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  1. Re: Charlie Daniels, fiddle (and mandolin) player dead at 83.

    Odd little story, only tangentially involving Charlie Daniels: maybe 10-15 years ago, my partner Bonnie and I were booked to play at the Buckwheat Festival in Penn Yan NY (named because that's where...
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    Prayer for Dennis @ The Mandolin Store

    For those of you so inclined, I would ask that you keep Dennis Vance in your prayers. He is facing some medical issues that must be addressed in the near future. I do not wish to, nor do I intend to...
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    Re: Question for Experienced Players

    I agree with you about speed, and yes, bluegrass players who can show speed usually do. It is
    not limited to mandolin, banjo players are the worst (I am one of those too).

    The good thing about...
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    Wheel Hoss - Bill Monroe

    This is my favorite bluegrass tune to play. I like slowing it down a little to really make it groove.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELEfe-2e18o
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    Re: Gibson F-9 repair project

    Almost done with my F-9 project. I ended up resetting the neck twice. The first time, I didnít pay enough attention and did not have the neck aligned to the tailpiece. I steamed it out without much...
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    New Birdseye oval hole

    It has taken a while, but finally I have got around to posting these pictures. This is a recently completed one of my oval hole mandolins. Woods are Red Spruce top, Birdseye Maple back and sides,...
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    Cherokee Lady - Bobby Osborne

    Here's my stab at Cherokee Lady by the great Bobby Osborne. It's twice through - the melody, which has some variation, then a second pass, which seems worked out and is way fun to play. Pardon the...
  8. Appendectomy: Trust Your Gut (some mandolin content)

    Title says it. Went to the ER yesterday and had my appendix swiftly removed. Symptoms started Tuesday and never got that bad, to be honest. Iím glad I trusted my gut, despite my hesitation to visit a...
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    The Old Rugged Cross

    I hope everyone is having a great Easter. The link to my new vid is below.

    https://youtu.be/WiA-WM4PE74
  10. Re: Casey Campbell And Tyler Andal 2016 NAMM

    The second tune is Big Mon playing all 3 parts instead of the usual 2.
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    A friend of my wife shared this CS Lewis quote (Circa 1948) with her a little while ago and I think it applies well here:

    In one way we think a great deal too much of the atomic bomb. “How are we...
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    Shout out to Andrew Mowry who took out time from building and with his family has been sewing some masks.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I didn't think I would be able to still sing with a tracheostomy in my throat. With a Passy Muir Speaking Valve I am able to sing a bit. I did a cover of a folk gospel tune this morning with my...
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    Re: Hoffee vs new Calton vs Pegasus vs ?

    I really like my Hoffee. It seals like a submarine, is secure like a fortress and is really classy looking. I've not seen others mention that the Hoffee has tiny shiny sparkles deep in the clear...
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    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    It should be noted that since the Gibson F5 was introduced in 1922 it has always been a "custom" ordered model. A dealer would have to order one based on someone putting a deposit down at the...
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    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    Not all of us -- even long-time Cafe members who, as they say, have "many years of absence" from this forum -- are as au courant with the current mandolin market, and G's role in it, as those who go...
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    Re: Jam with Jake Workman- Cherokee Shuffle

    Thanks, Adam! I got my first mandolin in May 2016. So almost 4 years now :). I started taking lessons with Jake Workman May 2019.
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    Casey Campbell

    Man ... Daniel's interviews, Daniel's guests are so awesome, how can it just keep getting better? Listened to the Casey Campbell interview just Friday, and bought Casey's duets album. Just finished...
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    Re: On holidays. Forgot my pick!

    Every case of mine has a few picks, a Snark tuner and CR 2032 battery. Sometimes a pack of strings too.
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    Christmas Song Tabs

    I found these tonight...and quite a generous gift from Mando hangout...and just in time for the Christmas Holiday!!

    https://www.mandohangout.com/topic/50174
  21. Re: Amateurish string change execution - can I keep, or is it rui

    Does it hold pitch?
    If it does, don’t worry about it and do better next time, if it slips like deer guts on a door knob, make adjustments.
  22. Re: Just to put myself on notice for some accountability...

    Good for you. You haven't said what kind of music you want to play. But here's a couple ideas.
    Get your mandolin set up so it's easy on your left hand.
    Learn a pretty fiddle tune in D. Everything...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    Now that I think about it, I bet that the more natural talent one has, the more they want to practice. If I acquired a sudden burst of talent, I don’t think I could put my mandolin down. Even now, if...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    I was able to differentiate the difference between practice and natural talent when our youngest began to play. With very little time on the strings he could tune perfectly without a tuner, listen to...
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    Re: A request of builders

    My feeling is that if a builder charges $2000 + for a new instrument, it should not be shipped with a lousy fret job and a poor set-up. But I've seen both on instruments that cost a lot more, many...
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