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  1. Re: Position available in full-time touring bluegrass band.

    Not anymore - she met some banjo player and then died of boredom.
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    Re: Deck the Halls

    (laugh) My playing couldn't hijack a kindergarten recital . . . just thought I would join in on the community jam session.
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    Re: Mandolin Inspired Beer

    Ahhh, Ridgefield, CT; (used to live New Fairfield, work in Danbury). Some great music memories in that town. I met two of my biggest music idols there. I'm not a huge beer drinker, but I would buy...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day - Ellis

    Beautiful - enjoy!
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    Re: These are the tools of my trade today...

    It's great to have an arsenal of stuff to choose from when you go into the studio because you never know what is going to fit the song just right, and what is not. There have been LOTS of times when...
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    Re: Deck the Halls

    Here is a VERY short version:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqlI-PEhx48
  7. Thread: Blue Sky Boys

    by MikeZito
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    Re: Blue Sky Boys

    Bill Bolick was a friend of mine during the last 9 years of his life.

    According to Bill; during their early days in radio, both he and Earl played guitar and sang. When Bill eventually worked...
  8. Re: Wrote me a new song... so I added some mando!

    Nicely done - keep up the good work!
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    I think you are missing something VERY special about the 1898/1920's Gibson . . . it's a one-of-a-kind MADOLIN, not a mandolin - made in their super-secret Nashport, Ohio custom shop - most likely...
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    Re: The cafe....made my day!

    I too initially won one of the hats - but then somebody on the Cafe' staff heard my mandolin playing and quickly decided to rescind my winnings . . . .

    Easy come, easy go.

    Congrats Scott!
  11. Thread: UPS rant

    by MikeZito
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    Re: UPS rant

    As someone who has done shipping/receiving work for most of his life, I can relate personal experience that USPS is my most trusted source for safe, fast and affordable delivery. (Keeping in mind...
  12. Re: Sunday picking sessions at my house are keeping me alive...

    Not to sound like a pity-party in any way . . . but those of you who have folks to regularly play/jam with should consider yourself very blessed - it is one of the greatest tools for learning and...
  13. Re: Just to put myself on notice for some accountability...

    Go for it Alan! You have made the perfect first step . . . just remember to let us know when you do your first gig!

    Listen, learn, play and enjoy!
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    Re: The Ol Pals Footprints in the Snow

    Two thumbs up.

    My old radio boss (who had a country/bluegrass show for nearly 60 years) would have called that 'REAL old-timey country music' . . . his highest phrase of praise.

    Keep up the...
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    Re: Like this site but for guitar....

    I have never found a 'general' guitar forum that I was wild about - so I used to simply visit sites that were specific to certain guitars that I was learning about; (Gibson, Fender, Rickenbacker, Les...
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    Re: New Mandolin Player

    I started with simple well-known melodies, and then slowly worked on embellishing them in my own particular 'style'.

    Very short video examples can be found on my YouTube channel . . . link is...
  17. Re: Micing mandolins for recording purposes...

    My mic of preference for just about every instrument is a Sure 58 Beta . . . never a complaint.
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    Re: Old Mandolin Restorer's Dilemma

    My only thought is; 'I hope it doesn't sound and play as good as it looks '
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    Re: My pinky won't go where I tell it!

    I hope that I can describe this properly - it's an exercise that some magicians use to have quick, nimble and independent finger use . . . and the best part is that you can easily and safely do it...
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    Re: Picked up a fiddle recently..

    I can completely identify with my fellow citizen of Connecticut. About 15 years ago I bought an inexpensive violin and thought to myself; 'How hard can this be, the fingering is exactly the same as...
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    Re: Hello, new member here.

    (sigh) A 'newbie' who has joined the Sydney Mandolin Orchestra . . . and I thought I was doing okay because after 20 years I came up my own arrangement of 'Jingle Bells'.

    Starting this...
  22. Re: This just showed up on Reddit ... one of us, do you think?

    Looks like a Kentucky KM-272 . . . that gets two thumbs-up from me!
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    Re: Why do I want this?

    Although it would need a vibrato arm . . . .
  24. Re: Where do all the Mandolin Cafe decals end up?

    No room for one on my case . . . .

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=165089&d=1518911339
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    I was wondering who gave that video a 'like' rating . . . .
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