaning these days. Hope you're able to get out of CA soon, but at least you've got your mando!
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    Re: Kolkata News: typhoon and COVID

    Best wishes to them both.
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    Re: Cool Stuff to Watch When not Playing

    The Aretha doc (likely one of many) "Amazing Grace" is a great piece of history.
    "Miles - Birth of the Cool" is really inspiring as well.
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    Re: Tonegard alternatives

    As they say, Isaac, "Your mileage may vary"! I've had a couple of rude surprises when ordering things from the US . I think it depends on who is on duty at the Aduana that day.
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    Re: Building an electric tenor...

    Hey EJ,
    I found a good "starter kit" in a 3/4 scale solidbody, with a 21.5 or 22"" scale and bolt-on neck. All the work was in reshaping the neck. It was a fast & cheap way to see if the sound had a...
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    I'll look forward to that, Don, it's a fun tune to play, with lots of room for improvising. You'll tear it up for sure. That shirt I'm wearing is a great inspiration to keeping your nose to the...
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    A less geriatric (but not even close to Norman-fast) version of Weave & Way. Backing track courtesy of iReal - pretty cool software!
  8. Re: I have read other threads and i am still confused- newbie man

    Hi Kate, welcome to the madness! :mandosmiley:

    I'd also point out that there's a great, active Newbies social group that can answer a bunch of your questions as well (go to Listen/Learn at the...
  9. Very inspiring read. So glad Andy is on the mend,...

    Very inspiring read. So glad Andy is on the mend, in such a positive way.

    Nate, i love your t-shirt! :mandosmiley:
  10. Re: My Levin Mandolin, Master Model 42 from 1955

    Really nice, Alvaro-the Levin, the Martin and your tremolo all sound great. I love the tune!

    Saludos desde la Costa Brava!! ;)
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Here's Weave and Way. Working on upping the tempo and fleshing it out.
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    Re: Hazelnut tree wood

    @Richard G, I'm far from an expert (in anything, really), but aren't you going to want to season that wood before using, either by kiln or air-drying?

    It's no doubt going to be an amazing looker!
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    Re: A couple more new ones

    I always look forward to these posts, Graham, your designs always work for me. Would also love to hear these - the deco-ish prototype sounds fab, BTW!!
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    Re: A new prototype mandolin

    Along with the previous comments (I also think a different tailpiece will suit it better), the color of the burst is just perfect for the aesthetic. Great to see designs stretching past the norm.
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    Re: Attention Silverangel owners

    That's super interesting. I've been chicken to try J75s, although I know they're built for them, and the exaggerated arching of the top & back should support the greater tension just fine.

    I will...
  16. What an inspiring start to the day. Many thanks,...

    What an inspiring start to the day. Many thanks, all who made this happen.
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    Re: Guitar Bodied Mandola

    +1 what @burt50 said. Sounds balanced across all the strings.

    Nice to see more mandola content lately!
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    Re: Burtenshaw Mandola #6

    Yea, that link works. That's a handsome, good-sounding mandola, @burt50! Glad to see more builders doing & featuring them.
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    Re: Burtenshaw Mandola #6

    @burt50, is that YouTube link correct? I'm dying to hear this mandola, but the link leads to Emory Lester playing a Northfield for me.
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    Re: Some Questions on New Purchase

    Yea, the answer is that either tuning will work, as long as you have the correct string gauges. Use a string calculator to figure out what you'll need for each tuning-I use Cafe member Graham...
  21. Thread: New tenor

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    Re: New tenor

    So does "spruce top" mean solid spruce top, or will it be a laminate?
  22. Thread: New tenor

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    Re: New tenor

    Note to self: Uh-oh.

    Has it been announced? I'm not seeing it on their site as yet. I'm sure that's coming shortly.
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    Re: Is this too junky (ebay find lol)

    Yea indeed, $120 is not going to get you very much. I vote for saving up a bit & getting something that you won't want to move on immediately.

    My first mandolin was a Hora. I'll be kind & say it...
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    Re: Is this too junky (ebay find lol)

    The OP is looking for a mandola/octave mandolin.
  25. Thread: Monel strings

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    Re: Monel strings

    I also prefer the Mangans over the Martins (which I didn't say in my original post) - great presence & life.
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