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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    Block,

    Who doesn’t love great ”conspiracy theories”? I was one of the original investors in the “Turbo Encabulator” and I’ve never looked back. I’m hoping the dingle arm located as a byproduct...
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    Re: Ken Cartwright loses home in Oregon fires

    “Is there a way for people who aren't on facebook to help?”

    I’m not on Face(less)book either but I hear there is a “go fund” me page that may be set up for Ken and his wife. If it comes to...
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    Re: Douglas fir

    I think OSU is a wonderful school, James, and its forestry program is highly regarded in the timber industry.

    I made my living in the 90’s in the forests of the Sierra Mountains in the northern...
  4. Re: Phil Crump & Paddy Burgin OM's - your experience

    I think Phil's shop got pretty wiped out earlier this year by a terrible wind storm but rumor has it he is rebuilding. Also, I think he builds a shorter scale OM. Seems like a very genuine fellow...
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    Re: How Do I Maximize An Octave Mandolin?

    A course on the octave by Mr. Natural:

    https://www.mandolinshealtheworld.com/categories/20200601
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    Re: Sierra Hull plays a Duff octave mandolin

    Wow, thanks for the transcription, Spencer. That'll keep me busy for a while. I love this tune and call it frequently and first started playing it at Winfield Kite Kamp about eight years ago.
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    I crossed paths with Matt, too, this past weekend in Tygh Valley, Oregon. Not sure what number the A5 I played was but it was a dandy. Super nice guy and a great builder, too. Got to pick a few...
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    My favorite headstock inlay:

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    Re: Father's Hall

    So far, I am playing the tune at about half the speed of Norman and Tony:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U3OpBZ3DAnM#fauxfullscreen
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    Re: Father's Hall

    Just learning this gem of a tune. It’s on the “Norman Blake & Tony Rice 2” CD with Doc Watson and Nancy Blake joining in on the musical mirth & merriment. Another great mandolin tune on this CD is...
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    Re: The Slocan Ramblers

    These guys are fantastic, creative musicians. Look forward to seeing them again at Cowichan Valley Festival on Vancouver Island this summer.
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    Re: Double Stop Fiddle Shop Lost to Fire

    Here’s a link to the newscast:

    http://www.news9.com/story/40014748/2-businesses-lost-in-downtown-guthrie-fire
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    Andrew Mowry article

    We are really fortunate here on the high desert of central Oregon to have a very vibrant acoustic music scene as well as some truly gifted instrument builders. Among the best of the builders is...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    I played a brand spankin' new and truly lovely Heiden A5 and...oh my. So lively and a cannon with sooo much balanced sustain. The "pop" was off the charts and, as stated, it's brand new. Englemann...
  15. Re: Northwest Camping/Festivals for an Overworked Guy

    July 12-14 in Merrill, Oregon so maybe this one will work for you...

    https://www.lostriverfestival.com/
  16. Re: Northwest Camping/Festivals for an Overworked Guy

    This one http://cowichanbluegrass.com/ on Vancouver Island, BC Canada should be a lot of fun this summer. Great lineup and setting. This used to be the Sooke Bluegrass Festival I think...
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    Re: Merry Christmas, Deadheads

    What a long, strange trip it was for Jerry...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

    🎶 🎶
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    Re: Red Diamond Serial Numbers

    Yep, Fretboard Journal sure did publish an article on Don. Not sure how recent, though. He's one of the most sincere and nicest guys you'll ever cross paths with. I own (and not releasing) RD 259...
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Nice pickin' Don!
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    Re: Kelley #058

    They are really cool tailpieces...unless you live in the Pacific Northwest and wear wool three seasons a year. The tailpiece snags the long sleeve on the right arm assuming you are not a lefty. I...
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    Re: Reischman, Nygard & Gilchrist

    The mids on just about any mandolin John Reischman plays are "just about the best"!!!!! He is a tone master.

    Thanks for sharing the video, Don.
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    Re: Counterfeit D'Addario Strings from Amazon

    Yeah, but Just Strings is a sponsor of this wonderful website...I purchase my strings from them and also thank them for supporting the Cafe when I order.
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    Re: Just ordered a new mandolin.

    This weekend will be hopping in our fine state of Oregon with the Portland Old Time Music Gathering. It's a multi-day event filled with music, dancing, stellar beers, mirth and merriment!!!
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    John Reischman with his Heiden F5

    Here's a link to John playing and giving a description of his wonderful Heiden F5.
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