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    Re: side bending - cracking

    Sunburst -- I've tried both with and without a bending strap. Cracked both ways. Benny -- I think it's a perspective oddity, I've measured thickness at 075 with a digital dial indicator. I managed...
  2. Our version of David Grisman's 'Ricochet' / quarantine video

    Just wanted to share this project I was fortunate to be a part of. My best buddy, Brian 'Willie' Williams figured the three mandolin parts to Ricochet, one of the tunes I've dreamed of playing since...
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    Eric,
    I was a bit surprised by your comment. I have found this to be one of the most civil message boards that I use. It most cases the few personal attacks or political posts that pop up are...
  4. Quarantine Collaboration - (and appreciation)

    hello mandolin lovers....

    so here is a fun tale of 2 mandolins, a happy coincidence and a new pal.

    Most of the regulars here will know of Don Grieser, his frequent supportive comments on the...
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    Re: any A5 conversion pics?

    I believe so because of this:
    187592187593

    The thinnest part is marked on the underside with a lightly penciled X and the surface looks like it is from the factory. I suspect it was getting too...
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    Re: Memory of learned songs

    I've recently been obsessed with the work of the San Andreu Jazz Band, and one of their major precepts is transcribing solos by first learning to sing them. In the linked video, 12 year old Alba...
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    Criss-Cross/Thelonious Monk

    This tune really sits well on the mandolin...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LvGuyC3BZI
  8. Mike Marshall's Virtual Mandolin Orchestra

    Mike organized this with his ArtistWorks students. He wrote out parts and recorded guide tracks for us and then we all recorded our parts. Another student put the video all together. It was a fun...
  9. Re: that spiral mando posted here within the last year

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYYZaYI2v1g

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf1S6fG2PXE

    Experimental mandola with internal horn and neutral-tension bridge - Mandolin Cafe
  10. Tiny Moore Living Room Concert and Interview

    This showed up on Ed Elliot's Facebook page. If you're not familiar with Ed's work check him out on Facebook.
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    Little Rock Getaway - Dave Peters

    Melody and solo from his album Art in America.



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    Re: binding channel cutting options

    I also used the StewMac Dremel guide once and vowed never to do it again. It does live on as the bearing guide in my current setup, though. This is based on the same idea as Lynn's wooden guide, but...
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    Mandolin Setup Walkthrough Videos

    Hi everyone, here are a couple of mandolin setup walkthrough videos. Long, but hopefully engaging. Not saying this is the right way, or the only way, to do things. But it's the way I do it. Today, at...
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    sweetheart you done me wrong

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhdSpfLJDOc

    :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Today the Music Died

    Except I do remember and spent a few minutes trying to figure out if you knew something I didn't. I won't tell anyone.
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    Live with Anna Tanvir on Harp and Voice

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUSnRXz3rwo
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    Re: old mandolin

    So I snapped a pic of my mandolin and then a couple pages from the assembly instructions. I was 15 when I put it together. Made a brass truss rod cover and the strap was from an old purse of my...
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    Re: Louie bluie

    That link is dead. Here is "Louie Bluie" now.
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    dinner table jam

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apimV_-Jo7Q

    :mandosmiley:
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    Re: How hard is it to do setup?

    I started to read this, but I couldn't tough it out with no paragraphs.
    More than 4 lines without a break have become difficult for me to read, even if it might be interesting.
    Hope I didn't...
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    Re: Shellac flakes, which alcohol?

    Ethanol aka ethyl alcohol aka grain alcohol has to be one of the most misunderstood common chemicals on the planet?

    Ethanol is completely miscible with water -- that is a forms a homogeneous...
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    Paul Hostetter Obituary

    Very nice and thorough obituary for luthier, musician, and all-around virtuoso human being Paul Hostetter in today's San Francisco Chronicle:
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    Re: First Build questions

    One thing I think is very important about building an oval-hole mandolin is the graduation pattern. I've posted this a bunch of times, sorry if you're tired of seeing it.

    Most mandolins have...
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    Re: Tap tuning

    There is a lot of educated guessing and trial and error involved in music instrument building. Some people call the educated guessing intuition. It is empirical in that you don't need to understand...
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    Not a mandolin, butI built a cello!

    Not a mandolin I realize, butI built a cello:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8OUY4UxMzg&feature=youtu.be
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