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    Re: Best Beginner Mandolin on a Budget?

    Another vote for used Eastman 305. Hard to beat!
  2. Andy Statman and Jake Eddy in State College, PA

    Hi Everyone,

    Just thrilled this is happening:
    https://pinegrovehall.com/event/4720509/603463222/andy-statman-and-jake-eddy-with-special-guest-carter-eddy

    I’m going to get to interview Andy and...
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    Re: Billy Strings on Mando

    Love this! Billy has an ability to cut right to the core of the music and then branch out in flourishes before coming back to the center. Just awesome, and Del of course.
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    Re: Hamlett Two-Point Review

    https://www.facebook.com/susan.desantis.7/videos/775557623467022/?d=nThanks so much!

    Here’s a 4th of July video showcasing just how far the tone has evolved at the one year point. Granted, I’m...
  5. Whiskey Before Breakfast at Black Moshannon

    The Hamlett sure is ringin' true out in Black Moshannon State Park in central Pennsylvania. Good times!


    https://youtu.be/FwDnvLF-vXU
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    Dixie Hoedown on a Mountain

    The Hamlett sure held up well on top of Tussey Mountain in central Pennsylvaniaís Rothrock State Forest! Dixie Hoedown seemed like the right tune. Got a big bite on my foot towards the endÖ.
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    Re: Sitka vs. Red Spruce in mandolins

    I'm in agreement with what's been posted so far, in that the type of spruce wouldn't matter to me at all.

    Admittedly, I've been a sucker for red spruce lore and marketing. Both of my mandolins...
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    D'Addario Shout Out

    Hi Everyone,

    Just a quick shout out to D'Addario. It seems like a big company and I tend to overlook it for that reason, but it has recently shown me great customer service.

    In my string...
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    Re: Steve Earle Interview

    Here it is, folks!

    https://fb.watch/dJUNDDVfeu/
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    Re: Steve Earle Interview

    Man... divorce. It can be such a tough process.

    I'm waiting to hear if Steve's management is okay with me posting a clip here. In the meantime, here's a transcription of the segment during which...
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    Re: Steve Earle Interview

    Some of it will be released in the new day or two. I’m hesitant to share it publicly because he didn’t agree to that.
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    Steve Earle Interview

    Hey Everyone…

    I got to interview Steve Earle today as part of a promo for a show he is playing Sunday at The State Theatre in State College, PA. What a fun fellow and super interviewee!

    The pic...
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    Re: Gibson and Hamlett Harmony!

    Thanks Everyone!

    John sent the two-point with J74s on it if Iím not mistaken. Iíve played J75s over the years so was going for that feel and started using them. I then experimented with monels...
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    Elmore James via Mandolin

    Hi EveryoneÖ

    Surprise capture of porch jamming at a gathering last weekend. Thatís my pal Jeremy and I (The Mystery Mochine) playing Elmore Jamesís ďDone Somebody WrongĒ for a small porch crowd....
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    Re: Gibson and Hamlett Harmony!

    Thanks so much!

    Update… the Gibson has Monels that are a tad higher in gauge than I mentioned.

    ‘Twas a fun time!
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    Re: Gibson and Hamlett Harmony!

    Ahh… I failed to mention….

    The Gibson custom has 10-40 monels (if I’m not mistaken), and the Hamlett has 11.5-41 Nickel Bronze with 17 gauge A strings. Furthermore, Aly is playing with a Bluechip...
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    Re: Sellerís Remorse - 2008 custom Weber Fern

    Hey Everyone….

    Appreciate all of the tips and suggestions. It’s been very helpful an I’m happily a bit reeked in from my intercontinental journey. Plus, I haven’t heard back from him since all of...
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    Gibson and Hamlett Harmony!

    HeyyyyyÖ

    What a day! Check out this Gibson F5 custom from The Mandolin Store and Hamlett two-point fiesta!

    https://youtu.be/AkVkYIhfW4c

    Big shout out to Aly and Matt Maris. Aly is rockiní...
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    Strings - Ball end to Loop End

    Hey thereÖ,

    Any easy tips on how to make a stringís ball end into a loop end?
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    Re: Sellerís Remorse - 2008 custom Weber Fern

    No worries whatsoever. I appreciate you indulging our shared mando-obsession(s).

    I'm not sure what the Cafe ethics are on this kind of thing, but I posted this earlier and it serves as the...
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    Re: Hamlett Two-Point Review

    Hey Everyone....

    Although I am planning on making a short video featuring the Hamlett and my friend Ali's very nice Gibson tomorrow, here's a quickie involving two week old D'Addario Nickel Bronze...
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    Re: Sellerís Remorse - 2008 custom Weber Fern

    Hi Everyone,

    Thanks so much for all of this. There is some very good wisdom in your replies, and it is helping me remain grounded. As of now, I'm going to see about the next time he's in the...
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    Re: Sellerís Remorse - 2008 custom Weber Fern

    Point well taken, Jeff. I do think he makes trips to the states and itís within quite a bit of reason to plan around that fact.

    DanÖ. Oh, the Hamlett is mighty, mighty fine indeed! Thereís not a...
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    Re: Sellerís Remorse - 2008 custom Weber Fern

    Total Disney potential, at least in the pastoral and Disney-branded sense, lol.

    He is particularly interested in Northfields and would like to do a straight up trade for a used one. So, it may be...
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    Re: Sellerís Remorse - 2008 custom Weber Fern

    Updates for ya'....

    I am in direct contact the buyer who, despite having what sounds like a few life-ridden years (join the club), is in good spirits and health. This is an amazing development...
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