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    Re: China mandolin supply

    There have been mandolins stuck in my closet for a lot longer than a few weeks. I hope those mandolins floating out there in shipping containers all find a loving home once they come ashore.
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    Re: mandolin worth?

    Or better yet please post a photo of the mandolin from the side so as to show the strings above the fret board. A close up will be very helpful.
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    Re: China mandolin supply

    Almost everything that's imported is likely to see a slowdown in availability and the good news is that includes banjos.
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    Re: mandolin worth?

    A close up inspection of your mandolin reveals the finish is worn off the back of the neck and also a wear spot on the back of the body where it rubs while being held, suggesting it was played quite...
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    Re: mandolin worth?

    The next time I post a photo of one of my mandolins I will be very careful to not show the contents of my house.
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    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    There is in fact an acronym for clown barf. According to those in the plastics industry it is referred to as: "Unused Particulate Celluloid Heated Utilizing Convection Kettle". Makes sense now.
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    Re: Tuner Recommendations

    Received my Stroboclip two days ago and I really am impressed with it and the sweeteners that it offers. This tuner is much more precise than what I have been using. Watching the strobe move makes...
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    Re: Punch brothers

    Something missing for me, Lacks that raw street musician grit and angst of the earlier versions by Blake and then Rice. Chris doesn't have the voice for this one. In the first two verses it was...
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    Re: Tuner Recommendations

    A tuner that tells witch octave the note is in? From low to high, through all the octaves? Probably not available for a clip on tuner. But Charlie on post No. 2 has found some great tuners for...
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    Re: Greetings, new mando player

    Yeah, it's OK. You can accompany yourself or others singing with the strum technique you use. Just enjoy and all sorts of progress will happen as you go along.
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    Re: mildew in case

    I have rescued two cases, both with plush lining and it can be done, mold in one and cat pee in the other. My method is first a good vacuum followed by a saturating spray of Lysol, let sit for about...
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    Re: Hello, I am new here

    The blue mandolin with the fancy pearl is the cool to look at. I would like to know where you bought it, I want one.
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    Re: "Wild is the Wind" mandolin

    The power of the "sound of mandolins" regarding romance is not universal but it seems to work for Venetian gondola musicians and has found its place in many literary references. Actually having...
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    Re: Hamlett Pick-Off!

    No. 1 is the Blue Chip. No. 2 is the Golden Gate. Overall not much tonal difference between the lot but that may be due somewhat to the picking and strumming selection you offered.
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    Re: Goodbye Sugar Hello Fiber

    They not only make soft drinks. My Les Paul was made in one of their factories, and my Rolex watch as well.
  16. Re: Octave mandolin advantages for an established guitar player?

    Well for me playing octave mandolin with a guitar or two always means getting lost in the mix. The most fun I have with the OM is solo playing or accompanying a mandolin or some combination of...
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    You're go to go for another seven years, or maybe longer.
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    Re: Strings for Octave Mandolin

    One option available is to buy single strings for acoustic guitar. These can be found in phosphor bronze and in almost every gauge you could want. I buy single strings when I need to replace just...
  19. Re: New John Reischman Album - New Time & Old Acoustic

    Nice tone from John playing that Gibson, a sound I love.
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    Exactly and right on. Made me laugh, yea some people do think similar thoughts. I have attempted to make a video of myself changing mandolin strings in under eight minutes using a battery powered...
  21. Thread: O Sole Mio

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    Re: O Sole Mio

    Holy Moly, I just noticed my last post was number 666 so another post is needed to move things along. While I'm at it I must observe that the Frank Sinatra version of O Sole Mio (post #13) is...
  22. Thread: O Sole Mio

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    Re: O Sole Mio

    While I was listening to the Dean Martin version my wife asked me if I'd like to dance so thanks for that Blackrock. Old Dino was smooth. I can definitely hear mandolins in the band so it's all...
  23. Thread: O Sole Mio

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    Re: O Sole Mio

    Just wondering, did Frank Sinatra ever cover O Sole Mio or maybe Dean Martin?
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    Re: O Sole Mio

    The Packard version has passion, excitement and pizzazz and some really virtuoso singing. The Journeybear version, while it does feature mandolins, is boring, dry, stiff, subtly inventive and...
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    Re: Help me find a video

    I wonder if all the instruments are by the same builder? They all seem to share a certain design look. Wonderful music and thanks for finding it for us Mandrian.
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